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Whether you’re looking to rock and rage or to slowly sip and celebrate, we’ve come up the the complete list of all the best NYE festivities happening around Austin. Wanting to welcome in the new decade on a rooftop overlooking the city? We’ve got that! Looking to dance the decade away to some live music? We’ve got that too and even more! From vintage Roaring 20’s themes to new age silent discos to traditional fireworks and ball drops, we’ve got a little something to suit everyone’s NYE desires.

Here are our top picks for the best New Year’s Eve parties in Austin: 

Slay Soiree with 365 Things Austin and atxGALS

We’re celebrating our 10th Anniversary next to atxGALS for our joint end of year party, Slay Soiree. Welcome the New Year in style at The Cathedral, a beautiful 1930’s refurbished church full of beautiful art, and join us in celebrating with an open bar, all you can eat tamale bar, music, champagne toast, and an art exhibit by atxGALS! A percentage of party proceeds will benefit Girls Empowerment Network.

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, 9:00 p.m. – Wednesday Jan. 1, 2019, 2:00 a.m.
The Cathedral
2403 E. 16th Street
Austin, TX 78702

Looking to celebrate a little earlier on NYE? Then look no further than our Happy Noon Year Cruise!

365 Things Austin Happy Noon Year Cruise

This New Year’s Eve, why wait until midnight to celebrate? Join us for our annual “Happy Noon Year” boat cruise party! Grab your family and friends, throw on some gold festive attire and join us as we ring in the New Year at 12:00pm instead of 12:00am.  It’s the perfect way to see our beautiful city and celebrate with locals and visitors alike! Enjoy a celebratory toast at noon, an open bar, special 3-course Via 313 holiday buffet, photo booth and more!

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Capital Cruises
208 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704

Silent Disco NYE Party at The Brass Tap Domain

Dance your way into the New Year at The Brass Tap Domain’s NYE Silent Disco celebration! Quite Events will be showcasing three of its top DJs spinning three different genres of music streaming through LED, wireless headsets for the ultimate NYE Silent Disco experience. Looking to indulge? Reserved tables with bottle service are available on a first come, first served basis. Admission includes a complimentary champagne toast at midnight!

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, 9:45 p.m. – Wednesday Jan. 1, 2019, 1:45 a.m.
The Brass Tap Domain
10910 Domain Drive Ste 120
Austin, TX 78758

A Very Austin NYE at the Austin Central Library

Get ready for the second annual Very Austin New Year’s Eve in the rooftop garden of Austin’s Central Library, named TIME Magazine’s 2018 World’s 100 Greatest Places! Enjoy breathtaking views of downtown and Lady Bird Lake and take in the fireworks from the very front row. With a performance from White Denim, dj sets throughout the night, food from your favorite Austin restaurants and a full open bar – the night is guaranteed to be memorable.

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, 8:30 p.m. – Wednesday Jan. 1, 2019, 12:30 a.m.
Austin Central Library
71o W. Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78701

Untitled – A New Years Experience

Foster’s doing something they’ve never done before and want to take you along for the ride. Join them on December 31st for an unreplicable experience. Here, an elegant evening mixes with wild moments of chance — where everything and nothing makes sense all at once. Tuesday night and the lights are low. Eyes wide and music floating through the room. Untitled keeps you later into the night. Overflowing with champagne, film and libations. Here, they welcome the sleepless hours after the clock strikes midnight. An awakening. A revelation. Because in the end, breakfast can wait. This is the night you’ve been longing for.

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, 9:30 p.m. – Wednesday Jan. 1, 2019, 1:00 a.m.
800 Congress
Austin, TX 78701

The Belmont Presents: The Capital Countdown NYE Extravaganza

Ring in the New Year in luxury at The Belmont’s lavish NYE Extravaganza. Complete with a Live House DJ, three world-class DJ’s spinning in Silent Disco Style, three full-service bars along with 3 illustrious areas to party, this party is sure to be one to remember! Capture memories all night long in their Photo Booth, and raise a complimentary glass of champagne under a picturesque 2 balloon drops at midnight.

