#TXPlaylist Vol. 07, Monxi Garza’s Lockdown Listening

by Margaret Richards on April 8, 2020

Music is such an important part of our creative culture, says Monxi Garza. That’s why the CEO and founder of SUAVS, an Austin-based lifestyle footwear brand, has started building a Spotify playlist of local ATX...

Five Minutes With Douglas A. Burton, Texas Author with a Wicked Hero Complex

by Leona Barr on April 7, 2020

Need a fascinating—and sometimes scandalous—escape novel to read while sheltering in place?  How about one that also supports a local Texas writer who, due to the current lockdowns, has had all book events and tours...

#FoodieFriday: Austin’s Central Machine Works

by Haven Lindsey on April 3, 2020

Something special is on tap at this East Austin brewery and it’s not just the craft beer. This place is “neighborhoody!” Update: This review was written before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Central Machine...

Five Minutes With Trevor Romain, Best-Selling Children’s Author

by Lisa Davis on April 2, 2020

Trevor Romain’s life-long mission is infused within the pages of his children’s books that empower and impart fearlessness in the youngest of readers. Romain is an award-winning author and illustrator, podcaster, motivational speaker and philanthropist....

#WineWednesday: Wining and Dining Well During the Pandemic, Part Two

by Robin Barr Sussman on April 1, 2020

We’re back with our second installment of the Texas Restaurant Take Out. From New American to Tex-Mex (a margarita with that?), pizza and cold beer, to cheese shops with wine, here are our Top 10+1...

#TXPlaylist Vol. 4, Wes Hurt’s Lockdown Listening

by Margaret Richards on March 31, 2020

Hands up who knows any other company founder that includes “Recovering Drug Addict” in their job title? For Wes Hurt, the founder of Austin-based CLEAN Cause, his company is all about supporting others. Having survived...

How To Look Great on Zoom, Even When Salons Are Closed

by Julie Tereshchuk on March 26, 2020

Working from home, and wanting to look your best on the virtual meetings that now fill our calendars? Don’t despair—we have answers! Experts across Texas gave us their top tips and tricks for looking our...

#WineWednesday: Wining and Dining Well During the Pandemic

by Robin Barr Sussman on March 25, 2020

Finally, some good news you can use. Texas restaurants and bars that serve food can now deliver beer, wine and cocktail kits with food orders under a new waiver issued by the Texas governor. Although...

#FoodieFriday: Flavorful Dining at Drop Kick on Austin’s East Side

by Britni Rachal on March 20, 2020

Austin’s East Side has done it again. Update: This review was written before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Drop Kick is now closed but offering online ordering. Whether you are looking for a happy...