*Sigh*. The inevitable grocery store run leading up to big events like Superbowl Sunday, Christmas, and of course Thanksgiving. Quite frankly, we like to avoid it. To save you from having to face The Hunger Games at your local Whole Foods, HEB, etc., in the days leading up to the big holiday, we’ve teamed up with Favor  to put a list together of Thanksgiving staples that Favor will deliver right to your door.

1. CharcuterieSalt & Time

Photo by: Jessica Pages

Photo by: Jessica Pages

Gather the troops; this charcuterie plate is the perfect way to start Thanksgiving day with friends and family.

2. Sweet Tea PieLucy’s Fried Chicken

Picture by: Meredith Bethune

Picture by: Meredith Bethune

You had me at sweet tea + pie.

3. Deviled EggsLamberts

What better way to start the holidays than with the best deviled eggs you will ever have.

4. TurkeyHEB

Photo by: http://heb.com

Photo by: http://heb.com

Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete without Turkey and turkey sandwiches for days after the holiday! And yes, a Favor runner will lug this through the grocery store for you.

5. Pecan Pie Whole Foods

whole foods pecan pie

Nothing tastes like the holiday season more than a delicious, pecan pie.

6. Bread RollsEasy Tiger

Photo by: www.zagat.com

Photo by: www.zagat.com

Mmm…soft, doughy bread rolls from an Austin staple. Yes, please!

7. Vegan Holiday FeastMr. Natural

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Photo by: https://lazysmurf.wordpress.com

Health nuts – Mr. Natural offers thanksgiving on a plate (vegan style) the day before thanksgiving. We’ve got all you need right here! Don’t forget to place your pie and food orders by 11/24.

8. Brownies (Gluten Free)Snap Kitchen

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Photo by: ihearttheatx.com

Chocolatey goodness. If Favor delivers you brownies and they are gluten free, then it’s totally okay to have pie also.

Happy Thanksgiving y’all! We’re thankful for family, friends, and of course Favor.

Want to learn how to build and publish websites from scratch and communicate with engineers? Trying to build a prototype or manage developers and online coding resources have you flustered? Apply for Batch Academy’s Web Development for Non-Engineers course that starts December 8th!


Over 10 weeks in your evenings, Batch Academy’s in-person course will take you from only being able to browse the web to building and deploying projects including a personal portfolio and a business intelligence dashboard.

Through feedback-oriented teaching and one-on-one sessions, Batch Academy personalizes their classroom to provide each student with the success they deserve. All the while, students complete full projects with real-world application to demonstrate their abilities to employers and clients alike.

Their final admissions deadline for their December 8 course is approaching soon, so apply today!



As a loyal car2go user since 2011, I was ecstatic to take advantage of the Austin-born company’s latest promotion. Through December 6th, they’ve dropped their already low prices from 41 cents to 19 cents a minute, making them my go-to for transportation around Austin.

If you’ve seen these branded smart cars around town but have been hesitant to try one out, there’s no better time than the present. My typical car2go experience goes like this:

  • I open the app, and if I’m anywhere near downtown, the map that pops-up will be peppered with dozens of car2go’s within walking distance.


  • I then reserve the car2go I want with the click of a button, walk up to the vehicle and click the start rental button, and the doors will unlock. Once in the car, I type my personal pin number into a screen in the dash, turn the key, and start my trip.



  • Finding a place to park is a breeze with car2go, they fit into spots that full sized sedans do not, and you can park them in metered spots for FREE. There are also a ton of spots designated only for car2go’s throughout the city, and they really come in handy on weekend nights in Austin when parking downtown is a nightmare.
  • I step out of the car, making sure it’s in park first; turn off the lights, replace the key, and step out of the vehicle. The car2go starts a 15 second countdown and then locks automatically, courteously flashing its lights a couple of times to let me know that I’ve ended my trip!


If you still have questions, they’ve got all the answers on their site. Right now they’re running a separate promotion that allows new members to sign up for only $5 (normally $35), and receive 60 minutes of driving time when they complete registration.

