Austin / Food Trucks / Restaurants

Burro Cheese Kitchen


I mean…who wouldn’t want to eat at a cheese kitchen?? Burro Cheese Kitchen is a teeny-tiny artisan grilled cheese restaurant made from a shipping container. Parked on S. Congress, right in the middle of one of the busiest shopping districts in Austin, this little restaurant was created after the owner, Justin Burrow, found inspiration from Beecher’s at Pike Place Market in Seattle. He wanted a top-notch grilled cheese experience available to the people in his hometown, Austin….and by golly, he created it!

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"Best Of" List / Austin

Five Great Austin Coffee Shops For Getting Things Done


A few years ago, my fiancé recommended the book Getting Things Done by David Allen. The title sounds a little gimmicky, but I gave it a shot and I listened to it as an audiobook. I was so inspired to get my life organized! You know what I’m talking about? I wanted to have total control over my email inbox, my calendar, my pile of “someday I’ll get around to this project” type of things that never actually happened. Now, I have to admit that I fall in the category of people who read this book, tried his method for a few weeks, and gradually fizzled out. Read More

Austin / Restaurants

Eastside Tavern: Austin’s Modern BBQ and Cocktail Restaurant


Over the weekend, Nate and I had a chance to stop by Eastside Tavern on E Cesar Chavez for a bite. The restaurant is described as “modern and rustic,” but I would drop the rustic and just say that it’s modern and trendy!

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Challenges / My Life

4 Ways I’m Unplugging From My Phone This Month


I left my phone at home one day last week. I teach orchestra pretty early in the morning, so in the dreary darkness while I was packing my bag and gulping down my coffee, I managed to get in the car and drive halfway to work before realizing I had left it on my dresser next to my hairdryer. (I’m guilty of checking it at stoplights, so that’s when I noticed I didn’t have it.)

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Austin / Health

The Ultimate Guide To Austin’s Best Barre Studios


I keep hearing girls raving about the results they see from attending their barre classes, so I decided to try it out for myself. I attended as many barre studios in Austin as I could over the past month to see what all the hype is about! I’m a barre newbie, so my only expectations were based on what I’ve heard people say over and over: it’s a hard workout, and you’ll see results fast! I like both of those things.

If you’re unfamiliar with barre workouts like I was, here’s a good article that describes them in depth. In a nutshell, this is my best description:

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