Adams House Bed & Breakfast

4300 Avenue G, Austin, Texas 78751
Innkeeper(s): Liz Lock and Eric C. Hughes; Proprietor: Sidney Lock

Festival Guide for 2015 14 Apr 2015, 6:52 am

Here's your look at festivals and events in Austin from April 2015 forward.

APRIL
Fusebox Festival, April 1-12
Texas VegFest, April 4
Haven Con, April 4-5
Texas Burlesque Festival, April 9-11
Statesman Capitol 10K Health & Fitness Expo, April 10-11
Euphoria Music and Camping Festival, April 10-12
Austin Fashion Week, April 10-18
Spring Plant Sale & Gardening Festival, April 11-12
Mack, Jack & McConaughey, April 16-17
Old Settler's Music Festival, April 16-19
The 14th Annual Lone Star Round Up, April 17-18
BP MS 150, April 18-19
Cine Las Americas, April 22-26
Moontower Comedy and Oddity Fest, April 22-25
Umlauf Garden Party, April 23
Austin Food & Wine Festival, April 24-26
Eeyore's Birthday Bash, April 25
Louisiana Swamp Thing & Crawfish Festival, April 25
Art City Austin, April 25-26
Buda Weiner Dog Races, April 25-26
Hill Country Film Festival, April 30-May 3

MAY
Pecan Street Festival, May 2-3
Lone Star Jam, May 2-3
National Wildflower Week, May 4-10
Levitation, May 8-10
Cherokee Creek Music Festival, May 14-16
Pachanga Latino Music Festival, May 15
Austin Sketch Fest, May 19-24
Kerrville Folk Festival, May 21- June 7
Life Time Tri CapTex, May 25
Blues on the Green, TBA
Chaos in Tejas presents, TBA
O.Henry Museum Wold Championship Pun-Off, TBA
Red Fest, TBA
West Austin Studio Tour, TBA

JUNE
ATX Television Festival, June 4-7
Summer X Games, June 4-7
The Republic of Texas Biker Rally, June 11-14
Keep Austin Weird Fest and 5K, June 27
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Nature Nights, TBA

JULY
Austin Chamber Music Festival, July 2-19
Classic Game Fest, July 25-26

AUGUST
RTX 2015, Aug 7-9
Bat Fest, Aug 22
Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival, Aug 23
Ice Cream Festival, TBA

SEPTEMBER
Out of Bounds Comedy Fest, starting Sept 1
Weird City Hip-Hop Festival, Sept 18-21
Fantastic Fest, Sept 24-Oct 1
Pecan Street Festival, Fall, TBA

OCTOBER
Austin City Limits Music Festival, Oct 2-4 and Oct 9-11
Fredericksburg Oktoberfest, Oct 2-4
Texas Book Festival, Oct 17-18
Austin Days of the Dead/Dias de los Muertos Festival, Oct 17- Nov 2
Livestrong Challenge Austin, Oct 18
Formula One, Oct 23-25
Austin Jewish Film Festival, Oct 24-30
Austin Film Festival, Oct 29- Nov 5
Wizard World/Austin Comic Con, Oct 30-31
Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival, TBA

NOVEMBER
Wurstfest, Nov 5-16
Fun Fun Fun Fest, Nov 6-8
ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot, Thanksgiving Day
Austin Celtic Festival, TBA
Austin Polish Film Festival, TBA
East Austin Studio Tour, TBA
Wanderlust, TBA

DECEMBER
Trail of Lights, TBA


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Spinach Quiche Pie Recipe 27 Feb 2015, 12:47 pm

This breakfast dish is a crowd pleaser at the Adams House.  The recipe can be found on page 40 our our cookbook Our Texas Table.  It is vegetarian and the crust can be substituted for a premade crust if needed.

CRUST:
1 1/2 C. grated cheddar cheese
3/4 C. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. dried mustard
1/2 C. butter, melted then cooled

FILLING:
1/2 C. milk
1/2 C. half and half
1/4 C. onion, chopped
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 red bell pepper, diced
10 oz. fresh baby spinach, chopped
3 eggs at room temperature, lightly beaten

Preheat an oven to 400F.  Mix the crust ingredients together.  Knead and press into a pie pan and set aside.  Combine the milk, half and half, onion, salt, nutmeg, and red bell pepper in a medium sauce pan.  Heat while stirring gently but do not boil.  Add the eggs and stir.  Add the spinach and stir gently.  Pour mixture into prepared pie pan.  Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes.  Reduce heat to 325F then bake for an additional 25 minutes.

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Website to Quickly Find Upcoming Events in Austin 24 Nov 2014, 6:35 am

A good tool to reference if you are traveling to Austin is the City Stage website.  It lists upcoming Special Events in the City, street closures, parking availability, construction conflicts and more.  Clink on the following link to go directly to their site for more information.

