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    Hotel Granduca Austin is celebrating Thanksgiving, offering an over-the-top holiday buffet, live music, and bottomless mimosas on Thursday, November 28 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Salone Ducale Ballroom. With options for adults and children, ensuring Thanksgiving is seamless and satisfying for the whole family, the holiday buffet will include a traditional ham and turkey carving station, mashed potatoes and candied yams, onion-crusted green bean casserole, and more.

    Reservations can be made via email at or by phone at 512.306.6500.

      A Driskill tradition, our Thanksgiving brunch menu features a rich assortment of traditional holiday fare designed by Executive Chef Mark Dayanandan, including brunch classics, an elegant seafood display, and carved roasts paired with family favorite sides. Finish off a perfect meal with a taste of our lavish dessert table, curated by Executive Pastry Chef Tony Sansalone.

        Celebrate the season by gathering with loved ones over an elaborate brunch buffet. Savor traditional holiday favorites, such as slow roasted turkey, mustard glazed ham, and garlic whipped potatoes, in the opulent setting of our grand Mezzanine. Delight in delicate house made quiche, banana bread french toast, as well as other delicious breakfast dishes and fresh baked goods from Executive Pastry Chef Tony Sansalone. Reminisce over time-honored original recipes, such as Helen Corbitt’s cheese soup or indulge in non-traditional, chef-inspired creations that include creamy butternut squash risotto, wild mushroom and spinach orecchiette, and maple-miso baked salmon.

        Thursday, November 22, 2018
        10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
        The Mezzanine

        $95++ /adults | $47.50++/children (6-12 years)
        Children under 6 years are free

        Adult ticket price includes a complimentary glass of sparkling wine.
        All prices above are subject to sales tax and service charge.

        Reservations are required and are available through OpenTable for parties of up to 8.
        For reservations of 9 or more, or additional reservation assistance, please call 512-391-7227.

          🍁The Great Outdoors x Plant Party are hosting a Thanksgiving Botanical Decor Class Saturday, November 17th 11am!
          In the Gift Shop of The Great Outdoors!

          Ticket includes:
          🍂 build novelty succulent pumpkin-planters
          🍁 get unique botanical table inspiration
          ☕️sip on your choice of coffee, hot chocolate or cider!
          🌵join Plant Party, and Mark Gibbs, of The Great Outdoors, to guide you through your pumpkin planting process!
          Bring a friend, your mum or even the kiddos for a family friendly event.
          🦃Not hosting this Thanksgiving? ✨Our suggestions and builds will make great gifts!
          🎟 $35.00 per builder – tickets found on our website –

          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. The Food.

          5. The Outdooriness. 

          6. The pet friendliness. 

          7. The endless events and festivals.


          8. The Sense of Austin Pride. Everyone else is from Texas, we are from Austin. 

          9. South Congress. 

          10. The Craft Beers. 


          11. Barton Springs.

          Barton Springs

          12. Trailer Eateries. 

          13. Torchy’s Secret Menu. 

          torchys tacos

          14. The come as you are attitude. 

          15. Austin, Texas sunsets. 


          16. Live music. 

          17. The Bats. 


          18. The BBQ. 


          19. Margaritas. 

          20. The Queso. 

          fat catcus queso

          21. Yoga.


          22. Alamo Drafthouse.


          23. Mozarts. 


          24. Farmer’s Markets.

          25. Art. 


          26. The Greenbelt.

          27. Blues On The Green.

          blues on the green

          28. Mount Bonnell.

          29. Disc Golf. 


          30. Sno Beach. 


          31. Homeslice Pizza.

          32. Live Music At The Airport.

          34. The Drive-In. 

          35. Hopdoddy. 


          36. Butler Pitch and Putt. 

          37. ACL Live Recordings.

          38. Topo Chico. 


          39. The El Arroyo Sign. 

          el arroyo

          40. It’s definitely not stagnant. 

          Most importantly I am very thankful for all the readers. What I do wouldn’t be possible without your feedback and endless support. Thank you. 

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          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 and a BBQ trailer out back that is sure to end up on the Food Network on day, so if you are looking for a place to watch some football and get some dynamite food, this is the answer.

          Aside from great food, they will be quenching your thirst with dollar drafts all day long. The Cowboys game will be on, drinks will be poured and food will be served!

          Q. Why did the Pilgrims want to sail to America in the Spring?
          A. Because April showers bring Mayflowers

          When: today, November 28th

          Time: 2:00 p.m.

          1505 Town Creek Drive
          Austin, Texas 78741

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          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 makes me realize just how much I have to be thankful for. A small contribution of your time can make a big difference for someone less fortunate. The organization started in 2000 with just one meal and has grown incredibly in the last decade — last year they had 2,000 volunteers and fed 5,000 people!

          They’re seeking volunteers to help with everything from cooking turkeys to sorting donations, packaging food, delivering dinners and more. Volunteers are asked to arrive at 8:00a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Kids are encouraged to come out as well, and there will be special programs for the younger volunteers.

          Here’s the link to sign up and get involved: 


          Bikini’s Sports Bar & Grill
          214 East 6th Street
          Austin, Texas 78701

          North Austin:
          Bikini’s Sports Bar & Grill
          6901 N. I35
          Austin, Texas 78752

          West Austin:
          P.F. Chang’s
          10114 Jollyville Road
          Austin, Texas 78759

          San Marcos:
          Bikini’s Sports Bar & Grill
          1437 N. I35
          San Marcos, Texas 78666