Saving Performing Arts in Texas, One Artist at a Time

by Julie Tereshchuk on September 10, 2020

What does it take to bring two dramatically different arts organizations together? Simple. A pandemic that has roiled theater and the arts across the globe. Rolling up their sleeves to give vital support to artists...

Grammy-nominated Austin Quartet Set to Release New Album

by Leean Vargas on August 17, 2020

Folk yeah, bring on the banjos!  When it comes to Grammy-nominated quartet Wood & Wire, go ahead and throw out all the expectations that might be created from the sounds by four pickers holding a...

#FoodieFriday: Curbside Cocktails

by Robin Barr Sussman on August 14, 2020

Texas restaurants and drinkeries have just the sip for enduring social distancing at home with creative pre-mixed cocktails. The only rule for liquor to-go is that you must order food. No problem: Manhattans, sangrias, salty...

#FoodieFriday: Things Are On the Up at Bao’d Up

by Julie Tereshchuk on August 7, 2020

Bao or baozi—soft, steamed buns stuffed with savory or sweet fillings—originated nearly 1,800 years ago. Today, Austin’s Bao’d Up menu offers signature baozi made in-house daily, authentic regional noodle dishes, delicious boba teas and so...

#FoodieFriday: Dining at Verbena with Chef Nic Yanes

by Julie Tereshchuk on July 24, 2020

With the recent opening of Canopy by Hilton Austin Downtown, comes a bright new addition to the local restaurant dining scene. Nobody denies it. This is not the perfect time to be opening any kind...

#TravelTuesday: The Great Escape — Austin’s Commodore Perry Estate

by Marika Flatt on July 21, 2020

This is the story of a tired Austin old-timer now transformed into a boutique hotel and proudly restored as a landmark architectural jewel of Central Texas. We began this summer with our Escape To —...

#FoodieFriday: Dinner, Drinks and More with Chef Alma Alcocer

by Julie Tereshchuk on July 17, 2020

What is life like for an executive chef in Texas in the ongoing pandemic? And how are customers to best navigate today’s dining out options? For the inside scoop, we were eager to hear from...

#TXBites: Mammoth Creameries, Keto Friendly Ice Cream That’s Yummy Too

by Lisa Davis on July 15, 2020

Tim and Sue Krauss didn’t have a plan or even much direction when they began making ice cream. But they did have a common goal--to live a healthier lifestyle. Tim Krauss was 28 years old...