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How Does SXSW Work + How To Do SXSW For Free 2024

By Kelsey Kennedy | February 13, 2024
SXSW live music | How To Do SXSW For FREE!

South By Southwest Festival (also known as SXSW, SX, or “South By”) is a massive festival that happens in Austin Texas every spring. Although it started in the 1980s as a small-ish festival of 700 people, it has expanded and it’s now one of the biggest international stages to showcase the best and brightest in…

Best New Restaurants in Austin (With Map!) – February 2024

By Kelsey Kennedy | February 1, 2024
Bureau do Poste

THERE ARE ALWAYS SO MANY FABULOUS NEW RESTAURANTS IN AUSTIN… …and it’s hard to keep up with it all! That’s where this list comes in: these are some of the best new restaurants in Austin, and they’re all listed out on a map so you can find one that’s convenient for you.  Every restaurant on…

100 Creative Date Ideas In Austin

By Kelsey Kennedy | January 12, 2024
Austin rock climbing

You’ve done dinner and a movie a hundred times..…but what about some other fun date ideas in Austin? There are so many amazing things to do in Austin, and with just a bit of planning you can get out of your normal date rut and try something that bonds you closer as a couple. 100…

Discover the Best Healthy Restaurants in Austin For 2024

By Kelsey Kennedy | January 4, 2024
Salad at Local Foods in Austin Texas

We’re bringing some of our favorite healthy Austin restaurants – yay! Austin has a lot of places for fresh lunches, allergen-free treats, and hearty dinners here in town. If you’re thinking the healthy restaurants are boring, think again. Austin is known for being a foodie’s paradise, but you don’t need to gorge on fried chicken…

The 33 Best Austin Restaurants (2024 Edition)

By Kelsey Kennedy | January 3, 2024
East Austin Restaurants

So, you only have a day or two… So, you only have a day or two…and you want to know where to eat in Austin? This list of the best 33 restaurants in Austin is exactly what you need. While there are SO many amazing restaurants in Austin, there’s a finite amount of time to…

The Violet Crown Wine Bar and Coffee Shop Is Exceptional

By Kelsey Kennedy | December 12, 2023
Violet Crown Wine Bar and Coffee Shop in Austin

As neighborhoods in central Austin fill up and downtown highrises grow closer to the sky, the charming houses on the outskirts of the city get a perk: cooler, hipper, livelier places to eat and drink are opening up. It keeps happening in southeast Austin, at the new Radio location, for example, and in far south…

20 Things To Do In Austin In The Winter

By Kelsey Kennedy | December 12, 2023
Winter in downtown Austin

The winter months are the best time to visit Austin if you want to avoid the crowds. Except for SXSW season in March, winter is a slightly quieter season in ATX. And even though January  and February aren’t the most popular months here, there are still lots of things to do in Austin in the…

Bureau de Poste French Restaurant in Austin Is Excellent

By Kelsey Kennedy | December 7, 2023
Bureau do Poste

One of my favorite parts about living in Austin is the joint desire to repair and restore older buildings instead of simply tearing them down. You might be laughing right now, because this is not always the case, especially if you walk through older neighborhoods like Clarksville and Bouldin Creek. But many of the kindhearted folks…

This Independent Austin Bookstore and Cafe Is In An Old Post Office

By Kelsey Kennedy | December 6, 2023
First Light Books in Austin

You know when you watch a charming rom com movie and the main characters have that darling local book shop that they frequent? (Think: Meg Ryan’s shop in You’ve Got Mail, or something along those lines.) Well, prepare to be introduced to a little book shop that is SO cute and perfect you might not…

21 Fun and Festive Holiday Bars In Austin for 2023

By Kelsey Kennedy | December 1, 2023
Miracle on 5th Street Austin

‘Tis the season for ugly sweaters, over-the-top holiday decor, hot toddies, and HOLIDAY BARS IN AUSTIN! These 21 pop-up bars all feature a bit of whimsy and playfulness, making them the perfect spot to stop by, indulge, and soak up the holiday cheer. A few things about pop-up bars in Austin: Some of them have…

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