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Just west of downtown Austin lies Clarksville, one of the most unique neighborhoods in the entire state of Texas. The area’s rich history began in 1871, when Charles Clark settled here after being freed from slavery. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

Now almost frozen in time, Clarksville harkens back to the days of an older Austin, filled with historic homes, quirky restaurants, and mom-and-pop shopping. If you’re looking for the quintessential Austin experience, spend a day exploring this truly walkable neighborhood.

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Start your day at Sweetish Hill Bakery, an Austin institution since 1975. Grab a Texas Coffee Traders espresso to enjoy with a cinnamon roll or a schnecken, a traditional German sticky bun. Then take a fresh-baked baguette and a chocolate croissant (or two) to go.

One of Austin’s oldest gallery spaces Artworks, features original paintings, sculptures, glassworks, and more. Head over to the 5,000-square-foot space to take it all in.

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Next, stop at Nau’s Enfield Drug, a no-frills soda pop shop that will transport you all the way back to the days when you could grab a flat-top cheeseburger and a chocolate malt in the back of a pharmacy. The prices are a bit higher than they were in 1951, when Nau’s opened, but not by that much.

Walk down to 6th and Lamar to Waterloo Records, open since 1982, when vinyl was still king. This megastore still carries new and special release vinyl records, used classic albums, and a large variety of films, books, shirts, and even toys and trinkets. Whoever said that the record store was dead surely hasn’t been here.

End your day at Jeffrey’s, opened in 1975 and revamped in 2013. It’s been named one of the top 10 Best New Restaurants in America by Bon Appétit magazine. Get there early and sit at the bar for some crispy fried oysters and a Hokkaido Highball, a Japanese twist on the classic cocktail. Stay for dinner, and try one of four cuts of Wagyu beef topped with one of eight different classic toppings, including the ultra-decadent foie gras butter—an amazing way to cap of the day.

Here is one of our favorite Real Estate listings in the neighborhood.

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For more information on Austin real estate contact Greg Walling of Moreland Properties

 

 

Four Tacos. One Winner.

If you’ve never been to one of our Taste Off events, you’re in for a treat. Guests are invited to sample breakfast tacos from four of our favorite Austin taco purveyors, and then vote for their favorite!

The $28 ticket price includes:

  • Samples from:
    -One Taco
    -Torchy’s Tacos
    -Veracruz All Natural
    -Boca | Spanish Fare
  • Pours of Cuvee’s Black & Blue Nitro Cold Brew
  • Music from Mariachi Amore
  • One voting card – you decided the winner!

*$3 Mimosas and $4 Beer-mosas with fresh squeezed OJ from Juice Austin will be available for purchase.

This is a 21+ event.

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There are few things I love more than playing judge. It doesn’t matter if I am judging best costume, beer, cocktail, steak, cupcake, there’s something empowering about voting for something!

Today, is your chance to name Cuvee Coffee’s Best Oktoberfest Beer!

Nine brave breweries are stepping up to battle for title of CROWLER CUP CHAMPION: Oktoberfest beer.

Tare asking you, great citizens of Austin, to come cast your vote for your most beloved brew by purchasing the beer you love best.

The brewery that sells 40 pints first wins the title of Crowler Cup Champion, bragging rights forever, BossMan brewing status, and will receive the Crowler Cup trophy engraved with their brewery’s name on it.

Come partake in the battle and cast your vote!

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EVENT BONUSES:

– The Best Wurst sausage truck is providing the eats

– Biergarten in the parking lot

 

– Raffle prizes from each of the breweries: 8:30 PM

– Come in your lederhosen, stockings, and german braids because there will be a best dressed contest, winner eats brats for free: 9:00 PM

I couldn’t let today pass without saying Happy 33rd Anniversary to my wonderful parents, without them this whole journey would have never started. Love y’all!

When: today, October 1st

Time: 6 pm

Location:
Cuvee Coffee
2000 E. 6th Street
Austin, Texas 78702

https://www.facebook.com/events/1455686414762141/

 

Mozart’s is one of the best coffee shops in Austin, mostly because they have a phenomenal location on Lake Austin and a great outdoor deck. It’s one of the best places in town to see some spectacular holiday lights.

Each year they take Christmas lights to the extreme with an extravagant display. They have a light show at the top of each hour starting at 6 p.m. One of the songs is Wizards in Winter by the Trans Siberian Orchestra. I love it and of course, the Texas Fight song!

This cold weather will make Mozart’s coffee and hot chocolate taste even better. This is a fun stop for the entire family, including the dog.

Be sure to grab your camera because Mozart’s and Hula Hut are sponsoring a photo contest where you can win several cool prizes. To learn more about entering visit: www.AllAboutTexasChristmasLights.com.

