Despite a rather tragic ending to the weekend (aka: torrential downpour leading to the flooding of Zilker Park and cancellation of Sunday’s festivities), my weekend in Austin, TX for Austin City Limits was a success. After an almost year-long absence from the town I lived and loved in for 8 years, it was great to be home. I was surrounded by family and friends, got my taco fix, saw some music, did some brunching, and even had time to get good and sweaty at Corepower Yoga Monarch.
Highlights from the festival include: Queens of the Stoned Age, The Cure (Phoenix, The National, and Typhoon got rained out on Sunday. I’m still crying on the inside about this.), and black truffle pomme frites from Second Bar + Kitchen. While Austin is constantly growing with new restaurants, bars, and yoga studios popping up overnight (Downtown now closely resembles my neighborhood in Dallas – turns out they were both developed by Urban Partners), the people and the general vibe of the city are the same – GOOD. Maybe great in some instances. Austin, TX will always have a very special place in my heart.