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contents Publisher's Letter Host Comittee Message Governor's Message On the Mark Fan Fest Info & Map The Austin Essentials

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O n t h e C o v e r : P h oto g r a p h y b y C o dy H a m i lto n

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Walkable Austin Race Week Events Calendar What to Wear to the Track Boots, BBQ & Bourbon Hill Country Getaways Dining Guide

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Publisher's Letter A u s t i n a r t s + c u lt u r e

about all the great things that Formula 1™ and the new Circuit of the Americas (CoTA) track will do for Austin and Central Texas. Austin is already a popular destination for visitors interested in all things Texas—from music and football to boots, politics and good times on Sixth Street. Now, with the new CoTA venue, we have an internationally recognized racetrack and event facility like no other TOP: Austin Mayor Lee Leffinin the world. The engineering, the architecture, the VIP suites and gwell and Senator Kirk Watson the turns truly make it unique. If you have not yet been there, I have share a moment at the First Lap Ceremony at the Circuit of the no doubt that you will be impressed. As the newest track in the Americas. BOTTOM: Mario world, it incorporates the best things about many others and some Andretti takes a spin around the track. of the newest safety technology, not to mention the views of the track and downtown Austin are spectacular. And the exciting thing is CoTA will host not just an annual Formula 1™ race, but many other notable motor sport and entertainment events that will bring people to Austin from all over the world all year long. And now we can add “speed” to the list of reasons to come to Austin! As a member of the Circuit of the Americas Host Committee, I have had the opportunity to follow the progress and most recently visit the track a few times. One thing that is exciting about it is just how much visibility the project has across the state between business leaders, politicians and civic leaders. The support is tremendous and I am convinced it will have a positive impact in the region for a long time to come. With this special edition of TRIBEZA, Austin’s leading chronicler of all things arts and culture, we are excited to welcome fans of Formula 1 with our unique perspective on how to connect to local Austin favorites with insights on dining and events all around the city. You can find more information about TRIBEZA and our regular monthly publications on our website, tribeza.com. Thanks for reading and we hope to see you back next year!

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EDITOR + creative director Lauren Smith Ford DESIGNER Ashley Horsley editorial assistant Lisa Siva Events + Marketing Coordinator Staley Hawkins Senior Account ExeCutives Ashley Beall Andrea Brunner Kimberly Chassay principals George T. Elliman Chuck Sack Vance Sack Michael Torres interns Amanda Handy Jessica Wiseman WRITER Jeff Hahn Photographers Michael Thad Carter Cody Hamilton Evan Prince Bill Sallans Issue Design by Robin Finlay

mailing address 706a west 34th street austin, texas 78705 ph (512) 474 4711 fax (512) 474 4715 www.tribeza.com Founded in March 2001, TRIBEZA is Austin's leading locally owned arts and culture magazine. Copyright @ 2012 by TRIBEZA. All rights reserved. Reproduction, in whole or in part, without the express written permission of the publisher, is prohibited. TRIBEZA is a proud member of the Austin Chamber of Commerce.

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Welcome to Austin, Texas, the newest home to Formula 1™

We congratulate Circuit of the Americas™ (CoTA) on the exciting debut of the 2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX™. This year, over 100,000 fans from around the world are anticipated to travel to Central Texas to witness the excitement and entertainment that only a Formula 1 race can produce. The Circuit Events Host Committee™ (CEHC) has partnered with Central Texans to serve as community ambassadors to help ensure the experience of these incoming fans, guests and businesses is a reflection of the uniqueness of Austin, the spirit of Central Texas and the world-class values of CoTA. As Austinites and Central Texans, we are proud to host one of the world’s largest and most popular sports. With the help of broadcast, Formula 1 currently reaches close over 527 million people worldwide, and now, it will have the opportunity to intimately connect with its global fans in Central America, the United States, the Lone Star State and at home in Austin. The launch of CoTA has been a community-wide effort, drawing on the resources of the city, the support of local businesses and the enthusiasm of our citizens, and the CEHC will continue to nurture these relationships to ensure that the activities to take place at CoTA in November and thereafter are community centered and regionally influential. As a group of recognized leaders representing academia, business, nonprofit and the public sector in Austin and Central Texas, the CEHC serves as a coordinator, communicator and engager in collaboration with CoTA to ensure a successful, inclusive and robust experience that excites visitors and benefits the community at large. Thank you, Austin and Central Texas, for your hospitality and support. CoTA’s long-term success as a world-class performance, entertainment and business center, as well as an economic development engine for Texas and North America, will be a testament to this city’s incredible character, creativity and commitment to growth and innovation.

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A Message from the Governor

Welcome to Texas! As governor of Texas, it is my pleasure to welcome everyone to Austin for the Formula 1™ United States Grand Prix festivities. This is truly an exciting and historic time for Texas as we prepare to host our first F1 race. Visitors from around the world will be arriving here in the next few days, and we are looking forward to showing off our beautiful capital city, the state-ofthe-art Circuit of The Americas racetrack and our trademark Texas hospitality. Austin is already home to some of America’s most popular events, including South by Southwest and Austin City Limits. Texans are known for going big, and our first F1 race will be no exception. We are proud F1 chose Texas as its newest home, and we look forward to showing you what a great place our state is to live, work and play. First Lady Anita Perry and I hope you enjoy your time with us.

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tory of Formula 1 in the United States, a world-class facility will be purpose-built to host the event,” adding that the Austin circuit would be the first constructed from the ground up specifically for Formula One in the United States. The Formula 1 United States Grand Prix™ was last held on a purpose-built permanent road course circuit in Watkins Glen, NY more than thirty years ago (1961-1980), where the sport enjoyed great success. Since then, Formula 1 has been hosted by Long Beach, Las Vegas, Detroit, Dallas and Phoenix, all on temporary street circuits. Indianapolis joined the ranks of host cities from 2000 to 2007 inside the famed oval of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Today, Austin, Texas is welcoming the high-speed motorsports racing world to the Lone Star State. Austin is geographically located near the epicenter of North America and is itself the result of the same combination of elements that make a F1 winner: a lot of skill, a terrific amount of hard work and little luck. Thanks to its devotion to live music, technology industry and Texas culture, the city has earned a reputation as one of the coolest in the U.S. Its commitment to the environment and its love of fine dining and world-renowned hospitality, along with an international airport located less than 10 miles from the track, make it ideally suited to host and manage a Grand Prix event.

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n November 18, 2012, at approximately 1:00pm local time, Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile Race Director Charlie Whiting will press a button located on his viewing stand above the Circuit of The Americas track to light up a set of five red lights. The lights will illuminate one at a time, left to right, in one-second intervals, and then go out simultaneously between four and seven seconds later. When the lights go out, the United States Grand Prix (USGP) will burst to life, and for 56 laps, the fastest, most powerful automobiles in the world and their pilots will rage against one another at speeds nearing 200 miles per hour in a high-octane, adrenaline pumping fight for the checker flag. Winning a Formula 1™ race on the track requires a mind-boggling combination of brilliant management, engineering prowess, gutsy driving, a talented support team and a small measure of opportunity and good luck. The same combination made Circuit of The Americas and the United States Grand Prix possible. The Formula 1 race returns to the United States after a thirty year hiatus officially began on May 25, 2010 when Bernie Ecclestone, President and CEO of Formula One Management, and a team of collaborators made the announcement at a press conference in Austin, Texas. Mr. Ecclestone said at the time, “For the first time in the his-


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The visibility and prestige of Formula 1 will spotlight Texas culture and Austin chic to an international audience during race festival weekend. Prior to the race, the scene setters and race fans will enjoy Austin’s awesome nightlife and vibrant downtown atmosphere. The main event, though, is the Grand Prix race at Circuit of The Americas. Circuit of The Americas is more than the only purpose-built facility in the U.S. to host the USGP. The $300 million venue is a top-to-bottom entertainment destination, featuring world-class auto racing throughout the year, including V8 Supercars, MotoGP and LeMans series racing. The Circuit attracts these race series because it is the only FIA-certified Grade 1 track in the United States and one of only 26 Grade 1-certified motorsports facilities in the world. The nerve center of the track is a three-level, 270,000-square-foot pit building to serve as team garages, meeting rooms and hospitality areas. If you’re lucky enough to be in the main grandstand seats with about 9,000 of your closest friends, you’ll see the red lights go black and cover your ears as the cars leap off the starting grid to blaze up to Turn 1, 133-feet above the start line. The 20-turn race course runs counter-clockwise—one of only three F1 courses in the world to do so—and as the drivers negotiate turn 20 and come toward the start/ finish line, hold onto to your hat because they’ll be moving well over 160 miles per hour.

Up to 120,000 other fans will be enjoying the race with you as they stage themselves in stands around the 3.4-mile track. Turn 15 at Circuit of The Americas marks the third turn in a series, echoing Germany’s Hockenheim circuit stadium section. Turn 16 begins another sequence of three corners mirroring the famous and somewhat notorious Turn 8 at Istanbul Park, nicknamed “Diabolica.” The Turn 15-16 section of the track will be most appealing to fans who love to see overtaking and change of direction at maximum speeds. In these turns, car setups, along with tire strategy, will be most tested while drivers will experience lateral force of between 4g and 5g. Smile for the cameras as you enjoy race weekend. Your friends around the world may see you as each race and its three hours of coverage is broadcast to over 30 million viewers. Wear your race gear too. Veteran F1 fans don the colors of their favorite team and drivers. When the race is over, the party begins. The most prominent feature at Circuit of The Americas is the 251-foot observation tower serving as the stunning backdrop to a 15,000 seat open-air amphitheater, where the world’s greatest touring musical acts are destined to play. This is vintage Austin—the world’s greatest music, the world’s best barbeque and Tex-Mex food, world-class racing and a welcoming hospitality only a state as big as Texas can offer. Just the right combination of things to get your engine revved up!

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Headlining Concerts FRIDAY November 16 Aerosmith W/ Cheap Trick – Frank Erwin Center Flo Rida W/ Cobra Starship – The Cota Club Juanes – Acl Live Theater SATURDAY November 17

Austin Fan Fest A guide to the ultimate Formula 1™ party as downtown Austin transforms with live music, interactive F1™ activities and more.

