Historic Austin Staple Scholz Garten Revamps Space and Launches New Menu

New Operating Partner Daniel Northcutt Takes the Reigns of America’s Oldest Operating Biergarten Established in 1866

Scholz Garten, America’s oldest operating Biergarten establishment and one of Austin’s most iconic restaurants, has gained a new operations team helmed by Texas native Daniel Northcutt who has revamped the spacious restaurant and launched a brand new menu.

Northcutt started down the hospitality path when he was 13-years-old, and he has since become well-versed in all positions and aspects of the industry, including serving as food and beverage director for national music and food festivals like The Railroad Revival Tour with Mumford & Sons and The Whiskey and Eggs Tour for Knob Creek Whiskey. Northcutt is thrilled to continue Scholz’s legacy with his own take that reflects Austin’s unique culture and his passion for food and music. He is joined at Scholz Garten by industry veterans and specialists  General Manager Kristina Recla, Event Director Rene Stokes, and Chefs Raphael Ramirez and Mike Church.

“As an operating team, we are charged with maintaining and growing one of the absolute oldest brands in Texas via daily business, community events, and the historical education of the attendees thereof. This is not about us. This is about Scholz Garten, an iconic Texas story that we are blessed to be a small part of,” says Northcutt.

The newly launched all-day menu features a modern-day twist on traditional German dishes, with appetizers such as the Giant Bavarian Pretzel served with bier cheese and Dusseldorf mustard (serves 2 – 4 people, seriously); German Wurst Board, featuring a trio of German wurst paired with sauerkraut, Austin Eastciders-braised red cabbage, Dusseldorf mustard, Creole mustard, Dijon mustard, and Bavarian pretzel rolls; crunchy fried Sauerkraut and Mashed Potato Balls served with sour cream and mustard sauce; and the Kartoffelpuffer, potato pancakes with choice of applesauce or jäger mushroom gravy. Other favorites include the Schweinewurst, custom-smoked pork, bacon, and jalapeño wurst on a buttered & toasted bun, smothered in Haus mac n’ cheese and Biergarten BBQ sauce; along with traditional and specialty German schnitzels and Königsberger Kochklopse, featuring veal meatballs in creamy caper sauce over Haus-made spätzle.

Now with a full bar, Scholz offers imported German beers, local draft beers, and specialty cocktails, such as the Red-Headed Stranger, made with bacon-infused Tito’s, Haus Bloody Mary mix & signature seasoned salt, bacon, cheddar cheese, jalapeño stuffed olive, and a pepperoncini garnish, in addition to German liqueurs and many of your favorite whiskeys, mezcals, and other spirits.

In addition to the new menu, Scholz now offers a complete on-site and off-site event and catering program led by Rene Stokes. The program features the Austin institution’s nod to the German influence on Central Texas BBQ via post-oak-smoked brisket, sausage, and turkey proteins accompanied by all the classic sides. Being a melting pot of culinary influences, Scholz also offers traditional German fare options and Tex-Mex menus.

Since 1866, Scholz Garten has grown with the Austin community, making it the oldest restaurant, bar, and live music venue in the state of Texas. From hosting a celebration of the University of Texas football team’s first undefeated season in 1893 to being honored by the 1966 Texas legislature with House Resolution #68 recognizing Scholz Garten as “a gathering place for Texas of discernment, taste, culture, erudition, epitomizing the finest tradition of magnificent German heritage in our State.” Throughout the years, Scholz has become a place for UT fans, local musicians, music lovers, and families to feast and rejoice.

Scholz Garten is located at 1607 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX 78701 and it is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sunday 12 – 8 p.m. Please note that times may change due to events at the Biergarten. For more information, visit www.scholzgarten.com or follow Scholz on Facebook and Instagram. For event booking inquiries, email events@scholzgarten.com.

Garden Party Tickets on Sale Now! 

Join the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden + Museum for the 21st annual event on Thursday, April 25, 2019.

