Today is Arro’s last day of business. Sad, I know. I was looking forward to many of wine nights on their newly renovated patio.
They have a ton of wine that they need to see go. Today all drinks are half off and they have special food offerings from $5-$15. It’s a stretch but half off Arro wine could be the silver lining in this situation.
When: today, February 5th
Time: 5pm – 2 am
601 W. 6th Street
Austin, Texas 78701
Adult Coloring is the latest craze. There’s no harm in feeling like a kid again.
Tonight head to Pinthouse Pizza for an evening of art-therapy, beer, pizza and friends. The MindCanvis.com team invites you to stop by Pinthouse Pizza (Burnet) to sample pages from their debut ColoringBook release, SpiritAnimals. They’ll provide basic coloring pencils, and sharpeners but feel free to bring your own art supplies.
Last month one of my favorite pizza connoisseurs found himself in Brooklyn where he tried Roberta’s for the first time. It was love at first bite.
Imagine my excitement when I learn that they’re hosting a pop-up at Bufalina this week. I was going, no question. As an Austinite and a Texan, my eyes immediately noticed the Franklinstein on the menu consisting of Franklin’s chopped brisket, Texas Gold Cheddar, espresso BBQ sauce, mozz and jalapeno. Sadly, I opted for the Millennium Falco which did not disappoint but as I type the toppings of the Franklinstein I may be suffering from a little bit of order regret.
They also offer “market price beer bongs” so throughout the course of my lunch I was treated to five or so gentleman partaking at 2:30 in the afternoon, but it’s Austin yall.
Go. You won’t be disappointed. I went at 2:30 in the afternoon so luckily there was no waiting. However, they are not taking reservations so if you’re going to check it out this evening or tomorrow plan to sip some vino before you get a table!
Here’s their Austin promo video, it’s worth the watch:
When: today, January 27th & tomorrow, January 28th
Time: 11:30 am – 11:30 pm
1519 East Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, Texas 78702
Is it just me or was it on the chilly side this morning? Okay, so we’re not dealing with the arctic temperatures of the northeast, but Austinites aren’t built for 30 or even 40 degree days.
Stay warm this winter with some of Austin’s best, soothe-your-soul meals. And with the help of Favor, you don’t even need to step outside of your central heating.
1. Tomato Basil Soup from The Soup Peddler
Whether it is a cold evening or a late night, you can always enjoy a nice hot bowl of Tomato Basil Soup and a grilled cheese.
2.Egg Noodle Soup with Chicken from 888 Pan Asian
You can’t go wrong with chicken noodle soup. 888 offers it all the way until 2 am and we highly recommend you try it if you haven’t had the opportunity already.
3.Sapporo from Michi Ramen
Photo credit: groupon.com
When in doubt, grab the Ramen. Michi Ramen offers an exquisite variety of ramen options. Don’t see what you like? Pick your broth, pick your ramen, and add your toppings to create your own ramen delight.
4. Hot Cocoa from Mozart’s
Photo credit: Ana W. yelp.com
For all you coffee and hot cocoa lovers out there, Mozart’s has you covered. Enjoy it paired with one of their many pastry options.
You can’t go wrong with Pho. Elizabeth Street Cafe offers several varieties with fresh herbs from their own garden!
6. Tom Kha from Thai Fresh
Photo credit: thai-fresh.com
Looking for Thai meals with fresh local ingredients? We recommend the Tom Kah from Thai Fresh. This soup has all the flavors in Thai cooking; sweet, salty, sour, spicy, and savory.
7. Madras Soup from The Clay Pit
Photo credit: Pinterest user – Megaroo
In the mood for Indian Contemporary Cuisine? The Clay Pit has delicious dishes to choose from. We especially enjoy their Madras tomato-coconut soup infused with Indian spices along with onion, cumin, and garlic (vegan)
8. Manicotti Florentine from Enoteca Vespaio
Photo credit: austinvespaio.com
This hits the spot when you’re in the mood for handmade pasta. It’s baked with arrabbiata sauce and fresh mozzarella, and will make you feel warm all over.
Use the code: 365THINGS to get $5 off your first Favor delivery
Italic is having a FREE wine tasting today and you should go.
