The JW Marriott Austin’s Burger Bar on Congress has received rave reviews since opening with the hotel in February. Locals, visitors— and even group attendees—line up at lunchtime and in the early evening for burgers, shakes and fries. The grab-and-go joint has a walk-up food truck-style window, a nod to the food trucks that occupied the space before the hotel was built. “Food trucks are a big part of Austin’s culture, and the JW Marriott Austin wanted to celebrate this aspect of our city in a unique way,” says Jay Spurr, director of sales and marketing for the JW Marriott Austin.
Puttshack, a tech-infused mini golf experience, is coming to The Shops at Houston Center. The venue is expected to open late 2022 and joins Puttshack's growing list of upcoming locations, including Oak Brook (Chicago), Miami, Boston and Nashville. Puttshack opened its first U.S. location in Atlanta in April 2021.