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Everyone loves an underdog story. And this one starts with a power washer.

Back in 2001, the founder of Westlake Home & Commercial Services, JT Hasty, spent his last $300 on a power washer, believing in its benefits for the care and maintenance of Austin homes around the area. He hit the streets and went door to door demonstrating how transformative a simple and relatively inexpensive pressure wash can be.

Through his hard work, they grew from a simple one man operation. Day by day, JT built up clientele in Westlake Hills and Tarrytown. Over fifteen years later, Westlake Home & Commercial Services is now Austin’s premier pressure washing and window cleaning company. They have expanded all over Texas and work with residential, commercial, and multi-family properties.

 


The Art of Customer Service

While the growth of Westlake Home & Commercial Services reflects the rapid growth of Austin, they still maintain their original values as a neighborhood business. Believing in excellence in service in every aspect of what they do. They truly care about providing value to their customers. They love to see their customers’ happy faces after seeing results of a cleaning. They even work around your schedule, so you can get service when it’s most convenient for you.

 


Active in the Austin Community

They wouldn’t be where they are today without the support of local friends and neighbors here in Austin! That’s why at Westlake Home & Commercial, they are dedicated to giving back to the community, including being active members and giving back to Austin Pets Alive!, a local nonprofit that maintains comprehensive and innovative programs for animals at high-risk for euthanasia. They also work with food banks in the local area and encourage their employees to take time volunteering for the causes they personally care about.

 

People Over Profits

At the heart of Westlake Home & Commercial Services is their employees. Taking pride in each and every one’s success is at their core. They’re proud to provide great jobs for people all over Texas. Their employees earn competitive pay and are fully protected by health insurance plans. They believe, “when you treat your employees right, you build a happy and healthy company.”

 

A Service For Every Cleaning Need in Austin

As their business and team grew over the past fifteen years, so have the number of services provided. Their clients expressed a need for things like pressure washing for all types of surfacesgentle but effective roof washing.

In the Austin area, lakefront properties rely on their boat dock cleaning services. And today’s energy-efficient homes maintain solar panels with their low-pressure soft washing service.

Whether it’s time to deep clean your tile and grout or you want to refresh your deck and pool area with power washing before a big party, they can help a neighbor out.

Want to breathe new life into the exterior of your home or business?

Get in touch with Westlake Home & Commercial Services today for a free estimate. They can answer any questions you may have.

Oh for the love of whisky—our favorite celebration of the good stuff is back! Whiskies of the World, a world-class tasting event, will gather skilled distillers and blenders under one roof to showcase over 200 varieties and create a kind-of whisky Shangri-La. “I WANT TO GO TO THERE!” you say? Well it’s all happening on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the JW Marriott Austin and tickets are on sale now.

This event has been successful year after year because of the wide range of experience levels and lack of pretension. (No bearded men in monocles and ascots swirling and sniffing their drinks, thank you very much). You can expect a variety of whisky lovers, from the whisky curious who are discovering how to enjoy this intense yet subtle elixir to the connoisseurs who are tasting new products and sharing their knowledge.

VIP ticket holders can arrive one hour early to taste an exclusive lineup of 10-12 whiskies at the Bon Vivant Hour. The event also includes whisky seminars, a variety of food for pairing, and a whisky and cigar pairing patio.

When: Saturday, September 16th

Time: 5-9 p.m.

Tickets:​ $120 General Admission (6 p.m. entry), $145 VIP Admission (5 p.m.: Bon Vivant Hour), Early Bird to June 30 ($20 off)

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Follow Whiskies of the World on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. #WOWATX

Blues on the Green is the largest and longest running free concert series in Austin, Texas. This unique event held annually in the summer allows Austinites to head to Zilker Park one Wednesday night each month to enjoy live music. With thousands attending, it has become a staple of the city. This year, #BOTG has partnered with the Austin-based company, TicketCity to bring you the VIP Experience. TicketCity is the original online ticket marketplace and first company to ever launch real-time ticketing. Having served over 1 million customers tickets to events worldwide, they are able to provide extensive experience while still staying true to their local Austin roots.

Upcoming Dates: July 12th, August 2nd

What’s included in VIP?

