Kristy Owen - 365 Things to Do in Austin, TX

Kristy Owen

I am a realtor here in Austin, and clients are always asking for suggestions on what to do around town. So, I thought I would blog about my experiences, recommendations and what you have to do before you can call yourself a true Austinite.

Wake up, it’s brunch! The best part about a long weekend is there is an extra brunching day, so let’s do it right and head to Banger’s. Try the ManMosa, a liter mug filled with a bottle of champagne—yes, a whole bottle—topped off with a splash of cranberry or OJ. If that’s a little too aggressive, you can check out the Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary bar.

There will be live music from noon until 3 p.m., and your pup is always welcome to come join the party (they even have special sausage just for dogs).

When: Today, May 29th

Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden
79 & 81 Rainey Street
Austin, TX 78701

Grab the Tums! It’s Blackheart’s Chili Cook-Off and SweetWater Brewing Company Tap Take-over.

If you think you can bring the heat, enter here.  It’s $20 per chili to enter (which goes in the judges choice pot). All styles of chili are welcome and will be judged for taste alone. So prepare your tastebuds for anything—even beans and tofu.

Two prizes will be awarded during the cook-off. Judges Choice (selected blind from a three-person panel) will win the entire cash pot! Peoples Choice (tallied by vote) wins $50.00 bar tab! Both winners will be determined by 5:30 p.m.

Each contestant must cook two gallons of chili and all preparation must be done in advance. Each contestant must bring a crockpot to serve/warm chili, serving spoons, and cooler to keep additional chili when not serving. Please bring your own jar / box / etc. to collect tickets for peoples choice votes. IMPORTANT: Bring $20 CASH to enter. Winner takes all!

Blackheart provides: tables, electricity, serving cups, spoons

When: Today, May 28th

Time: 2-7 p.m.

The Blackheart
86 Rainey St.
Austin, Texas 78701



And now for something completely different! Do you love yoga or Kanye more than Kanye loves Kanye? The college dropout, Harleigh, is taking you into his beautiful, dark, twisted fantasy through 808’s and heartbreak. Music by Yeezus himself.

This will be 75 minutes of ego, beats, breath, and bliss.

When: Today, May 27th

Time: 4-6 p.m.

Cost: $20 | Get tickets here.

Black Swan Yoga – Anderson
1417 W Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78757

Name: Clyde
Animal ID:
Sex: Neutered Male
Breed:  Mix
Age: 2 Year Old
Location: Kennel 211

Clyde is currently our longest-stay dog still living in the shelter, he has been with us since November 1st, 2016!

Clyde says he loves outings, especially if swimming is an option. Quacking ducks and birds on ground posed no interest but, lizards, beware! Clyde was calm in the car but curious about everything! He aced “leave it/take it” with cheeseburger bites. He likes the view from the top of tables best. He is an easy and delightful companion. Come meet Clyde today!

Check out our previous Pet of the Week’s!


If you’re looking to lighten your meal routine this summer, let UberEATS help! Top healthy restaurants around the city are available for delivery right to your door (or the pool, the lake, the park). Here are some of our favorite restaurants with refreshing summer options that you can get delivered in as little as 35 minutes on UberEATS.

Green Lunch

This new delivery-only kitchen serves a fresh perspective on salads and bowls, accommodating special diets or lifestyles (gluten-free friendly, vegetarian, vegan, paleo).

(Pictured here: Sesame Sunshine Bowl)

Flyrite Chicken

Flyrite is fast becoming an Austin favorite because it’s fast, delicious, and it has a refreshingly healthy side. Chargrilled chicken, veggie spring rolls, chia pudding, even kale salad are everyday menu offerings.

(Pictured here: Eastside Combo with Kale Slaw)

Snap Kitchen

You can’t go wrong with Snap Kitchen—their menu offers healthy versions of commonly craved dishes, so whether you’re carb conscious, paleo, dairy free, or vegan, there’s something delicious for you. Tip: order multiple days’ worth of meals in one go, as all meals arrive fridge-stable and ready to heat up.

(Pictured here: Beef Sweet Potato Scramble).


