Wake up, it’s brunch! The best part about a long weekend is there is an extra brunching day, so let’s do it right and head to Banger’s. Try the ManMosa, a liter mug filled with a bottle of champagne—yes, a whole bottle—topped off with a splash of cranberry or OJ. If that’s a little too aggressive, you can check out the Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary bar.
There will be live music from noon until 3 p.m., and your pup is always welcome to come join the party (they even have special sausage just for dogs).
When: Today, May 29th
Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden
79 & 81 Rainey Street
Austin, TX 78701
Grab the Tums! It’s Blackheart’s Chili Cook-Off and SweetWater Brewing Company Tap Take-over.
If you think you can bring the heat, enter here. It’s $20 per chili to enter (which goes in the judges choice pot). All styles of chili are welcome and will be judged for taste alone. So prepare your tastebuds for anything—even beans and tofu.
Two prizes will be awarded during the cook-off. Judges Choice (selected blind from a three-person panel) will win the entire cash pot! Peoples Choice (tallied by vote) wins $50.00 bar tab! Both winners will be determined by 5:30 p.m.
Each contestant must cook two gallons of chili and all preparation must be done in advance. Each contestant must bring a crockpot to serve/warm chili, serving spoons, and cooler to keep additional chili when not serving. Please bring your own jar / box / etc. to collect tickets for peoples choice votes. IMPORTANT: Bring $20 CASH to enter. Winner takes all!
Blackheart provides: tables, electricity, serving cups, spoons
When: Today, May 28th
Time: 2-7 p.m.
86 Rainey St.
Austin, Texas 78701
And now for something completely different! Do you love yoga or Kanye more than Kanye loves Kanye? The college dropout, Harleigh, is taking you into his beautiful, dark, twisted fantasy through 808’s and heartbreak. Music by Yeezus himself.
This will be 75 minutes of ego, beats, breath, and bliss.
When: Today, May 27th
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Cost: $20 | Get tickets here.
Black Swan Yoga – Anderson
1417 W Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78757
Animal ID: A737624
Sex: Neutered Male
Age: 2 Year Old
Location: Kennel 211
Clyde is currently our longest-stay dog still living in the shelter, he has been with us since November 1st, 2016!
Clyde says he loves outings, especially if swimming is an option. Quacking ducks and birds on ground posed no interest but, lizards, beware! Clyde was calm in the car but curious about everything! He aced “leave it/take it” with cheeseburger bites. He likes the view from the top of tables best. He is an easy and delightful companion. Come meet Clyde today!
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The Texas Senate voted to create statewide regulations for ride-hailing companies. The new statewide law requires annual background checks, but not fingerprinting. Governor Abbot will sign the bill Monday and services will resume.
Uber and Lyft have both confirmed they will relauch services in Austin on Monday.
If you’re looking to lighten your meal routine this summer, let UberEATS help! Top healthy restaurants around the city are available for delivery right to your door (or the pool, the lake, the park). Here are some of our favorite restaurants with refreshing summer options that you can get delivered in as little as 35 minutes on UberEATS.
This new delivery-only kitchen serves a fresh perspective on salads and bowls, accommodating special diets or lifestyles (gluten-free friendly, vegetarian, vegan, paleo).
(Pictured here: Sesame Sunshine Bowl)
Flyrite is fast becoming an Austin favorite because it’s fast, delicious, and it has a refreshingly healthy side. Chargrilled chicken, veggie spring rolls, chia pudding, even kale salad are everyday menu offerings.
(Pictured here: Eastside Combo with Kale Slaw)
You can’t go wrong with Snap Kitchen—their menu offers healthy versions of commonly craved dishes, so whether you’re carb conscious, paleo, dairy free, or vegan, there’s something delicious for you. Tip: order multiple days’ worth of meals in one go, as all meals arrive fridge-stable and ready to heat up.
(Pictured here: Beef Sweet Potato Scramble).
Even the healthiest people deserve a treat! When you’re craving something cool and sweet, try sorbet or frozen yogurt (which is naturally low-fat). Tip: add fresh fruit as a topping!
(Pictured here: 98% Fat-Free Soft Serve)
This cold-pressed juice is made with love on the east side, and every bottle is packed with over 4 pounds of USDA Certified Organic produce! Tip: order a week’s worth in one delivery (they’ll stay fresh in your fridge).