  • Side Stage Access
  • Two drink tickets & cash bar
  • Catering by Table 620
  • Relaxed seating and shade
  • Private Restrooms
  • Misting Fans
  • Games provided by TicketCity
  • But don’t feel too guilty about the gluttony, because a portion of all VIP ticket sales will benefit a different non-profit each show. The Charities are listed below.
  • Black Fret (May)
  • Austin Parks Foundation (June)
  • Communities in Schools (July)
  • Make-A-Wish (August)

You can purchase VIP tickets to Blues on the Green here or be sure to follow us, @365ThingsAustin and TicketCity on our social channels for a chance to win FREE VIP tickets!

There are a ton of great restaurants in this city, but nothing beats the ambiance of the glorious outdoors in Austin. That’s why we’ve compiled the ultimate list of places to picnic this summer. And to save yourself the hassle of actually packing a picnic, we’ve picked our favorite UberEATS treats to pair with each location. All you gotta do is bring the blanket and the booze!

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

Mount Bonnell
3800 Mount Bonnell Rd. 

Views don’t get anymore breathtaking than this. For maximum enjoyment, go either at sunset or sunrise.

Suggested UberEATS Picnic Pairing: Kesos Taco House


Deep Eddy Pool
401 Deep Eddy Ave.

We know guys, it’s so hot. That’s why jumping in the pool before your picnic is, of course, the ideal plan. Deep Eddy is spring-fed pool that remains between 65-75 degrees, so it’s always refreshing!

Suggested UberEATS Picnic Pairings: Peoples Deli


Barton Springs
2201 Barton Springs Rd.

Ah, the holy grail of Austin zen. The ultimate summer staple. As John Muir once said, “Come to the woods, for here is rest. There is no repose like that of the green deep woods.” Well Barton Springs isn’t exactly the woods but it will surely restore your soul.

Suggested UberEATS Picnic Pairings: Flyrite


Zilker Summer Musical at Zilker Hillside Theater
2201 Barton Springs Rd.

Summer in Austin means infinite things to do. If you’re bored, than you’re not reading our website enough. ‘Tis the season for the free Summer Musical at Zilker. This year’s production is The Wizard of OZ.

Suggested UberEATS Picnic Pairings: Rising Roll Gourmet Cafe


Sound & Cinema + Free Sunday Concerts at The Long Center
701 West Riverside Dr.

On select Wednesdays during the summer, you can find Sound & Cinema happening at The Long Center. They show classic flicks with live music before the screening. Every Sunday they host a free concert series with the Austin Symphony Orchestra that is always the perfect way to wind down the weekend. Both are great excuses for a picnic and to watch the sunset over Downtown.

Suggested UberEATS Picnic Pairings: Burro Cheese Kitchen


Mueller Lake Park
4550 Mueller Blvd.

Hey North-ish Austin, we didn’t forget about you. Mueller Lake Park is always hosting fun events. But you don’t need an event to set up near the lake and enjoy the summer sun!

Suggested UberEATS Picnic Pairings: Austin Daily Press


Zilker Park
2100 Barton Springs Rd.

Zilker! What else is there to say? It’s the ultimate Austin Park and boasts everything from extravagant views of Downtown to volleyball courts and a dog park. This place will make everyone happy.

Suggested UberEATS Picnic Pairings: Garbo’s Lobster Truck


Seaholm Picnic Table

That big picnic table near 800 W Cesar Chavez St.

Calling all Pinterest fans! Wanna show off? Plan a picnic at this giant art installation/picnic table in the new Seaholm district. Your picnic will be all over Instagram. We’re basic and we don’t care.

Suggested UberEATS Picnic Pairings: Easy Tiger

 

Sound On Sound Festival (SOS Fest) is excited to announce the full music lineup for the second annual event, which is set to take place on November 10-12 in McDade, Texas. The 2017 event is slated for a return to Sherwood Forest, a beloved medieval-style village and an idyllic festival location nestled among the Lost Pine Forest and about 35 miles east of downtown Austin. Weekend GA, VIP, and camping passes are all available now for purchase at www.soundonsoundfest.com.

The 2017 SOS Fest will once again play host to a wide mix of music acts spanning many genres and personal tastes, as well as a variety of medieval-style activities and games, comedy stand-ups and panel sessions, on-site camping, and more, all across three days in the heart of Central Texas. One of today’s most beloved and sought-after indie acts, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, will headline the 2017 fest after a notable hiatus from live performances and recordings since 2013.

