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Table of Contents Summer 2013 Feature Articles 27 Fogo De Chao 27 Turqouise Trading 27 Green Mesquite In Every Issue 8 Sights/Attractions 10 Shopping 24 Telephone Numbers 26 Dining 27 Local Flavor 31 Events 34 Day Trips 35 Golf

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www.facebook.com/AustinTravelGuide Greetings, As Governor of Texas, I am pleased to extend a warm welcome to visitors of Austin. Whether you are traveling for business or for pleasure, and whether you have come from another country, another state or just another town, Austin offers a wealth of attractions to explore and enjoy. The capital city of Texas, Austin is known around the world for its vibrant arts scene, urban lakes, outstanding public parks, world-class golf courses, extensive hike and bike trails, and close proximity to the breathtaking Texas Hill Country. Best of all, these attractions can be enjoyed year-round, as the area enjoys a temperate climate and about 300 days of sunshine every year. And no trip to Austin would be complete without extensive sampling of the city’s outstanding cuisine. From mouthwatering barbecue to juicy steaks to spice Tex-Mex, you’ll find some of the most delicious food you’ve ever sunk a tooth into. While you’re in town, make sure to stop by our beautiful and historic Texas State Capitol -- the largest state capitol in the nation. First Lady Anita Perry joins me in wishing you a wonderful time in Austin.

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Conquer Land AND Water!

4-SPLASH (477-5274) Tickets and Boarding: Daily tours from Austin Visitor’s Center, 209 E. 6th Street. (512)478-0098

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Sights Austin City Limits Live 310 Willie Nelson Blvd., (512) 225-7999 AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of original American music and beyond. Musical styles range from contemporary and traditional pop to rock, country, blues, bluegrass, Latin, folk, roots and more. All find a home on the AUSTIN CITY LIMITS stage.

Blanton Museum of Art 23rd & San Jacinto, 512-471-7324 Features American and contemporary art, Latin art, European paintings, prints, and drawings. Includes a calendar of events, programs, and memberships. Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum 1800 N. Congress Ave, 512-936-4649 The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in downtown Austin, Texas, tells the “Story of Texas” with three floors of interactive exhibits. Capitol Complex Visitors Center 112 E. 11th Street, 512-305-8400 Housed in the restored General Land Office Building. Information about tours, attractions, and restaurants to help the visitor. Souvenirs, books, and educational material.

Austin Duck Adventures 209 E 6th Street 512-4-SPLASH (775274) Roll through downtown and see some of the places that make Austin one of the greatest cities in the country. You will have a Duck’s eye view of our State Capitol, Governor’s Mansion, Bob Bullock Museum, historic Congress Avenue and music-rich 6th Street before “SPLASHING” into Lake Austin. Call to make reservations. Austin History Center 810 Guadalupe St., 512-974-7480 Research library documents of Austin and Travis County through newspaper archives, photographs, & other historical materials from 1839. Austin Museum of Art Laguana Gloria 3809 W. 35th St., 512-458-8191 The Austin Museum Of Art’s original home, offers a unique experience of history, art, and nature.

Circuit of the Americas 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd (512) 301-6600, circuitoftheamericas.com Circuit of the Americas is a 3.427-mile motor racing circuit near Austin, Texas. It hosted the Formula One United States Grand Prix on November 18, 2012, the penultimate round of the 2012 season. Congress Avenue Bridge Austin Bats 100 Congress Ave The Austin bridge is where nearly 1.5 million bats live.

Austin Nature & Science Ctr. 301 Nature Center Drive 512-327-8180 www.ci.austin.tx.us/ansc This great little zoo area with local animals and plenty of shovels and brushes to "dig" for dinosaur bones in the dinosaur area.

Dell Diamond 3400 Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock (512) 255-2255 www.roundrockexpress.com The Dell Diamond is the home stadium of the Round Rock Express, the AAA minor league baseball affiliate of the Texas Rangers major league baseball team. On April 16, 2000, the then-AA affiliate Express played their first home game at the stadium

Austin Zoo 10808 Rawhide Trail, (512) 288-1490 www.austinzoo.org The Austin Zoo and Animal Sanctuary is a non-profit rescue zoo and animal sanctuary located in southwestern unincorporated Travis County, Texas, United States, west of Austin.

Esther's Follies 525 E 6th St , (512) 320-0553 www.esthersfollies.com For over 33 years Esther's Follies has been the most popular theater in Austin, combining a harmonious fusion of magic, comedy, and music to create a unique stage experience like no other!

