Hot Headlines

East Austin's newest bar makes a splash among this week's top stories

East Austin's newest bar makes a splash among this week's top stories

Kitty Cohen's Austin bar cocktails drinks Key Party punch outdoor patio pool
Kitty Cohen's is slated to open in July. Photo by Nicole Raney
1122 Gunter St 78702 East Austin house front 2015
Austin's housing market is the most overvalued in the country. Photo courtesy of The Roman Lopez Real Estate Team
Lynzy Moran
Chef Lynzy Moran chats with CultureMap about her new projects. Photo courtesy of Lynzy Moran
Kalahari Resorts and Conventions water park
Kalahari Resorts and Conventions will make a splash in Round Rock. Photo courtesy of Kalahari Resorts and Conventions
McKinney Falls State Park water swimming
McKinney Falls State Park has one of the best swimming holes in the nation. McKinney Falls State Park/Facebook
Kitty Cohen's Austin bar cocktails drinks Key Party punch outdoor patio pool
1122 Gunter St 78702 East Austin house front 2015
Lynzy Moran
Kalahari Resorts and Conventions water park
McKinney Falls State Park water swimming

Editor's note: A funky new bar and housing woes lead this round of top stories. Read on for more of the week's most popular headlines.

1. An exclusive first look at East Austin's funky new bar and patio. When you're looking for beachy vibes this summer, where will you go? East Austin, of course. Kitty Cohen's, opening on Webberville Road in July, wants to be your new destination for refreshing cocktails, funky 1970s vibes, and a gorgeous patio.

3. Local chef reveals what's next after dream restaurant suddenly closes. Ophelia suspends operations effective immediately. That was the gloomy message sent out June 1 by Dunlap ATX announcing the closure of the East Austin restaurant after only three months. But Lynzy "Pub" Moran, chef and partner of the concept, is anything but negative about Ophelia, a bittersweet ending to a short-lived dream.