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Austin, Texas: South 1st Street

Dan

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From http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Culture-Of-South-1st-Street-In-Austin&id=1098085

Some streets lead to wherever it is you want to go. Some lead to surprises both bad and good. Some streets are destinations in themselves, stretches of thoroughfare where the journey itself is all that matters.

South First Street between Riverside and St. Elmo's is one of those streets, one of the last in Austin where , block after block, the old magic of the city that once attracted musicians, artists and other creative minds to move and settle down here, is still palpable, still crackling in the air.

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DetroitPlanner

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Interesting photos. I dunno if there is a theme, but it seems like the ghetto was invaded by yuppies who like to eat stuff out of trailers. 8-!
 

jmello

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Much of this (except the trailers) reminds me of Durham and Charlotte, NC.
 

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The trailer park of restaurants concept seems to be something that is uniquely Austin--there's a group of them on S. Congress as well over near Electric Ladyland. I have yet to encounter anything else quite like it in my travels, other than the mobile "roach coaches" you see periodically.
 

DetroitPlanner

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The only place I've ever seen a trailer used for the retailing of prepared food has been at Zingerman's Roadhouse in Ann Arbor, MI and at carnivals. They use it as their drive-thru!

More common are 'Ice Cream Truck" sort of things selling Pizza, Tacos, Gyros... Some of them even sell ice cream, but that seems to be being taken over by guys who sell ice cream using old vans with the side doors wide open!
 
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