Barton Springs & Zilker Park 2100 Barton Springs Rd 512-476-9044 www.ci.austin.tx.us/parks Austin’s most popular park. Year-round swimming in Barton Springs, staying at a cozy 68 degrees. Zilker Park has hiking, biking, Frisbee golf, and picnic areas. There is fun for the entire family!

French Legation 802 San Marcos St, 512-472-8180 www.frenchlegationmuseum.org The French Legation is a historic legation building in east Austin, Texas, built in 1841 to represent the French government in the new Republic of Texas. It is the oldest extant frame structure in Austin.

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Sights Hippie Hollow Park 7000 Comanche Trl www.hippiehollow.com Situated on 109 peaceful acres, Hippie Hollow is a clothing optional park securely nestled in the natural beauty of the Hill County of Lake Travis, only 20 minutes off Interstate 35, but a world away from the bustle of nearby Austin Humanities Research Center 21st & Guadalupe St., 512-471-8944 One of the world’s finest cultural archives, houses collections of literary materials, photography, film, performing arts, and visual arts. Hill Country Flyer Steam Train 512-477-8468 www.austinsteamtrain.org Excursion railroad offering train rides year-round through the scenic Texas Hill Country and historic Central Austin.

K1 Speed 2500 McHale CT, 888-K1-KARTS K1 Speed has become the nation’s largest indoor kart racing chain. They are proud to offer you the largest indoor race cart track in the U.S. along with high performance, zero-emission European electric karts. Natural Bridge Caverns I-35 N Exit 175 (FM 3009), 210-651-6101 Pan for precious stones, take the ultimate leap of faith from the Watchtower, experience caving on our adventure tours, learn something new on our most popular North Cavern Tour. Schlitterbahn 305 West Austin Street, New Braunfels, Tx, 830-625-2351 Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort the most popular summertime waterpark in the United States, is also ranked as the #1 Kid-Friendly destination in the state of Texas. The park is located on the banks of the spring-fed Comal River in New Braunfels, between San Antonio and Austin, in south central Texas. Sixth Street

LBJ Wildflower Center 4801 La Crosse Ave., 512-292-4200 www.wildflower.org This private, non-profit environmental organization founded by Lady Bird Johnson is dedicated to protecting and restoring our native plant heritage. The center features gardens, courtyards, nature trails, a visitors gallery, a café and gift store. Lady Bird Lake Trail Lady Bird Lake @ Mopac A five mile hiking, jogging, biking trail starts at the footbridge at Mopac, and circles around Town Lake.

Between Lavaca Ave and I-35 Austin's most famous night location, Sixth Street, is a busy street lined with clubs, restaurants, pubs and galleries located between Lavaca Avenue and I-35 in downtown Austin. Transformed after dark to a City sponsored, multi block party every weekend in downtown Austin.

LBJ Presidential Library 2313 Red River, 512-721-0200 This presidential library/museum on UT State Capitol campus houses more than 36 million 15th Street and Congress personal and official documents. 512-463-0063 The Texas State Capitol, located in Downtown Austin, is the fourth building to house the state government of Texas. The capitol building contains the chambers of the Texas Legislature and the office of the governor Free tours. Open to the public in limited areas. Texas State Cemetery East 7th and Navasota This pleasant wooded site is the resting place of many famous Texans and Confederate veterans. Lockhart, Texas “BBQ Capital of Texas” Lockhart, TX 78644, 512-398-2818 www.lockhartchamber.com Lockhart is the “BBQ Capital of Texas,” but it is also a town rich in Texas history.

Zilker Botanical Garden 2220 Barton Springs Road, 512-477-8672 www.zilkergarden.org Botanical Gardens includes 31 acres of land with plants that thrive in arid southwestern conditions.

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Shopping Austin Gift Company 4211 S. Lamar Blvd., 512-326-9460 The Austin Gift Company, a Texas favorite since the turn of the century. With over 100 vendor booths it’s like visiting Fredericksburg or Wimberley without ever leaving town! At Austin Gift Company, you will find Texas Souvenirs * T-shirts * UT * A&M * Tech * Seasonal * Garden * Jewelry * Everyday Gifts - All things Austin!