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, 8:00 p.m. – Wednesday Jan. 1, 2019, 2:00 a.m.
The Belmont
305 W. 6th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Keep It Quiet’s NYE Party 2020 at Fair Market

Keep It Quiet’s NYE Party is sure to bring in 2020 with a roar. The New Year’s celebration will hold an evening of delight and decadence for party-goers. These local party experts will transform east side venue Fair Market into a spectacular ‘The Great Gatsby’-themed setting for a New Year’s Eve party that will start the year off right! Enjoy an open bar featuring beer, wine, local liquors, and craft cocktails, unlimited pizza, tunes from renowned DJ Buck Rodgers and DJ Ferno, and Instagrammable activations and photo ops throughout the space. Count down and welcome in 2020 with a balloon drop at midnight!

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, 9:00 p.m. – Wednesday Jan. 1, 2019, 2:00 a.m.
Fair Market
1100 East 5th Street
Austin, TX 78702

San Josè Presents: Light It Up! New Year

Light It Up! And welcome in the New Year on December 31 in the Hotel San José courtyard from 8 pm – Midnight. Enjoy tunes by DJ Mija, a champagne tower and good times. This event is free to attend.

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, 8:00 p.m. – Wednesday Jan. 1, 2019, 12:00 a.m.
Hotel San Josè
1316 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704

Ghostland Observatory with Golden Dawn Arestra at ACL Live 

Ring in 2020 the right way – with the party of the year! Join us for incredible sets from Ghostland Observatory and Golden Dawn Arkestra, a countdown to the new year, and fun surprises along the way.

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, 9:00 p.m. – Wednesday Jan. 1, 2019, 12:00 a.m.
ACL Live
310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd
Austin, TX 78701

Austin’s New Year

Grab your friends, family, neighbors, colleagues and clients to send off 2019 with a night of music and one of Austin’s largest fireworks display. Find a spot center stage for your blanket or chair while you take in the bands and have a bite to eat from one of the local food trucks.

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Vic Mathias Shores
900 W. Riverside Drive
Austin, TX 78704

Fire and Ice: New Year’s Eve with Fairmont Austin

Ring in the new decade with at Fairmont Austin in their 7th floor rooftop terrace, Rules & Regs this New Year’s Eve! The Fairmont is excited to welcome everyone to enjoy specialty cocktails, complimentary light bites, live music and a special Human Ball Drop at midnight! Lasting from 9pm to 1am, all guests are
sure to dance into 2020 in style!

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, 9:00 p.m. – Wednesday Jan. 1, 2019, 1:00 a.m.
Fairmont Austin
101 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78701

Lamberts NYE House Party

Kick off the New Year downtown at Lamberts! Party includes a buffet style BBQ dinner and 2 drink tickets. At 10p enjoy a live performance from David Garza and his house band. Guests can expect a Smilebooth photo stage, cigar rolling station, champagne tower, fortune teller and more!

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, 9:00 p.m. – Wednesday Jan. 1, 2019, 2:00 a.m.
Lamberts Downtown Barbecue
401 W. 2nd Street
Austin, TX 78701

Alice in Wonderland New Year’s Eve Bash

Don’t be late for this very important date, themed around the mind-bending fun of Alice in Wonderland. Featuring live music by Soul’d Out, a balloon drop, passed hors d’oeuvres and complimentary champagne toast at midnight, among other surprises, Live Oak’s New Year’s Eve event is always one of Austin’s premier parties. Individual tickets are available at the door for $55 per person.

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, 9:00 p.m. – Wednesday Jan. 1, 2019, 1:00 a.m.
Four Seasons Hotel Austin
98 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78701

New Year’s Eve 2020 with Hotel ZaZa

As we prepare to step into the next Roaring ‘20s, Hotel ZaZa Austin brings out all the neon glitz and glam for the first annual New Year’s Eve Party. There will be plenty of champagne, chef curated strolling lite bites, entertainers, and an official count down to ring in the New Year. Dress to impress in your best cocktail attire!

