You know that goofy feeling you get when you find a new favorite place? Of course you do! I almost did a little socially-distanced tap dance during my first visit to Hold Out Brewing, but that would be too goofy, even for me. As happy as I was, nobody wants to see that.[Read more…]
You need to go to Beerburg Brewing. Like, yesterday. I mean it. Read this, then drive on over. Or make plans to. You’ll be happy you did! This is my new favorite place, and here are the many reasons why….[Read more…]
When it comes to meals, Austinites don’t mess around. We love local and organic food, and we tend to avoid chain restaurants like the plague. It’s our culture. Quick, healthy, and made-from-scratch could be the official catchphrase of Austin cuisine. But this triple threat is hard to pull off daily, since most of us are busy working and playing. Enter meal delivery.[Read more…]
As Austin’s restaurants scramble to adapt to the new reality we’re all living in, they must sell food or risk going out of business. We’re grieving the permanent closures of Shady Grove, Threadgill’s, NXNW, and Magnolia Cafe on Lake Austin Boulevard. We don’t want to see anyone else leave us.
And while we know you don’t need fancy enticements to support your favorite local businesses, we don’t want to waste this opportunity to share breaking news from restaurants around the city. Get excited, and then go place an order.
Contigo Catering[Read more…]
We could all use a little comfort right about now, eh? We’re stuck indoors, teaching kids, missing milestones, trying to stay healthy, and getting used to that Zoom life. If there’s one thing that can ease the stress, then it’s local comfort food from our favorite restaurants in Austin.
That being said, our Austinot team did a (virtual) huddle to round up our favorite foods currently available for convenient pick-up and/or delivery. Enjoy![Read more…]
Here in Austin, we’ve all been impacted by COVID-19 in different ways. Some of have lost all of our income, or enough that it keeps us up at night.
Some of us are agitated during the stay-at-home, lonely by ourselves or overwhelmed with having the family together all of the time.
Some of us are on the front lines, essential workers who allow the rest of us to receive medical care–or eat.
And some of us are sick. Some of us have lost our lives to this virus. And some of us are hurting in isolation as people we love suffer.
Here at The Austinot, our volunteer team has been impacted. A number of us have lost our jobs. Our advertising revenue, which keeps the lights on, has been impacted. No one is searching for “guide to east austin” right now. (We don’t blame you.)
There’s no way around it: this is a challenging, dark time, and part of coping is acknowledging that truth. But we don’t need to stay there.[Read more…]
Like many around the world, I’m making a mental list of businesses that value profits over people. Make the list and you loose my patronage. Simple as that.
But businesses are in a tough spot. Lay off employees so they can stay afloat, or continue to pay and everyone goes down with the ship? It’s a literal no-win situation.
But some Austin spots are trying to both stay in business and support employees via creative methods. Here are 10 local businesses that are doing right by displaced employees. Not only do they deserve your dollar when this crisis is over, but they’ve earned a virtual high five right now.[Read more…]
While there may be a lot of uncertainty right now, we can be certain nothing will hold Austin back from serving the best food. And I don’t know about you, but eating something from my favorite restaurants always seems to make life look brighter.
Support our local businesses and service workers by ordering from this list of some of our favorite restaurants in Austin. We need each other right now.[Read more…]
Editor’s note: We live in uncertain times, with multiple travel warnings and bans in place. For those who still choose to fly, we hope you exercise every precaution to stay healthy. And for those who need to eat at the airport, these local eateries could all use our support.
For the average traveler, airports aren’t normally associated with fun. Flying can mean early mornings, late nights, waiting, and stressful hours spent packing. Although these realities are sometimes unavoidable, the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport has done an amazing job of creating a more relaxed and, dare I say, even fun environment for waiting passengers. It has become a reflection of Austin itself, brimming with live music and art. In a way, it is its own hub of culture and creativity.
Another huge way the airport creates a fun environment for guests is by filling the corridors with local Austin eateries we know and love. Everywhere you turn, you can find an Austin neighborhood classic. Look out for any of the following next time you fly.[Read more…]
There are three sections of Sixth Street in Austin: West, East, and what locals refer to as Dirty. West Sixth is the section of Sixth Street that runs west from Congress Avenue. For the most part, the nightlife scene ends at North Lamar Boulevard.
For locals, Dirty Sixth runs from Congress to I-35 even though technically, and according to street signs, East Sixth Street starts at Congress Avenue and runs east. But when you hear locals talk about East Sixth, we are referencing anything east of I-35. Don’t get confused by the street signs; you’ll be talking like a local in no time.
East Sixth as we know and love it today is an eclectic blend of shops, restaurants, dives, and cocktail bars. It’s also quite new–in relation to Dirty or West Sixth–with the gentrification of east Austin surging in the past 10 years.
Here are 15 of my favorite East Sixth Street establishments you won’t want to miss.[Read more…]