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ustin Fan Fest is the downtown party celebrating the inaugural year of the 2012 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix. On the weekend of November 16-18 the Austin Fan Fest will be the world’s biggest party destination with an expected attendance of more than 200,000 people. Downtown Austin will be transformed into the ultimate party atmosphere where fans will experience five free stages of music, four concert venues hosting major international performers, interactive F1 activities including show cars, simulators, gaming, street performances, sponsor parties, a kids zone, and so much more. More than 100+ artists performing across nine stages, and marquee buildings such as the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and the Austin Convention Center being transformed into giant Ibiza style nightclubs complete with amazing décor, sound, lights, video walls, lounges, go-go dancers, and glowing bars. Some of the hottest international performers like Enrique, Flo Rida, Aerosmith and EDM DJ’s to drive the tunes. The result is the Austin Fan Fest playing host to party-goers from every state in the US, and travelers from more than 50 countries worldwide, all celebrating together. Austin is going to show the world why it's dubbed "The Live Music Capital of the World."

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Enrique Iglesias W/ Nelly – The CoTA Club Lupe Fiasco – ACL Live Theater SUNDAY November 18

The Official CoTA After Party with Ghostland Observatory, Fitz & the Tantrums, The Wailers and guests – Bob Bullock Museum The Wallflowers – ACL Live Theater

5 Free Stages Downtown Friday – Saturday – Sunday Nov 16 - 18 BUD LIGHT CENTER STAGE CLEAR CHANNEL STAGE UNIVISION STAGE AUSTIN CREATES STAGE BAZAAR VOICE STAGE

Activities • F1 Showcars • F1 Simulators • F1 Gaming PS3’s • The Racing Bug • Pit Stop Challenge • Technology Zone • Beer Gardens • The CoTA Spirits Bar • The Wine Bar by Gallo • Food Trailers • Kids Zone

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ACL Live at the Moody Theater (310 West Willie Nelson Blvd.; acl-live.com)—there’s not a single bad seat in the house; Alamo Drafthouse (drafthouse.com)—the only place to enjoy a movie and my favorite place to escape; Juiceland (juicelandaustin.com)— I can drink my meals every day for the rest of my life. —Paul Qui, Winner of Bravo’s Top Chef: Texas. Paul’s upcoming flagship restaurant, Qui, will open in Spring 2013 at 1600 East Sixth Street. In the mean time, get your Qui fix at the East Side King trailers (eskaustin.com), located behind The Liberty, The Grackle and Shangri-La bars on East Sixth Street. This month, the trailer becomes a brick and mortar in the former Hole in the Wall location at 2538 Guadalupe Street.

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Start with lunch at Enoteca (1610 South Congress Ave.; austinvespaio.com)—there is something to be said for a place that can make a damn good salad! When you've had all the BBQ and comfort food you can handle, head to this sweet Italian cafe and eat outside. While dining al fresco, you can enjoy some South Congress people-watching and counterbalance your healthy salad with the best calamari on earth. After lunch, walk across Congress to one of our town's best boutiques, STAG (1423 South

Congress Ave; stagaustin.com)—if you're a guy, you'll love this place. And if you have a special guy in your life, you'll love this place, too! STAG offers everything from vintage flannels to hip, one-of-a-kind screen printed T's, funky leather wallets and cool pocketknives. STAG awakens the manly-man inside every dude, who also makes sure he looks top-notch! This place is an Austin original! For one of the best little drives in town head from Mount Bonnell Road to Scenic Drive. Start up at 2222 and Mount Bonnell Road and head south on Mount Bonnell, where you'll cruise along Lake Austin from a nice altitude with a sweet view of the hill country to the west. When you get to the end of Mount Bonnell (with the help of GPS/ Google Maps, of course!), work your way to Scenic Drive and keep going south along the river. You'll drive by some spectacular waterfront homes with boat garages built right in the water. Watch out for wild roaming peacocks! Seriously... —Ben and Liz Kweller own and operate a boutique record label and new media outlet called The Noise Company. The Noise Co. is currently promoting Ben's latest album, Go Fly A Kite. In November, Ben Kweller heads overseas for a string of European dates, and in December, the artist embarks on his first ever tour of South America.

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Alamo Drafthouse (drafthouse.com)—I love watching movies. I love eating. I love watching movies while eating! The Drafthouse started right here in Austin, and not only are the movies great, but so are the themed nights and parties they have. This is one of my favorite places to go; Bananarchy (603 West Live Oak St. bananarchy.net)— Ever had frozen bananas? Out of a trailer? If your answer is no to both of those, you must travel down South First and try one of these amazing cold fruity treats. And they are cheap too!; ACL Live at the Moody Theater (310 West Willie Nelson Blvd.; acllive.com)—It hasn’t been here long, but it’s already an Austin favorite. Everyone from Jay Z to Kenny G has played here. Intimate but state-of-the-art, and the walls are covered with iconic performances from music’s biggest stars. Not to mention they actually tape the Austin City Limits television show at this venue! —Bobby Bones hosts two national radio shows, both based in Austin. tribeza.com

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Guero’s Taco Bar (1412 South Congress Ave.; guerostacobar.com)—with my office located above our Austin SoCo flagship store, I am a regular at Guero’s on South Congress for delicious, authentic Mexican food and amazing, hand-shaken margaritas. The Purest tops my list from their Cantina, and their tacos are to die for. What’s even better about this Austin landmark is that they have happy hour all day on Monday and Tuesday and a venue for live music. Guero’s is a must-visit for incredible Mexican food and a unique, Austin ambiance. Uncommon Objects (1512 South Congress Ave.; uncommonobjects.com)—South Congress is known for great antique and vintage shopping, and in my opinion, Uncommon Objects is truly a gem. An organized mess of everything from furniture to jewelry to knickknacks, perusing through this store is like going on a treasure hunt. Uncommon Objects presents a one-of-a-kind shopping experience

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in which everyone can find something that speaks to them. Mount Bonnell—when any of my friends come to visit me in Austin, I always bring them to Mount Bonnell so they can truly see and take in the beauty of the Hill County. Located at a prominent point above Lake Austin, Mount Bonnell is the perfect place to hike to watch the sunset or enjoy a picnic on a beautiful day. —Kendra Scott is the founder of Kendra Scott Design. In addition to stores in Austin, Dallas and LA, Kendra Scott is opening three new stores this fall, two in Houston at Rice Village and City Center and one at the Scottsdale Quarter in Arizona. Play designer with KS pieces with the Color Bar on your iPhone, iPad or other tablet device.

in my mouth; The Broken Spoke (3201 S. Lamar Blvd.; brokenspokeaustintx.com)—classic Texas dance hall. It's worth it to take the twostep lesson before the band starts. Be sure to wear boots; Barton Springs Pool (2201 Barton Springs Rd.)—everybody's favorite place in Austin, but that's because it's amazing. Not only is it so fun and relaxing, but you also really get a feel for the Austin community here. —Kat Edmonson is currently on tour with Gary Clark Jr. promoting her new album, Way Down Low.

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Franklin Barbecue (900 E. 11th St.; franklinbarbecue.com)—no need for the bread, and sides aren't necessary. Go for the ribs and the brisket. This is the best BBQ I have ever put

Alamo Drafthouse (drafthouse.com)—best movie theater anywhere ever. The movies are well-curated, first run, arthouse, you name it…and who doesn’t love cold beer and great food while you watch a movie?; Lick Ice Creams (2032 S. Lamar Blvd.; ilikelick. com)—new but already legendary. Local ingredients, made in small batches. Get the roasted beet ice cream; Walk South

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Congress Avenue—check out the shops like Uncommon Objects, Tesoros, Allens Boots and the Turquoise Door, get a tattoo or stop by for a drink at Austin's most renowned music venue, the Continental Club. —Liz Lambert is the founder of the Hotel San Jose, the Hotel St. Cecilia, Jo’s Coffee in Austin and the Hotel Havana in San Antonio.

Jordan & Sunny Shipley Buenos Aires Café (1201 E. 6th St.; buenosairescafe.com)—our favorite restaurant; Fishing on Lake Austin; South Congress— our favorite place to hang, with all the food trailers, restaurants and shopping.

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Ben & Julie Crenshaw Cisco’s Restaurant Bakery & Bar (1511 E. 6th St.)—we’ve been going every Sunday for breakfast for 25 years! The Migas are our favorite, as well as the toasted biscuits, and they have killer enchiladas!; Maudie’s (2608 W. 7th St.; maudies.com)—fabulous margaritas and can't beat #1 dinner or the tortilla soup; Ranch 616 (616 Nueces St.; theranch616.com)—we love the combination appetizer of fried oysters, calamari and asparagus! The mixed grill platter is delicious, and every drink from their bar is fab!

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—Ben Crenshaw is a legendary professional golfer and his wife, Julie, is an active community volunteer and philanthropist serving on the First Tee Board, The Alzheimer’s Executive Board, The Stephen F. Austin Society Board, The Chancellors Executive Committee for The University of Texas and a Co-Chair of Texas State Finance for the George W. Bush Presidential Library.

—Sunny Leigh Shipley will release a new album in February 2013. Her husband, Jordan Shipley (former UT football star), co-wrote and recorded many of the songs on the new album.

John Paul & Eloise Dejoria Lady Bird Lake—walking, canoeing or bike riding around the lake is amazing. You might see the likes of Marcia Ball riding her bike there as well!; The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum (1800 North Congress Ave.; thestoryoftexas.com); The Texas State Capitol (112 E. 11th St.)—the Capitol is always a great sight; JP likes Congress (200 Congress Ave.; congressaustin.com); Verdes Mexican Parrilla (16018 Hamilton Pool Rd.)—bacon wrapped shrimp; Rudy’s BBQ (2451 S. Capi-

lake austin photo my leap year/shutterstock; south congress photo by Alfie Photography / Shutterstock; congress photo courtesy of congress; bob bullock photo courtesy of the bob bullock; crenshaw photo courtesy of julie crenshaw; shipley photo courtesy of the shipleys; dejoria photo courtesy of john paul mitchell systems.

