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AUSTIN OUTDOOR KIDS Get out and about and explore trails, swimming holes, water parks, playgrounds, lakes, amusement parks, and other destinations filled with fun and learning. Ages 5-13. June 16–Aug. 15. 512/487-5122. $310-325. www.sites.google.com



AUSTIN PARKS & RECREATION CAMPS The city offers all manner of camps that incorporate sports, hiking, art, dance, theatre, and much more. Go online to find one that’s right for your kid. June 16-Aug. 22. 512/974-6700. $75-215. www.austintexas.gov


BYGONE DAYS! VICTORIAN ERA CAMP What was summer camp like back in the 19th century? Kids will find out through era-appropriate art, crafts, sports, dance, and more. Ages 7-10. July 21-25 & July 28-Aug. 1. Neill-Cochran House Museum, 2310 San Gabriel, 512/478-2335. $250. www.nchmuseum.org


CAMP FIRE ADVENTURE CAMP Kids get out of the house and into the great outdoors as they hike, swim, pitch tents, and generally commune with nature. Ages 5-12. June 9-Aug. 22, 8am-5pm. Asbury United Methodist Church, 1605 E. 38 1/2, 512/349-2111. $250. www.camp-fire.org


CAMP INDIGO Help your kids find their inner creative spirit through nature hikes, dance, drama, and yoga, while learning confidence, communication, and respect for themselves and others. Ages 4-12. June 16-20 & 23-27. Austin Discovery School, 8509 FM 969 #200, 512/476-8884. $300. www.amalafoundation.org


CAMP ON THE MOVE Every day’s a field trip, not a week goes by without Schlitterbahn and Fiesta Texas, and other stops for go-karts, zip-lining, and more. Charter buses wired to screen movies ensure minimal fidgeting en route. Ages 7-14. June 9-Aug.8, 7:30am-5:30pm. $295-365. www.camponthemove.com


CAMP SUMMIT All the usual camp fun – swimming, crafts, cooking – with a bit of Christian education thrown in. Ages 4-12. June 9-Aug. 1. 2121 Cypress Creek Rd., Cedar Park, 512/250-1369. $175-205. www.summiteagles.org


CAMP TRINITY Whatever you kid is into Trinity’s camps cover it: cooking, martial arts, computers, cheerleading, comic books, theatre, science, sports, & more. Ages 6-14. June 2-6 & 9-13. Trinity Episcopal School, 3901 Bee Caves Rd., 512/472-9525 x215. $250 ($450, full-day). www.austintrinity.org


COUNTRY HOME LEARNING CENTER Keep the kids on the go with field trips to museums, play areas, and game centers while encouraging their interests in educational endeavors. Ages 5-13. www.countryhomelearningcenter.com


EARTH NATIVE WILDERNESS SCHOOL Learn all about the natural world of Central Texas through exploration and games. The older kids get into some survival techniques at the overnight camp in Bastrop. Ages 6-17. June 9-Aug. 1. McKinney Falls State Park, 5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy, 512/299-8870. $245 ($595, overnight camp). www.earthnativeschool.com


EPIC ADVENTURES Choose from the 7- or 12-day overnight camp that forgoes all the usual trappings of cabins and cafeterias for tents and campfires. Sleep under the stars after a day of biking, climbing, rafting, caving, and/or backpacking. Ages 13-17. June 15-Aug. 3. 512/417-6127. $800 per week. www.myepicadventures.com


ESCUELITA ART-ES INC. Bilingual instructors guide campers through various themed camps that include dance, music, theatre, art, yoga, sign language, and more. Ages 3-11. June 2-Aug. 1. 6100 Parkwood, Oak Hill, 512/965-3604. www.escuelitaart-es.com


EXTEND-A-CARE FOR KIDS Keep your kids mentally and physically active all summer with a well-rounded, diverse program including drama, cooking, soccer, reading, nature walks, and more. Ages 3-12. June 9-Aug. 15. 512/472-9402. Up to $170. www.eackids.org


GENAUSTIN Three-day camps educate and empower girls to be better individuals and friends and generally prepare for middle school. Ages 9-12. Mitte Foundation Carriage House, 1008 West Ave, 512/808-4044. $150. www.genaustin.org


GIRLSTART Choose one of the weeklong camps and learn about animals, music, or even create their own virtual theme park. Ages 9-13. June 9-Aug. 1. $300. www.girlstart.org