Additional headliners include punk rock godfather Iggy Pop, who continues to perform in support of last year’s Grammy-nominated album, Post Pop Depression; and experimental rock group Grizzly Bear, who are slated to release their fourth studio album, Painted Ruins, this August following the band’s highly applauded 2014 album, Shields, and marking their only performance in Texas in 2017. The Grammy-nominated folk rock sextet The Shins are also set to headline and perform in support of their recent album, Heartworms, which was released this March after a five-year hiatus from recording. Also performing is new wave R&B project Blood Orange, led by singer, songwriter and producer Dev Haynes; English doom metal band Electric Wizard, who are currently recording their next studio album and whose performance at SOS Fest will mark their only currently scheduled US performance in 2017; and Pusha T, the acclaimed Virginia-born rapper and president of G.O.O.D Music (a record label founded by Kanye West) who is currently prepping the release of his newest album, King Push, for release later this year.

SOS Fest will also welcome a variety of renowned national acts including Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and dancer Kehlani, who just released her highly-anticipated debut album, SweetSexySavage, in early 2017 to praise from critics and fans alike; one of today’s most exciting West Coast rappers, Vince Staples, who is releasing his follow-up studio album, Big Fish Theory, this June; hard metal rock group Sleep, marking one of the only performances currently scheduled worldwide in 2017 for the stoner-rock pioneers; industrial metal band Ministry, who are prepping their fourteenth studio album for digital release this fall; synth-pop singer and songwriter Washed Out; emo rock outfit Taking Back Sunday; funk/soul/R&B singer Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, who will return to the festival after being forced to back out last year due to complications with stomach cancer; Canadian rock band Japandroids; electronic synth-pop band Austra, who continues to perform in support of their recent album, Future Politics, released earlier this January; indie rock outfit Real Estate, who released their latest studio album, In Mind, this past March; French electro-pop group Yelle; and a rare reunion from the groundbreaking alternative hip-hop trio Digable Planets.

Additional acts at the 2017 SOS Fest include a diverse mix of nationally acclaimed and up-and-coming performers from across the globe, including Dinosaur Jr., Converge, Ariel Pink, The Story So Far, NONAME, Foxygen, Cannibal Corpse, Cloud Nothings, Boris, Twin Peaks, Citizen, Cherry Glazerr, Turnstile, Snow Tha Product, and more.

Plus, SOS Fest will now feature a dedicated DJ stage this year, which will aim to showcase some of the best in forward-thinking dance music from a variety of genres — boogie, disco, classic electro, old school hip-hop, house, techno, and more. Key DJ acts set to perform include Hot Chip (DJ Set), Poolside, Lindstrom, Egyptian Lover, Juan Maclean (DJ Set), Peanut Butter Wolf, Tim Sweeney (Beats In Space), Honey Soundsystem, Lovefingers, and more.

SOS Fest will also play host to a variety of Texas music talent throughout the three-day weekend. Texas-based music acts include S U R V I V E (Austin), Power Trip (DFW), Capyac (Austin), Sweet Spirit (Austin), Holy Wave (Austin), Sam Lao (Dallas), Street Sects (Austin), Mélat (Austin), Growl (Austin), Alex Napping (Austin), USA/Mexico (Austin), Kydd Jones (Austin), and more. A variety of DJ’s from across the state will also be on site to keep the energy high throughout the second annual festival, including DJ Sober (Dallas), Flying Turns (Austin), Chulita Vinyl Club (Austin/San Antonio), All/Everything (DFW), Dayuta (Houston), and more.

In 2017, SOS Fest will once again offer ticket-buyers a truly unique festival experience at the beloved Sherwood Forest. Located just 35 miles east of downtown Austin and set among the beautiful Lost Pines Forest of Central Texas, Sherwood Forest is a 23-acre permanent renaissance village that features over 100 permanent buildings including shops, pubs, restaurants and stages, many of which will be again utilized in creating the festival footprint for the event. Through an expanded partnership with the Sherwood Forest community, ticket buyers can also expect an even more highly-curated festival experience, which will include a variety of medieval-style activities for attendees of all ages ranging from axe throwing to jousting to archery and more.

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Workshops with local makers. Tasty free food and an open bar. An awards ceremony that will make you feel all the feels. This is WeWork’s Creator Awards, coming to Austin June 27. The celebration is part of WeWork’s global initiative to recognize and reward individuals, organizations, and businesses who are thinking in new ways, building fresh projects, and achieving real change. Through 2017, WeWork is committing over $20 million to empowering creators. Will you be there to watch the magic unfold?

When: June 27

Time: 4pm – Midnight

Location:
ACL Live at The Moody Theater
310 W Willie Nelson Blvd
Austin, TX 78701

This event is 21+ and RSVP only.

