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GETTING THERE

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Southwest Airlines offers nonstop flights from Reagan National to Austin; United offers nonstop flights from Washington Dulles.

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel San Jose

1316 S. Congress Ave., Austin

512-444-7322

www.sanjosehotel.com

Guests can check out a manual Remington typewriter or a Polaroid camera. Weekday rates start at $100 for shared bath or $195 for standard queen.

Full Moon Inn Bed & Breakfast

3234 Luckenbach Rd., Fredericksburg

800-997-1124

fullmooninn.com

Just around the bend from Luckenbach. Full country breakfast included. Rooms and suites from $150.

WHERE TO EAT

Torchy’s Tacos

3005 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin

512-614-1832

www.torchystacos.com

Next to the Broken Spoke. On the taco menu: The Democrat/shredded beef $4; the Republican/grilled jalapeno sausage $3.25; the Independent/fried portobello strips $3.50.

Huisache Grill

303 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels

830-620-9001

www.huisache.com

Three and a half miles from Gruene Hall. Grilled salmon burger $9.95, blackened farm-raised catfish $13.95, fried oysters $9.50.

Twisted Root Burger Co.

2615 Commerce St., Dallas

214-741-7668

www.twistedrootburgerco.com

In the Deep Ellum neighborhood, near Sons of Hermann Hall. Burgers made from beef, buffalo, turkey, elk, emu, boar, alligator and black bean start at $5.99.

WHERE TO DANCE

The Broken Spoke

3201 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin

512-442-6189

www.brokenspokeaustintx.com

Austin’s best-known dance venue, with live music Tuesday-Saturday. Two-step classes Wednesday–Saturday, $8 plus the night’s cover charge.

Gruene Hall

1281 Gruene Rd., New Braunfels

830-606-1281

www.gruenehall.com

Live music daily. Shows are free Monday through Thursday evening and Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Two Ton Tuesdays (swing lessons with the band Two Tons of Steel) run June to mid-August.

Luckenbach

412 Luckenbach Town Loop, Fredericksburg

830-997-3224

www.luckenbachtexas.com

Ten miles southeast of Fredericksburg. Live music daily and free Friday night dances every month starting in March.

Sons of Hermann Hall

3414 Elm St., Dallas

214-747-4422

www.sonsofhermann.com

Western Swing Sundays with the band Shoot Low Sheriff every third Sunday of the month; $10 at the door with barbecue available for purchase, beginner swing lesson at 6:30. Lessons also every Wednesday at 8 p.m., $5.

Day-Long Dance Hall Tour

512-567-7570

Texas Dance Hall Preservation co-founder Stephen Dean takes small groups to visit historic dance halls, leaving from Austin. Offered March 23 and monthly thereafter through the summer. $60; barbecue lunch extra. For reservations, call or e-mail sdean75@gmail.com.

INFORMATION

texasdancehall.org

M.D.G.K.

 
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