This past May, Warpath Pints and Pizza opened its doors to the residents of Round Rock, putting specialty pizza on the map in the area. Brothers and New Mexico natives, Joel and Jason Chenoweth, were involved in the music and food truck scenes in Austin for years, before seizing the opportunity to create a gourmet pizza joint just north of Austin. [Read more…]
It’s often said there are two types of Austinites: those who live and play south of the river and those who do so on the north side. Though there may be a clear distinction between The Domain’s high-end sparkle and downtown Austin’s industrial/retro feel, Lone Star Court marries the two quite nicely.
The boutique hotel features 123 rooms, including three suites, and has been open since Christmas Eve 2013. Here you’ll find retro touches paired with modern amenities and convenience, in the heart of The Domain’s residential and commercial district. Recently, Lone Star Court invited me to spend a night experiencing its posh digs, for a staycation and taste of the north Austin life. [Read more…]
After a seven-year run, East Side Showroom bid adieu last July, after owners Trudy and Mickie Spencer announced plans to revamp the bar and lounge completely. A few weeks later, an Asian-inspired concept called Ah Sing Den rose from the metaphorical ashes, in East Side Showroom’s place on East Sixth Street.
The Spencers’ vision for Ah Sing Den came from the venue’s namesake, an opium den in East London that was famous in the Victorian era. In the den, it was said both Charles Dickens and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle found creative inspiration. I was invited to stop by recently to sample Ah Sing Den’s new menu and find some inspiration of my own. [Read more…]
People say Austin doesn’t have a diverse food scene, but I say you just have to know where to look. While the capital city may not have a version of New York’s Little Italy, pasta, pizza, and authentic Italian desserts can still be found scattered throughout our streets. So, when you find yourself craving the warm, comforting goodness that only a certain boot-shaped country can provide, give these five Italian food trucks in Austin a try. [Read more…]
Click Play on the podcast player above to listen to our Austinot Podcast, recorded in June 2012. In this episode, we cover businesses and activities like Sip! on the Square and Wimberley Zipline Adventures. We’ve collected many more places to share since then, so read on for more ideas.
The quaint town of Wimberley, Texas has always been a magical place, full of artisan shops and spring-fed waters. I’ve been surprised by how much it has grown over time, as new restaurants, shops, and distilleries pop up. Somehow, the small-town vibe has been preserved.
In my opinion, Wimberley is one of the best tourist destinations in Central Texas. So why not get up early one Saturday or Sunday morning, assemble an easy-going crew, and hop in the car for a Texas day trip? If you’re not sure exactly where to start, here are my favorite, must-experience places in Wimberley.
It’s safe to assume that tacos are always on every Austinite’s mind. However, once in a blue moon, whether we like to admit it or not, we have thoughts of a more exotic flavor profile, from a land far away. When you find yourself in search of cuisine that’s more around the world than south of the border, these five restaurants serving Indian food in Austin are sure to satisfy. [Read more…]