Kick off your espresso explorations with a stop at this shop in a remodeled 1952 Spartan trailer. Scoop a cup of locally roasted coffee from the walk-up window + pair it with Pueblo Viejo tacos, Sour Duck Market pastries, or Pawket Treats for your dog.
This pink coffee shop from the same businesswoman behind Taquero Mucho and Gabriela’s is more than just an Instagrammable background. It’s also a go-to spot for unique drinks such as Matcha Fruity pebbles, Honey Lavender Latte, and El Último Latte del Mundo.
Grassy Thursdays | Thurs., July 28 | 7-10 p.m. | St. Elmo Brewing Co. | Free | This week’s live bluegrass concert will also feature a voter registration table and a special treat for ATXtoday readers — keep reading this newsletter for details. 🍻
A Kate Bush Bash | Sat., July 30 | 8:30 p.m. | 3TEN at ACL live | $20+ | Celebrate the music of Kate Bush at this event, with 100% of ticket sales will benefit Front Steps, a non-profit that helps people transition from homelessness into housing.
Sunday Brunch with Touch of Trey | Sun., July 31 | 1-4 p.m. | The Far Out Lounge & Stage | $15 suggested donation | Spend your Sunday afternoon with this musical act that pays tribute to rock bands Grateful Dead and Phish.
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Hampton Farms has been in biz for 75+ years, so you know they’ve got the snacking thing down. | Photo provided by Hampton Farms
We’re four days into ATXtoday’s first Drink Up Week — and we’re loving every second. Here’s something else to add to your plate: Hampton Farms gourmet peanuts — because the only thing better than a drink is a drink + a snack.
Williamson County elected officials may receive a 5% pay raise, effective on the adoption of the 2022-2023 budget on Aug. 30. The change impacts commissioners, the county attorney, constables, and the county clerk, but not the district attorney or district judges. (Austin American-Statesman)
The City of Austin is considering an accreditation program for nightlife businesses on Sixth Street to improve safety in the area. The program could help businesses obtain grants for lighting, security cameras, and ID scanners. (Austin Monitor)
Radio Coffee and Beer regulars, we’ve got good news for you — the owners of the popular South Austin spot have a second location in the works at 3504 Montopolis Dr. The opening is still several months out, but is planned to have space for live music + food trailers. ☕️ (Austin Business Journal)
Austin-based StoryBuilthas plans to build116 new homes in South Austin. Construction on the 15-acre development at 8420 Longview Rd. is set to begin next summer. 🏗 (Austin Business Journal)
Drink Up Week
Don’t forget to stop by St. Elmo Brewing today for the brewery’s bluegrass night(details above). The brewery will have a voter registration table set up, and as an added bonus for ATXtoday readers you can say “ATXtoday Drink Up Week” for a free Carl. 🍺
Sit back, sip cocktails, and enjoy the view.The Oasis is perched on a cliff 450 ft above Lake Travis and provides the perfect backdrop for panoramic-style eats + drinks. We recommend the OASIS Cooler. 🍹 *
Due to Central Texas’ ongoing drought, Lake Travis is about 54% full compared to a summertime average of 85%full. While that level is “abnormally low,” it’s not the lowest the lake has been in the last decade – here’s how current levels compare to recent droughts. (FOX 7 Austin)
Austin FC Academy defender Anthony Gonzalezwill play in the 2022 MLS NEXT All-Star Game in Minnesota on Wed., Aug. 10. This month, Gonzalez has already been called to participate in national training camps + put up two goals against New York City FC in the MLS NEXT Cup Playoffs. ⚽️
The Delta Aquariids, one of the biggest meteor showers of the year, will peak this weekend with about 20 meteors falling per hour. Here’s how to get the best views for the celestial show. ☄️ (KXAN)
This Friday, Selena fans will get a new song from the late Texan icon for the first time in almost three decades. The Quintanilla family will release “Como Te Quiero Yo A Ti” ahead of a new, 13-track album produced by Selena’s brother, A.B. Quintanilla III. 🎶 (CBS Austin)
Did you know Austin’s oldest water storage reservoir was built in 1913? The 110-year-old North Austin Reservoir was recently replaced with a modern reservoir that holds 8 million gallons of drinking water. A new electrical building + pump station are still under construction. 🚰
When beginning the journey of buying a home, getting pre-approved should be the least of anyone’s worries. Opendoor recently announced a financing app that enables consumers to get a mortgage pre-approval in less than two minutes. It’s currently available to CA customers, with availability in additional states coming soon. 🏡 *
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Editor’s pick:I’m headed out of office today for a much-anticipated trip to Ireland + Scotland. 🍀
But before I go — and in the spirit of Drink Up Week — I’d love to know where your favorite places are to grab a Guinness in Austin. I’ll be taking notes for when I return and inevitably experience the post-trip blues.
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