Bead It 2058 South Lamar, 512-693-2323 www.beaditaustin.com Austin’s Largest Bead Store. Vintage glass, wood and plastic beads. Vintage component parts and pieces, cabashons trim, rhinestones, jewelry stones, classes and more! Book People 603 N. Lamar, 512-472-5050 www.bookpeople.com Browse through over 200,000 books in a relaxed atmosphere Downstairs Apparel 3100 S. Congress Avenue 512-687-0489 www.downstairsapparel.com/austin For an effortlessly cool look, shop at Downstairs Apparel. Denim, tees, button downs and blazers. Feats of Clay 4630 Burnet Road, 512-453-2111 A working pottery studio since 1976 displays beautiful stoneware and earthenware for home and garden. Classes • Special Orders • Wedding Registries • One-of-a-kind Sculptures • Team Building • Workshops The Guayabera Shirt Store By appointment (512) 358-1542 937 Reinli Suite 15 Austin TX 78751 TheGuayaberaShirtShop.com Finley crafted linen and cotton Guayaberas and cotton linen clothing for kids and adults are available in several embroidery styles and some in several colors. A J. Edwards Guayabera is the perfect shirt for your beach or casual wedding or ready for everyday use fresh out of the dryer, ironed or sharply starched. All the clothing is easy to wear and take care of. Hem Jeans 908 W. 12th, B, 512-478-5326 www.hemjeans.com/land.htm For all your denim needs. Find jeans from every generation. 10 10

Outrageous Gallery 11401 Century Oaks Terrace 512-614-2470 www.outrageousgallery.com The most exciting gallery in Austin. Recently opened at the Domain, Outrageous Gallery features over 100 U.S. artists specializing in blown glass, mixed media, designer jewelry and Judaica art. Renaissance Market 23rd St., 512-397-1468 www.austinartistsmarket.com The Renaissance Market is open daily with over 90 vendors who sell their homemade goods ranging from candles to apparel. Texas Hatters 911 S. Commerce Street Lockhart, TX 78644 800-421-4287 512-398-4287 We top the best! Texas Hatters still uses the same basic methods of hat making that Marvin, Sr. learned as an apprentice hatter back in the 1920’s. Visit Texas Hatters today! The Dress Shop 315 Congress Avenue, Suite 100 512-527-3018 www.dressshopaustin.com Timeless, classic, cocktail, casual & worthwhile describe the dresses inside this fun, one of a kind shop! Toy Joy 403 W 2nd St., 512-320-0090 www.toyjoy.com This store, close by campus, sees more college students than children, so its selection of games and toys is slanted toward bigger kids. But it carries a lot of items that will be popular with both kinds of customers, including a good number of small items that would make excellent gifts.

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Shopping Treasures Jewelry Highland Mall, 512-419-0786 Lakeline Mall, 512-258-7860 Barton Creek Mall, 512-327-7860 Round Rock Outlets, 512-868-0300 Treasures Jewelers continues the long tradition of dedicated service by providing a large variety of items including Custom Jewelry, Watches and accessories with unique and fresh designs. Turquoise Trading Post

MALLS Arboretum 10000 Research Blvd, 512-873-8099 Shop the beautiful and relaxed parklike setting that is home to more than 40 fine shops and restaurants Austin. Barton Creek Square 2901 S. Capital of Texas Highway Barton Creek Square boasts more than 180 specialty retailers.

6103 Burnet Road @ Koenig Lane 512-323-5011, 888-887-7864 www.turquoisetradingpost.com All the jewelry in Turquoise Trading Post is Native American made. New jewelry arrives each week. We also carry a wide selection of decorative items with a Native and Southwest flair.

Uncommon Objects 1512 S. Congress Ave., 512-442-4000 www.uncommonobjects.com Antiques. Oddities. Curious goods. Established in 1991 as a small antique collective, Uncommon Objects has matured over the years into the one-ofa-kind emporium of transcendent junk that you see before you. Waterloo Records 600-A N. Lamar Blvd, 512-474-2500 www.waterloorecords.com Find your favorite artists inside Waterloo & if you’re lucky, you might come in during a live music session. Music lovers unite! West Sixth St. 800-926-2282 Sixth Street isn’t only for the night owls! Antiques, art, specialty items, cafes & restaurants in the heart of Austin. Wild About Music 115 E 6th St. 512-708-1700 www.wildaboutmusic.com All your favorite music memorabilia in one place! Unique music gifts such as clothing, accessories and décor. Yard Dog Folk Art 1510 S Congress Ave, 512-912-1613 www.yarddog.com View the unique and intriguing folk art of locally and nationally known artists. 12 12

