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    Join us at Intero for a phenomenal night of Italian dining as Chef Ian Thurwachter (Intero Co-Owner/Executive Chef) and special guest Chef Jesse Griffiths (Owner/Executive Chef Dai Due and Dai Due Taqueria) bring their talents together on a five-course dinner menu featuring a welcome cocktail, an antipasti board, appetizer course, pasta course, a main entree, and a dessert course. There will hand-made pasta, cheeses, and charcuterie, great wines, negronis, and Amari throughout the night. Dessert from Krystal Craig (Intero Co-Owner/Pastry Chef/Chocolatier) will conclude your evening. Two reservation times are available at 6:00PM and 8:30PM. Gratuity and tax included with ticket price. Reservations can be made for those times by calling Intero, or through this link: https://www.opentable.com/r/intero-ristorante-reservations-austin?restref=1013098&lang=en-US&r3uid=_axkfK4HFE&no-r3-redirect=1

      Suerte has officially kicked off their Mezcal Monday series. Every Monday, Suerte will spotlight a different mezcal label, with 50% off copitas and familia pours to jump-start your week. Hope to see you there!

        This Valentine’s Day, whisk that special someone away to Whisler’s. We’ll be featuring a special bubbles and booze menu for the evening and giving out chocolates, flowers and hand-made love bundles served with our love-themed cockatils throughout the night. Find your fortune with Tarot readings by La Mystica or get pulled away to Mezcalería Tobalá (opening at 6 pm) where the legendary Seresse burlesque performers will be entrancing all evening with a performance in the main bar at 10:30 pm. Romantic musical accompaniment from American Dreamer from 7 – 10 pm. No cover.

        Hat Creek Burger Company got its start in a food truck on 6th Street in Austin, TX, in 2008. Founder, Drew Gressett, never intended for the burger concept to turn into a family-friendly restaurant; however, as years passed, and he started a family of his own, his dream morphed into creating a place for the whole family to have fun. With 11 locations spread across both Austin and Dallas and 12 more planned for the next year in cities including San Marcos, Allen, Waco, Temple, Houston, and San Antonio, Hat Creek Burger Company aims to be the family-friendly restaurant for families across all of Texas.

        What makes Hat Creek a family destination? For starters, each location has a unique playscape for the kids to run free. This is the perfect solution for parents looking for a place to enjoy a hot meal and not have to worry about keeping the kids entertained. The outdoor patio is the perfect place for parents to relax and have conversation while being able to keep an eye on their children. When starting the building process, Hat Creek’s first questions is always “where is the playground going to go?”

        At its start, Hat Creek’s menu only featured burgers, but now the restaurant offers a wide variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner items. Opening at 7 am, customers can stop by or hit up the drive-thru to grab the breakfast of their choice. For those parents on-the-go, they have plenty of hot meals to help make those hectic mornings a little less stressful. Its breakfast tacos, platters and sandwiches are all “build it yourself.” Hat Creek’s breakfast, lunch and dinner menus are all made with integrity featuring ingredients from local suppliers.

        All items are made-to-order, so mom and dad can custom order for those picky eaters or those with dietary restrictions. Hat Creek offers Paleo and gluten free options, as well. Hat Creek’s menu has something for everyone. Whether you’re in the mood for a juicy burger (they offer a Skinny version on lettuce instead of the bun, too), a salad, or a sandwich, their menu fits with a ton of lifestyles.

        Sticking with its family-friendly promise, Hat Creek also offers half-off burgers every Tuesday for their Family Nights from 5 p.m. until close (9 p.m.). Every Thursday it also has $1 draft beer and wine for adults who might be looking to kick back and enjoy a cold one with friends or get an early start to their weekend.

        At Hat Creek, each restaurant is built with mom, dad and child in mind. As a father, Drew’s vision for Hat Creek is to continue to provide a place for parents to have fun alongside their children, while providing fellowship and burgers to everyone who comes in contact with them. Whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner, let Hat Creek handle dinner and do the dishes.

          Join Chef Tyson Cole and Aaron Franklin for a grand opening celebration party for Loro, the brain child of the powerhouse chefs from Uchi and Franklin on Thursday, March 29th. The preview for the much-anticipated Asian smokehouse combining Southeast Asian flavors with the smoky flavors of traditional Texas BBQ will feature a variety of menu samplings and a surprise performance by a special guest.

          Tickets are $100 through Eventbrite and will benefit No Kid Hungry, the national non-profit organization dedicated to feeding children in the United States.

          For those of you who are not heading out of town during Spring Break, we’ve put together some ideas on the best ways to have the most family fun in Austin during Spring Break 2017!

          Live Music

          It’s SXSW time, which means there are plenty of options to hear some live music in Austin. If you’d like to catch some live music but have your kids in tow, there are several family-friendly options. 365 Things Austin (Family) is a proud sponsor of:

          See more of 365 Things Austin Family’s Top Picks for Family-Friendly (official and unofficial) SXSW events here.

          Where to Eat in Austin

          First and foremost, fuel up one of Austin’s 10 Best Coffee Shops for Families.

          Looking for family-friendly dining options this spring break? Our Kid’s Eat Free list will help save you some cash.

          How about taking a Taco Tour of Austin? Check out the 14 Best Places to Eat Tacos for some inspiration.

          If you opt out of traffic and SXSW crowds, you can always make it a pizza and movie night with these Pizza Delivery options in Austin.

          Eat like a local or eat like a tourist if you’re a local…. here are some Austin restaurants to cross off your foodie bucket list during SXSW. Kristy has rounded up her favorite Favor places for more delivery options.

          Events

          Head to the Long Center on Monday (March 13) night for an outdoor screening with Cartoon Network.

          Yee Haw, y’all! It’s time for Rodeo Austin. There’s enough stuff happening at the Rodeo to keep you busy all week long.

          Eat, drink and sing at Musicians for Microcredit while alleviating poverty around the world at Whole Foods in the Domain on Saturday and Sunday, March 17 & 18.

          Road Trip, Anyone?

          Load up the kids in the car to explore 5 Lone Star parks that prove everything is bigger in Texas!

          Day trips are fun, too!

          Outside Adventures

          Parks are always a safe bet for fun for all ages. Mueller Lake Park is one of our favorites. Have you been yet?

          Get out on the water! The Rowing Dock is open all week long for Spring Break fun. Here are more options to kayak or canoe in Austin.

          Pack a picnic and take the kids (and the dog) out for a hike. Here are the Top 5 Tucked Away Hiking Trails in Austin.

          Need more breathtaking views? Climb to top of Mt. Bonnell. Or head over to the 360 overlook, also known as Pennybacker Bridge.

          Sad that you aren’t jetting off to some tropical destination? Take the kids to watch flights take off and land at the ABIA Family Viewing area.

          If you have any train lovers in your family, spring break is the perfect time to hit up all of the trains for kids to ride in the Austin area.

          If you’re a tourist or a local, it’s always fun to take a photo in front of one of Austin’s many murals around town.

          Explore some caves around Austin… maybe you can spot a bat or two, as well.

          Indoor Options

          There is a chance that it may rain at some point during Spring Break. For that reason alone, we have a backup plan for some indoor activities.

          Indoor Rock Climbing is an adventure that kids both big and small will enjoy.

          Put the bumpers up at one of Austin’s many bowling alleys.

          Perhaps art, history and culture are on your radar this week? Be sure to explore one of Austin’s many museums.

          Never fear, there are plenty of Indoor Play Places for fun all week long in Austin.

          Happy Spring Breakin’!