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Upcoming Spooky Activities In Austin

One of the best parts about spooky season is all of the fun local events you can enjoy with friends, family, or even solo! Here’s a few of our recommendations for upcoming spooky activities near our luxury apartments in Austin.

Happy Hour Halloweekend Pub Crawl

October 21, 1-8PM

Coyote Ugly Saloon

Looking to dress up and grab some drinks with folks who are just as spookily-inclined as you are? The Halloweekend Pub Crawl at Coyote Ugly is the place to be! Take advantage of entry into some of the best bars in Austin and exclusive drink specials just for crawlers! While costumes are not required, they are encouraged to embrace the spooky season right!

BARKtacular HOWLoween Dog Fest

October 22, 8-10AM

Round Rock Dog Depot

You didn’t think we’d leave your spooky furry friends off the list, did you? Bring your (leashed) pups, friends, and family alike to the 3rd annual Barktacular Howloween Dog Fest in Round Round, Tx, just a short drive from our apartments in Austin. Your pup will get the opportunity to go trick-or-treating, enter in a costume contest, and a lookalike contest! There will be all kinds of vendors attending for you to shop, eat, and drink while your four legged friends embrace their spookiest desires. Only $5 per dog, so be sure and register ahead!

Spooky Sprint

October 22, 3-5PM

Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park

Want to get your heart rate up this spooky season? Be sure to mark your calendar for Austin’s Spooky Sprint, held at Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park! Bring the whole family and receive not only the satisfaction of completing this spooky race, but also a t-shirt and custom medal! Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Be sure and sign up in advance for their in-person or virtual race options!

Spooky Silent Disco Party

October 28, 10PM-2AM

The Belmont

On the lookout for some pre-Halloween fun? Visit the Belmont on October 28 for their spooky silent disco! Enjoy hundreds of party goers costumes, the chance to dance the night away with your best buds, and drink specials all night long. With 3 different DJ channels, wireless headphones, and the chance to talk as much as you want without having to shout over loud music all while embracing the spooky season is something you won’t want to miss! Be sure and buy your tickets in advance for easy access. 

Halloween Drag Bingo Brunch

October 30, 1-3PM

Fairmont Austin

Embrace the Halloween season while overlooking the Austin skyline, enjoying a specialty spooky-themed brunch menu and cocktails, and the chance to win big at bingo with your favorite Extragram drag queens. There will, of course, be a costume contest as well with the chance to win some glamorous prizes, so be sure to dress in your Halloween best! 

 

With so much spooky fun coming up near our apartments in Austin, TX, be sure to mark your calendars to get it all in!

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Summer Grilling Tips at Your Luxury Apartment in North Austin

Summer is finally here, which means it’s time to break out the grill (if you haven’t already). Take a look at these 5 tips for how to maximize your grilling experience this summer at your luxury apartment in North Austin, both for safety and flavor!

 

Always Start With a Clean Grill

Whether you clean your grill as soon as you’re done, or you clean it before starting your next meal, as long as the grill is getting cleaned, you’re good. Without cleaning the grill thoroughly between meals, leftover flavor, residue, and seasoning will be left on the grill and can tamper with your meat, veggies, or any other grilled food. 

 

Keep a Spray Bottle Nearby

Juices, seasonings, and marinade can drip down into the fire and cause some flames to come above the grate and onto your food. While it’s not always an unsafe flame that can pop up, it can potentially char your food past the point of perfection, and into the territory of just plain burnt. Use a spray bottle of water to fight those rogue flames and keep your food from burning. 

 

Buy a Meat Thermometer

Just like no one likes their meat to be undercooked, you don’t want to overcook it either. Getting a meat thermometer is the best way to ensure your food is at its safest and tastiest this summer. Be sure to follow the guidelines for each type of meat you cook- they're all different! Be sure to wipe down and clean your meat thermometer after each use. This helps to prevent the spread of salmonella and cross contamination. 

 

Rest the Meat

As tempting as it can be, don’t dive into your plate as soon as the food comes off the grill! Letting your meat rest for 5-10 minutes after cooking allows for everything to set and soak in. This helps to maximize the flavor of both the meat and the marinade. Additionally, it allows the meat to cool off and not overwhelm your senses. That way all that you and your guests will be focused on is the masterpiece you have created. 

 

Keep Em Separated

Separate your meats! Both for reasons of flavor and safety, keep your different types of meat separated from each other. This includes when marinating, on the grill, and after being taken off. For safety, this ensures that there will be no cross contamination directly onto your meat. This also reduces any risk of salmonella or food poisoning. For flavor reasons, it ensures that different meats and marinades will not be mixing together. This will definitely ensure you are keeping your flavor experience at its peak.

 

We hope you are looking forward to a summer full of grilling at your luxury apartment in North Austin using these simple tips!

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