Austin’s SoCo staples

Some of my favorites haunts in Austin are on South Congress. If you are at SXSW, just walk across the bridge …

Yard Dog Gallery

1510 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX
512-912-1613
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Outsider art gallery

Yard Dog Gallery opened in 1995, with its roots steeped in folk and outsider art from North America, especially the Deep South. They also show art by many contemporary artists who work in a folky, funky vernacular.

Yard Dog Gallery

 

Uncommon Objects

1512 S. Congress Ave
Austin, TX
512-442-4000
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Cool store, Antiques, Oddities

Described as “your eccentric uncle’s attic on steroids.” It began 1991 as a small antique collective, now has twenty antique sellers assembled under one roof to bring a very genuine and sometimes quirky slice of American culture and history. And remember, this is no museum. This stuff is for sale.

Uncommon Objects

Allen’s Boots

1522 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX
(512) 447-1413

So many boots, such little time.

Allen's Boots

The Mighty Cone

1600 S. Congress Ave
Austin, TX
512-383-9609
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Food truck

Sitting on the corner of a food truck mecca on South Congress, The Mighty Cone is hopping. Nope, it’s not ice cream. It’s sesame seed, arbol chili fakes, sea salt, sugar and cornflakes encrusted on chicken, avocado or shrimp, wrapped in a tortilla and served up in a paper cone.

Home Slice

1415 S. Congress
Austin, TX
(512) 444-7437
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Home Slice Pizza is an independent neighborhood pizza joint serving authentic NY-style pizza – by the pie or by the slice. They offer our homemade, hand tossed, bona fide pies for either dine in or carry out.