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, 10:00 p.m. – Wednesday Jan. 1, 2019, 2:00 a.m.
Hotel ZaZa
400 Lavaca Street
Austin, TX 78701

P6 NYE 2020

Join P6 for fireworks, a robust open bar, an abundance of antipasti, cheeses, charcuterie and desserts from Executive Chef Justin Ermini, stunning views of Lake Austin, party favors, complimentary valet and grooves from special guest DJs PAT LOK and South of Everywhere to keep you moving into the new decade.

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, 8:00 p.m. – Wednesday Jan. 1, 2019, 2:00 a.m.
The Line Hotel Austin
111 E. Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78701

Bob Schneider’s New Year’s Eve Party

The party of the year will be here before you know it! If you’ve never been at the Paramount Theatre to ring in the New Year with Bob Schneider, it’s time you experience why this night of champagne and surprises is an enduring annual tradition. From “Tarantula” and “40 Dogs” to tracks from his latest album, Blood & Bones, Bob has proven time and time again why he’s one of Austin’s most beloved artists. This show and party combo is the best way to see 2019 out in style while ensuring your first moments of 2020 are unforgettable.

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, doors at 8:00 p.m., show at 9:00 p.m.
The Paramount Theatre
713 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701

NYC in the 80’s with L’Oca d’Oro

Midtown’s steakhouses and Downtown’s arty asian fusion hangouts inspire this year’s New Year’s menu at L’Oca d’Pro, featuring Wagyu Prime Rib & Creamed Spigiarello, Pork Fried Risotto and Orange Chicken Lollipops. Catch classic New York movies screened on the wall all night long and get down to hits from CBGB and Rock Paradise. Dress like you’re Desperately Seeking Susan, order a Big Daddy Kane and ring in 2020!

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, 5:00 p.m. – Wednesday Jan. 1, 2019, 1:00 a.m.
L’Oca d’Oro
1900 Simond Avenue
Austin, TX 78723

Kinda Tropical Presents: Tiny Bubbles Luau with Spliff Kazoo

For $25 per plate, you can enjoy a buffet-style meal featuring a Kalua Roasted Pig with all gluten-free/vegetarian sides including Lomi Lomi Tomato Salad, Sesame Salad with Butter Lettuce + Avocado, Coconut Jasmine Rice, Yucca Fries with Jalapeño Dip, Stir-Fried Vegetables, King’s Hawaiian Rolls and Pineapple Upside Down Cake Bites for dessert. Entry is free!
Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, 8:00 p.m. – Wednesday Jan. 1, 2019, 12:30 a.m.
Kinda Tropical
3501 E. 7th Street
Austin, TX 78702

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As purveyors of all things sparkly and wonderful, the people at Kendra Scott go all out for the holidays. There are a bunch of events and special offers this season to keep you and yours merry and bright. Here is what’s coming up in Austin …

Yellow Friday, Cyber Week Celebration

When: November  27th–December 2nd

Get 25% off everything, and 30% off when you spend more than $300. Plus, true to the Kendra Scott brand, they are planning some exclusive deals and surprises for customers throughout Cyber Week!

Kendra Scott’s North Pole on South Congress

When: November 29th–December 24th

Customers can shop the latest collection, plus an exclusive “Grab & Gift Shop” to quickly check off your shopping list. Stop by the Sips & Sweets Café and try their special seasonal menu, featuring holiday-themed coffee, cocktails, desserts, and snacks.

Don’t forget to pose for your holiday portrait in front of the brand new mural, complete with yellow boxes, lights, and a 3D Christmas tree. Plus, Yellow Santa will be visiting the store every Saturday in December from 3-5 p.m.!

Sterling Silver Collection and Engraving at the Domain 

When: December 4th

Come shop for something extra special and personalized with Kendra Scott’s sterling silver collection at the Domain location. 

Kendra Gives Back, Benefiting HAAM of Austin

When: December 5th, 5–8 p.m. 

20% of sales from the event will go back to the wonderful local cause of HAAM, which stands for Health Alliance for Austin Musicians. 

Flagship One Year Anniversary Party 

When: December 5th, 5–8 p.m.

Happy birthday to this beautiful SoCo store! Come celebrate with DJ Cassie, Veuve Cliquot tastings, photo booth, sips and sweets, and  special gift set with your purchase. 


