Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Stubb's BBQ is First Stop on Austin 3-Day Work Trip

I finally landed in Austin, Texas today after significant weather delays on American Airlines. But the weather is beautiful here and there was just enough time to stroll around town before the NCAA championship game between UConn and Butler started.

My destination: the legendary music club/meat joint known as Stubb's BBQ. I saddled up to the bar and got one of the best beef briskets ever, along with mashed sweet potatoes and walnuts, a side salad, and a couple of Real Ales from Texas Hill Country.

Stubb's is a rustic, roadhouse-like place with two levels. There is a stage inside but there is also a huge backyard that stretches out and allows some of the biggest names in music to perform. It would be a fun place to see a show, espially if I ever make it back here for the SXSW festival.

It's good to be here and I'm looking forward to leading a messaging workshop for The Nature Conservancy's "climate adaptation team" and attending a conference on "freshwater" as well.