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Sunday Funday and Day Drink Responsibly with Austin Tour Company and Deep Eddy Vodka!

Enjoy luxury round trip transportation from the JW Marriott in downtown Austin to the amazing Deep Eddy Vodka Distillery & Tasting Room in Dripping Springs.  Mingle with old friends and meet new ones on the BYOB ride to the venue.  Once on-site a DEV insider will take you on a behind the scenes tour of the distillery floor where you’ll hear all about the history of this rapidly growing brand and learn how they make their delicious vodkas.  Once you’re done with the tour you’ll get to grab a complimentary cocktail of your choice and get to take the souvenir glass home with you.  A 20% discount on merchandise is extended to all tour guests.

Additional beverages available for purchase, you have a safe ride back downtown, dive-in!

More information & Tickets here.

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These aren’t your typical theme-park go-karts. These cars fly around the track in excess of 60 miles an hour!

Central Texas Speedway is a huge racing complex just south of Austin off I-35, and this weekend, they’re offering 365 Things Austin readers 50% OFF on all go-kart racing packages. Just click the button below and apply the coupon code: karting365 at checkout.

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Feel free to tag us on Instagram in your race gear for a chance to be featured on our page, and have fun out there!

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This week’s 365 Approved trailer takes one of America’s favorite sandwiches, the grilled cheese, to a new level.

The motto at Burro Cheese Kitchen is simple: “We love good cheese. We love good bread. We love to apply fire to good cheese and good bread.” They use great cheese, excellent bread and make their sauces in house, which makes for the ultimate sandwich combination.

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You have two options. You could go with a sandwich already on the menu. It just depends what your mood is because they have several different takes on grilled cheese. Like many things in life, I prefer to go big or go home, so the Croque-Madame is a personal favorite. Sourdough, smoked ham, gouda + pesto aioli- all topped with a fried egg + dulce de leche, makes for sandwich heaven.

If nothing on the menu jumps out at you, you can have it your way by making your own crazy combination. Make your call with the choice of bread, cheese, sauce, meat, and veggies.

Don’t take our word on this grand slam of a sammie. Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model and local Austinie, Brooklyn Decker has instagram-ed herself enjoying “the best sandwich she’s ever tasted.”

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Aside from their regular locations, be sure to look for them at ACL, FFF Fest, Trail of Lights, and F1 this fall.

Burro Cheese Kitchen sandwiches are truly an art form. They’re definitely not the Kraft-cheese sandwiches you had as a child, and these masterpieces will change the way you think about grilled cheese.

Location:
1221 South Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78704

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Midway Food Park
1905 South Capital of Texas Hwy
Austin, Texas 78746

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If you live in Austin, you’ve probably heard folks talking about the insane amount of people moving here every single day. The average price of a rental property in Austin, compared to other popular U.S. cities, may have a lot to do with it.

Here’s an update on the latest trends by the numbers:

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Austin Footwear Labs (AFL) is a local sustainability-focused company that keeps tires out of landfills by producing high-quality, eco-friendly footwear. Who says you can’t go green and look good at the same time? AFL has found a way to promote and practice sustainability without sacrificing on looks. You may be wondering, just how does AFL do this? Well the answer is technology!

Austin Footwear Labs uses APX®, recycled rubber compound made from scrap tires through a process that transforms the rubber into a new virgin rubber compound substitute. This makes it possible to make a high quality and durable shoe that also promotes conscious living. The sandal outsoles are made of 50% recycled rubber from scrap tires that would have ended up in a landfill or burned!

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The first line of sandals consists of two styles each for men (colors available: Red River, Bat Black, Burnt Orange and Espresso) and women (colors available: Purple Haze, Turquoise, Sand and Onyx). The sandals are uniquely Austin, featuring a laser etched 1921 map of Austin on select sandal straps and a logo that resembles a bat in reference to the city’s largest urban bat population! AFL is hosting their launch party right here in Austin, TX on Tuesday, August 18th! The launch party will be co-hosted by Bat Conservation International (BCI) and will take place at Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden, located at 79 Rainey Street. Bring the family and your furry friends out to celebrate the launch of a local Austin company that is saving the Earth one pair at a time!

Check out the sandals at austinfootwear.com and be sure and RSVP to the event via Facebook at this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1467505140215480/ or at eventbrite using this link: http://bit.ly/1NnKIwa 

 

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These aren’t your typical theme-park go-karts. These cars fly around the track in excess of 60 miles an hour!

Central Texas Speedway is a huge racing complex just south of Austin off I-35, and this weekend, they’re offering 365 Things Austin readers 50% OFF on all go-kart racing packages. Just click the button below and apply the coupon code: cts365 at checkout.

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Feel free to tag us on Instagram in your race gear for a chance to be featured on our page, and have fun out there!

