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IndieAustin: Freestyle Language

Freestyle Languages, founded by former French instructor Elizabeth Mack, has a mission to connect people through language. Being an incurable Francophile has its challenges in the middle of Texas, but as a UT alum she insists: everything is possible in Austin! However, the dynamics driving the Freestyle mission go well beyond France. Elizabeth considers the most extraordinary

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IndieAustin: Restart CBD

You might be wondering how Austin born and raised sisters Shayda, Sydney, and Nika Torabi got into the cannabis industry in Texas. It all started when Shayda was in an auto-pedestrian accident in Downtown Austin. “In 2015, as a pedestrian, I was hit by a car, leaving me with a fractured sacrum, pelvis and fractured

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IndieAustin: Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Tito’s Handmade Vodka is the creation of former geophysicist, Tito Beveridge (yes, that is his real name). After earning his degree at UT Austin, Tito’s career path took him from running heli-portable dynamite seismic crews in South America to mortgage brokering back here in Texas. Somewhere along the way, he started infusing vodka with ingredients

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IndieAustin: Tapestry Dance

Tapestry Dance is both 30 years old and brand new in their new home at 2015 East Riverside Drive – behind Taco More.  Founded in 1989, Tapestry leapt onto the international stage and instantly became a highly regarded multi-dance form company and academy.  The professional company actually exists as the only full-time professional dance company

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IndieAustin: Think Big! Program

The Think Big! Program and its creators, Sandy Stewart (Founder) and Natalie Rodgers (Program Designer), are based right in the heart of the South First IBIZ District. They support small business growth here at home in Austin, as well as across the United States. The Think Big! Program is a training program that was initially

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IndieAustin: Hoover’s Cooking

It’s 2pm on a bright Friday afternoon and the lunch rush at Hoover’s Cooking is still simmering with laughter and conversation. The welcoming scent of smoked meat drifts through the open dining room where new and longtime customers enjoy generous plates of the city’s finest comfort food.

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