Link


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Gyms Near Hyde Park in Austin, Texas 11 Nov 2014, 2:20 pm

Guests who travel often want to exercise while they are here.  Austin is such an active city that there are many options to choose from.  Many guests simply run in our neighborhood of Hyde Park or in parks nearby.  Others rent bikes which can be delivered to our property or they rent them near Lady Bird Lake and ride the Hike and Bike Trail.  Another option is simply to get a day pass from a gym.  Here are a few options all within walking distance of our B&B.

24 Hour Fitness
1000 E 41st Street
512-458-2424
Hours: 24 hours
website link

Hyde Park Gym
4125 Guadalupe
512-459-9174
Hours: M-F 5am- 10pm, Sat 7am- 7pm, Sun 8am-7pm
website link

Dane's Body Shop
4227 Guadalupe
512-522-8222
*While they do not offer a day pass they do allow walk-ins on Saturday mornings at 8am for a 1 hour Fusion Class
Hours: M-F 5am- 8:30pm, Sat 8am- 1pm, Sun 10am- 11am
website link



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Adams House Voted Best Best & Breakfast in Austin for the Third Year in a Row 13 Sep 2014, 8:36 am

We want to thank everyone who took the time to vote for us in The Austin Chronicle Reader's Choice Awards.  We are very grateful for your continued support of our Bed and Breakfast and we have more exciting things in store for this next year.  Thank you for making the Adams House the "Best Of Austin" Best Bed & Breakfast for the third year in a row!

The Austin Chronicle:
"It might be the heyday of the sharing economy and boutique hotels, but true B&Bs still rule when it comes to homey friendliness. A lovingly restored Colonial Revival tucked into the heart of Hyde Park, Adams House offers the luxurious, roomy digs of a country home in a walkable, central urban neighborhood; Duval’s restaurant row, groceries, and the flag store are all steps away, and it’s conveniently located for car and bus travel, too."






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Austin City Limits Music Festival 2014 14 Aug 2014, 8:46 am

The Austin City Limits (ACL) Music festival is quickly approaching.  It will be held on the first two weekends of October 3-5 and 10-12.  The music lineup has been announced and is listed below.  Our friend Carlos Hernandez has designed the image of this year's merchandise and T-shirts will be for sale at the event.  If you plan to attend the festival make sure to pick one up!  For more information go directly to the ACL website.


Lineup for Both Weekends:

