August Nightlife Issue 2013

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Social Hour


Profile in Style: Wes Mickel

Column: Kristin Armstrong


Behind the Scenes

Exposed: Will Golden


Street Fashion

Midnight Snack 78

Perspective: Dan Gentile


Style Pick

Wallflowers 84

Our Little Secret

Saturday Night 60 Shaken & Stirred 70






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Arts & Entertainment Calendar


Artist Spotlight


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Dining Pick


CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: argus cidery photo by wynn myers; Paul qui & deana saukam photo by michael thad carter; cameron cooper photo by jessica pages; longbranch inn photo by molly winters; Noel pitts & will bridges photo by leann mueller; midnight snack photo by kate leseuer.


Editor’s Letter Some of our favorite images inside this issue—Denise Hosek and her boyfriend dancing at the Broken Spoke and Neil Smith and friends jumping in Barton Springs.


It’s been a big year for local brewery Austin Beerworks, so we tracked down co-owner and head brewer Will Golden for this month’s Exposed interview (page 32) to talk about his list of dream dinner-party guests (Anthony Bourdain and Steven Seagal) and his love of the Cure. Dan Gentile, editor of the popular city-guide website Thrillist Austin, writes this month’s Perspective column (page 34). He admits to a “nostalgia for ghosts of Austin’s past” like the Peacock Lounge, the first bar east of I-35 that he ever visited, and the Whisky Bar, where he discovered a love of dance music. But Gentile also feels more excited about the state of Austin nightlife now than ever before. This issue’s cover features a few of the friendly faces who work at Qui, which opened to rave reviews this summer. In “Qui Inspiration,” writer S. Kirk Walsh sat down with the man himself, Chef Paul Qui, as well as some of the key players involved. Get all the inside scoop on page 50. Over at the TRIBEZA headquarters, our team is hard at work on next month’s 10th Annual TRIBEZA Style Week, which kicks off September 19. For more details on the exciting lineup, visit We wish you all a festive conclusion to summer!

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Broken spoke photo by leann mueller; barton springs photo by andrew chan.

hen we were putting together this year’s August Nightlife Issue, we noticed several recurring themes as we quizzed afterdark explorers on what they like best about Austin nightlife. Will Bridges, the co-owner of Arlyn Studios and Lamberts Downtown Barbecue, is featured in the photo-essay “Saturday Night,” which follows four groups of friends who embarked upon four different uniquely Austin nightlife experiences. Bridges says of the scene, “You can be yourself . . . There’s something for everyone, and you never know where the night might take you.” Neil Smith, who works for Apple and is also featured in this story, gathers weekly with his group of fun, adventurous friends at different watering holes. As he says, “There are so many options in Austin . . . there is no way to get bored!”

TRIBEZA Staffers & Contributors share their favorite summer bever ages. A u s t i n a r t s + c u lt u re


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George T. Elliman

"A gin gimlet from Justine's because they make it to perfection and you can't beat the fun bustling feel of a seat at their bar."

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Lauren Smith Ford


Ashley Horsley

"A bourbon on the rocks at Contigo. Nothing beats summer heat like Contigo's softly lit patio and extensive bourbon selection."

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"A Tinto de Verano—a specialty drink at the Hotel San JosÊ because it's a refreshing mix of red wine and tangerine soda."

ashley beall

s. kirk walsh

adrienne breaux

"The Sage Martini at Perla's because a refreshing cocktail on a beautiful, relaxing patio is the perfect end to a hot summer day in Austin!"

"The Japanese iced coffee at Houndstooth because it's refreshing without being bitter, like some other cold-brewed iced coffees. And, the service is the best and friendliest in town."

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Adrienne Breaux Dan Gentile Marques Harper Ashley Horsley Leigh Patterson Karen Spezia S. Kirk Walsh


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Veronica Roberts Welcoming Reception


The Blanton Museum of Art along with Eric Herschmann hosted a reception to welcome the new curator of modern and contemporary art at the museum, Veronica Roberts. Guests gathered at the Residences at the W Austin and viewed works in the Herschmann collection by international artists such as Piotr Uklanski, Sigalit Landau, Meir Gal, and Jennifer Steinkamp, among others.






Just Show Up

Big Green House and AvecMode teamed up to host Just Show Up—“a party for the people who rarely get to enjoy the party, Austin’s behind-thescenes movers and shakers.” Guests enjoyed Deep Eddy Vodka, Dos Equis, Topo Chico, Neuro and Maudie’s.

Blanton: 1. Veronica Roberts, Eric Herzchmann & Simone Wicha 2. Lance Avery Morgan & Rob Giardinelli 3. Chris Dodds, Frank Denius & Lynn Fowler 4. Rick Morrow & Mark Jones 5. Kevin Keim, Mary Gilbreath & Cab Gilbreath Just Show Up: 6. Adam Garner & Jefferson Burruss 7. Kevin Manchester & Patty Drew 8. Tripler Roden & Miguel Angel 9. Tyler Pratt & Happy Mercado 10. Jeremy Cooper, Daniel Ha & Ryan Lear


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Flat Track Coffee Roasters Anniversary Party Flat Track Coffee Roasters came together to celebrate the beloved coffee shop's first anniversary. Partygoers enjoyed brews by Austin Beerworks, a popup shop by Sam Hill, cocktails by the Goodetime Gals, and art by design duo Caleb Owen Everitt and Ryan Rhodes of LAND.





Meet the Maker at HELM

HELM Boots hosted a special Meet the Maker event for San Antonio-based BEXAR Goods Co. at the HELM shop on East 6th Street. Guests sipped beers from Hops and Grain and watched the makers themselves finish out their leather bags in the store. To learn more about HELM and Bexar Goods, visit and







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Flat Track Coffee: 1. Leo Furmansky, Josh Row & Jessica Deahl 2. Luke Shumaker & Emma Shields 3. Lilianne Steckel & Charles Elwonger 4. Kelsi Berry, Chandler Wayne & Jessica Garrett 5. Angela Howe & Annie Ray 6. Becky Camp & Dustin Ellis 7. Art Lopez & Marie-Louise Friedland 8. Isabela Ruppa & Devon Orr HELM: 9. Hillary & Chris Bilheimer 10. Tyson & Audrey Pendergrass 11. Molly Richter & Taylor Welden 12. Guy Rubio, Elise Sanonito & Kaolin Young 13. Gideon Tsang & Taylor Tehan


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Best Party Ever Leadership Austin hosted its 12th Annual Best Party Ever at the W Hotel in downtown Austin. It was a night of style and elegance where guests danced, mingled and helped raise funds for Austin's premier nonprofit leadership development organization.



An Evening with Bob Schneider and the Tosca Strings House Concert



Posh Properties' second house concert this year brought Bob Schneider and the Tosca Strings to a private home in Tarrytown to benefit Love, Hope, Strength—The World's Leading Rock n' Roll Cancer Foundation.


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Long Live Malverde Malverde threw a party to celebrate

four great years as a lounge on Saturday, July 6. The space will now host private events only. Guests at the farewell party enjoyed music by DJ Michael Crockett, DJ Honeycomb, DJ F'in A and DJ Starsign.

Leadership Austin: 1. AJ & Jill Watson 2. Bethany Nagel & Alexa Garcia-Ditta 3. Rudi Ngnepi & Verrene Quinerly Posh Properties: 4. Bob Schneider & Mary Anne McMahon 5. Wendy Ward & James Chippendale Malverde: 6. Alexis Lanman & Stuart Hiserodt 7. Dale Wallain & Sarah Wanezek 8. Sean Haynes & Michael Geunther 9. Jenn Gothard & Tiffany Gluchowski 10. DJ Honeycomb (Rachel Spillman) 11. Erika Sparks & Chuy Cervantes


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HRC at the LBJ Supporters of the Human Rights

Campaign gathered at the LBJ Presidential Library with special guest, Brian Moulton, HRC's National Legal Director. The event was hosted by major donors to HRC of the Federal Club of Austin. For more information, visit






Texas Furniture Exhibit at the Bob Bullock The exhibit, Texas Furniture from the Ima Hogg Winedale Collection opened at the Bob

Bullock Texas State History Museum on July 13. The exhibit will run through October 6 and features forty pieces of 10th century furniture. The Winedale Collection is

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part of the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at UT.

Bastille Day at the French Legation It was a festive Bastille Day celebration at the French Legation Museum . Guests

enjoyed music by Christine Albert French as well as picnics on the beautiful grounds.




HRC: 1. Terrance Hines, Hudson Urban & Jarrett Urban 2. Lara Christie & Gloria Matthews 3. Tracey Ely & Jennifer Little 4. Christa & Andrew Berry Texas Furniture: 5. David Garza & Dr. John Hogg 6. Taylor Wood & Nicole Fisher Bastille Day: 7. Monika Ostrowski & Tom Coffey 8. Lee Ann Holman & Nick Garcia 9. Leslie Saunders, Brian Schwarz & Ashley Saunders 10. Robin Graybill, Stjepan Boban & Cash Boban 11. Clement Bouchart, Kais Sahli & Jerome Simon


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Texas Nights BY KRISTIN ARMSTRONG Illu s tr atio n by Joy G a ll ag h er

There is nothing like Texas summer nights. I remember when I was going to college in Ohio and my parents moved to Texas from Minnesota. I was thrilled to get out of the frozen tundra, even if it meant summers in a sauna. I am a sunshine girl. My parents had a pool, so I could survive the day, but what I remember most is the nights. My parents let me and my brother ride in the back of their pickup truck, where we stretched out side by side, staring up at the stars. The warm wind blew over us, as we bounced along on our way to Braum’s for ice cream. I liked it so much in fact that when it was time to choose my home after graduation, I drove my red Jeep down to Austin and started to make a life in a land without snow. My Midwest and East Coast friends say, “How can you stand the heat? Ugh.” I explain that while we might hide in the AC for several hours a day in the summer, they hibernate indoors in the winter for months on end. A Minnesota winter can go from October to May, and I’m not kidding around. No contest. No matter how menacing the heat might be during a Texas afternoon, once the sun goes down it’s like a sweet reprieve, a reward for those who endure. It smells humid and vaguely tropical, a hint of vacation. I like nothing better than to be able to go out to dinner in a sleeveless top or strappy sundress and sandals and not have chill bumps. For as much as I love the summer days we now spend in California, I am always wrapped up and freezing at night, missing Texas. No one does summer heat better than the Spaniards. I know this intimately because we lived there for several years when the kids were little, and because one of my best friends from college is from Madrid, now living in Barcelona. He and his wife are my daughters’ godparents (padrinos), and we have plans to make the trek to see them this summer. In Spain, they have this summer thing down. For several hours each afternoon there is an enforced siesta, meaning everything is liter-

ally closed and people go home for late lunch and a long nap. It’s up to the discretion of the shop owners when they might re-open; this usually changes and is indicated by a taped paper with scribbled words hanging on the front door. People who work (which honestly seems like no one during the summer) supposedly go back to the office after siesta for several hours. Other people linger at home, go for a cold caña (draft beer) at a corner bar, or take a walk along the tree-lined ramblas and eat ice cream. You may as well have a drink or a snack, because dinnertime isn’t happening anytime soon. It’s perfectly normal to sit down to dinner well after ten o’clock. And dinner isn’t like grabbing a quick bite, either. It starts with cava (champagne), and meanders from course to course, often involving some kind of ham hacked off a hooved leg. Pig legs with hooves line restaurant windows like a showcase, so it’s kind of like eating in an animal morgue. This takes lots of cava to get past, let me tell you. But the nights and the people are warm like Texas, which is probably why I always felt at home there and why I cannot wait to go back. I can’t wait to show my children, now that they’re older, that naptime is a luxury, not a punishment, that life really isn’t about rushing, and that the best connections are not made or sustained with computer screens. I plan to bring a little España back home to Texas. No matter how many consecutive days we get above 100 degrees, no matter how much we sweat and stick to the seats of our cars, no matter how many times we scorch our hands on burning steering wheels, no matter how crowded the lake gets, no matter if we have to see every movie that comes to the theater, no matter how many margaritas it takes, no matter how long the wait is at Hula Hut or Ski Shores, no matter how close we come to passing out on a run, no matter what our AC bill may be—we always have Texas nights. And they make it all worthwhile.

