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    Are you making 2020 fitness goals and looking for a change? Then you need to come try out one of our FREE one-hour boxing fitness classes on New Year’s Day, at 9:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. and see why boxing fitness is exploding into the fitness industry!

    Legends Boxing in South Austin officially opened its doors for classes on December 20th and Austinites are LOVING it!

    Experience first-hand this very new and innovative fitness concept to Austin and see what Legends Boxing is all about! You don’t need to already know how to box or love boxing to LOVE Legends Boxing! With Legends Boxing, you:
    – BELONG to the Legends Boxing Tribe, Family & Community
    – Learn REAL USA Boxing
    – Get the Fitness RESULTS you want!

    Our Boxing Fitness classes are a fun, fresh & motivating way to get your workout in. Every day we have a brand new, 1-hour workout for you, created & led by our certified coaches. Our workouts incorporate total-body exercises such as jumping rope, push-ups, squats, working the heavy bag and SO MUCH MORE.

    Our workouts are a great way to switch up the way you workout, are designed for any fitness level and can be modified to fit your abilities. Our coaches will be right there to help and teach you, every step of the way! Intrigued, curious and excited?

    At Legends Boxing, your first class is always FREE! Come try a FREE WORKOUT with us and see why our members LOVE it here! On New Year’s Day, our three classes are at 9:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. and we ask that you book in advance.

    To schedule your FREE class, you can call us at (512) 387-8045, send an email to or visit our website at: For Spanish speakers, call: 505-787-3110.

    It’s time for a change and to have a more fit and fun 2020 – hope to see you soon at the gym soon!

    Fist bump,

    Lauren Stevens, Gym Manager
    South Austin LEGENDS Boxing 🥊
    Address: 9001 Brodie Ln #C9, Austin, Texas 78748
    IG: @Legendsboxing_southaustin
    Phone: (512) 387-8045

    Downtown Austin Happy Hours

    For more information on the experiences at these locations, tune into our Podcast on Downtown Austin Happy Hours.

    Downtown Austin is flooded with high end restaurants with steep prices. However, we have researched the best happy hour menus that will allow you to have an upscale experience for a fraction of the cost. These are some of our favorite restaurants (and happy hours) in the city!


    Sit at a cocktail table by the window, get the shrimp cocktail and the Pretty in Pink!

    Genre: Seafood

    Location: 5th and Colorado & Arboretum

    Time: Every day, 4:30–7 p.m.

    Special: Half-off cocktails, select wine and appetizers, nightly entertainment (pianist & soloists)

    Favorites: Shrimp cocktail on dry ice, oysters, meatballs, tuna tartare, Kung Pao Cauliflower (not on HH, just delicious), and the Pretty in Pink cocktail

    Light seafood dishes not enough? Grab a nice dinner at Ruth Chris for their $9 HH Menu. If it’s a Wednesday, end your night by seeing the Spazmatics play at Cedar Street Courtyard.

    Eddie V’s

    Sit at the bar when Gary’s working, get a dirty martini with blue cheese stuffed olives and the east coast oysters!

    Genre: Steakhouse & Seafood

    Location: 5th and San Jacinto & Arboretum

    Time: Tuesday-Saturday, 4–7 p.m., Sunday & Monday, all night

    Special: $1 Gulf Oysters, $2 East Coast Oysters, Cocktails & Wine $8

    Favorites: East Coast oysters—these are some of the cheapest in town! Asian fusion oysters and broiled Parmesan oysters with parm and horseradish

    If you’re still hungry after oysters, pop over to Lonesome Dove for Texas Tuesdays.

    Polvos’s Downtown

    Sit on the patio, split the fajitas and a margarita pitcher—you won’t be sorry! Also featured in our favorite margaritas in Austin post.

    Genre: Mexican

    Location: 3rd and Nueces

    Time: Monday-Friday, 4–7 p.m.

    Special: $2 off House Margaritas

    Favorites: Fajitas (huge, you can share), house-made tortillas, salsa bar, great patio, frozen margaritas are like slushies and they are super strong. 

    Check out our favorite dog-friendly bars and restaurants, here.

    La Condesa

    Get the spicy marg—these are our favorite margaritas in town! If it’s too packed, Lambert’s is across the street and an Austin staple.