  1. EMINEM 
  2.   
  3. PEARL JAM  
  4. OUTKAST  
  5. SKRILLEX 
  6. BECK 
  7. CALVIN HARRIS  
  8. LANA DEL REY  
  9. LORDE  
  10. FOSTER THE PEOPLE 
  11. THE REPLACEMENTS  
  12. ZEDD  
  13. MAJOR LAZER 
  14. THE AVETT BROTHERS 
  15. SPOON  
  16. THE HEAD AND THE HEART  
  17. BELLE & SEBASTIAN 
  18. INTERPOL 
  19. CHROMEO  
  20. BROKEN BELLS  
  21. CHILDISH GAMBINO 
  22. CHVRCHES 
  23. JIMMY CLIFF  
  24. ST. VINCENT  
  25. PHANTOGRAM 
  26. JUANES 
  27. THE GLITCH MOB  
  28. FITZ & THE TANTRUMS 
  29. THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM 
  30. AFI  
  31. IGGY AZALEA  
  32. REBELUTION 
  33. ICONA POP 
  34. TURNPIKE TROUBADOURS  
  35. CAPITAL CITIES 
  36. PAOLO NUTINI 
  37. JENNY LEWIS  
  38. BEATS ANTIQUE  
  39. SAM SMITH 
  40. KONGOS 
  41. REAL ESTATE  
  42. TUNE-YARDS  
  43. KODALINE 
  44. BLACKBERRY SMOKE 
  45. TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE 
  46. MAC DEMARCO 
  47. GRAMATIK  
  48. LETTUCE  
  49. LAKE STREET DIVE  
  50. POLIÇA 
  51. LUCIUS 
  52. IMELDA MAY  
  53. JHENÉ AIKO  
  54. TEMPLES  
  55. OZOMATLI 
  56. BLEACHERS 
  57. ANA TIJOUX  
  58. HOZIER  
  59.  
  60. VIC MENSA  
  61. J. RODDY WALSTON & THE BUSINESS  
  62. ROBERT ELLIS 
  63. ZOÉ 
  64. SAINTS OF VALORY  
  65. JON BATISTE AND STAY HUMAN 
  66. PARKER MILLSAP   
  67. JAMESTOWN REVIVAL  
  68. THE PREATURES 
  69. FALLS  
  70. REUBEN AND THE DARK  
  71. TOR MILLER 
  72. BERNHOFT 
  73. NIKKI LANE  
  74. MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND  
  75. CULTS 
  76. HAERTS 
  77. THE ROSEBUDS  
  78. NIGHT TERRORS OF 1927 
  79. THE CHAIN GANG OF 1974 
  80. YOUNG & SICK  
  81. MINIATURE TIGERS 
  82. SPANISH GOLD 
  83. TAYLOR BENNETT   
  84. EMPIRES  
  85. THE DISTRICTS 
  86. NOSTALGHIA 
  87. BENJAMIN BOOKER  
  88. JAMES BAY  
  89. REY PILA 
  90. BLANK RANGE 
  91. ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL   
  92. RAY BENSON & MILKDRIVE  
  93. MOATS  
  94. MELANIE MARTINEZ  
  95. THE LAST INTERNATIONALE  
  96. JOHNNYSWIM   
  97. FUTURE UNLIMITED  
  98. JON PARDI  
  99. BEAT CONNECTION   
  100. LOS COLOGNES  
  101. SNOWMINE  
  102. A THOUSAND HORSES   
  103. THE LONELY BISCUITS  
  104. BULLY  
  105. THE WANS   
  106. COLONY HOUSE  
  107. THE HUNTS  
  108. CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN   
  109. VON GREY  
  110. MARC SCIBILIA  
  111. MODOC   
  112. BLACK PISTOL FIRE  
  113. BLUE BEAR  
  114. WOOD & WIRE   
  115. EMILY WOLFE  
  116. THE NIGHTOWLS  
  117. DAWN AND HAWKES   
  118. MIKE AND THE MOONPIES  
  119. SPHYNX  
  120. PENNY & SPARROW  
  121. RIDERS AGAINST THE STORM  
  122. HARD PROOF   
  123. ARUM RAE  
  124. NIGHTBOX  
  125. THE LEGENDARY SOUL STIRRERS 
  126. THE JONES FAMILY SINGERS 
  127. SHIELDS OF FAITH  
  128. THE LEVITES 
  129. ASHLEY CLEVELAND  
  130. THE STAPLETONES  
  131. THE RIVER CITY CHRISTIANETTES 
  132. GOSPEL SILVERTONES  
  133. WESLEY BRAY AND THE DISCIPLES OF JOY 
  134. THE BARTON HILLS CHOIR  
  135. STEVE SONGS 
  136. RALPH'S WORLD 
  137. ELIZABETH MCQUEEN  
  138. SUGAR FREE ALLSTARS 
  139. SCHOOL OF ROCK 
  140. THE Q BROTHERS 
  141. PETER DISTEFANO & TOR



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 27 Jun 2014, 8:10 am

Adams House is happy to announce a bike tour that is now available on our website at www.theadamshouse.com under the Gift Ship or directly at TXBT.  Please contact with any questions at Texas Bike Tours, 512-371-3762, deaton@texasbiketours.com, www.texasbiketours.com


TEXAS BIKE TOURS

A cycling experience in Hyde Park and Austin designed for Adams House B&B

Description
An exploration of Austin’s oldest residential neighborhood, Hyde Park, and a brief look at downtown Austin with the adjacent districts and neighborhoods in the north, west, south and east.

This includes stops at many Hyde Park and Austinlandmarks- historic and new, natural and man-made- and Texas tales with ATXperts.  Locals cycle with guests as they experience the edge of the hill country and the flatness of the blackland prairie as Austin sits between these two regions of Texas.  The 12-13 mile cycling route is city-type.  The approximate time duration is two hours.  Duration is driven by the pace chosen by our guests.

Overview of Route
-Adams House to Speedwayby Fire Station #9
-Moonlight Tower 41st
-Duncan Park, HOPE Project, view of Clarksville, 9th Street Locals Dirt Bike Park
-Via West Central Neighborhood, Market and Warehouse District to Pfluegerville Bridge
-South Austin via James Park and then north on South Congress, bat colony
-Lake Hills and Bike Trail through Rainey St.
-4th (Cedar Street) or 6th (Pecan Street) by Driskoll Hotel
-Congress Avenue, Capitol, Bob Bullock Museum, UTand Littlefield Fountain, The Drag and Guadalupe (Asylum Street)
-Aldridge Place to Hyde Parkhomes- Mansbendel, Shipe, Covert
-Ave B Grocery, Elisabet Ney’s home, end at The Adams House

Rate
$60.00/ per person plus sales tax = $64.95
*payment made directly to TXBT via cash, check or CC

Included in Price of Tour
All guests are provided a custom fit bike, helmet, water and water bottles, sunscreen, sunglasses, homemade granola bars and rosemary scented chilled towels at the end of tour.