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—Married for nearly twenty years, John Paul and Eloise DeJoria share a deep passion for giving back and have conducted extensive charitable work to help care for people and the planet.

his life and work an absolute must-see. His influence on politics and the media, among other vertical pursuits, remains outsized, and the younger generations—grandkids and great-grandkids—are building the family brand anew; The Capitol (201 E. 14th St.)—A pink building in a blue city in a red state. Politics is like sports here—both the players and the game are a draw—and for 140 days every two years, there ain't a bad seat in the House. Or Senate. The portraits of Texas governors are worth the trip. —Evan Smith is the CEO and editor-in-chief of the Texas Tribune.

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The downtown Whole Foods (525 N. Lamar Blvd.; wholefoodsmarket.com)—A superlative supermarket—an epicure's epicenter, but especially good if you like to eat more than you like to cook. The best prepared food, a salad bar to kill for and a chance to rub elbows with every local hipster worth his weight in gazpacho, as well as cashiers with as many tats and piercings as the health department will permit; The LBJ Library (2313 Red River St.; lbjlibrary.org)—because Austin is still, after all these years, indebted to the great man, which makes this shrine to

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Whole Foods Market flagship store (525 N. Lamar Blvd.; wholefoodsmarket.com)— when the first Whole Foods Market store opened in Austin more than 30 years ago, we were dedicated to providing the freshest,

most delicious, highest quality food available. The same is true today, and our flagship store is an 80,000-square-foot culinary playground with sit-down dining venues, plenty of vegan and vegetarian options (try the kale and avocado salad at the raw bar— so good!), an unmatched cheese section and even cookie and gelato bars for anyone who wants a treat. And remember, our Team Members are there to help and delight you, so if there’s something you want to try or you can’t find what you’re looking for, just ask! Barton Springs Pool (2201 Barton Springs Rd.)—it’s November, so it may be a little chilly for a swim (fed by underground springs, this pool is about 68 degrees yearround), but hey—it’s also Texas, so you might get lucky! Barton Springs Pool is where all walks of life come together in Austin. Young professionals, politicos, students, artists… they all come to the Pool to hang out. If it is too cold to swim, bring a blanket, relax on the hillside and just enjoy the ambiance. Bats at Ann Richards Congress Avenue Bridge—one of the coolest things about Austin is that it’s the seasonal home of around 1.5 million Mexican Free-Tailed Bats; they’re here from March through mid November. They fly out in what looks like a river in the sky every night at dusk (assuming the weather’s cooperating for them!).

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It’s spooky for some people, but they usually come around when we tell them that’s why they’re not getting as many mosquito bites as they might in other cities at the end of summer. The bats eat up to 10 tons of insects nightly!

Hillside Farmacy (1209 E. 11th St.; hillsidefarmacy.com); Broken Spoke (3201 S. Lamar Blvd.; brokenspokeaustintx.com) for dancing and longnecks. —Jake Silverstein is the editor-in-chief of Texas Monthly.

—John Mackie is the co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods. For Formula 1, dress up and head to the Whole Foods Lamar store for a cocktail party, race viewing and tasting of Whole Foods’ exclusive Formula 1 champagne. Whole Foods’ annual Ice Rink opens on November 24 through January 6.

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BBQ spree in Lockhart—don't eat breakfast. Start with the pork chop at Kreuz Market (619 N. Colorado St.; kreuzmarket.com); Move on to Smitty's Market (208 S. Commerce St.; smittysmarket.com); Then, on to Black's Barbecue (215 N. Main St.; blacksbbq.com); Then, a nap on the courthouse lawn (110 S. Main St.); Bonus if you make it to Chisolm Trail (1323 S. Colorado St.; chilsholmtrailbbq.com). Back in Austin, walk through the Texas State Cemetery (909 Navasota St.; cemetery.state.tx.us); Then, happy hour at

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Maudie's Milagro (3801 N. Capital of Texas Hwy.; maudies.com)—I love Tex-Mex and am a sucker for chips and salsa, and Maudie's ticks all the boxes; Running the Trail around Lake Austin—working out has obviously been a huge part of my life, and working up a sweat around the idyllic Lake Austin makes the hard work just that little bit easier!; Spanish Oaks Golf Club (13001 Spanish Oaks Club Blvd.; spanishoaks.com)—you'll need a member to take you there, but you won't be disappointed. It’s the best golf course in Austin in my opinion, and the overall experience is fantastic. Friendly staff with great food, great facilities and a true family atmosphere.

Uncommon Objects (1512 S. Congress Ave.; uncommonobjects.com)—My favorite antique store in Austin. The best piece I've found is an old weathered pair of boxing gloves that now hangs in my house; Big Top Candy Shop (1706 S. Congress Ave.)—my personal slice of heaven. It's basically a saloon filled with old school candy, hard-to-find treats and homemade fudge. The dream store for anyone seeking a sugar fix; Uchiko (4200 N. Lamar Blvd.; uchiaustin.com)—you can order the brussel sprouts family style, but I suggest ordering a bowl for yourself. Actually, my mouth just started watering, so I'll meet you there.

—Andy Roddick founded the Andy Roddick Foundation in Austin. The Andy Roddick Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) that works to develop and inspire underserved youth through education

—Brooklyn Decker is an actress and model. This year, she starred in What to Expect When You're Expecting (along with fellow Austinite Dennis Quaid) and Battleship.

blacks bbq photo by Heatheronhertravels.com; Hillside Farmacy photo by Evan Prince; big top candy photo by Alfie Photography / Shutterstock.com; Jake Silverstein photo by Jeff Wilson; Andy Roddick photo by Kris Luck Images; Brooklyn Decker photo by Frederick Brown courtesy of Getty Images.

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f1 temptations party November 15-17 Early show 8-12pm Late show 12-4am Maria Maria f1temptations.com

More Than a Game Celebrity Golf Tournament November 11-12 Barton Creek Resort thefirstteeaustin.org

Brand Innovators Austin during Formula 1 November 15, 8:30am-5pm AT&T Conference Center brandinnovatorsaustin.com

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The Twilight Saga Marathon November 15, 12pm The Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar drafthouse.com

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Sand Mandala Project November 14-18 Blanton Museum of Art blantonmuseum.org

Jack Ingram's Birthday November 15, 8pm Verde's Mexican Parrilla verdesmexican.com

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Official Launch of American Legacy in Formula 1 Book and Photo Exhibit November 15, 8-10pm The Driskill Hotel amercanlegacyf1.eventbrite.com

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Aerosmith Concert November 16, 8pm Frank Erwin Center uterwincenter.com My Yacht F1 Club November 16-18, 9:30pm-2am Ballet Austin austinraceevents.com Bazaarvoice Proudly Presents: Austin's Best Rated & Reviewed November 16-18 Cedar Street Courtyard facebook.com/ events/230094857119092 Gold at the Four November 16-18 Four Seasons Hotel goldatthefour.com The Sapphire Room Supper Club November 16-18 Parkside sapphireroomsupperclub.com Blu at the W November 16-18 W Hotel Austin bluatthew.com Austin Fan Fest 2012 November 16-18 Downtown Austin austinfanfest.com Austin Fan Fest: Juanes November 16, 9:00pm ACL-Live acl-live.com/calendar/2012/11/ juanes Lounge 88 November 16-18, 10pm lounge88.com Eastside Emporium November 17, 12:30pm Hotel Vegas hotelvegas.dostuff.info/ Winner of The Great Barbecue Wars November 17, 2012, 6-9:30pm Franklin Barbecue formula-austin.com

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On Gabby: Blazer by Parker $330, Top by Haute Hippie $495, Pants by Adriano Goldschemied $215, Shoes by Gucci $495, Earrings by Ippolita $1,295; On Luke: Jacket by John Varvatos $298, Shirt by John Varvatos $168, Jeans by Citizens of Humanity $180, Shoes by John Varvatos $798, Sunglasses by Ray Ban $190. THIS PAGE

On Gabby: Jacket by Robert Rodriguez $995, Dress by Robert Rodriguez $425, Shoes Yves Saint Laurent $995, Earrings by Ippolita $1,295; On Luke: Sweater by Michael Kors $195, Pants by Theory $235, Shoes by John Varvatos $298.

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BY GEORGE On Gabby: Skirt by Balenciaga $1,035, Top by Theyskens' Theory $265, Belt by Zero + Maria Cornejo $125, Bag by Celine $2,600, Shoes by Balenciaga $865, Ring by Mary Ray $2,856, Necklace by Mary Ray $2,278, Earrings by Mary Ray $1,276. On Luke: Shirt by Band of Outsiders $280, Vest by Todd Snyder $395, Jacket by Joseph $850, Jeans by Rag & Bone $185, Boots by Alden $468.

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On Gabby: Dress by Zero + Maria Cornejo $1,485, Jacket by Graham & Spencer $680, Belt by LineaPelle $122, Shoes by Zero + Maria Cornejo $850, Necklace by Beth Orduna $1,380, Earrings by Beth Orduna $208. On Luke: Shirt by Steven Alan $178, Sweater by Woolrich $198, Pants by JW Brine $240, Jacket by LMC $795, Boots by Marsell $895. tribeza.com

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On Gabby: Suede Vest by Ralph Lauren $598, Blouse by Ralph Lauren $345, Jeans by Ralph Lauren $295, Sunglasses by Ralph Lauren $89. THIS PAGE

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From left to right: Shop Heritage Boots for vintageinspired footwear, and after you work up an appetite, head to Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew for some hearty fare. Then, let La Condesa whisk you away with the vibrant flavors of Mexico.

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Clockwise from top left: Jerry Ryan pays tribute to the golden age of bootmaking at Heritage Boots, while stylist Sarah Ellison Lewis gives the boot a modern update with a collection of stylish boots, booties and more. A few blocks down on South Congress, Director of Operations Sean Greenberg takes pride in Allens’ collection of 4000 beautifully crafted boots.

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Boots Heritage Boot

Bootleg

On the corner of South Congress and Nellie Street, you’ll find a vintage-inspired brick storefront crowned with a neon boot. Home to Heritage Boot (1200 S. Congress Ave.), the intimate shop is lined with boots of all shapes and sizes, from the hand-laced, hand-tooled Bandido to the richly colored Black Cherry. In each of his distinctive designs, owner Jerry Ryan recalls the golden age of bootmaking, drawing inspiration from the 1930s to 1960s. A store favorite, for example, is the Rio Bravo, featuring chocolate and camel-colored calfskin with wingtip foxing and variegated stitching—a true testament to timeless, Western style.

