Austin's festive Warehouse District is a hotbed of great dining and club-going, with a mix of gay bars
, swank lounges, and hip restaurants. In this photo, at the intersection of W. 4th and Colorado, you can see such favorite establishments as Truluck's Seafood
to the left, Roppolo's Pizza Cart
on the right, and a Capital Pedicab
in the foreground, awaiting business (this is a very gay-friendly company). Squint a little, and you might see the neon signage for Kenichi sushi
a bit farther up Colorado. And if you really strain your eyes, you'll see the Texas State Capitol
dome peeking up over the roofline of the former Starlite Restaurant, between the downtown skyscrapers. Truluck's, by the way, is an emerging Florida-based chain of steak and seafood restaurants - its slightly clubby, formal vibe seems a bit at odds with the devil-may-care Warehouse District, but the food is tasty.