Note
TXBT is an independent company from Adams House B&B.  We only help schedule the day and time of your tour.  All guests must sign a release of liability to Adams House and Texas Bike Tour before departure.

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Adams House Awarded 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 13 Jun 2014, 3:33 pm


Recognized as a Top Performing Bed and Breakfast as Reviewed by Travelers on the
World’s Largest Travel Site

Austin, TX – June, 2014 – ADAMS HOUSE BED AND BREAKFAST announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide.  Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.

When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account reviews ratings.  Businesses must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, volume and recency of reviews. Additional criteria include a business’ tenure and popularity ranking on the site.

“TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional hospitality businesses for consistent excellence,” said Marc Charron, President of TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award gives top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers. From Australia to Zimbabwe, we want to applaud exceptional hospitality businesses for offering TripAdvisor travellers a great customer experience.”


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Lemon Ricotta Crepes 13 Jun 2014, 3:12 pm

We had a request from our Instagram page @adamshousebb for this recipe.  This is a delicious Lemon Ricotta Crepe which was made by our weekend chef Megan Gross.  A great option for a summer breakfast item.  Enjoy!


Ingredients:
Crepe Batter
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil + more for frying
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Filling
  • 8 oz. ricotta cheese
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 – 4 tablespoons milk
Berry Topping 

1 1/2 cup frozen berries, cleaned, de-stemmed , and de-thawed    
4 tablespoons granulated sugar

1/2 cup fresh berries* (optional, for garnish)
4 sprigs mint( optional, for garnish)
*I like to used blue, black, rasp, and strawberries. If strawberries are late cut into chunks 
Directions:
Crepe Batter:
In a medium bowl combine flour, salt, and sugar, place to the side. In another medium bowl mix together eggs and oil. In three separate additions alternate adding the milk and flour mixture to the egg mixture. Start with the flour mix, then incorporate fully( don't worry about lumps, after each flour addition the egg mixture will get slightly lumpy). Keep alternating milk and flour mixture. Alternating milk and flour mixture will give you a lump-less batter. Cover and place batter in refrigerator for 30 minutes. If making a larger batch refrigerate for 1 hour or longer. 

Ricotta filling:
Thoroughly mix together all rolling ingredients. Start with 2 tablespoons milk. If the mixture is very thick add the other 2 tablespoons to thin out. 

Berry topping:
In a small bowl mix de-thawed berries with sugar.Set aside.

Crepe Cooking Method: 

Coat a non-stick medium frying pan or Crepe pan with 1 tablespoon clarified butter or  cooking spray.
Turn stove to low -medium heat level, ladle 1 oz. crepe batter into the center of the pan. Grab onto the pan handle and rotate the the pan back and forth, circularly so that patter coats the bottom on the pan evenly. After 3 minutes or the edges of he crepe starts to release from the pan flip the crepe. Cook another 3 minutes. The first crepe is usually slightly deformed and irregular, but after a few crepes you will be pro.

Filling and Topping

Filling: add one tablespoon ricotta filling to the center or crepe, fold in half then in forth. Repeat until crepes are all filled. 

Topping: Drain berries and spoon onto filled crepes. Garnish by adding fresh berries and mint

 



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Green Chili Oven Frittata 17 Apr 2014, 7:25 am

We received a request for a recipe on our Instagram page @adamshousebb for our Green Chili Oven Frittata.  This is a staple here at the Adams House B&B as it is easy to make, feeds a lot at one time, and has some of that Texas flair with the chilies added.  Have fun with it by adding or subtracting ingredients as you like.  This recipe is also in our cookbook Our Texas Table which can be purchased at the B&B or on our website at www.theadamshouse.com.  Happy cooking!


GREEN CHILI OVEN FRITTATA

6 slices of bacon or 1/2 bulk pork sausage (optional)
1 T. butter
1/4 C. green onions, thinly sliced
1/3 C. red bell pepper, diced
6 large eggs
1 C. shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
1 4 oz. can chopped green chilies
1 can RO-TEL tomatoes and green chilies, drained and rinsed
Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350*F.  Spray a 9-inch pie plate with cooking spray.  Set aside.  In a skillet, fry the bacon or sausage until cooked and set aside.  When cool, crumble the bacon into small pieces.  In a skillet add butter, onion, and red bell pepper.  Saute until soft.  In a medium bowl, beat the eggs; add 3/4 cup of cheese, green chilies, Ro-Tel, salt and pepper.  Stir to combine.  Fold in meat and onion mixture.  Pour egg mixture into pie plate.  Carefully place on middle rack of preheated oven.  Bake for 30 minutes or until the middle is set.  When finished remove from oven, sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup of cheese over the top and cover with a plate for 5 minutes.  Serve with salsa and sour cream.  VEGETARIAN OPTION: Omit the bacon/sausage for a delicious meat-free breakfast.


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