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Brandon Cash Says He's a Clown. His Critics Say He's a Bigot. Will His Customers Keep Coming Back?
The show must (?) go on
"...As COVID-19 cases continue to skyrocket and the city's bars and clubs return to lockdown, a prominent and successful..."

Aug. 14, 2020 News Feature by Lee Ackerley

Can Architecture Provide a Blueprint for Our Post-COVID Existence?
Forge Craft Architecture's COVID Companion is a field guide to the world of the Aftertimes
" go to restaurants, concerts, theatres, sporting events, movies, bars, churches, all without a thought to the closeness of..."

Aug. 14, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Kissing Is Out, Glory Holes Are In for Students During Pandemic
Austin health professions talk safe sex practices
"...during this time of shuttered storefronts and limited occupancy bars and restaurants. In an email to the Chronicle, Katie..."

Aug. 7, 2020 Features Feature by Nataleah Small

Dart Bowl Closes, Verbena Opens, WTF Is "Heat Week," and More Bite-Sized Food News
All the news that's fit to get your taste buds quivering
"...We’ve also had to bid adieu to the Manor..."

July 20, 2020 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Sulfuric Songwriter David Ramirez Pens His “I’m in Love” Record – Breakup and All
Austinite goes through heavy self-reckoning on new LP
"...ever. COVID-19 has actually saved our relationship ... because bars are closed. I'm home and not reluctantly so...."

July 17, 2020 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Food News Buffet
All the news that's fit to get your taste buds quivering
"...We understand that, even with the bars closed, and with people kind of wanting to imbibe..."

July 13, 2020 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Faster Than Sound: Austin Music Commission Considers a Black Live Music Fund
Envisioning a Black Live Music Fund and fixing the Broken Spoke
" in May before Texas' recent closure of all bars due to COVID-19...."

July 10, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

AGLIFF Presses Play on The Capote Tapes
LGBTQIA+ film festival announces online lineup for 2020
"...through the lens of the spaces they create, from bars to bookstores to arts and political hubs. And it..."

July 8, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

How to Enjoy the Fourth of July Safely, Responsibly, and Lawfully in Austin
City issues a reminder of what is allowed under local and state orders
"...and local contact tracing programs, all retail, restaurants, and bars allowing indoor service and all reopened services are encouraged..."

July 3, 2020 News Post by Kimberley Jones

Austin’s Downtown Bar Scene Rides a Malfunctioning Roller Coaster
Local business owners attempt to navigate an impossible situation
"...executive order on June 26 ceasing operation of all bars statewide for the second time since mid-March. By then,..."

July 3, 2020 Food Feature by Kevin Curtin

Faster Than Sound: New Cocktail Lounge Takes Over Ex-Sidewinder Space
Run by former Scoot Inn and Longbranch owner James Stockbauer, Birdie Num Nums maintains the outdoor stage.
"...Texas bars closed again last Friday under order from Gov. Greg..."

July 3, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

The Common Law
Child custody & COVID-19
"...I'm totally confused. Are restaurants and bars allowed to be open or did Governor Abbott just..."

July 3, 2020 Column by Luke Ellis

Mixed Drinks To-Go Sales Allowed in Texas
Gov. Abbott extends waiver in hopes of providing relief for businesses during pandemic
"...Gov. Abbott's Executive Order 28 that once again closed bars to slow the resurgence of COVID-19, Texas Alcoholic Beverage..."

July 3, 2020 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
Our favorite albums, videos, and performances
"...EP, The Rebel Tape, an exceptional collection of inspirational bars. The baby-faced rapper wastes no time, no line, no..."

July 3, 2020 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Colombian Folkloric Post-Punks Nemegata Drop Four-Star Debut
Local trio finds the fire of the jaguar
"...just reinventing what we listened to every day in bars, in trucks, in parties, and with our families."..."

July 3, 2020 Music Feature by Thomas Fawcett

Local Org Offers Beefed-Up COVID-19 Guidelines for Hospitality Businesses
Initiatives aimed at preventing the virus' spread and sustaining local businesses
"...agreement is designed to not only keep restaurants and bars safe and afloat, but serve as guidance for other..."

July 3, 2020 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

In Austin, Where Nearly All Concerts are Canceled, Vanilla Ice Set to Perform Friday
Relive the Nineties, “When we didn’t have coronavirus!”
"...Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order last Friday closing all bars due to an expected surge in COVID-19 cases effectively..."

July 1, 2020 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Abbott Orders Bars Closed, Restaurant Capacity Dropped
Governor reverses reopening plan as COVID-19 cases surge in Texas
"...Greg Abbott issued an executive order ceasing operation of bars in Texas and decreasing dine-in restaurant capacity to 50%...."

June 26, 2020 News Post by Kevin Curtin

A Dangerous Man
At 18, Billy Joe Wardlow took a man’s life. Nearly 30 years later, the state still wants his.
"...personal level of cleanliness. In a quarter century behind bars, the tall, lanky country boy has evolved into a..."

June 26, 2020 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
Here's what we're listening to
"...livestream Saturday from Bud's Recording Services. – Kevin Curtin Silver Bars: Center of the City Lights..."

June 19, 2020 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

A Year Later, the Time Is Right for Another Conversation About Notes From the Field
In the wake of George Floyd’s murder, Zach Theatre streamed its staging of the 2019 production and led a discussion on Zoom
" school are most likely to end up behind bars...."

June 19, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Austin Musicians of Color Talk About the Pandemic's Outsized Impact on Their Communities
COVID-19 extends into all realities of Austin's pervasive inequality
"...performers aren't considered "essential," no matter Austin's marketing tack. Bars and venues have little to no guidance on whether..."

June 19, 2020 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

Bakers Against Racism: Austin
D.C.-born initiative kneads up some tasty local support
"...baking any for this sale. I’ll be contributing lemon bars, double chocolate orange chunk cookies, peach turnovers, and two..."

June 15, 2020 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

ACL Live Reopens With Fourth of July Festival
Brownout, Jackie Venson, and Walker Lukens headline
" constantly wiping down “high-touch areas,” like door handles, bars, sinks, soap dispensers, tables, and trash cans...."

June 15, 2020 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Checking In: Bridge Farmers Sustain Sonic Possession
ATX power triangulation bides its time
"...most of my income was coming from working in bars, it definitely is stressful wondering how the future will..."

June 15, 2020 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Faster Than Sound – Summer in the City: Concerts, Protests, Relief Controversy, Potentially Less HAAM
Clubs navigate show safety, local musicians soundtrack protests, and HAAM asks for city aid.
"...Gov. Greg Abbott further muddled best practices in allowing bars to increase to 50% indoor capacity. Protocol still requires..."

June 12, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Headlines / Quote of the Week
" "Shop the Block" pilot program will allow restaurants, bars, and retail businesses to apply for short-term permits to..."

June 12, 2020 News Feature

Popular Clarksville Restaurant Wink Reopens on Its 19th Anniversary
Farm-to-table innovator opens its dining room
"...And will there be safety protocols in effect? At..."

June 10, 2020 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Faster Than Sound: Austin Music Grapples With Reopening & Protests
Civil unrest erupts nationwide as Austin clubs begin reopening
"...Overshadowed by civil unrest locally and nationally, Austin bars and music venues continued to reopen last weekend. Broken..."

June 5, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Council Makes Time to Address Protest Fallout
The right to listen
"...right of way. The pilot program would let restaurants, bars, and retailers apply for Tier 2 special event permits..."

June 5, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

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