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The Drink/Drank/Drunk Issue: I Am the Designated Driver
Confessions from behind the wheel
" brother's best friend was killed by a drunk driver, that drinking wasn't for me. I realized, though, that..."

July 2, 2013 Chronolog Post by Monica Riese

Cocktails Debut at Counter 3. Five. VII
Daily Austin food news
"...complimentary valet with validation, which should make convincing a designated driver to be, uhm, designated all the easier...."

April 4, 2016 Food Post by Brandon Watson

Chief Countdown
Austin police prepare for A2K; Chief Stan Knee says the evening will be almost business as usual
"...anyway, but doesn't this just put more potentially drunk drivers out there? How safe are the roads on a..."

Dec. 17, 1999 News Feature by Andy Langer

Mayor of the Sunset Strip
Profile of L.A. radio deejay Rodney Bingenheimer, perpetual handmaiden to rock & roll royalty.
"...looks like prime playground cannon fodder. But as "the designated driver between the famous and the not-so-famous," he inexplicably..."

April 30, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Public Notice
Hey, what's going on this week in Austin, public service-wise? Just read this!
"...many Travis County Fire Departments will be asking passing drivers to Fill the Boot 2001 this weekend, Friday &..."

April 27, 2001 Column by Kate X Messer

Eve of Destruction?
The City plans for a big New Year's Eve party downtown while East Sixth Street merchants complain of threat of competition
"...go back to where they came from. As a driver, there's not much you can do at that point."Will..."

Oct. 29, 1999 News Feature by Andy Langer

Critic's Picks
Food & Drink
"...Driver: Um, yeah, I'll have a cheeseburger, a gyro, an..."

Oct. 5, 2001 Best of Austin Feature

Texas Craft Brewers Festival Releases Beer List
Annual event showcases state’s thriving beer scene
"...(which allows entrance from 2-6:30pm), VIP (11:30am-6:30 pm), and designated driver (2-6:30pm, 11:30 if accompanying a VIP ticket holder)...."

Sept. 2, 2015 Food Post by Eric Puga

The Drink/Drank/Drunk Issue: Six Activities That Are Only Fun Drunk
Some things in Austin just aren't meant to be enjoyed sober
"...emotionally). After a night of drinking, we pity the designated driver who is bullied by a car full of..."

July 1, 2013 Chronolog Post by James Renovitch

Retirement and the City
Retirement is tough. Living Downtown makes it all better.
"...than we can count and never worry about a designated driver. We try to see how many days we..."

March 27, 2009 Food Feature by Linda Ball

The Common Law
Are Texas Drunk Driving Laws Tough Enough?
"...has stiffened the laws that regulate and punish drunk drivers. For example, in 1999, the blood-alcohol concentration used to..."

Dec. 30, 2005 Column by Luke Ellis

Don't Pop That Top
Road Money Tied to Bill
" drink in a car, even after selecting a designated driver. Lewis said, for example, that a group of..."

May 14, 1999 News Feature by Janet Heimlich

Texas Craft Brewers Festival Unveils List of Brews
77 ways for you to capitalize on the celebration of suds
"...GA: ($35 includes eight, 3-ounce pours with 2PM entry) Designated Driver: $15 (2pm/noon access with a VIP. Includes complimentary..."

Sept. 10, 2018 Food Post by Eric Puga

Your Austin New Year’s Eve Guide
These are the many ways to say goodbye to 2017
"...and whatever you do, get home safe with a designated driver, your preferred ride-sharing app, or check out Cap..."

Dec. 27, 2017 Chron Events Post by Chronicle staff

Five Arty Things To Do In Austin This Weekend
Arty, yeah. You know: Creativity actually happening in our city.
"...can’t not love it. Just remember to have a designated driver or grab you some Fasten, mmmkay?)..."

June 16, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Texas Craft Brewers Festival Debuts Beer List
The Texas-only beer celebration returns to Austin
"...happy and sated from the festival grounds at 6:30pm, designated driver tickets are $10 and you will be granted..."

Sept. 1, 2016 Food Post by Eric Puga

Street Now Open, Sellers Coming Soon
Daily Austin food news
"...for a good day trip and know a good designated driver, head out to William Chris Vineyards in Hye..."

June 28, 2016 Food Post by Brandon Watson

Get Ready for Texas Tiki Week
Cocktail umbrellas up
"...$10 donation for non-USBG members. We suggest finding a designated driver...."

July 31, 2015 Food Post by Brandon Watson

Central Texas Craft Breweries & Brewpubs
A beer run with scenic byways
"...trip. All you have to do is find a designated driver...."

May 15, 2015 Food Feature

The Heat is On
Live Fire cook-out is this Thursday
"...toast on the way to the party and a designated driver on the way home. This great party is..."

April 7, 2015 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Burden of Proof
With today's mocktails, who needs the hard stuff?
"...they're working toward a fitness goal, or they're the designated driver for a group of friends," Sanders says. "They..."

Dec. 26, 2014 Food Feature by Rod Machen

How to Survive Austin Beer Week
Step one: Drink beer
"...snap a quick pic and send it to your designated driver. If you get the thumbs up emoji, you're..."

Oct. 24, 2014 Food Post by Brandon Watson

Slews of Brews
Hops & Grain to celebrate American Craft Beer Week
"...or group that arrives at the brewery with a designated driver, effective immediately and continuing beyond ACBW...."

May 9, 2014 Food Post by Anna Toon

"...temps rouler – so long as you appoint a designated driver: Austin Police made 39 DWI arrests over the..."

March 7, 2014 News Feature

Then There's This: Extreme Sprawl
SH 45 toll road hawks back in the driver's seat
" help finance SH 45. And federal dollars originally designated for SH 45 will be shifted over to the..."

Feb. 14, 2014 News Column by Amy Smith

The ABGB Makes It Better
Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co. opens for business Aug. 30
"...emphasis on local and sustainable is palpable. Find a designated driver, and throw back a 7.9% Big Mama Red...."

Aug. 29, 2013 Food Post by Anna Toon

The Drink/Drank/Drunk Issue: Stages of Inebriation
To drink or not to drink – for local thespians, no question
" the bars after a performance and was the designated driver. Unfortunately, he had one drink, a tequila shot...."

July 3, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

After a Fashion
Your Style Avatar contemplates ending it all … no not like that! With Coco Coquette!
"...levels begin at $20. Be there, and bring your designated driver with you...."

Oct. 5, 2012 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Hops to It
The gospel of good beer is spreading
"...brew lover, that road trip (provided you have a designated driver) just got even more tempting. Some intrepid companions..."

April 6, 2012 Food Feature by Lee Nichols

Scenes From a Premiere: Top Chef Texas at Uchiko
Snarking and sipping at Uchiko's 'Top Chef' premiere party
"...see a Texas stereotype onscreen, unless you've brought a designated driver with you...."

Nov. 3, 2011 Food Post by Melanie Haupt

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