The most definitive sign of spring in Texas is the first bluebonnet sighting. The wildflowers are certainly beautiful to see, and now you can also see spring blooming during a week-long celebration called Abloom at Domain Northside.
Creature Coffee Co. Subscription Service Delivers Locally Roasted Coffee
As an avid coffee drinker, I’ve had my share of good and bad brews. I’m particular and I know what I like. As a result, I tend to frequent the same coffee shops around Austin. But then, I discovered Creature Coffee.
Street Lamps Are Now Recording and Replaying Your Shadow in Austin
Austin is a unique city, with a vibrant culture that can be directly attributed to our embrace of the arts. So it should come as no surprise that an interactive art exhibit has chosen Austin as home for the next five weeks. In the tradition of keeping it weird, Austin Cultural Arts Division is hosting “Shadowing,” an interactive art installation, through March 18, 2018.
This fun art exhibit will be incorporated into several locations across the city. Shadowing is sure to be a crowd pleaser and conversation starter for residents and attendees of SXSW this year. [Read more…]
Yuyo Peruvian Restaurant Celebrates Diversity of Peru in East Austin
Not knowing much about Peruvian cuisine, I had to research to discover what it’s all about. I learned that Peruvian cooking combines elements from many cultures and ethnicities found in Peru: African, Chinese, Japanese, and Spanish, to name a few. This unique blend of flavors has made its way to east Austin thanks to Yuyo, the newest concept from El Chile Group. The menu is diverse and you won’t feel intimated, even if it’s your first time trying Peruvian cuisine. Check out some of the highlights from my recent visit!
Family and Interior Mexican Cuisine Are Heart and Soul of Licha’s Cantina
I tend to be drawn to people and places that radiate a positive energy. Add delicious food to that, and I’m a loyal and devoted regular.
When you first walk into the old bungalow that is Licha’s Cantina, you don’t feel like you’re in a restaurant at all. You feel as though you’re in someone’s home. The interior is cozy and dimly lit, and there’s music playing in the background. There is heart and soul, and the energy makes you feel good.
Somehow you know you’re about to sit down to a delicious and comforting meal, like you’re at a family dinner. [Read more…]
Terminally Ill Patients Receive Gift of Music From Nonprofit Swan Songs
Never underestimate the healing power of music, even if it only lasts for a brief moment. Songs can uplift our moods and move us through difficult times. The gift of music can be so powerful, it can transport us to a different place, entirely.
Music can also bring people together. It may also bring solace to friends and families of loved ones who are terminally ill. Swan Songs, a local nonprofit in Austin, is striving to accomplish just that, and the process is simpler than you might expect. [Read more…]
South Shore Eatery Shutters; Here’s Where Your Favorite Food Trucks Are Now
Austin is constantly changing, building, and growing. A business may be here today, but gone tomorrow. And with so many people relocating to Austin on a daily basis, it’s no surprise that more and more condos, apartment buildings, and homes are being built.
The South Shore District off Riverside Drive is not immune to Austin’s changes. With its prime location close to downtown and Ladybird Lake, South Shore is set to expand with more condos, shopping, and dining establishments. Home to a handful of small businesses, the area was also known for South Shore Eatery. You could find some of our favorite Austin food trucks there, including Churro Co., Cow Bells, Compass Coffee, and Salsa & Kimchi.
Due to plans to expand South Shore, South Shore Eatery has closed. Thankfully, most of the food trucks have moved and reopened in other Austin neighborhoods. We have all of the details for you. [Read more…]
Noble Sandwich Company Gets Creative With Classics in North Austin
Editor’s Note: As of late December 2018, the only Noble Sandwich location is on Burnet Road. The original location on 620 is being transformed into Interstellar BBQ by the owners and chefs of Noble Sandwich.
I’ve always been a sandwich lover. If I had to decide on one meal to eat for the rest of my life, then it would definitely be a sandwich. Probably a Reuben. When I first heard about Noble Sandwich Company, which opened in 2010, I immediately went to its website to peruse the menu. I was intrigued by the unique creations and wanted to try them all. Needless to say, I’ve become a frequent customer.
Not only is the Noble menu creative and delicious, but the vibe is pure Austin. The first time I walked into the restaurant, blues music was playing. There’s no better combination than good food and good music, in my opinion. Aren’t both integral to what makes Austin a fabulous city to live in?
I’ve now worked my way through the breakfast and sandwich menu, and tried a few variations of the mac and gouda dish. With scratch-made ingredients and original flavor combinations, Noble Sandwich Company does not disappoint. I’m hooked. [Read more…]
Insider’s Guide to Austin’s Trail of Lights, 2017 Edition
➡️ Get our 2018 guide to Trail of Lights in Austin
The first time I visited Trail of Lights, I was mesmerized by the beauty of it all, especially the tunnel at the entrance. I spun around inside the Zilker Tree until I was dizzy, and fell even more in love with the Austin skyline. This holiday magic is something I want to experience every year.
Visiting Trail of Lights is a yearly tradition for most Austin residents. If you’ve never been before, watch the short video below for more information on this year’s event, which will run from Dec. 9 to Dec. 23. And keep reading for this year’s pro tips!
Preview the New Fall Flavors at Lick Honest Ice Creams
Lick Honest Ice Creams is known for scratch-made ice cream and use of local ingredients. The change in season calls for a change in seasonal flavors. The fall 2017 lineup has finally arrived!
Lick is happy to let you try any and all of the flavors before making the difficult decision of which scoop to choose. Here is a preview of the fall flavors that were just released. They’re only available for a limited time, so don’t miss out. Lick Honest Ice Creams now has three locations in its hometown of Austin: South Lamar, Burnet, and Mueller. [Read more…]