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At 365 Things Austin we are obsessed with helping you make the most out of life in Austin. And doing that means eating your way through it! We are a foodie town full of hungry people who like to take risks and try new things.

That’s why our newest podcast—launching Monday, Sept. 16th—is all about Austin’s thriving, changing, bursting restaurant scene. The choices are overwhelming, so let us help you embrace it all.

Our monthly culinary-themed podcast is hosted by local food blogger Natalie Paramore. She’ll interview Austin’s best chefs (some you may have heard of, not maybe not!) and talk about their restaurants and what inspires them. We’ll also find out where they like to eat when they have a day off and what they make for themselves at home.

Nerd out with Natalie and her guests as they explore topics like ingredients, sourcing, traveling, and the creative process. The first episode will feature chef Callie Speer of Austin’s Holly Roller.

To listen, find us on iTunes and please RATE, REVIEW, and SUBSCRIBE! 

Callie Spear, head chef and partner at Holy Roller, Austin.

Callie Spear, courtesy of Austin Chronicle.

 

As Oprah likes to say, “Your house should rise up to meet you!” We totally agree. And If you need an upgrade for your atmosphere, there is a new store in the heart of Austin’s Crestview neighborhood that is calling your name. Nadeau was founded by Tom Nadeau in 1991 on the idea that great furniture should be attainable by everyone—and it should make you feel at home. 

The store has a wide range of solid wood furniture from around the globe at affordable prices. Each piece is handcrafted and won’t be found in everyone else’s living room. This is a way to make your mark with personal style. 

The Austin store is Nadeau’s 34th retail location in the U.S. and one of five in Texas. The selection is ever-changing and inventory flies out of the store, so if you see something you like on their Austin page, stop by the store right away. You can also subscribe to their emails and get first dibs on everything! 

Check out these Yelp reviews to get a sense of what makes this place so unique: “It really is furniture with a soul. It’s stuff that stands out, stuff your friends will ask you where you got it from. The quality is great and their sales people were so helpful.” – Hilary M. 

“Love this place! Awesome customer service and tons of unique pieces at very reasonable

prices. Everything was delivered by a local company for a flat fee. I went back two weeks later and found the perfect little side table for our family room. Every time I walk in this place there are fabulous new things that I desperately want to own!” – Stephanie P.

Stop in and see what’s waiting there for you!

 

It’s no secret that Lake Travis Zipline Adventures is one of our favorite things to do in Austin.
 
They have a new promotion happening until the end of season (November 30th) called “Friends Fly Half Price.”
Fine Print: Valid Monday-Friday. BOGO 1/2 OFF. For every full price ticket purchased, one is half price. Must call 512-614-1996 to receive the discount. Exclusions: Night Flight Tours. 

Lake Travis Zipline Adventures

It’s an adventure from the beginning, as there are five ziplines for you to tackle. The views are even more spectacular!  You reach speeds of up to 50 miles an hour. It’s such a rush! The guides are also friendly, knowledgeable and fun. They make the whole experience even better.

Phone: 512-614-1996

Location:
Lake Travis Zipline Adventures
14529 Pocohontas Trail
Volente, Texas

http://www.ziplaketravis.com/

 

 

 

Do you fancy yourself a connoisseur of whisky? Mostly because you are just really really good at drinking it? Well friend, this event is for you.

Whiskies of the World, an evening that celebrates all things whisky, is heading to Austin for its eighth year on September 21st and tickets are on sale now.

With hundreds of whiskies in attendance, whisky masterclasses, and food and cigar pairings, it will be an evening purely for your senses.

More than 200 of the world’s finest and most unique whiskies of different styles and origins will be highlighted here: Scotch, Irish, Bourbon, Canadian, Japanese, Indian, and many
others. American Craft distilleries will also be presented to demonstrate the growing popularity of the innovative, local distilled spirits, and craft distilling in general.

And you’ll learn a thing or two while you sip—the event will feature educational seminars conducted by master distillers, blenders, and brand representatives. Discover just how complex your drink of choice really is!

