The folks are great, the music is hoppin', the art is eclectic, the food is amazing and the beer is cold. There is fun for everyone!! And they went GREEN this year! It does not get better than this, my friend. It gets started early and runs into the evening ... but why end the night, when 6th street is at your fingertips. Why not top of the night with your favorite end up?! Say, 311? And show them the best dance moves YOU have to offer!
Be sure to look for us (it is our favorite!!), you'll find us at the most hip happenin' spots. Last year, we tried our hand at the belly dancing ... we dare you to the same.
1. Recruit your nearest and dearest - we've tried to do the same.
2. Break out your festival dress and hand sanitizer
3. Take lots of pictures, we want to see them!
4. Look for the Molly and Shana show, we are entertainment in and of ourselves!
Saturday and Sunday
6th Street - East of Congress
Check out these great deals: $2 House Beers, $2 Off All Food. Be sure to say Hi to our friend Casey, who is working so hard to make this a great bash! And look for us, while you're at it!
3pm Mike and the Moonpies
5pm Shotgun Party
9pm Leo Rondeau
Uncle Billys Brew& Que
1530 Barton Springs Rd.
Red Neck Boys will on the beer garden patio at 6pm followed by Doe Montoyoa. Whiskey Business will begin at 9 p.m. and keep the party rocking until 2am. Woodrows didn't spare any expense when it comes to entainment, even bringing in Obe the Fire Dancer (sounds so worth it!). But don't be a happy hour hero - hot dogs and hamburgers will be grilled on the back patio.
As if we didn't have enough, it is their innaugural evening of Rabbit Shit Bingo. You'll have to go, in order to find out what it is!! Had there been places like this 10 years ago, we would have never graduated college!! Thank you, Woodrows for all the good times!! And don't forget your pup!
Little Woodrows on the Drag
2601 Guadalupe Street 78705
There will be bands, vendors, demonstrations, dog costume contests, food, and fun for all! Best of all…this event is FREE and filled with dog friendly events linking pet owners and their furry friends with the veterinary professionals who care for them. They are still looking for volunteers so visit their website today and sign up or just check out what the event has to offer: http://www.woofstockatwaterloo.org/
Looking for fun things to do this weekend? Take this treasure map and get out there! Hit up the Lady Bird John Wildflower Center, followed a Torchys at the Trailer Park! How long has it been since you have seen the Gutenberg Bible at the Ranson Center? Time to get on it! We'll be hitting up Barton Springs this weekend, so be sure to look for us!
What are your must-do's for anyone who comes in from out of town?!
Here's wishing you, an AUSTIN weekend!
Austin American Statesman (Hat tip to Jen for the Tip!)
During Art Week Austin, visitors are invited to visit pink’s temporary love factory set up along the banks of Lady Bird Lake, where they can type a message of affection to someone they love (or just really really like! alot...). Notes are bottled by pink’s love factory workers and delivered by bicycle and foot by pink’s love couriers anywhere in the city and on site during Art City Austin.
Ultimately, pink unplugged is a community engagement project, as it immerses local residents in art-making by providing them with a creative platform through which they can express their love for each other.
Check out the deets and call up your inner Shakespeare, there is a love note calling your name!
On Thursday, Rhett Miller of Old '97s fame will be crooning the crowd on the small stage. The Thursday night entertainment is free and is a great night under the stars with a dos Equis in hand. Go early to be sure to grab a seat, it fills up fast! But there are no worries where the Ziegen Bock flows. Live music begins at 8pm.
Be sure to keep up with their schedule found on the KGSR website here: http://www.kgsr.com/unplugged/index.aspx
4/23 Rhett Miller
4/30 Ryan Bingham and the Dead Horses
5/7 Brave Combo
5/14 Ray Wylie Hubbard
5/21 Carolyn Wonderland
6/11 Jimmy LaFave
1624 Barton Springs Road
On Barton Springs, you can find live music and movie nights during the summer. My favorite is their jazz brunch on Sunday morning. Doesn't get better than a breakfast quesadilla, mimosa and a little fankie! Check their calendar and get on their mail list to keep up to date. Be sure to follow @AustinJava on Twitter to get their daily deals!!
Each with a unique feel, you'll be sure to find a home somewhere. And the people watching does not disappoint, with so many fun people from all ranges ... you may never get the work done, you came to do!!
12th & Lamar
Austin City Hall
Leander (Now with DriveThru!)
The event is spread out among four days among the different wineries around the Hill Country, including: The Vineyards at the Salt Lick (Driftwood), Stone House Vineyards (Spicewood), Becker Vineyards (Stonewall), and Fall Creek Vineyards (Tow). Nothing better than a great day of music, cab and sun!
