The Richardson at Tarrytown Announces May 25 Grand Opening

As published by the PR Boutique.

Exclusive Rental Community is One of a Kind in Central Austin

Austin-based developer Burlington Ventures announced the grand opening of its exclusive rental residential community, The Richardson at Tarrytown, on Thursday, May 25.

“The Richardson is a sophisticated boutique-style rental community that is the only one of its kind in Central Austin,” said Burlington Ventures President Steve Beuerlein. “We are providing a much-needed living option for maturing residents of the area who want to stay in Tarrytown, but desire stairless living, an array of amenities and an escape from the burdens of home ownership.”

Exterior

Exterior

Designed by the award-winning Austin-based architectural firm Dick Clark + Associates, The Richardson is located at 3215 Exposition Boulevard in the heart of Tarrytown. It is the only rental community of its kind in the central part of the city, offering superior quality and sophisticated design in the architectural spirit of contemporary Austin. Residents will enjoy carefree, stairless living in an urbane environment, all within a short distance of Tarrytown’s coffee houses, shops, grocers and more, and within close proximity to MoPac, downtown, The University of Texas, Lions Municipal Golf Course, Lady Bird Lake, Lake Austin, Seton Medical Center and a host of other prime Austin destinations.

Birds Eye View of the Pool

Birds Eye View of the Pool

The Richardson offers nine distinct one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans ranging from 1,209 to 2,957 square feet, all set in a park-like setting with lush landscaping and native plants. The single-level, open floor plan designs feature great rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows opening onto private balconies, solar shades, hardwood flooring throughout and custom tile flooring in bathrooms. Most residences boast large custom kitchens with quartz countertops, counter-depth refrigerators, built-in gas ranges, wall ovens and microwaves, under-counter wine refrigerators, and full-size washers and dryers. Each residence is fully accessible from the parking garage via elevator.

Unit D - Calacatta

Unit D – Calacatta

Burlington Ventures planned The Richardson with an active, sophisticated, hassle-free lifestyle in mind. The central amenity deck features an outdoor kitchen with gas grill, seasonally heated pool, outdoor fireplace and dog park for pet-lovers’ use.  The club room’s accordion glass doors open onto the outdoor amenity deck, providing a relaxing setting for gathering with family and friends, with a full kitchen, large-screen television and conference room at residents’ disposal. The fitness room is appointed with state-of-the-art equipment carefully selected by a local trainer to enable challenging, full-body workouts.

Unit F

Unit F

The Richardson’s cast-in-place concrete construction, floor plates and high-density wall insulation result in virtually zero noise transfer between homes. Energy-efficient, multi-zone HVAC systems allow residents to vary temperature by zone. Low-energy LED lighting delivers superior color rendering and boosts energy savings. Additionally, common area energy needs are supplied by rooftop solar panels.

The Richardson is now accepting leases for move-in dates beginning in June. Residents will enjoy the security of controlled-access parking garage with high-speed roller doors, electric vehicle charging station, mudroom with integrated dog-wash station, and direct elevator access to all floors from the garage. A variety of storage options are available, including climate-controlled wine cellars, and secure bike storage. A “Luxer One” secured parcel locker system enables convenient access to postal deliveries 24/7.

Reservations are now being taken for rental residences at The Richardson at Tarrytown. Only 27 exclusive rental homes are available, with leasing prices ranging from $3,300 to $8,800 per month.

“Once people get a look at these beautiful rental homes and are able to envision themselves leading The Richardson lifestyle, these 27 units will go fast,” said Beuerlein. “We are excited about meeting our new residents and beginning long, positive relationships with them and the Tarrytown community.”

You’re Invited to the Peninsula at Rough Hollow Austin Parade

Legend Communities and Crescent Communities today announced The Peninsula at Rough Hollow will host the spring Spring 2017 Home Builders Association (HBA) of Greater Austin Parade of Homes™. 

The Spring 2017 HBA Parade of Homes™ will take place at The Peninsula at Rough Hollow May 12 through May 29. The annual event showcases the newest trends in construction, building design, interior décor and landscaping in one of the nation’s most vibrant real estate communities. This year will mark the third Parade of Homes tour to be held within Rough Hollow over the past 10 years and by far the most anticipated showing due to The Peninsula’s spectacular views of the Hill Country and Lake Travis. 

