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Local band Los Coast channels rock legends in a karaoke fashion shoot.

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POWER TO THE PARTY From Elton John in the living room to redesigned airplane hangars, Austin’s party cognoscenti divulge their most over-the-top events.

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THE ISSUE hen it comes to nightlife and me, an evening of revelry on the town sometimes leaves me feeling a bit out of my skin. Post-babies,

I Goodwilled my bandage dress. I swapped my stilettos for kitten heels right about the time I realized that, with a few Sharpie lines drawn on my kneecaps, a Shar-Pei emerged. With dance moves that some generously described as quixotic (no kin to exotic, unfortunately), Netflix came close to being the new plus-one. Perhaps it was the collision of Puritan and Catholic backgrounds that had me calling in the cool: Can you party with a purpose and avoid a confessional? Not long ago I tagged along with a friend to a dinner on the lawn at Laguna Gloria. It was my first evening out after a heady succession of life shifts. Being immersed in a party scene after being out of it for awhile felt familiar. It reminded me of when I returned to college, having been in the work world for two years. I had savored the blissful numbness of nights out with friends to ease the pressures of grades, social or otherwise. Initially, at Laguna Gloria, I found myself clinically observing social interactions. My conversation chops needed a little oiling. As the night unfolded, however, the richness of the setting and the company of interesting, open, fun people heightened the sense of being alive. That … that, I realized, is the power of the night. The communal experience of getting together with others — engaged in the moment, losing thoughts of responsibilities, kids,

Bill Wise is a familiar face on TV, web and film. You may have seen this veteran Austin actor as Uncle Stevie in “Boyhood” or the hilarious web series Master Class. Bill brought his ad-lib genius as an honorary Tribezan to a video version of this month’s feature LateNight Eats. Interviewing drive-thru customers between fast-food bites, there were some laughter-induced, milkshake-through-the-nostril moments. Check it out at tribeza.com.

parents, illnesses, global and local conflicts. Enjoying things that are much closer to primal, than pressing, on the life scale. And Austin abounds with those opportunities. This issue is packed with nocturnal adventures for you to discover, cocktails to quaff and characters you may meet out on our town. We explored the edges of Austin, north and south, uncovering new nightclub scenes. We gleaned insights on the local dating scene with a queen from the Bumble hive. What to wear? We’ve got fashion notes from a karaoke bar, modeled by the local band Los Coast. We came between people and their late-night chow at three popular drivethru restaurants to find out how they spent their evenings. Finally, we plopped down at a new brunch spot ideal for eating/drinking your way to the sun-shades-no-longerneeded side of a hangover. Nightlife can be demanding. But relax. There’s no velvet rope wrangling required to enter the party on these pages … Here’s to taking back the night,

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Martha Reyna joins Tribeza as our new Art Director this month. We love that she loves all things creative — her chops don’t stop at magazine and web design. In her spare time, this original valley girl (a McAllen native), DJ’s at places like Spider House, gets around Austin on her vintage scooter, hosts dance parties and enjoys the hunt for vintage clothes and vinyl records.


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The festival celebrated its 10th decade at the Carver Museum and Library on June 25. YA author Sharon G. Flake held the keynote speech. The festival also facilitated rousing discussions of “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates and the impact of Beyonce’s visual album “Lemonade.”

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African-American Book Festival: 1. Lise Ragbir & Tamaria Kai Perry 2. Dominique Williams, Gerry Tucker & Maya Smart 3. Brenda Kelley & Yvonne Massey Davis 4. Sharon G. Flake & Rosalind Oliphant  WLT Keynote: 5. Mily English-Medley & Elise Hardenburger 6. Katie Hollister & Noelle O'Donnell 7. Allison Hunter & Beejoli Shah

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PECHAKUCHA NIGHTS On June 8, several hundred people gathered in the Pure Austin Speed Shop on Pressler for the most recent iteration of PechaKucha. Together with Art Alliance Austin, the PK organizers presented the Austin edition of “PechaKucha Night,” a controlled creative convergence — where architects, artists, musicians, performers, idea activists and designers met to showcase their work in a very unique, highenergy format.

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LIFE BY Nightlight by Kristin Armstrong I L LU S T R AT ION B Y J OY G A L L AG H E R

IT’S HARD TO REMEMBER nightlife before

children, since I have been a mom now for almost 17 years. Nightlife with an infant is altered through the lens of memory. What seemed tiring at the time now glows with bliss and a vision of my son’s face softly lit by nightlight. I remember the way his lips pursed like a kiss and his eyelids fluttered in his sleep. I could have placed him gently back in his crib, but instead I rocked him in a denim blue Pottery Barn chair, mesmerized by his very existence and the fact that God entrusted something as awesome as life to someone as ordinary as me. Nightlife with toddler twin girls is marked by the memory of the fateful day when they discovered they could escape from their cribs. I was asleep in the middle of the night when suddenly I felt a damp, hot, raspy breath on my cheek. “MOMMY! I awake!” Grace’s toothy grin with its single cavernous dimple, illuminated by the alarm clock light, hovered an inch from my face. I sat bolt upright and screamed, scaring us all. Life as I knew it was over. They could escape! The next day I called my best friend in tears, lamenting my life, thinking I would never, ever sleep again. Nightlife with a sick kid entails making a pillow pallet on the bathroom floor, a sleepy semi-consciousness

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telltale groan, rubbing the back of the precious

who have an early morning game or practice.

of stepped-on toes and sweaty palms, fumbling

person with their head in the toilet. Wringing

Bedheads, bacon frying and shirtless boys

to find the rhythm and learning how to hold

cold washcloths to rest on fevered foreheads.

stuffing their faces with cinnamon rolls. The

each other just right — not too tight and not too

Delivering

loose.

crackers.

unending requests for money for Texas Honey

Eventually falling asleep in a hot tangle of

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limbs on cool tile. Savoring the weary pleasure

full house and a full life.

of knowing you are doing exactly what you are supposed to be doing.

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We raise these chicks to leave the nest. The best nest of all is the one high enough to have a

These years fly fast. Everyone warns me to

view, low enough to be safe, big enough to hold

enjoy, enjoy, enjoy it now before it’s gone. I find

a lifetime of love, small enough to want to leave,

Nightlife with a teenager means waking

it hard to believe that my own baby girls are

strong enough to support you when you launch

up and waiting up. Stalking them on Find my

entering high school. A mere few years from

and soft enough to sometimes draw you back

Friends, praying to God they are safe. Learning

now my nightlife will change as quickly and

home.

when to have an eagle eye and when to turn a

dramatically as it did 18 years prior. I may be

blind eye. The splashing, screaming sounds

well-rested and my house will likely be tidy, but

of football players cannonballing into the

I know I will ache for the clutter and chaos.

pool. Hollering to turn the music down. Girls

This month of August brings big transitions

shrieking and giggling in the kitchen, baking

for Mama Bears everywhere. Big kids off to

something in the middle of the night and

college. Medium kids returning to school. Little

leaving the kitchen an unholy mess. Wads of

tots starting kindergarten. There are routines

wet pool towels and puddled footprints across

to revise, relationships to reconnect, identities

the floor. The glow of screens and hushed voices

to reconsider and careers to resurrect. Quiet

Facetiming until the wee hours. Who the hell

hours to fill. Cracked hearts to spackle. There

ordered Favor? Stepping around blanketed

is no training protocol for Loving and Letting

bodies sleeping on the floor, waking up the ones

Go. It is a delicate, awkward dance with plenty

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wide release (after premiering at SXSW this spring). The documentary’s writer/director is Steve Mims, an award-winning Austin filmmaker and adjunct lecturer in the department of Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas. His 2011 documentary, co-directed with Joe Bailey, Jr., "Incendiary: The Willingham Case," was hailed by The Washington Post as "nonfiction filmmaking at its most classic." "Starving the Beast" producer Bill Banowsky is the founder of Violet Crown Cinema. Previously, Banowsky founded Magnolia Pictures (later sold to Mark Cuban) and served as CEO of Landmark Theatres. While "Incendiary" asks agonizing questions about the death penalty, Mims' and Banowsky's new documentary examines a fraught power struggle over publicly-funded higher education. What motivated you to make a film about a topic so complex and not necessarily on everyone's radar?