And the best part is that the event benefits Helping A Hero, an organization on a mission to empower severely wounded veterans returning from service in the War on Terror.

When: Saturday, September 21st

Time: 5–9 p.m.

Tickets: $100 General Admission (6:00 p.m. entry), $125 VIP Admission (5:00 p.m.)

Location:
Distro Hall
1500 E 4th St.
Austin, TX 78702

Wurstfest was  voted the number two Oktoberfest in the country by USA Today.  This “10-Day Salute To Sausage” in New Braunfels is one of our favorite festivals of the year.  With sausage, beer, polka and potato pancakes as far as the eye can see, it’s a Bavarian wonderland that’s not to be missed.    

 

By offering round trip transportation all ten days of the fest again we’re making getting to New Braunfels easier than fitting into last years lederhosen.  Why risk the hour drive when you can take our Wheels to Wurstfest?  

YOUR TICKET INCLUDES:

  • Worry free transportation from downtown Austin to / from Wurstfest in New Braunfels.
  • Buses are comfortable air conditioned motor coaches with bathrooms! 
  • BYOB welcome on the ride down. 
  • Admission into the festival.
  • Pre and post Wurstfest Specials at our downtown Austin check-in location.
  • Four hours on site to enjoy the festival, total trip time is approximately six hours depending on traffic.
  • Each bus holds 54 guests so you can come by yourself and meet new friends or invite all of your friends to book on the same bus as you!  
  • Our buses are 18 and older, proof of valid ID required at check in! 

**The bus will pick up and drop off from Revelry Bar + Kitchen on East 6th Street.  You can start boarding 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour departure time.  Check in early or stay late to receive pre and post wheels specials.  To reserve a private bus email contact@austintourcompany.com

The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas (WFFT) has been investing in the chefs and culinary artists of the future since 1985, and they have been bringing a stellar lineup of events to Austinites this year.

To carry out their mission to bring education, appreciation, and enjoyment to the community, the organization hosts wine and food events that raise money for scholarships and grants.

Next up is the Austin Wine Experience on September 29th. Come to the AT&T Conference Center for an afternoon of sommelier and wine educator led seminars and panels followed by an amazing tasting.

If you want to make a day out of it, purchase individual tickets to one, two, or three seminars and enjoy a sampling of excellent wines alongside fun and focused discussions led by exceptional industry professionals.

If you are more into a self-paced, casual experience, the ballroom open from 4–6 p.m. for The Grand Tasting, where you can sip, stroll, and taste thoughtful food pairings by the Carillon chefs with more than 50 different wines from around the world!

And get the most bang for your buck with the bundle of everything!

Seats in the classes are limited, and are offered on a first come, first served basis. Read more about the classes and purchase your tickets here.

When: Sunday, September 29th

Time: 11:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Location:
AT&T Conference Center

E-Scooters have fundamentally changed the way Austinites and visitors get around the city. They are great for buzzing around town, but the city is now looking at where they should be excluded in order to protect Austin’s pedestrians and our beautiful outdoor treasures.  

The Trail Foundation, a nonprofit organization in Austin dedicated to protecting, enhancing, and connecting the Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake, is spreading the word that e-scooters are not allowed on the trail. 

As part of their nine-month pilot program, the Austin Parks and Recreation Department excluded scooter use on the beloved 10-mile loop around the lake. The department is also seeking feedback from locals! Click here to take their survey and make your voice heard. 

During this temporary period, scooters are allowed for transportation purposes (and to avoid being on trail) at the following bridges: Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge, South 1st Bridge, and the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge.

Now you can help get the word out and protect our wonderful trail system by buying a T-shirt to help drive awareness! All proceeds from the shirts go directly to The Trail Foundation! 

Have you ever been to one of those terrible networking events where people are awkwardly crossing the room and introducing themselves with a glass of cheap wine in hand? “Hi, how are you? What do you do?” It’s the same thing over and over. 

