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11th Annual Austin Ice Cream Festival Aug 12th

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The 11th annual Austin Ice Cream Festival has been announced for Saturday, Aug. 12 at the beautiful Fiesta Gardens along Lady Bird Lake.

The family-friendly festival will entail a day of fun in the sun with ice cream and frozen treats from local favorites and national brands. The event will start at 11 a.m. and end at 10 p.m. and feature various activities throughout the day for all ages, such as frozen treat sampling, savory local food trucks, adult beverages, numerous contests and activities including an ice cream eating and frozen treat making competitions, lawn games, a dunk tank, rock wall, DIY water gun station, an after dark movie in the park, and so much more.  Continue reading

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Austin’s Hot Luck Festival Announces Additional Programming, Music Line Up

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Hot Luck Festival announced today the additional programming, including new chefs, music, brunch series and more, for the first-year food and music get-together happening May 18-21 in Austin, Texas.

Hot Luck has confirmed several music acts including the Black Lips kicking off on Thursday, May 18, and performances throughout the fest by Black Joe LewisRobert EllisRayland Baxter and Shonen Knife. Shows will take place at beloved music venues in Austin, including Barracuda, Mohawk, White Horse and more. Additionally, Hot Luck presents Thurston Moore on Wednesday, May 17, at Mohawk. Individual tickets for music events range from $12 to $23.  Continue reading

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Austin Restaurant Fixe Opening Fort Worth Location

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Austin’s Fixe Co-Owners Keith House and James Robert announce today their plans to open a second location of their acclaimed restaurant in Fort Worth, Texas. The 200-seat restaurant will be located at new luxury and shopping destination, The Shops at Clear Fork and is slated to open in the Fall of 2017.  Serving ‘Sunday Supper’ seven nights a week, the restaurant will also be open for a happy hour, as well as lunch daily.   Continue reading

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Austin’s Hot Luck Festival May 18-21

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Hot Luck Festival announced today the chef lineup and ticketing for the live food and music event happening May 18-21 in Austin’s most beloved venues. The three-day festival is the brainchild of James Beard Award-winner Aaron Franklin, Guerilla Suit principal and Mohawk owner James Moody, and Mike Thelin, cofounder of Feast Portland. Together they have curated a Texas-sized get-together featuring world-class culinary talent and a true Austin live music experience. Tickets for the first-year festival will go on sale on Tuesday, March 7 at 10 a.m. CST.   Continue reading

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JMBLYA in Dallas May 5, Austin May 6

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ScoreMore Shows is excited to announce the 2017 headlining artist and expanded lineup for the fifth annual JMBLYA, which is set to return to Texas this May. JMBLYA kicks off in Dallas on Friday, May 5, while the Austin leg of the tour will take place Saturday, May 6. GA and VIP tickets for each event are on sale nowContinue reading

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Texas Monthly BBQ Fest 2016

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TMBBQ Fest 2016, Texas Monthly’s annual festival for barbecue lovers, returns to Austin for its seventh year on Sunday, October 30, 2016, from 1 to 4 p.m., with VIP entry at noon, at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets ($80 for general admission, $165 for VIP, $10 for children 5 and under) will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 8, at tmbbq.com.

The festival, which sells out every year, will showcase smoked delicacies from 27 of the state’s most celebrated barbecue purveyors, all of whom have been honored by the magazine’s coveted list of “The 50 Best BBQ Joints in the World!” Guests are encouraged to sample from as many BBQ vendors as their stomachs will allow, plus many sweet treats.  

Shiner Beer and Legacy Whisky cocktails will be available for purchase, along with giveaways and interactive festivities by sponsors Nationwide Insurance, Texas A&M University, YETI Coolers, Central Market, and Barbecue Wife Bloody Mary Mix. The afternoon will feature live music from Santiago Jimenez Jr. and Warren Hood.

As a new addition this year, Texas Monthly debuts the TMBBQ Brisket Brunch on Saturday, October 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Juliet Ristorante (1500 Barton Springs Rd). Spotlighting TMBBQ Fest’s first-ever “Global Joint” from France, the event will feature an original BBQ brunch menu from Pitmaster Thomas Abramowicz, of the Beast of Paris, France, and Chef Jacob Weaver, of Juliet Ristorante.

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Tickets are $85 each for a meaty brunch menu with cocktails included. Tickets will be on sale with TMBBQ Fest tickets starting Thursday, September 8, at 10 a.m.

As is tradition, the magazine has invited one “Newcomer” to the festival, with Evie Mae’s, of Lubbock, receiving the nod. Newcomers who quickly rocketed to the top of their field have included Freedmen’s, in Austin; Austin’s Franklin Barbecue; Pearland’s Killen’s Barbecue; and Dallas’s Pecan Lodge. New to this year’s festival, the magazine introduces a “Global Joint” with Paris’s the Beast.

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We’re thrilled to host an honored ‘Newcomer’ from Lubbock, along with a ‘Global Joint’ all the way from Paris, France! Offering readers more of what they crave, the TMBBQ Brisket Brunch will provide a one-of-a-kind up-close experience with an international pitmaster partnered with a local chef. Held on Saturday, the event will act as a ‘morning meat up’ before the TMBBQ Fest gets started on Sunday,” said John Lunn, the president of Texas Monthly. 

Thanks to an ambitious Frenchman, Thomas Abramowicz, and a few pitmaster mentors in Texas, there’s now honest-to-Texas barbecue in Paris, France. We can’t wait to host Abramowicz when he brings a taste of the Beast to Austin,” said Daniel Vaughn, the magazine’s barbecue editor.

The 2016 TMBBQ Fest featured BBQ joints include:

Austin’s BBQ and Catering (Eagle Lake); The Beast (Paris, France); The Original Black’s Barbecue (Austin); Buzzie’s Bar-B-Q (Kerrville); Cousin’s Bar-B-Q (Fort Worth); Cranky Frank’s (Fredericksburg); Evie Mae’s (Wolfforth); Franklin Barbecue (Austin); Freedmen’s (Austin); Gatlin’s BBQ (Houston); The Granary ’Cue & Brew (San Antonio); Hays Co. Bar-B-Q and Catering (San Marcos); Hutchins BBQ (McKinney); Killen’s Barbecue (Pearland); La Barbecue (Austin); Lamberts Downtown Barbecue (Austin); Lockhart Smokehouse (Dallas); Louie Mueller Barbecue (Taylor); Miller’s Smokehouse (Belton); Opie’s Barbecue (Spicewood); Pecan Lodge (Dallas); Pody’s BBQ (Pecos); Snow’s BBQ (Lexington); Stanley’s Famous Pit Barbecue (Tyler); Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew (Austin); Two Bros. BBQ Market (San Antonio) and Tyler’s Barbecue (Amarillo).

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When in Austin…Conan’s Pizza

by Robert Bostick
Driving South on IH-35 the conversation turned to what eats to get once hitting Austin city limits, and there was no question it would be Conan’s Pizza.  We have a long history with Conan’s; my wife remembers her childhood afternoons after a softball game with her family, and my late night conversations with  friends over a pitcher of Shiner and brief employment there.  Continue reading

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