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13 Hours in Austin: What to Do in the Weird Capitol of SXSW

13 Hours in Austin: What to Do in the Weird Capitol of SXSW

Austin feels like a circus. Many of the city’s best restaurants and Airbnb rentals are on wheels, meaning the entire place is one heartbreak and a trailer hitch away from hitting the road. But Austin holds it together with a very cool head, surviving the swarm of pop culture groupies who invade the city during South by Southwest, the entire legislative body of Texas, and even the 50,000 college students who call the University of Texas at Austin home. Here’s how to spend one amazing night in the Austin Big Top, no matter when you mosey into town. 1 P.M. Cement a good base for the rest of your night at Odd Duck, the brick-and-mortar version of the Odd Duck food trailer that used to be parked in its spot. Here, the team behind Southern food rock star Barley Swine is using local ingredients to reinvent what bar food can be. The casual, country-chic eatery serves unbelievable sandwiches such as a pig-face Cuban (smoked ham, Swiss, chile mustard and pickles) and a beef-tongue…

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