If I’m speaking honestly, the city must be in a massive rest mode as we’re on the forefront of SXSW. It seems like the event schedule in Austin for the next week is pretty tame. I guess that comes as bittersweet news, because the more I read about SX rumors, the more excited I become.
Looking to draw out your creative side? Looking to spice up an otherwise ordinary weeknight? This month I finally did my first ‘paint nite’ with some friends and it was an absolute blast. I must admit that I was slightly hesitant about the evening, as I’m far from a modern day Picasso, and ‘artistic’ isn’t
Happy birthday to the late Johnny Cash! Tonight the Rattle Inn wants to celebrate the man himself. For you Cash fans out there, I think this event pretty much speaks for itself. It’s going to be a night honoring and celebrating Mr. Cash. Rock on and may you never find yourself in a ring
While I might not be an expert on the best places to snag a Vegan meal in Austin, pizza… well, pizza I know. Much like wine, there are so many different styles of pizza, I never get tired of exploring new options. After skipping lunch one day, I was on my way to dinner and
Blazer Tag is celebrating their 15th Anniversary today with a party that includes 15 cent blazer tag! Not only will they have 15 cent lazer tag, they will also have giveways throughout the celebrations! Blazer Tag is home to the largest lazer tag arena in the state, think three stories of bridges, ramps, towers. 15
There’s nothing like a cake contest to make your mouth water. This year the theme of the sugar art show and contest is Cake of Ages. I have a massive sweet tooth so a day of cake and pastry tastings coupled with checking out the extravagant designs of the cakes is pretty much my dentist’s
La Condesa: My personal favorite, and according to this poll on Eater Austin, I’m not alone. They’re unfortunately also on the higher end of pricing for this list, so I’d recommend trying them at happy hour (select cocktails and appetizers are massively discounted) to make sure you’re committed to spending 10+ bucks on the best
It’s starting to warm up, which means it’s festival time in Austin. And this one definitely qualifies as weird. Austin Jugglefest is back for its 21st year. As you might guess, there’s a lot of juggling - games, demonstrations, shows, people on unicycles, that kind of thing. The big show will be The Public Show tonight at
How’s this for coloring outside the lines? Start this 5k in a stark white t-shirt and finish looking something like the inside of a kaleidoscope. Something about running while getting splattered with as much paint as possible makes me feel like I’m fulfilling a handful of childhood dreams. The fact that you’re not necessarily a big runner
When Cheer Up Charlie’s announced they were being forced out of their lease at the end of last year, patrons needed to be ‘cheered up’ more than ever. Luckily, this little bar is resilient and didn’t let the relocation hinder their spirits! It didn’t take them long to set up shop and get things going
If this is your first week reading the blog, you’re most likely assuming that I have a drinking problem, or that my life progresses from one drinking activity to the next. I promise that’s not the case, it’s just coincidental that two really solid drinking ‘holidays’ happen to fall in the same week. I think
If you’re a follower of the blog, you probably know that I’m a huge fan of going out to eat at local restaurants. What you might not know is that part of my reason for doing so is that I’m not the most experienced chef in the world. Foodsitter launched in Austin last month, and
There are certain all-time classic films, and The Goonies is definitely one of them. If you haven’t seen this childhood favorite in years, or if you’re one of those weirdos who’s never seen it period, cancel your plans and go check it out tonight! What can I tell you about The Goonies that you don’t already know?
This is probably going to be the best and worst discovery for all your late night dining pleasures. For one, it’s dangerously good; the kind of good that you keep coming back for. The downfall is that when I find myself in the neighborhood, I can’t resist stopping by this trailer. The food is a
Today is ‘National Drink Wine Day’ and if there’s one holiday that I’ve earned the right to celebrate it’s today’s. I like everything about wine. I like it cheap, I like it expensive, I like tasting, pairing, and learning about it; I like playing games focused on it, I like hanging out with my friends