Hyatt Regency Thanksgiving Brunch:


If you’re looking for a memorable Thanksgiving feast, look no further. The Hyatt Regency sits right on Town Lake and provides picturesque views of downtown Austin. Don’t forget the camera.

They’ll have a large gourmet buffet with carving stations and desserts for days. They’ll also have mini pumpkin decorating, a family photo booth, and other fun activities.

10:30am – 2:30pm (last seating)

$ 65 (plus gratuity & tax) for adults, $30 for children, kids under 5 are free

To make reservation call Laura Weldon  512-480-2035 or email laura.weldon@hyatt.com

24 Diner Thanksgiving Dinner :

Join 24 Diner for a traditional holiday meal or any of our menu offerings!

Thanksgiving Dinner includes:
Brined & Roasted Turkey Breast
Turkey Leg Confit
Beeler’s House-Cured Ham
Gravy & Cranberries

Choice of Two:
Traditional Dressing
Mashed Potatoes
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Bacon-Braised Collard Greens
Brussels Sprouts

Pumpkin Pie

$29 | No Reservations

Café No Sé :


Café No Sé will offer a variety of housemade pies for the Thanksgiving holiday. Pumpkin, apple, and chocolate bourbon pecan pies created by South Congress Hotel Executive Pastry Chef Amanda Rockman. They will be available for pre-purchase November 2-22. Orders can be picked up at Café No Sé between November 23-25, just in time for Thanksgiving.


Garbo’s To-Go Thanksgiving Dinner :

Garbo’s announced that they will be offering delicious Thanksgiving to-go lobster dinners. The meal, perfect for two people and easy to cook at home, is $150, excluding tax, and is a mouth-watering alternative to the traditional turkey dishes.

The meal includes:

  • Two (2) two-pound whole live lobsters
  • Two (2) cups of clam chowder
  • Fish dip with crackers
  • Two (2) delicious Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Orders are now being accepted and must be placed by Friday, November 20. The order pick-up will be at the Garbo’s brick and mortar on Wednesday, November 25. Place your order today by calling (512) 350-9814

Independent Brewing Friendsgiving (November 21st) :

Share the love, and your canned foods! Bring two non-perishable foods for the Capital Area Food Bank and get a free Hop Brownie brownie.

Join them for live music by Howdy Darrell and Jimmy Deveney, great food and, of course, enjoy the BEST craft brew Texas has to offer! Invite your friends and family for this one-of-a-kind charitable, local holiday celebration. Save the dates and plan on bringing the whole family!

They’ll have the Ginger Armadillo food truck on site serving some Thanksgiving themed food!

Thanksgiving at The Carillon:

Carillon Thanksgiving

The main menu includes carving stations of Roasted Prime Rib with horseradish cream, rosemary au jus, and assorted rolls or Whole Tom Turkey with breast and dark meat, sage pan gravy, and cranberry relish. The Carillon will also offer entrees of Rosemary Grilled Lam Loin with pine nut and apricot marmalade and Organic King Salmon with sun choke, lobster, and watercress.

The restaurant will offer an array of sides including cornbread dressing, green bean casserole, roasted brussels sprouts with bacon, a seasonal vegetable medley, roasted sweet potatoes, and hedge hog mushroom, pumpkin, and pecorino barley risotto.

Dessert options include White Chocolate Bread Pudding, Lemon Meringue Tarts, Mini Dutch Applie Pies, Bittersweet Chocolate Pot De Creme, and more. The Carillon will also offer breakfast, including Crab Cake Eggs Benedict and Pumpkin Bread French Toast, along with cold seafood and charcuterie throughout the day.

Reservations are being accepted now for 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. seatings. Thanksgiving dinner will cost $65+ for adults and $19.95 for kids ages 6 to 12, with kids under five-years-old at no cost. To make a reservation, call (512) 404-3689 or email lauri.taylor@attconf.utexas.edu.