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decade ago, brewer Will Golden's two-week trip to Europe introduced him to Duvel, a Belgian strong golden ale. “I had never had anything like it before,” says Golden, who grew up in Maryland. “It started a chain reaction in my life.” After the trip, which included stops in Germany and the Netherlands, Golden had a strong desire to make and learn more about beer. In 2011, Golden and business partners Adam DeBower, Mike McGovern and Michael Graham started Austin Beerworks, an independent craft brewery in North Austin near the Domain. (Tours of the brewery are given on Friday evenings.) The brewery produces four core beers in design-driven cans—Fire Eagle, an American IPA; Black Thunder, a German Schwarzbier; Pearl Snap, a German-style pilsner; and Peacemaker, an extra pale ale. Success in the Austin market has come quickly for the line, which is locally sold at retailers including H-E-B, Whole Foods Market, Central Market, Whip In and Wheatsville Co-op. “I thought the city, being as awesome as it is, deserved better beer,” says Golden, 31. “Austin is probably one of the best beer cities to be in right now. We feel like we’re making a pretty sizable amount of beer and we only sell in Austin. And we still can’t make enough.” In a recent New Yorker story, Austin Beerworks was noted as one of the fastest-growing craft breweries in the country, based on data from the Brewers Association. Golden says Austin Beerworks made 1,081 gallons of beer in its initial year, and this year the brewery likely will produce 9,000 gallons. “We do this not because we want to get rich,” Golden says. “We do this because we love beer.” M. harper

10 Questions for will

What is one thing most people don’t know about you? I love the Cure! What are your travel essentials?

What is the most beautiful place in the world you

What is the biggest challenge you have overcome? Being a good leader while being a good friend. If you could share a meal with anyone, living or dead,

have ever visited?

are missing out and you should get some immediately. I am

who would it be?

Prague—it is a beautiful medieval city that was untouched by

also slightly superstitious and they are good luck!

Anthony Bourdain or Steven Seagal. Anthony Bourdain

the world wars. The architecture, art and street musicians give a slightly surreal feeling. . . and they make the best pale lagers in the world. What is your idea of the per fec t meal? Depending on the time of day—Tori Meshi from East Side King at night or biscuits and sausage gravy in the morning.


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Who or what most inspires you? Theodore Roosevelt. . . and people that think before they speak. If you weren’t in your current career, what would you be? Life coach. Who is your favorite fictional character? Bill Brasky—he is the man that all men aspire to be in

because I find him to be the epitome of cool, and I would love to hear real accounts of his travels. Steven Seagal because he is a badass, also because he got so fat I would love to see how much he eats at one sitting. If you were an inventor, what would you invent? The perfect hangover cure. P h oto g r a p h y by jay b s au ceda

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He may dream of the Emo’s of the past, but this documentarian of Austin says the current nightlife scene is more exciting now than ever.


omeone once asked me how you know

In more ways than one, Rio had a big backsplash.

1,000 articles of quippy dude-prose about food

Contrary to what the Yelp reviews will have you

cally replied that it’s when a place

trailer upstarts and bar barons, while sneaking in

believe, it’s not a portal into the darkest depths of

you loved is gone. Austin has evolved

as much music coverage as my senior editors would

Los Angeles, but rather an eventual consequence of

at such a remarkable rate that if you

allow. It’s a relentless job, but comes with enough

a city maturing. Musically my DJ crew Flying Turns

froze at the bottom of Barton Springs five years ago

perks that I deserve a slap anytime I complain about

would never be invited to play there, and I might

and woke up today, you might think you were still

my daily deadlines. In a testament to the growth

scoff at the cheesy electro remixes, but in terms of


of both our city and my site, the two most popular

my job at Thrillist I consider Rio as relevant to the

The nightlife fixture I miss the most is probably

stories I’ve ever written were published this June.

identity of Austin's nightlife as Qui, even if it's more

the original pre-Transmission Emo’s, where I saw

The first was a photo tour of Qui, the eponymous

akin to the recently shuttered Qua. If you have a

the Impossibles during high school. Or the Whisky

brick-and-mortar from the figurehead of Austin's bur-

complaint I'd say that rather than directing it at a

Bar, where I double-fisted dollar shots and began to

geoning culinary scene. The flavors are adventurous,

Rio bouncer, you should contact the former Momo’s

appreciate dance music. Or the Peacock Lounge, the

the space is stunning, and the aesthetic remains good-

owner, who just opened a bar in Greenwich Village.

first bar I went to east of the highway.

humored enough to feature a mural by the outer-space

The truth is that despite the collateral damage,

punk rocker Peelander-Yellow. Also, there’s the best ice

Austin's nightlife is more exciting than ever. The

past, I feel lucky to live in our city as it comes of age.

cream sandwich you'll ever eat. And gourmet Cheese

Impossibles reunion shows at Mohawk retained the

While I matured from a sheltered suburban teen

Whiz. No, really.

same intensity as at Emo's and that stupid support

Despite my nostalgia for these ghosts of Austin’s

to an adult who can still barely knot a tie, I've seen

When I started at Thrillist, East Side King had

pole wasn't blocking the view. Places like Cheer Up

Austin make similar transformations. It’s developed

just opened and Paul Qui was still a regular dude,

Charlie’s and Kingdom don’t sell $1 whiskey, but

from a training-wheels town into an internationally

not that dude who won Top Chef. If your palate or

their taste in DJs aims to attract crowds that don't

known destination, and naturally there have been

pocketbook considers a $150 steak on a menu in

mind bankrolling the impressive sound systems.

some growing pains. The silver lining is that during

East Austin offensive, his $7 Poor Qui buns are the

And the Peacock Lounge has lived on, thanks to its

the time that hypothetical old-school Austinite

best late-night snack in town, and they’re only a

designer’s input on everything from La Condesa to

spent sleeping with the salamanders, hundreds of

block away, at the Liberty. Although his ambitions

Midnight Cowboy.

savings-on-their-sleeve entrepreneurs have been

accelerated with the help of a national spotlight, he

In closing, I’d like to (perhaps insensitively) reap-

building our city’s future from their wildest dreams.

hasn’t lost sight of what the everyday Austinite is

propriate a Cesar Chavez quote that graced the East

looking for on a night out.

Side stalwart Rabbit’s and now adorns the newly

I'm privileged to write about many of these inspiring individuals for the city-guide website Thril-


Over the past four years I’ve published nearly

you’re an Austinite, and I sarcasti-

The second most popular story featured Rio

opened Whisler’s: We don’t need a perfect city; we

list. Before I started with the company in 2009, I

Rooftop, a glitzy bottle-service rooftop pool that

need perfect participation. If you want Austin to

split my time between menial publishing jobs that

replaced the West Sixth Street blues institution

stay Austin, go buy a beer at Nasty’s. If you're not

mainly involved standing next to a printer and late-

Momo’s. The main reason for the article’s popularity

patronizing those iconic Austin institutions that

night DJ gigs at now-extinct venues like the Austin

wasn’t the imported Vegas EDM DJs or the price of

define our city’s sense of identity, they will be gone

Moose Lodge and the Beauty Bar. Suddenly I was

a bottle of Skyy Vodka—it was because of a ridicu-

before you know it, and the most familiar thing

thrown into the editorial deep end and given the

lous photo series in which a trio of their bikini-clad

that defrosted Springs swimmer will have to look

responsibility of writing and photographing stories

waitresses dunked my head in the three-foot pool, then

forward to will be a few fresh seasons of Friday

about new local businesses five days a week.

sprayed champagne in my eyes. It stung so good!

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August 1, 8pm ACL Live

Family reunion 2013 Feat. gladys knights and the o'jays

August 2, 8pm ACL Live

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August 2, 8pm The Belmont

Train, the script, gavin degraw

August 4, 7pm Austin360 Amphitheater

Blues on the green presents: ACL preview Show

August 7, 7pm Zilker Park

Crystal bowersox

August 12, 7pm The Parish

Bruno Mars: The moonshine Jungle World Tour

August 14, 7:30pm Frank Erwin Center

keith urban, Little big town, Dustin Lynch

August 15, 7pm Austin360 Amphitheater

America's most wanted music festival: Lil Wayne, T.I., 2 Chainz

August 17, 7pm Austin360 Amphitheater Cold War Kids

August 22, 7pm Stubb's

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Deep eddy movie nights: The Avengers

August 3, 7pm Eilers Park: Deep Eddy Pool

Made in Texas Family Series: Secondhand Lions

August 3, 3pm Bullock State History Museum

Sound & Cinema: Jurassic Park

August 21, 7pm Long Center for the Performing Arts

Theatre A Streetcar named Desire

August 1, 8pm The City Theatre

One night with janis joplin

August 1, 8pm Topfer Theatre at ZACH

Icona Pop, K. Flay, Sirah

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August 23, 8pm Emo's Steely Dan

August 28, 7pm Bass Concert Hall

no name #1: A celebration of the life and music of elliott smith

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August 23, 9pm Stubb's

August 9, 9:30pm Lamberts

August 9, 8pm Scottish Rite Theater


Serena ryder with lee dewyze

August 31, 8pm ACL Live

August 3, 11am Scottish Rite Theater

Comedy Improv comedy with oh, Science!

August 4, 9:30pm ColdTowne Theater

Movie vs Movie: Free Margaritas + live improv comedy

August 4, 7-8pm ColdTowne Theater

NEver ending comedy contest

August 9, 10:30pm The New Movement

Oddball comedy & curiosity festival: Dave Chappelle, Flight of the Conchords

August 23, 7pm Austin360 Amphitheater

Children Playmakers

Trinity United Methodist Church August 1, 9am-4:30pm Cub club

August 3, 10am Austin Children's Museum bubblepalooza!

August 10, 8am-4pm Long Center for the Performing Arts Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus

August 21, 7:30pm Frank Erwin Center

Other Mueller Farmers Market

Every Sunday, 10am-2pm Mueller Lake Park

Amazing scavenger hunt adventure

August 1, 9am Urban Adventure Quest - Austin Austin pet expo

August 3, 10am-6pm Palmer Events Center First sundays at the bullock museum

August 3, 2-6pm Bullock Texas State History Museum White linen

August 3, 6-9pm 2nd Street District Pay it forward with daniel curtis

August 8, 7pm AT&T Conference Center Deep eddy Mile 2013

August 17, 8am Eilers Park: Deep Eddy Pool 7th Annual AUstin Ice Cream Festival

August 17, 10am-7pm Fiesta Gardens

Austin bat fest 2013

August 24, 9pm 1110 Carriage House Inn Ice ball 2013

August 24, 7pm Hilton Austin Downtown Austin craft beer brewers event

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Joyce Howell: Solo Show Reception, 6-8pm Through August 31 August 23 Gallery shoal creek

Compound Interests Reception, 6-8pm Through September 14 August 24 Davis Gallery

The Sum of Its Parts Reception, 7-9pm Through September 28

Ongoing AMOA-Arthouse At the jones Center

Of a Technical Nature Through September 1 Please: Devon Dikeou Through September 1 The Syphilis of Sisyphus: Mary Reid Kelley with Patrick Kelley Through September 1 Advanced Young Artists Through September 1


august 2013

Blanton Museum of Art

Restoration & Revelation Through September 1 Luminous: 50 Years of Collecting Prints and Drawings at the Blanton Through September 15 LifeLike Through September 22

Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

Texas Furniture from the Ima Hogg Winedale Collection July 13 Through October 6 Views of the Capitol: 125 Years in the Making Through December 31 Davis Gallery

The Town & The City Through August 17 Gallery Black Lagoon

Where Shall We Go Through August 4

Grayduck Gallery

Bulk Collection Through August 25

Harry ransom center

Contemporary Photographic Practice and the Archive Through August 4 Literature and Sport Through August 4 Lora Reynolds Gallery

Jason Middlebrook: The Line That Divides Us Through August 10 Summer Show Through August 10 Women and Their Work

Erika Blumenfield: Water, water, everywhere. . . Through August 29


Austin Sound & Cinema The Long Center's City Terrace 701 W. Riverside Dr.


ertainly music and movies always bring Austinites together, and that hasn’t changed this summer despite the hot weather. The Austin Sound & Cinema series from Alamo Drafthouse and Do512 has become a serious hit. About 4,000 people attended the first movie-and-music night on the Long Center’s City Terrace, while more than 5,000 people gathered for the second one. (With the large audience turnout, it makes sense that this flick-and-tunes series would get green-lighted for a 2014 sequel at the Long Center.) Austin Sound & Cinema will wrap up in the coming days with two cult films, Flash Gordon on Aug. 14 and ’90s favorite Jurassic Park on Aug. 21. Queen cover band Magnifico will perform a live musical tribute to Flash Gordon, while hip-hop artist Chali 2na will offer a sunset tribute to Jurassic Park, the Steven Spielberg action flick celebrating its 20th anniversary. The music starts at 8pm each night, and the movies will be shown on an inflatable outdoor screen after dark. And don’t worry if you forget your favorite snacks. At 7pm on Aug. 14 and Aug. 21, food and refreshments will be available from vendors, while the Long Center will sell beer, wine, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages. Bringing blankets and folding chairs is encouraged. Entry is free for this series at the Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. For information, visit thelongcenter. org. M. Harper

photogr aphy by david weaver.