Mims: This ongoing debate may be top-of-mind for only a few, but the consequences have the potential to affect many, and for years to come. Really, it started because Bill and I would talk about the news and what was happening at the State Capitol with proposed reforms at Texas A&M and UT. The contemporary story people hear is about student debt, but if you back up, you see a bigger story. Over 35 years, state funding for higher education has dropped from about 60 percent


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in 1980 to about 12 percent today. It's reached

education as fundamental. For well over 100

passionate about what they believe and they

a tipping point. When we started researching

years, public funding to state schools has been

want people to be aware of their views. We went

the changes being enacted in Texas and who

viewed as one of the most valuable investments

to great pains to let each one know that what

was behind them, we realized that Texas wasn't

a state can make in its people and its future. The

they said would be complete and not taken out

unique — the same thing was happening in

market-oriented think tanks who see students

of context. Our goal was to present interviews

Virginia, Louisiana, Wisconsin, North Carolina

as "customers" simply look at the "market

showing a wide range of opinions and let people

and moving into other states, too. We found the

value" of a degree as it relates to existing jobs

come to their own conclusions.

same basic philosophical shift and even the same

in the economy. Teaching and research would

cast of characters behind it.

be separated, meaning research dollars would move from the public sector — where everyone

In a CliffsNotes version, what's the source

benefits — over to the private sector. And the

The film is set for release in select markets across the country (including Austin) after Labor Day, but you've screened it at six

university campuses already. How has it

of all the controversy?

cost of a degree would be borne almost solely

Banowsky: At the heart is a new approach to

by the student "customer." That creates a huge

funding public universities, one that's based

accessibility problem. This may be the scariest

Banowsky: The response has been great. It's

on the concept of "disruptive innovation."

part. Public universities exist to educate the

generated a lot of discussion, not just among

It's an idea commonplace in Silicon Valley

masses, not the few. The wealthy will always be

faculty and students. Alumni have very strong

and favored by free-market think tanks and

able to afford an elite level of higher ed at private

feelings about what happens at their universities,

government reformers. Basically, they look at

universities. But finding the next great public

as do the communities around the schools. Since

public universities like businesses, students like

leaders from the other side of the tracks? That'll

the initial screenings, about 200 universities have

customers and a degree like a product. That's

be very unlikely if this trend of defunding state

contacted us about bringing the film to their area.

how they want states to look it, too, which is a

universities continues.

Mims: I think the response has been so positive

far cry from the way public universities were first

Mims: It really goes back to Jefferson, to

because the topic is relevant to current events,

envisioned — as integral to the greater good of

Lincoln and the ideal of what America stands

to things people are talking about today like the

the country.

for. I think most people care about that. The

role of government in education. I also think it

footage of James Carville speaking at LSU's 2015

speaks to people at an unconscious level in terms

commencement spells out the historical aspect of

of what a fundamental change like this can mean.

the debate pretty clearly.

Just like university budgets, state budgets across

How do you craft a documentary that

will grab viewers in an era of Hollywood blockbusters?

Mims: I'm definitely aware of how hard it can be to generate interest in documentaries. This isn't exactly the feel-good movie of the year. But [when] you present facts that are surprising, sometimes shocking, you get great interviews, and people will be interested. You also have to maintain a sense of humor.

been received so far?

the country are very uncertain and the stakes are Speaking of James Carville, the film has

high. This is a story that's definitely not finished

interviews with people at the highest level

and no one really knows how it'll end.

former UT President Bill Powers and UT

With this film in the can, what's your next

most frequently in the headlines. How'd

Mims: After logging over three and a half years

on both sides of the argument, including Regent Wallace Hall, whose names were

you achieve that balance and get them all to

project?

on this project, we’re considering new projects the

Banowsky: As a distributor and cinema operator

speak with you?

way an old married couple considers another child

I can tell you just getting people off the couch

Mims: This is not a black and white issue. What's

— with equal amounts affection and trepidation.

to come see any movie can be a challenge. The

going on is a big, complicated story that hasn't

Banowsky: That is to say … of course we’re

truth of the matter is this power struggle will

been told like this, with so many dots connected.

working on something.

affect everyone because it's a radical move away

We spoke with brilliant people on both sides

from seeing accessible, first-class public higher

in order to present a balanced look. They're all tribeza.com

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Get a dose of time travel from the comfort of your own car. On late summer nights, roll in to Josh Frank’s Blue Starlite DriveIn for some 1950s-style movie viewing.

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through vintage speakers and snacking on hot dogs and popcorn. Who needs Netflix? For more information, visit bluestarlitedrivein.com.

POETRY IN MOTION When it comes to live event entertainment, one typically thinks of DJs or musicians or comedians … but writers? Enter Typewriter Rodeo, a group founded by four writers who tap out spontaneous poems on vintage typewriters, to the delight of event guests. “Sometimes people know exactly what they want a poem about and come up and say ‘give me a poem about frogs’ immediately,” David Fruchter says. With a few other details and a handful of minutes, Fruchter or one of the clan — Jodi Egerton, Kari Anne Roy and Sean Petrie — type up a one-of-a-kind poem. “This is the only version of this poem that exists and they have it in their hands,” Fruchter says. “I definitely think that’s part of the appeal.” Since debuting at the Maker Faire Austin in 2013, the group has been slinging its sonnets, haikus and verses at events all over, from SXSW to the Nantucket Book Festival to the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. This rodeo rhymes with delight. For more information, visit typewriterrodeo.com.

OH H E AV E N S The stars at night are big and bright, and deep in the heart of Texas you can check them out at the Austin Astronomical Society’s regular stargazing parties. Once a month the society opens the Eagle Eye Observatory at the Canyon of the Eagles, about an hour and a half northwest of Austin, for public viewing of the cosmos. For more information, visit austinastro.org.

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Give your brain a boost after dark with two events designed to appeal to the intellectual in all of us. On the second Wednesday of the month, the North Door plays host to Nerd Nite, a series of lectures that dive deep into a wide range of topics, from cults to genetic modification to Turkish cinema. A newcomer to the North Door, the One Page Salon invites an array of Austin writers to share a single page of their work at a live monthly reading. Hosted by Master Pancake performer and “Everyone Says That at the End of the World” author Owen Egerton, the salons are the place to spot local literary rising stars.

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PICTURE-PERFECT PADDLE If you’re looking to capture an Instagram-worthy skyline, the best place may be from a kayak on Lady Bird Lake. On full moon nights, Rowing Dock rents kayaks and canoes until 9 p.m. A few times a month

MOTOWN MONDAYS The Highball 1120 S. Lamar Blvd.

SENSUAL TUESDAYS BACHATA, SALSA, KOZOMBA Esquina Tango 209 Pedernales St.

THURSDAYS AT THE FED SWING, BALBOA, BLUES Texas Federation of Women’s Club 2312 San Gabriel St.

CODE BLUE FRIDAY NIGHT BLUES Go Dance North 2525 W. Anderson Lane

SATURDAY NIGHT TWO-STEPPING The White Horse 500 Comal St.

SALSA SUNDAYS One 2 One Bar 1509 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 600

you can also join their Bat Paddle, which charts a four-mile round-trip course beneath the Congress Avenue Bridge to see Austin’s favorite creatures of the night. For more information, visit rowingdock. com/happenings.

“I’m a live painter in addition to being a musician, and that’s why I had this idea and wanted to do it,” Michael Garfield explains. Inspired by years of creating art at music festivals, in March 2016 Garfield launched Paint Jam, a monthly night of

The event invites visual artists to bring their own supplies and set to work — DR AW I NG I N S P I R AT IONpainting, sketching, doing blind contour drawing, creating digital art on tablets — while musicians provide a live backing soundtrack. The result is a room full of creative energy. “The inspiration’s flowing every direction,” Garfield says. The night also aims to be a space where creative folks of all ages can meet and learn from each other. “It’s like we’re going to all get together and participate in the emergence of something mysterious and wonderful,” Garfield says. Get inspired at the next Paint Jam Sunday, Aug. 7. For more information, visit facebook.com/ paintjamatx.

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artistic collaboration at Empire Control Room.


