Change is inevitable. But with change comes a bit of trepidation. Simon Madera, owner of La Holly, knows this feeling well. He took over Kellee’s Place last summer, yet kept the longstanding Tejano bar open as he worked on his project because he wanted the original building to stay intact. The outcome of Madera’s efforts is a modern cantina that respects east Austin’s history and aims to retain the neighborhood’s core essence.
A good cup of coffee and a quality conversation can do wonders. But Greater Goods coffee does even more. With a second coffee shop now in east Austin, Greater Goods serves “coffee with a splash of kindness”…literally.
Beginning a new running routine, preparing for a race, or simply bored with indoor cardio? Regardless of whether you’re a novice or experienced runner, Austin running trails are waiting for you. With temperate weather in our city for most of the year, these 10 trails provide variety in both mileage and terrain. Lace up those sneakers and get outdoors! [Read more…]
The charming town of Georgetown is just 30 minutes north of downtown Austin. It’s perfect for a day trip–you’ll find establishments and attractions suited for a variety of visitors.
Spend the day exploring the area, eating at local restaurants, and catching performances in intimate venues. Below are a few of my recommendations when you’re ready to plan your trip!
Austin’s food scene continues to grow. With so many tasty options, decision-making can be hard. Where do I take out-of-town guests? Who in the group is a picky eater? Which restaurant do I want to try next? What if I want to eat all the things?
Luckily, Fareground at One Eleven Congress cures indecisiveness. ELM Restaurant Group is the curator and manager of Austin’s first food hall, and the six vendors located there satisfy a variety of tastes and dining needs. [Read more…]
Winter weather in Texas is consistent in one aspect: its inconsistency. Regardless of the weather outdoors, here are 9 Austin bars offering winter drinks for any type of weather. [Read more…]
Indoor swings, lounge seating, and plush conversation pillows aren’t your typical strip mall staples. But then again, Wild Chix & Waffles isn’t your typical cafe. Most cafes offer snacks and Wi-Fi. Wild Chix & Waffles takes it one step further, straight into a Wonderland-style rabbit hole. [Read more…]
There’s a large number of craft breweries and distilleries surrounding the Austin area, so I wasn’t shocked to hear about the opening of another distillery. Until I heard the name of the spirit, that is. Sotol? Didn’t ring a bell.
But then I received an introduction, and we became fast friends.
Known to producers in northern Mexico and the West Texans who moonshine it, sotol’s extensive history still remains unknown to most people in our area. With Desert Door’s recent opening, however, that’s about to change. [Read more…]
As soon as I pitched this article, I realized I’d bitten off more than I could chew (cheesy pun intended). I liken cupcakes to the Hemsworth brothers: it’s impossible to pick a favorite. Rather than narrowing my list down to the best bakery (cupcakery?) in Austin, I’ve taste-tested my way around Austin and found several I love. [Read more…]
When I’m indulging in a weekend away from Austin, I cherish my time to relax. Mornings spent sipping cups of coffee, lingering over meals, and savoring time with family and friends are what I enjoy the most. It’s these simple pleasures Hye House Bed & Dinner seeks to elevate.
Just 20 miles east of Fredericksburg, Hye House Bed & Dinner offers a customized experience within a range of budgets, for both couples and small groups. Its location in the midst of the Texas Wine Trail ensures guests have plenty to do while they’re in the area. [Read more…]