Plant-strong diets are on the rise as people add more nutrient-rich foods to their lifestyles and implement Meatless Mondays. Austin is a wonderful city for it, as we have so many tasty, plant-strong restaurants to choose from.[Read more…]
Austin patios are joyous gathering places for eating, drinking, people-watching, and–ideally–basking in the golden glow of the setting sun with a glorious view. Happily for us, we have Gabriela’s Downtown for all of the above.
Gabriela’s seems to have hit the ground running, almost immediately attracting friendly crowds to its beautiful patio. Besides tasty margarita flights, massive micheladas with over-the-top extras, and homemade horchata that alone is worth a visit, Gabriela’s also has great food.[Read more…]
Do you crave ice cream all year, no matter the weather? Then you’re in luck! Lick Honest Ice Creams has launched a holiday flavor menu in tune with the flavors and feelings of the season.
These wintry flavors are reminiscent of cozy nights by the fire with loved ones, family gatherings, or treating yourself to ice cream after an active day outdoors. You know I take my blog writing seriously, so I assure you I tasted each of these flavors to better share them with you![Read more…]
Party time, Austin-style! Festivities are reaching peak season, and good holiday party trays can be edible works of art to feed and impress the masses.
Whether for work or private parties, these Austin companies have the hookup on noteworthy holiday party trays and boxes that will have your loved ones drooling with appreciation.[Read more…]
Hear, hear, the sparkly season is near! From now through the end of the season, festive holiday light trails adorn Texas Hill Country, and we’ve discovered the best and brightest dazzlers around.
We love love love the Trail of Lights at Zilker Park, yet if you want to set forth on an illuminated adventure beyond Austin’s most famous light trail, follow these shining beacons signaling from across Texas Hill Country.
These holiday light trails go above and beyond for those of us beguiled by the night and mesmerized by shiny objects. Yeah, I’m waaay into it. If you crave holiday glitz and are up for a quick road trip, then these nine Hill Country destinations will satisfy your quest to shine on.
One exciting new trend I’ve noticed this year is that some of these light trails have added even more events, attractions, and/or lights, and most of them are open longer than before. This gives you extra time to make the short road trip to experience these twinkly trails.
Note: I’ve added the distances to each trail from the Texas State Capitol this year to better help you plan your trip. Happy lights-gazing![Read more…]
South Austin has a new hub for local music and fun at The Far Out Lounge & Stage. When I first saw the groovy, ’70s-style signage and marquee announcing live music at the familiar brick building in far south Austin, I immediately made a U-turn and rubbed my eyes to make sure I wasn’t imagining things.
It’s real! It’s really happening! The Far Out seemingly sprung up overnight at “the old Red Shed,” as south Austinites have called it since the dive bar shuttered last year. After the venue’s brief stint as Nicolaza’s, owners Pedro Carvalho and Bae Anthon hired booking agent and Austin music scene insider Lawrence Boone.
With Boone on board, Carvalho and Anthon set their sights on music and reinvented the space as The Far Out. If the crowds are any indication, they made the right call. South Austin was ready for a new groove.[Read more…]
Austin, prepare to trip the lights fantastic in an awe-inspiring neon seacape. Dance the night away among dazzling creatures and festive people at Ion Art and Art Seen Alliance’s Surreal Sea 2019.[Read more…]
The Thicket food truck park has been serving up food truck goodness and providing a community space since 2015. Now it’s quietly maturing into a south Austin gathering place with established, high-quality food trucks and a family-friendly scene.[Read more…]
Austinites get into a real lather when it comes to brunch. We love brunch! An Austinot favorite, Buenos Aires Café–Este, has begun serving brunch on Saturday. It’s a standout among local brunch menus, with delicious dishes you won’t find anywhere else.
I was invited to taste the brunch at Buenos Aires with owner/chef Paola Guerrero-Smith. She filled me in on what’s new with her 14-year-old Austin restaurant, including the Saturday brunch and revamped wine list.[Read more…]
Whiskey lovers, rejoice! There’s a new heir to the whiskey throne, Milam & Greene. If you like whiskey, then you will love Milam & Greene, brought to you by the team behind Ben Milam Whiskey and a new partner, whiskey goddess Heather Greene.
Launched on Sept. 17, 2019, Milam & Greene is the new flagship product. The Milam & Greene brand represents the direction the company is moving in the future. And the future looks bright.[Read more…]