It doesn’t get any more quintessentially Austin than boots and trailers. After a crosscountry tour last month, Bootleg (1318 S. Congress Ave.) returns home to Austin with a sleek airstream full of beautifully crafted footwear. Though the shop is only 28 feet long, owner and stylist Sarah Ellison Lewis has stocked her corner of South Congress with an exquisitely curated collection of shoes, many of them discovered over the course of her travels. Alongside oxfords by Jil Sander Navy and towering heels by JD Fisk, Lewis’ selection of boots—wedges, ankle boots, knee-highs and more—offers a stylish take on the Texas staple.

Texas Custom Boots

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Since it opened its doors in 1980, Texas Custom Boots (1601 S. 1st St.) has become synonymous with expert leather craftsmanship. Founded by Alberto Lozano, Bill Hood and Carlos Hernandez—formerly a master bootmaker at the renowned Lucchese in San Antonio—the company both restores and handcrafts custom-made boots, bringing Western wear into the modern era. Owner Noel Escobar continues the bootmaking tradition with careful workmanship and the finest materials, including calfskin and exotic leathers. Working with clients over the yearlong custom process, Texas Custom Boots personalizes elements like heel type, toe styles, and height to create a one-of-a-kind boot.

A family-run Austin institution since 1977, Allens Boots (1522 S. Congress Ave.) celebrates the romanticism of the Western boot. In addition to an array of cowboy hats, clothing and accessories, Allens boasts a collection of over 4000 boots by a dozen celebrated makers, such as Lucchese, Justin Boots and Old Gringo. Among Allens’ extensive offerings, shoppers can find a shoe for every wardrobe, from an elegant bullhide boot by Tony Lama to a studded Leigh Anne by Old Gringo or a game day-worthy boot emblazoned with a UT longhorn. Each boot, whether ornately designed or classically crafted, is a purchase for a lifetime.

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Franklin Barbecue

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Before he opened his first food trailer three years ago, Aaron Franklin hosted biannual barbecues in his backyard. When his neighbors began lining up along the street, however, he realized he was onto something. Today, if you ask an Austinite for the best barbecue, there’s a good chance he or she will point you in the direction of Franklin Barbecue (900 E. 11th St.), Franklin’s brick and mortar East Side eatery, recognized by Bon Appétit as the “Best BBQ Restaurant in America.” The devotees who queue up early in the morning for Franklin’s oak-smoked brisket and ribs seem to agree.

The art of barbecue runs in John Mueller’s blood. After training under his father and famed pitmaster, Bobby, for a quarter of a century, Mueller brought his family’s culinary legacy to Austin, where he opened his first barbecue joint and, incidentally, gave Aaron Franklin his start. Following the closure of his original location, Mueller opened JMueller BBQ (1502 S. 1st St.), a nondescript trailer on South First. With its no-frills menu of brisket, handmade beef sausage, short ribs and more, JMueller has become a favorite in the city’s food trailer scene. Be sure to stop by on Fridays, when Mueller smokes up rare and juicy prime rib.

Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew

The Salt Lick

Tucked away in the historic Violet Crown Shopping Center, Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew (6610 N. Lamar Blvd.) pays homage to the barbecue legends of Texas with its inviting, nostalgic atmosphere. Owner Shane Stiles and pitmaster Lance Kirkpatrick, formerly of Louie Mueller Barbecue, serve up rich, slow-smoked brisket, turkey breast, ribs, pork loin and sausages, paired with a thoughtful selection of craft brews on tap from local and regional breweries. This Central Austin eatery is the perfect place to pull up a chair, a pitcher of beer and a heavy plate of brisket while you savor the city.

At the heart of The Salt Lick (18300 FM Rd. 1826) is owner Scott Roberts’ sprawling pit, glowing with hot coals and laden with mouthwatering barbecue well worth the drive north to Driftwood. The restaurant traces its roots as far back as the mid-19th century, when one of Roberts’ ancestors seared and slow cooked barbecue along her trip by wagon train to Texas. It’s the same technique Roberts uses today, as he caramelizes his barbecue’s aromatic seasoning over the open pit. Whether you enjoy the restaurant’s hearty fare by the plate or all-you-can-eat family style, The Salt Lick offers a bold taste of the Hill Country.

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Clockwise from top left: The secret’s out about Franklin’s Barbecue—and the eatery’s “Sold Out” sign has become an unlikely Austin icon. For a cozy, neighborhood experience, take a seat at Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew. In the restaurant’s comfortable, nostalgic atmosphere, owner Shane Stiles takes his cues from the barbecue kings of Texas.


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clockwise from top left: w cocktail image courtesy of the w austin; easy tiger photo by Raymond Thompson; congress cocktail photo by jody horton; justine's photo by matt rainwaters; la condesa photo by jody horton; fino cocktail courtesy of fino; barley swine photo courtesy of barley swine; la condesa cocktails by jody horton.

Bourbon + Late Night Snacks Bar Congress Let barkeep Jason Stevens mix you up a Royal Roulette, made of Campari, Cremé de Violette, Hibiscus, Lemon, Creole Bitters and La Dama Cava, or try the Sitting in Limbo, made of Vienna Dry Gin, Strega and Grapefruit. Whatever your beverage of choice, you won’t be disappointed by a single sip at Bar Congress (200 Congress Ave.) The intimate Bar is nestled between its fine dining older brother Congress and the more casual Second Bar + Kitchen. Open from 5pm to midnight.

Justine’s Brasserie The lights are dim and the music is always just right in this cozy French bistro in East Austin, but it’s the delicious food and serious cocktails that are the real highlights of Justine’s Brasserie (4710 East 5th St.) Sit at the bar or outside underneath the strings of lights while noshing on steak tartare or ratatouille and sipping a beautifully concocted classic side car. Open from 6pm to 2am.

Fino Slip away from the busy downtown area in to the more subdued Fino (2905 San Gabriel St.), just west of the UT campus off Lamar Boulevard. You know the cocktails are going to be good when the beautiful bar holds

Barley Swine court right in the center of the restaurant. Try the Missionary Trail, which consists of El Jimador Tequila Reposado, Averna Amaro, Benedictine, Dolin Dry Vermouth and Mole Bitters. It will pair wonderfully with something from Fino’s “modern Mediterranean” menu. Open from 5pm to 11pm.

Easy Tiger Bar snacks have never tasted as good as they do at Easy Tiger (709 East Sixth Street), a bake shop and beer garden on the East end of Austin’s bustling and sometimes infamous Sixth Street. The breads, pretzels, sausages and corned beef are all made in house and the spirits list is a beer lovers dream in this unique and much needed addition to downtown Austin. Open from 11am-2am.

La Condesa Inspired by the vibrant flavors of Mexican street food, La Condesa (400A West 2nd St.) seems to do it all brilliantly, whether it’s lunch, dinner, dessert or brunch. Tequila is king, but the knowledgeable bar staff knows how to use everything from its impressive bar. One of the best selections of Mezcals in town. On weekends, head upstairs to Malverde for more of their masterly crafted cocktails and DJs spinning until 2am. Open from 5pm to 11pm.

Arrive early or you can forget about scoring a table to sit at this first come, first serve, 42seat and much sought-after hot spot, Barley Swine (2024 S. Lamar Blvd). Lead by one of Austin’s most exciting young chefs and one of Food & Wine’s “Best New Chefs,” Bryce Gilmore, the menu consists of small plates like those the swine name implies, from pulled pig face to crispy stuffed pig ankle, and even the most non-adventurous foodies will be asking for seconds. It may be beer and wine only, but the curated list will impress even the most seasoned of beverage lovers. Open from 5pm to 11pm.

W Austin Since opening in 2010, the W Austin (200 Lavaca St.) has been a lively addition to Austin’s nightlife scene. From the sexy secret bar to the more subdued living room area, count on fun people watching to an energetic soundtrack from every seat in the house. The W has created a special cocktail menu for Formula 1, with drinks named for famous turns and tracks around the world like the Turn 24, Valencia Street Circuit, Valencia, Spain, the Curva Grande, Monza, Italy and, of course Turn 1, CoTA, Austin, TX. Open until 2am.

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Hill Country Getaways By L isa S iva Photography by Evan Prince

80 miles WEST of Austin, a storied past and vibrant culture make Fredericksburg an unforgettable getaway.

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estled in the rich landscape of the Texas Hill Country, Fredericksburg is a sleepy town steeped in its 19thcentury German heritage. Time seems to pass a little slower here, with its characteristic warmth and old Texas atmosphere. Whether you’re looking for an authentic schnitzel or handcrafted home furnishings, an adventure atop Enchanted Rock or a cozy bed and breakfast, Fredericksburg offers a perfect weekend getaway.

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Enveloped in the beautiful Hill Country, Fredericksburg, TX is a refreshing getaway from the city, where inviting destinations like Settlers Crossing (pictured), an award-winning bed and breakfast, offer guests a taste of Old Texas.


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Clockwise from top left: For a culinary tour of the world, August E’s is a prime destination, while the Old German Bakery and Restaurant offers a taste of classic, German fare. Head north to Hill Top Café for an innovative fusion of Greek, Cajun and Texan cuisine or into Fredericksburg’s downtown square for an elegant, French bistro experience at Vaudeville.