    Genre: Mexican

    Location: 2nd and Guadalupe (Check out our post on 2nd Street District!)

    Time: Monday-Friday, 5–7 p.m. in the bar area

    Special: 1/2 off Drinks, Snacks $4–7

    Favorites: Elotes, Street Tacos, Guacamole Tasting – (4) chipotle, seasonal, traditional, crab and apple; and a huge selection of margaritas!

    Pop over to Cru for their Thursday night Champagne HH after!

    La Condesa is also featured on our other best happy hours post here.

    La Volpe

    Sit on the patio and get the HH wine with the Scallop Crudo, it’s so breezy and a garden dream!

    Genre: Italian

    Location: 2nd and Brazos

    Time: Tuesday-Saturday, 5–6:30 p.m., Closed Sundays & Mondays

    Special: $7 Cocktails & Wine, $5 Draft Beers, $7–14 Appetizers

    Favorites: Scallop Crudo, Mushroom Papparedelle, Roasted Cauliflower, house made bread

    Grab some pizza at Italic’s HH after! Full info on Italic here.


    Sit on the patio and split the HH wine special and Mushroom & Truffle Pizza amongst friends—it makes it a very  affordable option!

    Genre: Italian

    Location: 2nd and Brazos, In the JW Marriott

    Time: Monday-Friday, 4–6 p.m., daily 8 p.m.–close – Bottles & Boards (free charcuterie or dessert board with wine bottle purchase), Sunday all day $5 RosĂ©

    Special: Two Glasses of wine and one appetizer for $20, additional glass $5

    Favorites: Meatballs, Burrata, Mushroom & Truffle Pizza, Short Rib Gnocchi

    Walk over to Mohawk after for BYO Vinyl HH.

    Wu Chow

    Sit at the round table near the bar, and get the soup dumplings—that’s what they’re known for and it is an experience! Wu Chow is probably our favorite spot on this list.

    Genre: Farm to Table Chinese Food

    Location: 5th and San Antonio St.

    Time: Monday-Friday, 5–6:30 p.m., Bar & Patio Area

    Special: $5 Wine, $5 Cocktail of the Day, $7 Select Cocktails, $3–5 Appetizers, $2 off Beers

    Favorites: Dry Fried Green Beans (trust us), Soup Dumplings, Spicy Wontons, Chicken Taro Eggrolls, Sichuan Deep-Fried Chicken, Honey Pecan Gulf Prawns

    Pop over to Devil May Care afterward for a nightcap.

    Photo: Austin American Statesman

    Swift’s Attic

    Get the Cuidado spicy tequila cocktail, and make sure you ask for Jonas as your server!

    Genre: Asian Fusion

    Location: 5th and Congress

    Time: Monday-Friday, 2–6:30 p.m.

    Special: $5 Wine, $2 Mickey’s & Miller Lites, $4 Cocktail or the Day, $7 Rose ($26 bottle), $6-8 Cocktails, $5-13 Food, including their amazing burger for $13

    Favorites: Edamame with chile oil and Pop Rocks (so cool), Shishito Peppers, Brussels, Squid Fries, and the Akaushi Burger with Fontina, house B&B pickles, and fancy-ass special sauce


    Go on a weekend night before you go out on West 6th, get the Sake Mac & Cheese, Avocado Kani Salad, tons of sake bombs, and the green dragon roll with a side of ponzu. You’ll be set!

    Genre: Japanese/Sushi

    Location: 5th and Guadalupe

    Time: Everyday, all night! (3 p.m.–close M-F, 5 p.m.–close Sat & Sun)

    Special: The menu is a novel and everything is $3–10.

    Favorites: Sake Mac & Cheese, Avocado Kani Salad, Peach Sake on HH menu, Lychee Martini’s (sweet), Green Dragon Roll

    Blenders & Bowls

    Pop in after a class at SoulCycle spin class or Wanderlust Yo Strong with Gustavo and grab a healthy dinner!

    Genre: Healthy & Non-Alcoholic

    Location: 5th and Brazos

    Time: Monday-Friday, 4 p.m.–lose

    Special: $5 OG Bowls (12 oz. size)

    Favorites: The OG has acai, strawberries, bananas, and apple juice blended and topped with hemp granola, strawberries, bananas, and local honey.