Grab your loved ones and join us this season for our 3rd Annual Holiday Brunch Boats, hosted by Austin Tour Company,  Austin Tour Company and Capital Cruises

Each date is a different theme, so whether your favorite part of the holidays is snapping pics with Santa, quoting classic Christmas movies, belting out carols, or lighting the Menorah, we’ve got something for you!

Our cruises are all-inclusive 

…. and not just in terms of gender, sexual orientation, etc.

We also feature all local vendors

... take a break from ordering gifts online and support your local businesses!

Check out all of the features included below- son of a nutcracker, there are a lot

Included on Every Cruise 

Check-in at the YETI Flagship store, all of our guests receive 30% off all YETI product purchases the day of their cruise, so you can get a jump on holiday shopping!  Also, if you bring an Austin Pets Alive donation, YETI will gift you a free drink! 

Open Bar-Style Service, featuring local favorites to get you in the holiday spirit:

Non Alcoholic Beverages

Austin Brunch Favorites


  • DJ from Bat City Beats playing your holiday favorites and requests 
  • Photo Booth (with some strategically placed mistletoe..) 

Giveback Opportunities: 

Themes by Date

Buddy The Elf

December 8th, 11am-1pm* (family friendly) and 2:30-4:30pm (adults only)

  • Join us for our annual Buddy the Elf Brunch Boat! Our favorite Buddy the Elf impersonator will be on board reciting your favorite quotes, posing for pictures and serving up syrup shots! 

*11am-1pm is our only family friendly Brunch Boat. Children two and under may attend the Buddy the Elf Brunch Boat for free,  but please notate how many children you’re planning to bring in the Special Requirements section.  All children three and up will need a discounted ticket ($39).  All children must be accompanied by an adult (one child per adult). Please book children’s tickets through this link. 

Claus & Claws 

December 15th, 12-2pm

  • Because we can’t resist a great pun… we’re making one exception to our “locals only” beverage policy this season. Claus & Claws is our newest theme, in which we encourage guests to “BYO Beard” and dress up as their favorite form of Santa (Hipster Santa, Dapper Santa, Tiki Santa, etc.). Each guests will also receive two White Claws to kick off the festivities- we’re dreaming of a White (Claw) Christmas! 

Winter Onesieland

December 21st, 12-2pm 

  • Grab your onesie-true love, your best friend or your whole crew for this cozy cruise! 

Drag Queen Caroling 

December 22nd, 2:30-4:30pm 

  • Since the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear, we’re closing out our Holiday Brunch Boats with our second annual Drag Queen Caroling Cruise. Join our resident Drag Queen, the lovely Colleen Deforrest, as she leads multiple rounds of caroling from the upper deck of the boat! 

Happy Noon Year

December 31st, 11:00am – 1:00pm 


Don’t be a Grinch… Grab your tickets for a Holiday Brunch Boat before we sell out! 

We’re excited to announce this year’s 12 Days of Austin Christmas, launching today. For 12 days we will be giving away prizes from local businesses each day! All of these prizes are a great representation of some awesome things that our city has to offer, and they’re also the gifts we’ll be buying for our own friends and families this year!

Here are the details:

  • Each day around 11am, we’ll post a new giveaway on the blog and our social channels.
  • This year, there will be two ways to enter the contest daily. One via our Heyo Contest page, and another via our daily contest Instagram post. Make sure you’re following us on the following channels to be sure you catch the announcements each day:


  • Each contest will run for 24 hours, and a winner will be chosen at random at the completion of each contest.
  • Once we receive confirmation from a winner, we will announce it in the comments of the Instagram post, and we’ll update THIS page with the winner’s names and/or handles below:

Day One: Kendra Scott’s Danielle Open Frame Crystal Statement Earrings in gold.

Day Two: A 13ft Jumbo Round Springfree Trampoline, with tgoma, a step, delivery and installation.

Day Three: Lake Travis Zipline Adventures for FOUR people.

Day Four: Saint Bernard Prize Package. 

Day Five: A Pair of Chisos Boots.

Day Six: Domain Prize Package. 

Day Seven: 2 of Dream Spa “ The Glow” spa packages.

