The Austin City Limits Festival returns for its 12th year this October. With the exception of a second weekend added to the schedule, the fest will pretty much look like last year’s. But the city itself is a whole other story. Austin seems to be growing as fast as any city in the country, with an improved infrastructure and unprecedented building of hotels. Leave for a week and a new restaurant opens down the street from your house. Leave for a year and you hardly recognize the drinking and dining landscape when you return. If you haven’t been to Austin since last year’s Austin City Limits, let us give you an update on new places to eat and drink when you’re not enjoying bands in Zilker Park. Read text-only version here or click through the gallery here for a guide to the best new spots in this exciting city.