Arts +

HAPPENINGS W H E R E T O G O A N D W H AT TO D O I N AU G U S T Singer-songwriter Hayes Carll, August's Music Pick, will play at Gruene Hall this month. PHOTO COURTESTY OF MIKE CROWLEY

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August 1 Mohawk

BRING YOUR OWN VINYL NIGHT

Tuesdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 The Wheel BLUES ON THE GREEN

August 3 Zilker Park

ALL HAIL THE YETI

August 3 Dirty Dog Bar

311 & SUBLIME WITH ROME SUMMER TOUR

August 5 Austin360 Amphitheater DIXIE CHICKS

August 7 Austin360 Amphitheater FRANKIE VALLIE & THE FOUR SEASONS

August 11 Bass Concert Hall

HANK WILLIAMS, JR. & CHRIS STAPLETON

August 13 Austin360 Amphitheater

DEF LEPPARD W/ REO SPEEDWAGON & TESLACONCERT

STAR WARS MARATHON: THE RETURN OF THE TRILOGY

OMARA PORTUONDO & ELIADES OCHOA

THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH: 60TH ANNIVERSARY

OUTCRY SUMMER 2016 TOUR

FRIDAY NIGHT FLIX: GOONIES

August 19 Austin360 Amphitheater

August 19 ACL Live

August 20 H-E-B Center at Cedar Park SAWYER FREDERICKS

August 20 The Long Center

SNOOP DOGG & WIZ KHALIFA W/ KEVIN GATES, JHENE AIKO, CASEY VEGGIES & DJ DRAMA

August 21 Austin360 Amphitheater ALICE COOPER

August 21 Moody Theater

August 25 ACL Live

August 19 Lone Star Court

CAPITAL CITY BLACK FILM FESTIVAL

August 25-28 Austin Convention Center

PARAMOUNT CLASSIC FILM SERIES: LAWRENCE OF ARABIA

August 27 The Paramount & Stateside Theatre

PARAMOUNT CLASSIC FILM SERIES: SOME LIKE IT HOT

August 30 The Paramount & Stateside Theatre

FILM SOUND & CINEMA: LABYRINTH

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THE MEASURE OF A MAN August 10 Austin Film Society Cinema VIDEO DANCE PARTY: 90’S August 12 The Highball

August 12-14, 19-21 TexARTS Kam & James Morris Theatre

COMEDY KICK BUTT COMEDY OPEN MIC

Wednesdays, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Kick Butt Coffee

SHANE MAUSS W/ DUNCAN CARSON

August 3-6 Cap City Comedy Club

NATE BARGATZE W/ JOE HAFKEY

August 10-13 Cap City Comedy Club EMMA ARNOLD

August 12-13 The Velveeta Room

August 13 The Hideout TOMMY DAVIDSON

SUMMER STOCK AUSTIN: CARNIVAL

PAULA POUNDSTONE

BUYER AND CELLAR

JAKE JOHANNSEN W/ ABBY ROSENQUIST

August 3-4, 6-7, 9, 11-13 The Long Center

August 3-7, 10-147 ZACH Theatre GOOD FIGHT

August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 The New Movement Theater

August 4-6, 11-13 Zilker Hillside Theater

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THE ADDAMS FAMILY August 1, 5, 6, 7, 10, 12, 13 Rollins Studio Theater

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August 10 The Long Center

August 15 Mohawk

August 17 The Paramount and Stateside Theater

LYLE LOVETT AND HIS LARGE BAND

ZAC BROWN BAND

August 14 Austin360 Amphitheater

August 13 The Long Center

THE STEADFAST TIN SOLDIER

August 18-20 Cap City Comedy Club

August 20 One World Theatre

August 24-27 Cap City Comedy Club

THROWING SHADE PODCAST LIVE August 25 Stateside at the Paramount


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OUT OF BOUNDS COMEDY FESTIVAL August 30-September 5 Various locations

CHILDREN KIDS’ CAMP: TASTES AROUND THE WORLD August 1 Central Market Cooking School DESIGN-A-DINO COLORING CONTEST August 1-5 Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary AUSTIN HUMANE SOCIETY SUMMER KIDS SERIES August 2 and 20 Austin Humane Society INTERNATIONAL SAILOR MOON DAY August 6 The Highball AUSTIN DUCK DERBY August 6 Ann Richards Congress Avenue Bridge

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AUSTIN ICE CREAM FESTIVAL August 13 Fiesta Gardens BABY BLOOMERS ALL AROUND AUSTIN August 13 Mount Bonnell and Mayfield Park EXPRESS VS. SKY SOX: H-E-B KIDS DAY August 21 Dell Diamond LAKE TRAVIS HOT AIR BALLOON FLYOVER August 6 Mansfield Dam Park

OTHER AUSTIN BOLLYWOOD DAY August 6 Texas State Capitol PINTS AND POSES August 8 Hyatt Regency Downtown Austin SHACK, TRACK AND FIELD August 9 Shake Shack FITTIPALDI EXOTIC DRIVING August 19-20 Driveway Austin Motorsports LONE STAR GOURD FESTIVAL August 19-21 New Braunfels SIXTH ANNUAL QUESOFF August 20 Mohawk ICE BALL GALA 2016 August 20 Hyatt Regency Downtown Austin BAT FEST August 20 Congress Ave Bridge OLD GRUENE MARKET DAYS August 20-21 Gruene Historic District AUSTIN PET EXPO August 20-21 Palmer Events Center AUSTIN CHRONICLE HOT SAUCE FESTIVAL August 21 Fiesta Gardens

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Gruene Hall New Braunfels, TX A U G . 19 & 2 0

The oldest dance hall in Texas will host a touted veteran of the Texas music scene for two nights this month. Hayes Carll was voted Best New Artist in 2002 by The Houston Post and has since released four albums. Under the wing of Ray Wylie Hubbard, Carll has toured tirelessly, playing nearly 200 dates a year. Sarcastic, insightful and unapologetic, Carll is not afraid to speak his mind. The Austin-based singer-songwriter has developed his own voice over the past decade and rather than focus on whiskey and women, he writes country tunes that range in theme from political hypocrisy to personal Christmas fails. You may have heard his latest single, “Sake of the Song,” on the KUTX radio airwaves: “ Yeah, hitchhike and bus ride and rental car, living rooms, coffee house and rundown bars; ten thousand people or alone under the stars, all for the sake of the song.” Watching Carll onstage is a rollercoaster ride: one minute you're in deep thought, contemplating the meaning behind a particular line you just can't shake, the next you're laughing like a kid at a dumb joke he cracked in between songs. Whether it is his poignant lyrics or witty banter, Hayes Carll will get smiles cracking, toes tapping and you might just walk away with a little more wisdom in your pocket (or at least a new catchphrase). tribeza.com

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LIVE SNAKES By Nashwa Bawab

Photo Méthode Gallery 2832 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #107 J U LY 1 3 – A U G . 2 6

Peter Brown Leighton’s photos arrest the viewer like a Flannery O’Connor short story. A woman in curlers, holding a miffed Chihuahua, stares provocatively from the couch. A man in coveralls proudly displays a taxidermied wildcat, baring its teeth at the camera. But Leighton’s photos share something else with O’Connor’s oeuvre: his seamlessly spliced analog photos are works of pure fiction. As a young man, Leighton was trained as an analog photographer but grew into the digital age of imagery in the late 80s. His new exhibition, “Live Snakes,” at Photo Méthode Gallery, showcases Leighton’s delight in bridging the divide between analog photographs and digital technology. With Photoshop, a digital tablet and analog photographs from the early 20th century, the unique work showcases fictitious photographs with an uncanny power to both skew and echo daily reality.

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August 26 grayDUCK Gallery ART AFTER SIX

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2ND Street District AUG . 6 6 - 9 P. M .

