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This week, downtown Austin’s newest restaurant and craft cocktail bar officially opened its doors to the public in the Warehouse District at the corner of 4th and Lavaca. Taking its name from the first cocktail bar in Havana, Cuba, the Pleasant Storage Room brings the elegant and eclectic energy of early to mid-20th century Cuba to the heart of downtown Austin, with rum-inspired cocktails and Caribbean-inspired street food.
Each of the amenity spaces at The Austonian – ranging from a dog grooming room, to a library, or the 55th-floor Austonian Club – were thoughtfully designed to be an extension of Austonian residents’ homes. To this end, The Austonian spent years developing an extensive art collection to warm the walls of the building; thus setting the milieu of the luxury high-rise with over 100 pieces of art in styles ranging from the representational to the abstract.
A quick glance at the Austin skyline is revealing as to the prominence of The Austonian in downtown Austin. Overlooking Lady Bird Lake and Congress Avenue, and towering high above other buildings across the state of Texas, The Austonian is situated in the heart of the city. Zoom in a bit, and The Austonian’s significance increases further; the luxury high-rise serves as the gateway to the hip and happening 2nd Street District, and is home to some of the most celebrated downtown Austin establishments.
Next weekend the third annual Austin Food and Wine Festival returns to downtown Austin for three days of tastings, cooking demos, book signings and more from purveyors from across the state of Texas. Presented by FOOD & WINE Magazine the Austin Food and Wine Festival features an all-star lineup of talent from across Texas’ wine and culinary scenes – providing festival-goers the opportunity to enjoy three days of some of the best food and drink just minutes away from The Austonian downtown luxury condominiums.
The Waller Creek Conservancy Pop-Up Picnic is back – this Saturday evening at 6:30 p.m. in Palm Park, on the corner of I-35 and 3rd Street. Attendees of the community-wide picnic and benefit for the Waller Creek Conservancy can enjoy a beautiful night on the banks of Waller Creek, enjoying live music, and curated picnic baskets from some of the top restaurants and food purveyors in Austin.