Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Infused alcohol adds flavor to drinking

Gerald Rich May 5, 2011

While espresso-flavored vodka or jalapeno-flavored tequila may seem exotic, the process ofcreating infusions has been around for centuries and is simple enough to do at home. Basic infusion,...

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Bloody Mary utilizes diverse, wacky recipes

Gerald Rich April 30, 2011

The Bloody Mary cocktail’s origins are about as murky as the drink itself. But what is certain is that this drink has become a monstrosity. Why go to an entire Bloody Mary bar when there are...

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Russian community calls Austin home

Julie Rene Tran April 30, 2011

Editor’s Note: This is the third in a three-part series providing a glimpse into small but significant cultural communities in Austin. As patrons used the burning wick to light each other’s...

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All-you-can-sing Karaoke

Ryan Edwards April 28, 2011

Far from the constraints of a shower, Austinites come in droves to gather around the flickering screen of an old television. At New Seoul Karaoke Studio, a man cleaning out a singing room mentions hearing...

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Family Trade

Amber Genuske April 28, 2011

Editor’s Note: This is the second installment of a three-part series profiling artisans who work with their hands. The sharp clang of metal against metal rings out of Herrera’s Ornamental...

Rich in tradition

Julie Rene Tran April 21, 2011

The blessed, wooden warrior drum rests quietly in the costume closet of the Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance Center in Austin. Hand-chiseled by the chief of his mother’s native Puerto Rican tribe,...

Business cleans up post-party houses, delivers breakfast

Christopher Nguyen April 21, 2011

Saturday morning, after the party has ended, the drinks have been emptied and the hangovers have begun, Brian Hill and a couple of his friends arrive at the house of a local band and immediately hand...

Business cleans up post-party houses, delivers breakfast

Christopher Nguyen April 21, 2011

Saturday morning, after the party has ended, the drinks have been emptied and the hangovers have begun, Brian Hill and a couple of his friends arrive at the house of a local band and immediately hand...

Bartenders create strange drink mixes

Gerald Rich April 21, 2011

Tuesday night at the chic Bar Congress isn’t the place you would think about taking a shot of some mercilessly strong Angostura bitters, typically used as an additive in cocktails and not in a...

Student designs menswear collection for fashion show

William James Gerlich April 21, 2011

Editor’s Note: This is the final installment in a three-part series about the annual textiles and apparel seniors and their fashion show that will be held tonight. Drawing inspiration from...

Sharpest tools in the shed

Amber Genuske April 19, 2011

Editor’s Note: This is the first installment of a three-part series profiling artisans who work with their hands. “The body becomes a tool in one way or another,” said Shane Shannon...

Alumna’s shoe line offers comfy solution to heels

Lindsey Cherner April 19, 2011

When she’s traveling or just wants a break for her feet, Jessica Nadeau slips on a pair of her Solettos — a comfortable ballet flat designed for emergency situations. “When you...