• Allens Boots

    Mary Kang | Daily Texan Staff

    Ian A. Weinstein from Vermont walks in front of Allens Boots on South Congress on Thursday afternoon. Weinstein often walks around Austin and plays music.


  • Man Up BBQ's Gettin' Sauced Festival

    Ryan Edwards | Daily Texan Staff

    Man Up BBQ’s second annual Gettin’ Sauced festival is this Saturday and features over 120 different sauces from around the country. Hosted by Austin’s Independence Brewing Company, the outdoor festival features live music, prizes and the opportunity to buy the sauces entered in the contest. One team partaking in the festival is Black's Barbeque, a family owned business base out of Lockhart, Texas. Featured above, Edgar and Barret Black check the meat to see if it is ready to sell. The Black's first started making BBQ sauce at the request of northerners coming down south to escape the snow. Norma Jean Black, Edgar's wife, said that traditionally Texans did not use sauce when cooking their BBQ. She created her own recipe from scratch that still remains the signature sauce of the establishment. Barret Black plans to prepare around nine variations on his grandmother's original recipe for the festival.  -Aleksander Chan & Ryan Edwards

  • Longhorn Network Construction

    Doug Gentile helps to prepare the South Mall for the debut of the new ESPN Longhorn Network, scheduled to launch this Friday at 6 p.m.

    Thomas Allison | Daily Texan Staff