KXAN - Online
Yummi Joy’s house-made “festival fudge” will be available both weekends of ACL on October 4th-6th and October 11th-13th. Be sure to check out their Instagram, @yummi_joy, or go to their website www.yummijoy.com for more information.
Austinot - Online
The college kids dig Sixth Street, hip cats dig the east side, and shoppers flock to South Congress or The Domain. But there’s a rad collection of bars, restaurants, boutiques, and entertainment in the heart of downtown, in Austin’s 2ND Street District.
Do513 - Online
When it comes to coffee in Austin, there’s definitely no shortage.
In fact, your options are almost endless, which—although that’s undeniably a good thing—can also be incredibly overwhelming. We'd like to help the indecisive (and unknowledgeable) among you, so we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to coffee shops in Austin. Whether you’re interested in finding a lounge to chill out, a cool place to enjoy some java to the sound of live jams, or simply a spot to satisfy your caffeine craving via heart-adorned latte, we’ve got it for you here.
Culture Map - Online
Downtown’s She’s Not Here has redone its lunch service with a menu focused on Hawaiian fare. The offerings, available Tuesdays through Fridays from 11:30 am to 2 pm included Mongolian beef with wild mushrooms, garlic soy, and fried onions; sticky coffee pork with lotus root, and a tuna poke bowl with kiwi, cilantro, and sushi rice.
Tribeza - Online
White Linen Night at 2ND Street District included in “Other”
Austin 360 - Online
ACL Live at the Moody Theater, located at 310 of the aptly named Willie Nelson Blvd., is in the Second Street District, a scooter ride away from the more typical going-out blocks of Sixth and Rainey streets, but nearby are plenty of great happy hour options within its own right.
Spectrum Local News - Online
Imagine a full view of Lady Bird Lake and downtown Austin. That’s what residents and hotel guests will get at the new Austin Proper building.
The building is the latest addition to the overhanging Austin skyline, and it's guaranteed to bring luxury and relaxation to its residents and guests.
Check out where our guides are hanging out when they aren't at work. These folks are up on the latest and greatest and have some fun insider tips :) This week, we're featuring 2nd Street District, Yummi Joy, Luxe Apothetique, Austin Rocks, Malverde and La Condesa with Ashley Park!
KXAN “Studio 512” - TV (11AM)
One of Austin’s coolest summer events is right around the corner, and we had Chef Ben Schwartz of She’s Not Here come in to tell us about some of the food being offered. The event is the 7th annual White Linen Night in downtown Austin!
Austin Chronicle - Online
For Farmshare Austin and the Austin Food & Wine Alliance, this year really is lucky number seven.
On August 3, at the seventh annual White Linen Night – the 2nd Street District’s block party for foodies – these two local nonprofits will be the beneficiaries of ticket proceeds generated by Austinites looking to nosh their way through some of the city’s most well-known restaurants.
CultureMap - Online
White Linen Night is returning to 2nd Street District on August 3. The annual party, benefitting Austin Food & Wine Alliance and Farmshare, features bites from some of downtown’s best restaurants, including La Condesa, She’s Not Here, Living Room Bar at the W Austin, Chispas, Revue, and the upcoming Hotel ZaZa and live music from R&B singer-songwriter Tje Austin. Early bird tickets are available now for $55-$85.
365things Austin - Online
Austinites are invited to break out their best white apparel for the coolest party of the summer with delicious bites and refreshing sips from some of Austin’s best restaurants.
Culturemap - Online
Not all that long ago, the land where Austin’s 2nd Street District now sprawls was hardly a downtown destination — let alone a bustling neighborhood. Today, the 2nd Street District continues to thrive as an urban neighborhood — a neighborhood that’s now hailed as one of the friendliest in the country.
Thrillist - Online
Although the onset of summer also means the onset of insane temps in Austin, we still look forward to it like a kid finally getting out of school. That’s because we know our energetic city can’t stop (won’t stop), and that our calendar for the next four months will be crowded in the very best way.
Statesman - Online
We all know Texas’ state motto is friendship, and according to a new list, one of the friendliest places in the U.S. is right here in Austin. The city’s Second Street district was named one of the “28 friendliest neighborhoods in U.S. cities” by National Geographic’s Traveler magazine.
Austin Woman - Online
Sikara & Co. opened in Austin in 2007 with a showroom on Rio Grande Street. After founding a technology startup and then attending Harvard Business School, Shaw knew she wanted to start a business that would inspire women to go on an adventure, to experience the world.
Do512 - Online
You can swim with a great view of the skyline this summer with a day pass for the WET Deck at The W, available for $15 on Monday thru Thursday and $30 on Friday and Sunday. The WET deck features private cabanas, lounge chairs, tanning shelves, and two outdoor showers to rinse off. Additionally, there is complimentary access to the WET Deck Monday-Friday after 5 pm.
Eater - Online
The 2nd Street restaurant is meant to be “an escape that [feels] like another time and place,” explained co-owner Christian Romero. He used his upbringing in Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras, and Miami as inspiration for the decor. The result was a vintage tropical hotel theme to match the restaurant’s Asian-Pacific menu.
Tidbits - Online
Spend your sizzling summer somewhere haute. 2ND Street District, located downtown between San Antonio and Colorado St., offers the best summer hangouts. From al-fresco dining with Instagrammable cocktails to cooling off indoors with a movie or DIY craft and strolling Austin-owned boutiques, they’ve got all the bases covered
Austin Chronicle - Online
Whether at Cru in the Arboretum or the equally lovely Downtown location, you can spoil your mom with a three-course brunch of delicious springtime classics today, feasting among all the wonders of a world of wine.
Eater Austin - Online
The women who raise us deserve to be celebrated. In order to help you find the perfect way to thank those maternal figures in your lives on Mother’s Day, Eater put together a guide to Austin's best holiday brunches, dinners, pop-ups, and more happening around town.
Do512 - Online
At this Napa-style wine bar, moms can select their own unique combination of appetizer, entree, and dessert that will be plated beautifully and arrive at the table hot.