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We’ve been providing lots of cool Austin experiences to colleges and schools in recent months. One of our favorite groups was those super-nice folks from the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University Chicago. The management students were in Austin to visit local businesses as part of their studies, and we took them (and their flag) on a customized tour of Austin’s finest.

We started with visits to Austin landmarks including the State Capitol, 6th Street and the Hope Outdoor Gallery. We then took our college guests to indulge at two of Austin’s best-loved eateries – Torchy’s Tacos and Holy Cacao.

Torchy’s is one of those crazily popular places that almost needs no introduction. Since opening their first location on Bouldin Creek, Mike Rypka’s team have never looked back and today “The Taco Dream” operates all over town and is expanding around the state and beyond. Our current favorite is the Independent, and as we write this blog we can smell those fried portobello ‘shrooms and avocado…yummy! You can learn more about Torchy’s at: http://www.torchystacos.com

Holy Cacao’s roots are in New York City, where founders Ellen Kinsey and John Spillyard so enjoyed all things chocolatey that they had to bring them to Texas. Several awards, thousands of satisfied customers, and an ownership change later, Holy Cacao is going great guns under the leadership of the Doherty brothers Joe, JohnPaul and Matthew. We love the chocolatey-ness this awesome food truck offers and are currently in love with their Brass Balls…yes, this is borderline too much information. Follow Holy Cacao’s adventures at: http://www.theholycacao.com

We enjoy handcrafting Austin experiences for colleges and schools and getting to know the amazing young people who live in or visit our great city. You guys are the future!

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