The back to basics nutritional movement marches on, and naturally (pun intended), the animals are getting in on the action. As Americans live longer, healthier lives- with a more focused, additive free diet and lifestyle-they want their pets to enjoy longevity right along with them. So “pet parents”, as they are commonly known, are becoming much more health conscious regarding the products they serve their little ones.
The natural pet product industry’s stock is rising as more and more consumers say they’re willing to pay more for the wellness of their pets. And many of these pet centric families call Austin, TX- an epicenter of small business-minded, quality controlled marketplace-their home.
It is within this arena that Kriser’s Natural Pet– a multiple-award winning pet supply company (2015 Global Pet Expo’s “Best Overall Pet Retailer” among others)-has decided to double up their presence in the Texas capitol (the debut Austin store opened last year off Rt. 183 near the Arboretum). Known widely as “the Whole Foods for pets,” Kriser’s- which opened its first storefront in Chicago and has since spread to numerous locations throughout the country- has been providing high-quality service of all kinds to pets and their families since 2006.
Kriser’s has been at the forefront helping to provide a wholesome lifestyle to our domestic counterparts. “The Austin pet community is thriving and we’re thrilled to continue our mission of helping pets live happier, healthier lives, naturally, with this second location,” said Brad Kriser, founder and CEO. “The store we opened last year was met with a remarkably positive response, and we’re excited to help even more pet parents care for their pets with education, outstanding products and grooming.”
So pencil in a visit and head down this weekend to the newest Kriser’s Natural Pet location. Whether your beloved pet (or pets) are in need of anything from toys to supplements to everything in between, they have you covered. Converse with their knowledgeable and dedicated staff. Browse their comprehensive selection and services (all extensively curated and “Kriser’s Approved”) and see why Kriser’s Natural Pet is revolutionizing the domestic animal kingdom.
4400 North Lamar
From Go-Karts and Bumper Boats, Mini Golf, Carnival Rides, Bowling and Laser Tag, there’s something fun for everyone at Austin’s Park N Pizza.
When you get hungry, take a break from all the fun and enjoy the newly remodeled family friendly buffet, featuring salads, pizza, pasta and desserts made fresh daily. Or kick back in our Bar & Grill with locally sourced, chef-inspired fare and craft beer and cocktails as well as soft drinks.
Planning a birthday party? Austin’s Park and Pizza makes it fun and easy with packages available for any budget.
Win a package of four FREE “Unlimited Attractions” admissions worth more than $150. Just follow Austin’s Park n Pizza on Instagram and tag who you’d bring along for your chance to win a free day of fun! The winner will be chosen at random.
Visit AustinsPark.com for hours of operation, complete ride, attraction and game listings, food and drink menus, and full details on all the great package deals.
The City of Austin will soon be losing its only live music running event as April 9 will be the 6th and final Austin 10/20.
The Inaugural Austin 10/20 took place in 2012 in a desolate parking lot at The Domain. A lot has changed in the area over the last six years including substantial business and residential growth. The growth has also brought on more difficulties and uncertainties for the race.
When asked why April 9 will be the final Austin 10/20, Race Director Peter Douglass said, “We’ve had our struggles over the last few years and we really have not been able to get the attention of people in Austin who make things happen. The one thing we can count on every year is great support from our thousands of participants, volunteers and spectators.”
The Austin 10/20 is known for capturing everything that makes Austin awesome! With twenty live bands along the ten mile course and a party in the park with a headliner concert (Alpha Rev will be headlining!) at the finish, the race features more music than any other running event in town. Runners and walkers of all ability levels are welcome to participate.
The 6th and final Austin 10/20 will be taking place on April 9 at the Domain. Don’t miss your chance to experience an Austin original event before it’s gone. Sign up online at www.Austin1020.com. Use promo code 365MARCH by 3/28 to save $10.
If you have a four-legged friend and you’re living in Austin, you’ll be pleased to know that the Texas capital is one of the most dog-friendly cities out there. With our plethora of parks and outdoor patios, your pup will be able to accompany you to brunches, days at the pool, and post-work happy hours.
Moving to Austin? Find a great real estate agent who is licensed and has completed their continuing education courses—they should be able to point you toward the right neighborhood with plenty of places where your dog will be as welcomed as you are.
Check out some of the best dog-friendly bars, restaurants and patios in Austin (listed in alphabetical order).
4th Tap Brewing and Co-Op
Amy’s Ice Cream (Burnet)
Banger’s Sausage House
Barton Springs Saloon
Billy’s on Burnet
Black Sheep Lodge
Black Star Co-Op
Bouldin Creek Cafe
The Buzz Mill
Central Market Cafe
Cheer Up Charlies
Cherrywood Coffee House
Crown and Anchor Pub
Dog House Drinkery
Fado Irish Pub
Gibson Street Bar
Hops and Grain
Irie Bean Coffee Bar
Luke’s Inside Out
Maria’s Taco Xpress
Moonshine Patio Bar and Grill
Motzart’s Coffee Roasters
North by Northwest
Opal Divine’s Marina
South Austin Trailer Park and Eatery
Spider House Patio Bar and Cafe
The Ginger Man
The Picnic – Foodtruck Park
Uncle Billys Brewery
Work Horse Bar
Yellow Jacket Social Club
When in doubt, just give your favorite establishment a call to see if your furry friend is welcome! You’d be surprised how many restaurants and bars are happy to have your pup.
