Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Biggee size that salad

Everything is bigger in Texas, even our salads. Here is a list of where you can find a salad in Austin, TX that is more than a side dish but an actual meal:

Leaf – You have the option to build your own with tons of toppings to choose from. Plus, some of their produce is organic and local.

Mothers Cafe & Garden - Their cashew tamari dressing never ceases to amaze me. It really would be
great on almost anything.

Shady Grove – More than just a bed of greens; this one is filled with veggie and noodles.

Kerbey Lane Cafe – They have a ton to choose from on their menu but their entrée salads aren’t to be missed.

Mr. FruitCup – This trailer offers a variety of fruit salads ranging from sweet to savory.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Cool Off Austin

It’s hot out but sometimes you just don’t want to go to the pool. Here’s a list of summertime treats to help you escape the heat:

Tèo – They offer Italian gelato, sorbets and iced coffee. They have some unusual flavors plus all the ones you expect.

Waterloo Ice House – Grab a beer and enjoy the air conditioning.

Amy’s Ice Cream – This is an Austin staple and a “must-do”. Check out the Mexican vanilla. I repeat: check out the Mexican vanilla. 

South Austin Sno – Snow cone trailer that offers a wide variety of flavors to choose from. Cash only.

Smoothies – There are a few places to check out: Daily Juice, JuiceLand and Gonzo Juice.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Volunteer in Austin

Here are some wonderful local organizations that are worth giving up some of your time for:

Johnson’s Backyard Garden – You can work for your share of veggies. RSVP since spots fill up fast.

Austin Parks Foundation – Be sure to check into one of their biggest events, “It’s My Park Day”. There are close to a hundred different projects to get involved in throughout the city. 

Austin Zoo & Sanctuary – Check them out if you are over 18 yrs. old and want to help care for animals. You can sponsor an animal as well.

Travis Audubon Society – They are a small group but they make a big impact on the environment; for us and for the birds!

VolunteerMatch – Enter in your location and your interests in the search box. The site will match you up with different volunteer opportunities from the local food bank to mentoring kids.