Toss in whatever Texas cliche’ you want, but this year’s 41st STAFDA Convention & Trade Show in Austin, Texas could be the association’s biggest event ever. This event is the first in STAFDA history to completely sell out its available booth space, not once but three times. In addition, all three original convention hotels sold out their room blocks; STAFDA is now on its fifth hotel. Here are just a few reasons why you should make Austin your destination November 12-14. LET’S ROCK! The Live Music Capital of the World is home to Austin City Limits, which plays host to STAFDA’s opening party on Sunday Nov. 12. More than 200 live music venues across the city ensure live music for every taste. Top live music clubs include Antone’s (blues), C-Boy’s Heart & Soul (blues, soul and country), the Elephant Room (jazz), Broken Spoke (country), The Continental Club (blues, rock and soul), Beerland (punk), and The White Horse (country, western, folk and rock). CHOW DOWN! Numerous websites cover Austin’s foodie scene, including www.austin.eater.com, which lists the 38 Essential Austin Restaurants for summer 2017. TripAdvisor Zagat and Thrillist also offer popular lists. Notable venues include Franklin Barbecue (be prepared to wait!), (512) 653-1187; Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille (512) 474-6300; Truluck’s Seafood, (512) 482-9000; Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, (512) 472-1860; La Barbecue (food truck) (512) 605-9696; Pieous pizza, (512) 394-7041; Salty Sow, (512) 391-2337. FORE! GOLF Magazine named Austin “The Best Golf City in America.” More than 80 courses lie in wait to ensnare, thwart and reward players of all skill levels. Visit www.austingolftrail.com to explore the best of Austin’s links. Some of the area’s top-rated courses include Vaaler Creek Golf Club, (830) 833-0706; River Place Country Club, (512) 346-1114; Wolfdancer Golf Club, (512) 308-4770; The Golf Club at Star Ranch, (512) 252-4653; and Avery Ranch Golf Club, (512) 248-2442.
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