Another year, another chance to celebrate this year's April 20 the classic way, by satiating the munchies. Austin is prepared for an exciting holiday in the form of festive food and drinks so whether you want to be loud and proud about your love for 4/20 or just dip your toes in, this city has a little something for everyone.
Here are just a few of the eateries catering to add to your pot of places to visit.
Burro Grilled Cheese Kitchen
Who doesn't crave a classic grilled cheese sandwich when they've got the munchies? Burro Grilled Cheese Kitchen serves up the gourmet comfort food of your dreams, from the "Burning Mac," a mac-and-cheese stuffed grilled cheese, to the "Long Tall Texan," with brisket and pineapple sauce. But nothing beats the "Walyon & Willie." Named for Austin's most famous stoner, Willie Nelson, and his shared album with Waylon Jennings, this onion, pepperoncini and maple bacon sandwich is the perfect way to honor Austin on 4/20.
Bringing all things 4/20 to one place, Cheba Hut "Toasted" Subs, unabashedly known for its marijuana-themed drinks and subs, is selling its signature "nugs" and "Liquid Marijuana" cocktails and shots for $4.20 each on April 20. Come for the grub but stay for the vendors that are coming into the shop to give out free goodies!
If you would rather spend the day with THC's milder cousin, CBD, Flamingo Hemp makes CBD-infused baked goods, coffees, tonics and even sells hemp flower by itself. You can have a chill 4/20 without getting too chill, if you catch my drift.
Satisfying your sweet tooth, Insomnia Cookies started its 4/20 snack prep with a new cosmic-esque brownie, with chocolate cookie butter and rainbow sprinkles. That isn't all though—Insomnia plans to unveil a special sweet in honor of the holiday.
If it's a little too difficult for you to celebrate on a Tuesday, head to Kinda Tropical this Saturday or Sunday for brunch. The CBD Waffle, made with Kinda Tropical tincture and served with maple syrup, is just as fancy as the iron it is made in. With an extensive drink selection and a menu fit for people with any kind of dietary needs, this restaurant is making 4/20 an inclusive one.
Cross your interests by celebrating with a boozy, creamy creation—this cheeky creamery sells ice cream fit for those 21 and older. Of the nine rotating flavors including Prickly Pear Mezcal and Whiskey Chocolate, Prohibition Creamery is currently offering two CBD-infused flavors: Black Magic, which is charcoal and CBD flavored, and Afternoon Delight. Don't forget to enjoy the cocktail menu while you're there!
While Voodoo's famous Maple Blazer Blunt donut is available year-round, the deliciously elaborate confections chain is doing something a little off the beaten path in celebration of April 20 this year: the Ramen Bowl donut. The 4/20-inspired ring donut is glazed with soy sauce, topped with crushed ramen noodles, dried chives and generously drizzled with Sriracha. According to its Instagram, this wacky pastry is sweet, savory and perfect for taking care of your munchies.
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So you want to buy a house?
To anyone trying to get on the "housing ladder," it's been a discouraging couple of years as prices skyrocketed in a market crowded with buyers bidding against each other for just about any available home.
Things may be calming down, with the Austin Board of REALTORS reporting fewer sales and more available homes this summer.
Mortgage rates have more than doubled in the last year, from around 3% to well over 6% on a 30-year fixed rate loan, getting even more of a bump this week after the Federal Reserve raised bank rates on Wednesday.
So how affordable are homes right now? That, of course, depends on what you want and how much you're able or willing to pay, but here are some rough estimates of what a typical buyer would pay to buy a $650,000 home, which would be considered "mid-price" in today's market.
Mortgage banker Chris Holland (NMLS 211033) of Austin's Sente Mortgage ran some numbers for Austonia to illustrate a typical purchase.
Holland says that while the 30-year fixed rate mortgage is often mentioned in the media, the most popular loan that he's seeing now is a 7/1 adjustable rate mortgage, which has a fixed rate for 7 years and then adjusts every year based on market rates, with a limit on how much it can increase each year. The interest is amortized over a 30-year period. Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARMs) offer lower rates than fixed rate loans.
Here are the numbers, which are examples. In practice, exact numbers vary with a buyer's credit rating and overall financial situation, and with the rate, which can move up or down at any time.
- $650,000 home purchase price
- 7/1 ARM at 5.875%
- 5% down payment, equals $32,500
- 95% financed, equals $617,500
- $4,990 payment, including principle and interest (P&I), insurance, and property tax
- Typically, a borrower's debt to income ratio needs to be at or below 45%. So for this mortgage, a borrower, or borrowers, would need income of roughly $11,100/month, or $133,200/year. That number could be higher, depending on the buyer's outstanding credit balances on things like credit cards and car loans.
Holland says he's had a lot of clients approved for loans who were house hunting but have put that on hold, hoping prices come down.
Camp Fimfo Waco, a brand new camping resort, is kicking off football and fall camping season in style! With top-notch amenities, premium accommodations, and 10 weekends of fall fun, there’s no better place to have a fall camping getaway, especially if you’re a Baylor football fan!
Fall promises to be a one-of-a-kind camping experience. From Sept. 16 to Nov. 24, weekends will be packed with fall-themed activities, including special Halloween weekends in October. Campers can enjoy activities like fall crafts, campground trick-or-treating, costume contests, site decorating, outdoor movie nights, and more!
Packages and Ways to Stay
Camp Fimfo Waco
Located just 5 miles from McLane Stadium, Camp Fimfo Waco is the perfect place to stay during home game weekends. Skip the stuffy hotel room and embrace the great outdoors before cheering on the Baylor Bears! Campers can purchase a Baylor Tailgating Package that includes a pre-game meal from Executive Chef Sean Kelley and transportation to and from the game! Chef Kelley will also be cooking up delicious, elevated tailgating meals near the stadium so make sure to check out The Plaid Plate food truck before the game.
Stay in style and comfort, no matter your camping preference! At Camp Fimfo Waco, there are multiple ways to stay. Red Carpet RV sites come with a concrete pad and patio, full hook-ups, cable hook-up, a charcoal grill, fire ring and fire pit. Back-in or pull-thru options are available, as well as coveted spots tucked along the Bosque River!
Don’t have an RV? Not a problem, Camp Fimfo Waco has cabins too! Book a Riverview Firewheel Cabin if you’re looking for an air-conditioned oasis for the whole family. Complete with a kitchen and private bathroom, this cabin can fit up to 10 people. Elevate your stay by adding on a golf cart or snag a private cabana by the pool for guaranteed shade. With wifi available throughout the park, you can stay connected during your stay!
Amenities and Activities
Camp Fimfo Waco
Camp Fimfo Waco features lots of amenities to fill your days with fun, whether you’re a kid or kid at heart. After challenging your friends to a game of pickleball, basketball, or mini golf, go for a dip in the resort-style, heated pool - open daily through October! Stay on the weekends through October to enjoy the interactive splash playground. With plenty of ways to burn off energy, like the jumping pillow or playground, you can be sure to end the day with a peaceful night around the campfire!
Right now, you can get the fourth night FREE when you book three nights with the promo code BONUS! Check out the Offers page for full details and more promo codes!