GROWIN’ TOGETHER HANDS-ON CAMP Choose your camp and put on a play, build something cool, or save the planet. Ages 5-12. June 16-July 25. Austin EcoSchool, 4105 Manchaca, 447-8516. $249. www.growintogether.org


HAWAIIAN FALLS CAMPS Younguns (ages 6-12) learn about science and nature through water and weather experiments and have some fun in the water park, naturally. Kids 12 to 15 can learn some lifesaving skills at the junior lifeguard cam. Older kids (ages 15-16) will lead the younger campers as part of the training program. July 7-Aug. 11. Hawaiian Falls Water Park, 2411 FM 685, Pflugerville. $125-250. www.hfalls.com


INSIDE OUTSIDE SCHOOL The Inside Outside School inundates kids with crafts, games, art, music, cooking, and even a few farm animals. Long story short? Your kids won’t be bored at these two-week camps. Ages 5-12. June 9-20 & July 7-18. 5530 Killingsworth Ln., Pflugerville, 512/251-1109. $550. www.insideoutsideschool.org


IQUEST Honestly, these guys win for widest variety of topics covered: comic books, Mandarin, philosophy, improv, TV production, college application help, etc. Seriously, etc. Ages 4-18. 5145 RR 620 N., 512/537-7664. $200-375. www.iquestaustin.com



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Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival presented by the Paramount Theatre brings to Austin, TX some of the funniest, wittiest and oddest world-class comics from around the globe. This marathon of side-splitting nights throughout the city is slated to bring over 100 comedians doing everything from stand-up and sketch to improv and musical comedy. National headliners, up-and-comers and local Austin-based comedians ensure that there are options for every type of comedy fan; die-hards to those just looking for a fun night.

Wednesday Schdule below:

5:00pm – 7:00pm | Moontower Lounge at the SFA Bar & Terrace

Schedule Banner Session 1

7:00pm | Paramount Theatre | DEMETRI MARTIN
Demetri Martin, Levi McDonald

7:15pm | The Velv Comedy Lounge | TRIFECTA
Jackie Kashian, Dan Naturman, Nick Thune, Host: Brendan K. O’Grady

7:15pm | The Parish | FOUR EYES
Andy Kindler, Mike Lawrence, Nick Mullen, Sara Schaefer, James Adomian,
Ari Shaffir, Rory Scovel, Host: Kerri Lendo

7:30pm | The Parish Underground | SHE-BANG
Erin Foley, Jen Kober, Cameron Esposito, Maggie Maye, Ashley Barnhill
Arden Myrin, Laura Kightlinger Host: Sean Patton

7:30pm | Stateside at the Paramount | PAJAMA MEN

8:00pm | Cap City | TRIFECTA
Kurt Braunohler, Brent Morin, Beth Stelling, Host: Chris Tellez

8:00pm | The New Movement | OPPOSITES + AC LEROK

Schedule Banner Session 2

9:15pm | The Parish | BLUE MOON
Dom Irrera, Brent Weinbach, Brad Williams, Kurt Metzger, Bridget Everett,
Godfrey, Jen Kober, Host: Bobby Slayton

9:30pm | Paramount Theatre | HANNIBAL BURESS
Hannibal Buress, Dan Soder

9:30pm | The Velv Comedy Lounge | COMEDY JACKPOT
Billy D. Washington, Paul Varghese, Greg Warren, Noel Wells,
Lucas Molandes, Laura Kightlinger, Chris Cubas, Host: Bob Khosravi

9:30pm | The New Movement | TNM TALKS

10:00pm | The Parish Underground | AUSTIN TOWERS!
Matt Bearden, Mike MacRae, John Ramsey, Mac Blake, Brian Gaar,
Kat Ramzinski, Host: Doug Mellard

10:00pm | Stateside at the Paramount | ALWAYS BE CLOSIN’ WITH RORY SCOVEL
Rory Scovel, Justin Willman, Sara Schaefer, Host: Kerry Awn


See the complete schdule here

For Tickets and extra info visit the main home page here

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New MindMixer Website Launched for Town Lake Metropolitan Park

This online public forum allows the community to share views, vision for the park.

Austin Parks Foundation, the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) and Tur Partners invite you to join us in a new and exciting way to help imagine the future of Austin’s premier lakefront park, Town Lake Metropolitan Park. We have recently launched an online virtual public engagement forum via mindmixer.com that allows community members throughout Austin to share their experiences, views and ideas toward a long-term vision for this park.

