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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).

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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)

Phonatic

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)

We’re taking you out to the ball game with an exclusive Round Rock Express experience!

Have you always wanted to catch a baseball game, but the hassle of traffic keep you from making the trek to Round Rock? Well, this experience is calling your name! Catch a ride with us to Dell Diamond from downtown Austin and reminisce on the good ol’ days while watching some classic baseball films along the way. Bring your favorite beverages/snacks on the bus, or munch on the Austin version of game day snacks – KIND bars and Topo Chico.

At the stadium, we’ll enjoy a VIP viewing experience from the Budweiser Party Porch! Once you’ve grabbed your free beverages from our friends at Twisted X and Dulce Vida Tequila, you can venture to your lawn seats to root for the home team. Don’t forget to snag a complimentary game day snack – game days aren’t the same without a hot dog or a pile of greasy nachos.

If you need more convincing here’s why Round Rock Express is a real catch:

  • They are a class Triple-A Pacific Coast League minor league baseball team
  • The Round Rock Express is affiliated with the Texas Rangers
  • In 2016, Forbes named the Round Rock Express the sixth most valuable minor league team with a value of $40 million
  • Each home game, Round Rock Express recognizes a local charitable organization through their Chasco Community Partnership program
  • The team rewards fans for wearing Round Rock Express gear
  • They’ve been around since 2005 and you’ve yet to catch a game
  • Their mascot, Spike, enjoys the Sandlot and is a great dance partner

We’re making the ball game experience better than ever. Munch on game day snacks, sip on craft brews + local beverages and enjoy some great company. Grab your buddies, your date or you dad and head out to a ball game. 

Look at that beauty, would you? She could be all yours! (Are bikes “she” like boats? Well, we’re going with it.)

Bike Austin’s annual Bike to Work Day (B2WD) is next Friday, May 19, and it’s an amazing way to see a whole new side of our city.

To celebrate this year’s event, we’ve partnered with one of our favorite local bike shops, Bicycle Sports Shop, as well as the nonprofit group behind the annual B2WD event, Bike Austin, to host a special giveaway featuring a brand spankin’ new 2017 Lookfar bike. It has a retail value of $529.99 and is available in Black or Cadet Blue. The Lookfar makes cruising and commuting easy and is great for all levels. One simple trigger shifter changes the gears up-or-down through all 7-speeds, and 42mm-wide Continental tires feel fast on smooth ground while still confidently handling rough terrain. To read more about your future bike (fingers crossed!) click here.

To enter, just fill out this B2WD 2017 pledge-to-ride form anytime now to 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 15. One lucky winner will be chosen at random. Good luck, people!

The mission of Bike To Work Day is to attract new cyclists to commute while rewarding those who already do so. Not only do commuters improve the community by decreasing traffic congestion and reducing air pollution, but cycling commuters are proven to arrive at work more alert and in better health.

To encourage citywide participation, Bike Austin has partnered with over 45 local businesses across Austin to participate as official “fueling stations” for participants to visit during their morning commute to work. These partners will offer various gifts to participating riders, including free coffee, small snacks, merch, and swag, from 7:00 to 9:30 a.m during the day of the event.

Notable fueling stations include Flyrite Chicken, who will offer a free tall-boy Lonestar Beer to cyclists (21+) that bike through its drive-thru at either the East 7th or the new Burnet locations; Bikealot, who in partnership with Austin Massage Company will be offering quick “body tune-ups” throughout the morning; Bouldin Creek Cafe, will be serving up tasty breakfast tacos, muffins, house-made granola and fresh fruit; and Houndstooth Coffee, who are offering free 12oz iced coffees on the patio at their Downtown location. Other key stations include Juiceland; Whole Foods Market; Bicycle Sport Shop; Livestrong Foundation; and as well as Jugo, who are set to offer riders complimentary fresh-pressed juice; and City Hall, the largest fueling station each year hosting over 10 booths onsite including TacoDeli, who will also be offering some of their beloved tacos to participating riders.

They’re also bringing back the beloved B2WD Passport Program, in which 2017 riders will receive a specially created passport to collect unique stamps from each fueling station. Each stamp will enter cyclists into a raffle for numerous door prize drawings at the after-party, such as goodie bags and gift cards from Birds Barbershop, Rhythm Superfoods, Bennu Coffee, and more.

This year’s 2017 B2WD After-Party will be held at the Google Fiber Space on Friday evening starting at 5:00 p.m. At the after-party, participants will be offered complimentary beverages including beer from Hops & Grain Brewing, along with bites from Verts. All Austin cyclists are encouraged to stop by and partake in the community-wide event—no RSVP required.

