CHECK OUT THE NEW SITE
April 13, 2007
Cuisine: American, French
310 East 6th Street
Austin TX, 78701
I’m afraid that wiki has mislead you. The Old Pecan Street Cafe is so named because 6th street was once known as Pecan Street. This is also where the festival got it’s name.
When Edwin Waller first laid out the street plan for Austin the north-south streets were given the names of Texas rivers in the order in which they appeared on the Texas map. While Waller had recommended numbers for the east-west streets, they were instead given the names of trees. Later on, numbers replaced the tree-named streets and what had been Pecan Street became today’s 6th Street. The Old Pecan Street Spring and Fall Festivals honor the original name of the street.
Next time you come to Austin I can point you in the direction of some outstanding restaurants that have better side dishes. Heh. The midwest can get a bit hung up on their coleslaw, beans and tater salad!
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