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Lucky Lab Hosts Tailgate Celebration For Eighth Birthday

Photo by Jessica Garcia

“Let’s meet at Lucky Lab” is a common phrase heard among UT students. Located across the street from the UT campus, Lucky Lab Coffee Co. is a place where students can meet up with friends or finish some homework while enjoying their favorite drinks. 

On September 18, Lucky Lab hosted a tailgate to celebrate its eighth birthday, with $1 cold brew, rescue pups, live music and more. Here’s a recap of the event.

The Drinks

Photo by Jessica Garcia

To celebrate, Lucky Lab offered $1 cold brew from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. — an offer that sounded almost too good to be true. A long line formed inside and outside, with people excited to enjoy the promotion and the event. While a $1 cold brew sounded great, I bought an iced chai latte instead with a strawberry hand-pie. There’s no wrong purchase at Lucky Lab.

The Pups

Photo by Jessica Garcia

The tailgate raised money for Austin Pets Alive, an animal shelter that helps keep Austin a no-kill city. Patrons had the option to add a donation to APA! when they ordered. By donating, they got access to yard games where they could win raffle prizes. APA! also brought dogs to pet and take pictures with — what better way to spend a Saturday morning than drinking an ice-cold cold brew surrounded by dogs?  

The Music

Photo by Jessica Garcia

Local singer-songwriter Sidney Scott also performed at the event. There is something about hearing live music at a coffee shop that puts people in a good mood, and that is precisely what Scott did. While people drank their beverages and enjoyed the celebration, Scott performed various songs, sharing her talent and passion for music with everyone in attendance.    

And More

Photo by Jessica Garcia

The fun did not stop there! With face painting and a cute background to take pictures, Lucky Lab presented guests with many ways to celebrate its eighth birthday and support Austin Pets Alive. Lucky Lab has united people through coffee and furry friends for eight years, and the tailgate showed Lucky Lab’s love and appreciation for its customers. 

Check out @luckylabatx on Instagram and plan your next visit soon!

Featured Image by Lauren Breach

Dog videos that distract me from the stresses of life

The end of the school year is miserable and overwhelming. I wish I could give everyone a hug and remind them that all the hours spent studying for finals will pay off in the long run, but for now I can only offer a distraction. Here are some videos of dogs on TikTok that make my heart flutter. It is healthy to give yourself a mental break and just smile at some dog videos. Here you go!

Very cute and funny little pug. I am overjoyed by this performance.

I love chihuahuas because they are so sassy, especially on social media. They get a bad wrap, but they are good babies.


penny wanted to bless you with some pics

♬ original sound – @knight_thepit

I disagree with the intro, because I love all dogs but the puppy is adorable and deserves all of the love in the world. 

Points were definitely made! Most dogs can relate, I would assume.

The energy in this video is unmatched. I wish I could relate.

This cute little baby makes my heart swell. I want that hat!

I did not see that coming, but I am happy and my heart is at ease.


Bet you didn’t see that coming 😅 #dog #cutedogsonly

♬ Godspeed – Taris Tallman

Very informational video. I learned so much. I am forever grateful.

A bilingual king. I applaud him.

I am screaming. Covid will not allow for the emotional support dogs on campus, so I guess TikTok will have to do.

Featured image courtesy of Kara Fields