Here’s the full list of fueling stations:

  • Alliance Transportation
  • Austin Cake Ball
  • B Cycle
  • Baby Greens
  • Bennu Coffee
  • Bicycle Sport Shop
  • Bikealot/Austin Massage Company
  • Birds Barbershop/Torchy’s Tacos
  • Bouldin Creek Cafe/Please Be Kind to Cyclists
  • City Hall
  • Cuvee Coffee
  • Cycleast
  • Dia’s Market
  • Easy Rider Pedicab
  • Easy Street & Monkey Wrench Bikes
  • Flyrite Chicken
  • Foreflight
  • Ghisallo Cycling Initiative
  • Hops and Grain Brewing
  • Houndstooth
  • Jugo
  • Juiceland
  • Kramer Station/Alliance Transportation Group
  • Livestrong Foundation
  • Mellow Johnny’s
  • Michael F. Adams Station @ Mueller
  • Quack’s Bakery
  • Rhythm Superfoods
  • South Austin Medical Center
  • Thunderbird Coffee
  • TownLake YMCA
  • Upper Crust Bakery
  • Volunteer (Randy Greenberg)
  • Wheatsville Coop
  • Whole Foods Market

 

 

Austin doesn’t have a shortage of delicious restaurants, and we like to take full advantage of that fact even when we’re busy writing or spending a night in. But our newest go-to for delivery is UberEATS, which now serves the full Austin-Round Rock metro and has grown like crazy, with hundreds of restaurant menus now available for delivery. Here are some of our go-to categories that you might not have considered for delivery:

FroYo and Ice Cream

The first time we had frozen yogurt delivered from UberEATS we were amazed that it was the perfect consistency when it arrived! They work with restaurants to deliver so quick that it doesn’t have the chance to melt. It’s now our go-to for late night cravings. Try Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, Moojo, Teo Gelato, or Amy’s Ice Creams.

Fancy Toasts

When you have Instagram-envy for what everyone else is eating for breakfast, get a fancy avocado toast or berry toast delivered to your door. Pair it with a Matcha latte or iced coffee for the perfect morning pick-me-up. Our favorites come from Irene’s, Seventh Flag Coffee, and Mour Cafe, and they look just as good as they do in these photos upon arrival.

Rainbow Bowls

Healthy rainbow bowls are the latest craze. They also take a lot of work. So, when we want a rainbow bowl chock-full of fresh fruits or veggies, we just get it delivered fresh made from Ola Poke, Cenote, Snap Kitchen, or Acai Hut.

You can also sort options in the UberEATS app by Gluten-free, Vegetarian or Vegan, and by price range, delivery time, or popularity, so being healthy within a busy schedule is easy-peasy.

Cheese Boards

When we’re throwing a party or wine night and spend our time on Pinterest rather than preparing, we let the appetizer trays come to us! Our favorite cheese plate is from Hillside Farmacy where the cheese, fruit, and even honey comes from local farms. If you’re wanting more of a beer-pairing board with soft pretzels, try Easy Tiger or Flying Saucer.

Off-Menu Exclusives

You don’t have to know the chefs to get the hookup. Award-winning restaurants like Olamaie have made their off-menu southern biscuits and lunch menu available exclusively for delivery. And if you haven’t gotten the chance to try the Omakase dinner at Kyōten Sushiko, you can taste an affordable weekday lunch version on UberEATS. Our go-to is the Chirashi Bowl.

We’d love to hear what your favorite delivery finds are!

Still haven’t tried UberEATS? Get Free Delivery on your first order with promo code: 365EATS

Texas-based Grande Communications announced this morning (4/25) that home and business subscribers in the Austin area are now eligible for 1 Gigabit Internet service.

Customers in these areas that are now able to enjoy Grande’s expanded Gigabit internet service will notice a big difference in their online activities as the upgrade brings unparalleled speed, reliability and capacity over the traditional internet experience. With download speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps, users can download 100 songs or a two-hour movie in just a few seconds.

Residential pricing starts at just $69.99/month and includes wireless home networking, no contracts, no bandwidth usage caps and easy installation. Who doesn’t want seriously fast internet speeds to surf, stream, download, work and game online?

Sweepstakes

To help spread the news, Grande also kicked off the Gotta Getta Gig Sweepstakes and prizes include an Xbox One Bundle, and a Dell Touch-Screen Laptop.