Day Eight: Favor Delivery Gift Card

Day Nine: PHLUR Prize Package. 

Day Ten:  Atlas Coffee Prize Package. 

Day Eleven: Armadillo Bazaar

Day Twelve: 2nd Street District Prize Package. 

Day Thirteen: 80 Minute Massage from Lake Austin Spa

Do you have an Austin business that would like to participate in this promotion? Email:


Austin is filled with fantastic dining opportunities. From tender barbecue to tasty Tex Mex, you’ll find a little bit of everything in the Texas capitol. This makes choosing a place to eat in Austin relatively easy. But what if you’re dining with a large group? We all love a good hole in the wall or food truck, but small eateries aren’t usually accommodating for groups, especially if you’re planning a private dining event.

Finding the perfect restaurant is only the first step of organizing a group dining experience. You’ll still have to think about how your guests will get there. Hosting a 40-person corporate happy hour at Banger’s sounds great until you get a call (or five) from colleagues trying to find a parking place around Rainey Street. Book a charter bus to simply shuttle everyone instead. GOGO Charters Austin has a large network of minibuses and charter buses that will make your group’s evening much easier.

A charter bus rental will save guests the frustration and cost of parking along Austin’s busy roads. A professional driver will pick everyone up from your office, home, or any other designated location and whisk them away to your dining reservation. It’s that easy. No trying to parallel park in a spot way too small for your SUV or paying $45 for two hours of parking.

Now let’s think about the food. Where is the best place to take a big group?

Well, it depends.

If you’re organizing a rehearsal dinner or a birthday celebration, you’ll want a restaurant with a private room. If your company is hosting a laid-back social gathering, reserving a big patio table is a better bet.

Private Rooms

Booking a private dining room is as much about the ambiance as it is about the food. Are you looking for a classy space with tasty family-style Italian fare? Il Brutto in East Cesar Chavez is your go-to spot. Their private dining room can seat up to 40 people, while bigger groups of up to 100 can rent out the shaded patio. Enjoy all the pasta and wine you want—with a private bus rental you’ll have a built-in DD.

Is contemporary Mexican more your thing? Try La Condesa in Downtown Austin. Taste test their many types of guacamole and chow down on dishes like savory carne asada or an array of ceviches. La Condesa serves up family-style menus for parties of 11 or more in the main dining room. The restaurant also has a private dining room called The Flour House which can seat up to 20 guests. Groups over 20 should ask about renting Malverde, the restaurant’s indoor/outdoor private event space.

If you want chic decor and delicious New American cuisine like bison tartare and delectable hush puppies, look no further than Eberly for your private dining needs. This Bouldin Creek eatery has six separate dining spaces available for private events. The Study at Eberly is the perfect intimate space for wedding dinners and can seat up to 40 people, while The Cannon Room is a wonderful space for a company or organization’s cocktail hour.

Spacious Patios

Patio restaurants and bars are a dime a dozen in Austin, but picking the best outdoor space can still be tough.

Beers, brats, and big patios are a great combo. Fortunately, you’ll find all those things at Easy Tiger on Sixth Street and Banger’s on Rainey Street. Both patios have large communal tables that are great options for drinks with coworkers, birthday celebrations, or kick-offs to an evening of bachelor/ette party festivities.

Easy Tiger has individual patio table reservations that can seat eight to 10 people, as well as the option to reserve different sections of the patio. If you’re having an exceptionally large event, you can reserve the entire patio for 250 guests standing or 120 seated. Banger’s only offers table reservations Monday through Thursday for groups of 12 or more. Full buyouts of the iconic Banger’s yard are also available upon request.

“Fresh” and “farm-to-table” are a match made in restaurant description heaven. Contigo brings fresh, local ingredients together to create American cuisine like burgers, ox tongue sliders, and chicken wings. The restaurant has a sprawling deck with community style tables that can be reserved for private events of up to 50 people.

Food and drinks are always best when enjoyed with a group. So why not make your next gathering even better with great ambiance, cuisine, and private group transportation? Call 512-640-4096 to get a personalized charter bus quote for your next flavor filled Austin outing!


