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    Bat Conservation International (BCI) would like to invite all bat-friendly young professionals to a premier event featuring food, drinks and an introduction to the tequila interchange project, as well as how BCI is working to plant 1,000,000 agaves in crucial bat habitat necessary for their survival.

    We’ll have a photo backdrop and temporary bat tattoos designed by a famous Brooklyn tattoo artist for the ultimate selfies, and then we’ll have the perfect vantage point for a bat emergence from Congress Avenue Bridge. Space is limited! All proceeds go towards our mission of conserving the world’s bats and their ecosystems to ensure a healthy planet.

      Come quench your thirst and kick off watermelon season at Craftsman’s 2nd Annual Watermelon Fest on Saturday, April 21st.

      Think you have what it takes to be a watermelon eating champ? Enter to win with three heats starting at 2:30pm (register early as spots are limited). Winner of each heat receives a $25 gift card for the bar.

      ​Enjoy Craftsman’s new Watermelon Margaritas ​- served straight ​from an actual watermelon ​- ​​made with Patron tequila, ​while on site food truck Alley Cat will also have a special watermelon themed dish to help beat the heat.

      Craftsman will also be offering three special cocktails made with fresh squeezed watermelon juice just for the event:

      The Pool Side
      Vodka, lemon juice, simple, watermelon juice topped with
      elderflower foam and garnished with mint

      Watermelon Mojito
      Rum, house-made watermelon & mint soda

      Watermelon Margarita
      Tequila, watermelon juice, simple and lime

      After decades of serving cold beer to locals; the old Rabbit’s Lounge finally closed down, and Whisler’s has the task of coming into the space and making what was old, new again. The building still has the rustic feel of the old venue, but now serves up classic craft cocktails. They seem to do everything right from atmosphere, to their crafty cocktails, and this has quickly become an Eastside favorite.

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      Every Wednesday, they host a ‘bubbles and booze’ event with live Jazz by The Odas Williams Trio. All featured bubbles are only $6.00. While you’re there, I would definitely recommend trying one of their craft cocktails as well.

      When: Wednesday evenings

      Time: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

      Location:
      Whisler’s
      1816 East 6th Street
      Austin, Texas 78702

      http://www.whislersatx.com

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      The 2nd Street District is of my favorite spots to stroll around. With the excitement of SXSW around the corner, I thought now would be as good of time as ever to blog on some downtown dining options.

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      La Condesa is great modern Mexican food place located right in the center of it all. For starters I would go with the guacamole and salsas as the salsas gives you a sampling of four different sauces. Their menu definitely consists of some drinks and some meals that are unique which is what I enjoy most them. The Panza De Puerco is an amazing combination of pork belly, apple puree, blue cheese and pear. If you want something a little more traditional the carnita tacos are they way to go and a crowd favorite.

      They have a very extensive cocktail menu, I’d go with the white sangria, it is refreshing, light and the perfect summertime sipper.

      This springtime weather is the perfect time to check them out and enjoy their patio.

      The Huffington Post also named La Condesa one of the best taco spots in America.

      Location:
      400 W. 2nd Street
      Austin, Texas 78701

      https://lacondesa.com/austin/

      Photo Credit: This is a great photo of their outdoor seating courtesy of Yelp user Martin L. and the La Condesa Facebook page (tacos)