Road trip: Where to eat in Houston before cheering on the Astros


Since the Super Bowl, downtown Houston has seen almost unprecedented growth in both the number and quality of its dining options. With local baseball fans heading to H-Town this weekend to watch the Astros take on the Dodgers in game three of the World Series, we’re highlighting some of the best restaurants around the stadium, from buzzy new spots to classic haunts. Consider the first four restaurants on this list to be downtown’s best new…

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Posh Hill Country retreat announces $150 million makeover


In mid-November, the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa will begin a massive, two-year long renovation on its 493-room resort. Included in the project is construction of a 10-story tower with 180 luxury guest rooms, new restaurants, a new conference center and event pavilion, as well as a new spa, golf clubhouse, and tennis complex with 10 new courts and a pro shop. The renovation, spearheaded by the Austin-based Beck Group, will also include upgrades…

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3 restaurants on tap for downtown hotel undergoing luxury makeover


Work is underway on a massive transformation of the Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin Downtown — which occupies a prime location along Lady Bird Lake — into a luxury property with three restaurants. New York City-based hotel developer and owner the Sydell Group is revamping the hotel, built in 1965, as the Line ATX. The property will feature 428 “reimagined” guestrooms. Southern California designer Sean Knibb and Austin architect Michael Hsu are spearheading the hotel’s…

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6 spooky day trips less than 2 hours from Austin


With Halloween approaching, it’s time for a spooky day trip outside of Austin. In general, day trips are a fantastic way to break up the monotony of daily life and simply escape. Add a little seasonal spooky to that, and you’re in for a real treat. The following destinations come with history and lots of lore, they are creepy and interactive, and — best of all — they are all within a two-hour drive of…

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New nonstop international flight launches from Austin for limited time


A new international nonstop flight will take off from Austin next spring — for a limited time. Scandinavian Airlines SAS has announced the addition of nonstop service from ABIA to Stockholm, Sweden’s Arlanda Airport, aligning with SXSW 2018. SAS will operate two nonstop, round-trip flights on the route in March 2018. Flights will be operated using Airbus 330 aircraft, with 262 seats total, including Business Class, Plus Class, and Economy Class. A one-way ticket from…

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