oh, Austin

Music venue drama.

It’s nice to know that even if I move 1,000 miles away from Wicker Park, there’s a dispute between a music venue and its landlord to remind me of home. | learn more

oh, Austin

Austin rents up, up and away.

“Average rent, which sat at $1,367 and dipped to $1,300 at its pandemic low (-4.9%), skyrocketed to $1,647 by September 2021, a 25.3% year-over-year increase.” | learn more

tech, startups, internet

Tesla’s building a solar neighborhood.

“The first Tesla Solar neighborhood—dubbed the nation’s most sustainable residential community—will be built in Easton Park, a master-planned community in far Southeast Austin near McKinney Falls State Park. The newly built homes will feature Tesla solar roof tiles and Powerwall […]

thoughts of food

An ode to Birria Tacos

After reading this, I made it a point to find birria tacos the next day. Delicious! “How birria finally took off in one of America’s best taco cities. A global pandemic, misplaced goat shanks, and fat slabs of Texas brisket […]

oh, chicago

Chicago leads among heartland cities attracting VC

“America’s Mighty Middle Report, published by Crunchbase and Omaha-based Dundee Venture Capital, shows that over the last decade, Chicago leads the region’s VC funding at $15.2 billion, followed by Austin at $11.8 billion and Denver at $10.5 billion.” | learn more