Foods that scream "Keep Austin Weird".


Many may believe their habits make them healthier. However, several health and fitness misconceptions lead enthusiasts astray.

Myth: “All natural” means it’s healthy.

Many products claim to be “all natural,” but that does not necessarily mean the claims are true. Instead, you should look for the USDA Organic logo and review the ingredients list. Try to avoid things like High Fructose Corn Syrup, Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) and food dyes.

Indulge in some of our restaurant suggestions for any dating occasion. 

Longhorn Life staff writer provides readers with her special family recipes she looks forward to during the holidays. 

Try out our vegetarian recommendations to add to your Thanksgiving feast. 

As basically everyone on Game of Thrones has said at one point or another, “Winter is coming.” Will your beer palate be ready?

Don’t panic - read on for tips on some brews that go great with the cold weather season.

Go Dark!

Don't let dorm life prevent you from your favorite meals. Check out Longhorn Life's recipes that are quick, easy and you'll just need a mug. 

Map out your favorite quick-eat spots only known to Austin. 

Get in touch with your inner beer enthusiast.

Summer is just around the corner, and glorious weather accompanied by some lip-smacking barbecue is the perfect way to begin the sunny day.

Unfortunately, students don’t always have the budget set aside to pay extra to buy all organic products, many either without a job or working part-time.

There is no single diet for weight loss, according to Victoria Jarzabkowski, a registered dietitian and the nutrition program coordinator at UT’s Fitness Institute of Texas.

Some dieters are turning to foods that are advertised as healthy, but studies show that they really are not that different from the items they are meant to replace.

There are many options to choose from when it comes to weight loss methods, but lately, one of them has had the attention of many.

All Austinites know that our city holds a fair amount of top notch, sweet-tooth-satisfying dessert spots (Gourdough’s anyone?). Sometimes though, you might find yourself conflicted, craving something sweet but not wanting to consume an entire day’s worth of calories in one sitting. Lucky for you, there are delicious, healthy alternatives!

Hookah smoking is steadily gaining popularity in the United States. Veronica Johnston for Health Media Collaboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago writes that “one in five American college students report smoking hookah in the past year.”

 It’s nice to be able to wind down and enjoy a cup of coffee, but with so many shops around Austin to choose from, it’s hard to find one that provides both good coffee and a unique experience.

With people looking to experiment with their food and their willingness to try out new places, food delivery services make dining quick, convenient and hassle-free. 

Kome’s lunch and dinner menus are non-traditional Japanese that follow personal family recipes while also incorporating elements from the chef’s background —Austin and New Orleans.

What's a hungry student to do? This is one of the defining questions of the collegiate experience, but for those who make their home West Campus, the answer may be as simple as taking a walk around the corner to the nearest bakery.

Austin is full of great music venues and bars, but food sets some of these places apart from the rest. Here are some venues in Austin with good beats and good eats.


Don’t fret over high dollar restaurants, get creative and dine in for your next special occasion.

Wooing your sweetheart (or your sweet tooth) can be difficult sometimes, but usually chocolate is a fail-proof fallback. It is tasty indeed, but there is much more to this treat than meets the… mouth. Here are a few things to take note of before splurging on that heart-shaped box of decadence.

With Valentine's Day approaching and love having firmly established itself in the air, one of the biggest questions facing many young couples will be how they should go about celebrating the day.