The tour will feature five custom-built homes by award-winning builders specifically chosen for the event—Arbogast Custom Homes, Jenkins Design + Build, Lake Travis Builders, Laurel Haven Homes and Triton Custom Homes Inc. During the tour, the homes will be open 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursdays through Sundays and Memorial Day, May 29.

Briscoe Museum Summer Film Series: Women of the West

Free Summer Film Series Features Complimentary Popcorn and Beer; Food Truck Fare

The Briscoe Western Art Museum presents its fourth annual summer film series, Women of the West. The Western film genre has long been a man’s territory where women are relegated to the sidelines or as one-dimensional characters. These four movies feature strong female protagonists—each complex, unique, and a far cry from a damsel in distress. The film series includes local food truck fare, free popcorn, and complimentary Ranger Creek beer. The Museum remains open until 9:00pm every Tuesday, giving movie goers the chance to visit the galleries before and after each film. Admission is free. The film series is sponsored by the City of San Antonio Department of Arts and Culture, the Rivard Report, and Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling.

The series kicks off with a classic film starring Joan Crawford:

Johnny Guitar (1954/NR/110 min.)
Tuesday, May 16th | 6:30pm
Strong-willed saloon-casino owner Vienna (Joan Crawford) squares off against her nemesis, the shrieking Emma Small, who wrongly blames Vienna for her brother’s death.
Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 | 6:30pm
Jack Guenther Pavilion at the Briscoe Museum, 210 W. Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

Upcoming Movies in the Summer Film Series:

Cat Ballou (1965/NR/96 min.)
Tuesday, June 20th | 6:30pm
This musical Western spoof tells the story of a tough schoolmarm (Jane Fonda) who becomes a gunslinger to avenge the death of her father with the help of two charming young misfits and a drunken over-the-hill gun-for-hire. 

Meek’s Cutoff (2011/PG/104 min.)
Tuesday, July 18th | 6:30pm
Set in 1845, this drama follows a group of settlers as they embark on a punishing journey along the Oregon Trail. When their guide leads them astray, the expedition is forced to contend with the unforgiving conditions on the high plain desert.

The Homesman (2014/R/122 min.)
Tuesday, August 15th | 6:30pm
Driven to madness by the harsh realities of pioneer life, three women living on the outskirts of the American frontier are rescued from certain death by a woman (Hilary Swank) who recruits a loathsome drifter (Tommy Lee Jones) to help her transport them to a safe haven in Iowa.

About The Briscoe Western Art Museum:
The Briscoe Western Art Museum, named in honor of the late Texas Governor, Dolph Briscoe, Jr. and his wife, Janey Slaughter Briscoe, preserves and presents the art, history, and culture of the American West through engaging exhibitions, educational programs, and public events reflective of the region’s rich traditions and shared heritage. Located along the San Antonio River Walk, its campus is inclusive of the restored historic 1930s former San Antonio Public Library building which now serves as the Museum space with nine galleries on three levels; the three-story Jack Guenther Pavilion used for event rentals and programs; and the outdoor McNutt Sculpture Garden.  For more information about The Briscoe Western Art Museum, visit our website at BriscoeMuseum.org, follow us on Twitter @BriscoeMuseum or ‘Like’ us on Facebook at Facebook.com/TheBriscoe.

Uncle Billy’s May First Friday Firkin: 11th Anniversary Saison Firkins

 

Uncle Billy’s Head Brewer, Trevor Nearburg, with the special 11th Anniversary Belgian Saison Ale.

Uncle Billy’s Head Brewer, Trevor Nearburg, with the special 11th Anniversary Belgian Saison Ale.

On Friday, May 5 at 5 p.m., Uncle Billy’s will tap two firkins made with special 11th anniversary Belgian Saison ale. Head brewer, Trevor Nearburg, created a Saison that is refreshingly light, dry brew with fruity esters and spicy phenols from the Belgian yeast. Each of the two special firkins using the Belgian Saison. The first one mimics a barrel aged Saison by aging it with charred oak and dandelion greens. The oak gives it vanilla and oaky flavors, while the dandelion greens enhance the existing grassy farmhouse flavors to give it a hint bitterness and more funky farmhouse. Our second firkin is infused with dried apricots and blackberries. The light style beer will let the fruit flavors shine through with a gorgeous amethyst color from the blackberries. We will tap both casks at 5:00 pm on Friday, May 5.