August 1 Dragonfly Gallery at Rosedale

C A l e n da r s

museums & galleries

Art Spaces Museums AMOA-Arthouse Laguna Gloria

3809 W. 35th St. (512) 458 8191 Driscoll Villa hours: Tu–W 12-4, Th-Su 10–4 Grounds hours: M–Sa 9–5, Su 10–5 AMOA-Arthouse The Jones Center

700 Congress Ave. (512) 453 5312 Hours: W 12-11, Th-Sa 12-9, Su 12-5 Austin Children’s Museum

artist spotlight

Ian Shults


aze into life’s crevices long enough, and you’ll discover the world is messy and mysterious. It’s where self-taught Austin artist Ian Shults often finds himself, capturing displays of debauchery, revelry and pure bliss in his voyeuristic paintings. “I try to kind of do it through drunk-colored glasses, not rose-colored glasses,” says 35-year-old Shults about his acrylic-on-canvas work. “People get drunk and do stupid things. People do drugs and do stupid things. It doesn't need to be swept under the rug.” In Shults’ paintings, women are often the stars, shimmying and shaking their way through life. Sometimes they have power over men, and other times they are sexual, sometimes naked, drunk and wild in bedrooms, living rooms and hallways. Pieces for his recent art show were based on a festive party with friends at his East Austin home. “I got everybody real drunk and had a lot of props,” says Shults, who worked at Blue Genie Art Industries for a decade. “Some people’s clothes started coming off. Everybody had a blast. I just feel like nothing is off limits. However, I tend to edit a little bit. I grew up with serious Catholic parents. So I have the guilt a little bit.” For more information about Shults’ work, visit Selections are available at Wally Workman Gallery, 1202 W. Sixth St. (512) 472 7428, m. harper


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201 Colorado St. (512) 472 2499 Hours: Tu 10–5, W 10–8, Th–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5 Blanton Museum of Art

French Legation Museum

802 San Marcos St. (512) 472 8180 Hours: Tu–Su 1–5 George Washington Carver Museum

1165 Angelina St. (512) 974 4926 Hours: M–Th 10–9, F 10–5:30, Sa 10–4 Harry Ransom Center

300 E. 21st St. (512) 471 8944 Hours: Tu–W 10–5, Th 10–7, F 10–5, Sa–Su 12–5 LBJ Library and Museum

2313 Red River St. (512) 721 0200 Hours: M–Su 9–5

Mexic–Arte Museum

200 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. (512) 471 7324 Hours: Tu– F 10–5, Sa 11–5, Su 1–5

419 Congress Ave. (512) 480 9373 Hours: M–Th 10–6,  F–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5 mexic–

The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

O. Henry Museum

1800 Congress Ave. (512) 936 8746 Hours: M–Sa 9–6, Su 12–6 Elisabet Ney Museum

304 E. 44th St. (512) 458 2255 Hours: W–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5

409 E. 5th St. (512) 472 1903 Hours: W–Su 12–5

Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum

605 Robert E. Lee Rd. (512) 445 5582 Hours: W–F 10–4:30, Sa–Su 1–4:30

image courtesy of ian shults

arts & entertainment

arts & entertainment

Galleries Art on 5th

3005 S. Lamar Blvd. (512) 481 1111 Hours: M–Sa 10–6 The Art Gallery at John-William Interiors

3010 W. Anderson Ln. (512) 451 5511 Hours: M–Sa 10–6, Su 12–5 Artworks Gallery

1214 W. 6th St. (512) 472 1550 Hours: M–Sa 10–5

Austin Art Garage

2200 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. J (512) 351-5934 Hours: Tu–Sa 11–6, Su 12–5 Austin Art Space Gallery and Studios

7739 North Cross Dr., Ste. Q (512) 771 2868 Hours: F–Sa 11–6 capital fine art

1214 W. 6th St. (512) 628 1214 Hours: M-Sa 10-5 champion

800 Brazos St. (512) 354 1035 By Appt. Only Creative Research Laboratory

2832 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. (512) 322 2099 Hours: Tu–Sa 12–5

Davis Gallery

837 W. 12th St. (512) 477 4929 Hours: M–F 10–6, Sa 10–4 Flatbed Press

2830 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. (512) 477 9328 Hours: M-F 10-5, Sa 10-3 Gallery Black Lagoon

4301-A Guadalupe St. (512) 371 8838 Hours: Sa 1-5 Gallery Shoal Creek

2832 MLK Jr. Blvd. #3 (512) 454 6671 Hours: Tu–F 11–5, Sa 10–3 grayDUCK gallery

608 W. Monroe Dr. (512) 826 5334 Hours: W 11-6, Th 4-8, F-Sa 11-6, Su 12-5 Jean–Marc Fray Gallery

1009 W. 6th St. (512) 457 0077 Hours: M–Sa 10–6 La Peña

(512) 474 1700 Hours: M–Sa 10-6

Hours: Tu–Sa 11–5 (512) 236 1333

The Nancy Wilson Scanlan Gallery


6500 St. Stephen’s Dr. (512) 327 1213 Hours: M-F 9-5 Okay Mountain Gallery

1619 E. Cesar Chavez St. Sa 1-5 or by appointment (512) 293 5177

Wally Workman Gallery

1202 W. 6th St. (512) 472 7428 Hours: Tu–Sa 10–5

Women & Their Work

1118 W. 6th St. (512) 472 1831 Hours: M-Sa 10-5, Su 12-4

1710 Lavaca St. (512) 477 1064 Hours: M–F 10–6, Sa 12–5

Pro–Jex Gallery

Yard Dog

Positive Images

1710 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. C (512) 472 7707 Hours: M–F 10–6, Sa 12–4 Red Space Gallery

1203 W. 49th St. By appointment only

Russell Collection Fine Art

1137 W. 6th St. (512) 478 4440 Hours: Tu–Sa 10–6 russell–

227 Congress Ave., #300 (512) 477 6007 Hours: M-F 8-5, Sa 8-3 lapena–


Lora Reynolds Gallery

Stephen L. Clark Gallery

1319 Rosewood Ave. By appointment only

360 Nueces St., #50 (512) 215 4965 Hours: W-Sa 11-6

1101 W. 6th St. (512) 477 0828 Hours: Tu–Sa 10–4

Lotus Gallery

studio 10

1009 W. 6th St., #101

502 W. 33rd St. (512) 453 3199 By Appt. Only

1011 West Lynn

1510 S. Congress Ave. (512) 912 1613 Hours: M–F 11–5, Sa 11–6, Su 12–5

Alternative Spaces ARTPOST: The Center for Creative Expression

4704 E. Cesar Chavez St. Austin Presence

330 Bee Cave Rd., #700 (512) 306 9636 Hours: Tu–F 10–6, Sa 10–4 Bay6 Gallery & Studios

5305 Bolm Rd. (512) 553 3849 By appointment only

M u s e u m s & Ga l l e r i e s

Big Medium

5305 Bolm Rd., #12 (512) 939 6665 Clarksville Pottery & Galleries

4001 N. Lamar Blvd., #550 (512) 454 9079 Hours: M-Sa 11-6, Su 1-4 Co-Lab Project Space

613 Allen St. (512) 300 8217 By appointment only farewell Books

913 E. Cesar Chavez St. (512) 476 DOMY Hours: Mon-Sa 12–8, Su 12–7 Julia C. Butridge Gallery

1110 Barton Springs Rd. (512) 974 4025 Hours: M–Th 10–9:30, F 10–5:30, Sa 10–4 dougherty/gallery.htm Pump Project Art Complex

702 Shady Ln. (512) 351 8571

Quattro Gallery

12971 Pond Springs Rd. (512) 219 3150 Hours: M–Tu 10–3, W–Sa 11–4 Roi James

Space 12

3121 E. 12th St. (512) 524 7128 T-F 10-5

Fredericksburg AGAVE GALLERY

208 E. San Antonio St. Hours: M-Sa 10-5 (830) 990 1727 ARTISANS AT ROCKY HILL

234 W. Main St. (830) 990 8160 Hours: M-Sa 10-5:30, Su 11-3 FREDERICKSBURG ART GALLERY

314 E. Main St. (830) 990 2707 Hours: M-Sa 10-5:30, Su 12-5 INSIGHT GALLERY

214 W. Main St. (830) 997 9920 Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5:30 WHISTLE PIK

425 E. Main St. (830) 990 8151 Hours: M-Sa 10-5 To have your gallery considered for listing in the Arts Guide, please send a request to events

3620 Bee Cave Rd., Ste. C (512) 970 3471 By appointment only august 2013


TRIBEZ A Talk A n i n s i d e r ' s g u i d e to A u s t i n ' s h i d d e n g e m s .

b y lei g h pat t er s o n

summer essential

Hey James Moody! Tell us about. . .tacos. When James Moody isn’t behind the scenes at one of the local institutions he founded or helped create (to name a few: the Mohawk, Fun Fun Fun Fest, and booking company Transmission Entertainment), you might find him, like most locals, eating a taco. We asked him to divulge his top three in town. 1. El Primo on Live Oak and South First: “[I’ve ] been eating here for 10 years—order the carne asada on corn. [It’s] very simple and authentic—asada, chopped onions, cilantro, and fresh-cut lime on a corn tortilla with verde or rojo salsa. If you are feeling brave, order the super torta. It’s a tasty beast and a hangover destroyer.” 2. Vera Cruz All Natural on East Sixth: “We call it Taco Boss because it is killer. Order the chicken here— large portions [of] grilled chicken, diced tomatoes, onions, melted cheese, and cilantro, [served] with a huge chunk of fresh avocado.” 3. Rositas Al Pastor on East Riverside: “Classic East Austin taco truck experience in a parking lot on Riverside. The tortillas are homemade and always fresh. Try the pastor tacos here for sure, [and] get the creamy green salsa because it rules.”

Off the Menu Are aged mixed drinks the new fine wine? On our radar this month are barrel-aged cocktails, classic drinks mixed and stored in oak barrels to age for up to three months. This process, says Four Seasons sommelier Mark Sayre, improves the complexity of the cocktail by deepening its flavor and rounding out the harshness of certain liquors. And you gotta be in the know to get one: Currently available at only two bars in town, the Tigress and the Lobby Lounge at The Four Seasons, the latter’s barrel-aged cocktails are off-the-menu and limited to two per person.


august 2013

ja me s moo dy p h oto by dav e me a d

@jac k i e l e e yo u n g

On the Brutality of Austin Summers An excerpt from an 1891 letter by Lucadia Pease, the first lady of Texas from 1853 to 1857. (And they didn’t even have AC!) July 27, 1891

Austin Instagr ammer of the Month Jackie Lee Young

We can't help but fall in love with Jackie Lee Young's Austin. The photographer and Hotel San José barkeep's dreamy photos uniformly evoke an effortless energy that look the way this city feels. From her depictions of hot summer nights and offthe-cuff friend portraits to simple observations of good light in a quiet corner—damn, girl: you make living look easy. Follow along @jackieleeyoung. pos tc a r d from au s t i n pos tc a r

My dear sister, We have now our settled summer weather, dry, and the thermon in our vestibule at ninety eight, today, and will be without much variation for the next two months. Writing is attended with some difficulty, as I have to cover the paper with a towel, or something to keep the perspiration from wetting it. *From the Austin History Center’s Pease family archive

We’re into…The Story Department A monthly live storytelling event, The Story Department brings together a group of interesting people and asks them to share unscripted stories centered around a given theme. With proceeds benefiting youth creative writing nonprofit Austin Bat Cave, if you’re a fan of “This American Life” or “The Moth” story slams, we bet you’ll be into this too. This month’s event is August 13; the theme is “Obsessions.” More info at august 2013










The concept for the restaurant came from Qui’s desire to create “a space where I can explore different realms of cuisine, combining both flavor and experience.”


B y S . K i r k Wa l s h | P h o t o g r a p h y b y M i c h a e l T h a d C a r t e r august 2013

i n s pi r a t i on

Award-winning chef Paul Qui rolls up his sleeves and demonstrates his culinary talent and creative vision with the opening of his highly anticipated restaurant in East Austin.


