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Austin Food News

Posted on June 16, 2020
Category: Austin Texas
Aaron Franklin is widely regarded as one of the most influential pitmasters in the U.S. He received the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: Southwest in 2015. Popular and critically lauded restaurant, Franklin Barbecue, was awarded Texas Monthly’s coveted Best Barbecue Joint in Texas, and Bon Appetit’s Best Barbecue Joint in America. The restaurant has been a must see by presidents and celebrities alike. Austin culinary icon Aaron Franklin will soon be inducted into
As states reopen, homebuyers are now ready to purchase properties; here's a valuable and unique one on Lake Austin Compass saw the average number of listings under contract hit a low on April 12, with a 40% dip from mid-March. However, the market rebounded quickly - by the end of April contracts were back up, 24% higher than before the national shutdown, and up 64% from the April 12 bottom. Read the full article here,
You’re invited to tune into Austin Homes Live — the first-ever live virtual home tour festival featuring listings in Austin’s hottest neighborhoods and an array of expert panel discussions! WHERE: Austin Homes Live (AHL) will be hosted virtually on AUSTINHOMESLIVE.COM and my INSTAGRAM WHEN: May 19, 2020 from 10AM-12PM and 2-4PM CST(our live talk is at 11:45 am) Check for a complete list AHL home tour show times in your inbox soon. Bob and I will be
What do you need in your next home? 2111 Highgrove Terrace Tarrytown Where home is your place to retreat See this property featured in the April 2020 Real Estate section of Culture Map Austin. 3711 Westlake Drive Lakeshore Where home is your office 4604 Banister Lane, Unit B South Manchaca Where home is your garden to table

Stay Positive During Stressful Times

Posted on April 17, 2020
When the news is all doom and gloom, as it has been since the outbreak of COVID-19, it’s hard for even the most optimistic among us to stay positive. But, I keep reminding myself of the words from one of my favorite Dave Matthews songs: "I lean upon you, you lean upon me, and we're going to be ok." Click here for 9 ways to stay positive during the coronavirus pandemic. (Article courtesy of Forbes Magazine.)
I was honored to be interviewed for my downsizing expertise in the April issue of Waterways Magazine featuring an article, The Upside of Downsizing. Check out the full article along with the April issue of Waterways here.
Community. This is good food for thought! Local restaurants are selling surplus products and pantry essentials directly to customers during the coronavirus pandemic. Part of being a part of the community is supporting local vendors, including restaurants. While restaurants are closed to sit down business due to the Coronavirus, they are redefining their role in the economy. Many restaurants have take to offering food and supplies like a mini-market along side their take out food

Home Means Even More to Us Now

Posted on April 17, 2020
Category: Austin Texas
Home means more to us now more than ever! And many of us are rethinking that meaning as we look out into an uncertain future. As we continue to navigate through these unique and evolving times, I'm sure you'll agree that our homes have taken on new meaning, with new challenges, new functions, new importance. Safety and well being are the main priorities right now but the future may hold new needs for what home

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