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📞 Call your pickle pals
A pickleball court at Other Racquet Social Club, with a sign reading the name of the business in the background.
Other Racquet Social Club has three tournament-regulation pickleball courts. | Photo by ATXtoday
Picture this: a country club vibe, but for pickleball.

Other Racquet Social Club, an upscale pickleball club that launched for members in September, will open to the public next month.

We got a sneak preview of the 30,000-sqft space — here’s what to expect.

Luxe courtside views

Other Racquet will have three tournament-regulation courts, each paired with a cabana containing ample seating and a television.

Each court is also provided with a four-person courtside viewing area with umbrellas. As a nice added touch, we noticed the nets have koozies attached to them for a quick mid-match sip.

City Editors London and Figi play pickleball at Other Racquet Social Club

We got the chance to test out the courts at Other Racquet Social Club.


Gif by ATXtoday

Pickleball turned party

Other Racquet owners preserved two historic homes on the expansive Manor Road site, turning them into a Member’s Clubhouse and bar.

The clubhouse will feature:
  • A cold plunge
  • Shower
  • Lockers
  • Drinks station
  • Lounge area
  • Private dining room for events
The bar area, much of which is still under construction, will offer drinks and a large patio area. Guests will also be able to:
  • Munch on bites from B. Cooper Barbecue and NADC Burger.
  • Listen to live music on a stage.
  • Refuel at the hydration station, which will feature draft beer.
A cabana at Other Racquet, featuring space for a TV, two chairs, a couch, a few tables, and a large trellis overhead.

Take in a pal’s pickleball match from a courtside cabana at Other Racquet Social Club.


Photo by ATXtoday


Members will be able to access the clubhouse, book courts 10 days in advance, and bring guests. Membership dues for 2024 are yet to be announced.

Non-members will still be able to use Other Racquet facilities, but will only be able to book a court 24 hours in advance at an hourly rate.

Slots are still open to become one of Other Racquet’s founding members, who gain access to all facilities, on-site discounts, swag, and first access to 2024 membership. Inquire here.

Request a tour or stay tuned for official opening news on Instagram at @otherracquet.
Tuesday, Nov. 14
  • KUT Considers: Climate Change and You | Tuesday, Nov. 14 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave., Austin | Free | Learn from local environmental experts about how Austinites can adapt their properties to climate change.
  • Addison Grace | Tuesday, Nov. 14 | 7:30 p.m. | Antone’s Nightclub, 305 E. 5th St., Austin | $21-$22 | Don’t miss Madilyn Mei and Housewife, also performing at this show.
Wednesday, Nov. 15
  • Rio Grande Valley Vipers vs. Austin Spurs | Wednesday, Nov. 15 | 7 p.m. | H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Ave. of the Stars, Cedar Park | $10-$175 | Cheer on the Spurs as they face down the other Texas team.
Thursday, Nov. 16
  • “A Christmas Affair 2023: Cosmic Holiday” | Thursday, Nov. 16-Sunday, Nov. 19 | Times vary | Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd., Austin | $25 | Explore 200+ vendors at this nearly 50-year-old market that benefits the Junior League of Austin.
  • Franklin and Friends Friendsgiving | Thursday, Nov. 16 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Camp Mabry, 2200 W. 35th St., Austin | $195 | Join Austin’s largest Friendsgiving celebration at this dinner curated by Aaron Franklin that includes dishes from chefs at Épicerie, L’Oca d’Oro, Olamaie, and more.
Friday, Nov. 17
  • “Beethoven y Amigos” | Friday, Nov. 17-Saturday, Nov. 18 | 8 p.m. | The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Dr., Austin | $23-$110 | This enchanting performance features works from Julian Orbón, Reena Esmail, Clarice Assad, and Beethoven.
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🌮 4 tips for a healthier Taco Tuesday
closeup shot of tacos
Healthy can still be delicious. | Photos via Pexels and Modelo Oro; GIF by the ATXtoday team
Want to step up your nutrition, but still enjoy Taco Tuesday? We got you.
  • Use corn tortillas as your base.
  • Opt for a lean protein, like spicy grilled chicken + black beans, and pile on fresh veggies and cilantro. Remember, the more colorful, the better.
  • Experiment with Greek yogurt or avocado as a nutrient-dense alternative to sour cream and cheese.
  • Pair with an ice-cold Modelo Oro, a light cerveza with just 90 calories, three grams of carbs, and zero fat.
Voila — a meal that feels as good as it tastes. Shop Modelo Oro.
News Notes
Coming Soon
  • A team of restaurateurs — with a resumé including Nickel City, Dirdie Birdie, and Whisler’s — will open a new pub in East Austin next month. Murray’s will occupy the former Gourmands Neighborhood Pub space at 2316 Webberville Rd, and offer a short, classic menu + tavern food. (Eater Austin)
  • Austin City Council will buy the former Downtown Salvation Army shelter for $15 million. The 130-bed shelter closed this year, but then reopened in the spring with a 12-month lease to allow the city to negotiate the property’s purchase. (Austin Monitor)
Now Open
  • We must be fortune tellers. Just one week after we included it as a red herring in our October News Quiz, Kim Kardashian’s shapewear brand, Skims, quietly opened a storefront in north Austin. Check out the Skims Work Shop at the Domain Northside, 11700 Domain Blvd. (CultureMap Austin)
  • $17.6 million. That’s how much Travis County and Austin will now spend to develop alternatives to ambulances, thanks to a Travis County Commissioners Court decision to increase funding. The county has been working to respond to high 911 call volumes amid EMS staff shortages. (Austin Monitor)
Real Estate
  • A house from season three of “Fixer Upper,” an HGTV show led by Waco residents Chip and Joanna Gaines, is now for sale for $950,000. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom house is at 624 S. 7th St. in Waco. (Austin American-Statesman)
  • Last month was Austin’s wettest October in five years, with a recorded 7.15 inches of rain. Central Texas is expected to see wetter-than-normal weather throughout fall due to the ongoing El Niño phenomenon. (KVUE)
Plan Ahead
  • Ballet Austin’s production of “The Nutcracker” will return for its 61st year from Saturday, Dec. 2 to Saturday, Dec. 23 at the Long Center. Expect to see 150 dancers on stage alongside a live performance from the Austin Symphony Orchestra. Tickets start at $15.
🍛 Initiating comfort food season
A bowl of green curry on a plate, with a mound of white rice next to it.
We can’t wait to try the reader-recommended curry at Green Mango. | Photo by @maxhoberman
We asked, you answered.

City Editor London here. Big thanks to everyone who sent me their favorite spots for curry in south Austin and elsewhere, because it’s all I’ve wanted to eat since the weather cooled down.

I couldn’t keep these great recommendations to myself, so here are eight spots where our lovely ATXtoday readers suggest grabbing your next bowl:
Do you know of another great curry spot? Let us know.
The Buy
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I went Downtown last night to check out “Creek Show,” the annual free luminescent art walk from Waterloo Greenway. It happened to be the event’s Tito’s-sponsored dog-friendly night, so my pup Baxter got to tag along.

The event runs until this Saturday, Nov. 18 and there are other fun, themed nights in the works — check out the schedule.

Pro tip: This year you can’t reserve a ticket in advance, so we recommend arriving early to avoid the lines.
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