On a recent Friday night, a buzz of activi-

tered and then peeled with elongated metal

into the kitchen to assist with the dramatic

ty and anticipation circulates through the

tweezers and used as delicate accents for a

plating of the Côte de Boeuf onto an enor-

dining room, kitchen and bar of the newly

Japanese garlic soup, or dashi, with other

mous wood slab that is presented to a table

opened Qui, located on the corner of East

assorted local vegetables (called the Ode to

of two. As the evening marches forward, the

Sixth Street and Comal. The rhythms of Bob

Michel Bras, one of France’s most celebrated

patio and bar area become more crowded

Marley pulse on the overhead sound system.

chefs). A three-pound piece of beef cooks in a

with waiting diners, an informal audience of

Flutes of Prosecco and glasses of water are

large cast-iron skillet, basted with spoonfuls

sorts to the culinary choreography occurring

distributed to guests after a short wait out in

of melted butter. A cut of Ora King salmon

in the nearby dining room and kitchen.

the Texas sun. A minimal interior of white,

(shipped in from New Zealand) is poached

On June 20, Qui was opened by its name-

natural woods and stainless steel provides a

in herb garlic oil in a steel Dutch oven. On a

sake, Paul Qui, former executive chef of

neutral palette for the delicate interplay of

nearby grill, halves of fresh corn are grilled

Uchiko, chef/owner of East Side King trail-

early-evening light and shadows.

and then sprinkled with dehydrated butter,

ers and restaurant, and winner of Bravo’s

corn nuts and uni bottarga.

Top Chef season nine and the 2012 James

Chef Paul Qui, 32, dressed in a traditional


white chef coat, tattoos decorating his fore-

Amid all of this culinary precision and

Beard Foundation’s Best Chef Southwest

arms, is busy, overseeing multiple prepa-

artistry, a playful spirit presides over the

Award. “I was already planning to open the

rations in the open kitchen adjacent to the

bustling restaurant. Qui greets guests at the

restaurant before the awards happened,” ex-

50-seat dining area. A grilled onion is quar-

blond-wood counter, and then weaves back

plains Qui, “but what the James Beard and

august 2013

Local notebook company Mirth and Co. created the colorful custom notebooks used by qui’s servers.

“Since my objects are handmade, there are variations in each piece and details that move from one to another,” says Austin ceramicist Keith Kreeger, who made many of the plates, bowls and slabs used at Qui.“Paul [Qui] has created a space that will create a special experience for everyone who dines there.” august 2013


The Ode to Michael Bras: A chilled green garlic dashi served with seasonal vegetables.

“I knew right away that nothing else mattered, that I had to come to Austin and work for this man. Three or four weeks later, I was here.� - Michael Simon 54

august 2013

June Rodil, former bev-

Qui’s fiancée, Deana

erage director at Uchi,

Saukam, serves as the

Uchiko, and Congress, is

restaurant’s social

director of operations of

media and events plan-

East Side King and Qui.

ner, as well as Qui’s personal manager.

boss ladies

Jun e Ro dil / Director of Oper ations

Dean a Sau ku m / S oc i al Me d i a & Ev en ts Pla n n er

Top Chef have allowed me to do is to be able

and East Side King. “His eyes were just wide

says that the idea of the eastside restaurant

to explore my food a little bit more because

open and ready to take everything that came

emerged during a casual conversation. “One

I think because of the recognition, people

his way,” remembers Rodil of her days of

day, Paul, Deana, and I went to have coffee

are more apt to try things that they normally

working with Qui at Uchi and Uchiko. Also,

and we mentioned that we missed working

wouldn’t try.”

about ten years ago, when he was working at

with each other,” she remembers. “That ener-

A variety of confluences merged to create

Uchi, Paul met his fiancée, Deana Saukam,

gy, that symbiosis of front of house and back

the realization of the chef ’s flagship restau-

who was dining at the restaurant and was in-

of house.” Talk quickly translated into inspira-

rant. Qui attended the University of Hous-

troduced by mutual friends. Later, Saukam

tion and then concrete concepts for a high-end

ton before moving to Austin and beginning

became the marketing, public relations, so-

restaurant, just down the street from where

his cooking career. In 2004, he was hired

cial media, and events director for East Side

the first East Side King trailer was opened be-

at Uchi as a free intern and then later hired

King and now for his new restaurant in East

hind the Liberty Bar on East Sixth.

by Tyson Cole. In 2010, Qui opened Uchi-


While the synchronicity of the cooking

ko on North Lamar with June Rodil, who

Rodil, who also worked at the Driskill

staff and waitstaff is certainly evident in the

now serves as director of operations for Qui

Hotel, Second Bar + Kitchen and Congress,

dining experience, the food remains the star august 2013


On a trip to Paris, Qui and Saukam discovered neon handled versions of the classic French Laguiole knives. “We loved them! We had to have them for the restaurant,” Saukam says.

of Qui. Several items on the compact menu

example, with the Texas season, during the

Colin Smith moved from San Francisco to

certainly speak to the chef ’s originality and

summer, it’s very limited as far as ingredi-

work as a cook. And bar manager Michael

risk-taking. For example, guests can order

ents and what we can get. I’m utilizing as

Simon moved from Chicago after working

rabbit seven ways, including consommé,

much as I can.” For example, corn can be

for the Graham Elliot restaurant group and

mousse, confit, loin and betel-wrapped sau-

found in three items on the current menu:

the Carriage House. “The deciding factor

sage. For dessert, an aged cheddar cheese

the Gulf Shrimp Charwanmushi, which in-

was once I spoke with Paul and June,” says

ice cream sandwich is already making itself

cludes a Texas corn sofrito; Street Urchin

Simon. “I knew right away that nothing else

known in the culinary world with multiple

(the Mexican-style street corn); and the corn

mattered, that I had to come to Austin and

glowing mentions in the Twittersphere and

milk found in the dessert, Masi Con Yelo.

work for this man. Three or four weeks later,

food-related blogs.


The serving and cooking staff includes in-

I was here.”

“I think the menu’s going to change all of

dividuals from both Austin and all over the

Not surprisingly, Simon’s expertise and

the time,” says Qui. “There are certain things

country. Résumés were collected, references

years of experience is discernible in the ab-

that we have kept so far for the season. For

called, and interviews conducted on Skype.

breviated cocktail menu (“We didn’t want

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Tim Do r n o n / Ch e f d e Cu is in e

Bi l l Man n / Gener al Manager

p layers

Jo rg e He rna nde z / Chef august 2013

Mich ael Sim o n / Bar Ma n a g er



august 2013

Public School worked with Qui to shape the visual identity. Illustrations by Peelander Yellow are featured throughout.

Wha t I Wo re

to inundate guests with a forty-page cocktail menu,” says Simon). Dunham’s Super Nightlife Mule pays homage to the Moscow

Deana Saukam

Mule, but kicks up the flavor a few notch-

We follow Deana for three big nights at Qui

es with celery, lemongrass, and ginger beer

to find out what she wore, where she shops

(made in batches by Simon during the day).

in Austin (By George, Girl Next Door and

One of Simon’s favorites is the Gold Price, a

Etcetera, etc.) and the key to her modern

classic Algonquin cocktail made with rye. A reduction of roasted pineapple is substituted for the juice to make for a Texas rendition

chic look (long boho maxi dresses). 1. A Bonitas Sunshine Dress from Free People for Fourth of July at Qui. “I love

of the classic drink. “We take old cocktails,”

the way this dress drapes, and how fun it is

says Simon, “and really renovate them and

with the blue and white tie dye pattern and

add a fun twist.” Only having been open for two weeks, Qui

coral beading detail around the neckline,” she says.

is already generating up to a two-hour wait for

2. A Mara Hoffman Lattice Waist Dress

a table. The kitchen is producing about 130 to

for the opening night of Qui. “I love Mara

140 covers per night, according to Rodil. “It’s very astonishing and humbling, too, because there is a lot of work to be done to make sure that people are very comfortable,” she says.

Hoffman’s use of pattern and color comfull skirt and pockets also make this dress amazing!” 3. A San Jose Maxi Dress by Bless’ed Are

their timeline and diet of when they normally

the Meek for Qui’s media dinner. “This

continues about the opening of Qui: “Every

dress has beautiful crochet detailing along the front, shoulders and back, and the empire waist makes it really comfortable,” she

day has been a better day than the previous.

says. “I can throw this on minutes before I

There’s really not much more that you can ask

need to be out the door without having to

for than that.”


binations,” she says. “The cutout waist,

“Those are people who are willing to adjust

eat to come in and see us. It’s amazing.” Rodil


think about it.”

3 august 2013



august 2013

by lauren smith ford |

Tag Alongs—we follow four groups of Austinites for nights of adventure after dark. august 2013


keith davis young + laine young We caught up with newlyweds Keith Davis Young, a freelance designer and photographer, and his wife Laine, a yoga instructor, on a night out to celebrate their friend John Bozanich’s (better known as Boz) birthday. The revelry began with dinner for 20 at Contigo. The couple’s cocktail of choice? An old fashioned for the gentleman and a French 75 for the lady. After the celebratory dinner, the crew headed to new East Side spot Whisler’s, where the whiskey selection was the star of the night—well, along with birthday boy Boz, who was still wearing his crown. This dynamic duo finds the friendly faces they meet on nights out to be the most unique part of the city’s scene. Keith says, “Whenever we go out, it seems like we always make new friends. In this city, there is usually a mutual friend or friend of a friend between everyone!”

The Youngs (pictured left) have a dynamic group of creative pals like Joe Swec, the talented hand painter, and photographer Julie Cope (pictured right).

The festive group of friends gather around a table at the new East Side spot Whisler’s, the former location of Rabbit’s.


august 2013

Birthday boy “Boz” was king for the night at Whisler’s.

The newlyweds share a quiet moment away from the revelry at one of their favorite restaurants, Contigo.

Pa r t y P l ay l i s t Keith “Abandon” - French Kicks “Side of the Road” - The Big Black Delta “The Morning” - The Weekend Laine “Cry When You Get Older” - Robyn “The Con” - Tegan and Sara “The Elephant King” - Yellow Ostrich The Youngs’ Fave Bars Yellow Jacket Social Club (1704 E. 5th St.) Easy Tiger (709 E. 6th St.) The Brixton (1412 E. 6th St.) august 2013


The couple taking in

Rapper/producer for the

the crowd of over 700.

League of Extraordinary G’z hypes the crowd.

Noel Pitts + Will Bridges

Man of many talents

For this striking couple, work and play often overlap.

Willington Blastoff )

“We both thrive in high-energy social settings,” says Will Bridges, the co-owner of Arlyn Studios and Lam-

Will Bridges (aka spinning for the night. Noel Pitts with DJ Mel.

berts Downtown Barbecue, about himself and his fiancée Noel Pitts, a promotions manager at the Austin Chronicle. Good friends since grade school, the couple reconnected after college at the perfectly Austin Deep Eddy Cabaret, and now they are getting married on November 2. Together, with writer Chase Hoffberger, they conceived and produced the Inaugural Austin Chronicle “Cookout” at the Scoot Inn. It was a free mini-fest with a backyard BBQ vibe that highlighted some of Austin’s best hip-hop talent. The duo played host to the crowd of more than 700 people. Will says it best of the Austin nightlife scene: “You can be yourself, there’s something


for everyone, and you never know where the night might

Beating the heat in

take you.” And this was one of those kinds of nights.

style, Noel rocks a dress from a friend’s new athletic line,

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Outdoor Voices.

The League of Extraordinary G’z rap troupe

Pa r t y P l ay l i s t

closes out the night.

Will “Good Stuff ” - UGK “Holy Water” - Riders Against the Storm “Sundown” - Gordon Lightfoot Noel “Lose Yourself to Dance” - Daft Punk “Blue Monday” - New Order “Bright Lights” - Gary Clark Jr. Will & Noel’s Fave Bars Continental Club (1315 S Congress Ave.) Deep Eddy Cabaret (2315 Lake Austin Blvd.) Lamberts (401 W 2nd St.)

The crowd danced all night to the sounds of local groups like Magna Carda, KB the Boo Bonic, East 35 and more.

Will and Noel closed their night with a nightcap at Jeffrey’s. Noel often goes for a Tito’s soda with a splash of grapefruit, but Jeffrey’s called for a Tequila Daisy cocktail. august 2013


p h oto g r a p h y by a n d r e w c h a n

Pa r t y P l ay l i s t Neil Smith “Mount Kimbie” - Made to Stray “Tighten Up” - Archie Bell and the Drells “Anything” - Talking Heads Favorite Bars Liberty (1618 1/2 E 6th St.) Dry Creek Cafe(4812 Mount Bonnell Rd.) Longbranch Inn (1133 E 11th St.)

The guys waiting for the rest of the group to arrive at the Dry Creek Cafe.

