Just sitting here thinking how thankful I am to call Austin home. Here are some of the reasons why I, personally have fallen in love with Austin. They may not all be Austin born but they certainly define this city. 1. We’re charitable. 2. Over 300 Days of Sunshine a year. 3. The Longhorns. 4.
Happy Thanksgiving Austinites! I sincerely hope you are spending the day with loved ones whether it be your family or friends. For those of you that don’t have a place to be or have enough ‘family time’ the Buzz Mill is ready to be your Thanksgiving haven. First off, I love this place. Great drinks
J. Black’s is getting in the holiday spirit a day early by celebrating Thanksgiving Eve today! They will have turkey bowling, drink specials and a DJ. They are also having a can drive, if you bring in ten cans you’ll get 10% off your tab! A portion of all proceeds with benefit Mobile Loaves
Finding an affordable place to have lunch downtown is always a challenge. Yesterday, for example, I went to Whole Foods to get a cup of chicken noodle soup and somehow walked out with $30 worth of holiday cookies as well. Downtown Burgers isn’t Hopdoddy, but you can get a really great burger for about a
Meals On Wheels needs you this holiday season! They are in the need for extra drivers this week and the days leading up to Christmas and New Year’s. Even if you can only volunteer one day, your help will be appreciated! http://www.mealsonwheelsandmore.org/volunteer/current-needs They currently are also in desperate need of NEW blankets to distribute to
The Austin Empty Bowl Project is an effort by locals to fight hunger, and with Thanksgiving being next week, it seems like a perfect way to help out. They have hundreds of hand-painted bowls in countless shapes, sizes, colors and designs. Once you pick your bowl you can fill it will soups and breads donated
‘Tis the season for tree lightings and the Domain is having a full day of fun and festivities while hosting their annual Big Tree Lighting today. Head up to the Domain to get into the holiday spirit and for a head start on this year’s shopping. They’ll have holiday activities including face painting, balloon twisting,
Meatballs, music, drinks and more meatballs! Tomorrow is the inaugural Austin Meatball Festival. Fourteen Austin restaurants will be duking it out to see who has the best meatballs in town. In between meatballs, enjoy live music from nelo, Dan Dyer and The Rocketboys in The Listening Room at Winflo. Don’t let the cool weather scare you! There will be a large
We’re in for a rainy day and rainy days are good for a few things; not getting off the couch, bowling, and a good movie to name a few. If there’s any place to see a good movie, it’s the Alamo Drafthouse. They’re doing the ultimate Master Pancake tonight, a mockery of everything Tom Hanks.
You had me at all-you-can-eat waffles! Only in Austin can you find an event that combines terrific improv comedy with delicious breakfast treats. WaffleFest is great because it’s a three-day festival that gathers more than 25 local improv groups and puts them all under one roof for your entertainment. I think it’s a real treat
There’s something about putting the word ‘crawl’ at the end of an adventure that just makes a night sound more fun, even if it is midweek. Hello slow Thursday. This Thanksgiving themed Pub Crawl will have you on a pilgrimage from bar to bar this evening. Dawn your best Indian headdress to enjoy the
Candy Cart is Austin’s first mobile candy store! And it’s not just any candy store, they specialize in offering organic, vegan, and all-natural treats. In a city that there’s always a new trailer to try, I was drawn to this one because it offered something so different. Healthy candy may sound like an oxymoron, but
‘Tis the season for tree lightings and the Domain is having a full day of fun and festivities while hosting their annual Big Tree Lighting this Saturday. Head up to the Domain to get into the holiday spirit and for a head start on this year’s shopping. They’ll have holiday activities including face painting, balloon
On rare occasions, my recommendation for the ’thing to do’ on a given day is actually an event in the future because it requires some advanced preparation. This is one of those days. Operation Turkey is an organization that serves food to the homeless on Thanksgiving Day, and they need volunteers! Thanksgiving is a time that
The victims of the Halloween floods are still in need and the Moontower Saloon is having a benefit for them today. They have an entire day of live music, games, food, a sand volleyball and a ping pong tournament, and more fun planned. Moontower is also a great place to head to if you are