Fiesta, Fiesta, Fiesta!

Celebrate our neigbors to the South and their independence from France at the Battle of Puebla with a Fiesta thrown by La Condesa and Lamberts Downtown Barbecue. These downtown hot spots churn out a stellar celebration for Cinco de Mayo a la…block party-style! Festivities are between Guadalupe and San Antonio streets so make it a point to stop by today, from 5-10 pm for barbecue, roasted corn, tacos, raspas, Mexican beers, margaritas, and live music from Los Bad Apples, Charanga Cakewalk and more. The event is FREE, 5-10pm on W 2nd St between Guadalupe & San Antonio. Happy Cinco de Mayo, just cause we need another reason to celebrate! Ole! http://do512.com/event/2009/05/05/downtown-block-party


Pecan Street Festival

Nothing says Austin than a little fun in the festival sun, especially one so unique to Austin and our own historical 6th street. This weekend marks the 31st Spring Old Pecan Street Festival, its definitely a most favorite tradition of ours.

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

Don't Forget abt Uncle Billy's

Swine Flu Beware! We are still heading out to play at Uncle Billy's all day 2nd Anniversary Bash today! Our favorite Barton Springs haunt is out on the deck today - grey skies beware too! Nothing is holding us back from heading out there today and you should say the same as well.

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
7pm Slowtrain
9pm Leo Rondeau

Uncle Billys Brew& Que
1530 Barton Springs Rd.


Little Woodrow's Bash

Seems like our favorite places love to welcome spring as much as we do!! With live music and buckets of beer, the new Little Woodrows on the Drag is celebrating all day (open at 3pm). It's not just for the college kids, with $1 beers, half priced pitchers on over 100+ beers - be sure to come and try the best hops they have to offer!

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


Spring Fling For Dogs

Welcome Spring! Your weekends are full of festivals and fairs while your furry friends sit at home waiting for your return. This weekend bring along your best friends to Woofstock at Waterloo Park on May 2, from 10 a.m. -5 p.m. for a day long groovy celebration of peace and pups.

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:


Have an AUSTIN weekend

I'll admit it, I lived here for five years before I went to see the bats. I know, such a shame. Austin American Statesman has a great article out tomorrow that signifies the 'dozen essential experiences for every Austinite and guest'.

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!)

Pink Unplugged

What a great fun idea to express your love to your nearest and dearest ... or that cute coffee baritsta you want to divulge your undying love.

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!


Unplugged at the Grove

Thursday summer evenings on Barton Springs means one thing .. the KGSR Unplugged Music Series at Shady Grove! The series returned last week kicking off its 16th sesason. The series is Austin's longest running free concert series at 22 consecutive weeks!!

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
5/28 TBA
6/4 TBA
6/11 Jimmy LaFave

Shady Grove
1624 Barton Springs Road

On the Twitter Train

We decided to give Austin Frugal Girls Guide a twitter of its very own. So please come follow the blog on Twitter @austinfrugalgal . Here you can find the latest and greatest updates to the blog and possibly even more last minute updates as we're out and about. So come tweet with us!


I hope you like jammin', too!

Come rain or shine the Austin tradition known as Reggae Fest will live on! Kick off spring with one of the funkiest outdoor festivals this town has to offer as Reggae bands from all over celebrate Bob Marley on the banks of Auditorium Shores. So, grab your tent, lawn chairs, and blankets and groove to the music of the Skatalites, Wailing Souls, Grimy Styles, Mau Mau Chaplains, Bandulus & More. Bring the kids because children 12 and under are admitted FREE with an adult and there’s plenty of arts & crafts booths and food vendors at the event to keep everyone happy! The Rockin’ Reggae Raffle is a first this year with tons of prizes from various Austin restaurants, art galleries, sporting stores and more. Tickets for one and two day passes are available at the gate starting at $15, and don’t forget to bring a can or two for the Capital Area Food Bank and help our hungry Central Texas neighbors during these hard economic times. For the answers to all your questions and more visit: http://www.austinreggaefest.com/


Austin Java

Not gonna lie, kind of have a big crush on Austin Java. Its a great day to sit outside, do a little journaling, sip on a glass of vino and find the muse. At the Original AJ at 12th and Lamar, wine is half priced for the rest of April! Kids Eat Free All Day Tuesdays!! The list goes on.

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!!

Locations include:

12th & Lamar
Barton Springs
Austin City Hall
Leander (Now with DriveThru!)


Hill Country Wine & Food Festival

Looking for a little vino in the sun this weekend? The Twenty-Third Annual Hill Country Wine and Food Festival is this weekend bringing together culinary experts and wine producers who celebrate our Texas spirit.

