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Stuck at home? Here are ways to support local Austin businesses from the comfort of your home.

Stuck at home but still want to support our Austin community? Use your dollars to support local businesses in a variety of ways - whether ordering takeout & delivery, tuning in and tipping live streaming bands and musicians, purchasing gift cards from temporarily shuttered eateries and bars or merch from cancelled events, or even stocking up on locally made staples like Austin-roasted coffee beans and Hill Country wines.

We have a long (& ever-growing) list of great ways to keep funding the businesses and workers who made Austin so unique! read full article 

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How to Prepare a Contactless Meal for an Outdoor Party

How to Prepare a Contactless Meal for an Outdoor Party

'Tis the season for outdoor entertaining, and if you aren't already thinking about single-serving menus, now's the time to do so. In light of the coronavirus pandemic, safely hosting guests is of the utmost importance. "Whether it's in the form of personal picnic baskets or designated containers with single portions of food, a contactless (or single-serving) menu means that guests will have their own individual setup in terms food, drink, dishes, and utensils," explains professional caterer ...

Picnic Night in Austin

Barr Mansion introduces picnic nights, complete with pizza, cocktails

Starting July 29, cocktail and pizza lovers can relax on the grounds of Barr Mansion, the historic house-turned-wedding venue at 10463 Sprinkle Road in Northeast Austin.

The popular wedding venue is launching this weekly series called Barr’s Pizza & Pints, and it will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. each Wednesday for the next few months.

On the menu are salads, snacks, desserts and pizzas cooked in Barr Mansion’s wood-fired oven. Hopsquad Brewery will have beer for sale,...

Market Update During Covid

The Greater Austin area continued to feel the stark effects of COVID19, as housing inventory dropped to critically low levels, according to the Austin Board of REALTORS® (ABoR) latest Central Texas Housing Market Report.

Compared to May 2019, residential sales in the five-county area decreased 29.2% while sales dollar volume dropped 30.8%. At the same time, the median sales price increased 0.7% to $329,893 and homes spent three fewer days on the market—an average of 47 days.

“We’re seeing home sales drop because we simply don’t have enough inventory on the market,” Romeo Manzanilla, 2020 ABoR president, said. “There’s a lot of opportunity for sellers who are ready—new listings have increased visibility and homes are spending less time on the market.” 

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