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Your best friend is actually tying the knot—can you believe it? It seems like just yesterday you were holding her hair back while she puked off the side of the Shell Island Shuttle during your spring break trip to Panama. Now as her maid-of-honor, you’re helping her pick out flowers and attending pre-dress shopping brunches with the mothers. Yes, the general aspects of planning a wedding can feel a little formal (ahem adult!), but there is always that one night where you and your friends get to re-live the revelry of youth: the bachelorette party.

Lucky for you, the bride has chosen the perfect bachelorette party location. Whether y’all just want to stay close to home or if this is a destination trip and you want to get weird with it, Austin is a great place to throw you girl’s “final” big bash. Of course, with a city like Austin it can be hard to choose just what to do. Luckily, we’ve got a couple ideas that will make this night one to go down in the books.

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  • Book a cool house

There are plenty of great boutique hotels in Austin that are great for other occasions. But when you have a group of rowdy women looking to get wild, it may not be the greatest idea to share walls with UT parents and wary travelers. Instead, book a cool house with plenty of space and fill the fridge with eggs and bacon from Salt & Time for the morning after. Home Away has tons of amazing listings for whatever size your party… and your budget.

  • Stock up on the essentials at Cindie’s

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  • Be your own private dancer at Brass Ovaries

Strip clubs are passé. Instead, get your sexy AND your sweat on at Austin’s best pole dancing and aerial aerobics studio: Brass Ovaries. Far from the seedy, Brass Ovaries has a fun and welcoming vibe that will get even the shyest girl in your party to open up and embrace her inner goddess. You can book a private party that is specifically tailored for the bachelorette crowd. Trust us, this is way better than the seediness and all-you-can-eat buffets of the alternative.

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  • Nosh right at Justine’s

Pole dancing can work up quite the appetite; reward your party for all their hard work with an amazing dinner under the sparkling canopies of Justine’s. Nestled in an East Austin woody enclave, this French bistro is the perfect spot for your party. Order a round (or two) of French 75s and order the escargot (snails are delicious… trust us). The menu is small but well-rounded; even the pickiest eater will find something they’ll like while the adventurous eaters will adore the steak tartare or the moules frites.

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Cruise down the river on a tube while you enjoy rose out of a canteen with your girls! One of the area’s favorite summer outdoor activities. BYOB (or sangria, cocktails, etc). River tubing with ATXcursions is the most convenient way to float: transportation to and from downtown Austin, online booking, tubes included, coolers and ice included. Just bring drinks, sunscreen, and your bridal party.

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  • Pre-drink at Midnight Cowboy

If your party is smaller than 8, make a reservation at Midnight Cowboy. This brothel-turned-bar offers amazing cocktails in a cool atmosphere that will impress your out-of-town friends. Why do we say pre-drink? Despite its lascivious history, this place keeps it pretty low-key. It’s not a spot for getting rowdy or loud. Plus, reservations only last for 2 hours. Luckily, it’s located right on 6th street, so after you’re down with your speakeasy classics you can wander out into the rowdiness and ruckus of Austin’s famous downtown party scene.

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  • Ride the bull at The Trophy Club

Located just down the street from Midnight Cowboy is the Dirty 6th staple The Trophy Club. Serving whiskey and beer to a wiley crowd of partygoers from around the world, The Trophy Club is notable for one reason: the bull. Strap the bride-to-be on and get your phones ready for some memories you’ll be belly laughing at the next morning.

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  • Finish up at Barbarella

Whether your party does Dirty 6th street or wanders off to Rainey, you can always meet in the middle at this locals’ favorite. While there is certainly an area you could call the dance floor, the whole place turns into a Britney Spears video once the shots kick in. The best part? While the bar closes at 2am, the DJ keeps it going ‘til 3, so you can keep the party going longer.

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  • Recover at Barton Springs

You probably lost a pretty penny (along with a little bit of dignity) the night before. Thankfully you stocked the kitchen with the essentials (read: Bloody Mary and Mimosa fixings) so you can spend the morning lazing about and gabbing with the girls. Once y’all feel a little better, throw on your swimsuits and grab the sunscreen to go take a dip in an Austin’s favorite swimming hole. Once you jump in those frigid waters you’ll be refreshed and rejuvenated, just what you and the bride need as you look ahead towards her big day.

 

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Get ready for astonishing spills and magnificent thrills, Austin. WIPEOUTRUN is coming for YOU! Crash, smash and splash your way through a 5k course with larger-than-life obstacles inspired by the hit TV show Wipeout! The Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge 5k has partnered with Wipeout, America’s favorite TV game show. Registration is now open in select markets across North America at wipeoutrun.com!

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Produced by Endemol Shine North America, Wipeout is a highly popular show that features 24 contestants attempting the world’s biggest and most painfully funny television obstacle course.

Developed in 2011 by VAVi Sport & Social in San Diego, CA, ROC Race took the world by storm and quickly became the fastest growing obstacle series in the nation, hosting over 150,000 “ROC Stars” in a single year. ROC Race and Wipeout have now teamed up to create the most epic 5k ever produced, where participants will experience iconic obstacles inspired by favorites from the hit TV show.

