Best Late-Night Food in Austin

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We get it. It’s late. Like, really late. Way past socially acceptable dinner hours. But your stomach doesn’t care about that. You’d sell a limb for a slice of pizza and garlic sticks, with extra dipping sauce. Or a platter of tacos al pastor. Or a steaming, spicy bowl of pho from a late-night food delivery service — so you don’t have to put on pants, of course. Where can you satisfy your nocturnal noshings in Capital City? We’re serving up some of the best late-night food and 24-hour restaurants in Austin. Diner fare, desserts, never-ending brunch, fusion feasts and more — if you’re craving it, Austin’s late-night food scene has it. Austin’s Best Late-Night Restaurants The later the hour, the better the experience at any of these Austin restaurants — some of which are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 1. East Side King 1618 East Sixth Street The Asian-fusion endeavor founded by James Beard Award-winner Paul Qui has both a brick-and-mortar outfit as well as a late-night food truck stationed in East Austin. We recommend the latter, which drops shop outside The Liberty bar on East Sixth Street every night until quarter to 3 a.m. Dig into Poor Qui Buns with sweet hoisin-slathered pork or Chicken Katsu Meshi dripping in silky, spicy green curry sauce. Of course, you also can’t forget East Side King’s infamous deep-fried Brussels Sprouts Salad, served with fresh mint, basil, cilantro, jalapeno and more. All those greens make it healthy, right?…

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Best Live Music in Austin

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Sure, Austin is known for South by Southwest (SXSW) and Austin City Limits, two of the nation’s most iconic annual music festivals. But what about good ole’ regular, everyday music shows? In a city that boasts being the Live Music Capital of the World, where are the best spots to hang with friends, grab a drink and hear some talented performers throughout the year? Consider any of the following as some of Austin’s best music venues. Many are free, many are themed and all are ready to satisfy your live-performance whims any day of the week. Austin’s Top Live Music Venues These venues make Austin a live performance mecca for new and transplanted Austinites alike, plus the music-loving tourists who flock to the city year-round. 1. The Continental Club A list of Austin’s musical must-sees would be incomplete without the Continental Club. For nearly seven decades, this South Congress spot has held a gravitational pull over some of the best free and ticketed shows in the entire city. Owner Steve Wertheimer — who also manages a few other prime music venues on this list — revamped the club from its swanky supper club roots to be the multi-genre, nationally acclaimed music hub it is today. The Continental Club hosts performances every week. Blues, roots, rockabilly, country, classic rock and more blast from its central stage, which has seen the likes of everyone from Stevie Ray Vaughan to The Replacements. You can’t miss it walking down South Congress Avenue. The neon-sign…

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Austin Sports: Where to Catch a Game in Austin

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Quirky. Eclectic. Diverse. Those are words that certainly describe the population in and around Austin, Texas. They’re also a great way to describe the variety of sports you’ll find in Austin and nearby communities. Whether you prefer professional sports or amateur competitions, Austin has a sports team you’ll be excited to cheer on to victory and proud to stand by in defeat. From well-known sports like football, basketball and baseball to lesser-known sports like roller derby and ultimate frisbee, Austin sports teams compete in a wide variety of sports that have both mass appeal and cult-like followings. Austin Sports Teams Just like the city is home to an array of sports teams, Austin hosts sports events of all sorts. No matter where you’re located in the Capital City, you’ll never be too far away from a sports venue where you can catch a game of some sort. If you’re ready to watch sports teams compete in Austin, you have to know where you can find the action. Luckily, you’ve come to the right place to learn about Austin sports and all the hot venues where you can see teams face off head to head. 1. Where to Watch Baseball in Austin If you want to enjoy some Austin, Texas baseball, the Dell Diamond should be your destination. Dell Diamond is home to the Round Rock Express, which is the AAA affiliate team of the Houston Astros. The team takes the field no less than 140 times per year. The minor…

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Get Your Game on at These Austin Bars and Cafés

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When you hear the term “gamer” these days, your mind probably races to images of people having a great time as they save humanity from zombies or other hostile invaders on a computer screen. While that may be the modern image of a gamer, the term used to be more commonly affiliated with other types of traditional games. In many cases, these games haven’t undergone an update since they first hit the market. These games sometimes require skill and sometimes force you to pray for a lucky roll of the dice. We’re talking board games, pinball machines, pool tables and arcade games. Those multi-generational games that have proven their staying power. The Renaissance of Conventional Games In recent years, people of all ages have started to seek out opportunities to play the games of yesteryear. Board games are a great example of the renaissance that traditional games are currently experiencing. In 2013, the sales of games and puzzles around the world hit a total of $9.3 billion. Just three years later that total reached $9.6 billion. By 2023, boards games sold across the globe are expected to generate more than $12 billion in revenue. With the new and renewed interest people have in more conventional games like board games, businesses that give people the chance to test their skills and luck have been popping up all over. Austin, Texas, is not an exception in this regard. Whether you want to play board games in Austin, try your hand at pool or…

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