Brodie Oaks 4200 S. Lamar Neiman Marcus LAST CALL Clearance, Sun Harvest, Toys “R” Us, & Tuesday Morning. Gateway Mall 9607 Research Boulevard This regional center features more than 500,000 square feet of prime retail space and a wide array of shopping and entertainment opportunities. Highland Mall 6001 Airport Agaci Too, American Eagle Outfitters, Ann Taylor, Aveda Lifestyle Store, AVENUE, Bath & Body Works, Brookstone, Crabtree & Evelyn, Dillard’s and much much more. Kerbey Lane Jefferson Square Architects & Heros, Clock Shop, Drumz, Gardens, Cookies By Design, Capra & Cavelli, Feather Your Nest, Brady of Austin N Distinctive Lighting, Wardrobe & Kerby Lone Doll Shop. Shops at the Galleria Highway 71 @ FM 620 Lowe’s, Michaels, Pier 1, Petsmart, World Market, Mattress Pro, Chase Bank, Smartie Pantz, Marble Slab Creamery, Subway, Discount Sport Nutrition, UrbanTan, Rick’s Cleaners. Day Lily Salon, and Solaria Salon. South Congress Avenue (SOCO) Between Riverside & Mary Allen’s Boots, Antigua, Blackmail, Factory People, Gomikitti, Goodie Two Shoes, Mi Casa, Parts & Labour, Pink Hair Salon & Gallery, The Great Outdoors Nursery, Therapy, Turquoise Door and Uncommon Objects. The Domain 11410 Century Oaks Terrace 512-795-4230 Tiffany & Co., Burberry and Stuart Weitzman, Sony, Apple, JCrew, Bebe, Coach. Plus delectable restaurants including McCormick & Schmicks, Daily Grill and Jaspers.

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AMERICAN ____________ Argentine ____________ The Belmont 305 W. Sixth St., 512-457-0300 Bess Bistro 500 W. 6th, 512-477-2377 Braise 2121 E. Sixth St., 512-478-8700 The Carillon 1900 University Ave., 512-404-3655 Congress 201 Congress Ave., 512-827-2760 Cover 2 13701 Research Blvd., 512-506-9935 www.cover-2.com Cover 3 2700 W. Anderson Lane Suite 2002 512-374-1121 • www.cover-3.com Daily Grill 11506 Century Oaks Terrace 512-836-4200 Driskill Grill 604 Brazos Street, 512-474-5911 Freddie’s Place 1703 S. First St, 512-445-9197 If you’re looking for a casual dining spot with a South Austin vibe, cruise on into Freddie’s for a bite and a game of washers in the backyard. Try the grilled portabello sandwich or build your own burger - a side of hand breaded onion rings or homemade tatter chips.

Buenos Aires Cafe 1201 East 6th Street, 512-382-1189 13500 Galleria Circle, 512-441-9000 Open Monday-Saturday. As the first argentine restaurant in the area, they introduced central Texans to eating the Argentine way.

Asian ____________ BarChi Sushi

206 Colorado, 512-382-5557 www.barchiaustin.com This sleek sushi bar offers a variety of fresh Japanese Cuisine, from classic rolls and rare sashimi to grilled offerings. The restaurant also offers a variety of sake, beer and wine. Located downtown in the Warehouse District.

Kenichi 419 Colorado St, 512-320-8883 Amazing atmosphere, outstanding cuisine and exemplary hospitality describes Kenichi. One of the hottest spots in Austin’s Downtown Warehouse District, Kenichi has established itself as the place to be seen. Highlights include a fresh, full sushi bar. Jasper’s 11506 Century Oaks Terrace 512-834-4111 Oasis 6550 Comanche Trail, 512-266-2422 Old Pecan Street Cafe 504B Trinity Street, 512-478-2491 Old School Grill and Bar 401 E 6th St, 512-722-6351 www.osgaustin.com Roaring Fork 701 Congress Ave, 512-583-0000 The Range Golf Club 10910 Domain Drive Suite 120 512-381-2582 www.therangegolf.com At The Range you’ll revel in clubhouse service with a lounge style atmosphere. While you golf, satisfy your appetite with our mouth-watering options featured on our upscale American Pub style menu. 26 26

PF Changs 201 San Jacinto, 512-457-8300 Sushi Japon 6801 N I-35, 512-323-6663 Uchi 801 South Lamar, 512-916-4808

Bar-B-Q ____________ County Line Bar-B-Q

“On the Hill” 6500 W. Bee Cave Rd, 512-327-1742 “On the Lake” 5204 FM-2222, 512-346-3664 www.countyline.com Barbecue with a view since 1975. Enjoy County Line’s legendary Barbecue served up in a relaxed, scenic setting. It’s where fast food ends and the Texas Hill Country Begins!