“ROC was born out of the belief that people not only love watching popular game shows on TV, but they want to participate too! Combining ROC Race and Wipeout has always felt like the perfect fit, said Latane Meade, President of VAVi Sport and Social. “WIPEOUTRUN will continue to keep many of the same fun and challenging obstacles that have made ROC wildly successful, but we will be introducing some key upgrades to give our fans a truly world-class obstacle running experience.”

The newly formed WIPEOUTRUN series has emerged in 2015 to take on 20 cities throughout the U.S and Canada. Take on this crashtastic 5K coming to Travis County Expo Center in Austin on September 26th. This is an untimed event open to anyone 18 & up of any athletic ability!

When: September 26th

Location:
Travis County Expo Center
7311 Decker Ln
Austin, TX 78724

 

About VAVi Sport and Social:

Founded in 2002, VAVi Sport and Social is the leading provider of adult sports leagues and large-scale social and running events within the social sports industry. Learn more at govavi.com.

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Only two short years ago, one could count pizza delivery options in Austin on two hands. The choices were those inedible national chains, or Gatti’s/Austin’s Pizza, and a few others (we still love you Conan’s).

Oh, how the times have changed. With Favor Delivery, pizza is a few clicks away from anywhere that offers take-out. In fact, a large pie from my favorite shop for thin-crust, East Side Pies, was the first Favor order I completed.

I included a few newcomers on the list, so hopefully there are a few places you haven’t tried. Take into consideration that your favorite spot might not be on the list purely because it’s not in the Favor delivery zone. Or it could be that we haven’t tried it! Feel free to hit us up on Facebook with your recommendations.

In no particular order:

9. Bufalina

When it first opened, one could expect to wait hours to get a table. They’ve recently (and quietly) begun to allow takeout orders. Take advantage. It’s the best neapolitan pie in the city.

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8. Spartan Pizza

The trailer-turned-brick and-mortar on East 6th is open until 3am on weekends. Skip that Whataburger line and order from the safety of your own living room.

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7. Lucky’s Puccias & Pizzeria

Known for his puccias (authentic wood fired Italian sandwiches), Lucky recently opened a brick and mortar on West 5th. The pizzas are as crave-able as his signature sandwiches.

6. The Backspace

Parkside’s sister restaurant serves up really great wood-fired pies. Pro-tip: Whatever you order, be sure to “put an egg on it.”

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5. 40 North

This South First Street newcomer has quickly climbed into our top ten. Try the Hot Honey if you’re into eating things that taste good.

4. East Side Pies

As mentioned above, if you’re a fan of thin-crust, look no further. ESP sources local ingredients whenever possible, and that extra level of care is reflected in the quality of their cracker-thin pies. (Why is this pizza on rocks? I don’t know either)

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3. Little Deli & Pizza

This Crestview neighborhood gem gets very little press considering it makes one of the best New York style pies in the city.

2. Homeslice Pizza

Loved by tourists and locals alike, no list would be complete without a nod to Homeslice. They also take the cake (pie?) for the most often Favor-ed pizza joint in Austin.

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1. Via 313

Before you say, “but I don’t like deep-dish pizza,” let me comment that I didn’t either until I tried Via 313. Furthermore, I haven’t met a person who has tried it that hasn’t fallen in love.

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Want to find out if you’re in Favor’s delivery zone? Check out the map.

Travelers and newbies to the Austin food scene often ask for suggestions from locals about the best places to eat in Austin. One of the most delicious and unique places we typically recommend is Chi’lantro. It’s the city’s go-to for Korean BBQ, and a must-try food truck empire, that now offers two brick and mortar locations as well.

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I got my first taste of Chi’lantro the same way a lot of folks here in Austin did… late-night. The truck always seems to be in the right place at the right time when the bars are closing down. Whether you’re after the “as-seen-on-tv” kimchi fries, or the Korean fried chicken wings (known as K-POPS), you’ll undoubtedly walk away satisfied.

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Thankfully, now Chi’lantro is more accessible than ever. With the opening of their second restaurant (5222 Burnet Rd) just a couple of months ago, Austinites now have the luxury of dining indoors with family and friends. The menu varies from the food truck, so even if you’ve paid a visit or two to the trailer in the past, going to the restaurant will give you a taste of something new and equally tasty.

 

Both Chi’lantro brick and mortar restaurants are currently offering several specials:

HAPPY HOUR: Every Monday-Friday from 3-7pm, they’ve got $1 off all beer and cider (draft/bottles/cans), $2 off all wine (glass/can *no bottles).

HITE NIGHT: Every Wednesday from 7-close, you can keep the party going with 50% off 12oz bottles of Hite ($2).

LATE NIGHT: Both restaurants are now open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, and 10:30 on weeknights.

Chilantro On Demand: Chi’lantro has made it super easy to have their food delivered straight to your door via Favor, Postmates and Uber. Check out the menu and order directly at: http://www.chilantrobbq.com/chilantro-on-demand/

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