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Cherrywood Art Fair: East Austin Holiday Shopping, Family Fun

If the poster of a cat wearing cowboy boots on a carousel horse is not enough to persuade you to attend Cherrywood Art Fair, then perhaps the local …

Art

Austin's Cheapest Meals; Where to Find Okonomiyaki

Trail of Lights 2014

Top 4 Happy Hour Hideouts in East Austin

Reason number 8,693 that we love Austin: Our ever changing landscape of gastronomic and cocktail excursions.<p>I recently moved to a new neighborhood …

Over the river

The first installment of our favorite dating spots covered neighborhoods north of Lady Bird Lake — otherwise known as Austin’s very own Mason-Dixon …

Texas Monthly Kicks Off Search For Texas's Best Tacos in Austin

Expert rankers of beloved state foods <i>Texas Monthly</i> are launching a new quest: Texas's best tacos. The list will be announced at the end of 2015, and the search kicks off with an Austin taco tour. Eschewing the city's beloved breakfast taco, TM's picks include the barbacoa de chivo at <b>La Fruita …

Microsoft Appears To Pre-Announce Its Purchase Of Email Startup Acompli

Whoops. Welcome to literal <i>fait accompli</i>.<p>A short, unfinished blog listed as written by Microsoft corporate vice president Rajesh Jha hit the RSS wires earlier today. Here’s what it looked like:<p>It led to the following URL: http://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2014/11/25/microsoft-acquires-acompli/.<p>In case …

From pot to hot: How a grower produced world's most fiery chile pepper

How hot is Smokin' Ed's Carolina Reaper chile pepper?<p>It's so hot that when you walk into the chile sorting room at Ed Currie's PuckerButt Pepper Co., your eyes burn and your throat tightens from the sizzling fumes of hundreds of freshly picked peppers.<p>It's so hot that workers who peel the chiles to …

South Carolina

This Is the Simplest Company Logo Generator You'll Ever Use

If you’re somewhat lacking in design skills but really need a logo and a name to get your business up and running, there are a few tools out there that can help you. Last week, we brought you a surprisingly useful business name generator and this time around we’re looking at Withoomph’s logo …

of-towners for live music and good drinks

You can only spend so much time stuck in the house surrounded by mountains of food and hordes of visiting family during the holiday. If you're …

Where to Eat Brunch Right Now, Fall '14

Thursday is dedicated to all things turkey, and Friday to the turkey leftovers, but the long weekend is only just getting started. The best way to fill the gaps of awkward family time is through brunch, where no one disagrees with the delicious combinations of breakfast, lunch, coffee, and booze. …

Skip the Black Friday frenzy and head to these Austin holiday markets for unique gifts

'Tis the season to get a head start on your holiday shopping. But before you join the masses on Black Friday, take a look at some of these …

Austin Brewery Tours Highlight City's Growing Industry

Jesse and Andrew of ATXcursions (Credit: ATXcursions)<p>When I was offered a chance to check out ATXcursions, Austin’s newest craft brewery tour …

Cool Stuff

Austin Psych Fest is changing its name — but promises same psychedelic sound

In a move inspired by local rock icons, the burgeoning Austin Psych Fest announced that it will henceforth be known as LEVITATION.<p>"The title comes …

12 of the weirdest things to eat and drink in Austin

Austinites like being weird just as much as we love eating and drinking. In order to please your weird palate, we've uncovered some of the strangest …

The 2014 Eater Awards For Austin

It is time now-drumroll, trumpets, gongs-to announce the winners of the 2014 Eater Awards. In over a dozen categories in 24 cities, the winners comprise a diverse group of the finest and most interesting chefs, operators, and characters in the continent that have defined this year in dining. We …

Only 1 local restaurant lands on Texas-heavy list of America's best steakhouses

A list of the best steakhouses in America is bound to include plenty of Texas restaurants. And OpenTable's latest helps prove that when it comes to …

Bundle up, get out and enjoy the top events in Austin this weekend

We know it's cold out, but that doesn't mean that things are slowing down this weekend. The next few days are full of can't-miss outings, from our …

Brooklyn Brewery Presents: Beer Mansion

Brooklyn Brewery

Thrillist Calls Coyote Ugly The Worst Bar on Dirty Sixth

Did you know there were at least 50 bars on Dirty Sixth? Did you know some are much less horrible than others, but that the horror runs deep? Probably the answer to both those questions is yes, but Thrillist went ahead and ranked 50 boozing establishments on the pee-stained strip for the curious.

Behold The Lone Star Knight & Knight in Shiner Armor

Two Austinites have set a new high water mark for devotion to beer and Texas. Have a seat, children, as Redditor Beeslo shares the legend of the Lone Star Knight and the Knight in Shiner Armor:<p>Starting back in April, my friend and I started collecting beer cans for our respective armors. Along with …

Bon Appétit boldly names the 10 best tacos in Austin

National food mag <i>Bon Appétit</i> joined the local taco conversation Wednesday by announcing its picks for the 10 best tacos in Austin.<p>On an assignment …

Austin Panic Room offers mysterious new experience

KVUE — There's a brand new type of entertainment making a debut in Austin, and it's all the work of five University of Texas students who were …

Beyoncé, Rihanna focus of new UT class - Austin Business Journal

By Michael Theis <br>– Staff Writer, Austin Business Journal<p>Oct 27, 2014, 2:40pm CDT<b><br>Updated</b> Oct 27, 2014, 2:47pm CDT<p>Further solidifying their status in …

Austin, Texas: music, food, more food, and a touch of the weird

Austin is too much like Los Angeles, locals gripe – high-rises and high prices. I don't see it that way. I see it as the only place to live if you're going to live in Texas. You won't get the full Austin experience in a day or two. You'll need a week. And that week starts as you step off the plane …

Free things to do this fall and Austin's best dishes top the week's biggest stories

From essential fall activities to Austin's finest fare, read on for a full recap of this week's hottest headlines.<p>1. Here are 10 free things that …

A pint-by

Friday marks the official start of the fifth edition of Austin Beer Week, an event proven so successful that programming now runs for 11 days. You'll …

Austin's Iconic Dive Bars

Avoid fussy cocktail bars and opt for a watering hole with no pretenses or airs: a dive bar, where the only goal is to embrace a less polished atmosphere with drinks and beer neon.<p>Austin is full of such bars, which excel at keeping it truly weird: dark watering holes with cheap beer and shots, wild …

Austin's Six Most Gratuitous Bloody Marys Will Combat Your Truly Absurd Hangovers

Bloody Marys are the perfect hangover concoction: there’s tomato juice that should be healthy (right?) and a bit of hair of the dog with booze, and then there’s all the add-ons a person could dream of, ranging from the expected like cheese cubes, pickles, and bacon, to just out there, like an …

Austinites Make The Most Bad Decisions at Barfly's

Eater's hyper-scientific (not at all) poll has a new bad decision bar to crown: "beautiful and dangerous" dive Barfly's. Go forth, Austinites, and make out with strangers in their dark corners before losing one of your shoes.