In our over-connected lives, we all feel the need to unplug and escape from our cities, our work, and our screens. Enter Getaway, a company that offers simple escapes to tiny cabins nestled in nature. They are on a mission to help you find the time and space to truly be off, and we are all about it. Take some time to rest and recharge while marveling at the wonder of nature. 

Each cabin has a queen bed or queen bunks, fresh linens and pillows, a bathroom with a hot shower and running toilet, heat and AC, and a kitchenette with a mini fridge and two burner stove. They also have a firepit, grilling grate, and an outdoor seating area, so you can make the most of the great outdoors. Quite simply, it’s everything you need and nothing you don’t. Did we mention every cabin is dog friendly? You can bring your pup along for a fee of $40.

Here’s how it works: First, choose your Outpost, cabin size, and dates. They’ll send you the exact address of your cabin after you book. Next, you’ll get an email and text with your cabin name and keycode. And then the best part: don’t do anything. Don’t do anything at all. Lock away your phone, connect with loved ones, and enjoy quiet time in nature. You’ll have everything you need to truly relax.

With the beautiful wooded landscape in the heart of Texas, you will feel totally secluded. But neighbors are close and the support team at Getaway is just a text or email away. You won’t need to worry about a thing while you are trying to destress. 

Click here to learn more and book your escape today. Doing this right before the holiday madness will be the best decision you make all year. Use code 365THINGS for $25 off a 2019 stay.

On this month’s foodie podcast, I interview Eric Silverstein of Peached Tortilla, Peached Social House and Bar Peached

Eric was born in Japan and lived there until he was 11, he then moved with his family to Atlanta and wound up going to college and law school in St. Louis. Eric practiced law for a few years before realizing the corporate grind wasn’t for him. After a talk with his then girlfriend, now wife, Eric packed up and headed to Austin to pursue his dream of opening a restaurant. 

Eric quickly learned that opening a restaurant is quite expensive and decided to change course and open a food truck. Peached Tortilla was born in 2011 right here in Austin. Now, Peached Tortilla has a brick and mortar on Burnet Rd. where they still serve Southern comfort food with an Asian twist. Bahn Mi Tacos, Mom’s Toast and Malaysian Laksa Bowls are all staples on the Peached Tortilla menu. 

Photo: c/o Inked Fingers

While Peached Tortilla no longer has a regularly running food truck, you can still find their trucks at catering and special events. With the succes of Peached Tortilla, Eric and his team went on to open Peached Social House, an event space on North Lamar, and Bar Peached on West 6th, a bar focused full-service restaurant. Most recently, Silverstein authored a cookbook and memoir. You can purchase a signed copy here

Photo: c/o Hunter Townsend

Listen to this month’s podcast to hear more about Eric’s journey opening a successful food truck and his business plan for turning a profit during a tough market and eventually opening several concepts. See his recipe for Japanese Street Corn below!

Reprinted with permission from The Peached Tortilla © 2019 Eric Silverstein. Published by Sterling Epicure. Photography by Carli Rene / Inked Fingers.


Photo: c/o Inked Fingers

Serves 4

Elotes, grilled Mexican street corn, are wildly popular in certain parts of the United States (and, of course, in

Mexico itself). This is my version, bringing Japanese ingredients to the familiar street corn dish.

  • 1⁄4 cup Cotija cheese, grated
  • 4 large ears yellow or white corn, husks removed and cleaned
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1⁄4 cup Kewpie Mayo
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons Aonori
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons Togarashi
  • 1 cup Bonito Flakes


  1. Spread the Cotija over a large plate.
  2. Heat a grill pan over medium heat and brush the corn with the oil (see Note).

Note If you don’t have a grill pan, you can always cook the corn in the oven at 350°F. Just set the corn cobs, with the husks on,

directly on an oven rack and bake them for 25–30 minutes.

  1. When the pan is hot, place the ears of corn in the pan and give the corn nice grill marks.
  2. After 2–3 minutes, when you start to see dark grill marks appear on the corn, rotate the corn. Continue to

rotate the corn until grill marks appear on every side. The corn should take about 8–10 minutes to cook. Once

the corn is done, remove the ears from the pan.

