Kimchi and curry and noodz, oh my! On Feb. 9, 2019, Far East Fest will scratch all those itches and then some. Year two of the festival is set to showcase dishes from Austin’s surprisingly diverse Asian food scene. A ticket earns you unlimited samples from around 30 food and drink vendors, live music and dancing, and a few surprises.
“My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends—It gives a lovely light!” This poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay could describe many Austinites, working and playing with all we’ve got. All the more reason to take care of ourselves along the way.
Austin was an early adopter of the wellness movement. Wellness and self-care are buzzy concepts now, and for good reason. We are lucky to reap the benefits of decades of old-school Austin hippies, health nuts, and fitness fiends who paved the way for us. [Read more…]
Why does it always feel like the holidays sneak up on us? If you’re a procrastinator like me, then never fear! Austin has no shortage of wonderful and unique gifts sure to make your loved ones happy. Shop small; shop local; and support Austin makers! [Read more…]
San Antonio, our big city neighbor to the south, has way more to see than the Alamo, River Walk, and Spurs. I used to live there and put this guide together in order to share my secret San Antonio with you. Trust me, one trip won’t do it justice!
Buenos Aires Café, an east side favorite known for exquisite Argentian cuisine, now offers weekly El Gran Lechón Nights.
While the cozy cafe offers a popular platter of traditional grilled meats, “De la parilla,” the whole roasted pig feast prepared for El Gran Lechón Nights is a whole entity unto itself. You can taste it for yourself every Wednesday night at Buenos Aires. [Read more…]
“Health is wealth.” This old adage rings as true today as ever. Volunteer Healthcare Clinic, Austin’s oldest free clinic, cares for the health of Austinites who may otherwise be unable to afford medical services, prescription medications, or preventive treatment.
Wholesome. That’s the word that rose to mind when I walked into south Austin’s newest bakery, ThoroughBread. ThoroughBread’s doughy delights were once available only by special delivery, or at coffee shop pop-ups hosted by Spokesman and Once Over.
Now baker and owner Ryan Goebel has opened the dearest little bread and cookie shop for Austinites to enjoy. [Read more…]
I dare you to go see Tomar and the FCs and not move your body. I’m convinced that’s impossible. This musical storm raises the roof and sets it on fire, night after night on stages across Austin.
Tomar, lead vocalist for the band, and Paul Kresowik, drummer for the FCs, shared their story with me. They talked about their love of music, how the group came together, and what’s on the horizon for this sublime talent in the Austin music scene.
Looking for a night out with sizzling music and throw-down dancing at its finest? East Austin’s rollicking good time of a dive bar, The Skylark Lounge, beckons. Don’t hesitate. Take to the dance floor and shake it at Skylark, sooner rather than later.
The Skylark Lounge preserves the culture and diversity of East Austin, regularly booking phenomenal R&B, soul, funk, and jazz acts. This sultry bar delivers Austin’s stalwart musical talent with Ms. Lavelle White, Soul Man Sam, and Margaret Wright, as well as talented crowd pleasers like Brian Scartocci, The Soul Supporters, Ms. Mack and the Daddies, and Rochelle and the Sidewinders.
While Austin is home to many wonderful music venues, Skylark holds its own as an authentic, lively space to boogie. I wouldn’t lie to you. [Read more…]
Digital media changed the game for classic print publications quite some time ago. However, Texas Monthly, the revered magazine chronicling all things Texan since 1973, has actively embraced change by adding unique events and upping its online game using podcasts, videos, and a more robust social media presence.
Let’s dig into how Texas Monthly is not only staying in the game, but winning it.