Category Archives: Austin

Last chance at Little City

Little City is a coffee shop that’s become a bit of an Austin institution over the last 17 years. They’ve lost their lease and will close May 13th. Gwen and I had a last lunch there today. We recently rented Slacker, and the movie is slice of Austin’s past. Almost none of the locations in […]

The not-Nueces not-Bike Boulevard

The city needs to stop getting our hopes up.

Mueller ramble

The new urbanism is suburbanism.

Dean Keaton restriping

The city keeps trying to do nice things for bikes, and their efforts keep going into the ditch

Highball observations

After seeing The Informant at Alamo South, Gwen and I stuck our heads in at The Highball. A few observations: 1. The place looks great. Seriously, like some kind of Rat Pack fantasy. 2. If Tim & Co don’t do a good job keeping the place up, it’s going to look like shit in three […]

Austin Broadband Information Center

A clearinghouse of information on broadband in Austin and volume caps is now online. Kudos to Chip Rosenthal.

Butterfly garden blog

A corner of my neighborhood’s greenbelt has its own blog.

East Austin Studio Tour: an incomplete preview

Some of my picks for places to hit on this year’s overstuffed edition of the tour.

Promoting parental responsibility

Bumper sticker spotted at El Chilito: “If you don’t talk to your kids about John Aielli, who will?”

After the storm

Austin was hit by a severe storm, with baseball-sized hail and 80-mph winds, at about 12:30 AM on 15 May 2008.