This website is built upon discussions initiated during the first four visioning sessions held Fall 2013 and Winter 2014. All sessions are part of a larger initiative to collect community input that will inform the future vision of Town Lake Metropolitan Park. As directed by the City of Austin Resolution #20121011-081, Austin Parks Foundation is working in partnership with Tur Partners, LLC, a global advisory firm, to conduct a study that will provide recommendations for enhancing public access and enjoyment of Town Lake Metropolitan Park. The final report will be delivered in April 2014.

To join the online discussions, please visit townlakepark.mindmixer.com. For more information about Town Lake Metropolitan Park, visit the Austin Parks Foundation’s “Special Initiatives: Auditorium Shores” webpage, http://www.austinparks.org/auditorium-shores.html, or contact Josh Strickland: (312) 506-6950; jstrickland@turpartners.com.


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Austin Board of REALTORS® releases real estate statistics for February 2014


AUSTIN, Texas–March 20, 2014 – Austin-area home sales and home prices hit an all-time high in February, according to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) report released today by the Austin Board of REALTORS®. In February 2014, 1,761 single-family homes were sold in the Austin area, which is nine percent more than one year prior, and the median price for Austin-area homes was $230,530, an 11 percent gain from February 2013.

Bill Evans, 2014 President of the Austin Board of REALTORS®, explained, “The Austin-area housing market continues to be strong and home buyers remain aggressive. Sales are increasing year-over-year and rising home starts have begun to offset Austin’s shrinking housing inventory. These factors taken together make it look like we will have a great real estate year in 2014.”

A recent report from Metrostudy showed that Austin-area home starts hit a six-year high in 2013 and are on pace to exceed 2013 levels this year, which could replenish Austin’s housing stock with much-needed new homes. In February 2014, inventory remained at a historically low level of 2.0 months, compared to 2.6 months of inventory in February 2013.

Austin-area homes also continued to sell at an accelerated rate, spending an average of 55 days on the market in February 2014 and 16 days fewer than in 2013. The market also featured one percent fewer new listings, eight percent fewer active listings and five percent fewer pending sales in February 2014 compared to the prior year.

As Austin-area inventory remained unchanged and new and active listings decreased, home prices continued to rise. Average price also saw a double-digit increase, increasing 12 percent from February 2013 to $293,746. The total dollar volume in February 2014 was $517,286,706, a 21 percent increase from February 2013.

Evans concluded, “Austin needs to be aggressive in the promotion of housing development policies that contribute to a consistent, healthy increase of housing stock for all members of our community. Home starts are strong and the outlook for Austin-area home sales continues to be positive, and we need to provide safe, affordable housing options quickly in order to keep up with Austin’s continuing demand.”

February 2014 Statistics

    • 1,761 – Single-family homes sold, nine percent more than February 2013.


    • $230,530 – Median price for single-family homes, 11 percent more than February 2013.


    • $293,746 – Average price for single-family homes, 12 percent more than February 2013.


    • 55 – Average number of days single-family homes spent on the market, 16 days fewer than February 2013.


    • 2,544 – New single-family home listings on the market, one percent fewer than February 2013.


    • 4,724 – Active single-family home listings on the market, eight percent fewer than February 2013.


    • 2,118 – Pending sales for single-family homes, five percent fewer than February 2013.


    • 2.0 – Months of inventory* of single-family homes, 0.6 months less than February 2013.


  • $517,286,706 – Total dollar volume of single-family properties sold, 21 percent more than February 2013.

The following sections describe trends in other sectors of the Austin real estate market.

Townhouses & Condominiums

The number of townhouses and condominiums (condos) purchased in the Austin area in February 2014 was 217, which is 26 percent more than February 2013. In the same time period, the median price for condos and townhomes was $207,000, which is 11 percent more than the same month of the prior year. When compared to February 2013, these properties spent 26 percent less time on the market at an average of 50 days.


In February 2014, a total of 1,206 properties were leased in Austin, which is five percent more than February 2013. The median price for Austin-area leases was $1,400, which is six percent more than the same month of the prior year.

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March 9th- Spring Forward -Don't Forget to Set Your Clocks Forward

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Austin 2014 Rodeo Concert Line Up

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South by Southwest Music Festival wristbands are on sales for Austin area residents.

