Austin, Hotel San Jose, Jo’s Coffee, Home Slice, Woodland, South Congress
Earlier this month, my husband Michael and I spent the weekend in Austin with three other couples, celebrating his sister Vicki's birthday. It was the first time I'd been to Austin and I liked it a lot. Because we didn't have a car, we weren't the masters of our own destiny, so there were some things we might have done otherwise that we didn't – visit our friend Marcia, or go hear some live music, for example. Still, it's a cool city with lots to see, do and eat. We stayed at the San Jose, a fabulous boutique hotel on South Congress, smack dab in the middle of all the action:
The rooms were super-cool and funky -- modern and retro at the same time. Rock posters served as the artwork throughout the hotel.
The patio was filled every night with people drinking and socializing.
The outdoor spaces were beautiful too:
Jo’s Coffee is right next door to the hotel:
While we were there, we had some tasty pizza at Home Slice, awesome shrimp & grits at The Snack Bar and a transcendent chocolate bread pudding at Woodland.