South Congress tours – Saturdays
Downtown tours – Sundays
Happy Hour tours – Thursdays
Want to really dive into the local food scene but have no idea where to start or whom to go with? Let Austin Eats Food Tours help. Conceived and run by two locals and voted on yelp.com as the best group tour in Austin, the experience gives you a hearty taste – quite literally — of a sampling of either downtown or South Congress eateries, depending which tour you take. There’s also a happy hour tour on Thursdays, and plans are in the works for a bike tour of Austin’s yummier enclaves. Tours are $65 and can be booked in advance through Austin Food Eats’ super-simple online reservation system.
Nestled in the shade of a massive tree in South Austin, Opa! Coffee & Wine Bar provides a perfect momentary getaway from Austin’s intense summer heat. And there’s even more to smile about, like a daily happy hour with $2 sangrias and mimosas, half-priced glasses of wine and reduced bottles, not to mention the indulgent little Mediterranean bites served round the clock, from cheese pies and baklava to dolmas and moussaka. Take a break from the bright Texas sun and enjoy a Grecian minibreak at the quaint family-run establishment on South Lamar.
2050 South Lamar Street
9 am – 1 am, 7 days/ week
happy hour 3-7 pm, Mon-Sat
Pack up a picnic basket and head to the south shore of Town Lake for the Austin Symphony’s long-running free summer concert series, featuring a different genre or instrument section each week through August 28. The series is a gift to the community from the Hartman Family Foundation and is held on the grounds of the new Hartman Park, on the lawn of the Long Center for the Performing Arts. The series is family- and pet-friendly and offers selections from jazz to pop to movie soundtrack classics. There’s no reason not to tap your feet.
7:30 pm every Sunday through August 28 (except July 3)
Hartman Park at the Long Center, 701 West Riverside Drive
free parking at One Texas Center
(corner of South First St & Barton Springs Rd)
Today, we will have our newest foster dog, Tofu with us at work.
People are better in the presence of our four legged friends. Studies show dogs are positive influence on our mood. At N Housing, we lucked out with a pet friendly office space so we get to enjoy Take Your Dog to Work Day quiet often. We do not have any dogs of our own but we sponsor foster dogs and they are often sleepy guests on the office couch. When we have a pooch at work, I am happier and when I get stressed all it takes is hugging one to feel much more at ease. It’s also nice to take quick strolls through out the day and enjoy the sun outside. Dogs are great conversation starters and they help us meet new people.
Office Dog Tips
Is your employer participating in Take Your Dog to Work Day this year? Here are some tips on coworking together.
- Keep your dog leashed at all times and only unleash them if you can keep them in a confined space such as a private office. Your dog may be best disciplined dog in the world but they may get too distracted with new environment, other dogs, and smells. It can get dangerous in the parking lot. Be safe.
- If you have a private office space and unleash your dog but the door is constantly being opened, keep a baby gate at the door so your dog does not escape.
- Bring puppy pads with you just in case. It’s a new environment for your dog and you may not be able to take them out when they need to go.
- Bring a doggy bed, a favorite toy, water bowl, and a raw hide bone to chew on to keep them comfortable and happy.
- Don’t forget your doggy waste bag. Pick up after your dog.
Nestled among the many gems in the Rainey Street district is what could be considered the crown jewel of its culinary scene;G’Raj Mahal. The open-air eatery offers a traditional menu of mild to spicy Indian foods; all the usual suspects are there, from samosas, curries and biryani to a wide range of vegetarian dishes and cool, smooth lassis perfect for hot summer nights. Chefs Sidney and Anthony’s mainstays are local, organic produce, served on biodegradable serviceware at an intimate but airy setting perched amid billowing cloths and eclectic visual touches.
Tue-Thur 5 pm-midnight
Fri-Sat 5 pm-3 am
91 Red River Street
Filed under Eatery, Outdoors