The UMLAUF will host its beloved Garden Party with a brand new twist. Amidst the fine wine and decadent bites that we know and love, the UMLAUF has invited performers from all over our city to orchestrate performances throughout the Garden.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

6-7 PM    VIP Hour

with special performance by Mela Sarajane Dailey and friends

7-9:30 PM    General Admission 

Tickets

Members receive additional 15% off tickets with discount code. Check your email for access to the discount code!

General Admission    $175

Includes bites from local restaurants and fine wine from 7-9:30pm, 

and performances from local performing arts groups throughout the evening.

VIP   $275

Includes all general admission benefits plus valet parking,

early access to the event at 6pm for a VIP-only hour,
exclusive performance from Mela Sarajane Dailey and friends during VIP hour,
and access to the VIP lounge with cocktail bar and bites from Hudson’s Hill Country throughout the evening.

2019 Texas Medal of Arts Star-studded Awards Ceremony: February 27th

InFluentials, we want to bring your attention to the upcoming Texas Medal of Arts Awards Ceremony being held on Wednesday, February 27th at the Long Center for Performing Arts from 7:00 p.m to 8:30 p.m, followed by a Gala Dinner at 8:30 p.m.   

Jennifer Holliday

Jennifer Holliday

The star-studded Texas Medal of Arts Awards ceremony will honor eleven Texans who have inspired aspiring artists across the state and throughout the country. The 2019 Texas Medal of Arts Honorees include internationally recognized choral ensemble Conspirare, architects Elaine Molinar and Craig Dykers, visual artist Trenton Doyle Hancock, novelist, journalist, and screenwriter Stephen Harrigan, singer and Broadway actress Jennifer Holliday, fashion designer Brandon Maxwell, Academy Award winning actor Matthew McConaughey, photographer Mark Seliger, singer, songwriter and guitarist Boz Scaggs, and the Vidal M. Treviño School of Communications and Fine Arts.

Brandon Maxwell.  Photography courtesy of Sebastian Faena.

Brandon Maxwell. Photography courtesy of Sebastian Faena.

Events will begin with a red carpet reception at 5:30pm featuring welcome performances by local Austin musicians Sienna String Trio, Lou Ann Barton and Rio Novo followed by the awards show at 7pm. Throughout the show, guests will learn more about the Texas Medal of Arts mission and impact while each honoree is recognized in person in between legendary performances by 2019 honorees Grammy Award-winning Boz Scaggs, Tony Award-winning Jennifer Holliday, Grammy Award-winning Ray Benson and Van Cliburn International Piano Competition medalist Kenny Broberg as well as Ava Noble, 2018 Texas Young Master, and the Long Center Select Ensemble comprised of Austin’s high school musical theatre stars of tomorrow.

Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey

Tickets to the Awards Ceremony ($103) and Gala Dinner ($1,545) are 100% tax deductible and available to purchase here: https://texasmedalofarts.org/attendance/

The Tipsy Alchemist to Mix it Up on Rainey Street This Summer

SBBC Hospitium Partnering with David Nguyen to Open Popular Concept with an Austin Spin at 70 Rainey 

SBBC Hospitium and Austin-based Operating Partner David Nguyen are excited to announce plans to open a new location of The Tipsy Alchemist on Rainey Street this summer. Located on the second level of 70 Rainey, the elevated cocktail bar will offer Austinites the same popular cocktail menu from the Dallas location in addition to a more casual patio setting with an outdoor stage for local music acts and an extended menu complete with local craft beer and a selection of shareable cocktails.

 “When we decided to open The Tipsy Alchemist in Dallas, our mindset was to break the rules, have our own style, and elevate people’s nightlife experience,” says Dallas Managing Partner Stephen Underhill Jr. “After two years of support and thinking outside the box, we are finally ready to grow, and I can’t think of a better city to open our second location of The Tipsy Alchemist than Austin.” 