As a rule, we loathe uniforms. It brings back bad high school memories of white polo shirts and navy blue skirts (Go Eagles). But themed costume parties are a different story. We can’t wait for 2ND Street District’s Fourth Annual White Linen Night on Aug. 6, a ticketed block party featuring delectable bites, beer and wine pairings and free, in-store events. Plus, it’s for a good cause: this year’s beneficiary will be the Sustainable Food Center, an organization devoted to strengthening the local food system and improving access to nutritious, affordable food. “Sustainable Food Center is delighted to participate in 2ND Street District's White Linen Night,” said Ronda Rutledge, executive director of SFC. “We work with several 2ND Street District restaurants and chefs who support our mission, including The Bonneville and Trace. These chefs source ingredients locally and shop at the SFC Farmers’ Market Downtown on Saturdays.” 2ND Street District marketing manager Shana Ogg said, “With all guests decked out in white, the event has certainly evolved to become one of downtown Austin’s most stylish affairs.” Time to bust out that gorgeous cream babydoll that your best friend deemed “way too bridal” to wear at any of this summer’s weddings. Or, what the heck? Why not throw on the wedding dress from your first marriage? Might as well wear it for a cause that’s truly sustainable, unlike your two-year union with that two-faced Dallas psychiatrist.

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Art MUSEUMS THE CONTEMPORARY AUSTIN: 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 thecontemporaryaustin.org THE CONTEMPORARY AUSTIN: JONES CENTER 700 Congress Ave. (512) 453 5312 Hours: W 12-11, Th-Sa 12-9, Su 12-5 thecontemporaryaustin.org BLANTON MUSEUM OF ART 200 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. (512) 471 7324 Hours: Tu– F 10–5, Sa 11–5, Su 1–5 blantonmuseum.org THE BULLOCK TEXAS STATE HISTORY MUSEUM 1800 Congress Ave. (512) 936 8746 Hours: M–Sa 9–5, Su 12–5 thestoryoftexas.com ELISABET NEY MUSEUM 304 E. 44th St. (512) 458 2255 Hours: W–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5 ci.austin.tx.us/elisabetney FRENCH LEGATION MUSEUM 802 San Marcos St. (512) 472 8180 Hours: Tu–Su 1–5 frenchlegationmuseum.org

GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER MUSEUM 1165 Angelina St. (512) 974 4926 Hours: M–Th 10–9, F 10–5:30, Sa 10–4 ci.austin.tx.us/carver 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 hrc.utexas.edu LBJ LIBRARY AND MUSEUM 2313 Red River St. (512) 721 0200 Hours: M–Su 9–5 lbjlibrary.org MEXIC–ARTE MUSEUM 419 Congress Ave. (512) 480 9373 Hours: M–Th 10–6, F–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5 mexic–artemuseum.org O. HENRY MUSEUM 409 E. 5th St. (512) 472 1903 Hours: W–Su 12–5 THINKERY AUSTIN 1830 Simond Ave (512) 469 6200 Hours: T-Fri 10-5, Sa-Su 10-6 thinkeryaustin.org UMLAUF SCULPTURE GARDEN & MUSEUM 605 Robert E. Lee Rd. (512) 445 5582 Hours: T-Fri 10-4, Sa-Su 12-4 umlaufsculpture.org


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polar expeditions Mapping nightlife in Austin’s Far North and Deep South. By Brittani Sonnenberg | Photographs by Andres Perez

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THE COLORADO RIVER DOUBLES AS AUSTIN’S MASON-DIXON LINE , where northsouth streets change names, and the hipster-to-hippie ratio sharply rises. For the past century, Sixth Street has exerted a magnetic pull on Austinites and Austin’s nights, spilling east of I-35 in recent years. But as Central Austin home values continue to skyrocket and the city’s population swells, new entertainment districts on Austin’s edges have begun wielding their own unmistakable pull. Can the center hold? The rapid succession of bar openings in places like Rock Rose have been regarded as a sign of the Apocalypse by some and as long-sought deliverance by others. Regardless of your theological interpretation, these edgy emerging hotspots inarguably mark a major shift in Austin’s late-night scene. On a recent weekend, with parched throats, Google Maps and a full tank of gas, we struck out for Austin’s Deep South and Far North. And much like the bizarre tourist attractions on offer in northern Minnesota (a SPAM museum) and southern Louisiana (the seven gates to the voodoo underworld), what we encountered were polar opposites.

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DEEP SOUTH WHAT DOES ONE WEAR PAST WILLIAM CANNON? For our southern venture, we (speaking in the royal sense) donned a denim dress and Japanese slippers. As it turns out, the overwhelming outfit-of-choice down South is lace-trimmed shorts, which one friend and fellow explorer, along for the adventure, aptly described as “doll panties.”

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INDIAN ROLLER We began the night at Indian Roller, a “boutique roadhouse” at the juncture of Slaughter and Manchaca. If the bar’s ranch house interior evokes “taxidermy chic,” its outdoor space suggests “overachieving garden party,” the kind of setup you would expect from a friend who is a new homeowner and went all out in the backyard: Christmas lights, cabanas, tree-stumps-as-stools and a charming picket fence. The soundtrack? Guitar-driven rock with a strong cricket percussion section. The crowd felt distinctly relaxed and unpretentious; the many dogs appeared more stressed about securing a mate by the end of the night than their owners. When asked whether the place got “dancey” later on, one patron explained that he often took it upon himself to initiate dancing at the Roller. “You just have to get out there on your own, and pretend like everyone else who comes up is dancing for you,” he said. His philosophy sounded like it might make a good bumper sticker, or a TED-X talk, but we had little time to tarry, so we thanked him for the intel, downed our Roller Royales (champagne, sloe gin and a sugar cube) and struck out again. tribeza.com

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MOONTOWER SALOON A stone’s throw from Indian Roller lies Moontower Saloon, with a parking lot that seems to stretch to Buda. After securing a spot, we began the hike in. As with Indian Roller, everyone seemed more focused on having a good time than preening: female footwear was comfortable and occasionally verged toward the flip-flop. Moontower sprawls over 11 acres: if you aren’t feeling the live band, you can take your beer under the live oaks, or go play volleyball, corn hole or its more obscure sister sport, washer pitch. Perhaps because of the sheer number of athletic activities on offer, the clean bathrooms and a good-natured buoyancy among the crowd, Moontower had a mild pep-rally flavor (picture a high school with mediocre teams, where everyone’s just happy to get out of class). But the establishment’s patrons eschewed any easy white, suburban categorizations – the crowd looked markedly more diverse than it often does downtown.


FAR NORTH Journeying to Austin’s Far North demands careful preparation. Luckily, having played a lot of “Oregon Trail” on the computer as kids, we knew just how to pack. In this case, the challenges would not be fording MS-Dos rivers, but figuring out how to negotiate a “high-tech driving range” cum “swanky lounge” (as Topgolf describes itself online). Sporting a sleeveless silk jumper and strappy sandals, we snagged a post-Uber-era Fare. Our driver, a jovial man with the excellent name of Steve Quackenbusch, who moonlights as a spoken-word poet and a FedEx deliverer, told us that he increasingly ferries Central Austinites north for nightlife. When asked what he thought of the region’s offerings, compared to downtown, Steve, in true spoken-word form, called the new north “one heart in a city that has many hearts.” We exited his car, both moved and dubious.

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TOPGOLF If a Sphinx (that pesky half-human, half-lion creature of Greek mythology, who ate travelers that couldn’t answer its riddle) ever sets up shop along I-35, it might ask commuters: “Which Austin nightspot looks like a business-class lounge, feels like a bowling alley and sounds like a wedding party?” The answer, of course, would be Topgolf. Topgolf is hard to wrap your head around. It’s like a sushi burrito: you get the concept, but can you get behind the concept? Judging by how packed it was on a recent Saturday night, the answer for many Austinites appears to be a “hell, yes!” And lest you imagine Topgolf’s typical fan to be a daddish white dude in his mid-50s, we spotted a wide range of humankind teeing off: milleni-gals draped in tattoos, chortling middle-aged ladies (with golf squad goals?) and bros of all colors and ages. Everything about Topgolf is outsized, from the Big Gulp-esque plastic water cups, to the sheer number of golf “bays” (102), to the corresponding number of TVs at each bay. Like Camp Snoopy, the amusement park inside the Mall of America, Topgolf struck us as excessive, faintly terrifying and pretty fun.


