The Vitals:
the spot: Lin Asian Bar + Dim Sum 1203 W. 6th Street Austin TX 
the eats: Xiao Long Bao, Chao Shou, really all the dumplings + anything else on the menu you can afford
the bucks: $20 a person and you will be stuffed with premium dumplings
the full nelson: Top shelf Dim Sum in the heart of Austin TX