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!!



Free Dinner at Threadgills North Lamar!

Tax man getting you down this week? Giving money to the man is not our favorite idea of a good time ... but, apparently it has to be done. Sigh. BUT there is good news on the horizon, Threadgill's is celebrating the reopening of their North Lamar restaurant by giving away free dinner! Owner Eddie Wilson announced this free meal deal this morning on KGSR. As if we didn't love Threadgill's enough!!

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


Strut Spring Sale

Be sure to hit up Strut this week for their big spring sale blowout. Everything is 50% off!! This is the time to stock up on fun flirty dresses for the summer festival season! The sale runs the 13th-15th at all three locations!

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 2nd Anniversary Party

One of our most favorite outdoor spots is Uncle Billy's Brew & Que on Barton Springs. Catching a few rays on their great deck and having a cold one from their in house brewery makes a hard day at work bearable!! Their brews are a beer lovers dream and they give you the opportunity to try all of them with a sampler!

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
3pm TBA
5pm Ryan and the Relics
6:30pm Francis

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


Quick Note: Slackers!

We have been really bad at keeping up the blog recently! I know I've gotten a few comments: "It sure was on House Wine for a few weeks!!". And you've been really great about sending in tips (much appreciated, btw!). With a few growing pains (one new job), we didn't realize how popular we had gotten, so please take our sincerest apologies!!

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!!


AMOA: One Peace ... In Pictures!

There is nothing we love more than traveling the world through photography. Intense, poignant, and overall eye opening. Sometimes it helps to get out of our own skin to remind us to be grateful for the things we do have.

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


Hill's Concert Music Series

It's no hidden secret that the place to be on Wednesday summer evenings is Hills Cafe for their Texas Country Concert Music Series, presented by KVET. It is free to the public and a ton of fun. It gets crowded early and is primarily standing room only. But who needs seats when there is good fun to be had.

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?!

Hills Cafe
4700 South Congress 78745


One Stop Shopping

New Flower Market is a new favorite and absolute must stop shop for quality affordable fresh produce and organic foods. Double Ad Wednesday’s are the day to go as you’ll find prices from the previous and current weeks circular acknowledged. So venture down south to check out this new shopping experience where the motto is “ Better-than-supermarket quality at better-than-supermarket prices”. It might just give some of those fancier shops a run for their money. http://www.newflowermarkets.com/

New Flower Market
6920 Manchaca Road


Summertime and the livin's easy!

Summertime is almost upon us and before you commit to taking that island vacation to get your fun in the sun take a look at some of what Austin has to offer. Activities range from scouting out Austins’ best swimming holes to taking up a new hobby exploring Austin’s disc golf courses or picking up your bike or rollerblades and riding the trails! If you’re looking for a more cultural approach to your summer recreational activities look no further than a stroll through the Zilker Botanical Gardens for free or a tour of the ever-elegant AMOA – Laguna Gloria with tours offered every Saturday for under $5! We’ll see you out and about at some of our favorite spots this summer. For a complete list of summer happenings check out: http://www.texasoutside.com/austinguide.htm


Jovitas, how we love thee!!

Great patio. Great music. Great modern mexican food. Great deals. These are all the amazing things you will find at Jovita's on S. First. And all the great things that make up the 78704. Jovitas, sits next to Freddies, and may possibly get ignored like the ugly step sister ... but not so, friends! It is truly the greatest hidden treasure this side of Lady Bird Lake!!

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


Stay Tuned - Austinist does SXSW

Be sure to keep up with the Austinist.com for daily deals and free drawings during SXSW. Say, a chance for free tix to Perez Hilton's ubersecret party or the latest concert going giveaways! Also, be sure to follow them on twitter @austinist - they'll drop you lines for the latest and greatest deets.



More SXSW Deals

If you're brave enough to venture out during SXSW, Yelp (the best website EVER!) is working with a variety of restaurants to bring us deals during the week of March 13th to 22nd. Listed here are a few great deals you can find during the 10 days of music and mayhem as it descends on Austin. Bon Appetit!


Who doesn't love a free party?

Ready to hit up SXSW but don’t plan to dish out that kind of serious cash for a wristband? Check out this link of free parties where you can take in the sights and sounds of SXSW for free:

Those wristbands sure are pretty but they won't get you VIP treatment at these austintatious hangouts. Enjoy the scene!