Even the healthiest people deserve a treat! When you’re craving something cool and sweet, try sorbet or frozen yogurt (which is naturally low-fat). Tip: add fresh fruit as a topping!

(Pictured here: 98% Fat-Free Soft Serve)

Daily Greens

This cold-pressed juice is made with love on the east side, and every bottle is packed with over 4 pounds of USDA Certified Organic produce! Tip: order a week’s worth in one delivery (they’ll stay fresh in your fridge).

(Pictured here: Harmony or Morning Greens)

The Vegan Nom

When you’re craving tacos, check out The Vegan Nom for a lighter take. Our friends at UberEATS told us it’s been a staple for folks wanting to dabble in plant-based eating without missing any of the traditional taco flavors.

(Pictured here: Mushroom, Spinach and Caramelized Taco and Rockin Vegan Migas)


The folks at PhoNatic are all about fresh, quality ingredients, and that carries over to their delivery options as well. We’re super impressed with how their dishes arrive chock full of veggies, and with baggies of fresh herb garnishes and sauces on the side. Don’t forget a Thai Iced Tea for the full Vietnamese experience!

(Pictured here: Chicken Cabbage Salad)

Daily Juice

Daily Juice is our go-to Austin staple for summer morning smoothies, and we were pleasantly surprised to see their UberEATS menu also offers acai bowls, fresh wraps, and salads so you can get your days’ fuel in one delivery.

(Pictured left to right: Dragonfly, Subliminator, Wild Thing, Chocolate Almond Acai)

Conscious Cravings

Conscious Cravings is our go-to for when we want a healthy salad but also a side of french fries! Their modern take on plant-based eating is super flavorful and fresh—the Quinoa Salad will make all your coworkers jealous.

(Pictured here: Quinoa Salad)

Blues On The Green is Austin’s longest running FREE music series and the 2017 season kicks off tonight! Veterans know the drill, but for first-time attendees here is the rundown: You can bring in two factory sealed water bottles, blankets, chairs, and your dog (he must be on a leash at all times). That is what is says on the website…BUT for the record I’ve never been sent away for packing wine in my picnic basket. My best piece of advice is to either ride your bike, carpool, take the bus, or walk if you can. Parking and traffic around Zilker tonight can be quite the headache.

For more Blues On The Green tips, click here.

2017 Lineup:
June 14th
July 12th
Aug 2nd

Admission: Free

Music Starts: 8 p.m.

Zilker Park
2100 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas 78704

“Get ready to parrr-taaayyyyy…with the best of them!” Grab your best/tackiest bridesmaid dress and tell your BFFs, frenemies, and “#3s” to meet at the Paramount for the ultimate wedding party. From there, we’ll dash to Whole Foods Market – “we know the owner” – for some food, beer, beats by a real wedding emcee, and you might even see an old colonial woman churning butter! After our runner’s reception, we’ll make our way back to Stateside at the Paramount and take a load off for a costume contest and screening of Bridesmaids. Pub Run participants will receive two tickets good for beer, soda, or popcorn once back at the theatre!

Stateside at the Paramount Pub Run + Screening – $20 (includes preservation fee)
Ticket includes film, pub run admission, and complimentary beer
General Movie Admission – $10 (includes preservation fee)

When: today, May 23rd

Time: 6pm

The Paramount

Let the Monday Movie Nights at Jo’s Downtown continue. Tonight they feature presentation is The Sandlot. 

Admission: free

Time: 7pm

Jo’s Coffee Downtown
242 W. 2nd Street
Austin, Texas 78701

Yay—here’s an event from people who understand how much you love your dog and want to bring him wherever you go (especially on Sunday). Grab that sweet fur baby and meet at Outdoor Voices at 2 p.m. for a Dog Jog to Irene’s. Once you get to Irene’s, it’ll be paradise for humans and their best friends alike with $1 Budweisers, $5 Tito’s Cocktails, $5 Hot Dogs, and even $3 Puppy Chow.

Joining the social dog walk, bringing your pup to Irene’s, or donating to Emancipet, will each earn you a raffle ticket for awesome swag bags from Outdoor Voices, Irene’s, and Tito’s!

When: Today, May 21st

Time: 3-6 p.m.

506 West Ave.
Austin, Texas 78701