The Bramble

The Bramble

With unmatched attention to detail, The Tipsy Alchemist creates cocktails with a touch of science, art, and technique. The cocktail menu features a diverse list of libations, including The Edison, made with rum that is blended with nitrogen-frozen mint and lime and then served in a light bulb on ice, and The Mad Hatter, which is created with vodka, vermouth, lemon, cucumber, and watermelon and then placed into a pneumatic tube transport system—similar to the tubes you deposit checks through at the bank—which encircles the bar so the cocktail is mixed via transport and then served at the other end of the bar.

The Edison

The Edison

Designed by Coeval Space Design and Concepts, The Tipsy Alchemist will bring a fun and energetic atmosphere to the Rainey Street bar scene with lounge seating spread throughout the 2,269 square-foot interior and 3,271 square-foot patio. Seating will be comprised of high-tops and modular furniture that is easily moved around to accommodate any type of private event.

Paper Plane

Paper Plane

The Tipsy Alchemist will be located at 70 Rainey, Suite 200. For more information on The Tipsy Alchemist, please visitwww.thetipsyalchemist.com.

ABOUT THE TIPSY ALCHEMIST

The Tipsy Alchemist is an elevated bar and lounge featuring well-crafted cocktails with a touch of science, art, and technique. With an existing location in Dallas, The Tipsy Alchemist is opening their second location in Austin in summer 2019. Soon to be located on the second level of 70 Rainey, the Austin location will offer a similar cocktail program, an extended menu complete with local craft beers and a selection of shareable cocktails, and casual patio seating with an outdoor stage. For more information on Tipsy Alchemist, please visit www.thetipsyalchemist.com.

Say Hello to 2019 at Carpenter’s Hall

Join the fine folks at Carpenters Hall for a New Year’s Celebration as they say good riddance to 2018 and hello to 2019!

To celebrate, Chef Grae Nonas and team have prepared a festive 5-course menu that pays homage to classic hotel dishes (think Beef Wellington and Baked Alaska).

Of course, there will be a few sparkling surprises along the way, including a midnight toast. An optional wine pairing will feature Grower Champagne and special magnums.

Let’s eat, drink, and be merry!

You can book your reservation and see the full five course menu here.

Goya’s Award-Winning Premium Quality And Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oils Take Center Stage

 

Long known as nature’s perfect elixir and healthy additive, Olive Oil is a pantry staple. Most commonly known for rice and beans, Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic owned food company in the United States, ranks as one of the best producers of exceptional quality olive oil in the world, and the only mainstream brand sold in the United States that placed among the top competitors of World’s Best Olive Oils ranking.

One of the most elite olive oil rankings in the world, the World’s Best Olive Oils 2018 recognized Goya® Unico Extra Virgin Olive Oil, as one of the best olives oils worldwide, and Goya® Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil as the best organic olive oils worldwide for their premium quality and outstanding flavor.  In addition, Goya® Organics Extra Virgin Olive Oil was awarded the 2018 Mario Solinas Quality Award, the world’s most prestigious and selective competition by the International Olive Council (IOC) for “the best green medium fruitiness” category of Spain, ranking in the top five worldwide.  The Goya® Organics Extra Virgin Olive Oil boasts a harmonious fruity green aroma, with a touch of herbs and green leaves, and hints of tomato, apple, green almonds and artichokes, creating an elegant balance between a bitter and peppery taste.

“We are extremely honored and proud of our multi-award winning line of premium quality extra virgin olive oils and the recent recognition we have received, especially during a time when the competition is intense and consumers have many choices to select from,” said Joe Perez, Senior Vice President of Goya Foods. “It is a true testament to our mission of producing single-origin premium quality olive oils while making our products accessible to consumers worldwide at an affordable cost.”

