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Uchi's Uchibā coming to Austin's new Google tower, offering more casual Japanese eats

Uchi is bringing its Uchibā restaurant to Austin. (Uchibā/Instagram)

High-end Japanese restaurant Uchi is expanding its Austin reach by adding Uchibā to its cohort of classy restaurants.

Uchibā, translated from Japanese to "Uchi bar," will open at the new curved Google tower downtown (currently under construction) in fall 2022. It will be the second Uchibā location after the Dallas' Top Knot location was converted to Uchibā in 2018. The restaurant is known as the more casual option of the Uchi chain.

Expect pristine bites of sushi yakitori grill items and small bites like bao at the new location, and don't forget to pair it with Japanese whiskey, sake, beer or cocktails.

Uchibā, located at 601 West Second Street, will be the fourth Hai Hospitality restaurant in Austin, with Uchi and Loro located on South Lamar and Uchiko on North Lamar. Hai Hospitality—the group behind Uchi—is Austin-based and has Uchi locations in Dallas and Housto

The new restaurant will stay open later than its sibling locations, keeping doors open until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until midnight Fridays and Saturdays.


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