The price is $189. Sales are limited to Austin area residents. All advance sales will be online at wristbands.sxsw.com. Individuals may purchase one wristband for themselves and one for another person whose name must be provided at the time of purchase. Online purchase requires a credit card with a billing zip code in the Austin area.

The festival wants to keep wristbands out of the hands of scalpers.

The festival is March 11-March 16 on more than 100 stages throughout central Austin with more than 2,000 regional, national and international bands performing.

Bands continue to be confirmed and the SXSW website is updated daily, but a tiny sample of bands include: The Blank Tapes, Vic Mensa, Ballet School, Kurt Vile, 3LAU, Black Lips, Aloe Blacc, PapaNegro, Avi Buffalo, Phantogram, The Kooks, Dirty Vegas and Ana Tijoux.

The schedule can be found at schedule.sxsw.com. For more information on SXSW, go sxsw.com.

Compliments of: Martha Small | Austin Portfolio Real Estate | 512.587.0308

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ESPN will present the inaugural X Games Austin June 5-8, 2014, at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas. This year’s event will host more than 200 athletes at COTA and in downtown Austin. Action sports fans visiting COTA will enjoy many staple X Games disciplines at two different locations along the track’s 3.4 miles, including the newly added discipline of Stadium SUPER Trucks and the homecoming of BMX Dirt to U.S. soil after making its return last year at X Games Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil. Building on last year’s debut of the X Games Music Presents series, X Games Austin will also showcase a world-class music lineup to complement the world’s premier action sports competition, including internationally acclaimed and Grammy Award-winning artist Kanye West, Flaming Lips and Pretty Lights.

Utilizing the large footprint of the COTA venue, the X Games on-site experience will grow significantly in 2014, bringing fans a full festival atmosphere surrounding the sports competition, complete with live music, athlete autograph sessions, pit access, Austin’s world-renowned food and drinks, interactive villages for fans of all ages and more – all included with the purchase of a ticket.

“X Games Austin 2014, will be a four day sports, music and lifestyle festival,” said Scott Guglielmino, sr. vice president, programming and X Games, ESPN. “The best athletes, competing at the highest levels remain the core of X Games. But we’re incredibly excited about being able to create a full-scale festival around that, which celebrates some of the other elements of the X Games lifestyle – music, friends, family, food and fun.”

“We look forward to hosting the X Games this June and introducing tens of thousands of brand new customers to the world-class venues we have at Circuit of The Americas,” said Paul Thornton, president of TAG Presents LLC, the events management company for COTA and the Austin360 Amphitheater. “Austin is an ideal location for this international event as this city represents the bold and independent mindset embodied by the X Games. We’re ready to give action sports fans a Texas-sized festival experience with sports, music, rides and activities above and beyond what has ever been attempted before.”

In addition to the world’s greatest display of competition in action sports, X Games Austin will highlight the artistic and cultural elements inherent in the action sports lifestyle. X Games Music in Austin will present a lineup of top musical performers, including: Kanye West, Flaming Lips, Pretty Lights, Slightly Stoopid, Gary Clark Jr., Mac Miller, Bad Religion, Dillon Francis, Mayer Hawthorne, Wavves, Cash Cash, FMLYBND and Candyland. Headlining performances will take place at the acclaimed Austin360 Amphitheater, while other performances will take place at one of the multiple other stages or EDM tent, located at Circuit of The Americas. In addition to these featured shows, X Games Austin will showcase a local artist stage and dance hall offering some of today’s top DJs and EDM artists.






Big Air

Big Air

Best Whip




Enduro X (M & W)

Stadium SUPER Trucks

Street (M & W)





Speed & Style


Step Up

Tickets for X Games Austin will be available for purchase beginning Friday, Jan. 24 at 1 p.m. EST at http://www.ticketmaster.com/xgames. A special presale will take place that day at 9 a.m. ET before tickets are made available to the public. To register in advance for the X Games Austin ticket presale, visit http://www.xgamesaustin.com. Three-day tickets start at $89.

Events taking place at COTA will occur in four different locations within the venue; the main straight, the Turn 1 hill, Turn 19 and the stadium section located at Turns 12-16. Premium seat upgrades for those wanting the best views of specific disciplines will be available at Ticketmaster during the checkout process.

