Long before being green was red hot, Austin had a solid grip on the mentality of environmental responsibility. Sustainability weaves itself into the mantras of Austin businesses galore: recycling and repurposing are huge concepts widely applied throughout restaurant construction and management, while organic and preservative/gunk-free foods reign behind the kitchen's double doors. Featured below are local eateries incorporating a green lifestyle worth commending.
(Photo: Eastside Cafe)
April 2nd marks National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day--an occasion worthy of glorification that makes the lunchbox-toting kid in us jump for joy. We've rounded up Austin's best offerings for that ooey-gooey, simplistically yummy classic--and, with gourmet and dessert reincarnations, even the most grown-up palates can appreciate a stellar PB&J fix.
Indie-pop quartet The Morning Benders are slowly making their way cross-country on their first headlining tour, following a sweet stint traveling the U.S. with The Kooks. The Berkeley, CA band made a pit stop in Austin for this year's South by Southwest, and the boys impressed us by being surprisingly savvy about this city of ours. Here, main man Chris Chu shares his personal insights on what places make Austin, Texas so badass; check out his picks for favorite gems around town.
Catch The Morning Benders all throughout SXSW music week; scheduled shows can be found at myspace.com/themorningbenders.
It's a commemoration that brings many back to the shudder-worthy years of memorizing the full value of pi in math class. Well, to our complete horror, an entire calendar date (March 14th) has been dedicated to that tortuously long string of numbers. We've turned to our trusty Dictators, tweeple, and Facebook fans to perpetuate some PIE love. Here are their recs on where to score a slice of both the sweet and `za kind. (Photo credit: pauladamsmith)
It's that time of year: South by Southwest takes over the city. While locals know what places to go (and which ones to avoid) for good food and drinks, those visiting Austin could use a little help. That's where we come in--check out our list of some of favorite restaurants and bars near the Austin Convention Center. (Photo credit: Clayton Hauck)
Long before being green was red hot, Austin had a solid grip on the mentality of environmental responsibility. Sustainability weaves itself into the mantras of Austin businesses galore: recycling and repurposing are huge concepts widely applied throughout retail stores, while organic and preservative/gunk-free foods reign at our local eateries. Hotels are even getting in on saving Mama Earth, one biodegradable toilet paper roll at a time. Featured below are our picks for ways to (easily!) incorporate a green lifestyle of your own.
(Photo: Eastside Cafe)
There's no need to live off of ramen noodles or pizza slices that taste like cardboard in Austin. This city is home to plenty of good, cheap eats that will barely put a dent in your wallet--from sushi to tacos and burgers to oysters. Read on for our list of the best cheap eats in Austin. (Photo: Eddie V's $1 oysters, courtesy of Eddie V's)
The effects of the horrific devastation in Haiti have rippled profoundly throughout the world and across our home fronts. Austin has been quick to respond with aggressive relief efforts in hopes of mitigating the hardships of the Haitian people in whichever way possible. In addition to donating to the
Partners in Health, you can lend your support by visiting a few of our neighborhood businesses committed to this cause.
Here are our picks for Valentine's Day spots that fit the bill for romance.
The stale candy, the dying flowers, the not-so-romantic dinner for two at the overcrowded and overpriced restaurant. Here's an idea: Skip the cliche and give your true love a truly deserving experience. We've come up with some not-so-ordinary ideas to capture your true love's heart on Valentine's Day in Austin.