Art it is

Cool starts here at the Blanton with their whimsical look at the 1950’s West Coast Style art exhibit "Birth of the Cool". Tickets range from $3 – $7 and make sure to keep that stub for such goodies as a free appetizer at The Belmont or %50 off the first glass or wine flight at Uncorked (a new favorite BTW www.uncorkedtastingroom.com/) or %10 off any regularly priced Jazz CD, LP or DVD at Waterloo! Also of note is the ever fun Third Thursdays – a free, monthly themed event with such unique programs as Art Fix, Yoga in the Galleries and tours. Or spend a few more dollars for the Friday hip scene, B scene: B cool with live music, DJs, free appetizers and so much more! Oh the possibilites...a girl could book her social calendar in minutes after checking out this fabulous event calendar at http://www.blantonmuseum.org/
P.S. Thursday’s are ALWAYS free to all!


Fine Dining on a Dime

Leave it to the fabulous folks at Rare Magazine to deliver some of Austin’s best eats for a reasonable price during the weeks of March 1-4 and 8-11! It’s Austin Restaurant Week and its time to nosh on specially created three-course meals at participating restaurants for a flat fee of $25 or $35. In addition, don’t pass up the opportunity to end your night of fine dining with a cocktail at one of Austin’s local hot spots offering drink specials for this week of fun. For more information and to see the more than 30 restaurants signed up for this event visit http://www.restaurantweekaustin.com/.
Now that’s good eatin!


House Wine, A New Favorite!

House Wine is new on the Austin scene, having opened four months ago. It's a new favorite with its ubercute house converted into a wine bar ... if you can even call it that! It's so chill, great wine selections, the Austin skyline in the background and P.Terry beckoning in the background. Sitting outside on a great evening, makes you realize what makes life is Austin so good.

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.

House Wine

408 Josephine St 78704

(Corner of Lamar and Barton Springs)


Single? Coupled? No Plans Yet?! No fear.

Austin has endless possibilities this weekend for Valentine's Day that we couldn't post them all here. But guess who did?! That's right, our friends over at Austin Chronicle. So be sure to check out all the cool stuff this weekend, singleton or coupled up - its all for you. Or hit us up and tell us your fun plans.

Austin Chronicle

My Spicy Valentine

Do You Think You Know BBQ? VFW Post 8787 is looking for a “few good judges” to judge some of the finest BBQ, Chili and Beans in the country. Over 100 teams from Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Florida & Arkansas are competing. No experience is necessary, if you like to eat, you’re qualified (must be 18 years or older) and be at the Post Home at least thirty (30) minutes before the category or categories you would like to judge or just come out to eat!

VFW Post 8787
500 VFW Rd

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


My Furry Valentine

If your valentine is furry and has four legs like mine then head over to Jo’s on South Congress this Valentines day for the SweetBarks Honky Tonk Pet-A-Palooza! Activities for you and your loved one include: Live Music, Pet Psychic, Photo Booth, Food & Items from local vendors for sale, Refreshments and much more!

Jo’s Coffee Shop
1300 South Congress
Noon – 5 p.m.


Freddy's Place on S. First

Spring is the best time of year in Austin, and yes, this is Spring. When people start to emerge from their winter cocoon, and converge on all outdoor patios to hit some sun. Freddy's Place is the perfect spot for such days. With a shady grove, you can still enjoy the Texas sun without a meltdown. And on top of that Freddy's has great ongoing specials and activities. Its fun for the whole family - including the pups!! Freddy's is a dog's best friend with a dog trick contest each Sunday (deets below). During Football Season they bust out the big screen for all the big games all weekend long. Who couldn't love this spot?!

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!!

Washer Tournaments
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:
Specials include:

Weekdays from 4p.m. to 7p.m.
$2.75 domestics
$3.25 imports
$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?!

Freddy's Place
1703 S 1st St 78704


All The Single Ladies!! Water to Wine Valentines Event

Hey Single Ladies, still looking for Valentines Day plans?! Water2Wine has a special event for the ladies : W2W will be offering two glasses of wine with special chocolates from the Choclotier and chair massages from Hands of Peace. (Word is they are still adding special incentives to the list) All for $20 per person! Sounds like the perfect night for a girlsfriends night out in the great winery setting of Water2Wine.

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


Quick Post: Strut

Big Week at Strut this week and you have three sales to choose from. First, a secret sale - everything is 50% off!! It runs Monday thru Wednesday at all Strut locations, you must ask for the discount when you check out to receive it.

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!



Fetish Closing Sale

Sad news on the boutique front. With further evidence the economy is hitting hard, Fetish on 12th and N. Lamar is officially closing its doors. Everything is now 75% off in order to clear out stock. You can pick up great deals on boutique fashion clothing, shoes and jewelry. Be sure to spread the word, we want to our friends over at Fetish go out with style.