ESPN and ABC will televise a combined 20 hours of live X Games Austin competition in high definition, which will also be accessible via WatchESPN and WatchABC to viewers who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider. An additional seven hours of competition will be carried on ESPN3 as well as the latest coverage across ESPN digital platforms, including XGames.com, X Games app, X Games pages across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and more.

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Compliments of: Martha Small | Austin Portfolio Real Estate | 512.587.0308


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Spring Forward: The clocks are set ahead one hour during Spring Forward. In 2014, this occurs on Sunday, March 9th.

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Annies Cafe & Bar

319 Congress Ave. 512-472-1884, http://www.anniescafebar.com.

Brunch hours: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $8-$16.

Highlights: Brioche french toast, full English breakfast, eggs Benedict, beignets, farmers’ market salad with grilled salmon.

Drink specials: $5 mimosas, $8 Bloody Marys, $8 bellinis with white peach juice.

Blue Star Cafeteria

4800 Burnet Road, Suite C300. 512-454-7827, http://www.bluestarcafeteria.com.

Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $9-$14.

Highlights: Quiche Lorraine, Florentine Benedict, vanilla-battered french toast, bagel with smoked salmon, Western omelet.

Drink specials: $3 virgin Bloody Marys (you supply the liquor), $5 mimosas, $4.75 poinsettias with cranberry juice.


1200 W. Sixth St. 512-297-2525, http://www.clarksoysterbar.com.

Brunch hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $10-$34.

Highlights: Lobster roll, wood-grilled shrimp toast, hangar steak and eggs, grilled cheese egg in the hole.


2027 Anchor Lane. 512-614-2260, http://www.contigotexas.com/austin.

Brunch hours: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $8-$12.

Highlights: Nopales and eggs, beef tongue hash, housemade breads, rabbit and dumplings.

Chez Zee

5406 Balcones Drive. 512-454-2666, http://www.chez-zee.com.

Brunch hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $9.95-$19.95.

Highlights: Crème brûlée french toast, lobster and shrimp omelet, migas, 10 varieties of eggs Benedict, including one that has crab cakes.

Eastside Cafe

2113 Manor Road. 512-476-5858, http://www.eastsidecafeaustin.com.

Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $9.75-$19.95.

Highlights: Baked huevos Mexicanos, smoked salmon Benedict, apple-almond waffle, blueberry blintzes, garden vegetable enchiladas, wild mushroom crêpes, artichoke manicotti.

1886 Cafe & Bakery

614 E. Sixth St. at the Driskill Hotel. 512-391-7066, http://www.1886cafeandbakery.com.

Brunch hours: On Saturdays and Sundays, breakfast runs from 6:30 to 11 a.m., and brunch is served from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $10-$12.

Highlights: Pastries, lox and bagel, pecan waffles, three-egg omelets, eggs Benedict, huevos rancheros, Hangover Burger.

El Naranjo

85 Rainey St. 512-474-2776, http://www.elnaranjo-restaurant.com.

Brunch hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $8-$14.

Highlights: Pan dulce, chilaquiles, huevos a la albanil.

Drink specials: $4 mimosas and sangria, $5 margarita dominguera.


1610 S. Congress Ave. 512-441-7672, http://www.austinvespaio.com.

Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $9-$16.

Highlights: Poached eggs on focaccia with Niman Ranch ham or spinach and roasted tomato, crab cake with poached egg and hollandaise, croque madame sandwich, semolina and buttermilk pancakes.

Drink specials: $5 mimosas, bellinis and greyhounds, $6 Bloody Marys.


2307 Hancock Drive. 512-371-6840. http://www.epicerieaustin.com.

Brunch hours: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $7-$13.

Highlights: “Mad dog” pancakes, croque madame, eggs benedict.

Fino Restaurant Patio & Bar

2905 San Gabriel St. 474-2905, http://www.finoaustin.com.

Brunch hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $9-$14.

Highlights: Manchego biscuits with quince jam, prawns and grits, tortilla Española.

Drink specials: $5 mimosas with orange, grapefruit or pomegranate juice. $25 for a carafe.

Fonda San Miguel

2330 W. North Loop Blvd. 512-459-4121, http://www.fondasanmiguel.com.

Brunch hours: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays.