Time: Top of every hour, starting at 6 p.m.

When: now – New Years

Location:
Mozart’s Coffee
3826 Lake Austin Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78703

http://www.mozartscoffee.com/

Photo: Mozart’s Coffee

Admittedly, I’m not a big coffee drinker but I always find myself looking for a place to work.

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This has quickly become one of my go-to spots. It’s a renovated little house right on South First a few blocks from downtown. I always find myself coming back to this place because there is a parking lot and street parking, these days that is becoming more and more rare in Austin. They have indoor and outdoor seating, which I also enjoy.

The inside of the house has been converted and now has a sleek modern design. The perfect place to go get some work done or schedule a meeting.

Location:
1506 South 1st Street
Austin, Texas 78701

http://www.seventhflagcoffee.com

Photo Credit: Seventh Flag Coffee Facebook Page

 

Longtime local favorite coffee shop/music venue on Barton Springs, Flipnotics will be serving its last cup of coffee today, and they’re saying sayonara with one last party.

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There will be t-shirt printing by Fine Southern Gentlemen, so you can create your own ‘Flipnotics‘ shirt as a souvenir. They’ll have t-shirts for purchase, or you’re welcome to bring your own.

Goodbye Flipnotics, you will be missed!

When: Today, March 24th

Time: 5pm

Location:
Flipnotics
1601 Barton Springs
Austin, Texas 78704

https://www.facebook.com/events/246833748839893/

Photo Credit: Flipnotics Facebook Page

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We are a city that loves music.  It’s time to put your music knowledge to the test tonight at Austin Java’s Music Trivia night.

There are four rounds consisting of ten questions in each round.  The handcrafted questions cover all types of music topics so get ready to put your thinking caps on! Aside from winning bragging rights, the winner also will receive a $20 gift card to Austin Java.

Tonight they also offer two for one burgers from 4:00 p.m. to close and from 3:00 p.m. to close they offer kids eat free, so come hungry!

When: every Monday

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location:
Austin Java
1206 Parkway (12th & Lamar)
Austin, Texas

https://www.facebook.com/AustinJava?ref=mf

Photo Credit: Collings Guitars

Today marks another sad day for a favorite Austin venue as they are closing their doors. Luckily, they have plans to open a new location by the end of the year but for now this is it. Tonight will feature a variety of music in a unique show.

Technically they are having another “Final Show” tomorrow night as well, but I figured I should get the word out early incase you want to make one final trip before the doors close. For information on tomorrow’s show visit, https://www.facebook.com/events/479386625423648/.

The new location will have a full kitchen that will feature Mayan inspired dishes, vegetarian options, and gluten-free options.

Once the new location opens they will continue yoga, tai chi, kids shows, salsa, open mic night and many of the other traditions that many of us have come to love. Until then, come out one last time to enjoy the magic at the original location.

Admission: $7

When: August 30th

Time: 9:00 p.m.

Location:
Ruta Maya Organic Coffee
3601 South Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78704

https://www.facebook.com/events/123861677757882/

In Texas, it’s always chili cook-off season. And for you chili lovers out there, this is your chance to spend your Saturday filling up on delicious chili for a good cause.

Jo’s is pulling out all the stops to make this a day full of great food and tons of fun. They’ll have free two-stepping lessons at 11, followed by a two-stepping contest at noon.

There will be live music, a bake sale, silent auction and more. Basically it’s a day of good food for a great cause, and Jo’s always knows how to have a good time.

Proceeds benefit  the Lila Tenebown Recovery Fund.

When: Today

Time: 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Cost: $20 to taste all the chili

Location:
Jo’s Coffee South Congress
1300 S. Congress Ave
Austin, Texas 78704

http://joscoffee.com/chilicookoff2012.htm

Mozart’s is one of the best coffee shops in Austin, mostly because they have a phenomenal location on Lake Austin and a great outdoor deck. It’s one of the best places in town to see some spectacular holiday lights.

Each year they take Christmas lights to the extreme with an extravagant display. They have a light show at the top of each hour starting at 6 p.m. One of the songs is Wizards in Winter by the Trans Siberian Orchestra. I love it!

This cold weather will make Mozart’s coffee and hot chocolate taste even better. This is a fun stop for the entire family, including the dog.

Bring your camera. They’re having a photo contest where you can win an iPad and a $500 gift card to Mozart’s for first prize. http://allabouttexaschristmaslights.com/

Time: Top of every hour, starting at 6 p.m.

When: now – New Years

Location:
3826 Lake Austin Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78703

http://www.mozartscoffee.com/