Summer Fun: A [Revised] Guide to Floating the River

Considering that 50% of my time over the next five months will arguably be spent fully or partially submerged in a spring, lake, river, or pool, I have a lot to share about any number of Austin’s outdoor activities involving water. Read More | Comment »

4:00PM Wed. May. 21, Adrienne Whitehorse

Summer Fun: Obviously, It's Not Summer Without Them…

Each year, we make decisions about the focus of Summer Fun, where to draw the line, etc. We can't include everyone. But that doesn't make the classics any less worthy of our, or more importantly, your attention. Here are 10 perennial hotspots every newly minted and cynical ol' Austinite should know about. But, shhhhh, don't tell anyone… Read More | Comment »

10:00AM Tue. May. 20, David Estlund

Summer Fun: Some Like It Hot Cold & Dreary

Sixties films were wild about sandy frolics starring Gidget, Elvis, Frankie and Annette. None of that beach bunny nonsense for us: When summer hits, we like to snap the shades shut, burrow under blankets, and tuck in with a foul-weather downer of a movie. Read More | Comment »

9:30AM Mon. May. 19, Kimberley Jones

Summer Fun: A Cheeseburger at the Blue Hole

Barton Springs: Love the lawn, fear the water. Wimberley’s Blue Hole, there I’m a duck. We made it out three times last summer, the final one with our beloved Aunt Nancy, who died during SXSW in March. Four people killed in a hit and run, a dear friend and SX crew chief lost her father suddenly that weekend, and my wife’s aunt – Nancy Varnum – never woke up. Read More | Comment »

5:25PM Fri. May. 16, Raoul Hernandez

Summer Fun: Find Yourself in a Swimsuit

Every year, it's as inevitable in springtime as income taxes – the blooming realization that you'll need, as my grandmother put it, "a swimming suit." The place to be that summer might well have been under a rusty old train trestle, but ever since it's the same annual drill, be it to blend in at Barton Springs or at the Chateau Marmont. Read More | Comment »

9:40AM Fri. May. 16, Anne Harris

Summer Fun: Jean Grae on the San Marcos River

None of my friends like floating the San Marcos River. Objectively, I get it. It’s a short float, a half hour to 45 minutes, with little to no turbulence, and a whole lot of prickly river weeds guaranteed to wrap around the ankles of unsuspecting swimmers. Read More | Comment »

12:30PM Wed. May. 14, Nina Hernandez

Summer Fun: Texas Surf, Turf, and Tequila

There ain’t no party like a Texas Surf party, ’cause a Texas Surf party don’t stop – at least, not until its attendees are full on surf & turf, tequila, and exquisite black & white photo mementos from the Texas Gulf Coast. Read More | Comment »

11:45AM Tue. May. 13, Lizzie Jespersen

Summer Fun Is Coming: Chill Out

Celebrate the impending summer swelter this Thursday with our Summer Fun issue. Every year we tackle a new round of fun, but don't forget the last few years of guides are still loaded with fun, fun, fun. Read More | Comment »

2:20PM Mon. May. 12, Nina Hernandez

Teacher's Day: School's Out Forever

National Teacher's Day hits just as kids flock for the exit. Read More | Comment »

4:50PM Tue. May. 6, Nina Hernandez

Why Can't We Bee Friends?

Central Texas Bee Rescue and the W Hotel hosted the second annual Black & Yellow Gala and Fashion Show yesterday, using the open-air pool deck despite the steady drizzle coming down throughout the event. Read More | Comment »

2:25PM Fri. Apr. 18, Claire Gordon

Pull Out That Easter Bahn-et

The weather has sure been wacky. One day it's cold, and the next, a Schlitt-le bit hot. Oh, you see where we're going with this, don't you? Read More | Comment »

5:40PM Thu. Apr. 17, Nina Hernandez

SXKIDS: Part Two, Electric Bugaboo

We’re halfway through Spring Break and with one weekend of SXSW behind us, we cherry picked a few gems to forge the family onward through the next. Read More | Comment »

8:05AM Fri. Mar. 14, Terry Ornelas Woodroffe

SXSW Daytrip: San Marcos With the 'Yakona' Crew

Our celebrity encounter was the sweetest of the entire conference, a chance to engage with the star of the film Yakona. Her name? The San Marcos River. Read More | Comment »

9:40AM Wed. Mar. 12, Kate X Messer

SXKids: Rock Out With Your Kid Out

Hey SXSW attendees, did you arrive in Austin with family in tow? Is your wife burning through that coveted music badge while you’re on baby-wearing duty? We’ve got you covered with family friendly music events that prove you can still party with a cross-body diaper bag. Read More | Comment »

12:40PM Fri. Mar. 7, Terry Ornelas Woodroffe

Flow Nonfiction & the Chronicle offer some pro tips for out-of-towners

SXSW: Do It Like a Local

The creative team behind Austin-based documentary agency Flow Nonfiction (MSNBC/Wounded Warrior Project) and Austin Chronicle managing editor Kim Jones chat about how to get the most out of South by Southwest. Click through for the scoop. Read More | Comment »

11:55AM Wed. Feb. 26

Central Texas Bee Rescue Inks Honey of a Deal

Last year, Walter Schumacher, founder and ‘bee czar’ of Central Texas Bee Rescue entered into a partnership with the W Hotel, transforming an unused rooftop into an apiary housing millions of rescued bees. Their rooftop honey is featured prominently on the menu at W’s TRACE restaurant and used in treatments at the AWAY spa. Read More | Comment »

9:20AM Thu. Feb. 20, Claire Gordon

Food Issue Extra Helpings: Picking

Picky eater. I wouldn’t necessarily call myself a “picky eater,” it’s more that I have a refined palette that has been shaped by my experiences as an only child, growing up in a world of Eurocentric adults whose taste buds had been hindered by decades of smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol. Read More | Comment »

7:30AM Wed. Feb. 19, Jordan Gass-Pooré

Food Issue Extra Helpings: Reading Between the Lines

She probably wasn't aware how much it meant to me. Or how it would become the only cookbook in my library not battered with slung olive oil and flour. Some recipes are not for cooking, even if Applesauce Muffins are what winter tastes like, even if I can still hear the ice cream maker chug. Read More | Comment »

11:00AM Tue. Feb. 18, Brandon Watson

Food Issue Extra Helpings: 10 Years a Server

Like so many of us, I have had to work service industry jobs to pay the bills. What began as a simple way to have cash in my pocket turned into a 10-year odyssey through every position in a restaurant. Read More | Comment »

9:00AM Mon. Feb. 17, Claire Gordon

Food Issue Extra Helpings: Edibile Beyoncé

Restaurant competition on Feb. 14 can be brutal, but this year Brooklyn Italian joint Brucie upped its game to a SASHA level of fierce with a menu dedicated to everyone’s would-be Valentine, Beyoncé. Read More | Comment »

12:50PM Fri. Feb. 14, Abby Johnston

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