77 DEGREES Each year, little children in pajamas compose countless Christmas lists addressed to Santa’s workshop in the North Pole, and each weekend, women in very tight dresses order countless cocktails in Austin’s new North Pole wonderland, Rock Rose. Is Domain Northside’s Rock Rose real? Or is it a lot like Santa (spoiler alert): something you will only find at the mall? Touted as the locally-owned corrective to the Domain’s franchised façade, Rock Rose wears its authenticity on its former-food-truck sleeve. Weary from our journey on foot from Topgolf, which had demanded traversing a construction site and a large parking lot, the hardy members of our expedition shouted with joy at the discovery of the watering hole our smart phone had promised: 77 Degrees. You can’t miss the high-altitude heels at 77 Degrees, which only soar higher as the night deepens. The crowd, around 10 p.m., had a “one-more-hour-of-babysitting-let’s-make-this-worth-it vibe,” which eventually gave way to a younger, taller, tanner contingent. We sampled a Violet Sky, a gin-watermelon-thyme drink, and leaned back onto our Miami-lounge-looking sofa. The impeccable craft cocktail; the well-dressed, work-hard-play-hard revelers; and their varied accents, felt like what you might find in any thriving city: Hong Kong, Munich, Los Angeles. Does this mean that Austin, as a cosmopolitan capital, has arrived? To become a global destination, do you have to look a little bit like everywhere else? The view from 77 Degrees is currently dominated by construction sites, an apt reminder that what’s on the city’s horizon — for nightlife and in its everyday, in the North and the South — is rapid change. As gentrification pushes longtime dwellers out of downtown, the spots that currently claim the most cultural cache could also become the most homogenous. But if a center cannot hold, it could perhaps expand, along with a city’s idea of itself — if, like a carnival calf, it can grow multiple hearts. tribeza.com

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NEW YORK IS THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS, NEW ORLEANS IS WHERE TO LAISSEZ LES BONS TEMPS ROULER, AND AUSTIN? Well, let’s just say our town’s reputation as one of the best places to party has soared in recent years. Whether it’s around music, film, world-class auto racing or special birthdays and anniversaries, Austin’s “party season” lasts a full 12 months and when local hosts take a celebration to the next level, forget keeping it weird. They take it over the top — how else? — with ultra-creative Austin style. We sat down for a chat with two veterans of Austin event planning and decor, Victoria Hentrich of Creative Consultants and David Kurio of David Kurio Designs, Austin’s florist to the stars. Together they form the cognoscenti of Austin’s party people. Both recipients of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Special Events Society, these friends and frequent collaborators have seen it all. What do these two party powerhouses consider over the top? The stories they tell would make a Kardashian green. One event that’s likely frozen in guests’ memories included several tons of snow to create ice rooms with ice furniture for adults and a hill for kids to sled down. Then there was the time they transformed an airplane hanger into an aquarium-like party palace by upholstering the walls and ceiling and installing giant-sized screens of swimming goldfish for a client who loved the color orange. And who could forget the beach extravaganza inside the Austin Music Hall, complete with 35 dump trucks of sand? (How do you get rid of the sand when the party’s over? Conveyor belts, naturally.) “These days, over-the-top usually starts with a very high level of entertainment,” Kurio says. “Elton John, Rod Stewart, the Eagles. People like Aerial bartender Susan Harkey hands guest a glass of champagne.

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And sometimes over the top means delivering on what — to a mere party-planning mortal — would seem an impossible request. “I received an email from a gentleman about his wife’s 50th birthday. I thought we were planning about a year in advance, which is typical for the scale he was describing,” Hentrich says. “Turned out her birthday was in a few weeks. He ended his email with ‘P.S. For music, I’d like Prince.’” (Yes, The Purple One played.) As hosts look to wow guests with increasingly interactive experiences, standard bar service is passé when compared to unusual arrangements like bartenders suspended from the ceiling. Tolly Moseley, co-owner of Rapt Aerial Dance, says the combined artistic-athletic-alcohol-pouring proposition still requires something as mundane as TABC training and licensing. Bottles in hand and suspended from long pieces of colorful fabric, the professional aerialists chat with guests while serving, keeping the vibe lively. Moseley says the most fun comes when her troupe is asked to dress and serve in character roles — think James Bond-themed bar mitzvah or “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” milieu for a corporate event. Exactly how interactive does it get? Has an “over-served” guest ever tried to join in the aerial experience? “Oh yes, it’s happened,” says Moseley, “but we’re always accompanied by some wonderful handlers who act as very polite buffers if necessary.” While every host doesn’t have an over-the-top budget, modest spending doesn’t necessarily mean balloons and crepe paper. Cindy Lo of Austin’s Red Velvet Events says, “Much of the time, it’s not about cost, but about creativity.” Using common objects in innovative ways can make all the difference. “I once used hundreds of pairs of shoelaces [for napkin rings and table numbers] at a gala for a nonprofit that served the homeless,” Lo says. An unexpected sight, such as a shoelace, can

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transform a table and even an entire room. “Depending on someone’s budget, you might find just the right element at the dollar store; how you use it is what creates the impact.” Weddings fall into their own unique category. For many, a wedding is still the most special of special events. Regardless of size, as with all gatherings

Even the silver base of this 13-layer, flower-festooned wedding cake is edible.

today, social media and technology take a place of prominence. According to Sarah Miller of Caplan Miller events, that can mean live-streaming a wedding to the world, or creating a separate lounge where boogied-out guests can leave the dance floor. While enjoying a breather or a round of bubbly, they can still watch Uncle Sammy and Aunt Coco do the chicken dance via coffee tables inlaid with hi-definition screens. “You want to constantly build momentum throughout an event,” Miller explains. To do that at weddings, she’ll bring in multiple groups of live musicians to play at different points in the evening. It may start with a string quartet at the ceremony playing music significant to the couple (“Star Wars,” anyone? It’s been done), move to a jazz ensemble, then a big band, culminating in a boy band whose singers jump from the stage to the dance floor, teaching guests moves for a flash-mob-style finale. Says Miller, “Experience is the new luxury!”

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Y T I C T A B E TH ) E T T E ( R O L E BACH DON’TS DATING DOS AND By Alex Williamson and Lawrence Nourzad Photographs by Chelsea Laine Francis

What’s the dating and nightlife scene like for singles in our city? We figured someone from the hive of Austin-based dating app, Bumble, would know. Alex Williamson, Bumble’s queen bee for all things social media, sat down for a chat at Ranch 616 with a representative of Austin’s XY factor, Lawrence Nourzad. We learned a list of dating dos and don’ts, some surprising recommendations on where to find that special someone and the best places to dance it out.

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How to Make the First Move (and Stay in Your Own Skin) By Alex Williamson

157 PEOPLE MOVE TO AUSTIN A DAY, ACCORDING TO THE U.S.

dating to find a potential teammate, and if we don’t find that, I think most people

CENSUS. As a single woman, that means the odds are ever in your favor. Despite

are happy to succeed alone.

the rapid population growth, this city has a small town feel. Everyone knows every-

We women pursue what we want, and if that’s a man, we are no longer afraid

one, or knows someone who does. We pride ourselves in being forward-thinking

to make our intentions known and ask men out. Well, I do believe that we can

and green, and it’s true – we do a lot of recycling in this city. But I’m not talking

blame Bumble for that, since we force women to make the first move! Dynamics

about trash; I’m talking about exes. One person’s trash is another person’s

are changing, and I think that shift is one of the coolest aspects of getting to date

future love interest, and there’s two ways of looking at this. Firstly, when starting to date someone new, you’re almost guaranteed to run into the past. Maybe this feels awkward, or maybe this is a way to get through an uncomfortable

Okay, so you see a babe at the Pistol Patio of Ranch 616. You send him a fire in the hole. The shots are down and the conversation starts to flow like tequila. What now? For starters, you

situation head-on and see how you and your potential

make a date for Saturday. Again – you ask him out on a

love interest handle the wild world of exes. Second-

date for Saturday. Don’t bat your eyes, attempting to flirt

ly, you can go on a first date with your background

your way into a plan: make the move. As someone who

research locked and loaded. You’re guaranteed to

works for a dating app, I have this down to a science, so

know enough about a person to have heard a few

listen to my no-fail first-date plan. When you ask him out,

stories before your first meet-up. Sound incestuous? The good news is (and of course I’ll make an obvious plug here), our company, Bumble, is solving this. There are massive amounts of people to meet in Austin, but it’s hard to get outside of your circle to meet people. Maybe your next relationship doesn’t frequent the hot bar at

say that you have dinner plans, but would love to meet up before. Maybe you don’t have dinner plans, but a white lie is always okay to prevent bruised egos if the date sucks. Go for a late afternoon walk down South Congress. Dress day-to-night. Keep it casual, but definitely have your makeup, hair and comfortable heels on, in case this date is a home run. If you have a dog, bring your dog.