The accolades of national and international awards for the Goya® Extra Virgin Olive Oil also include the New York International Olive Oil Competition Gold Award 2018, the Los Angeles International Olive Oil Contest Gold Medal 2018 and Bronze Medal Award 2017, the CINVE Silver Medal 2018 in Spain, the BIOL Extra Gold Medal 2018 in Italy, the Athena International Olive Oil Competition Double Gold Medal Award 2018, and Olive Japan Gold Medal 2018 and 2017.  Goya® Unico Extra Virgin Olive Oil was also awarded the NYIOOC Gold Award 2018, the Los Angeles IOOC Silver Medal 2018, the CINVE Gold Medal 2018 and Silver 2017 in Spain, the Leone D’Oro Finalisti Gran Menzione Award 2018 in Italy, the Athena International Olive oil Competition Gold Medal 2018, the Sol D’ Oro 2018 Special Mention “Intense Fruit Olive Oil ” Award 2018 in Italy, Olive Japan 5 Gold Medals 2014-2018.

The olives are harvested in the region of Andalusia, Spain and pressed just before, or in the process of turning color, to preserve the full flavor and health properties.   The oil is bottled at Goya’s factory, ranked as one of the top ecological EVOO companies in the world, located in Alcala de Guadaíra, Seville.  Suggested retail price ranges from $5.99 to $11.99 for a 17-ounce bottle of the Goya® Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Goya® Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil, and Goya® Unico Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and are available in supermarkets nationwide.

For more information and for a sample of Goya® Olive Oil for press only, please contact, Natalie Maniscalco at Natalie@retromedianyc.com, and visit www.goya.com.

About GOYA: Founded in 1936, Goya Foods, Inc. is America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, and has established itself as the leader in Latin American food and condiments. Goya manufactures, packages, and distributes over 2,500 high-quality food products from Spain, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America. Goya products have their roots in the culinary traditions of Hispanic communities around the world. The combination of authentic ingredients, robust seasonings, and convenient preparation makes Goya products ideal for every taste and every table.  For more information on Goya Foods, please visit www.goya.com.

Hill Country Galleria June Listings

Hill Country Galleria

12700 Hill Country Blvd.

Bee Cave, TX 78738

www.hillcountrygalleria.com

Hours:

Monday through Saturday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Sunday: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

 

LONE STAR FARMERS MARKET GRAND OPENING

Every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., starting June 17

*Note: Hill Country Galleria will open at 12 p.m. on Sundays, with some restaurants and services opening earlier

Hill Country Galleria is excited to announce that it will be the new home to the Lone Star Farmers Market. The Galleria will be hosting the inaugural farmers market on Sunday, June 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Central Plaza’s grassy lawn. The event will host the same great vendors as before and also offer face painting and other kids’ activities along with live music. The inaugural farmers market at Hill Country Galleria will include a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Bee Cave Chamber of Commerce at 12:30 p.m. More information can be found at www.lonestarfarmersmarket.com.

SATURDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES

Saturday, June 9 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Hill Country Galleria is hosting their signature Saturday Night Concert Series the first two Saturdays in June, with music starting at 7 p.m. in the Central Plaza. Sit back, relax and enjoy this free event with family and friends. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs to lounge on the grassy lawn during the show and arrive early to shop and dine at Hill Country Galleria retailers and even get their meal delivered straight to the Central Plaza. Swag bags filled with fun items and discounts will be available throughout the event, as well as face painting under the Central Plaza Pavilion. Sun Radio 100.1FM will be on-site to emcee the event to introduce guests to the band.

June 9 — The Texas Tycoons

Texas Tycoons are an all-star band of the most in-demand Texas musicians performing a wide variety of Lone Star classics. Whether it’s rock and roll, country, top 40, or blues Texas musicians have made a giant musical impact over the last 50 years. To celebrate their great musical heritage, the Texas Tycoons have built a repertoire as vast and varied as the great state.

CAMP GLADIATOR FREE BOOTCAMP WORKOUT

Saturday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Camp Gladiator will be hosting a free bootcamp workout at Hill Country Galleria’s Central Plaza. It’s recommended to bring water, a towel and a mat, and guests are encouraged to RSVP. This event is valid for anyone over the age of 14. For any questions, contact shelbybowden@campgladiator.com.

