Get Your Sweet Fix at Snowy Village Dessert Cafe

September 24, 2018 8:30 am

A base of creamy bingsu ice loaded with fresh strawberries, fruit and milk syrup, a layer of Fruity Pebbles, and a dollop of whipped cream. You've probably never seen or tasted anything quite like the strawberry Fruity Pebbles bingsu at Snowy Village Dessert Cafe, which just opened in May.

The specialty shop is the first Texas offshoot of a California-born chain that specializes in Korean bingsu, which is similar to shaved ice, but with a frosty milk-based foundation. Most of the decadent treats feature fresh fruit and unexpected ingredients like green tea matcha powder and sweetened red beans. In addition to the bingsu sundaes, Snowy Village also offers fish-shaped croissants stuffed with either sweet ingredients (think red bean paste) or savory fixings (like ham and cheese). So the next time you need your sweet fix, try one of the unique confections at Snow Village Dessert Cafe.

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Returning This Weekend: The Fall Pecan Street Festival

September 17, 2018 8:46 am

Austin is known for its lively music scene, its unique food trailer parks, and a distinctly "weird" city culture—which is actually a point of pride for residents. The Pecan Street Festival highlights all three at its biannual event. The second festival of the year is coming up on September 22nd and 23rd, and it will unfold on Sixth Street (formerly known as "Pecan Street").

Come to check out the free fest if you're a fan of Austin's artsy side. It plays host to hundreds of handpicked artisans selling their own masterpieces made from metal, wood, clay, leather, and other materials. Much of the inventory consists of pieces that have been upcycled, which is good news for eco-enthusiasts. While you shop, enjoy live music by more than 50 local bands and grab some food from Austin's favorite eateries and food trailers.

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Kinokuniya: A New Japanese Bookstore in Austin

September 11, 2018 8:50 am

Kinokuniya started out as a small bookstore and art gallery in Tokyo back in 1927, but it wasn't until 1949 that the store began to add English books to its inventory. By 1964, it boasted a huge headquarters in Shinjuku, and in 1969, the bookstore began to expand to the U.S. It boasts more than 80 Stateside stores today, including one in Austin that just opened in May.

This unique bookstore offers an array of Japanese literature, including Manga and graphic novels, as well as magazines and stationery from Japan. It also boasts unique notebooks and small toys and trinkets, which makes exploring the shop a fun adventure every time. So head to this Japanese bookshop when you want to expand your literary collection to include a few international reads.

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