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Arden Ward

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Arden Ward is the executive editor of CultureMap Austin, where she previously served as managing editor.

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Where The Stars Shop

Robert Plant gushes about Austin grocery store — but it's not Whole Foods

By Arden Ward

An interview with music legend Robert Plant ended with a decidedly Texas twist when the former Austin resident stopped talking about his new album and started talking about Austin's ...


Horror Revival

Stephen King announces Austin stop for fall Revival tour

By Arden Ward

On Monday, Stephen King announced that in anticipation of his latest novel, Revival, he will embark on a one-week tour this fall. The tour, which kicks off in New York ...


Sandwich Expansion

Noble Sandwich Co. starts serving Lake Travis with new partnership

By Arden Ward

One of Austin's most popular sandwich companies will soon serve its signature fare at an iconic Lake Travis location. On Monday, Noble Sandwich Co. announced that it will start ...


Girl Power

Austin's female culinary stars join forces for a night of empowerment and fun

By Arden Ward

What: Eat.Drink.Empower.  Where: Max's Wine Dive Underground The lowdown: Austin's top female culinary talent joined Max's Wine Dive Executive Chef Erica Beneke for the second ...


Top Stories

Classic burger joint closes, East Austin changes and more of the week's top stories

By Arden Ward

A campus-area classic is being forced to shutter, while East Austin undergoes more changes with new developments. Here are the CultureMap stories that got you talking this week. 1. Classic ...


Restaurant Scoop

Who's behind the elusive 'Counter 3 . FIVE . VII' restaurant coming to Congress?

By Arden Ward

News of a tasting menu-only dining concept headed to downtown sent foodies into a spiral earlier this week. On Monday, Eater announced that Counter 3 . FIVE . VII will bring "front ...


Real Estate by the Numbers

Austin home sales drop for first time in years — but prices still on the rise

By Arden Ward

We're used to the same old story each month regarding the Austin real estate market: high (if not record-breaking) sales and low inventory. But the Austin Board of Realtors ...


Ridiculous Rick

Here comes the mugshot: Rick Perry booked in Travis County on Tuesday afternoon

By Arden Ward

UPDATE: Rick Perry was formally processed and photographed by the Travis County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday afternoon. --- Reports are circulating that Governor Rick Perry will be booked on Tuesday ...


Designs for a Cause

20 hot Austin designers sign on for DIFFA's Urban Picnic By Design

By Arden Ward

Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS, more commonly referred to as DIFFA, makes its grand debut in Austin this fall with Urban Picnic By Design in support of AIDS Services of ...


The Week's Top Stories

Teen Mom strips in Austin, best fried chicken joints and more popular stories

By Arden Ward

What's Austin talking about right now? A weird "celebrity" appearance (in the form of a stripping Teen Mom) and the city's best fried chicken. Read on for the ...


Opening Alert

Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile opens next week in East Austin

By Arden Ward

The booming east side is readying itself for a new rustic retreat. Highly anticipated Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile, located on East Cesar Chavez, opens its doors next week. The rustic-meets-urban ...


Ms P's New Plan

Ms P's Electric Cock plans to go brick-and-mortar with sale of $149K vintage trailer

By Arden Ward

Arguably one of the best food trailers in town, Ms P's Electric Cock has been satisfying Austin's hunger for fried chicken since 2010. Now, Ms P plans to ...


South's Best Restaurants

Southern Living selects 3 Austin hot spots as Best Restaurants in the South

By Arden Ward

You don't have to travel far for some of the South's finest fare. Recently, Southern Living revealed its picks for the 100 Best Restaurants in the South, including ...


Lonesome Dove Lands in Austin

Downtown dining shuffle: Kenichi closes, Lonesome Dove moves in

By Arden Ward

Boisterous Texas chef Tim Love is planting some new roots in the Capital City. On Tuesday, Fort Worth-based Love announced via Twitter that his high-end Lonesome Dove concept is coming ...


Top Stories of the Week

Secret menu items, brilliant sandwiches and more of the week's top stories

By Arden Ward

From a guide to Austin's secret menus to the Capital City's "cool" factor, here are the stories that got Austin talking this week.  1. A racy photo of ...


Indulge Your Inner Kid

8 Austin spots where you can act like a kid again

By Arden Ward

Sometimes you just need to take a break from being an adult. Luckily, Austin has no shortage of places that celebrate a childlike spirit. Forgo happy hour (just this once ...


Travel by the Numbers

A record-breaking summer at ABIA: Highest passenger traffic ever

By Arden Ward

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is having a record-breaking summer. A report from the City of Austin states that June 2014 was the busiest month ever at the airport, which saw passenger ...


Keep Austin Cool

Is Austin the coolest city in America? Not quite

By Arden Ward

According to Forbes, Austin isn't the coolest city in America. But we sure are close. On Wednesday, Forbes released its picks for America's Coolest Cities 2014, where the ...


Bags on a Mission

Local bag company opens new East Austin storefront with a mission

By Arden Ward

One Austin-based company is on a mission to expand its footprint with a new east side storefront. ESPEROS, a bag company that gives consumers a unique chance to give back ...


Keep Austin Local

Austin's not a top U.S. tourism destination and that's good news

By Arden Ward

A new report says that out of 50 U.S. cities, Austin is only the No. 23 tourism destination. For a town that prides itself on consistently stealing the top ...


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