Recognize this place?

Today’s NYT devotes a full page in the travel section to a feature called Going to Austin (byline Seth Sherwood). We learn that, until recently, the four food groups here were “basically chicken-fried steak, barbecued beef, pulled pork and breakfast tacos.” Pulled pork? And what are they now? It’s possible to learn much else, including that “South Congress Street” is one of the “key visitor neighborhoods,” along with the Arboretum. If this is on line, it’s not easy to find, but it does have entertainment value for those curious about what the outside world is being told to expect from “the Southwest’s hippest metropolis,” home sweet home. The illustration, by Andy Rash, is a quite charming hand-drawn map from a bat’s-eye view, including bats fluttering around the compass rose.

4 Comments so far

  1. Lauren (unregistered) on September 18th, 2006 @ 4:11 pm

    Do you have a link? A friend told me about it also and I couldn’t find it…

  2. Rantor (unregistered) on September 18th, 2006 @ 4:27 pm

    Nope; I’m still not successful in locating a link to it. It was an odd time for that feature to appear (yesterday, rather than a week ahead of ACL). Maybe in a few days it’ll go up. Check it out at a library in the meantime, and I’ll keep watching for a link. Ah! . . . those bottle-neck clams.

  3. ttrentham (unregistered) on September 18th, 2006 @ 4:59 pm

    Yep, no sign of it. Odd. Do you remember which page it was on?

  4. Rantor (unregistered) on September 18th, 2006 @ 5:23 pm

    I just retrieved the physical copy from a neighbor. The feature is on lucky page 13 of yesterday’s travel section 5. It takes up the entire news-hole of the page, which, after the two ads running across the bottom are taken into account, amounts to 75%.

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