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The contest is open to all Texas residents and runs through May 25th. To Enter:

Tell Grande why you need 1 Gig and enter for a chance to win at: http://mygrande.com/internet/gotta-getta-gig

There are many ways you can help fight the spread of HIV/AIDS. You can give money to organizations. You may donate your time to volunteer. You can help to spread the word about prevention. However, April 25th the ASA (Aids Services of Austin)- in conjunction with the international event organization Dining Out for Life– is making it easy for you. Simply visit one of your favorite local restaurants and chow down.

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The annual Austin fundraiser celebrates its 25th year for 2017. With over 60 local eateries participating, a generous percentage of the day’s receipts go directly to AIDS Services of Austin, helping them continue their noble effort combating AIDS and assisting those affected.

The Dining out for Life Association has been holding events in many locations since 1991. A growing and successful venture- they raise $4 million annually-Dining Out for Life’s mission is to provide resources to local organizations in order to “fund care, prevention, education, testing, counseling and other essential HIV/AIDs services.” The ASA’s goal is “to enhance the health and well-being of the community and people affected by HIV and AIDS.”

ASA Executive Director Paul Scott is optimistic regarding this year’s event. “We are thrilled to celebrate 25 years of giving back to the HIV and AIDS community with the return of Dining Out for Life,” he said. “We are so grateful to our new and returning restaurant partners and encourage all to dine out in support of this great cause.”

Last year’s event raised over $40,000. But with a new Travis County AIDS diagnosis occurring every 35 hours on average, the need for financial support is constant. So help spread the word, pitch in to help someone in need, and fill your belly with some delicious local cuisine.

Participants are welcome to share their dining experience online with the hashtag #DineOutATX.

A list of participating restaurants can be found at www.diningforlife.org

 

We’re always one to snoop around and see what’s happening around town (as you may already know judging by the fact that you’re reading this) and one of our favorite local names is Black Swan Yoga. With another new donation-based studio up on Anderson Lane, they’ve been doing it big in the community! The latest thing happening at Black Swan is the launch of BSY.tv. So of course we had to test it out…

What is it?

BSY.TV is designed to bring you the Black Swan Yoga class experience wherever you are. Whether you’re on vacation or just can’t make it into the studio, BSY.TV offers an array of classes that you can access wherever you have wifi, which is basically everywhere.

We’re big fans of the anywhere component. Black Swan Yoga at Barton Springs? Yes, please…

How to:

You can get your yoga fix just about anywhere. Phone, iPad, computer — they’re all compatible so just pick your class and turn up the volume. There are a variety of lengths and types of classes so you can meditate when you’re feeling anxious, do a full flow when you’re feeling ambitious or even learn a pose breakdown (for you brave souls who want to learn how to stand on your head).

How much:

BSY.TV offers unlimited access to all the teachers and all the videos for only $8 a month and you can try it for free for 8 days. Apparently our swan friends like the number 8 and we ain’t mad about it. It’s pretty cheap for a whole lotta yoga.

Why you should:

Black Swan Yoga is one of Austin’s favorite local businesses. By enrolling in BSY.TV you are directly supporting your favorite BSY instructors. http://bsy.tv

 

By: Kammok

When you’re looking for a view without the ruckus, whip out this list.

We’ve been building rugged, yet lightweight gear on the East side of Austin for over 7 years. In other words, we know a thing or two about designing a mighty fine hammock. Hang with us, it’s about time.

Team approved, tried and true, kickass kickback spots to hang.

Hang forever, ATX.

Colorado Bend State Park

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  • 31.065017, -98.504508
  • A ways outside of Austin, this is the perfect weekend adventure.
  • Grab some cinnamon rolls and catch golden hour with people you love.
  • Disclaimer. It’s spring time. Bring a bugnet to keep the bugs at bay.
  • Photo credit: @kylemeck

Pease Park

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  • 30°17’08.9″N 97°45’15.1″W
  • Located alongside Shoal Creek Trail, Peace Park is home to local joggers and afternoon bikers. This park is a great central spot, just 5 minutes from downtown.
  • Photo credit: @gregbalkin

Walnut Creek Park

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  • 30°24’03.5″N 97°41’09.0″W
  • Dog owners: Walnut Creek Park features a fresh off-leash area for your pups to run rampant without worrying about who’s business they’re getting into.
  • Multitude of hilly, meandering trails for mountain bikers.
  • Plenty of trees to hammock. Take your pick, and relax!
  • Photo credit: @muellers_dayoff

