Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Rainy Day Austin

September will be here soon, and so will more rainy days. Although Austin is a very outdoorsy city, don’t let the lack of sun keep you at home. Here’s a list of ideas that are the alternative to going to the movies or staying home:

American Bingo – This is not your typical senior center Bingo parlor. 

Pinballz Arcade – They have an impressive collection of pinball machines and arcade games for the

Contemporary Austin – Formally called the AMOA-Arthouse, spend the day exploring the new international art museum.

iFLY Indoor Skydiving – Great for the whole family. Feel like you’re flying in their state-of-the-art wind tunnel.

The Art Garage – Sign up for one of their many art workshops and classes.

What do you do when it’s raining in Austin?

Friday, August 16, 2013

Evening out in Austin

Are you looking for ideas of what to do for date night or just a night out on the town? Here are some suggestions that will suit all types of tastes:

Continental Club – Located on South Congress this club has a wide variety of musical * from country, rock, blues and jazz.

Broken Spoke – Learn to line dance at a true Texan dance hall.

Botticelli’s – Bring a date and enjoy the Italian cuisine and the ambiance.

Gourdough's They offer an impressive variety of specialty donuts. Stop in for dessert or for a late night snack. 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Texas BBQ

There is a lot of BBQ in and around Austin. I have a lot of places that I call my favorite so this list can get long. Instead, I’ll limit it to five top BBQ joints in the area:

Rudy’s – Come here if you like brisket, it is the place to go to. 

Salt Lick – The only way I’ll stop coming here is if they issue a cease and desist order on me. I love this place!

Donn’s – Try the chopped beef and the chicken. The beans are out of this world.
Buster’s – If you are in Lakeway, check out them out.

Franklin – To answer the big question, “Yes, it’s worth the wait.”