Whole Foods or hot yoga at Wanderlust – maybe your future involves skeeball

A dog is the quickest way to exit the scene of a failed date. If Jo’s Coffee or

competitions at Scoot Inn, but how would you possibly get there if you don’t swipe

an iced tea from Snack Bar and a walk lead to successful conversation, you can

your way out of your comfort zone?

stop in for a pre-dinner drink. I’d suggest Hotel San Jose or Perla’s for a cocktail.

My favorite part about being a woman dating in Austin is the incredible group

Here’s the move … if you aren’t having fun, there’s no shame in calling the night, as

of single women surrounding me. The women in this town are forces to be reck-

you already have plans for the evening. Drink your rosé and head home. If you’re

oned with; they are ambitious go-getters who think outside the box with big plans

having fun, cancel your “dinner plans,” grab an appetizer while you’re out, take Fido

for their careers, and this often means that looking for relationships takes a back

home and go to Justine’s for dinner. Split the pork chop and the bolognese (I’m

seat to satisfying their own needs. Sure, they date, and they have a lot of fun

obsessed), and then go somewhere with music – Antone’s, C-Boy’s Heart & Soul

meeting people. But the women I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know aren’t

or even The White Horse. Where the rest of the night goes is totally up to you, and

going to be quick to settle because of societal pressures to be married by a certain

we always encourage embracing whatever makes you feel empowered. Personally,

age. Please! We live in this city because we are all too socially liberal for that way

I’d recommend getting home before midnight, because when dating, I’m all for

of thinking. And thank goodness – because if I’m speaking candidly (which I always

the chase. But if an afternoon date leads to the perfect night out and ends with

do), there are plenty of commitment-phobic Peter Pans running around Austin. I

breakfast tacos at Maudie’s, then hats off to you, sister.

think we all – men and women – want to make something of ourselves, so we are

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The XY Perspective on Austin Dating By Lawrence Nourzad

TH E P ICKE NS ARE N OT SL I M I N AUST I N , T EXA S, IN T H E

eyes in the 5-1-2: on the sample tour at Whole Foods at Sixth and Lamar. Maybe the

WAY OF DATING. Four of my closest pals are now off the market, possibly for

best turnout of the 20s to 30s singles in town. Start in the back of the store sampling

life, after engaging in closing-time conversations with their now-significant others at

the cheeses and work your way up to the front. If you fancy someone who’s lingering in

Dogwood on West Sixth. You just never know in this town.

in front of the lettuce case, swoop in and woo her with a quick rundown on the benefits

I moved back after college and had my doubts about the strength of the scene since Austin still vibes a small town feel. My daily routine consisted of work followed by

of kale and hopefully the two of you can take it to the patio. I’ve heard only positives on after-work yoga, if it’s Shakti you seek. Nama-stay a

a workout at the TownLake YMCA. I wasn’t giving myself a chance. Austin is replete

little while and let the traffic simmer as put your confidence on display at Blue Honey

with intellectual, ambitious women but if it’s no dice in connecting through mutual

or Black Swan. Even if your flexibility is on par with the Tin Man, your efforts will

friends, the power lies in your routine. Take an uninteresting book to Houndstooth

not go unnoticed and a quick pointer request regarding proper form is there when

Coffee or grab a buddy and throw the Frisbee a little too far at Zilker. If you’re light on

you’re looking for an instant in. 

scouting hours, the ladies at Bumble have, naturally, created an app for that. I decided to see what the buzz was about so I tried ye ole interweb. It’s the latest thing and I’ll admit the feature where the female has to kick off the conversation had me giddy. Boom! I had a match. I arranged a rendezvous on

Austin sparkles during the daytime and an activity first date has never been easier to concoct. Meet at the rowing docks where you’ll rent two stand-up paddleboards. (Ill-advised are the two-seater kayaks as they’re just too intimate for a first date, in my opinion.) If you’re a fellow human, you know the nervous jitters that

Footloose Friday at Barbarella, where I go when I need to

accompany the process, so pick an activity like a stroll at dusk where

cut a rug to Sir Hall and Sir Oates. With a darkly lit dance

you can rely on people-watching to rally the conversation. If the

floor and the perfect crowd density for a quick round of “daiquiris” (code word my pals like to use to escape a

light is still green after sundown, you’ll need to dine. Now, no matter how many prior years of preparation, on a first date

social encounter gone awry), Barbarella makes for an

I struggle with the food-to-fork-to-mouth function and my

ideal first-meet spot. If you seem compatible after

skill level hovers somewhere around toddler. From there I

the first round, you spin on into the dance room. This

play head games with myself ... “Am I over-chewing?” My

particular night, I was thrown off course when my date declined the vodka soda I’d ordered for her, and ducked my dance request. But she did debrief me on her rampant Crohn’s disease to the tune of Billy Ocean’s “Caribbean Queen.” Now, if you’re confident you can make it through the break-theice conversation without a jaw-dropping overshare, think about going for

solution to this self-conscious conundrum: go to Sway on South First. Modern Asian Fusion is the cuisine but the draw here is the seating: large square tables. You’ll likely sit cozily next to your date, alleviating your fear of eating-habit judgment, and once more, leverage the patrons across from you to spur along the conversation! Austin seems to have become a dating amusement park, with rides and attrac-

a stroll through a food-trailer park. Maybe take the hounds down to the Greenbelt or,

tions for all. Step right up, and warmly embrace the weird, wide variety of active dating

if you’re really looking to seal the deal, borrow a puppy from a trusting neighbor. At

options. For those initial connections, remember to vary your migratory patterns. Pop

Ginny’s Little Longhorn Saloon on Sunday you can leverage the weird AND perform

your head into that open mic night at Spider House, seek to feel like “you’re out of

a weed-out routine; if she doesn’t bock-bock gawk at the sight of chicken shit bingo,

your element, Donnie.” This way you ensure you’re casting all your lines around town

go ahead and schedule outing number two.

and getting a feel for Austin’s many subcultures. In the words of our favorite Wedding

If you’re merely in the prospecting phase, I’ll tell ya where I’ve seen the hungriest

Crasher: “Grab that net and catch that beautiful butterfly, pal!”

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ROCK COUTURE PH OTOG R A PH Y BY DAG N Y PI A S EC K I

S T Y L I N G BY M A L LO RY H U B L E I N O F T H E R E B E L S T Y L I S T H A I R A N D M A K EU P BY L I P S E RV I C E

For our nightlife issue, we wanted to put fashion to a new beat. TRIBEZA enlisted Los Coast band members Trey Privott, Megan Hartman, John Courtney, Damien Llanes and Natalie Wright to rock couture at Ego’s, an Austin karaoke institution. Known for their punchy, psych-tinged rock and soul, Los Coast is coming to ACL Music Festival this fall. Listen out for their song “Summer Samaritan,” which features whiskey-throated vocals and tile-spanking rhythm. Los Coast’s full-length record, “Voila,” is slated to be released later this year. For more karaoke fashion shoot goodness, look for the behind-the-scenes video on tribeza.com.

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ON HIM: PLAID JACKET, $95; SUNGLASSES, $200, BOTH AVAILABLE AT BIG BERTHA’S PARADISE. ON HIM: SUIT, $907; T-SHIRT, $110, BOTH AVAILABLE AT BY GEORGE. SUNGLASSES, $20, AVAILABLE

TH E B- 5 2’ S LOVE SHA C K Bang, bang, bang on the door, baby. The whole group shimmies in modern and retro from ByGeorge and Big Bertha’s Paradise.

