The slogan adopted and originated in Austin, Texas to “keep Austin weird” was created to promote small businesses throughout the city.

The embodiment of the weirdness can be seen throughout the city as large chain restaurants and stores not easy to come by.

Travel down to the South Congress area to find a strip of individual restaurants, beer, with live music…of course. You can find weirdness in Austin, including people, places, and events at the Keep Austin Weird homepage.

I’d like to hear comments from those of you who have been to Austin, as my time there was short. Austin barely missed out on my list of the best US cities to visit on a weak dollar.

[photo by: traylev]

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