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In 1979, Fogo de Chão® (fo-go dèe shoun), began sharing the gaucho way of preparing meat in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Today, our gaucho chefs still expertly grill each of our 16 cuts of meat and offer you continuous tableside service. Meals at Fogo de Chão operate the same and consist of the same items, there is a fixed price for endless salad bar and tableside meat service. Customers can choose just their favorites, or simply wait for their favorite cut of meat to make its rounds. The meal comes in two parts. The first starts at the gourmet salad bar, which offers cured meats, smoked salmon, imported cheeses, vegetables, and salads. The second part of the meal consists of fifteen different cuts of beef, pork, chicken and lamb, served tableside. From Southern Brazil to Texas, the Austin location celebrates Fogo's ranching heritage. The elegant front porch, with open flame rotisserie welcomes guests. The restaurant is conveniently located across from the Austin Convention Center and just blocks from the Capitol Building. www.fogodechao.com 309 E. 3rd St., Austin, TX 78701 • (512) 472.0220

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Trading Post All the jewelry in Turquoise Trading Post is Native American made. They have work from hundreds of Navajo, Zuni, Hopi and Santa Domingo silversmiths and jewelers. Most of their jewelry is one of a kind pieces. Pottery from Santa Clara Pueblo, Zuni Pueblo, Acoma Pubelo, Navajo Mesa Verde style pottery, Navajo horse hair pottery and Navajo sand painted pottery. They have a collection of Navajo and Hopi kachinas, including all kinds of Navajo made artifacts. One of the best collections in the Trading Post are the Zuni fetish carvings. They have several hundred carvings from over a hundred different carvers. They also carry a wide selection of decorative items with a Native and South west flair. Stop by the Post and check them out!!! www.turquoisetradingpost.com 6103 Burnet Rd • (512) 323-5011 • (888) 887-7864

While driving around Austin, it’s impossible to miss the glowing, neon building of Green Mesquite. Along with their eye catching exterior, Green Mesquite is known for their BBQ, Blues and Bluegrass. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday a new featured band is ready to serenade you while you enjoy your meal. If you’d like to give singing a shot, come out on Thursday for open mic night. Beef brisket, smoked wings and pork ribs are some of the dishes available at Green Mesquite. The traditional barbeque sides make Green Mesquite the best stop for comfort food. Choose from sides like chili cheese fries, fried okra and potato salad. If you can’t seem to choose just one, “ALL U Can Eat BBQ” allows you to try a little bit of everything. The house specialties include jambalaya, catfish and mouth-watering chicken fried steak. Another item that’s original and tasty is the Stuffed Baker which is an Idaho potato stuffed with pull pork, cheese steak, chop beef, grilled chicken, turkey or jambalaya. Top everything off with a fudge pie and you’ll have yourself a meal to remember. www.greenmesquite.net 1400 Barton Springs Rd, 512-479-0485 · 9900 I-35 S., 512-282-7100

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Bar-B-Q ____________ Brazilian ____________ Green Mesquite BBQ 1400 Barton Springs, 512-479-0485 9900 S. IH-35, 512-282-7100 Green Mesquite has been “Smokin’ the good stuff since 1988”. With two great locations to serve you, Green Mesquite serves some of the best BBQ in town. Serving delicious ribs, brisket, sausage and more. Green Mesquite has some wonderful sides to compliment the BBQ.

Fogo de Chao

309 E 3rd St. 512-472-0220 www.fogodechao.com From southern Brazil to Texas, Austin celebrates Fogo’s ranching heritage. An elegant front porch complete with open flame rotisserie welcomes guests. The restaurant is conveniently located across from the Austin Convention Center and just blocks from the Capitol Building.

ethiopian ____________ Aster’s Ethiopian

2804 N. IH-35, 512-469-5966 (Located on the southbound feeder @ Dean Keaton, two blocks south of St. David’s)

French ____________ Franklin BBQ 900 E. 11th St., 512-653-1187 Lamberts 401 W. Second St., 512-4894-1500