Kerbey Lane Thanksgiving Day Fest:

Kerbey Lane Cafe will be serving a Thanksgiving Feast featuring turkey breast with gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli, stuffing, yams with maple glaze, cranberry sauce, and a dinner roll for $14.95.

Cliantro Lime:


Cilantro Lime is a local meal-kit delivery service that specializes in delicious ready-to-cook meals for two people (or more). This week and next, they’re providing three Thanksgiving inspired menu options, and they all look delicious. I’ll be “testing” a few of the offerings this week as practice for the big game next Thursday. You can explore their Thanksgiving menu here.

Goodall’s Kitchen Thanksgiving Day Meal:

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Goodall’s Kitchen will be offering a Thanksgiving bistro buffet featuring turkey cotechino, sourdough stuffing, aleppo honey biscuits and caramel apple trifles.

Reservations are now available for the holiday buffet on Thursday, November 26th from 12pm to 8pm at Hotel Ella. Space is limited, so make your reservation now: goodallskitchen.com/contact-reservations. 

$25/children 12 and under
Price includes non-alcoholic beverages. Alcoholic beverages, tax and gratuity are additional.

If you love sushi and you love watching sports (who doesn’t?), Pacific Rim Sushi & Yakitori Lounge is calling your name.

Located off of 183 and Burnet Road, Pacific Rim is the perfect after work happy hour spot, especially if you live or work up North. It’s also Austin’s only yakitori lounge combined with a sports bar, and it offers a variety of different and delicious food offerings.
You’ll find yakitori of all kinds (meat, vegetable, seafood), as well as sushi and sashimi, alongside typical dishes you’d find at a sports bar – mac & cheese, chicken wings etc. Bring your sports-crazed college friends and even your anti-sushi friends, because Pacific Rim’s menu offers something for everyone!
They also have one of the best Happy Hours in town. Check out Tuesday Night Dollar night for a variety of food and drink specials for just $1!
Here are some happy hour highlights that will make your mouth water –

  • Raw and Panko-Fried Oysters
  • Beef, Chicken, Vegetable, Tofu and Pork Skewers
  • Freshly prepared sushi, including Salmon, Tamago, Escolar, Avocado and Kani Sushi
  • Grilled Chicken Wings
  • Savory Kani Fries
  • Tempura Onion Rings
  • Coconut and Tempura Shrimp
  • Sake Bombs and Quail Egg Shooters

Check out Pacific Rim Sushi & Yakitori Lounge this Tuesday, and take advantage of dollar night!

Where: 9070 Research Blvd #305, Austin, TX 78758
When: Tuesdays, 4:30 – close


This Monday, November 16th, guests at WeWork will have the opportunity to satisfy their thirst for knowledge (and cocktails) by attending the third installment of The Hot Seat with Bob Metcalfe. The event is free and open to the public.

Bob Metcalfe is a University of Texas Austin Professor of Innovation, Ethernet inventor, scientist, and tech guru—he basically invented the Internet, okay? The guy also has a wicked sense of humor. During The Hot Seat, he’ll grill some of Austin’s most innovative, and charismatic entrepreneurs. It’s a show worth going to for itself… but wait, there’s more!

Along with the riveting discussion at WeWork Austin, free cocktails will be provided by Sourced, and guests will also be able to build their own burgers!


In this installment of The Hot Seat, Bob Metcalfe will be “grilling” Doreen Lorenzo on various aspects of her career and other topics. Lorenzo has been a global creative innovator who advises firms and Fortune 100 companies from all over the world.

Her expertise lies in “soft skills”—that is, skills anchored in emotional intelligence such as empathy and humor. Can these overlooked business tactics actually result in success? Lorenzo isn’t the only one who believes so—that’s why Bob invited her to this discussion.

Stop by and enjoy a drink, build a burger, and check out the awesome shared workspace of WeWork Austin.