The founder of Creatives Meet Business Experience—a three-day conference centered around learning and connecting for artists, creatives, small business owners, and solopreneurs—knew there had to be a better way. 

Now CMBXP, as it’s affectionately known, is here to make networking a fun experience full of authentic connection and human interaction. The 2019 conference runs September 19–21! Come hone your professional people skills at an event that feels like summer camp for adults!

The concept all started four years ago with small-group, roundtable events that brought together creatives from different backgrounds to learn from each other and from industry experts on all kinds of topics. Everything from taxes and accounting to goal planning to social media has been covered. 

And now all that has blossomed into a multi-faceted conference in Austin with dynamic mentors, themed happy hours (one of them will feature a QUESO FOUNTAIN!), and a big, crazy game night. It’s a party where you will learn from the other guests and gain the knowledge and confidence that can take your career to the next level. 

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You probably already know that the 2019 Austin City Limits Music Festival is October 4-6 and October 11-13 at Zilker Park and that Guns N’ Roses, Mumford & Sons, Childish Gambino, Robyn and more big names are playing. But this year’s Late Night Shows have just been announced and that list includes Gary Clark Jr, James Blake, King Princess, Third Eye Blind, Kali Uchis, Rebelution, GRiZ, Jenny Lewis, Fisher, and more. Check out the full list here and below.
10/3   Gary Clark Jr @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
10/3   Hippie Sabotage w/ Paul Sebastian @ Emo’s Austin (18+)
10/3   FIDLAR w/ XETAS @ Scoot Inn
10/4   Gary Clark Jr @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
10/4   TroyBoi @ Emo’s Austin (18+)
10/4   The Comet is Coming with DJ Mel @ Scoot Inn
10/4   Pink Sweat$ @ Antone’s (18+)
10/4   Blackillac @ Stubb’s Indoors
10/5   Golden Dawn Arkestra @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
10/5   Jai Wolf w/ Hotel Garuda and Memba @ Emo’s Austin (18+)
10/5   IDLES @ Mohawk
10/5   Jenny Lewis w/ Cherry Glazerr @ Scoot Inn
10/5   Eric Rachmany w/ Reed Turner – A Benefit for Proclaim Justice @ Antone’s (18+)
10/5   Shura w/ Faye Webster @ 3TEN
10/6   GRiZ w/ Capyac (DJ Set) @ Emo’s Austin (18+)
10/6   Misterwives with Briston Maroney @ Scoot Inn
^10/6  Gospel Brunch: Bells of Joy @ Stubb’s Indoors
10/7   BANKS w/ Kevin Garrett @ Scoot Inn
10/8   Bea Miller w/ Kah-lo @ Scoot Inn
*10/9   Waller Creek Conservancy Benefit feat. King Princess @ Stubbs Waller Creek
             Amphitheater
10/10  Kali Uchis w/ Mahalia @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
10/10  Flamingosis w/ BoomBaptist @ The Parish
10/10  Monsieur Periné w/ special guest Vanessa Zamora @ Antone’s (18+)
10/10  Alesia Lani @ Stubb’s Indoors (FREE show!)
10/11  James Blake w/ Armani White @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
10/11  RL Grime w/ Montell2099 and Jawns @ Emo’s Austin (18+)
10/11  Sigrid w/ Alexander 23 and Raffaella @ Scoot Inn
10/12  Third Eye Blind w/ Mallrat @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
10/12  Rebelution w/ Steady Legend @ Emo’s Austin
10/12  Joseph w/ Caroline Rose @ Scoot Inn
10/12  Julia Jacklin w/ Christian Lee Hutson @ The Parish
10/12  Still Woozy w/ Johnny Utah @ Antone’s (18+)
10/12  Chris Shiflett w/ Cordovas and Leon III @ Continental Club (21+)
10/13  Fisher @ Emo’s Austin (18+)
10/13  Orville Peck w/ Louisianna Purchase @ Scoot Inn
^10/13 Gospel Brunch: The Disciples of Joy @ Stubb’s Indoors
*Already on sale
^Reservations available by phone only through 512.480.8341