Prices: Buffet $38.95. half price for children 12 and under

Highlights: Black drum ceviche, cochinita pibil, chicken mole poblano, chicken mole verde, corn budín, slow-cooked achiote agujas, jicama fruit salad, beans and rice, housemade tortillas, arroz con leche, bread pudding, almond flan.

Drink specials: Sangria for $14 a carafe and $28 a pitcher, $5 Bloody Marys and mimosas.


407 Colorado St. 512-494-6916, http://www.hotdogscoldbeer.com.

Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $9-$15.

Highlights: Chicken and bacon waffles, shrimp and grits, Makers Mark toast with blueberry-bourbon syrup, pulled-pork Benedict.

Drink specials: $8 Red Headed Stranger with a Pearl chaser, $4 mimosas, $7 Frank 75, $7.50 Texas Pimms and BB Creme.


360 Nueces St. 512-320-8226, http://www.garridosaustin.com.

Brunch hours: 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $7-$13.50.

Highlights: Migas, lamb chorizo omelet, breakfast tacos with mushroom.

Green Pastures

811 W. Live Oak St. 512-444-4747, http://www.greenpasturesrestaurant.com .

Brunch hours: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Prices: Buffet $38.

Highlights: Prime rib, shrimp cocktail, hot smoked salmon, eggs Benedict, dessert buffet. Coffee, tea and punch included.


3110 Guadalupe St. 512-537-0467, http://www.hopfieldsaustin.com.

Brunch hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $8-$12.

Highlights: Eggs benedict (weekends only), pain perdu.

Hyde Park Bar & Grill

4206 Duval St., 512-458-3168; 4521 West Gate Blvd., 512-899-2700; http://www.hpbng.com.

Brunch hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $9-$13.

Highlights: Eggs Benedict, migas, pork & waffles.

Drink specials: $4 mimosas and screwdrivers, $4 Bloody Marys.

Iron Cactus

606 Trinity St., 512-472-9240; 10001 Stonelake Blvd., 512-794-8778; 12912 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave, 512-692-8059. http://www.ironcactus.com.

Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. The Stonelake Boulevard location also offers brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

Prices: Buffet $14.99. $8.99 for kids 5 to 12. Free for kids 4 and under. $12.99 for seniors.

Highlights: Fajitas, enchiladas, omelet station, guacamole, tortilla soup, migas, prime rib, roast pork, dessert station.

Jack Allen’s Kitchen

7720 W. Texas 71. 512-852-8558; 2500 Hoppe Trail, Round Rock, 512-215-0372, http://www.jackallenskitchen.com .

Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays.

Prices: Buffet $15.99. $5.99 for 12 and younger.

Highlights: Biscuits and gravy, enchilada casserole, house-cured ham, Mama’s Sunday Chicken, chicken-fried pork tenderloin, tomato-basil pie, eggs cooked to order.

Drink specials: $3.50 mimosas, Bloody Marys, pomegranate sangrias.

Josephine House of Austin

1610 Waterston. 512-477-5584, http://www.josephineofaustin.com.

Brunch hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées

Highlights: 9 grain pancake, rye granola, poached egg & Israeli couscous.

La Condesa

400A W. Second St. 512-499-0300, http://www.lacondesaaustin.com.

Brunch hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $9-$18.

Highlights: Huevos chilangos with wild-boar chorizo, huevos condesa.

Lamberts Downtown Barbecue

401 W. Second St. 512-494-1500, http://www.lambertsaustin.com.

Brunch hours: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $12-$24

Highlights: Coriander-maple pork ribs, brown sugar-coffee brisket, macaroni and cheese, deviled eggs with caviar, hanger steak Benedict, brioche french toast..


310 Congress Ave., 512-472-7555; 10201 Jollyville Road, 512-345-1042; http://www.manuels.com .

Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $10-$22.

Highlights: Migas, scrambled eggs with venison chorizo, huevos Motulenos with ham and peas, three-egg omelets, grilled pork or beef tenderloin with eggs.

Drink specials: $5 Mexican mimosas, $8 mango daiquiris.

Max’s Wine Dive

207 San Jacinto Blvd. 512-904-0111, http://www.maxswinedive.com.

Brunch hours: 10 a.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m. Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $8-$16.

Highlights: Fried chicken and waffles, fried three-egg sandwich with bacon and Gruyère, a bowl of jalapeño cheese grits with pulled pork called the SXSW.

Drink specials: Carafe of mimosas for $18 (five glasses), or $3.75 a glass.


