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Alcomar Mariscos y Mas Austin restaurant seafood oysters 2015
Fresh seafood, farm-to-table and authentic Italian restaurants shine through at Austin's newest happy hours. Alcomar/Facebook
Violet Crown Trail first segment Texas Conservation Corps
The first six-mile leg of the Violet Crown Trail opened August 14. Texas Conservation Corps/Flickr
Yard Bar Austin restaurant outside eat Burnet Road
Yard Bar is now open to pups and people, offering a full bar plus 20,000 square feet dedicated to an off-leash dog park.   Yard Bar/Facebook
Mod Pizza
MOD Pizza expands to a fourth Austin location with customizable, "Made on Demand" 11-inch pizzas. Mod Pizza
Lone Star Court Hotel Domain Austin
Austin's many culinary staycations are perfect for delicious last-minute getaways. Lone Star Court/Facebook