Neil Smith + Friends For a group of Austin dudes who spend their days working indoors behind a desk, a night on the town is often about enjoying the great outdoors. Neil Smith, a data and systems analyst for Apple, gathered his group of pals who all met post-college for a Thursday night out that started at the Dry Creek Cafe and Boat Dock. “When the workday is over, it’s nice to get outside, even if it is 100 degrees out,” he says. The guys have a standing Tuesday night get-together for beers to break up the week and usually a weekend meet-up to explore a state park. After catching the sunset at Dry Creek, the group headed to Barton Springs for a night swim. From there, it was rounds of glow-in-the-dark bocce ball on the capitol lawn. “I’ll never get tired of swimming in Barton Springs at night, but it’s also a lot of fun to wander around the Capitol grounds when no one else is around,” he says. They closed the night with one last round of beers at the Texas Chili Parlor. “I like how each place we went has the opportunity for people-watching weirdness,” he says. “There are so many options in Austin—there’s no way to get bored!”

Neil Minocha juggles the glow-in-the-dark bocce balls as the guys look on. Benjamin Dimmitt got the set last year and Neil Smith jokes that they like to use the set at night on the Capitol lawn every now and then to “confuse the state troopers who patrol the grounds.”

Neil Smith (pictured far right) says they convene on the deck of the Dry Creek Cafe for three reasons—”cheap beer, a


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great jukebox and amazing sunsets.”

Nicolas Gavrizi and Benjamin Dimmitt (right) love Angel, the proprietor of Dry Creek, and jokingly try to take her tips. Smith says: “She won’t sell you another beer unless you bring your empty one back because ‘she’s not going all the way upstairs to collect ‘em.’”

Neil Smith (pictured far right) says the organization of their get togethers is democratic. He says: “If someone has something that sounds like fun, they’ll let everyone else know. Group texts are a blessing and a curse.”

Neil Minocha takes the plunge.

Neil Smith, Chris Hogan, Benjamin Dimmitt and Claire ZInnecker jump into Barton Springs. Smith says: “No matter what’s weighing you down from the day gets shocked right out of you as soon as you get in the water.” august 2013


Denise (right) with her boyfriend, Michael Spillers. They met at the Broken Spoke two years ago.

Denise Hosek in her beloved “Viola,” her 1957 Mercury Montclair hardtop.

Denise acquired the Mercury from the family who owned the car since 1958.

Jesse Dayton is one of Denise’s favorite musicians. “We are pretty spoiled here in Austin to get to see performers like him on a she says. 68weeknight,” august 2013

Pa r t y P l ay l i s t Denise Hosek Twine Time on KUT Anything by The Jungle Rockers Favorite Bars Continental Club (1315 S. Congress Ave.) Snack Bar (1224 S. Congress Ave.)

Denise found the red dress she

Weather Up (1808 E. Cesar Chavez St.)

is wearing online. A reproduction of a vintage print, it has a circle skirt that’s perfect for twirling. She frequents shops like Room Service and Blue Velvet.

Denise Hosek + Friends The Broken Spoke was part of what inspired Denise Hosek to move to Austin from NYC. “It was love at first sight,” she says. “I was terrified to get out on the dance floor. It took many visits, but I loved it from the start.” Now you can find Denise taking a turn on the dance floor three times a month with her colorful group of friends. “The Spoke hasn’t changed in almost 50 years—the dance floor, the bands, the authenticity. I like

Denise went with boots while

that I can sit a table and socialize when I don’t feel like dancing. I don’t know anywhere

her friend Erica “Pinktipps”

else in Austin where it’s that comfortable to do both.” Although Denise loves a good

rocked a pair of vans. Denise

“fancy cocktail” every now and again, she goes for a Belgian beer on draft or sipping a

says: “I invited her out because

good bourbon and water in between dances at the Spoke.

you don’t need a reason to be

being around her reminds me just choose to be.”

Denise dances with

Musician and chain-saw artist

Hunter Mangess,

Doug Moreland, with a member

whom she met at the

of Jesse Dayton’s band.

Continental Club. “If a honky-tonk band is playing in Austin, Hunter is there dancing,” she says. “He is one of my favorite dancers because he dances with total abandon, yet he’s easy to follow.”

Yezbek Pezzat and his girlfriend, Kelly Limpinski, dancing at the Spoke. august 2013


Shaken+Stirred photography by andrew chan

They’ll drink to that—Austinites divulge their signature cocktails from local watering holes.


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katy+chris steiner Work: Chris is a senior associate at Aus-

Garden Collins

tin Ventures (, and

2 oz. Hendrick’s gin

Katy is the logistics chair for The Big Give

1 oz. fresh-squeezed lemon juice


1½ oz. simple syrup

Seats at the Bar: “Swoop House—it is

one of Austin’s best-kept secrets. It’s really a supper club, but they always kick things off with a fun, menu-inspired cocktail,” Katy says. Chris adds: “Going to Swoop sort of feels like successfully crashing a dinner party where the hosts are extremely obliging and friendly. Plus, no one has to do dishes.” The Orders: Katy goes with the French

76. “It is a cocktail we invented for our wedding, which was catered by the 2dine4 crew at Swoop House. It’s one better than a French 75. Chris likes Swoop House’s Garden Collins. He says: “It’s a light, refreshing drink that is seemingly purpose-built for Austin summertime.

The newlyweds enjoy pre-dinner cocktails of a French 76 (a specialty created for their wedding) and a Garden Collins at Swoop House, a private supper club in a cozy bungalow on the East Side.

3 oz. Topo Chico 1 or 2 leaves fresh basil 1 orange slice 1 cucumber slice Fill pint glass with ice cubes, then add gin, lemonade and basil. Shake well. Strain into a Collins glass with new ice. Add Topo, stir and garnish with orange and cucumber slices.

French 75 1 oz. gin ½ oz. St. Germain ½ oz. simple syrup ½oz. fresh-squeezed lime juice Spanish Cava 1 lime slice

Also, the ‘Garden Variety’ (definitely no

Fill pint glass with ice cubes, add gin,

pun intended) makes you feel kind of

St. Germain, simple syrup and lime juice.

healthy while imbibing.”

Shake well, strain into champagne glass. Top with Spanish Cava and lime slice.

r ec i p e s co u r t e s y o f S wo o p H o u s e

lauren duffy stone Work: Interior decorator at Duffy Stone & Co.

( and shopgirl at JM Drygoods ( Seat at the Bar: “East Side Showroom—I

love the cozy vibe. It’s always a good time, good music and good drinks.” The Order: “Pimm’s Cup—No froufrou,

just classic. It’s cold and sweet—my two favorite things on a hot night.”

Pimm’s Cup 1 ¾ oz. Pimm’s #1 ½ oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice ¼ oz. simple syrup ¼ oz. dry gin 2 oz. Maine Root ginger beer (another brand can be used, but it must have a good strong ginger kick) 2 cucumber coins, about 1/8” thick Orange slice and mint sprig for garnish Gently muddle/bruise one cucumber coin in a glass, trying to keep it mostly intact. Add lemon, simple syrup, gin, Pimm’s and crushed ice. Stir briefly and top with ginger beer. Garnish with remaining cucumber, orange slice, and mint sprig and serve. Fresh berries, when in season, make a great garnish as well.

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Lauren Duffy Stone relaxes on the East Side Showroom patio with a refreshing Pimm’s Cup. august 2013


Erin Jantzen steals a sip of her boyfriend Orión García’s Old Whisky Sour from behind the bar at the Volstead.


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Orión García + Erin Jantzen Work: Orión is an artist/entrepreneur (, and

Erin is a hairstylist at Mint Salon and a part-time songwriter and vocalist ( Seats at the Bar: “Volstead is my jam. I play there every

Saturday night, and the staff is made up of professionals and sweethearts,” Orión says. “And they have great draft beer and tequila choices.” The Orders: A Kinship for Erin because, as she says,

“sometimes you just need some extra spice” and an Old Whiskey Sour with extra cherries for Orión.

Kinship 1½ oz. Tito’s (or Ransom Old Tom Gin) ½ oz. Mathilde Pesce ½ oz. lemon juice ½ oz. 50/50 honey 2 thin slices jalapeño 2 dashes hellfire bitters

Old Whiskey Sour 1½ oz. Old Forester Whiskey ¾ oz. lemon juice

¾ oz. simple syrup

2 dashes angostura bitters Luxardo cherry

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Carlos Seckler Work: Art director and photo retoucher (

Seats at the Bar: “La Condesa—it is one of Austin’s best

Mexican restaurants. Their contemporary take on classic Mexican interior cuisine makes it superior.” The Orders: “El Cubico as it comes—the tobacco infused

tequila and the vanilla-infused brandy play off each other nicely, making it somewhat sweet and spicy, like me.”

El Cubico 1.5 oz tobacco infused cazadores reposado* .75 oz vanilla infused spanish brandy* 1 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice .75 oz grilled pineapple juice* .25 oz organic agave nectar Combine all ingredients with ice in a tin and shake hard. Pour shaker contents into a snifter rimmed with saffron and volcanic rock salt.* Mist top of glass with essence of smoky mezcal. r ec i p e co u r t e s y o f l a co n d e s a


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Carlos Seckler doesn’t mind the wait for a table at La Condesa because it means he can enjoy an El Cubico to pass the time. august 2013


photography by kate leseuer

Closing Time—four top chefs share what satisfies their late night cravings. 78

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Jodi Elliot

At this point you can divide the potatoes into 8-ounce portions and freeze. From the freezer, fry at 375ºF until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with sea salt.

of Foreign &

Chocolate Ice Cream


12 1/2 oz. 70% bittersweet chocolate

French Fries &

2 cups milk

Ice Cream

3 cups cream

I love the combination of salty and sweet! After being on my feet and in a kitchen all day and night, I crave comfort food. For me it usually involves something fried. As a

2 cups sugar, divided 1/4 teaspoon salt 8 egg yolks Place the chocolate in a large heat-

kid I would dip french fries in my ice

proof bowl.

cream—the cold and warm—crispy

Heat cream, milk and 1 cup sugar in

and soft—salty and sweet—it’s the

a large saucepan over low heat.

perfect, most satisfying duet! It makes total sense and once you try it you’ll be hooked!

In a separate bowl, whisk together egg yolks and remaining sugar. Add egg mixture to milk mixture. Heat, stirring

French Fries

constantly, until the mixture thickens

7 or 8 russet potatoes, cut into 5”

and coats the back of a spoon.

x 2/3” strips

Strain the mixture over the

1 lemon, cut in wedges

chocolate. Whisk ingredients

Vegetable oil for frying Sea salt Soak potato strips in water with lemon until the starch runs red,

together until smooth. Cool in the refrigerator over an ice bath until fully chilled. Pour into ice cream machine and freeze according to manufacturer’s directions.

between 2 and 4 days. Drain well

Once the ice cream is made, I like

on paper towels.

to drizzle with dulce de leche or chocolate sauce, or add toasted

Heat oil to 300ºF. Blanch the po-

nuts, dried fruit, more chocolate,

tatoes in the oil for 7 minutes. Re-

etc. I also sometimes dip the fries

move from oil and drain on paper

alternately in ice cream and a

towels; allow to cool completely.

Tabasco-ketchup mix. august 2013


Drew Curren of Arro’s Grilled Cheese and Champagne My favorite way to end the day is with a grilled cheese sandwich and a glass of crisp champagne. The perfect grilled cheese incorporates artisan bread (I like sourdough or levain), cultured high-fat butter, a duo of cheeses that melt well (I used Comté for its acidity and Livarot for its “funk”) and an additional ingredient or two to add some variety. We’ve spent the last six months perfecting the Parisian ham for Arro’s croque monsieur, so I have a lot of it in my fridge right now! The bubbles cut the richness of the cheese while accentuating the saltiness of the ham. Easy Tiger Sourdough, sliced French Breakfast Radishes, sliced Cured Parisian Ham, sliced Antonelli’s French Cheeses, sliced: Livarot (cow’s milk from Normandy) and Comté (cow’s milk) Melt butter over medium-high heat in a non-stick sauté pan. Place two slices of bread side by side on work surface. Spread a layer of grated Comté on one of the pieces of bread. Lay sliced radishes and sliced ham on top of the grated cheese. Add two or three slices of the Livarot on the radishes and ham. Place second slice of bread on top. Press down on the sandwich to “smash” the ingredients together. Transfer sandwich to the hot sauté pan, and cook for three to five minutes. Flip the sandwich, add 2 more teaspoons of butter, and allow second side to brown. Remove from pan and let rest for two to three minutes before cutting.