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Bar Mirabeau 800 W 6th Street, 512-436-9633 Bar Mirabeau offers an extensive menu full of house-made provisions, a steadfast commitment to service and a ‘Double Down’ Happy Hour in a modern, comfortable atmosphere. Serving breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday, dinner Tuesday through Saturday, and Sunday brunch. Donn’s Depot Piano Bar & Saloon 1600 W 5th Street, 512-478-0336 Attracting students and retirees, this piano bar and saloon bridges the generation gap with its diverse range of musicians and musical genres, from swing, country, modern folk and pop. Fun in reconditioned railroad cars with a large dance floor. Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar 421 E. 6th Street, 512-472-PETE This Texas original rock n’ roll dueling piano bar with two baby grand pianos is a sing along, clap along, drink along good time bar. All your favorite hits from Elvis to Eminem, Frank Sinatra and much more. Mon 8pm, Tue, Wed, Thurs 7:30pm, Fri-Sat 7pm. Join us on Facebook!

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Cafe Crepe of Austin

200 San Jacinto Blvd, 512-480-0084 1901 North Lamar, 512-473-2842 Visit us every day in the heart of Austin for breakfast crepes, savory crepes, & sweet crepes or create your own. Great crepes & great coffee! We are located at the corner of E. 2nd. St. & San Jacinto. Internet connection available. Paggi House 200 Lee Barton Drive 512-473-3700 Peche 208 W. Fourth St..512-494-4011

German ____________ Scholz Garten

1607 San Jacinto, 512-474-1958 Scholz Garten is the last of the great Biergartens in Austin. Good food, music, and cold beer is still a tradition at Scholz Garten. All of us hope you enjoy some good food, cold beer, good conversation, and good music while you visit Scholz’s. These still are our traditions. Make it one of your traditions.

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Hamburgers ____________ Italian ____________ Hut’s Hamburgers 807 W. Sixth St., 512-472-3050 Originally opened in 1939, this Texan landmark serves the best hamburgers on Sixth Street. Nineteen varieties topped with a range of different condiments, huge shakes, drinks, great rings and fries make this All American joint the place for all burger lovers coming to Austin. Family owned and great service.

indian ____________ Bombay Bistro 4200 S Lamar Blvd, 512-462-7227 10710 Research Blvd, 512-342-2252 www.bombaybistroaustin.com

Clay Pit 1601 Guadalupe, 512-322-5131 Sarovar 8440 Burnet Road, 512-454-8636 This no-frills restaurant in North Austin is a local favorite. The daily buffet is a good bet if you want to try several different dishes. Lunch and dinner daily. Taj Mahal 12407 North Mopac Expwy, STE 200B 512-837-4444, tajmahalaustin.com Come enjoy authentic Indian cuisine in a spacious atmosphere at Austin’s Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal has a diverse menu of meats and vegetables mixed with exotic spices that are cooked to order and amazingly delicious.

Italian ____________

Carmelo’s 504 E. 5th Street, 512-477-7497 www.carmelosrestaurant.com Carmelo’s awarded the Seal of “Ospitalita Italiana” for their use of authentic Italian products and the preparation of genuine Italian cuisine offers delicious delights for everyone: pasta, veal, beef, seafood, vegetarian and gluten free.

Soleil 6550 Commanche Trl., 512-266-0600 Taverna 258 W. Second St., 512-477-1001 Vespaio Ristorante 1610 S. Congress, 512-441-6100

japanese ____________ Lavaca Teppan

1712 Lavaca Street, 512-520-8630 Located in the heart of downtown. Open Mon-Sat 11am - 9 pm.

japanese ____________ Mikado Ryotei

9033 Research Blvd, 512-833-8188 The first and only Japanese restaurant in Austin, Texas to serve a Northern Japanese style tapas menu as well as offer an extensive sushi bar selection. We also feature numerous brands of chilled sake which pair perfectly with our daily fresh fishes.

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Cantina Laredo 201 W. Third, 512-542-9670 www.cantinalaredo.com Casa Chapala 3010 W. Anderson Ln, 512-459-4242 101 San Jacinto Blvd, 512-479-1200 www.casachapala.com Chuy’s 1728 Barton Springs Rd 512-474-4452 Copa Bar & Grill 217 Congress Avenue, 512-479-5002 Corazon at Castle Hill 1101 W. 5th Street, 512-476-0728 El Ceviche 115 San Jacinto Blvd, (512) 494-5649 While sitting in leather chairs flown direct from Mexico you will enjoy a seafood menu boasting Mexico City cheese chicharron, ceviches of tuna, salmon, and catch of the day, and entrees ranging from garlic/guajillo peppered mahi mahi to 16oz bone-in ribeyes topped with grilled cactus