RSVP: Click here

When: Monday, Novermber 16th  at 5:30pm

Where: WeWork Austin

Article written by Dani Barrow for 365 Things Austin

The Austin Events Calendar highlights over 250 events and activities around the city, and has become the go-to authority for everything Austin. From Eeyore’s Birthday to the Zilker Kite Festival, this wall calendar keeps Austinites in the loop year round.

To Celebrate its 10-Year Anniversary and the launch of the 2016 Calendar, they’re hosting a walkable, photo scavenger hunt that will take participants to to several iconic Austin locations! The after party will feature fun prizes and local entertainment.

Who: Teams of two to four; participants must be 21+ to purchase tickets 

Where: The scavenger hunt starts and ends at Zilker Park, and all stops will be within walking distance

When: 10am Saturday, November 21st

Cost: $10 per person- includes wall calendar, afterparty and a chance at awesome prizes

Details: www.yellowchase.com


It’s not all queso and Amy’s ice cream in Austin, Texas (although, we do love them both). While we don’t like to miss a good feast at Torchy’s, with delivery services like Favor, it’s time to embrace some of the healthy options we’re lucky enough to have at the touch of our finger tips.

Our friends at Favor have helped us put a list together of healthy alternatives that aren’t going to break your diet. And let’s face it, with the holidays coming up, what better time is there to start saving some room for turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie?

1. The Soup Peddler 

Soup Peddler

Soups, sandwiches, and smoothies. Everything you need for a night in, snuggled up on the couch with Netflix.


2. Monkey Nest

Monkey Nest

Healthy alternatives (including pizza) and a plethora of teas and coffees to add onto your order. Perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up.

3. Juiceland


JuiceLand will take your smoothie game to a whole new level. And the best part is, you don’t even have to clean the blender!

4. Conscious Cravings 

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Modern, plant-based cuisine. Salads and wraps galore!

5. Snap Kitchen


Fresh and tasty food for those who don’t have time to meal prep. Favor makes it even easier with the delivery of some of your favorite items.

6. Aimee’s Super Fantazmo

Aimee's Super Fantazmo
Have no fear – Favor has got your back for all your Mediterranean cravings.

7. My Fit Foods

My Fit Foods
For healthy, gluten free meals.

8. Barley Bean

The perfect lunch without having to stop in. Healthy lunch selections, juices, smoothies and specialty coffee.

Use the code: 365THINGS to get $5 Off your first Favor delivery:



Well, Monday has arrived. On one hand, the weekend’s over, which is a bummer… On the other hand, it’s Motown Monday at The Highball! 

What does this mean? A guaranteed great time dancing and listening to soul/funk music. If your dancing skills are a little rusty and you’d like to freshen them up, Go Dance offers swing dance lessons free of charge!

Once you’ve got your dancing shoes on, from 9-12 pm, you’ll be jamming out with Matchmaker Band. With sounds of Motown, soul, and funk, it won’t be hard to get on your feet and to dance the night away. 

When: 8-9 pm FREE swing dance lessons by Go Dance
9-12 pm Live music by Matchmaker Band 

The Highball
1120 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704


The Paramount Theatre turned 100 this year, making it one of the longest continually operating theaters in the country! That being said, if you’ve never visited this Austin institution, it should definitely be on your bucket list.

This Sunday, they’re featuring ‘Room on the Broom


The witch and her cat are flying happily on their broomstick – until a stormy wind blows away the witch’s hat, bow, and wand. A helpful dog, bird, and frog find the witch’s lost things and they all hop on the broom for a ride. But this broomstick is not meant for five and – CRACK – the broom snaps in two! When a hungry dragon appears, who will save the poor witch? And will there ever be room on the broom for everyone? Join us on this wild adventure! This musical adaptation will celebrate friendship, the fall season, and the wonderful world that author Julia Donaldson has created. Wear your Halloween costumes one more time!

Based on the book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler
Produced by Tall Stories Theatre Co. London, England

This is the perfect Sunday event for the whole family, and a great opportunity to take in the Paramount in all its glory. Tickets are available via the button below: