Posts tagged ‘Aussie’s’

June 26, 2009

This weekend: CrossFit + Cookies + Maker’s Mark Traveling Brunch

Saturday itinerary:

8:30am: CrossFit UTB workout (Meet under Mopac Bridge. Work out. Be awesome)

10am: Spectate Men’s BB Doubles at Aussie’s (damn it’s gonna be hot)

1-3pm: Snag free Alexandra’s Cookie Dreams Cookies and a delicious No Sugar Added Mocha Blended at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.

2pm: Hit up BookPeople on N. Lamar for a book-signing by the one and only Lauren Conrad, author of LA Candy. From what we’ve heard, it’s a thinly, thinly veiled account of what life was really like on The Hills. You know, the “reality” behind the “reality” show. (I really, honestly wish I could go. I’ve heard LC is much pretty in real life, and she’s pretty on TV, but alas:)

2pm-victory: Austin Sports & Social Club 3×3 Basketball Tournament

Post-victory: Crash, exhausted, onto couch. Or hit up Uncorked Anniversary Party from 5-close.


Start over again with a Maker’s Mark Traveling Brunch. Who knew this magically delicious thing existed? And Nomad Bar? What’s that? Just when you think you know every

thing about this town … wait, who am I kidding?! No one could ever know everything about this town!

Makers Mark Brunch

4-8pm: Trunk Show I blogged about here.

Make sure to squeeze in:

C3 Outfitters is that group bringing “brand-name” clothes to Austin for $10 each and 2 for $15 this weekend…
I still haven’t been to Crockett Center at 10601 N. Lamar Blvd to check it out, but I’d like to. Curious. Hours are 4-7pm Friday, opens 10am on Saturday & noon on Sunday.

June 3, 2009

It’s all about the volleyball

Last summer I spent 3-4 days a week playing sand volleyball. While this summer my schedule hasn’t looked like that, there is some good volleyball to be had. Three things on the agenda:

  • Weekly, the ATXVB Meetup Group plays at the Krieg Complex, known before as the softball fields off Pleasant Valley and Riverside. Wednesdays from 5pm-dark and Saturday mornings from 10am-??
  • Coming up not this weekend but next, Aussie’s hosts their popular El Sol tournament. From their website:

In 1999, Eric “El Sol” Solie tore his Achilles tendon playing indoor volleyball at ARC. The surgery had gone well but a couple weeks later, Eric died from a blood clot. He was 30 years old and taken away from us too early. Eric was extremely friendly to everyone he met. He could put a smile on your face just by being around him.

The Eric Solie Foundation was created in 1999 in honor of Eric and his love for volleyball, beer & boiled shrimp. This year will be the 10th Annual “El Sol” Blind Draw 4’s Tournament being held at Aussie’s Volleybar & Grill on Saturday, June 13th. Money raised from the El Sol Tournaments and from the Gemini & Halloween Poker Rides & Raffles goes to the Eric Solie Foundation. The foundation will benefit a selected junior volleyball player each year once the fund has reached its maintenance level.

Register by phone or at Aussie’s: 512.480.0952 or 306 Barton Springs Rd., 78704

Then I’ll just crib notes from an email a friend of mine sent detailing how much fun the tourney is:

“This is the biggest tournament they have each year, and it is followed by a shrimp boil.

Last year they had over 100 people, which is why they will have to spread out the games between Aussie’s and Krieg Field.

Since the tournament is so huge, it should take all day.

I don’t know if they have a lot of spots left, so I wanted to remind you guys to sign up since as we all know these tournaments are a lot fun, and even more so when you get to spike a ball at your friend’s face J

I just signed up yesterday, and the fee is the standard $25, or you can pay $35 (which is what I did) which includes the ticket to the shrimp boil right after the tournament. I think the boil also includes beer.”

  • Don’t forget about the awesome Adult Volleyball Camps I told you about put on by Misty May’s dad. It’s a conflict with the El Sol tournament, but if you need to pick up some more skills, you should definitely look into this camp. It runs Friday after-workish through Sunday, June 12 – 14, at Austin Beach Volleyball Club in Manor. Their website is here.

So it looks like my summer calendar is filling up all volleyball-style again …

August 21, 2008

Art Attack! party, Hot Sauce Fest, Aussie’s Blind Draw 4s Saturday

I twittered about signing up for Aussie’s Blind Draw 4s this Saturday morning, and I’m so excited for it. They randomly put you with three other players to play a tournament–sounds so fun!

If I wasn’t playing volleyball, though, I’d be art attacking, because I found out this morning that I can hot sauce on Sunday!!

Bring a jar of your hottest sauce, or just bring three canned goods to donate for entry into the Hot Sauce Festival so you can try everyone else’s salsas …  this SUNDAY from 11:30-5pm.

Party with perennial fave Do512 and Austin Art Garage this Saturday. $5 entry ($10 without RSVP) will get you free Bacardi Mojitos, Lonestar, TexaCali wines, some cake, and some great tunes courtesy of Brazos, {{{Sunset}}}, DJ 2 Boone from Covert Curiosity (whose work I love, I don’t have any idea about his tunes though!), and others.

Info here.

June 5, 2008

Aussie’s Blind Draw 4s This Saturday!

Word on the street is that there are still spots left in Aussie’s Blind Draw 4s tournament for this Saturday!

Details: you sign up, they randomly put 4 of you on a team, you play! It’s $25 if you’re just playing, $35 if you want to eat some boiled shrimp too.

I’m playing a three-on-three basketball tourney (McCurdy Madness) or I’d be doing it!

May 9, 2008

Go to Aussie’s!

I’m writing an article for Austin Woman magazine on sand volleyball in Austin, and I interviewed the owner of Aussie’s Beach Bar & Grill today. Danny Brinson is his name, and he was very friendly and open, a good interview! I can’t give too much away, but I can encourage everyone to go to Aussie’s!

I’m definitely a Zilker Park girl–you guys hear me talk about how much I love it all the time. But talking to Danny today, I was reminded of a few things: one, a bathroom that isn’t a port-o-potty would be nice; two, sometimes I get really hungry and having food nearby would be nice; three, sometimes I get really thirsty and having water (ahem, beer) nearby would be nice; and four, there’s no amount of ipod speaker system that can make up for an actual speaker system. So while listening to Danny touting the amenities of Aussie’s, I got a little bit jealous, maybe had a little Aussie’s-envy.

And he also said, “This is what some people elect to do, instead of getting cleaned up and going out to the club scene, they’d just as soon come down here and play volleyball until 2am.”

So true. And those are the kind of people I like to meet. I mean, I like to do both, but I’m just sayin’. Go check out Aussie’s, even if you don’t play volleyball. You can always learn.


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