Eldorado Café ATX, home of Mexican comfort food and retro Austin eats on Anderson Lane, celebrated its sixth anniversary in early August. In mid-August, owners Joanna and Joel Fried honored World Elephant Day, with chef Joel creating Thai-inspired specials to benefit Elephants Austin and its work supporting the conservation of elephants in Southeast Asia. And any day, if you miss Dart Bowl Enchiladas or want a vegan menu, Eldorado’s got you covered. At 3300 W. Anderson Lane or 512-420-2222 for reservations – or resy.com
Forever Green Tournament and Party, benefiting the Muny Conservancy, is Sept. 15 at Lions Municipal Golf Course, 2901 Enfield Rd. Register at themunyconservancy.com and see info on the group’s efforts to raise funds to protect, enhance, and preserve historic Lions Municipal Golf Course for all of Austin. Muny hosts more charity tournaments than any Austin course, and is a practice facility for 12 middle school and high school golf teams. More than 60,000 rounds of golf are played each year at Muny.
Goldy’s, a new offering of chef Lorin Peters, opened in July at Littlefield’s in Tarrytown. Goldy’s offers sandwiches, salads, and house-made pastries for breakfast and lunch, and joining Goldy’s is another of chef Lorin’s popular enterprises – Cookie Rich. At 2401 Winsted Lane or 512-359-5465 or getgoldys.com
Jeep Meetup at Highland Park Elementary rolls again on September 16. Trey McWhorter organizes these monthly meet-ups – when the weather isn’t 105 degrees – in the south parking lot of Highland Park Elementary School, 4900 Fairview Dr. from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. And when my dog Jack and I walk by, we usually see a big container of coffee and maybe a bag of breakfast tacos, so drive your Jeep over and have a little breakfast with some new friends.
Texas Memorial Museum has a new name -- Texas Science and Natural History Museum – and reopens in September. The popular art deco University of Texas visitor spot at 2400 Trinity Street with its iconic rearing mustangs on the San Jacinto side has been closed for 18 months for renovations, and it will reopen with an $8M facelift that includes new exhibits and extensive renovations. At tmm.utexas.edu for updates
Top Drawer Thrift, a 30-year Burnet Road staple benefitting Project Transitions, moves the end of this month to reopen on Airport Boulevard in mid-September. Sales at the mostly volunteer-run upscale and quirky thrift shop provide funding for hospice, housing, and support services for people with HIV. Top Drawer’s new address will be 5312 Airport Blvd, and those fabulous dresser drawers on top of the Burnet store will of course be at the new location. Learn about donating and volunteering at projecttransitions.org or 512-454-8646
Three pickleball courts with permanent lines and nets are available at Austin High School, 1715 W. Cesar Chavez. The courts are lighted until 9:30 PM and are reserved for Austin High School students M-F until 7 PM. Saturday and Sunday courts are open pending no events, first come, first serve.
Beaux MedSpa, located at 6317 Bee Caves Rd, Suite 260 in Westlake, is offering Botox, laser, and facial specials for the Fall! See their website for the full list of Medspa Fall Specials. Beaux MedSpa is ranked a Top Austin Spa and specializes in innovative, age-reversing treatments for skin rejuvenation. Call 512-428-5438 to schedule a consult, or visit www.beauxmedspa.com for more information.
Churchill’s Fireplace and Patio at 3300 Bee Caves Road in the Westbank Market Shopping Center is offering up to 60% off outdoor furniture as summer comes to a close. Open Mon-Sat: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., closed on Sundays. 512-328-9356.