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mexican ____________ steakhouses ____________ El Meson I 5808 Burleson Road, 512-416-0749 El Meson II 2038 S. Lamar Blvd, 512-442-4441 El Sol y La Luna 600 E. 6th Street, 512-444-7770 Garrido’s 360 Nueces on W. 3rd Street 512-320-TACO (8226) We’ve infused contemporary flavors from some of the world’s finest cuisines to create an original menu. Striving to bring modern Mexican cooking to the forefront of Austin’s dining scene, Garrido’s uses seasonal, fresh, local, and organic ingredients and serves small plates allowing our guests to design their dining experience and combine their favorite flavors.

Austin Land & Cattle Co.

1205 N. Lamar, 512-472-1813 Whatever steak you choose, ribeye, filet mignon or NY strip, Austin Land and Cattle has more than just steak sauce for you to pair it with. Their homemade sauces include jalapeno blue cheese, Maker’s Mark bourbon sauce and gorgonzola butter.

Cool River Cafe 4001 Parmer, 512-835-0010 Eddie V’s Edgewater Grill 301 E. Fifth, 512-472-1860 Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse

Iron Cactus 606 Trinity St. @ 6th, 512-472-9240 10001 Stonelake Blvd., 512-794-8778 La Condesa 400 A W. Second St., 512-499-0300 Manuel’s 310 Congress Ave., 512-472-7555 Polvo’s Mexican Restaurant 2004 South 1st St., 512-441-5446 Santa Rita Tex Mex Cantina 1206 W. 38th St., 512-419-7482 Taco Express 2529 S. Lamar, 512-444-0261

seafood ____________

Eddie V’s Edgewater Grill 301 E. Fifth, 512-472-1860 Finn & Porter 500 E. 4th St., 512-482-8000 McCormick & Schmick’s 11600 Century Oaks Terrace 512-836-0500 Perla’s 1400 S. Congress Ave., 512-291-7300 Trulucks 400 Colorado St. 512-482-9000

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320 E. Second Street, 512-457-1500 The Domain, 11600 Century Oaks Terrace, Ste.140, 512-835-9463 Perry’s Steakhouse 114 West 7th Street, 512-474-6300 www.perryssteakhouse.com Ruth Chris 107 W. Sixth St. 512-477-7884 Steiner Ranch Steakhouse 5424 Steiner Ranch Blvd., 512-381-0800 www.steinersteakhouse.com A superb setting with an amazing view of Lake Travis is a draw at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse; Serving USDA Prime Beef, an extraordinary wine collection and stunning vistas, our family welcomes yours to enjoy a real taste of Texas. Sullivan’s Steakhouse 300 Colorado Street, Suite 200 512-495-6504

Thai ____________ Thai Passion

620 Congress, 512-472-1244

Wine Bars ____________ Max’s Wine Dive

Downtown at 3rd and San Jacinto 512-904-0111, www.maxswindive.com “Fried Chicken & Champagne? Why the Hell Not?” This mantra aptly describes MAX’s “gourmet comfort food” & wines. Find all ages enjoying Aussie Shiraz with a “Texas Haute Dog” and the juke box. Check out the “late night menu”, “reverse happy hour” & Sunday brunch. MAX’s “Underground” is the premier spot for events.

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Events July 7/4/2013 4th of July parade- NWACA Far West Blvd & Waterline Rd The 4th of July Parade will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday July 4th at the corner of Waterline Rd and Far West Boulevard, and will conclude at Doss Elementary School. www.nwaca.org 7/4/2013 Fourth of July Fireworks & Austin Symphony Orchestra Auditorium Shores Central Texas' Largest Fireworks Show with a live performance by the Austin Symphony Orchestra. Orchestra plays at 7pm, Fireworks at 9:45. Food, Drinks, Arts & Crafts, Family Fun! FREE! All Ages! www.roadwayevents.com

7/13/13 CALEB 5K RUN Shoreline Church The mission of the Caleb 5K Run is to celebrate life, connect with our community and run for a cause greater than ourselves. The run/walk is a certified 5K (3.2 miles). Join us as we run, walk, or crawl 5 kilometers for 5 charities.

August Aug 3, 2013 2013 Austin Pet Expo Palmer Event Center BRING YOUR DOG, your bird or even your lizard and meet Shorty Rossi! 10AM to 6PM, INDOORS at Palmer Events Center, FREE admission.