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Where to Dine Founded in 1846 by Baron Otfried Hans von Meuscbach of Prussia, Fredericksburg has loyally clung to its German roots. Today, visitors can still savor authentic cuisine from east of the Rhine at notable eateries like Old German Bakery & Restaurant (225 W. Main St.) and the Altdorf Biergarten (301 W. Main St.). In addition to its flourishing German cuisine, Fredericksburg boasts a number of dynamic new eateries, founded by restaurateurs drawn to the town’s quiet charm. Artist Richard Boprae and Chef Jordan Muraglia, for example, opened Vaudeville (230 E. Main St.) last spring, a three-story concept featuring an art gallery, a home décor retail space and a French-inspired bistro downstairs. Serving classic cuisine, from creamy butternut squash bisque to braised pork belly, Vaudeville creates an indulgent dining experience in a comfortable atmosphere. “It’s a current point of view on the Hill Country,” Boprae notes. One block from Main Street, August E’s (203 E. San Antonio St.) transports diners around the world with its artfully crafted dishes and the restaurant’s famous “Thai Tuesdays,” featuring the cuisine of Chef Leu Savanh’s home country. Though August E’s takes cues from Europe and Asia, Chef Savanh’s wife and co-owner, Dawn, describes the restaurant’s culinary aesthetic as Nouveau Texas Cuisine: “We pride ourselves in sourcing the best Texas offers [and] preparing simply to let the quality of the food shine,” she says. A short drive north of Fredericksburg, former Asleep at the Wheel guitarist Johnny Nicholas and his wife, Brenda, serve up a thoughtful menu of Greek, Cajun and Texan cuisine at Hill Top Café (10661 US 87). In their eclectic roadhouse-turned-restaurant, the Nicholases carefully craft each dish—a local favorite is The Greek’s Special Tenderloin, marinated with fresh garlic and cracked pepper—with ingredients sourced from local purveyors and the restaurant’s own gardens. “We focus on farm to market food—we always have,” says Nicholas. “It’s getting trendy now, but we’ve been doing it for 30 years.”

Where to Shop On the first Friday of each month, some of Fredericksburg’s finest art galleries open their doors late into the evening, inviting visitors in for a glass of wine and artwork. As you stroll the downtown square, be sure to stop by Whistle Pik Galleries (425 E. Main St.), which features original paintings and bronzes from across the country. Nearby, InSight Gallery (214 W. Main St.) presents another award-winning collection of representational art by 50 artists, curated by Meredith Plesko and her husband, David. “When the optribeza.com

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Where to Adventure At the heart of the Hill Country, Fredericksburg is a stunning destination for adventure-seekers and city dwellers looking to escape into the lush hills of Texas. Named by the Tonkawa tribe, Enchanted Rock (16710 Ranch Rd. 965) has drawn visitors for the

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Where to Nightlife Autumn nights in Fredericksburg recall the golden age of honkytonk. When the sun begins to set, Luckenbach (412 Luckenbach Town Lp.), a town just south of Fredericksburg, lights up its famous dance hall, as revelers dance the night away to live country, blues and swing music—all with a Texas twang. “[Luckenbach] is a small town where everybody’s somebody,” says Event Manager Abbey Road. For live music in Fredericksburg’s downtown district, Hondo’s (312 W. Main St.) is a local institution not to be missed. Along with an unfussy menu of burgers, sandwiches, Tex-Mex and bar food, Hondo’s draws regional musicians nearly every night, from the Wednesday Songwriter’s Showcase to the Sunday Gospel brunch. End with a nightcap at one of Fredericksburg’s favorite watering holes, such as the Fredericksburg Brewing Company (245 E. Main St.). Part bed and breakfast, restaurant and beer garden, the brewery greets visitors with sparkling copper tanks, which produce up to 7,5000 gallons of lager and ale brewed in the classic, German tradition.

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portunity came about to open a gallery in Fredericksburg,” Plesko says, “we knew that it was the perfect fit.” Together, the Pleskos continue to offer visitors compelling and diverse perspectives on American life. The historic downtown square is also home to clothing boutiques with Fredericksburg’s causal, yet elegant sensibilities. At ROOT Fashion and Aura (306 E. Main St.) guests can explore owner Cassell Heep’s array of contemporary clothing, footwear, jewelry and home accessories. A few blocks down, Bob and Mary Ann Turbeville of Hill Country Outfitters (115 E. Main St.) bring classic, fashionable garments to Fredericksburg with an extensive shoe collection and a variety of lines, including Michael Kors and UK-based Barbour. As the store celebrates 15 years of business, Mary Ann Turbeville notes, “Our customers are like family to us. We want them to have a remarkable shopping experience.”

past 11,000 years and remains one of the most striking attractions in the area. A pink granite exfoliation dome standing at 425 feet, Enchanted Rock offers ample opportunity for hiking, backpacking and picnicking during the day, while guests can return in the evening for a breathtaking view of the sunset and stargazing under the night sky. East of Enchanted Rock, Willow City Loop unfolds into 13 miles of country road, flanked by wildflowers and mesquite trees. Winding through picturesque hills and deep canyons, the Loop is a quiet tribute to the region’s natural beauty. Closer to the city, Wildseed Farms (100 Legacy Dr.) sprawls over 200 acres, where visitors can lose themselves amidst the fields of wildflowers. In addition to butterfly and beer gardens, visitors can pick a fresh bouquet or purchase wildflower seed of their own, bringing home a taste of the Hill Country.


Clockwise from top left: If you’re feeling adventurous, a hike to the top of Enchanted Rock is a must. After exploring the acres of wildflowers at Wildseed Farms, head down to Luckenbach for a night in the old dance hall or end with a nightcap at the Fredericksburg Brewing Company.

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Where to Stay

After a beautiful day in the Hill Country, Fredericksburg’s bed and breakfasts welcome guests to an intimate home away from home. On Main Street, The Roadrunner Inn (306-B E. Main St.) spans only three bright and stylishly furnished rooms, just steps away from downtown’s lively activity. By contrast, Angel’s Lodge (415 E. Austin St.) is a secluded haven, overlooking Town Creek. With rustic undertones and over an acre of surrounding woods, the lodge provides a luxurious getaway from the city. A hint of old Texas still lingers in Fredericksburg, especially at Settlers Crossing (104 Settlers Crossing Rd.), whose seven historic guest houses, outfitted with fireplaces and centuries-old antiques, take visitors back in time. Recently named one of the country’s top 10 bed and breakfasts by Travel & Leisure, Settlers Crossing sprawls over 35 acres, lovingly tended by owners David and Melissa Estes. “We want to give people an experience of what it was like to live between 1800 and 1850,” says David Estes. “I hope our guests leave with a sense of peaceful serenity.”

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Voted best bed and breakfast by Travel & Leisure, Settlers Crossing invites guests to relax in one of seven beautifully furnished guest houses.

The charming Keidel Inn & Gasthaus takes inspiration from the city’s 19th-century heritage.


Notable Getaways

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Lake Travis Throughout the day, Lake Travis is an inviting getaway close to home, but at sunset, it is simply stunning. Perched on a cliff with a panoramic view, Oasis Texas (6612 Comanche Trl.) is a memorable way to experience the lake and surrounding Hill Country. With its eclectic combination of distinctly Austin shops, such as Crawshay Gallery and Zoltan David, and restaurants like Soleil and the eponymous Oasis at Lake Travis, Oasis Texas is a slice of Austin without the city bustle. Be sure to stroll along the Plank, a glass-enclosed walkway, as the sun begins to dip over Lake Travis. Afterward, unwind and rejuvenate at Travaasa (13500 FM Rd. 2769), an unparalleled destination hotel in the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve. From its world-class spa to a zipline across the nature preserve, exceptional cuisine to restorative meditation classes, Travaasa is a holistic experience that co-owners Joy Berry and Chris Manning hope will impart “a memory to glow by.”

Lake Austin

Indulge in the Hill Country’s picturesque landscape at Lake Austin Spa Resort (1705 S. Quinlan Park Rd.) in Northwest Austin. Tracing its history to the late 1940s, when it was a modest fishing camp with ten guest rooms, the property has since transformed into an exquisite luxury resort, voted the top destination spa by Condé Nast Traveler every year since 2008. Owners Michael McAdams and William Rucks have created a one-of-a-kind experience on the shores of Lake Austin, outfitted with a spacious LakeHouse Spa and 40 charming guest houses, each one elegantly furnished by local artisans. After a day at the pool or in the aromatic herb gardens, Chef Stephane Beaucamp—a veteran of the Trianon Palace at Versailles and BuddhaBar in Paris—invites guests to savor his innovative and healthy approach to French fare at the dining room or Aster Café. “My style is garden-to-table cuisine,” he says. Whether you come for the spa or dining, the resort or the landscape, Lake Austin Resort and Spa is an adventure for a lifetime.

San Antonio No trip to San Antonio is complete without a visit to the Pearl Brewery (200 E. Grayson St.), a focal point for the city’s culinary community. In addition to the producers-only farmers market on Saturdays, the Culinary Institute of America opened its Texas campus at the Brewery, complemented by the critically-acclaimed restaurant, Nao, which explores lesser known Latin American fare, like Oaxacan Stone Soup and casitas—a Peruvian take on sushi with purple potato puree. Nao joins the pantheon of outstanding restaurants at the brewery, including Andrew Weissman’s Il Sogno Osteria and Sandbar Fish House & Market, as well as a number of shops like Adelante Boutique and The Twig Book Shop. In the evening, escape to the sumptuous JW Marriott San Antonio Resort (23808 Resort Pkwy.). Complete with a 26,000 square foot Lantana Spa, seven restaurants, expansive golf course and more, the JW Marriott is a luxurious Hill Country experience.

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2804 N. I-35 (512) 469 5966

A family-owned business serving up authentic Ethiopian cuisine since 1991. CAZAMANCE

1101 E. Cesar Chavez St. (512) 844 4414 Chef Iba Thiam whips up aromatic West African cuisine with a global perspective. KARIBU ETHIOPIAN RESTAURANT & BAR

Taking its name from the Swahili word for “welcome,” Karibu offers popular Ethiopian cuisine

American 1886 Café and Bakery

American tapas, mini burgers and cocktails— one of the most beloved happy hours in the city

Dazzles with steaks, chops, seafood, and sushi.

34th Street Café

1005 W. 34th St. (512) 371 3400

Cuisine carefully prepared with fresh ingredients and a warm, homegrown Austin feel. Blue Star Cafeteria

4800 Burnet Rd. (512) 454 7827

CENOTE 1010 E. Cesar Chavez St. (512) 524 1311 This converted home is a beautiful place for lunch or catching up over coffee Chez Zee Café and Bakery

5406 Balcones Dr. (512) 454 2666

604 Brazos St. (512) 391 7066 Classic Texas elegance with a menu that touts breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night dining. 24 Diner

600 N. Lamar Blvd. (512) 472 5400 Chef-inspired comfort food all day and night.

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612 W. 6th St. (512) 474 2194

Local and seasonal menu with an old-fashioned dessert case.

