Top 20 Food Experiences in Austin with 1 Local Restaurant plus Dessert, Drinks, Live Music or Activity within Walking Distance!




Vespaio, a restaurant in the heart of South Congress, brings diners a menu inspired by local ingredients.  It has been a favorite for many Austinites for more than 15 years, and continues strong today. Order the Pappardelle Con Ragu Di Agnello with handmade pasta and Texas lamb, English peas and minted ricotta cheese, and you will quickly find out why.  Along with their favorite staples, they have daily specials which will win your heart.

TIP: Reservations available for first seating from 5:30-6:30PM on Sunday through Thursday. Private Dining Room available for larger parties.



South Congress Avenue is one of the funnest places to shop in Austin with high end jewelry to handmade clothing.  A few steps away from Vespaio, sits Allens Boots, one of the most popular stops for visitors and locals.  Consider making a custom pair of Lucchese Boots for you or your loved one for the perfect Holiday gift.

TIP: Online shopping also available on the link above.



For those who like to support local endeavors, especially during the holidays, Parts+Labour is a great place to find a gift for anyone on your shopping list.  Everything in the store is an item handmade and crafted by local artists, ranging from men’s tshirts, kid’s bibs to women’s jewelry.  Gift wrapping is available with a $1 donation which goes to Austin Pets Alive!.

TIP:  Online shopping also available on the link above.


All 3 venues within 1500 feet of 1522 South Congress Avenue.

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