The SEED offers English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to adults in Austin, emphasizing participation and community building. Learners are engaged community members and participants in their own educational experience. They give input on various aspects of the classes, including what they want to learn, what type of outreach or fundraising they want to do, and how much time they want to spend on a given task. [Read more…]
Find your wine-soaked bliss paired with delicious food at these classy Austin wine locales. All these places will satisfy your cravings for delicious wine and food, and won’t break the bank if you plan ahead. [Read more…]
“Feed your face, spread the love!” is the theme of Texas Trucklandia Fest, formerly called Truck by Truckwest. Austin loves its food trucks and festivals, and Trucklandia rolls both into one event for your eating pleasure.
This annual food truck competition brings 40+ food trucks together in a good-natured contest for a $10,000 first place prize. Feed your face with a sample from each food truck. Spread the love by voting for your favorite truck. Trucklandia spreads the love by donating to Keep Austin Fed and organizing Fed Truck Friday. [Read more…]
Why do dive bars capture our hearts so much? Historic Scoot Inn has tenaciously hung in there as one of the most popular dive bars in Austin. And now this east side venue has swept out the cobwebs with a facelift for its 145th birthday.
That’s right: this beloved East 4th Street location has served as some type of local business since 1871. While Historic Scoot Inn still possesses a tattered, endearing charm, it’s less tattered now. The owners just completed a remodel, gently nudging this East Austin icon into the modern era. [Read more…]
ALL ATX advocates for and nurtures Austin’s musicians, and strives to aid Austin in keeping musicians here and cared for. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, ALL ATX is adding new beneficiaries this year to best meet the needs of local musicians, needs highlighted in the 2015 Austin Music Census Report.
The proceeds from the Sept. 29 ALL ATX 2016 Showcase and accompanying CD, both titled “Low Down Violet Crown: Austin Rocks the Blues,” will go to the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM), SIMS Foundation, Black Fret and Austin Music Foundation, four organizations that give direct support to Austin musicians. [Read more…]
Austin boasts a vibrant outdoor culture. This is part of our charm. The Waller Creek Conservancy is bringing us more park space in which to recreate and Generation Waller, known as GenWaller, offers a myriad of ways to get involved.
GenWaller provides young professionals a way to become involved in the Waller Creek Conservancy initiative. The Waller Creek Conservancy is creating a large, multipurpose green space in the heart of Austin. GenWaller holds events focused on networking, education, physical involvement and inspiration. Some recent events have included park clean-up, happy hours, kayak tours, concerts, kickball tournaments and removal of invasive plant species. The organization is recruiting new members from among Austin professionals. This is a great group to join! [Read more…]
Guest article by Joleen Jernigan
Mention green chiles to a group of Austin residents, and they may grow wide-eyed and even make
“nom nom nom” sounds, wanting to know where and when they will be feasting on the delicious morsels. Kick things up a level by whispering “Hatch green chiles” to witness a Homer Simpsonesque lolling back of heads, replete with drool.
In short, Austin LOVES its green chiles and reveres the summer Hatch green chile season as much as the rest of the country goes wild for pumpkin-spiced everything in the fall. Rejoice, for these three locally-based companies embrace the potent peppers from New Mexico, too. If you have a fever and the only cure is more green chiles, then you are in luck! [Read more…]
Guest article by Joleen Jernigan
If the one constant in life is change (to loosely paraphrase Heraclitus), then Austin is as constant as they come, changing monthly to accommodate rapid growth. So it’s a genuine pleasure to find three shiny, new South Austin hangouts that honor the laid-back feel of old Austin. At least in this case, change is good. [Read more…]