It’s no secret that Lake Travis Zipline Adventures is one of my favorite things to do in Austin. Through June they’re having a special “kids fly free” program where any person 17 or under for free with a full price adult. The “kids fly free” program is on Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays and ends June 30th, so get out there while there’s still time.

It’s an adventure from the beginning, as there are five ziplines for you to tackle. Now that the lake levels are back up the views are even more spectacular!  You reach speeds of up to 60 miles an hour. It’s such a rush! The guides are also friendly, knowledgeable and fun. They make the whole experience even better.

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Phone: 512-614-1996

Location:
Lake Travis Zipline Adventures
14529 Pocohontas Trail
Volente, Texas

http://www.ziplaketravis.com/

Bring your dad to Rowing Dock Sunday June 18th for an outdoor adventure on Lady Bird Lake and you’ll automatically enter him in a drawing for the best Father’s Day gift ever!! Rowing Dock has partnered with Austin Canoe and Kayak, KIND, and Hops and Grain to host a special Father’s Day event. From 9-11 am, they’ll have Fishing Kayak Demos and Professional Fishing Kayak Guides onsite to answer all of Dad’s fishing kayak questions in addition to some fun games for dad’s and kids.

They’ll have coffee and snacks from KIND and if you happen to be one of the first 20 people to arrive you’ll snag a sweet goody bag with items from each vendor, including a sample of the infamous River Beer from Hops and Grain. In addition to the activities from 9-11, if you take dad out for a paddle any time on Father’s Day you’ll automatically be entered in their Father’s Day Raffle contest, which could win your dad a three-month supply of KIND snacks, a $75 ACK gift card, and a ½ day Guided Fishing Kayak Trip for two! So, grab your dad and your fishing poles and head down to the dock!

This is exactly the kind of thing that Austin does best: a day of great food, drinks, and music. If you’re a foodie—and who isn’t these days?—come spend the day at The Domain and see what the various restaurants at the shopping mecca have to offer. The 10th Annual Taste of North Austin is an all-day family food festival that will feature delectable tastes, beverage sampling, free live music, children’s entertainment, and lots of fabulous shopping. Guests who want to go all-out for the VIP experience will get a goody bag, complimentary drinks, and access to the swanky VIP lounge.

Balloon twisters, caricature artists, and crafts will be on hand for the kids.

When: Saturday, June 10th

Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: Live music and children’s entertainment are free. Wristbands are $20 and include 10 tastes. The VIP experience is an additional $15. Beer and wine will be available for purchase at select restaurant booths.

Location:
Domain II
3225 Amy Donovan Plaza
Austin, TX 78758

Call 512-873-8099 or click here for more information. For the latest deals, contests, and event information at The Domain, click here.

 

Friday, June 2 is National Donut Day and the forecast is looking deliciously glazed with a chance of sprinkles. This holiday is the perfect excuse to indulge in the best doughnuts Austin has to offer, and you can get these tasty treats straight to your door through UberEATS! Check out our top recommendations:

The Peached Tortilla

UberEATS-Exclusive! 11am-2pm Friday only

No need to stand in a crazy long line to get your hands on these trendy donut milkshakes. UberEATS is making it as easy as tapping a button to get the “Friday Morning Milkshake” from The Peached Tortilla. This one-day exclusive is made with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, frosting, sprinkles and a breakfast donut, and is only available from 11am—2pm on Friday, June 2 through UberEATS.

While supplies last, in North-Central Austin.

Little Lucy’s Mini Donuts

This hard-to-miss Rainey street food truck serves the most delicious bite size donuts and they come in an “adoughrable” pink bag. Order a bag of Chow Chow, cinnamon and sugar mini donuts, and “donut” forget to add some dipping sauces like nutella, caramel or raspberry to your UberEATS order!

Ken’s Donuts

Maple glazed, chocolate coconut, even sour cream donut, this campus legend has a delicious option for every taste. Make your coworkers’ day a “hole” lot sweeter and get them delivered to your office at Uber speed.

Krack of Dawn Donuts

In case you didn’t know, UberEATS  operates in Round Rock as well! Everyone up north can also join this holiday celebration by getting Krack of Dawn Donuts delivered.  Their menu includes gourmet donuts made fresh daily.

Krispy Kreme

An oldie but a goodie. There is a reason why Krispy Kreme’s donuts are always top of mind when thinking of these sweet treats. Get them delivered hot from their glaze machine to your doorstep with UberEATS.

So toss some sprinkles in the air and order donut goodies through UberEATS!