You’re invited to the first Food Truck Taste Off sponsored by Able Lending. We’re hosting an epic battle at Hops and Grain Brewery between two of our favorite food trailers: Chi’lantro, home of the world’s greatest kimchi fries, and Burro Cheese Kitchen, purveyors of gourmet grilled cheese deliciousness!

Guests are encouraged to taste four courses from the competitors (two from each), and to vote on which trailer they believe should be crowned the Taste Off King. Each course will be paired with a pour from the Hops and Grain Taproom, and you’ll receive a souvenir glass to take home as well.

Only 200 tickets will be sold and we expect them to go quickly! Join us.


Food Truck Taste Off

Date: Thursday, July 16, 2015

Time: 7-9PM

Where: Hops and Grain Brewery

507 Calles

Austin, TX 78702

(Go East on 6th Street, when it ends, you’re there)

Price: $24

Ages 21+ only


Is it the holiday weekend yet? The answer is no. But a little Tuesday Happy Hour is one step closer to the weekend. The Wine Down at ACL Live is back for it’s 2015 season.

Each week a different restaurant from the 2nd Street district and surrounding downtown area will be on-site providing food samples while guests enjoy happy hour priced glasses featuring Mark West Wines. There will also be pop-up shops from local retailers and of course live music!

2015 Schedule:
June 30- The Peterson Brothers with bites by Cantina Laredo
July 14- Walker Lukens with bites by lll Forks
July 28- Sour Bridges with bites by Número 28
August 11- Cilantro Boombox with bites by Living Room at W Austin
August 25- Austin Music Foundation Presents Quiet Company and Special Guests Bee Caves with bites by the Bonneville

Admission: free

Time: 5 pm – 7 pm

ACL Live
310 Willie Nelson Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78701

Mark your calendars! Trailer Food Tuesday at the Long Center is back next Tuesday, July 7th.

trailer food tues

This month the trailers include:

  • Mmmpanadas
  • Cool Beans
  • Little Lucy’s mini donuts
  • Thai kitchen express “Eat Thai or Die”
  • My Granny’s Kitchen
  • Wholly Kabob
  • Rosarito
  • Pop Art
  • Mission Dogs
  • Sno Labs
  • Quality Seafood Market
  • Peached Tortilla
  • Bandwagon TX
  • Foodapalooza

There will be more than just food including these vendors and activites:

  • Kong Screen Printing: Onsite Screen Printing of TFT and Austin themed shirts
  • Goodwill will be collecting donations
  • Rickshaw Boots and Flops: shopping experience
  • Trailer Food Diaries Cookbook signing from 5p-7p with books on sale ($5-$20)
  • Free Camp Gladiator Workout at 6p
  • The Band this month is MilkDrive

Mark your calendar for next week, July 7th and the August 4th date.

The Long Center
701 W. Riverside Drive
Austin, Texas 78704


If you like movies and ice cream, head over to Amy’s Ice Cream. Every Monday night through August 17th Amy’s is going to have a movie night, showing classics that are appropriate for the whole family.

For those that are new to Austin, Amy’s makes some of the best ice cream around. Their Mexican Vanilla is my personal favorite.

Summer Movie Schedule
June: 29: Horton Hears A Who
July 6: Three Amigos
July 13: Hercules
July 20: Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
July 27: Osmosis Jones
August 3: Hotel Translvania
August 10: Shrek
August 17: Toy Story 1 & Toy Story 2

When: Monday Evenings, now – August 17th

Time: 8:45-ish

2624 Burnet Road
Austin, Texas 78756

Photo Credit: Amy’s Ice Cream Facebook Page


Whisler’s is celebrating their two year anniversary today with a party full of food, beverages and music.

They’ll have food from their neighbors, Salt & Time Butcher Shop and Salumeria and the award-winning food trailer, East Side King‘s Thai Kun. They’ll feature anniversary barrel-aged beer by Oasis, Texas Brewing Company and craft beer by local favorite, Austin Beerworks.


Live music by Odas Williams Soul Revue with special musical guests throughout the day

For other fun  happening this weekend, visit our Weekend Top Picks!

When: today, June 28th

Time: Doors 1pm, Live Music 3 pm

1816 East 6th Street
Austin, Texas 78702

Photo Credit: Whisler’s Facebook Page

This festival is the perfect way to experience Austin in one day. It brings together everything that we love about Austin, great music, family fun, local vendors — it showcases the city perfectly.


If you want to make sure you fit in, I would advise a costume. They’re having a costume contest, so the weirder the better. You’re also welcome to bring your dog along for the day as long as you keep him on leash.

When I first came to Austin this was one of the first fun runs I ever did, I’ve always said that there’s really not much “fun” about a fun run, but this one is totally different. Along the race there are tons of fun stops – it’s really not like anything you have done before.

Fest passes are just $20 each and Kids Under 12 are free with adonation of 3 non-perishable items to the Capital Area Food Bank

Adult 5K registration is $35 and Kids 5K (under 12) registration is $20. You can add a fest pass to your 5K registration for $10. Kids under 12 are free with a donation of 3 non-perishable items to the Capital Area Food Bank.

For other fun  happening this weekend, visit our Weekend Top Picks!

When: today, June 27th

Time:     Festival – 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
                5K – 7:00 p.m.

The Long Center
701 West Riverside Drive
Austin, Texas 78704

Photo Credit: Keep Austin Weird Fest & 5K Facebook Page

Today Mueller Lake Park is brining us Music In The Park! Summertime is full of free fun around town! Tonight pack a picnic and head out for live music from Rich Restaino and The Obits for some harmony-heavy Americana music!

Free parking in available in the McBee Parking garage behind the Thinkery.

If you are looking for more fun around Austin. Check out our Weekend Top Picks

Admission: free

When: today, June 26th

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Mueller Lake Park
4550 Mueller Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78723

Photo Credit: Music In The Park Facebook Page

Friday, June 26th

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Sunday, June 28th 



First things first. What is a crowler you may ask? Can + Growler = Crowler, and it’s a 32 oz sealable can in which you can transport your favorite draft brews home with you.

Tonight, Cuvee Coffee Bar is throwing a parking lot party with the help of Karbach Brewing Co. and Burro Cheese Kitchen to usher in the summer. They’ll have four Karbach beers on tap and will be filling crowlers and pouring pints throughout the night.

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With each beer you purchase, you can enter a raffle to win cool gear from Karbach’s Brewery. They’ll also have cornhole, a photo booth selfie contest to win a free crowler, and a pool filled with free beverages.

Visit the event page on FB for more details:

Don’t forget to bring a lawn chair!

When: today, June 25th

Time: 5 pm – 10 pm

Cuvee Coffee Bar
2000 E. 6th Street
Austin, Texas 78702

Name: Pebbles
Sex: Spayed Female
Breed: Rottweiler mix
Age: 9 year old
Animal ID: A590144
Location: In Foster

Pebbles is a  gentle little doll who wants nothing more than to cuddle with her human… all day long! She has been with Austin Animal Center and now in foster over 316 days!!Once you meet her you will know why she comes with a warning: she steals toys and hearts!

She has her own Facebook Page!

If this is not the Pet of the Week for you please check out our other pets looking for forever homes.

Plus: Free pet services here in Travis County! 


Here is a reminder on kitten behavior!