LSU Texas. It might be one of the biggest college football games in the early season. The LSU Tigers head to Austin to face Texas on Saturday for a 6:30 pm game. Some of you might hop in the car or RV and travel over to the state capital of Texas to cheer for the purple and gold. Several KSLA News 12 employees offered these suggestions for Texas adventures for LSU fans.
Driving over ahead of time?
Evening anchor Doug Warner recommends exploring some of the wineries. The Austin/Hill Country area boasts more than 50 places growing wines. If you’re not up for a lot of driving, sit down at one of many wine tasting rooms in Austin. He also suggests riding the rivers. Floating down the nearby Guadalupe River is a favorite pastime for locals and visitors. There are a number of outfitters that can get you ready for a good, relaxing float. If you don’t have a lot of time to play, a quick stop and free tour at the Texas Capitol will prove most enlightening.
While you’re visiting the school.
The University of Texas offers a Landmarks website that uses an interactive map to point you in the right directions to see the artistic sights of the campus. Presidential history buffs will have to visit the LBJ Presidential Library. Other museums on campus include the Harry Ransom Center, The Briscoe Center for American History, Blanton Museum of Art and the fossils at the Texas Memorial Museum.
Where to get tasty cow (or good food in general).
Austin has become a foodie’s paradise and perfect those for those seeking culinary Texas adventures for LSU fans. KSLA News 12 senior photographer Bubba Kniepp says that Terry Black’s BBQ is a popular joint with their sandwiches. Another place for good barbecue is Lambert’s BBQ in downtown. Lambert’s menu includes modern Texas cooking. The upstairs bar and lounge features live music every night. KSLA Creative Director Jeffrey Goodwin graduated from UT and lived there for five years. His recommendations include the Bananas Foster Beignets with Nutmeg Ice cream at Salty Sow and the “Kum-bak” burgers at the nearly century old Dirty Martins by the UT campus. He also suggest a few all-night diners like Magnolia Café and Kerby Lane Café (featuring vegan and gluten free).
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