Also, be sure to look around the city for the Barrels Across Texas Project, brightly painted wine barrels by artisans across our great state.
Check out the website for more information, quite more than we could ever put in one post!!
After 4pm all this week, you can find selected menu items for free in order to promote the renewed eatery. So have that chicken fried chicken, fried catfish plate or veggie plate... our mouths are already watering.
Threadgills, North Lamar
(sorry not eligible for World Headquarters on Riverside)
6416 North Lamar Blvd
Who said there wasn't such a thing as the day after Easter dress?!
And don't forget to stop by their website to add yourself to the supersecret email list.
3100 S. Congress
35th and Guadalupe
2208 S. Lamar
Uncle Billy's is celebrating their 2nd Anniversary on April 30th. Their all day event will include $2 house beers (the Haystack Hefeweisen is our fave!), $2 off the food menu (kind of love the burger!!), and two bands for HH and two bands at dinner! (Are you catching the theme here?!) Come by and support this local fave as they usher into their third year of all things Austin!!
Their happy hour runs 3pm to 7pm each day and is $1 off pints. They are kicking off a summer music series this week, so be sure to check back and see who's hitting the deck! And All Day Tuesdays are $2 pints!! So great!
3pm Nick Kraus and his Austin Torpedos
5pm Little Mickey and the Soda Jerks
5pm Ryan and the Relics
Also, Uncle Billy's is hosting the Beer Wars afterparty on April 16th. Check out this great movie exploring the U.S. beer industry that ultimately reveals the truth behind the label of your favorite beer. www.beerwarsmovie.com Bring in your ticket stub and get $3 pints all night.
As you head out, be sure to pick up a Half Gallon Growlers for $16, nothing like bring Uncle Billy's home with you!
Uncle Billy's Brew & Que
1530 Barton Springs Rd., 78704
So, with that ... we are back in full effect and will probably post a few times a week now. We're in the prime time of the Austin season - Spring! How can we not write on all the fun and frugal things going on!! Keep following, we're still here!!
Thank you for our continued success!!
Austin Museum of Art has a collection of photos on view this week, courtesy of the Nobelity Project. Stop by to check out the work of Austin writer, actor and filmmaker Turk Pipkin, who traveled to several locations during the making of his critically acclaimed film Nobelity. The Exhibit is free to the public in the Community Room through April 15th.
If you can't make it this week, the museum is a great place to spend a few hours to get out of the hot summer sun. It is just $5 ... great price to take you to another world for a few minutes.
Austin Museum of Art
823 Congress Avenue 78701
Tonight, the infamous Roger Creager rocks out to his new album "Here It Is". He'll throw in some oldies, "Love" and "Everclear" ... and he's hot. What more do you need than a cold one in your hand, good music and a little beat to dance to. Life is good.
Keep checking their website for the season's schedule but look for artists like Jason Bolin, Wade Bowen, Jack Ingram, the Robison brothers, Cross Canadian ... the list continues down the line.
Did we mention its free?!
4700 South Congress 78745
New Flower Market
6920 Manchaca Road
From 4pm-7pm, HH includes $3.99 tostadas (with black beans!! score!), $2 wells, $3 margaritas, $2.50 beer! Jovita is our new best friend. Get there early enough and you will have the whole sweet place to yourself!! A little one on one time makes for a beautiful new beginning!
1617 S. 1st 78704
Those wristbands sure are pretty but they won't get you VIP treatment at these austintatious hangouts. Enjoy the scene!
The staff is great, its very quaint and they have real cheese lover feast plates. All it's all so reasonable with $5-$12 a glass ... but why not go for the bottle?! Great to meet up with friends and be able to hear conversations, without shouting. And after a few shared bottles, make you're way to P.Terrys for an organic burger before you head home. Perfect end to a perfect evening.
408 Josephine St 78704
(Corner of Lamar and Barton Springs)
VFW Post 8787
500 VFW Rd
Jo’s Coffee Shop
Noon – 5 p.m.
With fun times like this, its like an amusement park in the midst of the 78704.
Check the fun below and make sure to tell Freddy hello!!
Every Wednesday at 7p.m.
Free Smoked Brisket for HH
Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 6p.m. until its gone!
For the kiddies, they play movies on Tuesday the bigscreen.
Be sure to check their websites for dates and times.
Live Music on the Backyard Stage.
Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 6p.m.
Freddy's Dog Trick Contest
Every Sunday at 3:30p.m.
Bring the pup! The best trick gets a prize, free meal for two for the owner and every canine in the audience gets a Freddy's best friend dog biscuit. So start practicing!!
Two Throws Tuesday.
Try your hand at the washers and if in your first two throws you make it in... you're meal is free (sans the booze!). Limit one chance per day.
And don't forget the drinks in hand:
Weekdays from 4p.m. to 7p.m.