(Pictured here: Harmony or Morning Greens)
The Vegan Nom
When you’re craving tacos, check out The Vegan Nom for a lighter take. Our friends at UberEATS told us it’s been a staple for folks wanting to dabble in plant-based eating without missing any of the traditional taco flavors.
(Pictured here: Mushroom, Spinach and Caramelized Taco and Rockin Vegan Migas)
The folks at PhoNatic are all about fresh, quality ingredients, and that carries over to their delivery options as well. We’re super impressed with how their dishes arrive chock full of veggies, and with baggies of fresh herb garnishes and sauces on the side. Don’t forget a Thai Iced Tea for the full Vietnamese experience!
(Pictured here: Chicken Cabbage Salad)
Daily Juice is our go-to Austin staple for summer morning smoothies, and we were pleasantly surprised to see their UberEATS menu also offers acai bowls, fresh wraps, and salads so you can get your days’ fuel in one delivery.
(Pictured left to right: Dragonfly, Subliminator, Wild Thing, Chocolate Almond Acai)
Conscious Cravings is our go-to for when we want a healthy salad but also a side of french fries! Their modern take on plant-based eating is super flavorful and fresh—the Quinoa Salad will make all your coworkers jealous.
(Pictured here: Quinoa Salad)
Animal ID: A741698
Sex: Spayed Female
Breed: Pit Bull Mix
Age: 3 Year Old
Location: Kennel 336
Days In Shelter: 131
This is Faith, who is staying with us at the Austin Animal Center until we can find her a family of her own. She is a special pup and has a special person. She came in as a stray and no one came to claim her. Faith was so afraid and fearful, initially, and wouldn’t let anyone get close to her. Most shelters would have euthanized her.
But time was asked for and it was granted. With the patience and love from staff and volunteers, she finally allowed herself to trust. The moment she let staffer Dena Dixon walk her out of her kennel will be a memory she will always hold priceless. Just look at her now! Faith gives kisses! She plays…she’s silly…she hops around in the play yards with delight! We’ve never seen a dog learn new commands with so little effort! All these things we know about her. The only thing we don’t know is her future. We don’t know who is that amazing family yet, that will be fortunate to receive all the love she has to give. If you know who they are…please tell them Faith would LOVE to meet them!
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We’re taking you out to the ball game with an exclusive Round Rock Express experience!
Have you always wanted to catch a baseball game, but the hassle of traffic keep you from making the trek to Round Rock? Well, this experience is calling your name! Catch a ride with us to Dell Diamond from downtown Austin and reminisce on the good ol’ days while watching some classic baseball films along the way. Bring your favorite beverages/snacks on the bus, or munch on the Austin version of game day snacks – KIND bars and Topo Chico.
At the stadium, we’ll enjoy a VIP viewing experience from the Budweiser Party Porch! Once you’ve grabbed your free beverages from our friends at Twisted X and Dulce Vida Tequila, you can venture to your lawn seats to root for the home team. Don’t forget to snag a complimentary game day snack – game days aren’t the same without a hot dog or a pile of greasy nachos.
If you need more convincing here’s why Round Rock Express is a real catch:
- They are a class Triple-A Pacific Coast League minor league baseball team
- The Round Rock Express is affiliated with the Texas Rangers
- In 2016, Forbes named the Round Rock Express the sixth most valuable minor league team with a value of $40 million
- Each home game, Round Rock Express recognizes a local charitable organization through their Chasco Community Partnership program
- The team rewards fans for wearing Round Rock Express gear
- They’ve been around since 2005 and you’ve yet to catch a game
- Their mascot, Spike, enjoys the Sandlot and is a great dance partner
We’re making the ball game experience better than ever. Munch on game day snacks, sip on craft brews + local beverages and enjoy some great company. Grab your buddies, your date or you dad and head out to a ball game.
May is Bike Month here in Austin and St. Elmo Brewing Co. is celebrating! Every Wednesday evening, St. Elmo is offering a free half pour of beer to anyone who rides their bike to the brewery.
Just let your friendly bartender know you rolled up on two wheels, and a half pour is yours on the house. St. Elmo offers unique brews like their Angus dry stout, tropical Slate American IPA, Evangeline French Saison, and even house-made soda. Folks can grab a bite at the Sour Sop Thai food truck on the dog-friendly patio.
