South Austin is known as a crossroads for rednecks and hippies. While you’ll find your share of honky tonks and old Austin hangouts, the south side has much more than stereotypes to offer. South Congress and South First in particular are quintessential Austin locales, and their mishmash of food trucks, boutiques, and restaurants make them perfect for the Austin dating scene. And of course there’s the little communities easily accessible from south Austin, and all of them are jam-packed with amazing spots to discover, too.

There’s just so much to explore it’s impossible to say where anyone should begin. After all, everyone’s different! But, if you pick any spot on this list, you’re guaranteed to have a good time.

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10. Indulge your inner foodie

Photo: Flickr user m anima, creative commons licensed.

Photo: Flickr user m anima, creative commons licensed.

Much to Texans’ chagrin, the modern food truck craze started in California — Los Angeles to be specific. But that doesn’t mean Texas, specifically Austin, can’t do it better. The south side is densely packed with stand-alone food trucks and trailer parks serving up some amazing eats. If you want to offer your date a lot of variety, try the South Austin Trailer Park & Eatery, which is anchored by Torchy’s Tacos and surrounded by other eateries. (There’s even ANOTHER trailer park right next door.) Or, if you’re the type who likes to walk after a meal, Ms P’s Electric Cock is amazing and also on South Congress. Hey Cupcake! just happens to be a few blocks away, and what better way to end a date than snacking on an adorable tiny cake?



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