JUNE WINE WALK

Thursday, June 14 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Hill Country Galleria is hosting its monthly Wine Walk on Thursday, June 14 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Guests can shop the eclectic mix of retailers in the Galleria while discovering great wines from all over the world. Guests will start at Twin Liquors to pick up a map that is both a guide to the walk and a ticket for each wine walk stop. The walk’s last stop will be a restaurant so wine-walkers can sit down and end the night with dinner. The first 100 attendees will receive a swag bag filled with Hill Country Galleria offers. This event free and open to the public and guests are welcome to bring friends, family, groups, or a date for a fun way to spend a Thursday evening.

LADIES NIGHT OUT

Tuesday, June 26 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

On Tuesday, June 26, Hill Country Galleria is hosting Ladies Night Out, an evening of beauty, shopping, happy hours, and more. Check-in begins at 5 p.m. at LURE by Y&F, where attendees can get a stroll map of all the special offers available. The first 50 ladies who check in at LURE by Y&F will receive a complimentary Hill Country Galleria VIP swag bag that includes makeup and beauty products from Dillard’s, earrings from Adorn Boutique, workout passes, and more! Attendees will receive a complimentary Cutwater Spirits canned cocktail (while supplies last), and additional retail and restaurant offers are listed below, with more to be announced:

  • LURE by Y&F – BOGO 50% off

  • RIDE Indoor Cycling – 15% off all merchandise (excluding classes & shoes) + studio tours

  • Plenty Boutique – 25% off one item or buy 2 get 3rd free

  • Cinemark – $5 movies (happening every Tuesday!)

  • Tony C’s Coal Fired Pizza – 2 for 1 pizzas

  • fab’rik – 20% off one item of your choice

  • Buenos Aires Café – Happy hour prices until 6 p.m. Half-price churrasco (New York Steak), half-off wine bottles priced $50 and under, $5 cocktails, and $3 off glasses of wine

  • barre3 – free class at 6:30 PM

  • Café Blue – Happy hour extended to 9 p.m.

  • Blo Blow Dry Bar – $10 off blow-outs during Ladies Night Out with a complimentary lip application and 10% off products

  • Zoltan David – Complimentary champagne and chocolates while you shop plus a chance to win a personal jewelry cleaner

KINDNESSPALOOZA – LIVE MUSIC & FAMILY FUN DAY!

Saturday, June 16 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

KINDNESSPALOOZA, a free family-friendly event, will be held in the Central Plaza by the splash pad on Saturday, June 16 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Mrs band, an all-female pop rock band with a positive message, will be headlining the event. In addition to live music and performances, there will also be an Art of Kindness photo booth, Magic Mirror, an appearance from the Enoughie Buddy mascot and other family friendly activities, including the splash pad. KINDNESSPALOOZA supports The Kindness Campaign, a non-profit foundation which supports anti-bullying curriculum in schools.

FATHER’S DAY CONCERT WITH THE VINTAGE 15

Sunday, June 17 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The Vintage 15 will be performing on Father’s Day, June 17 at the Central Plaza Pavilion at 4 p.m. The Vintage 15 is a powerhouse ensemble of young talent from across the country adding a brilliant energy to the jazz scene in Austin, TX. Combined with a meticulously crafted music library covering everything from Frank Sinatra to Harry Connick, Jr; Ella Fitzgerald to Michael Bublé, the Vintage 15 soars over the competition with a swagger unlike any other big band out there.

SPECIAL EVENTS AT COLOR ME MINE

Date Nights at Color Me Mine

Friday, June 8

Color Me Mine will host a date night on Friday, June 8. Couples pay a single, $10 studio fee which means $10 off your bill. No reservations required, couples may just walk in.

Kids Night Out at Color Me Mine

Friday, June 15 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Color Me Mine will host a Kids Night Out on Friday, June 15 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Kids can have fun making friends, playing games, painting and eating pizza. This is a special time for kids to relax and do their own thing in this fun atmosphere.