Small bites will be provided, and guests will have the opportunity to chat with Master Sommelier Craig Collins about the wines, as well as place an order for any of the selections through their retail partner The Austin Wine Merchant.
We’ll be sampling:
* Vernaccia – Tenuta Le Calcinaie Vernaccia di San Gimignano
* Sangiovese – Selvapiana 2013 Chianti Rufina
* Sangiovese – Avignonesi 2013 Rosso di Montepulciano
* Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon – Aia Vecchia 2012 Lagone
* Sangiovese – Costanti 2010 Brunello di Montalcino
No reservations required. Space is limited, so come early!
When: today, January 21st
Time: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
123 West 6th Street
Austin, Texas 78701
Chuy’s has always had a love affair with the one and only Elvis. Naturally, they want to celebrate his 81st Birthday. Today they are doing just that and if you come dressed as Elvis or Priscilla they’ll give you one free entree!
I’ve always been a die hard Chuy’s fan. I frequent their original location on Barton Springs quite often, if you stop by to partake in the celebration be sure to check out the velvet Elvis on the wall in the main dining area!
After months of anticipation, Torchy’s flagship store is finally set to open its doors on Monday, January 18th at 6 PM for an opening party.
Opening Party! – Monday, January 18th 6PM to 9PM
To make things fun, Torchy’s will be throwing an epic taco party with FREE tacos, snacks, family-friendly entertainment, music from The Lost Pines, and tons of giveaways.
Their first full opening day will be on Tuesday, January 19th at 7AM
Details On The New Flagship Store
Jamie Chioco, who designed the new Torchy’s – said it was designed as a tribute to the past. The look of drive-in restaurants during the 1950s inspired the look, he said. The architecture also recalls iconic Fran’s Hamburgers, which closed on the same site in 2013. “We wanted to be a bit referential to the idea of Fran’s and the architecture of that time,” Chioco said. “It’s still a contemporary building but with a couple of nods to the past.” – According to a recent article in the Austin Business Journal (http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/news/2015/10/26/torchys-tacosflagship-south-congress-store-sets.html)
Torchy’s – South Congress
The new store will sit on the corner of Congress Ave. & West Mary St.
1822 South Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704
Umami fried chicken, dashi bacon braised kale, house biscuits & grilled corn with kimchi miso butter *mmmm* Just one of the many reasons we love local Austin food truck turned brick and mortar, The Peached Tortilla.
The Peached Tortilla merges that southern, comfort food that we all love and spices it up with an Asian flare. From Brisket Hash for brunch to a Malaysian Laksa Bowl for dinner (poached shrimp, Japanese noodles, curry seafood broth, bean sprouts, all topped with 45 minute egg), The Peached Tortilla has one of the most unique menus offered in Austin.
For social drinkers and happy hour enthusiasts – The Peached Tortilla also offers some pretty fantastic specials. From 5 pm – 7 pm, at the bar, daily, you can enjoy these specials:
$5 cocktails, $5 draft pours, $5 wine pours
$3 specialty tacos, including our kalua pork + chinese bbq taco
$5 snacks, including kimchi arancini balls and charred brussels (served with parmesan, bacon jam and lemon oil)
$7 social burger (6 oz. burger, peached sauce, american cheese, miso caramelized onions, japanese pickles, lettuce)
One of our favorite nights of the week at The Peached Tortilla is Fried Chicken & Whiskey Wednesdays. For just $15, get three pieces of umami fried chicken, dashi bacon braised kale, house biscuits & grilled corn with kimchi miso butter. To wash down that delicious meal, they also offer a rotating $5 whiskey pour. What a combination!
And finally, what’s a Sunday without brunch? The Peached Tortilla mixes things up with a whole array of new items recently added to their menu, including the brisket hash (served with charred sweet potatoes, corn & kimchi miso butter), challah french toast (served with coconut whipped cream & miso caramel), korean steak and egg bowl (served with two fried eggs & dehydrated egg furikake – pictured), and crab pad thai (with fresh herbs, peanuts, bean sprouts & fish sauce caramel). And of course, they also offer their staple items, including the taco trio and their to-die-for burgers.
Drink and food specials on the daily, Fried Chicken & Whiskey Wednesdays, and did we mention it’s one of our favorite brunch spots? Make sure you check this one out, Austinites!