August 8/15/2013 EAT THE HEAT 2013 Buffalo Billiards, Maggie Mae's & Hilton Garden Inn Austin area catering executives showcase the best local food and give hope to breast cancer patients. Registration for the progressive party begins at Buffalo Billiards at 5:30pm. 8/17/2013 Golden Hat Walk For Autism Dell Diamond This fun, gold-themed parade will also feature engaging kids activities and an interactive resource fair! For more information, visit: www. goldenwalkforautism.com 8/25/2013 Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival Fiesta Gardens The hot sauce contest has three levels of competition: individuals (homemade), restaurants, and commercial bottlers. It also gives us a chance to consider hot sauces made fresh daily in restaurants apart from those made for grocery store shelves.

September 9/8/2013 Brain Power 5K Williamson County Regional Park The 3rd Annual Brain Power 5K at 8:30am. This event funds the Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation supporting brain cancer research at MD Anderson and the Central Texas brain tumor community.

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Dining

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Dining Avery Ranch 512-248-2442

Lions Municipal Golf Course 512-477-6963

Barton Creek Golf 512-329-4000 Blackhawk Golf Club 512-251-9000 Bluebonnet Hill Golf Club 512-272-4228 Butler Pitch and Putt 512-477-4430

Lost Pines Golf Club 512-303-1368

Clay / Kizer Golf Complex 512-444-0999

Morris Williams Golf Course 512-329-4000

Crystal Falls Golf Course 512-259-5855

Pedernales Golf Club 512-264-1489

Falcon Head Golf 512-402-1558

Pine Forest Golf Club 512-321-1181

Hancock Golf Course 512-453-0276

Plum Creek 512-262-5555

Lago Vista Country Club 512-267-1170

River Place 512-346-6784

Lakeway Resort 512-261-6600

Star Ranch Golf Club 512-252-4653

Legacy Hills Golf Club 512-864-1222

Teravista Golf Club 512-651-9850

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Day Trips Austin is an amazing city, but while you are in town, don’t forget about the smaller cities around Austin! Venturing out to these cities will give you a chance to experience all Texas has to offer!

♦ Schulenburg

The 79th Legislature of the State of Texas designated Schulenburg the Official Home of the Painted Churches of Texas. Many of the early settlers to Schulenburg were of German and Czechoslovakian origin, and the area still shows evidence of their culture. The town is as well the home of Stanzel Flying Models Museum and home of the Texas Polka Music Museum.

♦ Brenham

Want to spend time outdoors in the country? Plan to visit the three wineries on the Washington County Wine Trail! Combine that with visits to the Chappell Hill Lavender Farm and Lavande Lavender Farm. Add in the Antique Rose Emporium, Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Park, the Texas Cotton Gin in Burton, and Lake Somerville for some great outdoor adventures. Home of Blue Bell Ice Cream!

♦ San Marcos

San Marcos welcomes visitors to our beautiful community. Located at the gateway to the Texas Hill Country, San Marcos has wonderful places to visit, great places to stay, and the best shopping (Tanger and Prime Outlet malls) in Texas! Our springfed San Marcos River provides a refreshing playground for swimming, canoeing, tubing—and even riding a glass bottom boat at Aquarena Center.

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A TRIP TO THE SPA might seem like an indulgence considering the economic times, but it may just be the best investment you will ever make. For a hi-tech veteran, Lydia, it was a long look at the ways stress was affecting the health and quality of life of those around her that sparked her desire to make a difference in the lives of others. Her “Réveil” (awakening in French) led to the creation of a spa sanctuary and impetus to spread the message…spa treatments serve a very healthy and practical purpose in our busy lives. Featuring luxurious amenities and exquisite treatments using only the highest quality organic and natural products, Spa Réveil offers an exciting selection of holistic therapies. From the moment you arrive, everything is geared to your comfort. Attentive staff, plush Sanctuary Lounge and results-oriented treatments all contribute to the blissful experience. The relaxation lounge lives up to its name. Beautifully crafted, it is the kind of soothing sanctuary you wish you could create in your home. The Hammam (Turkish steam bath) is wonderful…just the right temperature and just the right amount of steam. Spa Réveil, designed to “calm the mind, soothe the body, and nurture the soul” succeeds on all counts. Go ahead and discover your bliss…you’re worth it! 11410 Centruy Oaks Terrace #140 • 512-339-7000 • www.spareveil.com

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