  • 6% ABV
  • 35 IBUs

When: Friday, May 5 tapping at 5 p.m.

What: $3 Firkin Pints

Where: Uncle Billy’s Brewery + Smokehouse, 1530 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX  78704

Ballet Austin Guild Presents “An Afternoon In Wonderland” Tea

Ballet Austin Guild presents its 33rd Spring Fundraiser

A Sunday afternoon tea in anticipation of the Ballet Austin Season Finale, Alice (in wonderland).

Sunday, April 30, 2017, from 1-3 p.m.

Hotel Ella, 1900 Rio Grande Street, Austin, Texas

Support for Ballet Austin’s Youth Scholarship Program

Tickets: $65 adults, $35 children, available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ballet-austin-guild-presents-an-afternoon-in- wonderland-tickets-31161146829

 Event Information:

Please join Ballet Austin Guild as we present “An Afternoon in Wonderland,” our first Sunday tea. Enjoy finger sandwiches, sweet pastries and scones while sipping on tea and champagne, of course! As a prelude to Ballet Austin’s performance of Alice (in wonderland), we will be celebrating with fun decor, costumes and festivities for guests of all ages. Amazing raffle baskets will be available, and all proceeds go to Ballet Austin’s Academy Youth Scholarship Fund. Your ticket purchase makes classical ballet training available to any child with a passion and desire to learn, regardless of their family’s economic situation. Help us reach our goal in raising $40,000 for the Youth Scholarship Program!

About Ballet Austin Guild:

Celebrating our 33rd year hosting our Spring Fundraiser, Ballet Austin Guild continues its mission in supporting and promoting Ballet Austin in its commitment to excellence in dance through fundraising, community, and education. We are a group of dedicated volunteers who have supported and furthered the mission of Ballet Austin for over 40 years. The Guild consists of energetic volunteers who want to learn more about ballet and contribute to one of Austin’s finest cultural institutions. The Guild is open to anyone with an interest in promoting Ballet Austin. For more membership information, please visit our
website, https://balletaustinguild.org.

Easy Tuna Casserole

Feed your family something simple and delicious like this Easy Tuna Casserole, loaded with vegetables, pasta and tuna for a filling meal that everyone can enjoy. In just a few easy steps, you’ll be able to please the entire family without spending hours in the kitchen – perfect for those busy weeknights when time isn’t on your side. Find more family recipes at culinary.net.

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Culinary.net

The Salt Lick Announces Pizza Nights At The Salt Lick Cellars / April Reservations Available Now

The Salt Lick will soon offer patrons a unique dining opportunity with the return of Pizza Nights at The Salt Lick Cellars, the beloved Driftwood restaurant’s tasting room and outdoor seating area. Pizza Nights will take place once a week throughout the month of April.

Pizza Nights at The Salt Lick Cellars will feature a specially curated menu of artisanal Italian pizza offerings that highlight both traditional pizzas as well as several more unique options. Several pizzas were in fact inspired by and created from The Salt Lick’s typical menu offerings, such as the Smoked BBQ Pizza, which is topped off with The Salt Lick’s mouth-watering burnt ends, pulled pork, and sausage.

Those inclined toward meat-free fare need not be excluded from this unique opportunity as the menu also features several vegetarian-friendly options. Veggie-focused pizza offerings include The Mushroom, which is topped with garlic and EVOO, mushrooms, Fontina, Gruyère, and fresh arugula. Additionally, attendees will be able to purchase from a wide selection of delectable wines from The Salt Lick Cellars, including many that are from the surrounding Texas Hill Country region.

Those interested in attending Pizza Nights at The Salt Lick Cellars are encouraged to act quickly, as seats for each tasting event are limited. All reservations must be made by calling Salt Lick Cellars directly at (512) 829-4013.

