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Bring Your Pet Pig (or Pooch) to Austin’s New Bacon Restaurant

October 18, 2011

Bacon, a new local restaurant, has only been open for five weeks in Central Austin and yet already has a line out the door for lunch. The menu at Bacon is as expected – American classic dishes that ALL include bacon, and there are several varieties of bacon available each day for each plate onRead More

Austin’s Oransi Offers Indoor Allergy Solutions

October 10, 2011

Indoor Allergens? Austin’s Oransi Offers Innovative & Resourceful Solutions. Does anyone in your home suffer from allergies? A new local start-up offers smart, clean, socially-conscious solutions: everything from ionic air purifiers to green laundry products, such as France‘s popular eco-friendly Robby Wash. Oransi, located in North Austin (not far from Great Hills and Milwood), takesRead More

More Green for Your Green Thumb

October 7, 2011

Looking to embellish your outdoor garden without garnishing your water bill? Here’s a green idea for that green thumb, and the latest craze in home rainwater collection: Austin’s own Living Rainwater Tanks. Whether you own a house in Circle C or a condo in Central Austin, rainwater catchment can save you money while conserving aRead More

King Florist Fights Drought with Beauty and Creativity

October 3, 2011

It’s clear that a summer of very little rainfall has taken its toll on everything from our woodlands to our yards, creating a mark on the landscape that may take a while to recover. With Austin now in Stage 2 water restrictions (allowing only one day of yard watering with sprinklers per week), many peopleRead More

Little Green Beans Opens for Austin Parents

September 27, 2011

Everyone knows kids grow like weeds, and thanks to a new consignment shop in North Austin, the inevitability of your child’s rapid growth doesn’t have to cost a pretty penny. Little Green Beans, at 9070 Research Blvd, is now open for business, but it’s not an everyday sort of consignment shop; this store caters toRead More

Abiie for Austin Parents

September 26, 2011

Austin is a family-oriented city so it’s an added bonus when local businesses such as Abiie are looking out for the needs of parents. Abiie has created a stroller that allows parents to change diapers on the seat of the stroller. No more public changing tables for your baby or toddler! With the Abiie stroller,Read More

A Cool Idea for Hot UT Football Fans

September 26, 2011

When the Longhorns scored a 39-4 victory over Rice at the beginning of the 2011 football season, the temperature at Royal-Memorial Stadium Stadium soared over 108 degrees. Undaunted tailgaters touted everything from water mist fans to wading pools. We heard one fan even brought his own portable generator and air conditioner to keep cool! It’sRead More

Bell Springs Winery Serves Austin Pride by the Glassful

September 24, 2011

Nestled beside acres of lush oak and cedar trees, Bell Springs Winery in Dripping Springs is a short jaunt just minutes from Austin, Texas. Owners Nate and Angie Pruitt have created a winery that perfectly pairs Texas "friendly" and modern casual, hand-crafting a variety of unique, easy-drinking wines, from a fruity and light Malvasia BiancaRead More

Austin’s Greenling – Going Green with Groceries

September 21, 2011

Local, farm fresh produce is always better than produce shipped from all over the world, yet it is often tedious to fight the crowd at the local farmers’ market. Now, thanks to Greenling, Austinites have another option. Greenling delivers farm fresh produce straight to your door – with no delivery charge. Greenling drivers deliver toRead More

Thrice Café – Local Business, Local Produce

September 15, 2011

Situated in a relaxed South Austin neighborhood, Thrice Café offers a great way to “go local,” whether meeting friends or getting a little work done. The Café is known among Austinites for its diverse menu made in the kitchen with ingredients from local farmers. Along with this local flair is an inviting interior: Floor-to-ceiling windowsRead More