The Austin restaurant scene has had a wobbly couple of years. But this one was better than last year, and I expect next year to be even better.
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This month’s Second Street Social — a celebration of the shops and restaurants in the Second Street District, is set to be especially festive.
Free Fun in Austin
Christmas keeps inching closer and there are so many ways to celebrate with the one you love! From holiday markets to symphony music and more, here are the best FREE date night ideas in Austin this weekend.
Windows that wow in downtown Austin! The 7th annual Holiday Window Walk returns in the 2ND Street District transforming storefronts into festive fun.
I don't know about y'all, but when it comes to shopping, I love being able to get everything I need in one general place...
On-site feature highlighting December's holiday events around the 2ND Street District.
Upstairs Circus: A place for crafty people, Upstairs Circus has a bar of drinks and DIY projects. There are already locations in Denver and Minneapolis, and the Austin location will open in early 2018.
365 Things Austin - Online
Rocket Electrics Foodie Tour plus $100 Shopping Spree at 2nd Street District included in Announcing: The 12 Days of Austin Christmas Giveaways
Austin’s in the midst of holiday preparations, which usually means shopping and eating, and the city’s restaurants and bars are getting into the spirit with a variety of festive offerings.
The holiday season is upon Austin, and it’s time to start hunting for the perfect presents for loved ones.
We know that you’ve already got plenty on this month’s To-Do List, but with so many awesome holiday events around Austin these days, we don’t want you to miss out on any of the good stuff!
Austin Business Journal
Upstairs Circus, a quirky venue that blends cocktails with do-it-yourself art projects, plans to move into retail space at 234 W. Second St. by spring 2018.
Black Friday and Small Business Saturday specials at Toy Joy at 2ND Street District on-site feature.
The holiday shopping spree is underway. It started with turkey day deals, then Black Friday discounts and continues now with small business Saturday.
For whatever reason, the western side of downtown is fertile ground for good coffee shops.
austin360 / Austin American Statesman
The holiday season in Central Texas gets into full swing this weekend.
Despite the plethora of bars and hip restaurants that have taken over the city... Austin has some great stuff going on that DOESN’T require killing your liver to have a great time.
CBS | Austin
December in The District events were featured on KEYE CBS's We Are Austin.
Fall is beautiful in Austin. It’s also a great time of year to go outdoors and capture moments of joy with the kids. Wondering where to take some family photos?
Candy and chocolate works for holidays, special occasions, and for those moments when only sugar and cocoa will do, and the city has no lack of options for treats.
Yummi Joy at 2ND Street District included in New Restaurants and Bars in Austin
Peli Peli featured in Silent disco and 5 other things we loved about ACL Fest 2017
Another year of ACL Fest is in the books, and from our vantage point, it was a successful one. The weather cooperated beautifully on both weekends, albeit a bit on the hot side for October.
Yummy Joy included in Food: We All Scream For (Dairy-Free) Ice Cream
Ice cream is practically a dietary staple in a city plagued with triple-digit temps for entirely too many month of the year.
We get it. It can be difficult to keep up with the what’s what and who’s who of Austin food. But we have you covered with our weekly roundup of the freshest Austin restaurant news.