Downtown Austin’s latest bar and music venue, The Townsend, is the place to experience cool vibes, spirited cocktails and unadulterated sound.
When you see a gentlemen biking through Austin in a beige colored g-string and you don’t do a double take, is when you know you’re a true Austinite. In Austin, we see some crazy things: dogs being pushed in baby strollers, hipster beards for days, festivals for everything and endless tacos. So many tacos….
In the spirit of “a picture’s worth a thousand words,” check out these posts from Twitter and Instagram, all of which sum up Austin beautifully.
Guys. I just discovered a great dieting trick: only buy chocolates that are too pretty to eat.
Just kidding, that doesn’t work at all. But if you are looking to indulge, check out east Austin chocolatier, Maggie Louise Confections, where the treats look more like art than candy.
Over lunch the other day at Shoal Creek Saloon, I got to drinking…I mean, thinking: Why should we call it a Long Island Iced Tea? We have plenty of alcohol companies right here in Austin! Why not call it a Longhorn Tea? It could go something like this:
- 1 oz Tito’s or Deep Eddy Lemon
- 1 oz Waterloo Gin
- 1 oz Treaty Oak Platinum Rum
- 1 oz Tequila 512
- 1/2 oz Paula’s Texas Orange
- 2 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice (not necessary if you go with Deep Eddy Lemon over Tito’s)
- Cola to taste, garnish with lemon wedge
Before you try it (and invite me over, of course), you might want to learn about a few of the companies that produce liquor right here in Austin. [Read more…]
Updated July 25, 2016
One of the oldest neighborhoods in Austin, Clarksville sits on the western outskirts of downtown. Commonly referred to as “quaint” and “charming,” this area is rich in history and style.
But what I like best about Clarksville: I practically don’t have to make any decisions when it comes to food. There are a handful of great restaurants that offer multi-course, prix fixe dining events on designated nights every week. [Read more…]
We all know someone who’s brilliant, but hasn’t reached his or her full potential. Blame boredom, right? Well, in Austin there’s a non-traditional learning environment that’s anything but boring.
Wicka Wicka What?
Dub Academy is a non-profit organization that teaches the electronic arts, specifically DJing and music production. It has been igniting creativity in many Austin-area children and young adults who may have otherwise fallen through cracks. [Read more…]
Live Music ≠ Good Music
Admit it, Austin – you’ve been to some questionable concerts. Just because you live in the most popular city in the world for live music, doesn’t mean your ears are safe from toxic noise waste. How many times have you walked out of a music venue and thought to yourself, “I really wish I hadn’t spent money on that”? [Read more…]
There’s no shortage of meat in this town. And while I do fancy a good steak or a BBQ feast, there’s nothing better than a cheeseburger to satisfy my meat tooth. Narrowing down the burger joint choices in Austin can cause some unwanted anxiety, though. I think I found the solution: letting my mood dictate the burger.
Maybe you’ve noticed: Austin is a good looking town. The locals take care of themselves, which might have something to do with combatting the BBQ and Tex-Mex that’s always on the menu. Also, our weather doesn’t require us to put on that “extra layer of fat” in the winter months. It’s fantastic.
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Austinites are obsessed with supporting local businesses. We keep it close to home. Personally, I keep it literally as close to home as possible because I don’t own a car. So when I started looking for a downtown gym, I thought I’d be out of luck [Read more…]
There’s a protocol regarding acceptable human behaviors behind the gates of Austin’s dog parks. If you are new to town (or old to town and new to dog ownership), here’s what you need to know about Austin dog park etiquette.
The First Rule of Dog Park Is: We Do Not Talk About Dog Park
The second rule of Dog Park is [Read more…]