1209 E. 7th St. (512) 320 5454

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219 West

Colorful decor and a huge menu with nice salads and lunchtime pizzas.

500 E. 4th St. (512) 493 4900

Frank

407 Colorado St. (512) 494 6916 Irresistible hot dogs made from artisan sausages like the Jackalope with local antelope, rabbit, and pork. Galaxy Café

9911 Brodie Ln., Ste. 750 (512) 233 6000 1000 West Lynn St. (512) 478 3434 4616 Triangle Ave. (512) 323 9494 A contemporary café serving all-day lunch, an exquisite dinner selection and gluten-free menu. The Grove Wine Bar

6317 Bee Cave Rd. (512) 327 8822 Lively Westlake wine bar, retailer and restaurant. The wine list boasts more than 250 by the bottle. Hickory Street

800 Congress Ave. (512) 477 8968

2113 Manor Rd. (512) 476 5858

Classic comfort food in the heart of downtown Austin. Check out the newly-redesigned menu.

Delicious and healthy fare from the organic garden out back since 1988.

Hopdoddy Burger Bar

Eastside Café

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(512) 467 2337 The perfect union of burgers and beer: enjoy fresh ingredients like Black Angus beef and hand-cut fries. Hudson’s on the Bend

3509 RR 620 N. (512) 266 1369 Best handling of wild game in town—delicious quail salad, rattlesnake cakes and grilled venison chops with lobster tail. Hyde Park Bar and Grill

4206 Duval St. (512) 458 3168 4521 West Gate Blvd. (512) 899 2700 A neighborhood scene with fine food and a cool, central bar.

chicken with some surprising twists by Chef James Holmes. Max’s Wine Dive

207 San Jacinto Blvd. (512) 904 0105 Upscale dining meats comfort food. Their motto? “Champagne and Fried Chicken. Why the Hell Not?” Moonshine

303 Red River St. (512) 236 9599 Happy hour specials and fun appetizers, like corn dog shrimp, served on a stick with blueberry honey mus¬tard. Paggi House

200 Lee Barton Dr. (512) 473 3700 Eclectic fine dining in an inviting setting.

J. Black’s Feel Good Lounge

Parkside

Pub fare at its best. Try the Texas Kobe beef sliders and signature thincrust pizzas.

Extensive raw bar and carefully balanced flavors. Try the braised short rib.

Jack Allen’s Kitchen

Roaring Fork

710 W. 6th St. (512) 433 6954

7720 Hwy. 71 W. (512) 852 8558 Country favorites but with a twist from Chef Jack Gilmore. Leaf

419 W. 2nd St. (512) 474 LEAF Countless variations on wonderfully fresh, madeto-order salads with homemade dressings. Lucy’s Fried Chicken

2218 College Ave. (512) 297 2423 Enjoy classic fried

301 E. 6th St. (512) 474 9898

701 Congress Ave. (512) 583 0000 10850 Stonelake Blvd. (512) 342 2700

The Range Golf Center & Sports Bar

10910 Domain Dr.

A unique fine dining experience, coupled with cutting-edge, highdefinition golf simulators. THREE LITTLE PIGS 1209 Rosewood Ave. (512) 653 5088 Your source for all things pork-centric, from sliders to pulled pork sandwiches. The Woodland

1716 S. Congress Ave. (512) 441 6800 Modern comfort food, made fresh daily in a cozy space. Bottles of wine are half price on Sunday and Monday nights. YELLOW JACKET SOCIAL CLUB 1704 E. 5th St. (512) 480 9572 Step out for a drink and stay for the classic fare, from sandwiches to frittatas.

Asian Bar Chi Sushi

206 Colorado St. (512) 382 5557

The western bistro and “saloon” brings in the crowds for one of the best happy hour deals in town.

An upscale, fanciful sushi bar with a killer seven-day happy hour menu.

Urban An American Grill

3407 Greystone Dr. (512) 343 9307 107 W. 5th St. (512) 637 8888

Urban offers classic comfort food in a modern, sophisti¬cated atmosphere.

Some of the besttraditional Chinese in town. Fast service in the dining room.

11301 Domain Dr. (512) 490 1511

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The Clay Pit

1601 Guadalupe St. (512) 322 5131 Zip in for a buffet-style lunch or settle in for a long dinner of contem¬porary Indian cuisine. East Side King

1016 E. 6th St. 1618 E. 6th St. 1700 E. 6th St. (512) 422 5884

Chefs Paul Qui, Moto Utsonomaya and Ek Timrek offer out-of-thisworld pan-Asian food from three trailers. Elizabeth Street Café

1501 S. 1st St. (512) 291 2881

A colorful, charming

spot on South First. French takes on Vietnamese classics.

Popular downtown spot for some of the best sushi in town.

G’Raj Mahal

Kome

With a cozy covered patio, G’Raj Mahal offers a surprising amount of ambiance for a food trailer.

More than just sushi, this eatery serves up Japanese comfort food, including delicious, homemade ramen.

Imperia

Korea House Restaurant & Sushi Bar

91 Red River St. (512) 480 2255

310 Colorado St. (512) 472 6770 A Warehouse District highlight. Delectable Peking Duck and memorable specialty cock¬tails. Kenichi

4917 Airport Blvd. (512) 712 5700

Koriente

621 E. 7th St. (512) 275 0852 Healthy, tasty Korean options like bulgogi and curry dishes all served up by the friendly staff.

Mizu Prime Steak & Sushi

3001 RR. 620 S. (512) 263 2801

RAMEN TATSU-YA

8557 Research Blvd. Ste. 126

A blend of both traditional and contemporary takes on Japanese cuisine.

Japanese comfort at its finest in Austin’s first brick and mortar, ramencentric eatery.

Maiko

Musashino

Satay

Maiko offers both classic sushi choices and original creations like misomarinat¬ed black cod.

The locally famed Musashino is where diehard sushi lov¬ers flock when they crave near perfection.

Noodles, curry, stir fry, dumplings. Try the Miang Khum.

Piranha Killer Sushi

7858 Shoal Creek Blvd. (512) 302 4600

311 W. 6th St. (512) 236 9888

2700 W. Anderson Ln., Ste. 501 (512) 458 2477

Mikado

Grab a four-top and cook your own bulgogi in the middle of the table.

Enjoy robata (Japanese tapas) grilled before you, and lovely entrees of sea bass and duckling all day long.

419 Colorado St. (512) 320 8883

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3407 Greystone Dr. (512) 795 8593

207 San Jacinto Blvd. (512) 473 8775

An oasis of calm and cool in the Warehouse District. Mod¬ern sushi with fresh dishes and fun drinks.

3202 W. Anderson Ln. (512) 467 6731

Suzi’s China Grill & Sushi Bar

Flavorful dishes like eggplant with garlic sauce or shrimp with lemongrass.

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Thai Passion

Barbecue

620 Congress Ave. (512) 472 1244 Menu speaks mostly of Northeastern Thailand, mod¬erately priced.

Blue Ribbon Barbecue

Tomodachi Sushi

Three generations of Texas BBQ. Don’t leave without trying the banana pudding!

4101 W. Parmer Ln. (512) 821 9472 Innovative Japanese cuisine with spunk. Signature rolls include “Who’s Your Daddy?” and “Ex- Girlfriend.” T & S Seafood

10014 N. Lamar Blvd. (512) 339 8434 From the Dim Sum menu: deli¬cate steamed shrimp dumplings, deepfried egg rolls and more! Uchi

801 S. Lamar Blvd. (512) 916 4808 James Beard Winner Chef Tyson Cole has created an inventive menu that puts Uchi foremost among sushi spots in Austin

This funky minimartcafé satisfies keeps Austin weird with off beat décor, copious beer and cheap, tasty food.

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Bacon

Serves up some of the best ribs, brisket, and sausage in the state.

At Bacon, the eponymous ingredient is more than a breakfast side dish: it’s the star of the show.

18001 FM 1826 (512) 858 4959

Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew

A busy, casual spot on the way to the lake. The barbe¬cue turkey is tender, and the beans are out of this world.

Slow-smoked classic BBQ and local craft brew in a nostalgic, 50s-inspired atmosphere. What more can you ask for?

6610 N. Lamar Blvd. (512) 380 9199

Franklin Barbecue

Stubb’s BBQ

Named the Best BBQ in America by Bon Appetit, Franklin serves up Meyer’s all natu¬ral angus brisket.

Known for its music scene as much as its barbecue, which is traditional and satisfying.

3412 N. I-35 (512) 653 1187

No frills: grab your beer from the ice bucket and get ready for some traditional dripping ribs.

The sensational sister creation of Uchi, helped by Top Chef Paul Qui. Try the bacon tataki!

Long-time campus-area staple.

Austin’s favorite cake balls have a brick-andmortar home, complete with a European-inspired menu.

512 W. 29th St. (512) 477 2529

5204 FM 2222 (512) 346 3664 6500 W. Bee Cave Rd. (512) 327 1742

100 Red River St. (512) 478 4855

4200 N. Lamar Blvd., #140 (512) 916 4808

1950 S. I-35 (512) 442 5337

County Line

Iron Works BBQ

Uchiko

Whip In Market & Parlour Cafe

120 E. 4th St. (512) 369 3119

Ruby’s BBQ

JMueller BBQ

1502 S. 1st St. (512) 229 7366

BBQ legend John Mueller returns to Austin with some of Texas’ finest, nofrills barbecue. Lamberts

401 W. 2nd St. (512) 494 1500 Not your standard BBQ fare, meats are given an Austin twist, like the ribeye glazed with brown sugar and mustard.

