Roxy’s Best Of… Austin, Texas

Host Erik Kuykendall brings you the Best of Austin, Texas, from art and culture to restaurants and shopping to kid stuff


More Carnaval 2009 Pictures From Austin, TX

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To see the the additional pictures I promised from Carnaval In Austin, click here to be taken to the Flickr set.


Carnaval 2009 - Austin TX

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We met some friends at the Apple Bar in Austin on Saturday. We were having pleasant discussion and this lovely person from Longview in a pirate suit appeared and asked if we wanted tickets to Carnaval. We looked at each other and she interjected, “I’m not trying to sell them. Our friends from Longview couldn’t make it. We just want someone to go and enjoy Carnaval!”
What could we say?

It was quite a spectacle of sight and sound. There were drums and bands and headdresses and drums and merriment and drums. Can you feel that Samba beat?

I plan to post more pics from the party when I get the time to do more editing and censoring. This was not a tame event and not a place for children. As I have no children and I love to take photos of spectacles, I think I was in the right place.


Inauguration Celebration in Austin, TX.

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Photos from today’s gathering at Scholz Garten this afternoon.

Many came to watch as Obama was sworn in as President.


It was packed in front,

packed in back,

…And packed in the back garten.

One of my favorite shots from the day:


Santa Rampage 2008 Update Pictures

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Saturday night’s Santa rampage was a rampaging success with over 300 Santas in this one gathering.

Click here or on one of the pics to catch a glipse of Santa Rampage 2008, Austin Style.




Check here to see where and when your next opportunity to participate will be. 


Santa Rampage Tonight!!!

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Santa Families are welcome, but not the most kid-friendly event.

All photos courtesy Steve Hobson

Tonight, December 2008 13th 7p-?

Dress to impress (Santa style) and join us (other Santas, Mrs. Claus, Elves, Reindeer) as we march across
Congress Bridge and Elf-slap downtown Austin upside it’s Santa infested head!

Location: Meeting at Fiddlerʼs Hearth, 301 Barton Springs for Santa Drink Specials and a Santa Buffet for only $8.

All North Pole inhabitants are welcome to join us as we dine  and then head to the Warehouse District.

Where can Santa park? The entire 2nd floor of the parking garage next to Fiddler’s Hearth will be free…the other floors are run by Embassy are not generally towed (Santa’s own risk).  Personally, I suggest you take a cab as Santas on the rampage have been known to overindulge to get just the right shade of rosey cheeks.

The Santa Rampage Parade  will leave Fiddler’s Hearth around 8pm-ish.   We  will cross Congress Bridge to CIty Hall down Cesar Chavez and hit the Warehouse District:  Rainbow Cattle Company, Oil Can Harryʼs, Buffalo Billiards, Coyote Ugly, Driscoll (Call),Gingerman (Call),  and whatever other establishment get in our way…End at Elysium.

Square Patrol will be getting people get ride home






Looking Forward to Sharing Austin

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I am honored to be a part of Roxy’s Best Of, representing Austin.  I look forward to sharing information on events, food and more available in Austin, Texas.

If you don’t see it here yet; feel free to ask questions, I will do my best to respond.




Introducing Roxy’s Best Of… Austin, Texas, Hosted by Erik Kuykendall

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Welcome to Roxy’s Best Of… Austin, Texas, one of the very first Roxy blogs not written by Roxy. I’d like to introduce you to Erik Kuykendall, best known in and around the blogosphere for his blog, Truth & Beauty, a site dedicated to the search for truth and beauty. Both are elusive and mean something different to everyone.  Erik quotes Albert Einstein: “The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.

Erik is a busy guy…his Blogger profile lists his occupation as “Massage Therapist, Photographer, Performance Artist, Artist, Teacher, and Canadian Wannabe.”