Did you happen to catch parts of our Instagram Story this weekend? If you did, you already know that this week we took your feedback to the next level –not just soliciting info on your favorite Austin haunts, but actually checking them out in person!
On Thursday, the Crowdtap crew landed in Austin to get ready for SXSW Interactive, a yearly conference jam-packed with awesome panels on technology, marketing, and social issues. To ensure a rocking time full of the best Austin has to offer, we turned to YOU by launching a series of polls asking you to give us the scoop on everything from your favorite local dishes to your best general advice. If our newly-acquired potbellies prove one thing, it’s that our members definitely know a good taco when they see one.
Let’s dive in to your advice in a little more detail.
We segmented the polls to differentiate between locals (members who have lived in Austin at some point) and visitors (those who travelled there for personal or business reasons.
Interestingly enough, the two groups seemed to agree on just one thing:
… How overrated they both found visiting the State Capitol!
Heeding your advice, we steered clear, instead focusing on some more out-of-the-way attractions.
When it came to regional foods, the majority of locals emphatically steered us toward breakfast tacos (32%), while visitors seemed more impressed with brisket and ribs (19% each.)
In a write-in poll, we asked both groups to suggest a must-visit restaurant. An overwhelming amount of locals shouted out Torchy’s Tacos, so we quickly added it to our trip itinerary. As the restaurant’s loud and proud decor claimed, our meal was damn good.
Franklin Barbecue came in first among visitors’ suggestions but, unfortunately, our time limits didn’t allow us to try it out. We’re still a little sad about it.
Overall, this foray into member-guided memory making was a rousing success. We came, we saw, we conquered shameful amounts of queso, …and all while avoiding sub-par attractions and eateries because of your help! Thanks for helping us make the most of our time.
In the comments below, tell about your upcoming trips and the plans you have in store.