AT BIG BERTHA’S PARADISE. ON HER: DRESS, $490; BRACELET, $20, BOTH AVAILABLE AT BIG BERTHA’S PARADISE.


STEVIE NICK S LA N DSL IDE Natalie and Nicks could be karaoke cousins. The Los Coast keyboardist hits an ethereal note.

ON HER: HAT, $130, AVAILABLE AT GOORIN BROS. NECKLACE, $109; SCARF, $86; BLOUSE, $510; SKIRT, $614, ALL AVAILABLE AT THE GARDEN ROOM. ROBE BY KULTUREGEIST, $268, AVAILABLE AT FEATHERS.


PRI N CE WH EN D OVES CRY Trey channels the late, great Purple One.

ON HIM: VEST, $110, AVAILABLE AT BIG BERTHA’S PARADISE. SHIRT BY SAINT LAURENT, $2150, AVAILABLE AT BY GEORGE. PANTS, $508, AVAILABLE AT THE GARDEN ROOM.

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SE L E N A BI DI BI DI BOM BOM Megan rules as the Queen of Tejano.

ON HER: HAT, $70, AVAILABLE AT GOORIN BROS. EARRINGS, $66; BRACELETS, $144 - $310, ALL AVAILABLE AT THE GARDEN ROOM. JUMPSUIT, $168, AVAILABLE AT FEATHERS.

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ON HIM: BANDANA, $8; T-SHIRT, $98, BOTH AVAILABLE AT FEATHERS. HAT BY STETSON, $240; SHIRT BY WRANGLER, $35; JEANS BY WRANGLER, $30; BOOTS BY TONY LAMA, $310, ALL AVAILABLE AT ALLENS BOOTS. ON HER: SHIRT BY RYAN MICHAEL, $160; SKIRT BY SCULLY, $80; BOOTS BY OLD GRINGO, $399, ALL AVAILABLE AT ALLENS BOOTS.

W I L L I E N E L SON AN D D O L LY PARTON MA MMA S D ON’ T L E T Y O UR BA BI ES GROW UP TO BE COW BOYS Cowboys like smoky old pool rooms and clear mountain mornings. What to wear for those varying conditions? John and Natalie have the answer.


SONNY & CH ER I GOT Y O U BA BE They say they’re young and don’t know, but Megan’s and Damien’s outfits say they’re perfectly savvy.

ON HIM: SHIRT BY ROBERT GRAHAM, $398; PANTS BY 7 FOR ALL MANKIND, $198, BOTH AVAILABLE AT NEIMAN MARCUS. ON HER: TOP BY ALICE + OLIVIA, $288; PANTS BY ALICE + OLIVIA, $330; EARRINGS BY OSCAR DE LA RENTA, $390; SUNGLASSES BY CHLOE, $396, ALL AVAILABLE AT NEIMAN MARCUS.

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Late-Night E ATS By MP Mueller and Brittani Sonnenberg Photographs by Steve Visneau

WE’VE NOTICED LINES OF CARS SNAKING IN AND AROUND FASTFOOD RESTAURANTS LATE AT NIGHT. Where were these people

coming from? Where were they headed? What were their nocturnal forays about? With photographer Steven Visneau, Match Point Productions’ Willie Rockefeller and Derek Gildersleeve and actor and honorary Tribezan Bill Wise, we ventured out on a Saturday night. We got friendly with folks in the drive-thru lines at South First Street’s El Tacorrido, P. Terry’s on North Lamar and Mrs. Johnson’s Bakery on Airport Boulevard. Fueled by espresso horchatas, we visited until the early morning hours. We ran into everyone at the drive-thru: a besuited wedding guest, a toddler fast asleep in the back seat and an über-personable ItalianPuerto Rican restaurant manager with a thick Long Island accent. At a time of increasing tension and social division in American cities, it’s good to know that a shared hunger for comfort food at 3 a.m. still brings us together at the drive-thru — even if we’re sitting in separate cars. See the Late-Night Eats video at tribeza.com.

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The enigmatic Edwin, El Tacorrido’s manager, who kept his staff, the restaurant’s customers and our crew in smiles.


10:04 p.m.

Alejandro and Conrad It had been a day of watching Wimbledon and swinging a racket for these friends, followed by Al Pastor-marinated pineapple pork tacos. Set. Match.

10:22 p.m.

Alex and Arianna The brother and sister ended their day with drive-thru deliciousness. Tennis fans, too, they eschewed strawberries and cream to celebrate Serena’s 2016 Wimbledon trophy. Horchatas and soft tacos for the win, baby.

10:43 p.m.

Manon and Joelene College students and friends, Manon and Joelene had chilled at Cenote earlier before a nightcap of quesadillas and their favorite drinks. The El Equinox is a sweet rice water, cinnamon and vanilla beverage with a kick of espresso.


P. TERRY’S BURGER STAND North Lamar

11:57 p.m.

The Singing Hollingsworths Dad, Emma and Audrey (backseat) had just returned from Shrek at the Zilker Hillside Theater. Fueled by the evening, doubles with cheese, and shakes, they serenaded us with song.

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12:16 a.m.

Mike and Grace They met while floating on the river. Apparently when inner tubes touch, sparks can fly — they’re getting married in September. Their evening was spent at Backbeat on South Lamar, where it was a Sir Mix-a-lot night of 80s and 90s rap. At P. Terry’s, baby’s got bacon cheeseburgers.

12:34 a.m.

Danny Recent UT grad Danny pumped iron earlier in the day. After P. Terry’s, he was headed home to do some coding. A double with cheese, all the way, no tomatoes was his program.

12:48 a.m.

Maclean Maclean hit the drive-thru for his plus-one beverage on the way home from a college friend’s wedding at Westwood Country Club.


MRS. JOHNSON’S BAKERY Airport Boulevard 1:36 a.m.

Shannon and Shay Shannon was visiting from New Mexico, prompting a tour-of-Austin night: bat viewing at the Congress Avenue Bridge, then on to East Austin for dinner at Blue Dahlia and drinks at Whisler’s. Go-to donuts? Froot Loops-topped and coconut-glazed.

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1:51 a.m.

Roxanne, Karisa and Sofia Mom Roxanne and daughter Karisa picked up a dozen glazed while four-year-old Sofia dozed in the back seat. They’d been at a birthday party and the night was continuing with some movie watching and maybe a little Pokemon Go. Will their “donuts as incense strategy” lure a wild one? Stay tuned.

2:03 a.m.

Connor Mrs. Johnson’s is his late-night dalliance. Connor said he’s a mixed box kind of guy; a lot like life.

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Where to

in Austin A GUIDE Everyone knows that Austin is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. In this special section, we dive into the hottest places to stay — for a weekend getaway or to put down roots — and how each unique arrival is contributing to the culture of Austin.

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Rock Rose is one of the most welcomed newcomers

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Ryann FORD A V I SI T W I T H T H E DE SIG N -S AV V Y PHOTO G R A PH E R A B OU T H E R N E W T R AV E L-I NSPI R E D B O OK A N D HOW H E R SIG N AT U R E S T Y L E COM E S HOM E .

