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We’ll keep this short and sweet because you don’t have much time for reading. Taco lovers (that’s everyone, right?) are encouraged to stop by the new Fresa’s location at 1703 S. 1st Street for a complimentary breakfast taco of their choosing. That’s free breakfast tacos on a Friday—what are you waiting for?

When: Today, October 21st

Time: now – 11:00 a.m.

Fresa’s South First
1703 S 1st St.
Austin, TX 78704

Put on your best pair of lederhosen, because it’s Oktoberfest in Austin! Banger’s three-day festival continues today with live music, German-inspired food, games, and some of the best fall beers around..

They”ll have your regular favorites on the menu, plus: Spaetzle, Schnitzel, Weisswurst, and German Potato Cakes!

When: Today, October 14th – Sunday, October 18

Time: noon-midnight

Check out the full schedule here.

Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden
79 Rainey St.
Austin, Texas 78701

Easy Tiger and Irene’s have both added a Louisiana inspired item to their menu’s and all proceeds will go to the Red Cross to help with flood relief efforts. Come out and dine for a great cause!

Red Beans & Rice $15
White Rice, Andouille Sausage, Cornbread

Easy Tiger
New Orlean’s Board $15
Chicken Chaurice, Andouille Sausage, Creole Cream Cheese, Chow Chow, Muffuletta

506 W. Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701

Easy Tiger
709 East 6th Street
Austin, Texas 78701

South Austinites: The wait is finally over! Favor has just announced the expansion of several markets in Texas, including Austin, which will see its coverage area double in size starting today. The on-demand delivery app that connects customers with their own personal “runner” will now serve larger areas of both North and South Austin (North to Cedar Park and South to Slaughter). Here’s the new Austin zone:

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In addition to the Austin expansion, the company will now deliver to Addison, which completes the Dallas metroplex, and five more communities in the Fort Worth Area. Lastly, Favor is also launching in The Woodlands!

So Favor yourself some queso today; it’s Tuesday and you deserve it! Or hey, how about some nuggets? In honor of all of this launching and expanding, Favor is offering Chick-fil-A deliveries for a flat $1 delivery fee from now through Saturday.

Use code 365Things to get your first Favor free!

For me, it doesn’t get much better than this: Larry McGuire’s new restaurant June’s is opening on South Congress. Named after master sommelier June Rodil, the primary focus of this place is wine. They will be serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

June’s took over Wahoo’s on South Lamar and their patio will be dog friendly.

june's patio

That’s all the news I have for now. But I’ll be by today to learn more. McGuire really knows his restaurants, so I’ve been highly anticipating this spot!

Hours: Sunday – Thursday 8 a.m. – midnight
Friday & Saturday: 8 a.m. – midnight

1722 South Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78704


Some time ago, a fabulous group of people (whoever it is that decides these things!) came together and declared that July 24th would henceforth be known as National Tequila Day! I love this holiday very very much. It’s circled three times on my calendar along with doodles of a lime, a salt shaker, and a little worm wearing a top hat.

Here is a list of over 40 places in town to grab a margarita and celebrate. If you want a detailed rundown check out our list of Top Places To Get A Margarita In  Austin.

  1. Central Standard
  2. Maudie’s
  3. Trudy’s
  4. TNT – Tacos & Tequila
  5. Hula Hut
  6. Juilet
  7. Polvos
  8. La Condesa
  9. Fonda San Miguel
  10. Pelons
  11. South Congress Cafe
  12. Guero’s Taco Bar
  13. El Chile Cafe y Cantina
  14. The W
  15. Curra’s Grill 
  16. Baby Acapulco
  17. Chuy’s
  18. The Cedar Door
  19. Jorge’s
  20. Ranch 616
  21. Z Tejas
  22. Matt’s El Rancho
  23. Texas Chili Parlor
  24. Jack Allen’s Kitchen
  25. Rio Rita Cafe y Cantina
  26. Key Bar
  27. The Oasis
  28. Abel’s On the Lake
  29. Little Woodrow’s
  30. Santa Rita Cantina
  31. Red’s Porch
  32. Sazon
  33. El Arroyo
  34. Icenhauer’s
  35. Threadgill’s
  36. Takoba
  37. El Alma
  38. Ski Shores
  39. El Naranjo
  40. Uncle Julio’s 
  41. The Goodnight




The name says it all! This little gem just opened earlier this summer and has quickly become a favorite. It’s officially a “gourmet grocery store” where you can pick up necessities, but the real joy of this place is grabbing a bottle of wine from the store and having it opened at the bar while you enjoy their stellar food menu. Their hot sandwiches are legit.


They have happy hour everyday from 3–6 p.m.

Lamar Union
1100 South Lamar #1105
Austin, Texas 78704


Irene’s is a brand new restaurant from the good people who brought you 24 Diner and Easy Tiger—and they are coming in hot with a fabulous weekday offering: Viny Happy Hour! “Light your fire” with $3 house spirits, $3 Budweiser drafts, and $10 Bud pitchers. Welcome to the world, Irene’s! We like you already.

When: Today, June 2nd

Time: 3:30-6:30 p.m.


There is a new Taco Joint south of the river and it almost has me looking forward to my next hangover. Yesterday we tested it out and left happy, full, and excited to come back.

You can order any taco combination under the sun, but the homemade tortillas are what will really keep you coming back.

The place is simple and fast and they offer both indoor and outdoor seating. I see a bright future for this Taco Joint. Sadly, they do not have a drive-thru—but that’s probably for the best because I would eat nothing else.

Hours: Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The Taco Joint
134 East Riverside Drive
Austin, Texas 78704

If you thought the Domain, North Austin’s city-within-a-city couldn’t get any bigger, the highly anticipated entertainment district known as Rock Rose has started to open—bit by bit. With a plethora of restaurants, bars, boutiques, and more already open or set to open in the near future, here are some of the highlights.

Already open:

Lavaca Street Bar is the northern version of the popular downtown sports bar, only 2,000 square-feet larger. Featuring skee ball, pool, and 40 screens plus a video wall, this is the perfect spot to catch a Rangers or Spurs game while you enjoy a sandwich from Turf n’ Surf Po Boy.

Need a new pair of tan leather boots? A bar of beard soap? Just a cup of coffee or a glass of whiskey neat? Weathered Coalition is part mountain lodge bar and part men’s boutique, featuring rugged yet elegant menswear and accouterments.

The third Austin location of Corepower Yoga is now open. The nationwide chain of studios has a stated mission of  “intensity for the body, presence for the mind,” combining the intensity of core workouts with the mindfulness of yoga.

Featuring classic Irish, Scottish, and Welsh food and drink, Jack & Ginger’s is already a prime spot for both lunch and dinner. With more than 50 taps plus a selection of whiskies from across the pond, you can’t go wrong at this locally owned pub.

More than a run-of-the-mill café, Two Hands Coffee prides itself on serving customers only the best, hand-selected coffee beans, the most freshly squeezed juices, and the tastiest craft ales and lagers.

Coming soon:

Now taking reservations for June, Viva Day Spa is opening its third location at Rock Rose for spa packages, facials, hair removal, nail care, and services for men, too.

Named one of the “50 Best New Restaurants in America” in Bon Appetit magazine, South Austin’s Sway will soon bring its delicious brand of modern Thai made for sharing to the northern reaches of town at Rose Rose.

Get your thin crust on at Salvation Pizza, a dog-friendly, beer-garden-style parlor on 34th Street set to open its second location at Rock Rose soon.