$4.00 Frozen Ritas
All Day Every-Day Specials (Holla!)
Freddie's Crutch: $2.99 Jack and Coke (Our favorite as well!)
$2.50 16oz Tall Boys
Freddie's Hangover Cure: $2.00 Bloody Beer or Redneck Mimosa's.
Hair of the Dog Special on Sundays 11a.m. to 4p.m.
$2 Bloody Beer
$2.99 Bloody Marys
$2 Redneck Mimosas
So now I dare ask: how can you not LOVE this place?!
1703 S 1st St 78704
If you have never been, its quite an experience, they even give you the opportunity to make your own wine! The event is from 5pm-7pm and you must RSVP and prepay for the event.
Brodie Oaks Shopping Center
4036 South Lamar, Suite 100
Second, the First Thursday sale at ALL Strut locations. Everything is 40%! 'Nuff said, right?!
And last but not least, sister store Hush Hush - everything is $10 for the whole week!!!
So get on it, ladies! Take advantage of this weeks Strut deals!! And don't forget to sign up for their email list, where secret deals are a plenty!
1112 N Lamar Blvd
The best part? They do in-house alterations for a small fee...we're hearing $5 small. Now that is our kind of small. And especially since we are short girls, we need all the help we can get to look as tailored as possible!! So take it up, bring it in, shorten the straps - the works!! Check them out, drop us a line!
2532 Guadalupe St
2210 South First St.
LOST has quickly become one of our favorite shows that we love to share in the "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" moments. Well, you no longer have to go at it alone. Alamo Drafthouse now presents each episode of LOST on Wednesday nights at 9:30. We can watch it with your nearest and dearest, while being served. And who doesn't love that?! Big screen, big bucket, big pizza. It all flows.
The best part?! It's f-r-e-e. You got it. No bones. The Drafthouse highly advises that you get to the theater 45 minutes before showtime in order to get a good seat. AND if you really want to go the extra mile to ensure some Jate action, hop online to reserve your seat with a $5 food and beverage voucher... and lets be honest, you were going to get that coke anyway!
For the deets: http://tinyurl.com/292pou
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Located at the Alamo Drafthouse Alamo Village on Anderson.
2700 W Anderson Ln
If you can't make it on a Tuesday night (or you're like us, and want to go most nights of the week!) - Mondays, dubbed Monday Night Madness, buy a large pizza and get a medium pizza of same or lesser value ... FOR FREE! And if you pick up an Austin Chronicle and look for their ad - you will see a coupon for $5 off a large pizza or entree - any night of the week.
12th & Red River
Brodie & Slaughter
8601 South Congress
And just in case, you weren't hip to the know, Strut's Lamar location has a sister store Hush Hush. If you can hold out for your favorite Strut styles, Hush Hush will soon have them. It is the "bargain bin" for Strut! Word is they have great sales, say "Everything in the store is $5" ... earrings will run you about $2 and shoes about $10. What are you waiting for, hit the stores, ladies!
Strut Remodeling Sale
3100 S Congress
Austin, TX 78704
Hush Hush (Next to the S. Lamar Strut)
2200 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
Here's how it works:
1. Choose your dish from the belt.
2. Serve yourself and enjoy!
3. Stack your plates
4. Check out with the wait person!
How great is that?! And since K.G. Sushi Train is celebrating their Grand Opening Week, you reep the benefits! ALL dishes are $1.50. Bring on the Spicy Salmon! The special runs through January 27th!
Try this unique dining experience and then tell us how it went.
KG Sushi Train
6519 N. Lamar
As we know, there are far more than 25 reasons to love this town.
How about that first beautiful day after a long cold spell or cloudiness, everyone hits Town Lake or Hula.
The wide array of tacos at Taco Deli.
Newcomer -the tiniest bar in texas!
A night with your closest pals at Polvos.
Longhorn Football Tailgating.
Whole Foods WORLD headquarters.
Deep Eddy Cabaret on a Friday night, where worlds often collide.
The fact the city never truly sleeps.
Constant music gigs ... big and small.
Hippies, Yuppies Unite.
The list could go on forever...
But now we beg the question, what are your most favorite things about Austin?!
Cheers to keeping Austin weird!!
2101 W Ben White Blvd.
And if you just happen to make it any other day of the week, their weekly specials include the following:
1/2 price cheese fondue and chocolate fondue plus drink specials at the Bar Top.
Sunday - Thursday: All Night
Friday and Saturday - 5pm-7pm & 9pm-11pm
305 E 3rd St
13343 N Highway 183
During sale days, recieve 50% off your entire purchase (excluding ByBoe Jewelry and Tom's Shoes). Enjoy!!
2005 South Lamar
815 West 47th in the Triangle