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1 short loaf multigrain bread, sliced Mina Harissa Spicy Moroccan Red Pepper Sauce Kensington & Sons Classic Mayonnaise 1 avocado, crushed salt and pepper to taste dry cheese, shaved with a peeler 1/2 pound Hamon Serrano “Spanish,” thin sliced butter 6 farm eggs greens, whatever is in the house 2 tsp. lemon juice 1/4 cup olive oil

Rene Ortiz of La Condesa

Toast bread and set aside in pairs. Spread one slice of each pair with harissa and the other slice with mayo. Spread the crushed avocado on the mayo slice and finish with shaved dry cheese and salt and pepper. Place the Hamon Serrano on the harissa slice of toast.

and Sway’s

Now, this part is important and can

Fried-Egg Sandwich

be easy or hard at times. In a skillet place a nob of butter on low heat

Enjoy this sandwich! This version was

and allow the butter to melt fully

made in a small Brooklyn apartment

before adding the egg. Once the

in 1997 with a few Cuban and Chilean

butter is melted, crack the egg into

friends and has been a staple of our

the pan and cook with a cover to

house ever since! I will always remember

allow the steam to baste the egg.

you, Diego Barrona, for making this sand-

At this point, use your best judg-

wich and forever changing my path with

ment and cook the egg till it’s how

food. Adjust the amounts depending on

you like it. Finish the egg with salt

how many friends come to the house for

and pepper. Dress the greens with

food after drinking and having fun!

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David Bull of congress and second bar + kitchen pork belly fried rice, over-easy eggs, green beans, Nam pla This dish represents everything you need for a late-night snack. It’s a spicy, comforting rice bowl with protein-packed eggs and a refreshing herb salad. This hits all the notes I crave after a hard day at work or a late night of cocktails. The rice is filling, the eggs help to form a delicious sauce, and the salad is crisp and tasty. And the final note of the nam pla brings the whole dish together with just the right amount of savory goodness. Serves 4 4 cups Pork Belly Fried Rice (recipe to follow) 8 Eggs, over easy 1 cup Herb Salad (recipe to follow) To assemble: Divide the pork belly fried rice among four large bowls. Place the over-easy eggs directly on top of the rice. Garnish with herb salad and serve immediately. For the Pork Belly Fried Rice: 1 ounce pork belly drippings, or bacon fat 6 ounces pork belly


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3 cups cooked jasmine rice 2 garlic cloves, sliced 1 shallot, minced 2 teaspoons ginger, minced 2 teaspoons Fresno chiles, sliced 1 cup blanched green beans, sliced 2 teaspoons cilantro, chiffonaded 1/2 cup nam pla (recipe to follow) In a large sautĂŠ pan over medium heat cook pork belly in pork belly drippings until crisp. Add jasmine rice and toast for one or two minutes. Add garlic, shallot, and ginger and sautĂŠ for one or two minutes, or until fragrant. Add chiles, green beans, and cilantro and heat through. Deglaze with the nam pla and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and reserve hot for assembly. For the Nam Pla: 1/4 cup fish sauce 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 2 tablespoons water 2 tablespoons sugar In a small saucepan bring all ingredients to a boil. Turn down to a simmer for five minutes. Chill completely and reserve cold for assembly. For the Herb Salad: 1 tablespoon shiso leaves, cut into strips 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves 2 tablespoons scallions, chiffonaded 2 tablespoons mung bean sprouts 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 teaspoon sesame oil salt to taste In a mixing bowl combine the herbs and mung bean sprouts. Add lime juice and sesame oil. Season to taste with salt. august 2013


Seth Johnson and Zac Kruger enjoy a low-key date at Weather Up (1808 E. Cesar Chavez St.), which also has locations in Tribeca and Brooklyn in NYC.


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wa l l f l o w e r s W h e r e to g o o u t f o r p e o p l e w h o. . . d o n ’ t l i ke to g o o u t. By Adrienne Breaux | Photography by Molly Winters

For the shy, the introverted, the fans of intimate conversation, dim lighting and light crowds, finding a peaceful place to grab a drink can be tough in a town bursting with popular bars. Even the most outgoing of folks sometimes seek a quieter night out in a less busy, tucked-away spot. These new and old favorites won’t be ghost towns (a bar without any customers would be a closed one), but each place on this list possesses a welcoming atmosphere and has a couple of nights a week when you can relax with a great drink, grab an empty seat and actually hear what your companion is saying. W e at h e r U p 1808 East Cesar Chavez | Open Monday through Friday and Sunday 4pm to midnight, Saturday 4pm to 1am

Weather Up, East Cesar Chavez’s sophisticated spot to enjoy sinfully delicious cocktails was opened just over a year ago by Kathryn Weatherup, who first started her brand of slinging drinks in Brooklyn. A shady, lush outdoor patio with vintage metal furniture makes for a dreamy place to enjoy the weather when it’s nice, and Weather Up’s signature hand-cut ice helps ease Austin’s hot summers. With devoted patrons as diverse as the

The barkeep at Weather Up, mixes up a cocktail.

drink menu, the interior is cozy, minimally designed and like the drinks, well made. No live music or trivia nights here—the focus is on well-crafted cocktails and meaningful conversation. Those on the hunt for the lightest crowds are advised to visit mid-week, early evening.

T h e B u t t e r f ly B a r 2307 Manor Road | Open every night 5pm to midnight

You might spot a Monarch butterfly at the Butterfly Bar while enjoying a cocktail, wine or beer. This spot next to East Side’s VORTEX Theater has been cultivating a butterfly garden since opening in 2011. Filled with soothing, creative energy, this bar comes with an ample outdoor area, a softly lit wooden patio and a charming indoor bar, enjoy desserts or partake of Patrizi’s Italian food truck parked in the yard and featuring a light food menu. An events calendar during the week offers movies under the stars, trivia nights, and the occasional live jazz music, so Bonnie Cullum, VORTEX’s producing artistic director, says the crowd-shy should aim for Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday evenings when looking for a quieter night out.

The Weather Up, Fancy Free and Bramble (pictured


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from left to right).

Cheers to the Moon-

The girls at the Long-

rake #1 and the Dama

branch keep things

de la Noche Crusta,

light and refreshing

just two of the crafted

when it comes to their

cocktails from Weather

summer cocktails order.

Up’s menu.

Sam Canedy, Hannah Culver and Ashley Bowser convene at the the Long Branch Inn (1133 E. 11th St.) for cocktails on the patio. august 2013


Butterfly Bar (2307 Manor Rd.) offers savory bites like popcorn with truffle oil and Parmesean as well as assorted cheese plates.

Kate Stafford and Ryan Weaver (pictured here and below) enjoy a quiet date night at the Butterfly Bar, which offers a full bar in a cozy, welcoming atmosphere.

Av i a ry L o u n g e a n d D e c o r 2110 South Lamar Boulevard | Open every day noon to midnight

Like to enjoy your wine and local charcuterie while sitting on some of the hippest contemporary furniture from around the world and Austin? Drop in at Aviary Lounge and Decor, run by stylish couple Marco Fiorilo and Shanna Eldridge. Shanna mans the furniture store during the day, while Marco ushers in patrons as the space transforms into a comfortable and inviting lounge in the evening. Rare is the opportunity to be able to take home the wineglass you’re drinking from or the chair you’re sitting in, but here, everything’s for sale. Enjoy a cool beer or wine, from Spanish reds to Italian whites and more. Nearly every night of the week features a deal (hello, $2 house wine Tuesdays). And for those seeking the least-busy nights, Marco suggests stopping by after dinner on Tuesdays and Fridays.

S q ua r e Rü t K ava B a r 6000 South Congress Avenue | Open every day noon to midnight

Texas’s first kava bar, SquareRüt, has been open for more than a year and offers Austinites an alternative to alcohol: kava, a drink loved for


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its ability to blanket one’s body with calm feelings. The interior is full of deep, comfy sofas and friendly servers happily answer questions. Newbies to kava should order at least 12 ounces; you need more kava in the beginning to feel the effect than regular drinkers. For the kava hesitant, the options also include an array of teas and sodas. Co-owner Tracy Moreno suggests Sunday through Wednesday evenings as the best time for the crowd-averse to get their kava-calm on, with a Monday happy hour running from 5pm to 8pm.

T i g r e s s Pub 100 W. North Loop Boulevard | Open Tuesday through Sunday 4pm to 11ish

The tiny but potent Tigress Pub has been a favorite for locals in the North Loop neighborhood for a few years now. Tigress’s claim to fame is the killer combinations of cocktails paired with stunning glassware. For introverts, its tiny, low-lit interior and calming ambience might serve as a comforting cocktail hug. Simple decor keeps your focus on drinks and conversation. And a future expansion might make this small spot a little roomier. Those shy about trying new things will meet

Fredrick Nyc sips a St.

nothing but a friendly bar staff, ready to help you find the ideal thing to

Arnold Lawn Mower

imbibe. Tiny bars can get crowded even with a few people, though, so

(2110 S. Lamar Blvd.)

go early on weeknights.

from Aviary Lounge’s well curated beer menu.

A p o t h e c a ry C a f e & W i n e B a r 4800 Burnet Road, #450 Open Monday through Saturday 4pm to midnight, Sunday 10am to 10pm

Open since 2009, a dramatic, exotically decorated interior with dark woods and low lighting makes for an atmosphere that is instantly comfortable, and a welcoming patio is dog and introvert-friendly. Owned by Niraj Mehdiratta and run by a group of close friends, Apothecary has a delicious menu of thoughtfully prepared entrees and snacks inspired by travel and different cultures. Those who are thirsty can choose from local beer, tea and coffee or from the seasonal wine selection. Niraj says the best nights for quiet are Monday and Tuesday—and Monday nights

Aviary Lounge’s menu

they offer $10 off any bottle in the house.

offers charcuterie plates as well as pâté and cheeses. august 2013


Danielle Bauman, Fredrick Nyc, Andrew Over and Angela Cone (from left to right) take in the views from Aviary Lounge’s outdoor seating area.

The Horseshoe Lounge 2034 South Lamar Boulevard | Open Monday through Sunday 12pm to 2am

dark corner table and order a well-priced drink. A staple of the Austin nightlife scene since the 1970s, it used to be the place politicians went

At the oldest original bar in South Austin, you feel transported through

to let off a little steam. These days, it’s well known to locals and has

time as soon as you walk through the door into a cozy space with a

even gotten national attention. But the pre-Instagram wall of photos

jukebox and folks playing shuffleboard. With cold air-conditioning and

winding up the stairwell that leads to the bathrooms and the presence

beer, it’s the sort of place that’s been in television shows, and celebri-

of a genuine pay phone make this throwback bar worth the trip. Go

ties are known to pop by. Its comfort comes from its history, the nice

early on weeknights to miss crowds, and consider avoiding it during

folks behind the bar, and the casual atmosphere that makes you feel

tailgating season.

like you’re at home and among friends. And with fun restaurants that have moved in nearby in recent years, it’s the perfect dive-bar ending to a peaceful and delicious night out.


Longbranch Inn

1133 East 11th St | Open Monday through Friday 4pm to 2am, Saturday and Sunday 6pm to 2am

The Cloak Room

The Longbranch Inn saw the potential of East 11th Street way before

1300 Colorado Street | Open Monday through Friday 3pm to 2am, Saturday 8pm to 2am

the current crop of hip businesses swooped in. A seasoned favorite

Tucked within view of the Capitol and down some nondescript

taken over by folks from all nightlife-loving walks of life and featur-

stairs, this tiny bar can quickly get crowded, but you can usually grab a

ing a dark interior, this bar has something that appeals to the quiet of

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heart. Perhaps it’s the array of taxidermy and art that offers plenty of

created in 2010 by the artist team of Rosario Marquardt and Rober-

things to observe while waiting for a friend. Maybe it’s the old furni-

to Behar. Follow Austin Parks and Recreation Department rules and

ture that allows you to sink in deep and feel comfortable. Affordable

fill this blank canvas with your favorite beverage, meal and friends, for

drinks and friendly patrons help. It’s the definition of laid-back, and

whatever peaceful mood you’re looking to create.

its narrow patio is the perfect place to people-watch. Go early on weeknights to enjoy this place at its most serene and avoid nights


with live music which can be crowded.