When: Wednesdays in May
St. Elmo Brewing Co.
440 E. St. Elmo Street
Austin, Texas 78745
Look at that beauty, would you? She could be all yours! (Are bikes “she” like boats? Well, we’re going with it.)
Bike Austin’s annual Bike to Work Day (B2WD) is next Friday, May 19, and it’s an amazing way to see a whole new side of our city.
To celebrate this year’s event, we’ve partnered with one of our favorite local bike shops, Bicycle Sports Shop, as well as the nonprofit group behind the annual B2WD event, Bike Austin, to host a special giveaway featuring a brand spankin’ new 2017 Lookfar bike. It has a retail value of $529.99 and is available in Black or Cadet Blue. The Lookfar makes cruising and commuting easy and is great for all levels. One simple trigger shifter changes the gears up-or-down through all 7-speeds, and 42mm-wide Continental tires feel fast on smooth ground while still confidently handling rough terrain. To read more about your future bike (fingers crossed!) click here.
To enter, just fill out this B2WD 2017 pledge-to-ride form anytime now to 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 15. One lucky winner will be chosen at random. Good luck, people!
The mission of Bike To Work Day is to attract new cyclists to commute while rewarding those who already do so. Not only do commuters improve the community by decreasing traffic congestion and reducing air pollution, but cycling commuters are proven to arrive at work more alert and in better health.
To encourage citywide participation, Bike Austin has partnered with over 45 local businesses across Austin to participate as official “fueling stations” for participants to visit during their morning commute to work. These partners will offer various gifts to participating riders, including free coffee, small snacks, merch, and swag, from 7:00 to 9:30 a.m during the day of the event.
Notable fueling stations include Flyrite Chicken, who will offer a free tall-boy Lonestar Beer to cyclists (21+) that bike through its drive-thru at either the East 7th or the new Burnet locations; Bikealot, who in partnership with Austin Massage Company will be offering quick “body tune-ups” throughout the morning; Bouldin Creek Cafe, will be serving up tasty breakfast tacos, muffins, house-made granola and fresh fruit; and Houndstooth Coffee, who are offering free 12oz iced coffees on the patio at their Downtown location. Other key stations include Juiceland; Whole Foods Market; Bicycle Sport Shop; Livestrong Foundation; and as well as Jugo, who are set to offer riders complimentary fresh-pressed juice; and City Hall, the largest fueling station each year hosting over 10 booths onsite including TacoDeli, who will also be offering some of their beloved tacos to participating riders.
They’re also bringing back the beloved B2WD Passport Program, in which 2017 riders will receive a specially created passport to collect unique stamps from each fueling station. Each stamp will enter cyclists into a raffle for numerous door prize drawings at the after-party, such as goodie bags and gift cards from Birds Barbershop, Rhythm Superfoods, Bennu Coffee, and more.
This year’s 2017 B2WD After-Party will be held at the Google Fiber Space on Friday evening starting at 5:00 p.m. At the after-party, participants will be offered complimentary beverages including beer from Hops & Grain Brewing, along with bites from Verts. All Austin cyclists are encouraged to stop by and partake in the community-wide event—no RSVP required.
Here’s the full list of fueling stations:
- Alliance Transportation
- Austin Cake Ball
- B Cycle
- Baby Greens
- Bennu Coffee
- Bicycle Sport Shop
- Bikealot/Austin Massage Company
- Birds Barbershop/Torchy’s Tacos
- Bouldin Creek Cafe/Please Be Kind to Cyclists
- City Hall
- Cuvee Coffee
- Dia’s Market
- Easy Rider Pedicab
- Easy Street & Monkey Wrench Bikes
- Flyrite Chicken
- Ghisallo Cycling Initiative
- Hops and Grain Brewing
- Kramer Station/Alliance Transportation Group
- Livestrong Foundation
- Mellow Johnny’s
- Michael F. Adams Station @ Mueller
- Quack’s Bakery
- Rhythm Superfoods
- South Austin Medical Center
- Thunderbird Coffee
- TownLake YMCA
- Upper Crust Bakery
- Volunteer (Randy Greenberg)
- Wheatsville Coop
- Whole Foods Market
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