The Austin Chronicle
It’s way past time to begin a season of charitable giving and community engagement after the consumerist excess of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. And Giving Tuesday, launched by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Fund in 2012, has become a way for nonprofits to do just that.
The season to give, rather than receive, is upon us to suffuse all with a sense of fulfillment achieved through altruistic acts. A big chance to achieve such personal enrichment arrives during GivingTuesday.
Austin-owned boutiques, award-winning local fare, and plenty of entertainment options make the highly walkable 2nd Street District Austin's top destination, especially during the holidays. From local cuisine and al fresco dining to shops, live music, craft bars, and more, 2nd Street District is jam-packed with the homegrown community vibe of Austin — and it only gets more festive this time of year.
The 2ND Street District will be transformed into festive holiday scenes for the eighth annual Holiday Window Walk. St. Edward’s University students will put their design skills to to the test for their chance to win $6,500 worth of scholarships on behalf of the 2ND Street District.
Take a stroll through Austin’s downtown shopping and dining destination, the 2ND Street District, to see the festive displays featured in this year’s annual Holiday Window Walk. Storefronts are transforming into exciting holiday scenes designed by students of St. Edward’s University.
Pacific Asian restaurant She’s Not Here opens today, Wednesday, August 15 at 440 West 2nd Street. The undeniably gorgeous downtown Austin restaurant from Ben Cachila and Christian Romero (formerly of Uchi) is open for dinner only, but plans for lunch are in the works.
The 2nd Street District received an infusion of Asian flavors today, as She’s Not Here opened in the former Malaga space at 440 Second St. next to the Violet Crown Cinema.
The lowdown: For the sixth annual 2nd Street District's White Linen Night, attendees donned their best summer whites to attend one of Austin's classic mid-summer soirées, complete with music, bites, and more.
2ND Street District held its highly anticipated sixth annual White Linen Night on August 4. At the block party, which benefitted Austin Food & Wine Alliance and SafePlace, guests enjoyed food from Austin’s favorite restaurants, creative wine and beer pairings, and live music from local R&B and soul artist Tameca Jones.
Wear your crispest white attire as you sample bites from Bob's Steak and Chop House, The Bonneville, Wu Chow, Trace, La Condesa, Le Politique, and other eateries at this annual 2nd Street District bash. The outdoor party features live music from Tameca Jones.
The sixth annual block party featuring bites from some of Austin’s favorite downtown restaurants returns to benefit SAFE and the Austin Food & Wine Alliance this weekend.
This mini-chain of day spas, which began in Austin's 2nd Street District, will open its sixth location at Clearfork.
It's the coolest summer block party that's taking over the 2nd Street District! Caitlin McConnell joins us along with Robby Pettinato from Yummi Joy to tell us what to expect for this year's White Linen Night!
Some days it feels like summer is just flying by, some days in the hot sweats of late afternoon when the kids start crying that they’re bored, it can feel like we still have an eternity to go before school starts up again. While we honestly love having our sweet little babes home, we can really, really, really use a bit of a break now and then.
Details about one of Austin's most anticipated dining projects have finally been revealed. She’s Not Here, a new Pacific Asian restaurant and bar, will open in late summer at 440 W. Second St., the former home of long-running tapas bar Malaga.
The 2nd Street District will be getting an infusion of Asian flavors later this summer, as She’s Not Here is set to open in the former Malaga space at 440 Second St. next to the Violet Crown Cinema. The restaurant, operated by Uchi veterans Ben Cachila (former Uchi development director) and Chris Romero (branding and marketing director), will serve lunch and dinner and a Pacific Asian-influenced cocktail list.