Dad & Me Paint Night at Color Me Mine

Saturday, June 16, 5 p.m. or 7 p.m.

This is a special evening set aside just for dads and their sons and daughters. Guests can enjoy some fun, complimentary sweet treats while they paint whatever they’d like. This is a very popular event and is expected to sell out quickly. Seatings are available at 5 p.m. or 7 p.m. Seatings can be booked online or call 512-535-0005.

Donuts with Dad at Color Me Mine

Sunday, June 17 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Guests can come in and enjoy a donut with dad for Father’s Day while painting anything they like. Dads paint for free!

PAIYH DANCE STUDIOS SUMMER CAMPS

Moana’s Beach Party

Monday, June 4 to Friday, June 8

PAIYH Dance Studio is hosting Moana’s Beach Party, where campers will spend the week dancing to the Moana soundtrack and making beach themed art projects. There will be a performance for parents at the end of the week. Camps are Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Campers can come for the whole week or choose the days they wish to come. All camps are for ages 3-5 and 6-10 years. Campers may be divided into appropriate age groups based on enrollment. For pricing information and to register a child, visit http://paiyhdancestudios.com/.

Disney Dreamers

Monday, June 11 to Friday, June 15

PAIYH Dance Studio will be hosting Disney Dreamers Camp, where campers will prep for a performance at the end of the week by learning choreography to some of the greatest Disney hits. Campers will design and decorate the props for the show. Kids are encouraged to dress their Disney character best each day. Camps are Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Campers can come for the whole week or choose the days they wish to come. All camps are for ages 3-5 and 6-10 years. Campers may be divided into appropriate age groups based on enrollment. For pricing information and to register a child, visit http://paiyhdancestudios.com/.

Frozen

Monday, June 18 to Friday, June 22

PAIYH Dance Studio will be hosting a Frozen-themed dance camp, where campers can celebrate all of their favorite Frozen character like Olaf, Elsa and Anna through dance, art and music. Campers will learn a dance and perform for parents on Friday. Camps are Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Campers can come for the whole week or choose the days they wish to come. All camps are for ages 3-5 and 6-10 years. Campers may be divided into appropriate age groups based on enrollment. For pricing information and to register a child, visit http://paiyhdancestudios.com/.

PAIYH DANCE STUDIOS SUMMER INTENSIVES

Monday, June 25 to Friday, June 29

PAIYH’s Summer 2018 Dance Intensives will offer a technically challenging and professional training program, designed for serious dancers ages 7-18 who seek individualized instruction. Each one-week intensive will be a unique experience in many genres of dance. Emphasis will be on contemporary styles of ballet, tap, modern, technical jazz, and hip hop. Intensives will provide a non-competitive, supportive, and inspiring atmosphere for intermediate through advanced level dancers. Intensives will feature PAIYH Dance Studios instructors and special guest choreographers, culminating in a performance at the end of the week. Camps are Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For pricing information and to register a child, visit http://paiyhdancestudios.com/.

LUNCH & LEARN WITH FREEDOM SOLAR POWER

Wednesday, June 6 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Saturday, June 9 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Freedom Solar Power is hosting lunch and learn sessions the first Wednesday and second Saturday of every month, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guests can hear the latest industry news, learn about typical system costs, and what to consider before going solar. Guests should email aria@freedomsolarpower.com to RSVP, or with any questions.

Austin Influential Group Proudly Presents The Opulence Ball: Kavïat 24

Austin Influential Group proudly presents The Opulence Ball:  Kavïat 24, benefiting Austin Pets Alive! (www.austinpetsalive.org), happening on Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 9:00pm – 1am at The North Door, 502 Brushy Street, Austin, TX.