303 Red River St. 512-236-9599, http://www.moonshinegrill.com.

Brunch hours: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays.

Prices: Buffet $17.95. $7.95 for ages 7-12, free for 6 and younger.

Highlights: King Ranch casserole, migas, green egg scramble, green chile cheese grits, deviled eggs, spiral ham with pineapple chipotle glaze, white chocolate bread pudding.

Drink specials: $4 mimosas and bloody marys.


360 Nueces St. 320-0297, http://www.mulberryaustin.com.

Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $10-$15.

Highlights: Poached eggs with Calabrese salami and hollandaise, shrimp and polenta, brioche French toast.

Drink specials: $3 mimosas, $5 bellinis.

North by Northwest Restaurant and Brewery

10010 N. Capital of Texas Highway (Loop 360). 512-467-6969, http://www.nxnwbrew.com.

Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $8.95-$10.95.

Highlights: Baked eggs Milanese, brunch pizza, migas, poached eggs with shrimp-and-crab cakes

Drink specials: $2.95 mimosas, $3.25 frozen bellinis, $3.50 Bloody Marys and screwdrivers, $8 Chandon Brut.


2043 S. Lamar Blvd. 512-804-2700, http://www.olivia-austin.com.

Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $11-$25.

Highlights: “Picnic-stye” fried chicken, Willie Nelson chicken-fried steak and eggs, Olivia Benedict with braised flatiron, buttermilk pancakes, shrimp and grits.

Drink specials: $6 bellinis and mimosas, $30 trio of juices with a bottle of sparkling wine.

Opal Divine’s

Marina, 12709 N. MoPac Blvd. (Loop 1), 512- 733-5353; Penn Field, 3601 S. Congress Ave., 512-707-0237; Davenport, 3801 Capital of Texas Hwy N., 512-369-3709, http://www.opaldivines.com .

Brunch hours: Marina: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays; Penn Field and Davenport: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $5-$12

Highlights: Migas, eggs Benedict, french toast, breakfast tacos, an Austin omelet with tomatoes, sprouts and avocado.

Paggi House

200 Lee Barton Drive. 512-473-3700, http://www.paggihouse.com.

Brunch hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.

Prices: Buffet $30. $15 for children.

Highlights: Chicken and waffles, french toast, bread pudding, eggs to order.

Perla’s Seafood & Oyster Bar

1400 S. Congress Ave. 512-291-7300, http://www.perlasaustin.com.

Brunch hours: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $10-$25.

Highlights: Oak-grilled trout scramble, lobster omelet, breakfast bouillabaisse, crab Florentine, hanger steak and eggs, brioche french toast, breakfast crab cake, oysters on the half-shell.

Red’s Porch

3508 S. Lamar Blvd. 512-440-7337, http://www.redsporch.com.

Brunch hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $7.95-$10.95.

Highlights: New Orleans beignets, shrimp and grits, chicken-fried steak and eggs, migas, fried chicken and waffles, Tex-Mex omelet.

Drink specials: $2.50 mimosas, $4.25 Voodoo Queens, $3 special beer tap, $12 sangria carafes.

Roaring Fork Stonelake

10850 Stonelake Blvd. 512-342-2700, http://www.roaringfork.com.

Brunch hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $9-$15.

Menu highlights: Green chile pork, Elgin sausage migas, honey-dipped fried chicken, biscuits and gravy.

Drink specials: $5 frozen margaritas, mojitos, Bloody Marys and sangria.

Russell’s Bistro

1601 W. 38th St. 512-467-7877, http://www.russellsbistro.com.

Brunch hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $9-$17.

Highlights: Banana-pecan pancakes, crème brûlée french toast, eggs Benedict, Russell’s migas.

Drink specials: $5 Strawberry mimosas, $6 Prima Perla Prosecco mimosas

Second Bar + Kitchen

200 Congress Ave. 512-827-2750, http://www.congressaustin.com/second.

Brunch hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $12-$17

Highlights: Texas benedict, brioche French toast, pork belly fried rice, black truffle grits.

Snack Bar

1224 S. Congress Ave. 512-445-2626, http://www.snackbaraustin.com.

Brunch hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $7-$12.

Highlights: Quinoa salad, French toast, granola parfait, eggs & gravy biscuit, migas.

