Jake Bugg

The Year In Music: Top 10 Albums of 2013

Against all odds and despite the rumors in the gossip columns, I have not been kidnapped and held for ransom, nor have I forgotten about the "Unofficial Mayor of Austin" blog and apologize to my readers for failing to maintain frequent posts throughout 2013. Truth be told, my life working at … READ ON!

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Benji’s Cantina: Austin’s Newest Downtown Dining Oasis

This past Saturday, I was invited to attend the VIP "Pre-Grand Opening" Celebration for a stellar new downtown Austin dining spot and watering hole - Benji's Cantina - located at 716 West Sixth Street, across from Molotov Lounge and The Dogwood. Designed by Jamie Chioco, this brilliant … READ ON!

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Champions To CureDuchenne 2013 – Friday, March 22, 2013

As many of you already know, a cause very close to my heart is called CureDuchenne, a national nonprofit that raises awareness and funds to find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. If you are unfamiliar, Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a devastating muscle disease in children, affecting one in … READ ON!

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Tales of the Cocktail 2013: Dulce Vida Hits NOLA!

Every year, the multitudes of spirits brands from throughout the world converge on the great city of New Orleans for the annual rite of passage known as "Tales of the Cocktail," a week dedicated to the celebration of imbibing, the business behind it all, the learning on how much better the industry … READ ON!

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Austin, TX: Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix Weekend In Pictures

Almost two years in the making, the long awaited Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix finally arrived in Austin this past weekend and, despite the massive amount of speculation regarding what hassles, headaches and aggravation an international event of this magnitude  might bring to our fine town, I can … READ ON!

Drinkin’ and Dining

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Benji’s Cantina: Austin’s Newest Downtown Dining Oasis

This past Saturday, I was invited to attend the VIP "Pre-Grand Opening" Celebration for a stellar new downtown Austin dining spot and watering hole - Benji's Cantina - located at 716 West Sixth … READ ON!

Dulce Vida Organic Tequila's "Barreled 2013"

Dulce Vida Organic Tequila’s Inaugural “Barreled 2013″

Dulce Vida Organic Tequila's Inaugural "Barreled 2013" Just before the onslaught of SXSW, the inaugural “Barreled 2013” event was held at the Dulce Vida’s World Headquarters in Austin, Texas and … READ ON!

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Rancho Rio Eatery: “The Best Lil’ Trailer Park In Texas”

Few cities in the country can lay claim to such a dominant, overwhelming food trailer and food truck culture like we do here in our great city of Austin. You find'em in every direction, in random … READ ON!

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The Chicago House: Killer New Craft Beer Bar Hits Downtown Austin

With great thanks to owner, visionary and uber-successful local Austin entrepreneur, Doug Guller, I attended the Grand Opening of an excellent new watering hole in the heart of downtown Austin this … READ ON!

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Red’s Porch: “Half Cajun, Half Tex-Mex, Half Southern” & Fully Awesome

Having recently moved, at long last, down to phenomenal South Austin, I gotta tell ya about one of my favorite joints on this side of town - Red's Porch. Located just a stone's throw from my new … READ ON!

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Drinks Well With Others: Texas’ Own Moonshine Sweet Tea

If you're like me and one of your vices is the love and borderline addiction of sweet tea, as a true Southerner and self-deemed aficionado of the brewed greatness, I  have to share an excellent new … READ ON!

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Historic, Unique, Cool: Freedmen’s Craft Cocktails and Fine Foods

Man, what a wonderful life this really is. The great experiences and boatloads of fun just keep on comin'... This past Friday night, I was invited to attend the VIP Opening Party at an extremely … READ ON!

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Cocktailin’ In The Capital City: Austin’s Best Adult Libations

Hello outstanding blog followers! Happy Monday to ya! A few weeks back, I shared my thoughts regarding the Austin dining scene with a collection of  "guilty pleasures" when it comes to grubbin' … READ ON!

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Tito’s Handmade Vodka: Award-Winning, Distilled 6 Times And The Finest Vodka On The Market!

Those who know me well...and, really, those who know me at all, are well aware of my love, enjoyment and unbridled support for the one and only, Tito's Handmade Vodka (www.titosvodka.com), an … READ ON!

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Trailer Food Diaries Cookbooks: Serving up the American Dream one plate at a time!

For those who live in and around Austin - and for the many who have visited - you are, more than likely, extremely aware of the huge importance of food trailers, food trucks and the overall "mobile … READ ON!

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