In Austin, temperatures regularly break 100 degrees from June through September, which means the word "summer" lacks the sweet ring it possesses in, say, Seattle. Sure, there's Barton Springs, sno cones, margaritas -- but make no mistake, summer in Austin requires a survival plan.
One of the best ways to celebrate, rather than dread, the summer is to enjoy the best of Austin's covered patios, frozen drinks, and light, fresh dining. Eater asked readers for their top picks for summer dining; check out the best of the bunch below.
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