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801 Red River St. (512) 480 8341

Continental Annies Café & Bar

319 Congress Ave. (512) 472 1884

New American cuisine inspired by modern European brasseries. Apothecary Café & Wine Bar

4800 Burnet Rd. (512) 371 1600

Dark wood paneling and an extensive wine and coffee list make Apothecary the perfect place to unwind. Austin Cake Ball Kitchen & Bar

3401 Esperanza Crossing (512) 215 3633

900 W. 10th St. (512) 322 9777

BANGER’S SAUSAGE HOUSE AND BEER GARDEN

79 & 71 Rainey St. (512) 386 1656

Banger’s brings the German beer garden tradition stateside with an array of artisan sausages and over 100 beers on tap. Barley Swine

2024 S. Lamar Blvd. (512) 394 8150 Comfort food doesn’t get much better than the pork- and beercentric gastropub by Chef Bryce Gilmore. BAR MIRABEAU

800 W. 6th St. Ste. 100 (512) 436 9633 Another unique addition to Austin’s dining scene from Chef Parind Vora. A diverse and approachable menu with rice bowls, sandwiches, cioppino and more. Bess Bistro

500 W. 6th St. (512) 477 2377 A French bistro with a southern Cajun flair. Blue Dahlia Bistro 1115 E. 11th St. (512) 542 9542 A European-style bistro on Austin’s eastside.

Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery

7020 Easy Wind Dr. (512) 452 2337

Beer and Texas pub fare in a co-operative community environment BLUE DAHLIA BISTRO

1115 E. 11th St. (512) 542 9542

A European-style bistro on Austin’s eastside with a curated wine list. The Carillon

1900 University Ave. (512) 404 3655 A fine dining spot, featuring New American cuisine with a sophisticated twist. Congress

200 Congress Ave. (512) 827 2760 Flavorful dishes with global inspiration, including bone marrow brulee and hamachi sashimi. Contigo

2027 Anchor Ln. (512) 614 2260 Taking cues from Contigo Ranch, the restaurant offers fresh, quality bar food. Crú Wine Bar

11410 Century Oaks Ter. Ste. 104 (512) 339 9463 238 W. 2nd St. (512) 472 9463 Elegant small plates with over 300 wine selections, perfect for pairing. Driskill Grill

604 Brazos St. (512) 391 7162

A dark intimate feel and rich American culinary experience.

East Side Show Room

1100 E. 6th St. (512) 467 4280

Delicious vintage cocktails in an eccentric space. Enjoy local art, music and cuisine by Paul Hargrove. Easy Tiger

709 E. 6th St. (512) 614 4972 Delicious bake shop upstairs and beer garden downstairs. Enjoy the signature housemade sausages. Fabi + Rosi

509 Hearn St. (512) 236 0642 A husband and wife team cook up European style dishes like pork schnitzel and paella.. FINO Restaurant Patio & Bar

2905 San Gabriel St. (512) 474 2905

Mediterranean bites and plates for sharing. Dine al fresco on the lovely patio. Flip Happy Crepes

400 Josephine St. (512) 552 9034

Housed in a charming vintage trailer, this spot off Barton Springs Road delivers warm crepes to a hungry crowd. Foreign & Domestic

306 E. 53rd St. (512) 459 1010

Husband and wife duo, Ned and Jodi Elliott, whip up innovative cuisine with a nose-totail approach. Green Pastures Restaurant

811 W. Live Oak St. (512) 444 4747


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An Austin ancestral estate open for lunch, dinner, and serving a Sunday brunch buffet. Haddington’s

601 W. 6th St. (512) 992 0204

This gastropub draws from across the Atlantic, offering British-inspired cuisine with a rustic American flare. Hillside FarmAcy

1209 E. 11th St. (512) 628 0168 Part grocery store, part casual eatery, Hillside Farmecy is located in a beautifully restored 50s pharmacy. Jasper’s Gourmet Backyard Cuisine

11506 Century Oaks Ter. Ste. 128 (512) 834 4111 Cuisine inspired by the world and served in a Zen-like interior. Mulberry

360 Nueces St. (512) 320 0297 The coziest of wine bars — try the burger with Gruyère, pancetta and a fried egg. Olivia

2043 S. Lamar Blvd. (512) 804 2700 Mag¬nificent, modern interior by Michael Hsu. Committed to featuring all locally produced foods. RESTAURANT JEZEBEL

800 W. 6th St. Ste. 100 (512) 436 9643

Chef Parind Vora reopened his acclaimed Restaurant Jezebel,

featuring his signature, innovative flavors. Diners can choose from two, sumptuous prix-fixe menus. SALTY SOW

1917 Manor Rd. (512) 391 2337 A late-night, pork-loving dining destination, Salty Sow serves up creative signature drinks, including a BlueberryLemon Thyme Smash. Second

200 Congress Ave. (512) 827 2750 Another venture from Chef David Bull, Second offers a casual bistro experience. Soleil

Uncorked Tasting Room and Wine Bar

900 E. 7th St. (512) 524 2809

Build your own wine flights or choose from the carefully edited list from around the world. Wink

1014 N. Lamar Bvd. (512) 482 8868 The food is fantastic, and portions are meant for tasting, not gobbling. Fresh, local ingredients abound.

French Artisan Bistro

900 RR. 620 S. (512) 263 8728

6550 Comanche Trl. (512) 266 0600

A classic French bistro, wine bar and bakery shop.

Classic Mediterranean fare, overlooking Lake Travis

Chez Nous

The Steeping Room

11410 Century Oaks Ter. Ste. 112 (512) 977 8337 4400 N. Lamar Blvd. Ste. 102 512 467 2663 For tea and a sweet treat or a fresh healthy lunch, the Steeping Room is the perfect place to relax after shopping at the Domain. SWIFT’S ATTIC

315 Congress Ave. (512) 482 8842 Overlooking Congress Avenue, Swift’s Attic draws from global inspirations and serves up inventive cocktails.

510 Neches St. (512) 473 2413 Favorites include veal sweet¬breads and salad Lyonnaise. Start with an assiette de charcuterie. HENRI’S CHEESE & WINE

2026 S. Lamar Blvd. (512) 442 3373 Part charcuterie, cheese and wine shop, Henri’s offers a cozy space to explore new wines or take a bottle home. Hopfields

and charming décor, Justine’s has Austin looking east. Lenoir

1807 S. 1st St. (512) 215 9778 French fare with a global outlook, drawing from the cuisines of India, North Afric Péché

208 W. 4th St. (512) 494 4011 Darling menu of simple French dishes. Duck salad is a standout. Absinthe bar.

Italian 360 Uno Trattoria & Wine Bar

3801 N. Capital of TX. Hwy. (512) 327 4448

Great espresso bar and a mostly Italian wine list complete with an outdoor patio for sipping. Asti Trattoria

408 E. 43rd St. (512) 451 1218

The chic, little Hyde Park trattoria offers delicious Italian cuisine, like saffron risotto with seafood. The Backspace

507 San Jacinto Blvd. (512) 474 9899

A gastropub with French inclinations.

Exquisite pizzas hot out of the wood-fired brick oven straight from Naples and classic antipasti.

Justine’s Brasserie

Botticelli’s

With its French bistro fare, impressive cocktails

An inviting trattoria with warm Tuscan colors.

3110 Guadalupe St. (512) 537 0467

4710 E. 5th St. (512) 385 2900

1321 S. Congress Ave. (512) 916 1315

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Small bar up front and cozy booths in back. Carmelo’s Restaurant

504 E. 5th St. (512) 477 7497

This romantic 19thcentury “railroad house” is perfect for canoodling over cannoli. Don’t miss the old-school pastry cart. Cipollina

1213 W. Lynn St. (512) 477 5211 Mediterranean fare with an Italian accent. Crispy wood-fired pizzas remain the head¬liner,. EAST SIDE PIES 1401 Rosewood Ave. (512) 524 0933 Specialty pies with delicious flavors, from gorgonzola and roasted onions to the infamous Guiche, with goat cheese and spinach. Enoteca

1610 S. Congress Ave. (512) 441 7672 Superb bistro menu with panini, salad, pasta and pizza and handmade pastries.

Mandola’s Italian Market

4700 W. Guadalupe St. (512) 419 9700 Casual Italian fare and a well-stocked gour¬met grocery, alongside a deli, bakery and espresso and gelato bar. NoRTH

11506 Century Oaks Ter., Ste. 124 (512) 339 4440 Guests enjoy modern Italian cuisine in a sleek interior at this Domain standout. Olive & June

3411 Glenview Ave. (512) 467 9898 South Italian cuisine, inspired by Chef Shawn Cirkiel’s family recipes PINTHOUSE PIZZA

4729 Burnet Rd. (512) 436 9605

Wash down a decadent pizza at Pinthouse with one of the restaurant’s 40 craft beers, including a selection brewed on-site. Quattro Gatti Ristorante

908 Congress Ave. (512) 476 3131

4800 Burnet Rd.
(512) 458 1100

An array of mouthwatering Italian dishes, from four-cheese pizza to oven roasted rack of lamb.

Hearty Italian fare with big, bold flavor.

Sagra

Gusto Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar

La Traviata

314 Congress Ave. (512) 479 8131 A long-loved Austin spot for its fine Italian fare. Perfect spaghetti carbonara.

1610 San Antonio St. (512) 535 5988 Wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas are a standout. Cozy atmo¬sphere. Tuesdays are all-you-caneat mussels for $12.

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Siena Ristorante Toscana

6203 Capital of Tx. Hwy. (512) 349 7667 Set in a Tuscan-style villa, Siena captures the essence of its namesake region. SPARTAN PIZZA 1104 E. 6th St. (512) 484 0798 For thin-crust, New York-style aficionados, Spartan is your East Austin go-to.

1201 E. 6th St. (512) 382 1189 13500 Galleria Cir. Ste. 120 (512) 441 9000

Changos Taqueria

3023 Guadalupe St. (512) 480 8226

258 W. 2nd St. (512) 477 1001

Manuel’s casual culinary sibling, Changos offers fresh Tex-Mex on the go.

Taverna’s menu boasts sophisticated salads, pastas, pizzas and trademark risottos.

Estâncía Churrascaria

Trattoria Lisina

10000 Research Blvd. (512) 345 5600

13308 FM 150 W. Driftwood, TX. (512) 894 3111

Nestled in the Mandola Estate Winery in Driftwood. Expect hearty portions of rustic Italian food. Trento

Experience the flavors of Southern Brazil with savory meats sliced from skewer to plate Fogo de Chao

309 E. 3rd St. (512) 472 0220

Brazilian churrascaria steakhouse — perfect for adventurous meat lovers!

