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New North Austin commercial kitchen to open in April

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A new commercial kitchen meant to serve dozens of food makers is expected to open in Austin with a whopping 55,000-square-feet space.


Prep Commercial Kitchens, based out of Atlanta, initially decided to expand to Austin three years ago. And finally this April, Prep ATX will open at 1300 E. Anderson Lane.

The facility will house 42 private kitchens, 16 shared kitchens and 16 spaces for food truck parking and servicing. It will also have a common lobby area and outdoor patio where people can dine in.

"With an endless supply of culinary innovators, entrepreneurial spirit, and strong community support, Austin was a natural choice for our first expansion," PREP's Director Drew Barrett said in a statement. "We couldn't be more excited to support the city's rapidly growing food and beverage scene."

Prep ATX is working with the Austin Chamber of Commerce to make the kitchen come to life.

"PREP will be a great addition to the Austin region's food and beverage industry, allowing local culinary entrepreneurs access to affordable, permit-ready commercial kitchen space and flexible sizing options as companies grow," Senior Vice President of Economic Development Charisse Bodisch said in a statement.

Prep ATX boasts that it will be the largest kitchen of its kind in Texas. The original Prep location, which opened in Atlanta in 2014, is the largest multi-purpose kitchen in the Southeast United States. Prep was named one of Inc.'s 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in 2020.

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Tito's releases (not so?) ugly sweater line for the holidays, profits to charity

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.

There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.

All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.

Click here to see the entire collection in the Tito's store.

Mac and Cheese Fest and Free Art Exhibit
Waterloo Greenway, Good Vibrations Installation


🗓 All weekend

🎨 Creek Show Art Exhibit

Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities

All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park

✨ Mozart's Light Show

This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.

6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

🗓 Saturday

🥊 Kickboxing in the Park

This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.

10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park

🛍 The Front Market

Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.

11 a.m - 5 p.m | 📍Ani's Day and Night - 7107 E Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78741

🗓 Sunday

🧀 Mac and Cheese Fest

Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.

11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway