Dozens of Austinites gathered for a demonstration on making your own plant starter pot out of newspaper last week when Austin’s Sustainable Food Center opened the doors of its new East Side center, inviting the public to get a peek at the kinds of programs that will be available at the new location.
Being surrounded by hundreds of thousands of people for three days straight can get tiring! Luckily, there's plenty within walking distance of Zilker Park, whether you're looking to cool off, grab a non-food truck bite to eat or just take a stroll.
Over the winter, I befriended a woman who was here from New Zealand for a few months. We were headed out to lunch one afternoon, and she said she was in the mood for Tex-Mex, “down and dirty.” I knew exactly where to take her.
It’s about time that ramen, Japan’s iconic noodle soup, found its way to Austin. The dish has made a big splash here, with at least four high-profile ramen spots opening in the past year. So what’s all the fuss about?
Austin’s normally bustling food trailer yards can look pretty deserted come August. As temperatures reach – and surpass – 100 degrees, the usual crowds strolling down South Congress Avenue or milling about East 6th Street take refuge indoors.
Drive by DK Sushi & Seoul Asian Market in its rundown strip mall home at 5610 North Lamar, and you’ll probably think the same thing I did when I first saw it: “I am not eating raw fish in that place.” DK is just further proof though that you can’t judge a fish by its scales.
HOPE Farmers Market in East Austin's Plaza Saltillo goes beyond being just another market – they are in the process of designing a bike-powered food stand to bring local produce to the East Austin community.