3600 N. Capital of Texas Hwy. (512) 328 7555 This Westlake restaurant offers fresh, classic fare with a modern twist Vespaio

1610 S. Congress Ave. (512) 441 6100 Daily rotating menus offer the best of the season and the freshest from Vespaio’s bountiful garden. VIA 313 PIZZA 1111-B E. 6th St. (512) 939 1927 Deep-dish, Chicago-style pizza—perfect for a late night out. FORMULA 1 Special Edition

Buenos Aires Café

Argentinean specialties like meat sandwiches on baguettes, empanadas and tasty pastries.

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Sao Paulo’s

2809 San Jacinto (512) 473 9988 Award-winning restaurant inspired by regions of Brazil plus local Tex-Mex favorites. Zocalo Cafe

1110 W. Lynn St. (512) 472 8226 A break from typical Tex-Mex with the refreshingly light fare at this slice of Mexico City

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Lunch Spots Baguette et Chocolat

12101 Bee Cave Rd. (512) 263 8388 Authentic French bakery and fine pastry in Austin! Delicious Nutella Crepes and Croissants. The Counter Café

626 N. Lamar Blvd. (512) 708 8800

This breakfast and lunchtime favorite serves up organic and local fare. FoodHeads

616 W. 34th St. (512) 420 8400 Fresh, inspired sandwiches, soups and salads in a charming, refashioned cottage. Fricano’s Deli 2405 Nueces St. (512) 482 3322 Award-winning sandwiches made with fresh meats and locallybaked bread. Try the Italian Club. Jo’s Coffee

242 W. 2nd St. (512) 469 9003 1300 S. Congress Ave. (512) 444 3800 An Austin institution serving up fresh sandwiches and an extensive coffee menu La Boite Café

1700 S. Lamar Blvd. 1006 Congress Ave. (512) 377 6198 French bakery staples, from brioche and croissants to pain au lait.

Noble Pig

Curra’s Grill

Gourmet sandwiches with a commitment to scratch cooking and sustainable ingredients.

Delicious interior Mexican food in a casual environment.

Walton’s Fancy and Staple

1025 Barton Springs Rd. (512) 609 8923

11815 620 N. (512) 382 6248

609 W. 6th St. (512) 542 3380

Part deli, bakery, café and flower shop. Don’t miss the Honey-Almond Bee Cake.

Mexican

614 E. Oltorf St. (512) 444 0012

El Alma

Chef-driven, authentic Mexican cuisine. El Chile Café y Cantina

1809 Manor Rd. (512) 457 9900 An intersection of Tex-Mex and interior Mexican cuisine.

Azul Tequila

El Chilito

An ex¬quisite variety of South Central Mexican fare, including the famous Chile Rellano en Crema.

Little bro to El Chile, El Chilito offers a pareddown menu of made-toorder items.

4211 S. Lamar Blvd. (512) 416 9667

2225 Manor Rd. (512) 382 3797

Cantina Laredo

EL NARANJO

Authentic Mexican food. For the guacamole starter, we licked the bowl clean.

Iliana de la Vega and Ernesto Torrealba, the husband and wife team behind El Naranjo, serve up authentic cuisine from Mexico’s interior.

201 W. 3rd St. (512) 542 9670

Chuy’s

1728 Barton Springs Rd. (512) 474 4452 10520 N. Lamar Blvd. (512) 836 3218 4301 William Cannon Dr. (512) 899 2489 Often a long wait for this beloved, packed cantina. The pillowy, fried flautas are the best in town. Corazon at Castle Hill

1101 W. 5th St. (512) 476 0728

Inspired by kitchens across Central Mexico.

85 Rainey St. (512) 474 2776

El Sol y La Luna

600 E. 6th St. (512) 444 7770

Quintessential Austin. Great migas and fresh juices. Fonda San Miguel

2330 W. N. Loop Blvd. (512) 459 4121

Savor slow-grilled Peeler Farms chicken from this colorful drive-through eatery, alongside fresh salsas, salads, tortillas and homemade ice creams. Garrido’s

360 Nueces St. (512) 320 8226 A flavorful modern Mexican menu inspired by the kitchen of Chef Garrido’s grandmother. iguana grill

2900 Ranch Road 620 (512) 266 8439 Overlooking beautiful Lake Travis, the sunset view is must-see while enjoying delicious upscale Mexican food and drinks. Güero’s Taco Bar

1412 S. Congress Ave. (512) 447 7688

No frills tacos. Try the Queso Flameado with chorizo and jalapeños. La Condesa

400-A W. 2nd St. (512) 499 0300 Delectable cocktails and tasty tacos inspired by the hip and bohemian Condesa ‘hood in Mexico City. Maudie’s Cafe

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Five locations delivering solid Tex-Mex in a fun, laid-back atmosphere. Manuel’s

An Austin institution for over 30 years, Delicious interior Mexican menu.

310 Congress Ave. (512) 472 7555 10201 Jollyville Rd. (512) 345 1042

FRESA’S CHICKEN AL CARBON

Not your usual Tex-Mex. The chile relleno bursts with shredded pork and walnut cream sauce.

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Matt’s El Rancho

Great selection of specialty riffs on TexMex tacos. Cool off with a homemade agua fresca.

2613 S. Lamar Blvd. (512) 462 9333 After 55 years, this Austin classic is still going strong. Start with the Bob Armstrong Dip.

1501 E. 6th St. (512) 479 0097

Family-run institution on the East Side with a loyal follow¬ing.

Vivo

2015 Manor Rd. (512) 482 0300

Polvo’s

Fresh plates with a lighter hand.

2004 S. 1st St. (512) 441 5446 Between the salsa bar, patio seating, and delicious mar¬garitas, this is one of Austin’s beloved Tex-Mex icons. Sago Modern Mexican

4600 W. Guadalupe St. (512) 452 0300 Sago’s interiors are sleek and modern but also warm and inviting. The salsas, made each morning with fresh produce, are some of the best in town. Santa Rita Tex-Mex Cantina

1206 W. 38th St. (512) 419 7482 5900 W. Slaughter Ln. Ste. 550 (512) 288 5100

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Seafood Café Josie

1200-B W. 6th St. (513) 322 9226 Tropic-inspired seafood dishes in a vibrant, colorful interior. CLARK’S OYSTER BAR

1200 W. 6th St. (512) 297 2525 Larry McGuire’s latest venture offers an extensive caviar and oyster menu—a refreshing indulgence on Sixth Street. Eddie V’s Prime Seafood

Not the typical Tex-Mex. Bright interiors, attentive service, and solid menu offerings.

12001 Burnet Rd. (512) 339 1700 4200 N. Lamar Blvd. (512) 419 1900 1500 Spyglass Dr. (512) 732 0303

1411 E. 7th St. (512) 628 4466 Bold, authentic flavors with ingredients imported straight from Mexico.

Nuevo León

TacoDeli

Takoba

9400 Arboretum Blvd. (512) 342 2642 301 E. 5th St. (512) 472 1860 Though known for fresh seafood, Eddie V’s prime steaks are some of the best in town. Perla’s

1400 S. Congress Ave. (512) 291 7300 Great selection of oysters, clever cocktails, and one tribeza.com

of the freshest options for seafood in town. Quality Seafood

5621 Airport Blvd. (512) 454 5828

Austin’s premier retail seafood market, offering the freshest catch. Truluck’s

400 Colorado St. (512) 482 9000 10225 Research Blvd. (512) 794 8300 Seafood and steak lovers alike will love the weekly-rotating chefinspired menu.

Southwestern Ranch 616

616 Nueces St. (512) 479 7616 Chef Kevin Williamson deliv¬ers on fresh seafood with a lively atmosphere. Red’s Porch

3508 S. Lamar Blvd (512) 440 7337 Unique Tex-Mex, Cajun and southwestern cuisine on a sprawling, scenic porch. South Congress Cafe

1600 S. Congress Ave. (512) 447 3905 This SoCo staple draws quite a weekend crowd with its classic brunch fare. Tacos and Tequila

507 Pressler St. (512) 436 8226

Chef Alma Alcocer is serving up a taste of the Southwest in this modern, industrial space.

Z’Tejas Grill

1110 W. 6th St. (512) 478 5355 9400-A Arboretum Blvd. (512) 346 3506 Austinites wait hours to get into either the funkier downtown locale or the northern spot.

Steak III Forks

111 Lavaca St. (512) 474 1776 Traditional steakhouse menu with seafood choices and lob¬ster tails. Austin Land & Cattle Co.

1205 N. Lamar Blvd. (512) 472 1813 This Austin favorite boasts an impressive wine list to pair with sophisticated entress. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

320 E. 2nd St. (512) 457 1500 11600 Century Oaks Ter. Ste. 140 (512) 835 9463

Excellent food, stellar wines, pleasant atmosphere and polished staff. Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille

114 W. 7th St. Ste. 110 (512) 474 6300

Start with the escargot or a lump crab cake. The main event, the steaks, could not be better. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

107 W. 6th St. (512) 477 7884

The USDA Prime Steaks seared to perfection and topped with fresh butter are the ultimate. Sullivan’s Steakhouse

300 Colorado St. (512) 495 6504 Steak and potatoes. Music at the Ringside. TRIO

98 San Jacinto Blvd. (512) 685 8300 Overlooking Lady Bird Lake in the Four Seasons Hotel — clever dishes, with prime steak and seafood offerings.

Vegetarian Beets Café

1611 West 5th Street #165 (512) 477-2338 Enjoy delicious food, packed with nutrition and flavor. The Asian Style Noodle Salad is a must! Casa de Luz

1701 Toomey Rd. (512) 476 2535 Take yoga or tai chi classes before or after dining at this macrobiotic joint. Mother’s Cafe & Garden

4215 Duval St. (512) 451 3994

Everything beyond the garden variety, from veggie burgers to lasagna. To submit a restaurant for inclusion in the TRIBEZA dining guide, or to submit corrections, please contact us by email at editorial@ tribeza.com.


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