The Streets Of Austin

By Mike Fitch | The continuing search for good food, drink, music, and friends in Austin, Texas.

Road closures, airport delays, and power outages caused by icy weather

Winter is back again in Central Texas and bringing with it threats of snow, sleet, and freezing rain throughout the day. A winter storm warning is …

Weather

Austinite's guide to the perfect weekend in Mexico City

There really is nowhere like Mexico City. The knotty tangles of traffic, tentacle-like streets, leafy green parks, and bursts of surreal color and …

Texas

The views from this renovated Barton Creek home are simply unreal

<b>1512 Barton Creek Blvd.</b> <b><br>Austin, TX</b> <b>78735</b><p><b>Neighborhood:</b> Barton Creek <b><br>Style:</b> Traditional <b><br>Square footage:</b> 6,287 <b><br>Beds:</b> 4 <b><br>Baths:</b> 4 full, 1 partial <b><br>Price:</b> …

Texas

Tell Us Your Best Austin Tips

Austin is a little piece of the liberal coast in the middle of Texas, a Southwest version of Portland or San Francisco, with a fantastic music scene. …

Travel

Austin Hip Hop Artist SaulPaul Moves From Prison to Positive Thinking

SaulPaul in his element (Credit: SaulPaul)<p>When I met SaulPaul at Bennu Coffee on South Congress at Riverside, it was the tail end of a hectic day. …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Southern belle of a restaurant debuts in bustling Mueller neighborhood

Mueller’s burgeoning Aldrich Street district said howdy to yet another restaurant this weekend with the unofficial opening of Colleen’s Kitchen. The …

Restaurants

The 10 Best Coffee Cities in the U.S.

Places where Dunkin’ Donuts doesn’t quite cut it.<p>When you think of urbanites sipping freshly roasted coffees, clutching oversized mugs in cafe corners, certain cities come to mind. There’s laid-back Portland, Oregon, with its innovative brew scene, or Seattle, where the invention of Starbucks …

Coffee

Local cancer survivor's dream wedding featured on Say Yes to the Dress

KVUE — Every girl dreams about her wedding day. When you're diagnosed with cancer at a young age you're not sure it will happen. Six years out from …

Texas

Family and Interior Mexican Cuisine Are Heart and Soul of Licha's Cantina

Licha’s Cantina’s colorful exterior welcomes you to the heart of East Sixth Street<p>I tend to be drawn to people and places that radiate a positive …

Restaurants

New York Gelato Popsicle Shop Comes to Austin

New York-based gelato popsicle chain <b>Popbar</b> is <b>opening</b> its first Austin store on <b>West 3rd Street</b> sometime in <b>late January</b>, though there is no exact opening date as of yet.<p>Popbar’s gelato popsicle menu spans over 40 flavors of chocolate, vanilla, and hazelnut to passion fruit, matcha, and pumpkin pie. …

Texas

Blanton takes place among world's best art museums with latest acquisition

For years, Patricia Phelps de Cisneros has made headlines for giving portions of her massive Latin American art collection to museums around the …

Museums

Five Restaurants to Try This Weekend in Austin

“Where should I eat?” is an oft-asked question, especially in a city like Austin where there are so many damn dining options. To help solve that particular dilemma, Eater editors will offer up their weekly recommendations. These picks will include reliable old spots, hot new restaurants, places …

Texas

Where to dine and what to do in 2018 top this week's hot headlines

<i>Editor's note: Two weeks into the new year, and we're all clamoring to know the hottest things happening in 2018, whether it's new restaurants, hotel</i> …

Texas

Torchy’s Tacos Is Taking Over Santa Rita Cantina

Austin fast-casual chain <b>Torchy’s Tacos</b> is taking over Tex-Mex restaurant <b>Santa Rita Cantina</b>’s West Slaughter Lane location within the Escarpment Village.<p>A rep for Torchy’s confirmed the expansion, but there is no opening date as of yet. This will be Torchy’s 14th Austin location (15th if you include …

Texas

This downtown Austin intersection is the most dangerous in Texas

If there is any doubt that Austin is a tough town to be a pedestrian (or a cyclist, for that matter), a new study says Austinites should continue …

Texas

The 38 Essential Restaurants in Austin, Winter 2018

Now it’s time for the quarterly update of the <b>Eater 38</b>, the answer to any question that begins, "Can you recommend a restaurant...?" This highly-elite group covers the entire city, spans myriad cuisines and budgets, and collectively satisfies all of everyone’s restaurant needs, from taco trucks to …

Texas

Sixth Street Music Venue Parish Is Sold, and More A.M. Intel

— Downtown music venue the Parish has new owners, after previous holder Doug Guller put up the space for sale via an eBay auction. Heard Presents and Steve Sternschein, which happens to own Empire Control Room & Garage, bought the Parish for $376,445. “I was worried we would have someone come in …

Brooklyn

16 Resolution-Friendly Healthy Salads in Austin

It is New Year’s resolution season right now, which means it is time to set aside the brisket for a few minutes and eat some leafy <b>salads</b> in its place. These are no sad salad bar concoctions with mealy tomatoes and gloppy ranch dressing, though. These are complete meals bursting with lean protein, …

Restaurants

Practice Yoga stretches into South Austin with new 'secret church' location

An Austin yoga studio is giving new meaning to the phrase "practice what you preach." Practice Yoga, which currently offers donation-based yoga …

Texas

Austin's tiny house community makes one big story plus more hot headlines

<i>Editor's note: Big things apparently do come in tiny packages. This week, Austin couldn't get enough of the news that a new micro-home community was</i> …

Texas

Legendary campus dive's vibe still alive in newly-opened Back Lot

With the pace of Austin’s restaurant and bar scene still moving at a breakneck pace, sneeze and you’ll miss a major opening. Such was the case with …

Texas

This Barton Creek estate has everything — including its own putting green

<b>4609 Mirador Dr.</b> <b><br>Austin, TX</b> <b>78735</b><p><b>Neighborhood:</b> Barton Creek <b><br>Style:</b> Traditional <b><br>Square footage:</b> 2.09 acres <b><br>Beds:</b> 5 <b><br>Baths:</b> 6 full, 1 partial <b><br>Price:</b></b> …

Texas

Wildly popular pizza truck rolls out plans for new East Austin location

Here’s the bad news: Via 313’s original location at the Violet Crown Social Club on East Sixth Street will be closing after a more than six-year run. …

Travel

area communities

Do you feel like Austin home prices are out of control and you will never be able to afford a place to call your own? Help may come in the form of …

Real Estate

NBA superstar shoots University of Texas massive $3M donation

NBA superstar and former Longhorn Kevin Durant is donating $3 million to his alma mater, the largest donation ever given by a professional athlete to …

Basketball

Year in Eater Austin 2017

Friends of Eater and Eater editors shared their takes on the past culinary year in Austin, from dining surprises, favorite new restaurants, to disappointing meals.

Austin

Texas travel destinations, SoCo's new beer garden and more popular stories

<i>Editor's note: It's the last roundup of top stories for the year, and boy howdy did it get a little wacky. Last week's top story story is this week's</i> …

Texas

Austin’s Best Dining Neighborhood of 2017, According to Local Industry Experts

<i>As is</i> <i>the</i> <i>tradition as we near the end of 2017, Eater asked a trusted group of friends, industry types, and local bloggers for their takes on the past culinary year in Austin. The annual survey spans eight questions, from dining surprises to best food neighborhoods and disappointing meals. All</i> …

Texas

13 New Year’s resolutions made just for Austinites

It's the season for starting fresh, making promises, and setting goals. But instead of joining a gym or deciding to save more money, what if we …

Texas