The Souvenir Menu: The Evangeline Café

The first thing you notice in this south Austin Cajun café is that someone there must really love live music and Louisiana. Every square inch of the Evangeline Café is decorated with autographed playbills, flags, masks, posters and sports jerseys. The predominant colors being the purple, green and gold of Mardi Gras. The next thing […]

E.A.S.T for unique local home ideas

This past weekend as I visited the 10th East Austin Studio Tour (E.A.S.T.), where artist studios, art galleries, and various spaces in the area allow for a chance for the public to get a behind-the-scenes look at working artists’ spaces and processes, I reflected on what an amazing opportunity a yearly event like this is […]

The Souvenir Menu – Milano Café

To me, food tastes better on vacation. It could be because it is a vacation; lack of stress, better restaurant options when not pressed for time, or often just unusually good regional specialties. But, I am always astonished at how the humblest places in Italy seemed to have better food than many pricier places in […]

Sultry Sade brings tour to Austin

The Frank Erwin Center has announced Sade will perform September 7. “Directed by longtime collaborator Sophie Muller, and with production and lighting design by Baz Halpin, the tour is groundbreaking from a visual perspective,” the Frank Erwin website boasts. “With a 23’ x 52’ high resolution LED screen behind the band, and enormous projection screens […]

“Aspire To Be Me” Talent Showcase

On July 16th the African American Men and Boys Harvest Foundation (AAMBHF) hosts their second annual “Aspire to Be Me” fundraiser at Stateside at the Paramount , an “American Idol, Urban style” talent showcase. Native Austinite and rising star from Necessary Roughness, True Blood, and Desperate Housewives, Mehcad Brooks will host the evening and be […]

Chai–N-Chaat 2011

Chai- N- Chaat 2011 held its day-long community-based cultural event and fundraiser to raise funds and awareness of Austin’s diverse ethnic populations as well as four local Austin nonprofits, Saheli, Interfaith Action of Central Texas (iACT), LifeWorks, and Eastside Community Connections (ECC) at the Community Renaissance Market, a locally owned micro-business location with tenants ranging […]

Benefit for the Boys and Girls Club and Amy Wedgworth Foundation

The Manifest Foundation, Nancy Lieberman Foundation, and several local Austin businesses are hosting a series of three fundraisers throughout the summer to help efforts of Boys and Girls Club of Austin and the Amy Wedgworth Foundation. The first event raised almost $7,000 toward the goal of $33,000. Part two of the three part Charity Fundraiser […]

Recycling pays off as reality show wraps

The Solid Waste Services Department’s reality-based show, ‘Dare to Go Zero’ recently aired its final episode. The featured families competed in challenges over a five-week period to learn how to reduce the waste they generate. As part of the Department’s Zero Waste Strategic Plan to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills by 20 percent […]

East Austin Band students play at Stubbs with their Music Pro Mentors

 Anthropos Arts, an Austin-based nonprofit that offers opportunities for educational, social, and personal growth to underserved students in grades 6-12 held their Twelfth annual end-of-year concert at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater. The show featured performances by East Austin music students with their musician-mentors who had spent the last several months receiving individual instruction from some […]

Adding color to your home

Tired of coming home to the same color pallet?  How about adding some dramatic color combinations into your space?  “Black, red and gold. Aqua blue and light orange,” Ariana Anderson, Owner/Designer at Interior Devotion (, explains about dramatic color, combinations that work well, and one of her favorite colors. “I LOVE using almost any shade […]

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