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Bennu Coffee’s New Place on South Congress
The popular caffeinery spawns a new edition near all those bats
"...place on MLK, the one with the gorgeous custom-built bar? The one that’s open 24/7 and is usually filled..."

July 18, 2017 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Torchy's Tacos Is Coming to Former Fran's on South Congress
Homegrown chain to create flagship store at former burger joint
"...lease on the original Fran's Hamburgers location on South Congress in 2013. We've learned the rapidly expanding Torchy's Tacos..."

June 13, 2014 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Austin Industry Veteran Helms New W. Sixth Bar
Jeff Boley makes the Tapasitas bar an attraction
"...The revamping of Parind Vora’s Bar Mirabeau into Tapasitas at the end of 2013 was..."

Jan. 2, 2014 Food Post by Gracie Salem

Coast, Jinya Ramen Bar Set Opening Dates
Daily Austin food news
"...Hot, hawt heat at South Congress Hotel; seasonal festivities at Lala's; and more afternoon bites...."

June 24, 2016 Food Post by Brandon Watson

Throwing Darts at the Cameo: Why the Beauty Bar Needs a Makeover
The Beauty Bar needs a makeover
"...New York that became one of the first theme bars, the original Beauty Bar. Taking over the Thomas Beauty..."

June 16, 2009 Design Post by Anne Harris

July Is Crime Month: Noir at the Bar
Hard liquor and hardboiled writers mix it up at Opal's South
"...my slip into crime. Which puts Noir at the Bar right up my crime alley...."

July 7, 2014 Books Post by Robert Faires

Don't Call It 'Bar & Grill' Anymore
More than just the name has changed at this old Austin landmark
"...Hickory Street800 Congress, 477-8968 Monday-Saturday, 11am-10pm; Sunday, 11am-6pm www.hickorystreet.com..."

May 18, 2012 Food Feature by Melanie Haupt

The Meteor Turns a Convenience Store Into a Neighborhood Hang for a New South Congress
Before and after noon, diners find craveable carbs and chill vibes
"...at the end of the no-longer-seedy stretch of South Congress on the edge of the Bouldin neighborhood is a..."

Jan. 31, 2020 Food Feature by Melanie Haupt

Battle of the Briskets Champion: Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que
"...the Group 5 division "Joey," Cooper's Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que wins The Austin Chronicle's Battle of the Briskets. And..."

June 22, 2018 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Congress Restaurant to Close
Daily Austin food news
"...suddenly shuttered, joining St. Philip, Bess Bistro, Mann's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que, Mulberry, Fino, Jezebel, and Live Oak Barbecue in this..."

Dec. 15, 2015 Food Post by Brandon Watson

Food Community Helps Second Bar + Kitchen Chef
Daily Austin food news
"...restaurant community is pulling together to help a Second Bar + Kitchen chef and her family recoup after they..."

Feb. 24, 2016 Food Post by Brandon Watson

Council Preview: A Bar on Burnet?!?
Neighbors aren't pleased with Little Woodrow's plan to move in
"...the hearing over the proposed Austin Hotel (Eighth and Congress), with dueling recommendations for a CBD-H-CURE zoning change, endorsed..."

Jan. 11, 2013 News Feature by Michael King

Clark's Oyster Bar and Sam Beam Welcome Billy Reid to the Clarksville Neighborhood
West Sixth keeps it classy with designer duds, oysters, and champagne
"...Between the recently opened Clark's Oyster Bar--now serving the neighborhood freshly shucked oysters and fine, sparkling..."

Oct. 19, 2012 Chron Events Post by Cara Tillman

Beverly's Bar
"...an era in the very southern part of South Congress Avenue. A bar called Beverly´s Bar will be demolished..."

Jan. 26, 2005 Postmarks

Playback: Ramsay Midwood Buys the Bar
Ramsay Midwood co-acquires Sam's Town Point, record store news, and Spoon teases upcoming Matador Records LP.
"...Running a bar is the absolute last thing Ramsay Midwood ever sought,..."

Jan. 13, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Austin's Noir at the Bar Presents Stuart Neville
Irish author of Those We Left Behind trades shots with fellow crime writers Mike McCrary, Jesse Sublett, and Gabino Iglesias
"...kick to it. That's what makes Noir at the Bar such a smart concept. This series, originated in Philadelphia..."

Oct. 2, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Casey Wilcox Lands at Second Bar + Kitchen
Daily Austin food news
"...landed a position as the executive chef at Second Bar + Kitchen Downtown, with plans to transfer to La..."

June 2, 2016 Food Post by Brandon Watson

Apis and Congress Get Truffled
Today's Austin food news
"...deal is. Not for long. Chef David Bull of Congress is bringing back his white alba truffle tasting menu...."

Oct. 20, 2015 Food Post by Brandon Watson

'Limepocalypse' Hits Austin’s Bar Scene Hard
Fresh lime juice is a precious product this margarita season
"...margarita is the go-to drink, especially in warm weather, bars and restaurants are feeling the impact of the dearth..."

April 24, 2014 Food Post by Gracie Salem

Two Austin Bars Make Coveted National List
Two local bars make 16 Must-Try Cocktail Destinations Around the U.S.
"...Congratulations to two Austin bars that made the coveted list of 16 Must-Try Cocktail..."

May 23, 2013 Food Post by Wes Marshall

EAST Eats: King Bee Lounge
Classic pizza meets frozen cocktails
"...on the Eastside. The mixologist helmed the Good Knight bar on East Sixth from 2008 to 2011. From there,..."

Nov. 14, 2014 Food Post by Amira Jensen

Giving up the Swan
Randall Stockton prepares to transfer his 12th street lounge
"...entrepreneur Randall Stockton confirmed yesterday that his East 12th bar and music venue will change ownership and reformat in..."

June 14, 2014 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Downtown Dining & Bites of Austin
"...Blue Ribbon Barbecue (120 E. Fourth, 369-3119, www.brbbq.com) So how do you..."

March 11, 2011 Food Feature

Bar Congress
Austin is turning into quite a sophisticated bar town, and this one tops the list
"...Bar Congress200 Congress Tuesday-Saturday, 5pm-12mid www.congressaustin.com..."

April 22, 2011 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Food and a Movie
Strategic local restaurant suggestions to enhance your SXSW Film Festival schedule
"...There are lots of dining options near the Congress Avenue venues that offer food for all tastes and..."

March 11, 2011 Food Feature by Claudia Alarcón

Drink Upscale
Post-classic cocktails for the holidays
"...So we decided to ask some of Austin's best bartenders to help us come up with some easy but..."

Dec. 31, 2010 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Ten of Austin's Top Sommeliers
A guide to somm-built wine lists in town
"...the nerello mascalese grape. “It’s like a cross between Barbaresco and great red Burgundy – definitely some of the..."

July 9, 2013 Food Post by Margaret Shugart

Where To Find Custom Cocktails and Affordable Wines During SXSW
A penny saved is a cocktail earned
"...to have become suddenly expensive because some of our bars have chosen to temporarily do away with silly things..."

March 9, 2012 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Don't go Home Hungry: Festival Eats Not to be Missed
"...Bar Chi Sushi Come for one of two daily happy..."

March 9, 2012 Food Feature

Dick Clark Leaves UT Major Gifts
Late architect funds chair, scholarship at Architecture School
"...his work for such local landmarks as the South Congress Hotel, 612 West, Fino, and Mezzaluna. But that didn't..."

Oct. 6, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

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