Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches opened its doors in early August 2017, filling the Manor neighborhood with the delicious smell of fresh-baked kolaches. Many Austinites take kolaches as seriously as breakfast tacos. The soft, puffy, sweet dough comes stuffed with a variety of fillings, ranging from fruit to meat. Though many argue the savory-filled ones should be called “klobasniky” (Czech for “little sausages”), it’s a mere technicality that falls away at the first bite. [Read more…]
It’s a shame that more people aren’t talking about Manor Road. Located in northeast Austin, across I-35 from The University of Texas, these few blocks are packed with shops, bars, bakeries, and restaurants.
Actually, there are over a dozen spots to grab a cold local beer or unique cocktail. Some are classic Austin dive bars, while others are funky joints where you can bring the whole crew. High-end dining options are also available for extraordinary happy hours.
Starting at the 1800 block and heading east, the bars and restaurants below come one after another on Manor Road. It really is a perfect spot for a bar crawl or night out, and it’s easy to tailor your adventure to what you want to eat, drink, or do! [Read more…]
Guest article by Angela Bowers
Imagine a world in which cupcakes, icing, cookies and sweets of all shapes and sizes fill your horizon. They taste as sweet as they look and live in a space equally as precious with comfortable couches, inviting music and adorable red and Tiffany blue décor. [Read more…]
Austin is known for its good food, live music and hopping bar scene, and existing establishments on Manor Road check each of these boxes.
But there’s another important facet to life in Austin: fitness. Thanks to local boutique gym Dane’s Body Shop’s expansion to 2701 Manor Road, this up and coming eastside city artery will soon have it all. [Read more…]
Have you ever wanted to be the teacher’s pet? Now’s your chance! Grab a desk in the front row and get educated about libations, cocktails and spirits.
No matter how you say it, we’re buying into the art and creativity behind these boozey concoctions and School House Pub is handing out the grades. You may not receive a paper certificate or a gold star, but you will get a 101 style education about some of the cocktail worlds most recognizable trends, classic techniques and the history behind recipes, plus fun tasting sessions.
“Libations 101” is a twelve part educational series hosted on the second Monday of each month at School House Pub (2207 Manor Road). For roughly $10 per month, you can participate in an adult and social learning environment, in the comfort of your neighborhood pub. [Read more…]
Roughly translated, Dai Due means by, or from the two. At their recently occupied brick and mortar butcher shop and supper club, located at 2406 Manor Road, Dai Due has positioned itself as a finely understated concept, bringing together foods “from the two kingdoms of nature.”
Serving coursed meals since 2006, today the well oiled engines at Dai Due offer breakfast, lunch and a dinner menu consisting of the nightly Supper Club menu and an a la carte selection, all of which has food seekers filing in by the dozens and regularly.
Two entrances separate the cluster of foot traffic into Dai Due, one at the butcher shop and one at the restaurant front. The cozy dining room, bar and rustic kitchen are filled with a tightly wound system of food and beverage deliveries to an arrangement of tables that sit comfortably close, in a community dining environment. [Read more…]
School is back in session, and there’s no better place to get “studious” than School House Pub in East Austin. Located off Manor Road among what seems to be an ever expanding collection of go-to bars and restaurants, School House Pub brings you inside the classroom where food and drinks are always allowed.
The small, but cozy interior is cleverly decorated with schoolbooks, chalkboards and charts galore. Their cocktails are quirkily named (Teacher’s Pet, Intro to Spanish, Extra Credit) and are some of the most reasonably priced in town ($7-9). When you walk in, look up and you’ll be staring at the pub’s flagship school bell hanging from a well-lit tower. [Read more…]
Cravings for Mexican food strike me regularly, but I’m selective when it comes to adding local Mexican joints to my go-to list.
When Bryan from El Chile invited us to stop by and give the weekend dining experience a try, I obliged with an open mind.
Founded right here in Austin, El Chile has two locations:
- Original location at 1809 Manor Road
- Second location at 1816 South First Street
Soon, Cantina El Chile will open across the street from the Manor location. Cantina will serve hand-crafted drinks and appetizers, and the space will also be available for events.
My Visit to El Chile
I chose to visit El Chile’s original location on Manor. I had driven by multiple times and it always looked [Read more…]
Local foodies in Austin have always had it a little easier than likeminded folks in other cities – for at least as long as Whole Foods has called the city home. But however “local” Whole Foods may be, its corporate product packaging has failed to sit well with certain Austinites.
In response, the Lane brothers (Joseph, Patrick, and Christian, along with Christopher Pepe) turned their dream of living more sustainably into the first “package-free, zero-waste grocery store” in the United States: in.gredients. [Read more…]