Spring Forth into the IBIZ Districts!
It’s spring and time to get out and enjoy yourself. Look to an IBIZ District to supply all your spring needs! You’ll find something for everyone and every occasion, whether it’s Easter or a backyard gathering.
Each of their over 70 flavors is made in-house with simple syrup that they cook themselves. (Their sugar-free flavors are an exception, being made with an artificial sweetener.) After the syrup cools, they add the flavor. Next, it’s poured over some snow and is ready for your enjoyment. If you’ve never tried one, these are customer favorites:
- Strawberry Cheesecake
- Orchid Cream Vanilla
- Grandma’s Nectar Cream
- Boston Cream Pie
808 East 51st St.
It’s crawfish season! Get the freshest seafood in Austin at an unbeatable price: local Gulf favorites like shrimp, oysters, and crawfish, alongside mouth-watering daily preparations like Grilled Black Drum or Blackened Salmon. To find out what they’re serving today, go to their Facebook page, where they post daily blackboard specials. Also, cooking classes are back!
5621 Airport Blvd.
You know you want to look and feel your best this summer. Get in shape now with classes, personal training and more with Fitness, Dance-Based Fitness, and Stretching & Strengthening. They love to build muscle AND community at Fuerte! They also host happy hours, themed classes, special events, and more.
4631 Airport Blvd., Suite 110A
Nothing says Spring like a good pizza pie! From classic tomato sauce to whole-milk mozzarella and other fantastic cheese to Texas-sourced meats, East Side Pies sources the freshest local produce from central Texas and Austin-area farmers to build their pies.
5312 Airport Blvd. Suite G
Chocolate bunnies were just the beginning! Craft, Austin’s creative hub for DIY crafting, workshops, coworking, and events, is hosting a workshop on how to make your own chocolate “from bean to bar.” Go check them out and make yourself some chocolate!
Bean to Bar: Make Your Own Chocolate! with SRSLY chocolate
April 26, 6:30 PM
4704 E. Cesar Chavez St.
Members gather every 4th Thursday of the month for great conversation, connection and community building over a delicious vegetarian potluck at this wellness-oriented event center and coworking space. Bring your lunch or a dish to share!
Soma Vida Members’ Community Potluck
April 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
2324 E. Cesar Chavez St.
Taste the rainbow at this spring-fresh eastside eatery. Everything on their menu is free from artificial ingredients, dyes, and MSG, all of their eggs are free-range, and their pork and poultry are antibiotic and hormone free. Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free diets will be delighted with the options here and they are happy to accommodate dietary restrictions whenever possible.
2600 E. Cesar Chavez St.
Deep-fried jambalaya on a stick? Mais oui, sha! Try this non-traditional version of the classic Cajun dish at this sweet little food truck run by a gal from Houma, Louisiana. Also on the menu: Crab Boil Potato Salad, Cajun Poutine, Crawfish Etouffee, and of course… Gumbo!
1016 E. Sixth St.
Founded in 2009, the HOPE Farmers Market brings community together each week in an effort to support farmers and small businesses, increase access to healthy food, and celebrate local culture in East Austin, Texas. More than just another pop-up market, HOPE FM is both a weekly showcase and community meeting grounds, inviting Austinites to take part in a growing local food system while experiencing free live music, art and educational programming. Check out their monthly poster series showcasing local artists and take home one for yourself!
412 Comal St.
Scandinavian Spaces offers cutting edge furniture and interior solutions for the modern-day work environment. With a foundation rooted in Nordic design, the brand has stayed true to its core values – minimalism, ergonomics, and sustainability.
The Pixel is a patented, high-class sound absorber made from natural, hand-picked Scandinavian Reindeer Moss. It is designed to cover large surface areas with maximum flexibility in shape and design. Each Pixel element retains its colors, is fire-proof, absorbs & releases humidity to remain soft, and is completely maintenance-free. Each pixel is 2×2”.
1000 E. 6th St., Suite B
Perfect day spent at the Austin Greenbelt? What more fitting way to refresh and relax than a refreshing cucumber-based craft cocktail? Try the “Take Me to The River” cocktail with Dripping Springs Vodka, Ancho Reyes, jalepeno, lemon, lime, and salt, finished with a splash of Topo Chico.
1300 E. Sixth St.
Need a nature fix but can’t leave the city? Experience a “build” at Plant Party’s Terrarium Bar. Each build includes one of a variety of glasswares, 3 -2″ succulents, finishing sands and adornment. Boxes and care instructions included. They guide you through every step of your build and you leave with a beautiful microcosm to soothe your soul.
Self Care Build at Plant Party
1 hour • $45
1200 E. 11th St. #105
Check out the delicious brunch menu from Hillside Farmacy, located in a restored building formerly housing the Hillside Drugstore which was owned by pharmacist Doc Young and his family from the 50’s through the 70’s. They use sustainable, pasture-raised organic eggs from Happy Chick Farms, a family-owned and operated organic egg farm in Lockhart. Pictured here: grilled fish, roasted cauliflower mash, fried garlic, and orange jalapeno aioli.
1209 E. 11th St.
Gathering with friends and family usually results in a bunch of great photos that everyone wants to share. Waldo is an Austin-based free photo sharing app combining AI, facial recognition and mobile photo delivery to connect the photographer to the photographed. The moments you care about the most, captured by others, delivered to you. Try it out!