1050 East 11th Street | Open Monday through Thursday 11am to 10pm, Friday 11am to 10:30pm, Saturday 10:30am to 10pm and Sunday 10:30am to 9pm

O p e n R o o m Au s t i n Sand Beach Park

For those with a big appetite who crave a quiet night out, Sagra on hip East 11th Street near downtown is the perfect spot. There’s plenty

Surrounded by trees, Open Room Austin is a long, painted aluminum

of room to find a peaceful spot inside or out, and the low lighting and

table anchored by four chandelier-like posts. It requires no reserva-

lovely atmosphere guarantee you’ll be welcomed and comfortable. The

tion, is open to the public, affords beautiful views, and depending on

menu of Italian food, drinks and interior decor are inspired by classic

the evening, could be just for you and your friends. Located at Sand

designs, but with a comfortable, casual update. Go early on weeknights

Beach Park off Cesar Chavez near Lamar Boulevard, this sculpture was

to avoid crowds and enjoy happy hour prices.

The friendly staff and airy, light-filled space make Aviary Lounge an inviting date spot. august 2013


JOYCE HOWELL Wally Workman Gallery 1202 W. 6th St. Austin, TX 78703 512.472.7428 Tues-Sat 10-5 Image: Rizome (detail), oil on canvas, 36x30 inches




5. 1. Wes Mickel, owner of Argus Cidery, cured bacon and paired it with farmers' market tomatoes and brioche from Whole Foods for an easy dinner for him and his wife, Mary Mickel. 2. The Mickels are joined by their dog for dinner on the sofa where a festive wallpaper from Anthropologie adorns the wall. 3. The couple stocks their bar with gin, bitters, beer, wine, vermouth, bourbon and, of course, cider. 4. Wes's wife, Mary, found this vintage print at a thrift shop in Fayetteville, Arkansas. 5. A friend of the Mickels', Lilianne Steckle, designed the interior and helped select items for the space from Round Top. 6. A few of Wes's experiments.


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Wes Mickel

Owner, Argus Cidery Inside the tasting room at Argus Cidery,

Wes Mickel’s handiwork is abundant.

From the custom-built picnic-style tables to the overhead centerpiece light fixture, Mickel had a hand in the creation of most all the elements in the space, including the mirrors behind the bar, which he stripped and treated to achieve a vintage look. “We knew we wanted to have sort of an industrial feel to it with touches of wood,” Mickel explains of the tasting room, which opened in April and comfortably holds about 50 people. With the help of interior designer Lilianne Steckel, Mickel took a DIY approach to customizing the 1600-square-foot space. “We wanted it to feel like a place where you could come with your


friends and relax for the afternoon,” Mickel says. A chef by training, the Little Rock, Arkansas, native spent four and a half years in the Bay Area before relocating to Austin. He says it was trying Texas apples that persuaded him to start the cidery. “The apples here in Texas are amazing and the juice they produce is really special,” Mickel explains. “To other people it might just be apple juice, but to me it’s really, really incredible.” Mickel experimented with making his first cider while still in high school, though he admits, “It tasted terrible.” Since then he’s had time to refine his process, with Argus producing three sparkling ciders and three or four still apple wines per year since the launch in 2010. “I’d always just been interested in the manipulation of flavors and cooking and fermentation,” Mickel says. To produce his ciders Mickel sources apples from farmers across Texas, choosing dessert apples for their high sugar concentration. “We’ve found that people really like something closer to champagne,” he says. “Part of the reason people like our ciders is because they’re dry and they’re slightly oaked. People really like the bubbles too.” Tasting room visitors can experience the ciders for themselves Saturday afternoons, along with a small “breads and spreads” menu, or a rotating, cookbook-inspired picnic menu, by appointment. Mickel says he wanted to open the tasting room to be able to interact with customers directly. “It’s really special for us to be able to connect with people and hear what


they like and what they don’t like, and that helps us figure out what direction we’re going to take next.” For more information about Argus Cidery, visit n. beckley

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7. Storage at the cidery. 8. The Mickels were inspired by light fixtures their designer Lilianne Steckle found online and they wired and hung it up themselves. 9. The apple on the wall of the cidery is made up of collected corks and was imagined by designer Lilianne Steckle. 10. You can find Wes pouring cider for guests every Saturday. 11. The chalkboard is used for notes on cider making, schedules, proposed production, prep lists and pars.


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behind the scenes

The Goodetime Gals cameron cooper and lindsey reynolds bring creative cocktails and vintage flair to an array of events around austin. Cameron Cooper and Lindsey Reynolds enjoy a glamorous homemade cocktail.

The Goodetime Gals pride themselves on using only all-natural ingredients.

T From dresses to glassware, the Goodetime Gals' collection of vintage items is what sets them apart.

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he Goodetime Gals are just what they claim to be: a really good time. Inspired by the years of the past when people dressed up to fly and hosted fabulous dinner parties, founders Cameron Cooper and Lindsey Reynolds started their freelance bartending event company, the Goodetime Gals, in 2011. With their whip-smart personalities and never-ending vintage closets, Cooper and Reynolds have the ability to light up any event. “We like to say we’re hostesses for hire,” Cooper explains. From helping pick a theme to mixing and serving up craft cocktails during the party, these gals are there every step of the way. Cooper’s and Reynolds’ style and aesthetic can be traced back to their families, who strongly influenced them in their love for the fifties and sixties. “We both grew up living in the past,” Reynolds says. “We admire the quality and the class that existed back then. There was a lot more entertaining, too, people having friends over and just cutting loose.” The main goal for these gals is to take the pain out of being a host. “People hosting parties are always worried about mixing drinks, serving more food, and whether a kid needs another juice box,” Cooper explains. “This way, you don't have to [worry]!” With each event, the Goodetime Gals strive to create a truly unique and unforgettable experience. Although, as far as who is having the better time, the guests or the gals, I guess we’ll never know. A. horsley P h oto g r a p h y byj e s s i c a pag e s

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street fa shion Joanna Wilkinson Joanna wears a vintage Jill Stuart dress from Feathers boutique, hat from Goodwill and Dolce Vita shoes. Joanna says, “One of the many things I love about living in this town is that the emphasis is always on having fun rather than just looking cool.”

Sierra Bailey + Adam Fujawa,, shesayshesays. com. Designer, ex pro snowboarder, and co-bloggers, Sierra and Adam stay busy, but they still find time to dress up. Wearing a dress from Maya Star and Christian Louboutin shoes, Sierra says, “Due to my tendency to work excessively, going out on the town is a rarity, so we usually treat it like a special occasion and dress accordingly.” Adam wears a Giorgio Armani shirt and Hugo Boss pants.

Indiana + Chris Adams Parents of two, they say, “Cool and comfortable is the name of the game for us, which is perfect since Austin is so laid-back.” Both sport thrift-shop finds, and Indiana pairs hers with pieces from Nordstrom Rack and J. Crew. Wings lovers, this couple says they’re usually the “best dressed people at Pluckers.”

Texas Style Council Bloggers We invited a few of the bloggers who will speak at this year's conference on August 2-4 and their partners in crime to show us what to wear on a night out in Austin.

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Storyofmylifetheblog. Jenni wears a fuchsia silk Madewell dress with heels and a rose quartz necklace. In Austin summer she recommends something “cool, colorful, and comfortable for a night out barhopping or listening to live music.”

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Laurel, personal wardrobe stylist for, loves “simple pieces I can layer with jewelry and comfortable shoes that allow for easy travel between different spots,” she says. She wears a Madewell dress and Swedish Hasbeens shoes. Michael, of michaelhernandezmedia. com, says that there are three key elements for dressing up to go out at night in Austin: “something old, something new, and something custom/ handmade.”

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rom his bartender days at Crown & Anchor Pub and Uchi ed a tribute to ’90s rap song “Gin and Juice,” a house-infused chai to his involvement in opening several bars on Rainey bourbon drink called Sweet Chai O’Mine and the San Franpsycho, Street, Scranton Twohey has been preparing himself for a mixture of fernet, Luxardo amaretto, lemon juice, agave nectar his newest role as bar owner for quite some time. This spring, the and a pilsner float. Twohey says he plans to use the bar space for East Austin resident, who turns 44-years-old this month, opened various pop-up events as well as have a food trailer onsite. “There are quite a few people I battled out for this place,” says Whisler’s, his shotgun-style, craft cocktail bar in a World War I–era building near fellow Uchi alum Paul Qui’s new restaurant, Twohey, who moved to Austin in 1991. “And I know a lot of people Qui, on East Sixth Street. “It reminded me of New Orleans, and in the past years have wanted this place. And somehow I came I grew up in New Orleans,” Twohey says about the space. “All of into having it.” Signs for Whisler’s, at the corner of Sixth and these builders from Houston, California and Dallas are coming Chicon streets, have been kept to a minimum, and Twohey won’t in. I really wanted to be a part of the growth, but I wanted to keep say how he came up with the name for his bar. That’s part of the mystery, he says. The building, however, has a long, rich history the feel of space that I was taking over.” After a six-month sabbatical last year to spend time with his and recently was the no-frills beer stop Rabbit’s Lounge. Twohey wife and two sons and about four months working on the deal for says over the years, the space also was a masonry shop, a pizza the building, Twohey began refining the space for his bar, which restaurant, a barber shop, a dry cleaners and a duplex. Twohey’s has a main section, a side bar, and outside seating. A large chan- hope is that Whisler's offers a changing menu of libations for Austin’s growing food and cocktail scene. “It’s down-todelier and a rusted metal sign with the name of the 1816 E. Sixth St. earth kind of chill people who are looking for a nonbar hang in the main section, and bar chairs in the (512) 480 0781 pretentious place to have a really great cocktail,” he space are wrapped in vintage mailbags that Twohey @whislersatx says. “That was the whole goal.” M. Harper found in Round Top. A recent Whisler's menu includ-


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den East defies description. It’s not a restaurant. Or a food trailer. Or a farmers’ market. Or a pop-up underground supper club. It’s all of the above, actually. But mostly it’s an experience. Let me explain. There’s a small farm in East Austin called Springdale Farm. And on weekends, Chef Sonya Coté and her team set up shop among the garden beds and chicken coops to serve a sumptuous dinner. A trailer serves as a makeshift kitchen and a ramshackle farmhouse is the prep area. The dining room is a cluster of picnic tables beneath a towering shade tree. It’s dinner only on weekends and you gotta have reservations. Food—much of it, at least—comes from the farm in the background. It’s BYOB, so guests haul in coolers packed with their favorite libations, while nattily clad servers provide stemware. Occasionally there’s live music. It’s like a high-end picnic—and there’s truly nothing like it in Austin right now. As with all of Coté’s endeavors—East


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American 219 WEST

612 W. 6th St. (512) 474 2194 Open until 2am Fri&Sa Snack on American tapas or go all out with an entrée while partying with the DJ and other late-nighters at the rooftop lounge. 24 Diner

600 N. Lamar Blvd. (512) 472 5400 Open 24 hrs Su-T, Th-Sa Inspired by classic diners of the ’50’s, this eatery offers chef-inspired comfort food at all hours of the day and night. Top it off with a decadent milk shake or a pint of craft beer. Apothecary

4800 Burnet Rd. (512) 371 1600 Open until midnight Mo-Sa With a farm-to-table approach, the Apothecary team puts love and care into each dish they make. The menu includes entrées and shared plates to cater to any set of taste buds. Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden

79 Rainey St. (512) 386 1656


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Open until 2am Th-Sa Banger’s brings the German beer garden tradition stateside with an array of artisan sausages and over 100 beers on tap. Contigo

2027 Anchor Ln. (512) 614 2260 Open until midnight Th-Sa This East Austin restaurant offers an expansive outdoor dining space, perfect for enjoying the fresh food and bar snacks with a beverage. Cover 3

2700 W. Anderson Ln. (512) 374 1121 Open until midnight Fri&Sa

Jackalope with local antelope, rabbit and pork sausage, or the simple and delicious Chicago Dog. Gourdough’s

1503 S. 1st St. (512) 707 1050 Open until 3am Fri&Sa Stopping by this trailer for a sweet or savory specialty doughnut is an Austin must-do! Hopdoddy

1400 S. Congress Ave. (512) 243 7505 Open until 11pm Fri&Sa Hopdoddy is a prime spot for burgers and brew. Featuring fresh ingredients from Black Angus beef to baked buns and handcut Kennebec fries, Hopdoddy means serious business when cooking up burgers.

This sports bar goes far beyond flat-screen TVs and a beer list. Cover 3 offers exceptional food and service and is perfect for cheering on your favorite team with other sports fans or just enjoying a delicious meal.

J. Black’s Feel Good Kitchen & Lounge


Pub fare at its best in the heart of West Sixth Street.