  1. Using an offset spatula or a knife, coat the exterior of each piece of corn with the kewpie mayo.
  2. Once each ear of corn is coated with mayo, roll it in the Cotija.
  3. To finish garnishing the corn, sprinkle the aonori, togarashi, and bonito flakes on top.

A lot of Japanese chefs shave their own bonito, right before service, with a bonito box. These little wooden

boxes can be purchased online and are imported directly from Japan. They function like a mandoline, except

there is only one blade, and the bonito shavings are caught in a drawer that pulls out of the box. Freshly

shaved bonito has a pronounced, fishy flavor that adds an extra layer of umami to dishes. You can also

purchase whole dried bonito online through Amazon or at specialty Asian retailers.


Austinites love a good speakeasy vibe, and later this month we will have a stylish new place to hideout at the corner of 6th and San Antonio. Devil May Care will have a seriously cozy and eclectic vibe and will offer happy hour and evening and late-night lounge-style dining. The food will be a healthy and shareable play on Mediterranean cuisine and the cocktails will incorporate fresh, organic, and house-made ingredients. And for those who are always looking for something different, the wine list will feature one-of-a-kind varietals from Lebanon, Greece, and beyond.

The kitchen will be led by Executive Chef Jon Oh, who trained under industry leaders such as Jean Georges and Marcus Samuelsson. Having served both as Executive Chef of Scarpetta
NYC and Culinary Director for Geoffrey Zakarian.

As evening fades to night, Devil May Care will embrace an increasingly cheeky mood with theatrical lighting and soulful, upbeat music.

A collaborative concept by a diverse team of friends, partners and colleagues, Devil May Care brings a unique, dining-meets-nightlife concept to Downtown. “While Austin has an impressive Food and Beverage scene, the team and I felt like the city was ready for something different, a break from the ordinary,” says Jack Zimmermann, founder of Nova Hospitality.

Devil May Care is set to open late November 2019. Follow them on Instagram for the latest updates.

Photo by Letitia Smith. 

When all he could find on the market were uncomfortable and outdated boot options, one UT Austin alum decided to make his own. As he set out on his mission, Will Roman ripped open all kinds of boots and spent months experimenting with improvements to both structure and design. Along the way he was inspired to make comfortable cowboy boots that were not only great looking, but a force for good. 

Founded by Roman, Chisos is a boot company on a mission to spread the gospel of Texas by creating the world’s best cowboy boots and advocating for Texas land conservation. Named after the Chisos Mountains in Big Bend National Park, the values of generosity and stewardship are core to the company’s mission. 

In terms of style and fit, the designs forgo traditional western patterns for more Texan, understated motifs and a proprietary post-tanning process creates the unique softness and beautiful depth of the Chisos heritage cowhide. They are also ready-to-wear and require no break-in period. 

The company has just debuted its inaugural line of intricately designed, responsibly sourced cowboy boots. The artwork of the handcrafted first-edition collection alludes to the West Texas mountains, and a portion of every sale goes to support Texas land conservation. 

“Boots are core to the legend of Texas and the identity of Texans,” Roman says. “What a great tool to bring people together to take care of the special places in our state.”

The first-edition Chisos boots retail for $495 and are exclusively available at

It’s almost peak hosting season, when friends and family will be knocking at your door. Could you house use a deep clean before the festivities? We thought so. This year make it a green clean!

Modern Maids is exactly what it sounds like, a cleaning service for the 21st century. A green cleaning service! Ban those toxic chemicals from your life. They provide all the supplies and equipment and offer flat-rate pricing that makes booking super convenient. Once you’ve noticed that crazy layer of dust that lives on each of your ceiling fan blades (gah!) you can book with Modern Maids in under a minute.

And what’s really great is that you can leave your home to go Christmas shopping while they clean and knowthat everything will be fine. They are insured and bonded and do background checks on their employees. For apartments, they even have a key release option where you work with your leasing office to let them in your pad.

Cleanliness leads to happiness, so let Modern Maids take it from here. And guess what! Our readers receive an exclusive 25% discount of your first cleaning when you use promo code 365thingsaustin. Click here to schedule an appointment.