Everything feels like life has been upended, but people in Austin have a wonderful way of looking out for each other. I’m here to spread a little joy and information, as I chronicle some of Austin’s stories of kindness and hope in the face of COVID-19.[Read more…]
This month hurts. Austin is an active, social city and we are not used to being at home, where most public health experts say we need to be. But Austin’s light comes from within, from the many talented, creative, and innovative people–and they are here to quell your quarantine blues.
Whether you want local music, tech or business panels, exercise, education, art, or food, someone is out there somewhere in Austin, cranking out quality content for you. So make some popcorn and hot cocoa–or a stiff cocktail. Sit back, relax with loved ones, and make the most of a decidedly crappy situation.[Read more…]
Batten down the hatches, y’all! SXSW is nigh! SXSW Film runs from March 13 to 22, 2020. This exciting film festival is in its 27th year. The film screenings, world premieres, and special events take place across 10 Austin film venues. Here’s a rundown of what to expect from each.[Read more…]
Austin Food Blogger Alliance serves Austin locals and visitors alike, by providing helpful resources related to a myriad of food-related needs in Austin.
The organization is made up of around 60 Austin-based bloggers supporting each other, and Austin businesses, through cross-promotion on the Austin Food Blogger Alliance website and social media outlets. At least once a year, the alliance publishes a themed blog-along mostly made up of recipes.
The organization also publishes the annual Austin Food Blogger Alliance City Guide in March before SXSW, featuring several masterful roundups on various places to eat, drink, and take day trips from Austin.[Read more…]
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…]
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…]