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Travel tips: Your guide to bona-fide cool breezes and a chill SoCal escape

By Nicole Carbon

Springtime in Austin has arrived and swept in like a cool breeze, well kind of. We all know April temperatures in Austin aren’t always filled with perfect temps, so ...


nurture nature

Doing good can feel good too: Hiatus Spa + Retreat honors Earth Day all month long

By Nicole Carbon

Hiatus Spa + Retreat is my new favorite hiding place from the hustle and bustle of downtown living. It’s an urban oasis where the mission is to provide affordable, yet ...


2012 culturemap tastemaker awards

Catching up with Tastemaker Award nominee (and Tipsy Texan), mixologist David Alan

By Nicole Carbon

To say David Alan, of the Tipsy Texan, is a busy man is an understatement. He has been the genius behind the bar menus of places like Annies Café and ...


Meet the Tastemaker

Behind the Bar with East Side Show Room's Chauncy James

By Nicole Carbon

If you are a craft cocktail aficionado, you have most likely been in the presence of executive barkeep, Chauncy James at East Side Show Room, a nominee for the 2012 ...


benefit event

On sale now: The 27th Annual Wine & Food Foundation's Rare & Fine Wine Auction to benefit industry professionals and kids

By Nicole Carbon

Mark your calendars, tickets are on sale for the 27th installment of the Rare & Fine Wine Auction presented by The Wine & Food Foundation at the Four Seasons Hotel Austin. And ...


A Weekend in New York

How to catch some Zzz's in the City That Never Sleeps

By Nicole Carbon

It’s not very often one books a visit to the City That Never Sleeps to actually get some rest. When a trip to New York is as long over ...


drink up

The Inaugural San Antonio Cocktail Conference: A toast to the future of Texas' spirits

By Nicole Carbon

The buzz about the inaugural San Antonio Cocktail Conference started weeks before the actual event. While seated at the bar at Peché on a recent weekend night, the gentlemen to ...


Setting New Standards

Austin staple Shoreline Grill keeps things fresh with a newly-added happy hour

By Nicole Carbon

Austin is growing up fast. Everywhere you look it’s new, new, new: new bars and restaurants seem to keep popping up on every corner, the skyline is filling up ...


fabulous drinks

Jeffrey's: Anup Mistri takes the reins as Jeffrey's bar manager and mixologist

By Nicole Carbon

Jeffrey’s Restaurant and Bar has been an Austin fine-dining staple for nearly 35 years. It has gone through its share of changes both in the front and back of ...


fabulous drinks

International Cabernet Day: Celebrate with social media, Cabernet and cheese pairings with the help of Whole Foods

By Nicole Carbon

Today, September 1st, marks the second annual International Cabernet Day. Cabernet Day is a social media holiday where people from around the globe drink Cabernet and talk or tweet about ...


fabulous drinks

Sully's Side Bar: A new taco and tequila bar by Sullivan's Steakhouse

By Nicole Carbon

So, how does Austin’s first downtown restaurant keep things fresh after fifteen years? By keeping what's working and reinventing a small part of itself.  Example: Sully’s Side ...


Fabulous drinks

Four Seasons' new Lobby Lounge happy hour: The best just got better

By Nicole Carbon

When you think "Four Seasons" you don’t exactly think "bargain," but then again you do get what you pay for, and their legendary service and world-class product are well ...


Fabulous drinks

Sagra Italian Trattoria: Mason Popp brings us the herbs in farm-to-tumbler cocktail creations

By Nicole Carbon

The farm to table movement has been sweeping restaurant tabletops across the country for some time now. It is a culinary movement that literally means the food that is served ...


fabulous drinks

The Butterfly Bar: Spread your drinking wings

By Nicole Carbon

You may already know the lovely, fabulous and original Austinite Emily Fleming-Nash from her days spent at the fun and vibrant coffee shop, Emerald City Press, which has sadly since ...


Hugos Restaurant y Tequila Bar: Tex-Mex it's not

By Nicole Carbon

I'll admit it when I saw the sign for Hugos Restaurant y Tequila Bar at the bottom of the Cole Apartments on South Lamar I was a bit leary ...


Fabulous drinks

Contigo Austin's Houston Eaves: Expertly crafting Contigo cocktails

By Nicole Carbon

Within its first month of opening, I quickly declared Contigo my new favorite place and visited multiple times with multiple people in tow. The word spread like wildfire about Austin ...


fabulous drinks

Bar Lamar: A little wine with your groceries

By Nicole Carbon

Sometimes you want to go out to grab a drink, but don’t necessarily want to belly up to a bar solo because of the awkwardness of sitting at a ...


Fabulous drinks

Dive Bar: Making downtown drinking comfortable again

By Nicole Carbon

While I appreciate upscale cocktail lounges and restaurant bars, what downtown has lacked is a true neighborhood bar. Yes, I’m talking about that place where you walk in and ...


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