I asked several classmates what the topic of my next blog post should be and there was no real consensus. Actually several of them said I should write about the 2nd years leaving and how much we will all miss them. I decided that topic was too sad so instead picked to write about some random events from the past few weeks.
I missed Preview Weekend (open house for admitted students) last year and really regretted it as my classmates raved about it all year. And now I see why. Preview was so much fun even as a current student. I was able to connect with many admits and am really excited that several of them are coming to McCombs next year! It was also really cool to show off Austin for the weekend. From Rainey Street to local eateries – it was fun to see people’s reactions to Austin.
The past few weekends I had friends in town. I love having visitors because it makes me venture out and do things in Austin that I would otherwise claim to not have the time to do. I run around and ride the bus past the Texas State Capitol all the time but visitors gave me the excuse to go inside and check it out. The Texas State Capitol is the biggest state capitol and is also larger than the US Capitol. Another stop on my tour is Whole Foods. You may be saying to yourself “That’s not an attraction, I’ve been to a Whole Foods.” The flagship Austin store is an attraction. There is a bar and several cafes inside the store and during the winter there is an ice skating rink on the roof. Everyone I’ve taken there has been impressed. These are just a few of the many things to check out here in Austin.
More Food Events
The Epicurean Club took advantage of Restaurant Week in Austin and arranged for a special meal at Uchiko - one of Austin’s most famous restaurants. 30 of us dined in the private room and feasted on a 7 course tasting menu.
The highlights for me were the yellowtail and multi-use corn dessert. I’m also looking forward to another culinary tour this weekend. Austin Eats does food tours in the Downtown and South Congress Area. My college roommate (who coincidently now lives in Austin!) and I snagged a deal on Groupon and are looking forward to sampling our way through Downtown!