Jumping. Fresh air. Outdoor fun for kids (and adults, too). Jump into spring on your very own Springfree Trampoline! And now, Springfree featuring tgoma makes it possible to please both parents and kids at the same time by offering screen time and active time together. That’s right, just imagine being able to give in when your child asks for more screen time without the guilt. Springfree featuring tgoma is an outdoor digital gaming system that allows kids that desired extra amount of time of their tablets while also giving parents the ease of knowing their kids are getting some outside active time as well.
With safety features, including no metal springs, lowered frame and safety nets with flexible rods to protect falls to the ground, Springfree Trampoline is one of the safest ones out there.
Take advantage of this wonderful spring weather with a trampoline of your very own to jump on. The entire family will get exercise and will have fun while they’re at it! Springfree Trampoline wants you to get ready to go outside to JUMP! Enter to win a trampoline, valued at $2299!
Enter here –> http://www.springfreetrampoline.com/lp/austin-ready-set-go-2017
If you’d like to test out jumping on a Springfree Trampoline, be sure to visit them at their Austin store in The Domain, located at 3220 Amy Donovan Plaza, Suite 116. You can also visit them at one of these events around Austin during the week of Spring Break:
When you’re visiting Austin for SXSW, it can be hard to get a genuine feel for the city in between the parties, panels, and lines. That’s why the awesome folks at the Gane app, a homegrown ATX business that streamlines the mobile payment process, are giving you over $50 worth of offers to local and national merchants in Austin in honor of this crazy festival.
Just put in $50 to the Gane app to spend at stores you’re interested in checking out, and see what little pieces of Austin you can take back home with you. And, of course, you can always put any of the leftover Austin funds back into your bank account within two days.
Here are some of the Austin originals and national brands they are fond of supporting:
New to Gane? Download the app on the iOS App Store or the Google Play Store.
Staying in town for Spring Break? Head on down to Rowing Dock to make the best of your staycation! Their dock is a little oasis just minutes from downtown. Off the beaten path, and worth it.
So, take advantage of these days off to get out on the water and explore the lake with your friends and family! Grab a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard and get a head start on your tan! Rowing Dock will be open from 9am until 8pm (last boats out one hour before close) everyday starting on the 12th!
The Rowing Dock
2418 Stratford Drive
Favor is more than doubling the size of their current delivery zone to include Southeast Austin, Circle C, Jollyville, Wells Branch, Lost Creek, and the North Lamar neighborhoods. The new zone extends east to Hwy 183 and north past Texas State Hwy 45. As part of an initiative to focus on their home state of Texas, the company will be giving Texans more access to Favor than ever before. The company has also expanded zone coverage in Fort Worth, Houston, Dallas and College Station.
New delivery zone starts Monday, March 6th. Learn more here.
To celebrate the expansion, Favor is offering FREE delivery + $2 tacos from all Chi’Lantro locations for #TacoTuesday 3/7 only! That’s right, Tuesday (3/7) from 11:00 AM-9:00 PM you can score FREE delivery + $2 tacos from Austin favorite, Chi’Lantro!
Here are the details:
March 7th, from 11am-9pm just open up the Favor app and order Chi’Lantro
Free Delivery (Users just pay the tip)
Join thousands of fellow Austinites in Zilker Park this coming Sunday, March 5th for the ABC Kite Fest. The day will start with the inaugural Anteater Fun Run, a two mile jog/walk starting at the Zilker Park Moon Tower and ending at the MossFest Stage at Lou Neff Point. Individuals can register for the Fun Run at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/abc-kite-fest-anteater-fun-run-tickets-31422602851.
After the run participants can enjoy the second annual MossFest Children’s Concert which is free to all attendees. Music acts include Barton Hills Choir (10-10:40), Big Don (10:40-11:10), Hey Lolly, with Puppets! (11:20-11:50) and Trout Fishing in America (12:00-1:00). Afterwards, attendees can enjoy the ABC Kite Fest, including the kite showcase and contest run by the Exchange Club of Austin. All monies received for the event benefit Communities in Schools and the Moss Pieratt Foundation.
When: March 5th
Escape Rooms are sure to include riddles and puzzles but The Escape Game Austin
takes it to a whole other level – every game takes you on an adventure.
With a focus on designing and creating stunning, unbelievably life-like experiences, The Escape Game provides a wide variety of immersive themes. Games include Gold Rush, Prison Break, The Heist, and Classified.
You’ve got one hour to find gold that has been hidden at a greedy gold prospector’s cabin. The problem? The mob has also been tipped off and will soon be on the way to find it for themselves. Finders keepers!
Prison Break – The Escape Game’s most difficult game is set in 1955. You have been wrongfully accused and your new home sweet cell was previously occupied by an inmate who disappeared. Some say he escaped, some say he was murdered by the infamously cruel Warden. Can you make it out before you meet the same fate?
This is your chance to beat an art thief at his own game. A famous piece of art has gone missing and it’s up to you and your covert team to recover the painting – fail and you’ll have local authorities after you. Good luck!
You’ve got 60 minutes to save the world. Your team has been assigned a critical covert mission and if you want to stop the impending terrorist attack, you’ve got to act fast. It’s up to you to get inside of the head of the masterminds and diffuse the threat.
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