Thursday, April 13

Wednesday, April 19

Thursday, April 27

Salt Lick Cellars

18300 Farm to Market Rd 1826

Driftwood, TX 78619 

PIZZA NIGHT AT THE SALT LICK CELLARS - MENU: 

PIZZAS:

THE ORIGINAL
Zesty red sauce, garlic, mozzarella, Parmesan – $9

MARGHERITA
Zesty red sauce, house mozzarella, basil – $9

FOUR CHEESE
Driftwood garlic sauce, pork fennel sausage, caramelized onion, ricotta cheese, mozzarella, Pecorino Romano, Parmesan – $12

MUSHROOM
Garlic & EVOO, mushrooms, Fontina, Gruyère, fresh arugula – $11
Add a sunny-side up egg for $2

BUTTERNUT SQUASH
Bacon, mozzarella, sage leaf, walnut, seasonal crème fraiche – $13

SMOKED BBQ
Zesty red sauce, mozzarella, Salt Lick burnt ends, pulled pork, Salt Lick sausage, roasted red peppers, red onions, garlic – $11

APPETIZERS:

BRISKET STUFFED MUSHROOMS
$8

MEATBALLS
With polenta, pesto, mascarpone, zesty red sauce, basil – $9

CHEESE BOARD
With fruit and nuts – $14

4 Simple Steps to a Lawn Mower Tune-up

You rely on your lawnmower to run all season long, and a little bit of time spent tuning your mower engine in spring can help keep it running at its peak performance.

A simple tune-up on a walk-behind mower can be done in 20 minutes or less and, if you do it yourself, is a cost-effective option. The key is having the right supplies on-hand. You may need a new air filter, spark plug, engine oil and fuel treatment. One simple way to take care of this task is with Briggs & Stratton’s all-in-one tune-up kit that has everything you need included.

You’ll also want to keep your operator’s manual handy. If you don’t know where yours is, many engine manufacturers make it easy to find the right one from the comfort of your own garage by visiting their websites.

There are four simple steps to keep your walk-behind mower humming:

  1. Change the oil. The easiest, most mess-free way to get rid of old oil is with an oil removal kit so that you won’t have to tip your mower over to drain the oil. As an added bonus, most local power equipment dealers make recycling your old oil easy. Simply drop it off in a closed container and they’ll take care of the rest.
  2. Replace the spark plug. Replacing the spark plug takes only minutes and helps ensure easy starts and smooth operation. Start by disconnecting the spark plug lead then clean the area around it. Remove the old spark plug with a socket wrench and install the new one, being careful to not over-tighten. Then simply re-attach the spark plug lead, checking the manual to make sure that the spark plug is gapped correctly.
  3. Clean or replace the air filter. Some types of air filters need cleaning, while others need replacing. Determine which type your mower uses and make sure to take care of it. A clean air filter helps keep dirt and debris out of your engine.
  4. Treat your fuel. Gas can go stale in as little as 30 days, which can clog and damage engine parts. Add a fuel treatment and stabilizer to keep gas fresh and protect your engine. Always use fresh fuel treated with a fuel stabilizer when filling your equipment’s fuel tank.

Find more tips for lawn mower maintenance, including common questions and solutions, at briggsandstratton.com, plus take a quiz to test your maintenance IQ at quiz.youpowered.com. (Family Features)

Breast Cancer Resource Center Presents Sixth Annual Art Bra Austin on June 3

Early-bird tickets on sale now. General admission ticket price increases May 1

The Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) proudly announces its sixth annual fundraising gala, Art Bra® Austin, on Saturday, June 3, at the Austin Convention Center. This year’s event will showcase 61 pieces of wearable art to be modeled and auctioned, with all proceeds benefitting BCRC. Early-bird tickets for the event, which sells out every year, are on sale now at artbraaustin.org.

A truly inspiring celebration of the women who shine in the face of a life-altering disease, Art Bra® Austin brings together a community of artists, jewelers and craftspeople each year to design and construct original, beautiful art bras to be modeled by BCRC clients, all of whom are women diagnosed with breast cancer. Since its inception in 2012, Art Bra® Austin has raised more than one million dollars for the Breast Cancer Resource Center, helping BCRC achieve its mission to support and improve the lives of those touched by breast cancer by providing services and programs free of charge to its clients, regardless of circumstances.