    Still want to be healthy but need more than a smoothie? Check out Picnik’s HH on Burnet Road.


    Sit on the patio (limited seating inside), split the burger with shoestring fries, drink a Pisco Punch, and get an oyster shooter!

    Genre: Seafood/Oyster Bar

    Location: Clarksville—W. 6th and Blanco, next to Outdoor Voices

    Time: Monday-Friday, 3–6 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 3–6 p.m. 1/2 off bottles of wine

    Special: 1/2 off burgers, $5 martinis, oyster shooters, and draft beers, 50¢ off oysters (so about $3.50/piece after discount)

    Favorites: Steak Tartare, Shoestring Fries with Rosemary, Shells & Cheese with Lump Crab, Black Angus Cheeseburger with Gruyere, Lobster Roll, Grilled Octopus, Mussels with House Baked Sourdough

    If Clarksville is your jam, check out Jeffrey’s all night HH on Mondays.

    Cafe Josie

    Have the Snapper Crudo, Shells & Cheese, and drink the Juan Collins!

    Check out our post on Cafe Josie happy hour, here. 

    Genre: New American/Southern

    Location: Clarksville – W. 6th and Blanco, behind Clark’s

    Time: Tuesday-Friday 5–6 p.m., Saturday 4–6 p.m., Monday all night

    Special: $10 off the $45 Chef Tasting Menu, $2 off a-la-carte plates (so $4–9 after discount), $3 off house cocktails (so $7–9 after discount), $3 wine by the glass, $3 beers

    Favorites: Fried Brussels with Dark Cherries, Deviled Eggs with Truffle Oil, Snapper Crudo, Shells & Cheese with Smoked Gouda and Bacon Jam, Fried Shrimp with Masa Grits and Kimchi Pico

    Stay tuned for our brunch series where we will also talk about Cafe Josie’s amazing brunch!

    For Rainey Street favorites, click here.

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      We know that improving health in our communities requires collaborative work with partners outside of our organizations, disciplines, silos, sectors, and comfort zones. Cross-sector work is key to preventing chronic disease, addressing social determinants of health, improving health equity, and receiving the greatest value from our health dollars. We also know that cross-sector collaboration can be difficult. But we believe Texas is up to the challenge. At this year’s Healthier Texas Summit, we will hear stories and enter into conversations not only about our collaboration successes, but also about where it gets hard, and how challenges can be resolved, so we can more fully unite for a Healthier Texas.

        Join us for our free community health series for seniors. Topics include proven methods for preventing age-related diseases (1/15/19), holistic heart health for seniors (2/19/19), natural prevention and treatment for arthritis (3/19/19) and effective & natural treatment of urinary incontinence and urgency (4/16/19)

        Chris Goddin, LAc, MAcOM, is an integrative medicine specialist, licensed acupuncturist and master herbalist. He regularly treats a variety of chronic conditions with a patient-centered approach focused on providing the most effective treatments possible.

          Date: November, 4, 2018

          Time: 4-9 pm

          Location: AFS Cinema, 6259 Middle Fiskville Rd., Austin, TX 78752


          At AutFest Texas we will raise awareness in a broader community about life with autism. Through film we can show a range of ages and abilities, challenges and triumphs, (however big or small), that living with autism can bring. Viewers can also witness the dedication and support needed to give individuals with autism the greatest chance of reaching their full potential. Through film, we tell our story.
          Event benefits Autism Society of Texas


          One of the biggest challenges for me is finding healthy food, fast and on the go. Local Austin company Greengos is eliminating that excuse from my playbook!


          Admittedly, I am not a huge salad person, but maybe it’s because I haven’t had many ‘good’ salads! The salads at Greengos salads are jam packed with goodness that makes you feel great about lunch (or dinner) and taste delicious. They offer a variety of salads, so they’re perfect for someone like me who is still learning what they like in a salad. Bonus points for them as they source locally as much as possible.

          Their Grand Opening Celebration is today from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. with free food and beverages!

          They recently opened their first store near the UT campus, and they have a Mueller location coming soon!

          Giveaway: ‘share’ this post & ‘like’ them on Facebook to be entered to win a free salad or wrap from Greengos.

          404 W. 26th Street
          Austin, Texas 78705

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