407 Colorado St. (512) 494 6916 Open until midnight Mo&Tu, 2am We-Sa This is our kind of hot dog. Choose from an assortment of artisan sausages like the

710 W. 6th St. (512) 433 6954 Open until 2am

Magnolia Café

2304 Lake Austin Blvd. (512) 478 8645 Open 24/7 A big menu with generous portions. Go

into this diner at any hour of the day and there will be a crowd. Moonshine

303 Red River St. (512) 236 9599 Open until 11pm Fri&Sa Innovative American comfort food in a relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant offers a variety of unique starters, including its signature “Corn Dog” Shrimp. More Homeslice

1421 S. Congress Ave. (512) 444 7437 Open until 3am Fri&Sa This Austin favorite offers slices and salads on-the-go into the early hours of the morning. P. Terry’s

404 S. Lamar Blvd. (512) 473 2217 Open until 3am Fri&Sa Classic American fast food made from preservative-free ingredients. The lettucewrapped burgers and chicken burgers are gluten-free options for the late-night diner. Pluckers

2222 Rio Grande (512) 469 9464 Open until 3am Th-Sa As they put it, “wings

make you happy.” The menu goes beyond just wings to make anyone happy! Ranch 616

616 Nueces St. (512) 479 7616 Open until 11pm Fri&Sa Chef Kevin Williamson takes inspiration from the Gulf of Mexico to the border towns of Texas. The menu features equal parts surf and turf, whether you’re in the mood for filet mignon or blackened mahimahi. Texas Chili Parlor

1409 Lavaca St. (512) 473 2829 Open until 2am Mo-Sa Since 1976, Texas Chili Parlor has stayed open late offering Austinites an array of dining options. Woodland

1716 S. Congress Ave. (512) 441 6800 Open until 11pm Fri&Sa Tucked in a cozy, arboreal space, this SoCo hipster haven serves up original cocktails and modern comfort food, made fresh daily.


Bar Chi Sushi

206 Colorado St. (512) 382 5557 Open until 1am Sa&Su Equal parts modern and traditional Japanese fare. The pineapple sake, a house specialty, is not to be missed. East Side King

1618 E. 6th St. 1700 E. 6th St. 1016 E. 6th St. (512) 422 5884 Open until 1:45am Modern Asian comfort food, from decadent pork belly buns to ramen noodles, by Chef Paul Qui. G’raj Mahal

91 Red River St. (512) 480 2255 Open until 2am Fri-Sa A cozy covered patio makes this food trailer feel like your favorite neighborhood restaurant. Imagine yourself on the bustling streets of Mumbai as you dig into one of this eatery’s savory, aromatic dishes. Sway

1417 S. 1st St. (512) 326 1999 Open until 11pm Th-Sa The culinary masterminds behind La Condesa cook up Thai cuisine with a modern twist.

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801 S. Lamar Blvd. (512) 916 4808 Open until 11pm Fri&Sa With renowned chef Tyson Cole at the helm, Uchi has become synonymous with excellence in modern Japanese fare. Start off with a series of hot and cold tastings before diving into the restaurant’s innovative sushi menu.

Barbecue Lamberts Downtown Barbecue

401 W. 2nd St. (512) 494 1500 Open “late” 7 days a week

This is not your run-ofthe-mill barbecue fare. Classic meats get an Austin twist, like the ribeye glazed with brown sugar and mustard.

Continental Annie’s Café & Bar

319 Congress Ave. (512) 472 1884 Open until midnight Fri&Sa This European-style brasserie offers specialty cocktails and decadent dishes from across the

continent, including steak frites and chicken fricassee potpie. Barley Swine

2024 S. Lamar Blvd. (512) 394 8150 Open until 11pm Mo-Sa The warm, pub atmosphere makes Barley Swine the perfect place to unwind after a show. Chef Bryce Gilmore emphasizes local and seasonal ingredients with a monthly rotating menu of carefully composed small plates.

3663 Bee Caves Rd. (512) 306 1668 Open until 10pm Fri&Sa A European-style bistro on Austin’s East Side and in the heart of Westlake. The salads are a yummy and healthy late-night snack. Congress

200 Congress Ave. (512) 827 2760 Open until 11pm Fri&Sa

East Side Show Room

Another unique addition to Austin’s dining scene from Chef Parind Vora. A diverse and approachable menu with rice bowls, sandwiches, cioppino and more.

Inspired by the eclectic cafes of Europe, East Side Show Room combines vintage cocktails and delicious cuisine.

Bess Bistro

500 W. 6th St. (512) 477 2377 Open until 11 Fri&Sa A French bistro with a southern Cajun flair. Flavorful dishes made from local ingredients. Blue Dahlia Bistro

1115 E. 11th St. (512) 542 9542 Open until 11pm Fri&Sa

Hillside Farmacy

1209 E. 11th St. (512) 628 0168 Open until 11pm Th-Sa Part grocery store, part

casual eatery, Hillside welcomes diners with its charming, 50’s-inspired style. Justine’s Brasserie

4710 E. 5th St. (512) 385 2900 Open until 2am

You won’t find another brasserie in Austin that serves elegant French classics like steak tartare

and coq au vin until 2am. Jump in a cab and head east. Kerbey Lane Café

3704 Kerbey Ln. (512) 451 1436 Open 24/7

Five Austin-area locations open all day every day make this a convenient and dependable late-night spot. Breakfast served all day is an added bonus!

Chef David Bull develops exquisite prix-fixe menus, taking cues from around the world.

Bar Mirabeau

800 W. 6th St. Ste. 100 (512) 436 9633 Open until midnight Fri&Sa

Open until 2am Fado, meaning “long ago,” brings a taste of Ireland’s rich culture to Austin with traditional food, drinks and hospitality.

1100 E. 6th St. (512) 467 4280 Open until 2am

Easy Tiger

709 E. 6th St. (512) 614 4972 Open until 2am Enjoy artisan breads and pastries before heading down to the patio for house-made sausages, classic German fare and over 30 draft beers. Fado

214 W. 4th St. (512) 457 0172

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1807 S. 1st St. (512) 215 9778 Open until 10:30pm Tu-Sa French fare with a global outlook, drawing from the cuisines of India, North Africa and more. Malaga Tapas & Bar

440 W. 2nd St. (512) 236 8020 Open until 12am Fri&Sa Mediterranean small plates inspired by Malaga, Spain. The gazpacho trio is a refreshing starter! Max’s Wine Dive

207 San Jacinto Blvd. (512) 904 0111 Open until midnight M-Sa With truffled mac and cheese as well as shrimp and grits on its menu, Max’s offers an elegant take on late-night comfort food. Parkside

301 E. 6th St. (512) 474 9898 Open until midnight Featuring an extensive raw bar and oyster menu, Parkside is a favorite among local gourmands. Peche

208 W. 4th St.


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(512) 494 4011 Open “late” Enjoy French cuisine and Prohibition-style cocktails at Austin’s first absinthe bar.

Open until 11pm Fri&Sa This sleek space with a lovely trellised patio overlooks Lady Bird Lake from its perch in the Four Seasons Hotel.

Russian House

307 E. 5th St. (512) 428 5442 Open until 2am

Austin’s only restaurant specializing in authentic Russian fare. Second

200 Congress Ave. (512) 827 2750 Open until midnight SuTh, 2am Fri & Sa Another venture from Chef David Bull, Second offers a more casual bistro experience, drawing from Italian, French and Asian cuisines. TRACE

200 Lavaca St. (512) 542 3660 Open until 11pm Fri&Sa Set in the W hotel, TRACE focuses on responsibly—and locally—sourced ingredients from Texan farmers and artisans. TRIO

98 San Jacinto Blvd. (512) 685 8300

Italian The Backspace

507 San Jacinto Blvd. (512) 474 9899 Open until midnight Chef Shawn Cirkiel fires up a taste of southern Italy with exquisite pizzas hot out of his Neapolitan brick oven.

La Traviata

314 Congress Ave. (512) 479 8131 Open until 10:30 Fri&Sa This charming eatery in the heart of the Warehouse District serves up Italian comfort food.

Quattro Gatti

507 San Jacinto Blvd. (512) 476 3131 Open until 11pm Fri&Sa Imagine yourself overlooking the Bay of Naples as you dine on Quattro Gatti’s classic

Italian fare, such as Gnocchi Alla Sorrentina and Veal Scallopine. Vespaio

1610 S. Congress Ave. (512) 441 6100 Open until 10:30pm Tu-Sa Elegant Italian cuisine in a warm, sumptuous atmosphere. Winflo Osteria

1315 W. 6th St. (512) 582 1027 Open until 11pm Th-Sa Classic Italian fare made simply and with locally sourced ingredients.

Latin American

La Condesa

400 W. 2nd St. (512) 499 0300 Open until 11pm Th-Sa Delectable cocktails, tasty tacos and appetizers, all inspired by the hip and bohemian Condesa neighborhood in Mexico City. Papi Tino’s

1306 E. 6th St. (512) 479 1306 Open until midnight Fri&Sa Nestled in a converted house on East Sixth, Papi Tino’s serves up modern Mexican cuisine and an impressive selection of delicious mescals. Takoba

Güero’s Taco Bar

1411 E. 7th St. (512) 628 4466 Open until midnight Mo-Sa

This South Congress staple is a must for delicious weekend breakfast tacos.

This East Side eatery delivers bold, authentic flavors with ingredient imported straight from Mexico. Enjoy handmade cocktails alfresco in the spacious backyard.

1412 S. Congress Ave. (512) 447 7688 Open until 11pm Th-Su


2728 S. Congress Ave. (512) 443 4252 Open until 11pm Fri&Sa Owners Ron and Yasbel Flores provide an authentic taste of Cuba from a central location.

TNT Tacos & Tequila

507 Pressler St. (512) 436 8226 Open until 11:30 Fri&Sa TNT offers a fun vibe and a variety of

innovative tacos. The guacamole is made to order in front of the table, and for every guacamole sold, TNT donates 50 cents to Austin Pets Alive! Do good with your late-night munchies!

Seafood Clark’s Oyster Bar

1200 W. 6th St. (512) 297 2525 Open until midnight

Larry McGuire’s latest venture offers an extensive caviar and oyster menu—a refreshing indulgence on Sixth Street. Perla’s

1400 S. Congress Ave. (512) 291 7300 Open until 11pm Expect the freshest fish and oysters, flown in daily from both coasts and carefully prepared with simple yet elegant flavors.


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estled in a quiet West Austin neighborhood is our little secret for Austin fun and Texas charm—Deep Eddy Cabaret. Established in 1951, Deep Eddy Cabaret is not only a neighborhood tradition but an Austin institution. We first visited Deep Eddy around five years ago, and it quickly became a favorite spot for Danny and me. We love the laid-back atmosphere, affordable drink prices (seriously y’all, this is the spot for cheap, cold beer), and true Texas roots. Having South Texas roots himself, Danny is partial to country bars with friendly faces and no frills. There’s something to be said about the feeling of stepping back in time, when bars were kept simple and strangers talked to each other instead of staring at their phones. At the end of a long work week, this is where we relax and unwind.

Chances are you’ve probably spotted Deep Eddy Cabaret when driving down Lake Austin Boulevard. It’s about 25 yards away from Deep Eddy Pool—a local swimming hole that’s worthy of praise itself. But if you haven’t stopped in yet, we highly encourage you to do so. The dark wood interior of the bar is lit mainly by pool table lights and vintage neon beer signs, and the walls are covered with photos of famous local athletes, bar regulars, and show posters. My favorite bumper sticker that adorns the wall reads, “My father and my money go to Deep Eddy Cabaret.” That should give you some insight into how special this bar is. On any given night you’ll find a mix of neighborhood regulars, folks a little soggy after leaving the pool and visitors checking out Deep Eddy Cabaret for the first time. All are welcome of course, and if you come during happy hour you’ll get half off any drink. Deep Eddy Cabaret is beer and wine only, and a mini pitcher will cost you only $3.25 during happy hour. You can typically find Danny playing games of pool with strangers, while I search the jukebox for my favorite songs. I think Deep Eddy Cabaret has one of the best jukeboxes in town, and at five songs for $1 you can’t beat it. Song selections from our last visit to the bar include “Only the Lonely” by Roy Orbison, “Little Red Corvette” by Prince and “Rave On” by Buddy Holly. Every once in a while when the bar isn’t crowded, Danny will give me a twirl and we’ll sneak in a dance or two. Now that our little secret is out, we hope you’ll say hi and play a game of pool with us next time you stop by the bar. Deep Eddy Cabaret is cash only, so bring some bucks, and don’t forget to tip your bartender. sarah k. wolf Sarah K. Wolf ( is a social media manager at Drumroll, a local advertising agency and a freelance event producer. Danny Witte is field marketing manager in Texas for KIND Healthy Snacks. They enjoy spending time with their dog, Rufus, and two cats, Bird and Mama. P h oto g r a p h y by a n n i e r ay

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