Drink specials: Saturdays and Sundays, $3 Odwalla mimosas, $14 mimosa flasks

South Congress Cafe

1600 S. Congress Ave. 512-447-3905, http://www.southcongresscafe.com.

Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $9-$17.

Highlights: Spinach-portobello-artichoke omelet, steak-and-migas Benedict, smoked short rib hash, carrot-cake french toast, crab enchiladas.

Drink specials: $8 infused Bloody Marys.

Stubb’s Bar-B-Q

801 Red River St. 512-480-8341, http://www.stubbsaustin.com.

Brunch hours: Seatings for a gospel brunch at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sundays.

Prices: Buffet $20.95 with a stage view, $18.95 without. $8.95 for kids.

Highlights: Southern-style grits, migas, fried catfish, brisket, sausage, chicken, spinach enchiladas, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, cowboy beans, nopalitos, pies, cakes.

Drink specials: Make-your-own Bloody Mary bar. Prices vary by brand of liquor.

Swift’s Attic

315 Congress Ave. Suite 200. http://www.swiftsattic.com.

Brunch hours: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $11-$28.

Highlights: Korean BBQ strip steak, forbidden rice bibimbap, chicken-fried Lockhart quail tenders, foie gras PB&J pancakes.

Drink specials: $1 mimosas, Build-your-own Bloody Mary bar, roasted pepper infused Tito’s.


1411 E. Seventh St. 512-628-4715, http://www.takobarestaurant.com.

Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $6-$9.50.

Highlights: Menudo, chilaquiles, lamb birria, migas, french toast with caramelized plantains, egg-and-chorizo torta.

Drink specials: $1.50 mimosas, $5 Bloody Marys, $7 mimosa carafes.


258 W. Second St. 512-477-1001, http://www.tavernabylombardi.com.

Brunch hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $9.50-$12.

Highlights: Shrimp and asparagus omelet, vanilla french toast, frittata.

Drink specials: $1 mimosas and bellinis with entrée.


301 W. Riverside Drive, 512-472-9304; 6416 N. Lamar Blvd., 512-451-5440; http://www.threadgills.com.

Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays. Bluegrass Brunch (North Lamar), Gospel Brunch (Riverside).

Prices: Buffet $12.95. $5.95 younger than 12.

Highlights: Migas, grits, biscuits and gravy, omelet station, pancakes, fruit.

TNT/Tacos and Tequila

507 Pressler St., Suite 400. 512-436-8226, http://www.tntgrill.com.

Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.

Prices: Buffet $18.95. $6.95 for children 6-10. Free for 5 and younger.

Highlights: Eggs Benedict, Belgian waffles, huevos rancheros, brisket, omelets, desserts.

Drink specials: Fresh fruit mimosas, Champagne and aquas frescas included.


200 Lavaca St. at the W Austin. 512-542-3660, http://www.traceaustin.com.

Brunch hours: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $13-$17.

Highlights: Farmer’s breakfast, croque madame, stuffed donuts, chicken fried Lockhart quail and waffles.


98 San Jacinto Blvd. at the Four Seasons Hotel. 512-685-8300, http://www.trioaustin.com.

Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays.

Prices: Buffet $52. $22 ages 6-11. Free for 5 and younger.

Highlights: Crab claws, sushi, smoked fish, charcuterie, omelet station, cheese board, pastries, ceviche, eggs Benedict, pancakes, dessert station including cheesecake, crème brûlée and a chocolate fountain.

Drink specials: Mimosas and champagne included.


1110 West Lynn St. 512-472-8226, http://www.zocalocafe.com.

Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $7.99-$8.99.

Highlights: Fajita steak and eggs, pancakes, huevos rancheros or verde, eggs Benedict, chilaquiles with eggs, breakfast tacos and burritos.

Drink specials: Mango bellinis, frozen sangria, mimosas, inquire for prices.


1110 W. Sixth St., 512-478-5355; 9400A Arboretum Blvd., 512-346-3506; 10525 W. Parmer Lane, 512-388-7772. http://www.ztejas.com.

Brunch hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays (Arboretum and Sixth Street). 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays (Parmer Lane).

Prices: À la carte. Entrées $7.75-$11.95.

Highlights: Breakfast enchiladas with smoked chicken or barbacoa, chicken-and-potato hash, migas, pancakes, breakfast quesadilla.

Drink specials: $4 build your own Bloody Marys, mimosas, Bloody Marias or screwdrivers.

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