1112 N Lamar Blvd



Cream Vintage

One of our new favorite places is Cream Vintage, where a girl can find all things rare for a reasonable price. We enjoy vintage shops that keep gals like us in mind. Selection includes lots of pearl snap shirts, fun flirty skirts, and a wide array of dresses, jackets, jeans and suits!!. Don't forget to hit up the accessories and hats, as well!! It could almost too good to be true.

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!

Cream Vintage


Mon-Thu 11am-8pm;
Fri-Sat 11am-9pm;
Sun 12pm-8pm


2532 Guadalupe St


2210 South First St.


LOST at Alamo Drafthouse!

Raise your hand if your uber-obsessed with LOST? Ever have a Wednesday night that you would rather giggle with the audience when Hurley throws a hot pocket at Ben. Or gasp when creepy attorneys come to Kate's door asking for a blood test? And how about that Sun, do we trust her?! Sometimes, you just gotta to talk it out.

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

Current Shows:
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
9:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
9:30 p.m.

Located at the Alamo Drafthouse Alamo Village on Anderson.
2700 W Anderson Ln
512- 476-1320


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Brick Oven Ten for Ten Tuesdays!!

As if there wasn't reason enough to love the Brick Oven, they've just given a few tastier reasons why! As vino lovers, the Brick Oven has made our day offering Ten for Ten Tuesdays - 10 great wine for $10 a bottle!! You got it, now you can share a fun wine night out with pizza and a bottle of vino without breaking the bank.

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.

Happy Tuesday!!

Jollyville Rd

12th & Red River

Brodie & Slaughter



Fun Flirty Fitness

Celebrate this Valentines Day with a free Zumba class at Austin Uptown Studio North! Zumba is a cardio fitness program that features Latin dance movements using International music. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to Cumbia, Salsa and Merengue your way to fitness. All you need for free entry is a healthy non-perishable food or monetary donation to support the Food Bank!

Or try out a Happy Hour Yoga! Decompress after a stressful day at work by stopping by Ruta Maya Coffee House on Monday’s and Wednesdays for free yoga classes 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (with suggested purchase of drink).

So pick up your dancing shoes and yoga mat and get moving!
Austin Uptown Dance
8868 Research Blvd

Ruta Maya
8601 South Congress


Strut Remoldeling Sale!

We have posted about Strut before, but wanted to give you a quick head's up! Saturday, January 24th - Strut on S. Congress is having a Remodeling Sale. Everything in the store is $10!! So get on it! All the good stuff won't last long!

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
(512) 383-9010

K.G. Sushi Train

Ever go out for Sushi and want to try everything on the menu? Or want it brought you faster than your nice server can get it out to you? For sushi lovers, its tough to be patient. But you're in luck - Austin now has its first sushi train restaurant! You sit at the counter and sushi comes to you and you pluck it out of the lineup.

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


Why We Heart Austin!

Budget Travel has a feature on Austin: 25 Reasons We Love Austin. You can find the online article here: http://tinyurl.com/celyfp . Its a great idea to hit up places we haven't yet been or old haunts we have not seen in awhile.

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!
The 78704.
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!!


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Extreme Bingo

Looking for a new form of entertainment? Check out the B-12 Bingo Hall on 290 and take a chance on some big fun. The best part…..for only $5 you can buy 5 game sheets with pots starting out at as high as $100 and climbing. First time visitors receive a dauber of their choice and don’t forget to bring a cocktail or two as drinks are permitted as you play. I recommend the non-smoking section as the smoking area can get a little rambunctious and a little hard to breath. See ya there gamers!

B-12 Bingo Hall
2101 W Ben White Blvd.


Melting Pot, Monday is Ladies' Night!

If you have ever been to the Melting Pot, you'll know its an experience like no other. It's fun, it's delicious ... but it also takes a bit out of the budget. But not to worry, every Monday is Ladies' Night at the Melting Pot - perfect for you're next happy hour! Cheese Fondue, the Entree portion and Chocolate fondue for $23 per person! As well as HH drink specials. Who doesn't love a little fondue in their life!

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

Bon Appetite!

Melting Pot
305 E 3rd St

13343 N Highway 183



SoLa Sale Days

Hey girls, sorry about the long delay. The holidays just took it all out of us. But we're back in full effect with the SoLa Sale Days. But preshop the sale this weekend: Saturday, 11am-8pm. Sunday 12pm-6pm.

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