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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

Location:
Arro
601 W. 6th Street
Austin, Texas 78701

https://www.facebook.com/ArroATX/?fref=ts

Photo Credit: Arro Facebook Page

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.

You can find their book on Amazon.com http://goo.gl/ebhnce or check it out first hand at the event.

Admission: free, beer/pizza for purchase

When: today, February 3rd

Time: 6 pm – 10 pm

Location:
Pinthouse Pizza – Burnet
4729 Burnet Road
Austin, Texas 78756
https://www.facebook.com/events/1659847260970144/

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.

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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.

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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

Location:
Bufalina
1519 East Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, Texas 78702

 

The Peached Tortilla is helping make the fact that it is only Tuesday more bearable with Taco Tuesday. As an Austinite, there’s not much that a good taco can’t cure.

That means $3 tacos and $5 margaritas at the bar and on their patio all night long. If you haven’t had a chance to check out their brick and mortar location yet use this as an excuse.

When: Tuesdays

Location:
The Peached Tortilla
5520 Burned Road #100
Austin, Texas

https://www.facebook.com/peachedtortilla/timeline

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

5. Pho from Elizabeth Street Café

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Location:
Italic
123 West 6th Street
Austin, Texas 78701

https://www.facebook.com/events/1656066121277126/

Tote’s Tacos is throwing an epic taco party with FREE tacos, drinks, chips & dips, family-friendly entertainment, music from The Lost Pines, and tons of giveaways.

When: today, January 18th

Time: 6 pm – 9 pm

Store hours upon opening January 19th:
M – Th 7am – 10pm
Fri 7am – 11pm
Sat 8am – 11pm
Sun 8am – 10pm


Location:
1822 South Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704
https://www.facebook.com/torchyssouthcongress
http://torchystacos.com/location/south-congress/

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!

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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!

When: today, January 8th

Location:
Chuy’s

https://www.facebook.com/Chuys.Restaurants

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

Store features:

  • Full Bar
  • Maining Dining Space
  • Outdoor Sidewalk Seating

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!

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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!

Brick & Mortar Location:
5520 Burnet Rd. Suite 100
Austin, TX, 78756