Best Austin Breweries

Best Austin Breweries

We are lucky enough to live in a city FILLED with amazing breweries! Whether you are visiting Austin, Texas for a long weekend or are an ATX-native, this guide will help point you to the best breweries in town! We combined our personal favorites with some recommendations curated from the Oros recommendation app to create this guide for the beer-lover in Austin.

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Top Cocktail bars in Austin

Top Cocktail bars in Austin

In honor of National Cocktail Day, we wanted to put together a quick round-up of some of our favorite cocktail bars in our home city of Austin, TX. As food bloggers, we have had the opportunity to try a lot of different liquors and a ton of craft cocktails (tough gig, eh?). Check out our favorite places to dive into a craft cocktail in Austin.

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Top 5 happy hours in Austin

Top 5 happy hours in Austin

We love a good meal as much as we love a good deal. Dining at happy hour is a fantastic way to try out a new restaurant at a fraction of the price. We partnered with Studio 512 to share our thoughts. We took into account value along with food quality. Additionally, we picked a variety of cuisines, formal/informal options, family friendly, and differing locations for this list. You should be able to find the happy hour that is right for you. 

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Best Restaurants in Austin for Valentines Day

Best Restaurants in Austin for Valentines Day

Ahhh... Valentine's Day. Some people love it, some people hate it. Most people likely think it is our favorite holiday. I was reminded yesterday as my flight landed after a business trip as Gavin waited for me at the bottom of the escalator with flowers in hand (as he always does), that little gestures of love should happen all throughout the year. We compiled our top 5 Valentines Day dinner recommendations for a segment on Studio 512 for you, but these could be used for a fantastic romantic evening, any day of the year. 

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Crush 2 Brunch Food Blogger Event!

Most people ask us “how do you eat 7-9 dishes a day and not weigh 500 pounds?!?” In reality, we try to work out daily. It is a constant balance between burning calories and consuming calories. We are always looking to experience all sorts of fitness classes together. (I even convinced Gavin to try a barre class this month, it was pretty comical!). We were super exited to try out Crush fitness and decided to organize a Crush 2 Brunch event with all our food blogger friends.

Before the Crush Fitness workout

Crush is modeled off of Barry’s Bootcamp, which I am pretty sure I read about in US Weekly as the way all those skinny celebs torch calories. Gavin and I like working out, but have hit a bit of a running rut after doing a 10 mile race last spring. The format of Crush Fitness is an alternating workout between treadmill intervals and weight/plio on the floor. 12 minutes treadmill, 12 minutes floor, 12 minutes treadmill, and a final 12 minutes on the floor. This workout was INTENSE, but the staff were super encouraging and pushed us to limits we didn’t think we could hit! It forced us to run at some pretty steep inclines, fast sprinting intervals, and even a bear crawl on the treadmill. The weight training seemed like a break compared to the treadmill workouts, but they were still a challenge and man, did we feel the positive effects of the weight training the next day.

Celebrating AFTER the Crush Fitness blogger event

We’ve been lucky enough to meet some amazing friends through food blogging and this was our first group workout. We know our buds can throw down on a pizza, but this was the first group workout that we have done together. I’ll tell you what, one of the easiest ways to become closer with your friends is to battle a challenging workout together. Leaving the workout, we all felt like warriors! We are so proud of our friends and their badass-ness and so thankful for Crush for putting together such a motivating and empowering workout session.

Oh, and in case you were wondering the answer is yes, after the workout, we ate all the things! The breakfast tacos from Hat Creek Burger Company were tasty and the tortillas were so fresh! We also enjoyed cocktails from Mighty Swell, Skull & Cakebones cupcakes, and healthy grub from Hat Creek Provisions (the best pickles we’ve ever tasted).

breakfast tacos, pickles, cupcakes and drinks after a Crush Fitness workout

If you’re looking for a new and challenging workout to burn off all those foodie calories, check out Crush Fitness in Austin, TX!