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The Cupcake Bar Lets Austinites Tailor Their Own Treats

June 18, 2012

The Cupcake Bar is the most customizable cupcake bakery in town. Originally part of the Figs Catering dessert menu, after its studio party premiere, guests began booking the cupcake catering service for their own special occasions in neighborhoods throughout the city, from Lake Austin to Travis Country. This sugar sensation became its own entity andRead More

Austin Community Farms: Urban Roots Helps Feed All of Austin

June 18, 2012

Urban Roots is an Austin farm with a unique agenda: in addition to growing healthy food for the community, they train teenagers to produce, prepare, cook and sell food; lead each other; and then donate back to the community. Most of the teens selected for internships come from low-socioeconomic backgrounds, as the program provides vitalRead More

Austin Community Farms: Urban Patchwork Brings Vegetable Gardening To Your Backyard

June 16, 2012

Urban Patchwork, founded in 2009, is a community-based organization providing safe, fresh, local produce and eggs to Austinites, while helping community gardeners and farmers establish a solid living that helps their families and our local economy thrive. The Urban Patchwork network not only grows food to nourish clients of its CSA, found in neighborhoods throughoutRead More

Austin Community Farms: Boggy Creek Farm is Historic East Austin Landmark

June 13, 2012

Boggy Creek Farm is a five-acre urban vegetable farm two miles from downtown Austin. Their organic produce is sold every Wednesday and Saturday at the farm’s on-site market, and attracts aficionados of fresh produce, flowers, and eggs from across the city, including far north Avery Ranch and far south Circle C. The farm was founded inRead More

Austin Community Farms: Springdale Farms

June 7, 2012

Springdale Farm is a lush, green pocket in a very urban and sometimes gritty East Austin community. The farm, situated on almost five acres just three miles from the State Capitol, is owned and operated by Glenn and Paula Foore. Urban farming is a popular project, from the small scale backyard gardens of homes on large lots likeRead More

Austin Coffee Shops

June 5, 2012

Seattle may be the originator of the coffee house craze, but its legacy spread to Austin with results that make every joe drinker smile. Austin boasts a coffee house on seemingly every corner, and residents from every corner of the city, dorm rooms to Austin luxury homes, enjoy the convenience of a hot cup neverRead More

Delish Bakery Serves Up Delicious and Gluten Free Treats to Downtown Austin

April 13, 2012

Delish is an Austin bakery nestled in the popular 2nd Street District, not far from the Barton Creek neighborhood, that offers shoppers and sweet-toothed Austinites a reprieve from busy days with glasses of cold milk and plates of warm cupcakes. Founder Lisa Matulis opened Delish in Austin after starting her baking career by supplying treatsRead More

Austin’s Trailer Food Cookbook Unveils Food Truck Secrets

April 12, 2012

Austin may be the live music capitol of the world – but it’s also the trailer food cart capitol of the world. With over 2,000 carts tucked away in various parts of the city (like local favorites Flip Happy Crepes in downtown Austin and Dock and Roll in Westlake Hills), it can be hard toRead More

Big Top Candy Shop: Where Steampunk design meets a Serious Sweet Tooth

April 11, 2012

At Big Top, it’s easy for customers to forget not only their age, but also the era. A South Austin favorite, the "steampunk" designed soda shop and candy store is decorated with memorabilia reminiscent of a circus revival in a Victorian drugstore. Big Top is coming up on its 5th year in Austin, and itsRead More

Local Austin Florists – Last Minute Valentine’s Day Options

February 13, 2012

It’s never too late to send flowers to your Valentine, and luckily, there’s still time to get them delivered on Valentine’s Day. Austin florists will be hard at work tomorrow making sure that deliveries are sent throughout the city, covering ground from Lakeway to Great Hills to make recipients smile, so be sure to callRead More