Mar 27 2015 11:24am
Hey HRC! Can you believe this Saturday the temperature will get into the 80's!?!
Nothing better than some sweat tea and BBQ from Franklins!
Remember at Franklins the earl bird catches the brisket! https://franklinbarbecue.com/Franklin Barbecue
Mar 26 2015 01:33pmCafe Java: Your Neighborhood Bistro
Delicious breakfast fare meets quality coffee at Cafe Java in Austin. Reviewers on Yelp may not agree about much, but they do think the coffee at this shop is excellent. Brunch is the best thing on the menu, according to customers, so be sure to try some pancakes or an omelet with a side of hashbrowns.Breakfast is often a busy time at Java, so expect a bit of a wait before you order is served. Reviewers say the wait is worth the tasty reward, however! The migas (scrambled eggs and corn chips with your choice of toppings) come with high praise. As one reviewer put it, “If you're looking for a place that seems like Grandma is in the back cooking your breakfast, you've found it.”Cafe Java is open seven days a week.Cafe Java2051 Gattis School RoadRound Rock, TX 78664(512) 238-0700cafejavaroundrock.comyelp.com/biz/cafe-java-round-rockCC-BY-2.0/Flickr
Mar 26 2015 10:10am
HRC Residents we have had to shut off the water to the community due to an emergency plumbing repair. It should be on within the next 2 to 3 hours at the most. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this issue.
Mar 25 2015 01:55pmhttps://austintexas.gov/department/barton-springs-pool
Hey HRC! Weather is looking good this weekend, Barton Springs! Who's with me?!Barton Springs Pool | Parks and Recreation | AustinTexas.gov
- The Official Website of the City...
Barton Springs Pool has drawn people from all walks of life, from legislators who have concocted state laws there to free-spirited, topless sunbathers who turned heads in the 1970s. Today, Barton Springs still attracts a diverse crowd of people.
Mar 20 2015 04:32pm
Hey HRC! Be safe on the roads this weekend! http://www.google.org/publicalerts/alert?aid=597f7e1a86df7625&hl=en&gl=US&source=webFlash Flood Watch in Austin - San Antonio
National Weather Service - Active until Mar 21, 2015 7:00 PM CDT. Posted Mar 20, 2015 3:59 PM CDT. Affects: Atascosa; Bandera; Bastrop; Bexar; Blanco; Burnet; Caldwell; Comal; De Witt; Dimmit; Edwards; Fayette; Frio; Gillespie; Gonzales; Guadalupe; Hays; Karnes; Kendall; Kerr; Kinney; Lavaca; Lee; L…
Mar 20 2015 02:20pm
Hey HRC! Free Live Music @ Auditorium Shores, Ryan Bingham! http://schedule.sxsw.com/2015/events/event_MS32620Ryan Bingham | SXSW 2015 Event Schedule
Grammy and Oscar- winning singer/songwriter Ryan Bingham was born in New Mexico but raised all across the Southwestern United States. He set out on his own, at a young age, shuf...
Mar 19 2015 01:32pm4 Tips for Serving a Safe Food Buffet
If you’re hosting a large party, you’re likely concerned with serving tasty foods, but your goal should also be to keep those foods safe for your guests. Here are a few helpful tips that will keep your food buffet just as healthy as it is delicious. Wash your hands. The first thing you should do when preparing a food buffet is wash your hands. This prevents you from spreading germs to your guests, but it also helps to keep you safe from food borne illnesses caused by raw meat, eggs, and other ingredients. Be sure to wash your hands each time you refill the buffet, as well. Cook foods completely. It’s safe to keep foods out on a buffet, provided that they’re cooked properly beforehand. Meats like beef and pork chops should be cooked to at least 145º F, while chicken and poultry should reach at least 165º F. Use the proper serving tools. If you’re serving hot foods, be sure to store them in a chafing dish, slow cooker, or warming tray to keep them from changing temperature. Cold dishes can be served in nesting bowls over bowls of ice, and they must stay at 40°F or lower in order to stop the growth of bacteria. Abide by the two-hour rule. Finally, never let foods sit on a buffet for more than two hours. Tossing food that’s been at room temperature for too long will ensure a safe and healthy party.Serving Up Safe Buffets [FDA]Serving Prepared Foods Safely [Whole Foods]Holiday or Party Buffets [USDA]Buffet Safety [NSF]CC-BY-2.0/Flickr/Phil Hawksworth
Mar 17 2015 10:24amHappy St. Patrick's Day!
May the luck of the Irish be with you! How will you be celebrating today?
Mar 12 2015 01:34pmDesign Your Own Frozen Dessert at Front Porch Frozen Desserts in Round Rock
Front Porch Frozen Desserts is a family-owned and -operated self-serve frozen yogurt shop in Round Rock. Replete with Southern hospitality, this space boasts reclaimed wood walls and rustic pine tables, the latter of which were handmade by a family friend. Front Porch’s high quality yogurt (“the true original good-for-you treat”) is sourced from Honey Hill Farms. The yogurt is crafted into inventive fro-yo flavors such as sea salt caramel pretzel, white chocolate mousse, and monkey bread. In addition to 16 flavors (some rotate seasonally), the yogurt shop has more than 90 toppings from which to choose. If you’d prefer something non-dairy, Front Porch Frozen Desserts serves sweet and refreshing sorbet. French press coffee, made with fair trade, locally roasted beans, is also on offer. Front Porch Frozen Desserts is open seven days a week.Front Porch Frozen Desserts3107 S. IH 35Round Rock, TX 78664512-388-6330frontporchrr.comyelp.com/biz/front-porch-frozen-desserts-round-rockCC-BY-2.0/Flickr/Joy
Mar 11 2015 02:40pm"Hair of the 3-Legged Dog": An Austin Day Party on March 19
With so many great events coming up next week in Austin, it can be hard to figure out what to attend. So, here's a suggestion: "Hair of the 3-Legged Dog." This event's presented by The Austin Chronicle (and sponsored by Greystar), and it's named after the Chronicle's mascot Hank.It takes place on Thursday, March 19 from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. and brings food, drinks, and fun to The Liberty Bar on East Sixth Street in Austin. Four local artists will play music at the event: Sweet Spirit, Anya, Bop English, and Flesh Lights. There'll also be snacks from Tacodeli, Rhythm Superfoods, Baked By Amy's and more to fuel Austinites for another day of SXSW.Want to learn more about "Hair of the 3-Legged Dog"? Click here to visit The Austin Chronicle's page about the event."Hair of the 3-Legged Dog"Thursday, March 19 from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m.The Liberty Bar1618 1/2 East Sixth StreetAustin, TXwww.austinchronicle.com/daypartyCC-BY-2.0/Flickr