Honest Barber is a classic, full-service barbershop with modern barbers, located on Burnet Road. Co-owners and barbers Matt and Bob are committed to preserving old school tonsorial traditions, practicing them in their new shop in Austin’s Allandale/Brentwood neighborhood.
5436 Burnet Rd.
The oldest clock shop in Texas since 1964, McGuire’s Clocks carries these musical egg boxes which make unique gifts for various occasions: engagement rings, wedding bridesmaid gifts, or a surprise necklace “just because.” Endless possibilities for special gift giving! They also carry a fine selection of fully restored antique clocks: grandfather clocks, wall clocks, and mantel clocks, as well as new clocks of all kinds. They are currently running a “Spring Cleaning” sale, so go visit!
5200 Burnet Rd., Suite 2
It’s springtime, time for spring cleaning and a new look! Bring in some of those pieces from your closet that you love but just don’t seem to wear, and Spring Frost Boutique will do their best to style them into a brand new look for you during a 1.5 hr styling session.
5101 Burnet Rd.
Out-of-town family wants local barbecue? Bring them to Black’s! The Black family has been actively serving the barbecue community for over three generations, originally making a name for themselves at the Black’s BBQ family-owned restaurant in Lockhart, Texas. Now with four Texas locations including New Braunfels and San Marcos, they also offer catering and live music.
3110 Guadalupe St.
It’s Earth Day! To celebrate, Juiceland is offering their rewards program members $0.50 off any drink or $1 off if you bring in your JuiceLand tumbler. Not a member? Come in, get your plant-based goodness on, and create a sustainable habit today. Locations all over Austin.
2828 Guadalupe St.
Spring has finally sprung! To celebrate sunny weather and gardening, Breed & Company is throwing a Birds and Blooms Party. It’s one of their biggest events of the year and it’s all a lot of fun. They are also having a “Bucket Sale”: Get 20% off your purchase of garden items when you buy a $5 bucket! Some exclusions apply; see store for details. You can also round up your purchase to the nearest dollar and donate your change to Dell Children’s Medical Center via Children’s Miracle Network.
Birds and Blooms Party
718 W. 29th St.
He dug up your garden, and his fur is full of burrs… and the in-laws are coming in two hours! Hop on over to Dirty Dog for a self-service dog wash where all the tools are at hand and you leave the mess behind. They also offer grooming, daycare, and boarding.
3016 Guadalupe St.
Get your spring groove on with new and used LPs, 45’s, cassette tapes, VHS, stereos, receivers, tape decks, turntables and speakers. While you’re there, get a coffee at Epoch, browse vintage at Blue Velvet, and check out plants and jewelry at Flourish.
211 W. North Loop
Flourish is a mixed space retail shop specializing in house plants and plant design, with a large selection of well-crafted and well-designed pots & planters. The shop also features handmade ceramics, candles, smudge sticks and incense. Their mission is to create a beautiful space with calming energy that you can translate into your own space.
215 W. North Loop
Monkeywrench Books is an all-volunteer event space, bookstore, and social hub specializing in social justice, activism, and DIY culture. This Thursday, join the Monkeywrench gang for a screening of the classic animated film Fantastic Planet, followed by a discussion about the role of art in systemic transformation… unless, of course, you are at the Armadillo Awards Party!
Fantastic Planet (1973, Dir. Rene Laloux)
Thursday, April 25
110 E. North Loop
Yarrow & Sage is a cooperative storefront featuring handcrafted wares by local artists and herbalists. Members are directly involved in the creation & management of the space. Founded by three small business owners, the foundation of the co-op is very much DIY, with a focus on community-driven initiatives. Besides handcrafted jewelry, art, and herbal preparations, they also sell bulk herbs and used books relating to herbcraft and general witchery.
701 E. 53rd St. Suite B
La Mexicana Bakery
Since 1989, this traditional Mexican bakery has delivered the (baked!) goods: a huge variety of breads, cookies, and seasonal specialties, as well as a restaurant serving traditional plates and tacos. Know what else? It’s open 24 hours!
1924 South First St.
This shop is an old-time neighborhood favorite that will repair your favorite boots and leather shoes with expertise at a reasonable price. If you’re getting a little weary of all the slick storefronts in town and miss the Old South Austin, make sure to pay this place a visit. They also sell pre-owned cowboy boots that have been expertly worn in for you, no doubt at small-town Texas dancehalls and BBQ joints.
1903 South First St.
Inspiration from nature! Multi-colored speckles covering a blanket of green, their Texas Wildflower soap looks and smells just like a spring field of Texas wildflowers. Yellow represents the Black-eyed Susan, Sunflower, and Tickseed, blue for the Bluebonnet, purple for Coneflowers and Winecups, pink for Primrose (Buttercups), red, orange and brown for the Indian Paintbrush, Indian Blanket and Mexican Hat, and white for Yarrow and Daisy. Texas Wildlower is scented with PALMAROSA and LAVENDER essential oils – very fresh and floral (rose-like). Specialty oils are PALMA CHRISTI, SUNFLOWER, and COCOA BUTTER.
1801 South First St.
Art for the People Gallery is a contemporary art space and local artisan market whose purpose is to provide a platform to further and sustain the visual arts in Austin, Texas. Browse the work of 100+ artists: fine art, sculptures, ceramics, jewelry, home decor, cards, prints, and fashion.
1711 South First St.