“Art Bra® is undoubtedly one of Austin’s most theatrical events, and this year we’re excited to showcase our most impressive collection of art bras to date,” said Ray Anne Evans, BCRC’s Executive Director and former client. “This marks six incredible years for Art Bra® Austin, and every time we are amazed not only by the courage and strength of our fearless models, but the community’s unwavering support. Our dedicated sponsors and amazing artists who donate their time and talent are essential in making this event a transformative experience for our clients.”

Art Bra® Austin will take place on June 3, at the Austin Convention Center, 500 E Cesar Chavez St., Austin, Texas. Doors open at 6:00p.m. for cocktails, food service, and silent auction. The runway show and live auction begin at 8:00 p.m. From now until April 30, early-bird tickets for runway and floor reserved seating are on sale for $250 and early-bird general admission for $150. General admission ticket price increases to $200 on May 1. Tickets are available at http://artbraaustin.org/get-tickets.

Art Bra® Austin is currently seeking event sponsors and will also begin volunteer sign-ups on Monday, April 17. For more information about volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.artbraaustin.org.

About Art Bra Austin

Art Bra® Austin, now in its sixth year, is BCRC’s signature fundraiser. Every year, Austin’s talented community of artists, designers, and jewelers submit their original works of wearable art to be showcased by a dynamic group of Art Bra Austin models, creating an enchanting evening where everyone involved from the artists to the models and stylists donates their time and services. Approximately 60 to 70 pieces are selected from over 100 submissions to be offered for auction the night of the event. Top submissions are auctioned live during the runway show with winning bids as high as $8,500. For more information about this event and how to get involved, please visit www.artbraaustin.org.

About Breast  Cancer Resource Center

Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) is a nonprofit organization providing guidance, education, and assistance to thousands of local women whose lives have been disrupted by breast cancer. Staffed by breast cancer survivors, BCRC helps each woman find her footing and determine the solutions that are right for her.

BCRC was founded in 1995 as a volunteer-staffed helpline and a single support group. Today, in addition to being survivors, BCRC staff are trained support professionals and experts in where to go, what to do next, and how to keep a woman moving forward through diagnosis, treatment, and beyond. They serve more than 2,200 women annually, offering personalized guidance, robust educational opportunities, and several financial and personal assistance programs. All of it – free of charge – to the client. For more detailed information about BCRC services and programs, please visit www.bcrc.org.

The Driskill Welcomes New Executive Chef Christian Apetz

Eecutive Chef Christian Apetz

Eecutive Chef Christian Apetz

The Driskill is proud to announce Christian Apetz as the new Executive Chef of the venerable hotel. Chef Apetz comes to The Driskill from the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa, and takes the helm of the culinary team from Chef Troy Knapp, who recently moved to the Park Hyatt Washington D.C.

Chef Apetz has more than 22 years’ experience within the hospitality industry and has worked and traveled throughout the United States, giving him enviable first-hand experiences cooking regional American cuisine. His travels indulged his love of history and discovering new cultures, however his passion remains with Southern foods, flavors and traditions. At The Driskill, Chef Apetz combines his love of history and discovery to develop menus using products that are native to the Central Texas region and are farmed, raised, and harvested nearby

“The Driskill is an iconic hotel with an incredible history, and I’m thrilled to join the team and help continue telling its stories,” said Executive Chef Christian Apetz. “Growing up I developed a healthy respect for traditions and learning from those who know the local ingredients and products best. I’m looking forward to getting to know the community so I can further The Driskill’s commitment to authenticity and creating distinctive culinary experiences.”

Chef Apetz is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the dining operations for the hotel’s two restaurants, The Driskill Grill and 1886 Café & Bakery; menu service for The Driskill Bar; catering and events operations; and in-room dining.

About The Driskill

Built in 1886 as the showplace of a cattle baron, The Driskill is a legendary destination in the heart of Texas. Located on Sixth Street, the iconic hotel is steps away from the State Capitol and Austin’s downtown music and entertainment district. With 189 newly revitalized guest rooms and signature suites, The Driskill offers a variety of elegant accommodation types featuring classic styling, custom furniture, and modern comforts and luxuries. The Driskill offers an authentically Austin and distinctively Driskill culinary experience for guests and visitors at 1886 Café & Bakery, The Driskill Grill and The Driskill Bar. More than 131 years after opening, The Driskill remains a beloved icon in Austin and one of the most well-known hotels in Texas. www.driskillhotel.com.

As originally published by Arrow.