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Today’s Forecast

95º | Partly cloudy | 15% chance of rain | Sunrise 7:25 a.m. | Sunset 7:13 p.m.

☀️ Ah, Burnet Road
We’re going on a trip down a favorite Austin strip, zooming down Burnet Road. | Photo by ATXtoday
In recent years, this 7.2-mile roadway in North Austin has become a major up-and-coming thoroughfare, leading from Rosedale all the way to Q2 Stadium and The Domain.

Although Burnet Road has been the site of a lot of new development in recent years, the colorful strip still holds onto vestiges of Austin’s past.

What to eat

Coffee shops
Spend your morning on Coffee + Crisp’s large patio or get something on-the-go from Foxtrot.
Two dishes from overhead

Get lost in Barley Swine’s deep beer list and rotating menus.


Photo courtesy @barleyswine

Lunch + dinner

Try the rotating menu from a James Beard Award nominee at Barley Swine, nosh on a wood-fired Neapolitan pizza from Bufalina Due, or have some Chinese comfort food at Old Thousand.

What to do

Go secondhand shopping
Get that retro loveseat you’ve been dreaming of at Room Service Vintage, 117 E. North Loop Blvd., or peruse the Austin Antique Mall, 8822 McCann Dr.

Go to an Austin FC Game
Get your blood pumping at an Austin FC home game, because exploring Q2 Stadium (aka “Austin’s biggest party”) is half the fun.

Matches will start at Q2 Stadium in the next few weeks. | Photo via @touche_oshea

Q2 Stadium is often called the “biggest party in Austin” for its infectious energy.


Photo via @touche_oshea

Shop at The Domain
Between The Domain and Domain NORTHSIDE, there are more than 225 stores, restaurants, bars, and spas to visit.

Get a tattoo
Looking for a shop in the area? Try one of these:
Need more to explore? Check out our Burnet Road map.
Tuesday, Sept. 12
  • Tropicana Tuesdays | Tuesday, Sept. 12 | 6-9 p.m. | Hotel San José, 1316 S. Congress Ave., Austin | Free | Sip tropical drinks to tunes from Tropicana Joe.
Wednesday, Sept. 13
  • Daniel Caesar “Superpowers” World Tour | Wednesday, Sept. 13 | 7:30 p.m. | Moody Amphitheater, 1401 Trinity St., Austin | $95-$353 | The R&B artist will be joined by Orion Sun during this end-of-summer show.
  • First Aid Kit | Wednesday, Sept. 13 | 7 p.m. | Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater, 801 Red River St., Austin | $38 | This Swedish folk duo will be joined by Courtney Marie Andrews on their “Palomino” tour.
Thursday, Sept. 14
  • Daytripping Through Texas History | Thursday, Sept. 14 | 6-10 p.m. | Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave., Austin | $20-$60 | Discover some of the quirkiest stories in Texas history with Chet Garner from “The Daytripper.”
Friday, Sept. 15
  • Arctic Monkeys | Friday, Sept. 15 | 7 p.m. | The Moody Center, 2001 Robert Dedman Dr., Austin | $200-$615 | The “R U Mine?” indie rock band and Fontaines D.C. are putting on a show in the Capital City.
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News Notes
  • Hold on to your fireworks — they’re currently banned in Travis County. According to Travis County Judge Andy Brown, two homes in the Austin area caught fire due to fireworks last week. (KVUE)
  • Cosmic Saltillo — a new concept from Cosmic Hospitality Group, behind Cosmic Coffee & Beer Garden — is now open. The new all-day spot, located at 1300 E. 4th St., features a rooftop deck and taqueria, plus the gardens and coffee Austinites know and love.
  • New York-based Brooklyn Dumpling Shop will open five “dumpling automats” in the Austin area, starting with a location at 1407 E. 5th St. that opened yesterday. The restaurant will have 20 food lockers, from which visitors will pick up their orders. (Eater Austin)
  • Filipino-Vietnamese food truck Fil N’ Viet, located at 2903 E. 12th St., will shut down after Saturday, Sept. 16. Co-owners Kevin Truong and Rosie Mina-Truong said they are closing the truck to focus on an undisclosed new project. (Eater Austin)
  • Cedar Ridge High School alumnus Deuce Vaughn made his NFL debut as a running back with the Dallas Cowboys over the weekend. Vaughn made internet headlines last May for a heartwarming draft day phone call with his dad. (Austin Monthly)
  • Due to the ongoing drought, the City of Austin announced shortened splash pad hours for the rest of the season, effective immediately. The ordinance affects all city splash pads, except Liz Carpenter and Pease Park, through Tuesday, Oct. 31. (KXAN)
  • Ready to kickstart your health journey, Austin? You’re in luck. Tickets are now on sale for the 2024 Hack Your Health Conference, happening Friday, May 31-Sunday, June 2, 2024. Pro tip: Use code ATX50 to grab $50 off a General Attendee, VIP, or Sunday Expo Hall Pass.*
🔎 Let your neighbors be your guide
The Pennybacker Bridge with the Austin skyline in the background.
We want to know how long you’ve been here and your favorite local haunts... for science. | Photo by Raymond Palmer from Getty Images
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