Allday Pizza at Flo’s Wine Bar & Bottles on 35th St. got all the love recently when it was named one of 2023’s best new restaurants in Austin. House pies, classic pies, calzone, Caesar salad, olive oil lemon cake, wild gelato toppings and great seating inside Flo’s and on the sweet patio at 3111 West 35th St. Open 3-10pm Tues-Fri and 1-11pm Weekends. See allday.pizza or @allday.atx
Buford Tower, a six-story brick building at 201 W. Cesar Chavez downtown was the center of attention on Nov. 1 as its completed restoration was announced after a fire damaged the tower in April 2021. A training facility for Austin firefighters between 1930 and 1970, Buford Tower has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1916. It also contains the Kitchen Memorial Chimes, which are again operational.
Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen will expand into a space off Spicewood Springs Road west of Loop 1, bringing a fifth location to the Austin area. Construction began in October at 7719 Wood Hollow Dr, with opening slated for Spring 2024. See grovewinebar
Ling Wu at the Grove opens in the spring in the Grove development along Bull Creek and 45th St. Chef Ling Qi Wu of Lin Asian Bar and Qi opens what will be her fifth Austin restaurant and her second Ling Wu. At 2625 Perseverence Dr. and lingwuatx.com
RedFarm, one of NYC’s hottest restaurants, opens in Austin at 201 W. 3rd St. RedFarm has restaurants in New York City’s Upper West Side and in West Village serving innovative Chinese farm to table dishes from Chef Joe Ng. The word from one of our favorite downtown residents, Forrest Preece, is that “all the foodies” are excited about the restaurant’s opening in downtown Austin. More at redfarmnyc.com or 512-859-9700
The Well Westlake announced their “Happy Hour” pricing daily from 3 pm to 5 pm Tues-Sun. The HH $9 menu offers starters and wine/cocktails by the glass. Known for its top-tier nutrition-focused cuisine, The Well Westlake opened on September 1, bringing clean ingredients, local farming, and top-tier service to West Austin. Hours of operation are Tuesday-Sunday from 11 am to 9 pm. Walk-ins are available on a first-come, first-served basis—reservations are needed for parties of 6 or more. 512-937-0118.
Laura Bush Library at 9411 Bee Cave Rd reopened this fall after being closed this past April for HVAC replacement and building improvements. Remodeling included facility maintenance, space enhancements, and upgrades to outdoor spaces. Hours for the library are Monday – Thursday, 10 am to 7 pm, and Friday – Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm.
The Howson Branch Library in Tarrytown at 2500 Exposition Blvd will hold a Winter Solstice Celebration on December 21st. Mingle with the community over snacks, hot chocolate, crafts, and seasonal music from a string quartet. All ages are welcome to attend on Thursday, December 21, from 5:00 pm to 7:45 pm.
The David Philips Foundation (DPF) is inviting the community to participate in their New Year's 5K and Kids Mile run. The event will occur at Pease Park, 1100 Kingsbury Street, on January 6th, 2024. Runners of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate in the 5K Relay events, with competitive, open, and family divisions. Children and youth can compete in events with the Kids’ Mile age-group races and the Toddler Trot. Entry fee proceeds from the race help fund DPF's free sports and recreation programs in Austin Title-I schools. Scholarships for participation are available. Visit www.newyearsrelay.com for the full schedule of events and registration information.
Austin Preferred Integrative Medicine (APIM), located at 6836 Bee Cave Rd Building 1, Suite 200, announced the addition of a functional medicine practitioner to their practice. Kayla McElhany, FNP, has begun accepting patients, adding a new dimension to the services already provided. APIM offers a modern approach to pain relief, health, and wellness, integrating chiropractic care, physical therapy, and holistic and now functional medicine to create customized care for each patient. Request appointments online at www.austinpreferred.com or call (512) 442-2727.