Town Lake Bridge

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  • 30.265464, -97.755892
  • Snag a spot next to the hikers and joggers, you won’t be alone but we’ll guarantee you a beautiful view of the city.
  • Photo credit: @gregbalkin

Snake Island

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  • 30°14’50.1″N 97°43’10.5″W
  • Team Kammok’s Tom Sawyer getaway, Snake Island is littered with the perfect hammocking trees, and waterfront views of Lake Austin.
  • Getting there is the fun part 😉
  • Photo credit: @travperk_photo

Mount Bonnell

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  • 30°19’17.1″N 97°46’22.3″W
  • Not exactly an Austin secret, but you can get creative with your hammock placement. Snag a yogi and find your zen at golden hour.
  • Photo credit: Kim Jones

St. Edwards Park

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  • 30°25’07.1″N 97°47’35.7″W
  • This hidden park is perfect for trail runners, hikers and dog owners.
  • Our favorite spot is a little off the beaten path: follow Bull Creek all the way West from St. Edwards park until it crosses to the other side of Spicewood Springs Rd. You’ll find gently flowing water, limestone for days, and a quiet spot to set up your hammock kit.
  • Photo credit: @muellers_dayoff

The Greenbelt

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  • Gus Fruh Entrance: 30.249457, -97.795174
  • Best for last. Also, some of the more popular spots. Pick a time of the week where you won’t run into the whole fraternity, and enjoy our personal favorite patch of ATX.
  • Photo credit: @travperk_photo
  • Our team’s favorite spots:
    • Gus Fruh
    • Lost Creek Falls
    • Sculpture Falls
    • Campbell’s Hole / The Flats

BONUS: Barton Springs…Almost.

  • 30°15’51.3″N 97°46’06.1″W
  • Don’t go to the paid side.  We repeat, do not go to the paid side.
  • Slightly north from the paid entrance of Barton Springs, there is refreshing water and beautiful trees to hang near. Grab a book, a local beer, and kick back here for the ultimate hang.

Don’t see your favorite spot on the list? Submit your favorite spot to hang here.

About Kammok

Based in the heart of East Austin, Kammok is an outdoor company focused on hammock camping. We design durable, lightweight gear to elevate every adventure. The Roo camping hammock is our flagship product, made from climbing-rated hardware with a lifetime warranty so you can hang forever.

Gear up for your next adventure at www.kammok.com, and get 10% off your first purchase when you sign up for our newsletter.

Hours and hours of live music in the summer is great, but in Texas we always have the issue of it being roughly one thousand degrees. Well, no matter. The brilliant people behind Float Fest have solved that problem for everyone—float the river first, then music! It’s nature’s air conditioning.

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Everyone’s favorite concert/festival/tubing adventure just announced its line up and this year’s bands include: Zedd, Weezer, Cage The Elephant, MGMT, Passion Pit, Mac Miller, just to name a few.

This wet, wild, and weird adventure will take place July 22nd and 23rd in San Marcos, Texas.

Here’s how it all works:

The gates at Cool River Ranch open at 10 a.m. to all tubers on Saturday and Sunday. Once you show up you will be pointed toward the box office where you can redeem your tubing passes, camping passes, and concert tickets. If you are camping you can check in to your campsite starting on Friday at 2pm-8pm. See our Tubing and Camping page for more information on camping. Once you get your wristbands we will have a large tent and tubing staging area near the box office that tubers will wait for the shuttles. Once your turn arrives to hop on the shuttle, the shuttle will take you a few miles up river and drop you off at our river drop in location. Then, you FLOAT about 2 1/2 miles back to Cool River Ranch. The FLOAT takes about 2.5-4 hours so come prepared! Once you arrive at Cool River Ranch river exit you will be directed up the hill to the concert gates! Feel free to go back to your car and change or whatever you need to do before you come party at the concert.

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Click here to learn more about the weekend and to purchase your tickets. This event really is worth planning your whole summer around—so get your crew organized.

 

If you love fishing but don’t have your own boat, we have the best recommendation for you. Rowing Dock, on Lady Bird Lake, has just launched their new Fishing Kayak Rental program.

Their fishing specific kayaks are perfectly outfitted with a stadium style seat, rod holders, recessed tackle box storage, anchors, and a center console for rigging fish finders and other tools to help you haul in a big catch! Bring your own rod, reel, and bait and let Rowing Dock take care of the rest.

For more information on renting a fishing kayak in Austin visit Rowing Dock’s FAQ section.

GIVEAWAY: Sign up here for a chance to win a half day fishing kayak rental for two.

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