From the grandiose and over-the-top phantasmagoria of the Baroque and Rococo to the immersive, hyper-saturated and vibrating glamour of disco, housed in the ever-influential and conscious-altering philosophy “be what you want to be” of Ball Culture, we bring to you our biggest creation to date; KAVÏAT 24! In benefit of Austin Pets Alive!, Austin Influential Group invites you to bear witness and forever scream your piece to not just dream it, but BE IT, at our 6th annual Opulence Ball! Come dressed to impress, transgress and express your wildest dreams of elegance and extravaganza and be seen in the styles of Baroque France, decadent Italian masquerade, Rococo brilliance, the hottest, slickest, and smoothest threads of disco or arrive in a married combination of them all!  The sky’s the limit! Can you dig it, madame and monsieurs?  At the heart of the chateau, we’ll present our largest and most grand parade of spectacle, flare, drama and theatre featuring a carefully selected showcase of Austin’s finest movers and shakers of Cabaret, Drag, Burlesque and one very special import of sensational proportions. This Valentine’s season, it may be larger than life . . . but it’s just the right size!

Event:  The Opulence Ball:  Kavïat 24

Date:  Saturday, February 10, 2018

Time:  9pm – 1am

Location:  The North Door, 502 Brushy Street, Austin, TX

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1137579276386291/

VIDEO:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJS44sTY9zU&feature=youtu.be

Tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-opulence-ball-kaviat-24-tickets-39899690047

COVER 3 Offering NYE & New Year’s Day Specials

To help Central Texans kick off 2018 on the right foot after those late-night New Year’s Eve celebrations, all Cover 3 locations in Austin and San Antonio will offer brunch on Monday, January 1 – an offering normally reserved for only Saturday and Sunday mornings.

The full brunch menu will be available that morning from opening at 11am to 3pm, including the popular U-Mix-It Bubbles and Bloody Mary Bar. The traditional lunch and dinner menus will also be available throughout that Monday until close at 10pm as COVER 3 will be screening each of the NCAA 2018 College Football Playoff games that afternoon and night (includes Georgia vs Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl at 4pm & Alabama vs Clemson in the Sugar Bowl at 7:45pm CT). COVER 3′s brunch was recently named “Best Brunch” in Austin and San Antonio this year by Austin Monthly Magazine and San Antonio Current respectively, so this is a great opportunity to kick off the new year with some of the best local bites around!

Additionally, on NYE the preceding day, all COVER 3 locations will be offering various specials for champagne drinks, although details on specific promotions will be revealed online in the days leading up to the holiday. On NYE day, all COVER 3 locations will have normal business hours with traditional brunch/lunch/dinner menu offerings – 11am to 10pm.

Sonesta Bee Cave Features Holiday Hours, Menu, Special Offers and New Year’s Eve Celebration

Looking to escape family or treat yourself and your loved ones to a relaxing getaway in the Hill Country this holiday season? 

Sonesta Bee Cave is featuring the ultimate gift this holiday season, 25 percent off when you book four nights or more. Sonesta’s restaurant and lounge, Meridian 98, is featuring a new winter menu and holiday cocktails perfect for warming up on these chilly days and nights.

 

Pork Belly and Tomato Sliders

Pork Belly and Tomato Sliders

Some of the  rich, robust flavors with a sophisticated Texas twist, including Pork Belly SlidersBacon Mac HushpuppiesRisotto Ballz, and Mini Texas Chili Dogs. Chef Newman’s menu retains such perennial favorites as Fire-Roasted SalsaBacon-Wrapped Gulf ShrimpCrispy WingsBarbacoa Street Tacos and Beef Stuffed Empanadas. There are gluten-free and vegetarian options, and 90 percent of the menu is Texas-sourced from local farms and ranches. The menu is paired with an extensive selection of cocktails made with Texas liquors – including a draft margarita made with locally sourced honey – an all-Texas lineup of micro-brew beers and Texas wines.

In addition to being open Christmas Eve and day and New Years eve and day, Meridian 98 is hosting a New Year’s Eve party including a DJ, hors d’oeuvres, giveaways, champagne toast and a spectacular view of the Hill Country Galleria firework extravaganza.