Good ol'ATX, oh how I've missed you. Austin is by far one of the coolest cities I've visited. It's electric charm is captivating and the people watching gets almost obsessive. Austin is home to the hole-in-the-wall stops of all kind, whether it be a gothic-style BnB, a random cupcake truck, or a Japanese-themed kinda-American brunch place, Austin's brightly colored walls can (and will) always surprise you. I'm already starting a list for things to do next time I'm there.
P.S. Big thanks to Hadley (aka my awesome older sister who graduated from UT Austin) for the advice/ recommendations. You rock.