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Following Protests, Expect a Jump in COVID-19 Cases
City releases new metric for judging stages of risk, and promises better outreach to communities of color
"...Wednesday night, Abbott announced Phase 3 of the plan: bars will be allowed to expand their operating capacity from..."

June 5, 2020 News Feature by Kimberley Jones and Beth Sullivan

I Found Clint Black’s Demo Tape in the Goodwill Bins
On unheard cassette, C&W star covers Jim Croce, Neil Young, Bob Seger
"...who came up singing cover songs in restaurants and bars...."

May 29, 2020 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

With Theatres Closed, Austinites Create Their Own Backyard Cinemas
Get a big-screen experience for your small group
"...booking nights at AFS Cinema and unconventional venues like bars and video stores, under the banner of Bat City..."

May 29, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

No Virus, But Few Tests for County Inmates
As COVID-19 outbreaks behind bars happen across the country, closer scrutiny at Travis County jail protocols

May 29, 2020 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

La Holly x Key Bar = West Sixth Agave Heaven
Bright new pop-up brings patio joy to this plague-time summer
"...to COVID-19, we’re focusing our energy into converting our bars and restaurants into thriving patio spaces to make customers..."

May 23, 2020 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Opinion: To Prepare for Future Shocks, Austin Must Get Weirder
Becoming truly weird means becoming a futurist, argues Jake Dunagan
"...of Austin residents to bring futures to the streets, bars, churches, Zoom meetings, and other gathering places. Imagine visioning..."

May 22, 2020 Column by Jake Dunagan

Qmmunity: From Harvey Milk to 2020’s Rainbow Wave
Plus Bizarre Stripper Burlesque and Cheer Ups Quarantikki Happy Hour
"...This Friday, May 22, is Harvey Milk Day. California's..."

May 22, 2020 Column by Beth Sullivan

We Have an Issue: Stages and Phases
In this week’s issue, a closer look at what the reopening of Texas entails
"...May 22, we launch into Phase Two, which allows bars to reopen at 25% capacity, and restaurants to expand..."

May 22, 2020 Column by Kimberley Jones

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Two of reopening the state, giving the go-ahead to bars, bowling alleys, aquariums, and other businesses to resume operations..."

May 22, 2020 News Feature

Austin City Council Wants to Help Workers Put Their Health First
Sick? Stay home.
"...use federal aviation bonds to incentivize airport restaurants and bars to rehire employees (or provide written notice of why..."

May 22, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Climbing Infections Be Damned, Phase 2 of the "Open Texas" Plan Begins
Greg Abbott hits the gas, tries to outrun virus
"...to 50% capacity as of Friday, May 22, and bars and clubs can reopen at 25% capacity on the..."

May 22, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Two Texas Cookbooks Help Austin's Restaurants and Food Banks
A tale of two recipe books
"..."Our local restaurants and bars are at the heart of what makes Austin, and..."

May 15, 2020 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

For Texas Prisoners, COVID-19 Shouldn’t Be a Death Sentence
Criminal justice advocates warn of outbreaks behind bars

May 15, 2020 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Attorney General Still Refuses to Let Rosa Jimenez Go
Retrial in 1995 case on hold while Ken Paxton appeals
"...Jimenez has developed stage 4 kidney disease while behind bars, and her attorneys are concerned she may die before..."

May 15, 2020 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Mike & Sherry Project Supports the Mental Health of Austin Hospitality Workers
When things get tough, the tough get help from Mike & Sherry
"...mental health of people working in Austin's restaurants and bars. Since then, the Project has provided more than 1,000..."

May 13, 2020 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Austin Restaurateurs Discuss Plans to Reopen (or Not)
Local restaurants on how they made the tough decision
"...As for Austin’s restaurants – bars are not included in Phase 1 plans – owners’..."

May 6, 2020 Food Post by Jessi Cape

Day Trips & Beyond: Daytripping in the Age of a Pandemic
Statewide updates since Gov. Abbott's "Open Texas" order
"...and looser restrictions that will include barbershops, hair salons, bars, and gyms could go into effect as early as..."

May 5, 2020 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Local Restaurants Work Hard to Support Medical Teams
The Austin food scene steps up by doing what it does best
"...pandemic, with shelter-in-place orders temporarily closing dining rooms and bars, resulting in countless employees being furloughed. Despite the struggle,..."

May 1, 2020 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Texas Is Reopening, but Local Leaders Are Ready to Bar the Door
At the threshold
"...higher-risk sectors like barber and beauty shops, gyms, and bars and clubs. All of this is supposed to happen..."

May 1, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Coronvirus-Response Murals From HOPE Campaign Along East Sixth
"...Continuing their initiative in partnership with local bars and other businesses, the HOPE Campaign (Helping Other People..."

April 27, 2020 Photo Gallery

L’Oca d’Oro Co-Owner on the Future of the Restaurant
Right now, they can’t do what they do – so what’s next?
"...hosting a nightly party. I sing the first few bars of "Happy Birthday" in my best Tom Waits to..."

April 27, 2020 Food Post by Adam Orman

Buzz Mill Shady Location Is Closed
Jason Sabala confirms the East Austin property is for sale
"...believes people will make a slow, reticent return to bars post-quarantine and that net revenue will be down for..."

April 23, 2020 Food Post by Kevin Curtin

Pandemic Poetics
"...seemed all rosy. Let’s have restaurants open, oh, and bars too Let’s party and do what we all used..."

April 22, 2020 Postmarks

Now Streaming in Austin: The Bob Zula Returns
Coming-of-age comedy-drama comes to Amazon
"...in Chicago studying and performing improvisational comedy at dive bars and on small stages. I guess I didn’t realize..."

April 21, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Craft Brewers vs. COVID-19: Hi Sign and St. Elmo Brewing
How local breweries are responding to the pandemic (Part 5)
"...cocktails. It can be presumed that the restaurants and bars who've participated in this temporary adjustment have benefited with..."

April 20, 2020 Food Post by Eric Puga

Learn to Make a White Tuxedo With a Livestreamed Happy Hour
Roosevelt Room's spirits wizard Matthew Korzelius shows you how
"...during the rest of the week, too, from top bars all around this struggling country of ours:..."

April 20, 2020 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Have Austin's Magicians Vanished for Good?
With the coronavirus shutdown, it's now you see 'em, now you don't
"...version of pretend wizardry into the clubs, theatres, dive bars, and corporate meeting rooms of this modern world. And..."

April 17, 2020 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Austin at Large: People, Read the Zoom!
Don't make me leave the house to deliver some sense to y'all in times like these
"...get back to normal, reopen the economy, reopen the bars, and go back to ignoring the fates of the..."

April 17, 2020 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Now Streaming in Austin: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Standing in Johnny Depp's footprints ... literally!
"...of running across the rooftops of all the adjoining bars and businesses. Unfortunately, they weren't really designed for sprinting..."

April 15, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Opinion: Ten Days in March at L’Oca d’Oro
Living wages and paid sick leave are built into the local restaurant’s DNA. But without a government plan in place – for testing, sanitation checks, financial relief – co-owner Adam Orman explains why they’ve had to close their doors... for now.
"...day before the city closed the dining rooms of bars and restaurants, we laid off our 25 employees. We..."

April 10, 2020 Column by Adam Orman

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