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Ryann Ford. The photographer-turned-author recently published “The Last Stop: Vanishing Relics of the American Roadside.” She has spent the past five years road-tripping around the country, shooting hauntingly beautiful images of the classic American rest stop — over 150 of them, to be exact. “I never thought it would become a book,” she says with genuine surprise. But in May, following a wildly successful Kickstarter, her passion project hit shelves. It was while traveling the Southwest on assignment in 2008 that she first noticed a roadside rest stop and became fascinated. She started researching these artifacts as a possible focus for a photo series and quickly realized their cultural and architectural significance. State budgets were being demolished in the midst of the recession, as were many midcentury pitstops. News of the flattening of a particularly handsome rest stop in Flower Mound, Texas, was her impetus. “I had to shoot it,” says Ford, “and fast.” The rest is history. Ford always knew she would be a

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photographer. While studying photography at the prestigious Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, she took an architecture class and fell in love with the built environment. Upon graduation, she followed friend and fellow photographer Adam Voorhes to Austin, and her career took off. Now, her work can be seen on the glossy pages of Traditional Home, Garden & Gun, Southern Living and many other publications. “I’m definitely drawn to minimalism,” says Ford, and her decidedly modern, unfussy compositions reflect that. A visit to her home in East Austin’s artsy Agave neighborhood reveals a similarly edited aesthetic. “I love to pair clean, modern pieces with vintage classics,” says the photographer. An antique teapot clock hangs in the kitchen alongside a wall of Rifle Paper Company’s cheerful Rosa wallpaper. In the living room, punchy geometric textiles are coupled with more masculine pieces, like a Danish modern coffee table. She enlisted the help of fellow Austinite Chris McCray to work his architectural magic on some of the home’s key spaces; most notably, an awkwardly small half-room, which was reimagined as a chic breakfast nook. A gallery-style display of national park postcards hints at the photographer’s wanderlust. She explains, “I try to buy one for each national park I visit.” Most of the home’s found objects are scored from Townsend Provisions, a vintage shop nestled in an old farmhouse in Round Top, Texas. Ford co-owns the store, which opened last fall, with her fiancé and their respective mothers (think hip, vintage boots, American-made wares and covetable rustic finds). “It’s been a bit crazy,” she admits, of her recent simultaneous successes. When we ask what is next on the horizon, Ford just laughs and replies, “A nap, maybe?”

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EVEN IF YOU'VE YET to set food in Kitty Cohen's chances are you know what the Webberville Road bar looks like. Details like flamingo wallpaper, a baby grand piano and dishes of multi-colored Dum Dums lollipops scattered throughout make the new East Austin bar an Instagram goldmine. Which is a bit ironic, since owners Jeremy Murray and Erick Sanger sought design inspiration from those maybe least likely to be on Instagram: their grandmothers,

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great aunts and other rebellious women in their lives. “We all had these wildly influential female

A PI ECE OF PA L M B E ACH PA R A DISE I N E A S T AUS T I N

characters in our lives,” says Murray of the 1970s Palm Beach bungalow vibes, “so it kind of grew out of that.” Design was a “hyper team effort” and pieces were sourced from everywhere — including

By Sofia Sokolove

Goodwill, Room Service Vintage and the homes

Photographs by Hayden Spears

of employees' actual grandmothers. They even found a company that still makes atomic light fixtures to hang from the bar’s glittered popcorn ceiling. “People are dying to get rid of [popcorn ceilings], but we put one in,” Murray grins. That level of retro-fun extends outside, to the lush patio and Kitty Cohen’s crowning jewel: a raised, concrete pool or “fountain” inspired by The Raleigh Hotel in Miami. “We thought it would be really cool and different in Austin to have this water feature that was risen in the center of the patio that we could kind of build around conceptually,” Murray explains. The pool does more than just dictate the design for outside. It’s also designed for cooling off and lounging. So go ahead — grab a frozen drink and wade in. Kitty would approve. And when you’re ready to dry off, she’s stocked some iconic-looking white-and-blue-striped towels behind the bar for you. Kitty Cohen's retro-tropical style feels as cool and chic outdoors as it does inside. 2 211 W E B B E RV I L L E R D.

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THOUGHT A G LO B A L PERSPECTIVE ON OUR LO C A L D I N I N G S C E N E Jamie and Ruth Pennebaker on their downtown Austin condo balcony. PHOTOGRAPH BY CASEY CHAPMAN ROSS

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K AREN'S PICK | FOOD + THOUGHT Round booths and funky barstools create an updated diner atmostphere.

The success of Snooze is no surprise: people love brunch. And in Austin, they adore it any day of the week, any time of time of day.

opposite ends of Lamar Boulevard, which opened within the same week in June. They’ve both been packed from the get-go. The success of Snooze is no surprise: people love brunch. And in Austin, they adore it any day of the week, any time of day. The formula is simple: good food and lots of it, tasty drinks, friendly service and a cool environment. Open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the menu favors brunch favorites, but also offers a few

Snooze NO M AT T E R HOW L AT E YOU SL E E P, B LO ODY M A RYS A N D B RU NCH A R E WA I T I NG FOR YOU

non-breakfast options. All the brunch classics have been given a creative twist, but what really sets Snooze apart is its allowance – even encouragement – of customizing your meal. Want a half order of pancakes? No problem. Add an egg? Sure. Substitute tofu for sausage? You bet. All requests are happily accommodated. Snooze

By Karen O. Spezia | Photographs by Knoxy Knox

even suggests sampling various items on one plate, like the Benny Duo where you can choose

AFTER A LONG NIGHT of Deep Eddy Vodka and Dart Bowl, my friend desperately needed a

a half order of any two eggs Benedict offerings,

hangover brunch. But it was Thursday, and nobody serves brunch on Thursday. Or do they? Say

such as the Italian-style Bella! Bella! or the

hello to Snooze, Austin’s newest arrival on the breakfast scene, serving up full-blown brunch – that

southwestern-influenced Chile

means Bloodys! – seven days a week. It’s a concept long overdue in a city that hardly relegates its

also a Pancake Flight where you can sample

fun to weekends.

any three pancake flavors, including Pineapple

Snooze originated in Denver a decade ago and now has over a dozen locations in Colorado, Arizona and California. Austin is its first foray into Texas, with a Houston location opening soon.

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erde. There’s

Upside Down, Sweet Potato, Blueberry Danish and Peanut Butter Cup.

Two brothers started the restaurant, founding it on civic involvement and donating 1 percent of

French toast also comes in a variety of flavors,

its sales to local community groups. Austin was rewarded with two Snooze locations, located on

including the decedent OMG!, stuffed with

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The Bangkok Bloody

mascarpone and topped with vanilla crème, salted caramel, strawberries and coconut. For traditionalists, there’s corned beef hash, perfectly cooked eggs and some of the best rye toast I’ve ever had. Healthful choices include porridge loaded with oats, quinoa, bananas, berries and walnuts. Not in the mood for breakfast? The Peter

The Peter Paul Rubens

Paul Rubens sandwich was terrific, loaded with corned beef, sauerkraut and Swiss cheese and served on a scrumptious soft pretzel roll. To

The Pancake Flight

wash it all down, there’s excellent coffee, plus a large selection of boozy brunch cocktails for those – like my friend – who need a little hairof-the-dog. After our weekday brunch at Snooze, my ailing amigo practically pranced out the door, sustained by Snooze’s good food and good vibes, feeling worlds better and ready for yet another legendary night in the ATX.

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T H IS MON T H ' S

Dinner

CONVERSATION W H AT D O A N AU T HOR A N D A PROF E S S OR DIS CUS S OV E R DI N N E R ?

DINNER WITH THE TWO OF US? IT DIDN’T START OUT WELL. We’d been dating a

few months, and I think my mother wanted me to impress him with my cooking skills. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any. Following Mother’s handwritten directions, I broiled two steaks in the oven, where they caught on fire. He ended up finishing the job. That was some 45 years ago, and he’s been cooking ever since. It works better that way. He cooks,

By Ruth Pennebaker Photographs by Casey Chapman Ross

I clean up and we usually don’t set fires. We’ve shared

years of dinners together —

one of the few rituals in our haphazard, semi-chaotic daily lives. Looking back on those dinners, I can see the broad outlines of our lives. In our early, grad student years, we ate cheaply and austerely. Homemade split pea soup for days at a time. Frozen dinners. Paper plates. Nutrition? That was for old people.

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The years passed. We became gainfully

But I don’t want to be misleading. Through-

capsulize that? I look back and it’s a swirl, a

employed and we weren’t quite as broke. We

out our years together, for richer and poorer,

swarm, a flood, an occasional drought. We talk

ate steak more often and fresh fruits and

pre-kids, with kids, post-kids, we have

about our days — our work, our conversations

vegetables. We used nicer paper plates. Chinet,

always eaten out, too. Give us any excuse —

with others. We talk about books we’re reading

a friend told us, was the Cadillac of paper

We’re tired! We don’t have anything in the

and movies we want to see and trips we’re

products. He really knew what he was talking

refrigerator! We’ve already eaten at home

planning. We talk about our grown children

about; Chinet gave us style, we felt.

three nights in a row! — and we were out the

and our first grandchild, who’s turning one in

Then we had children — a girl, then four

front door, beating a well-trod path for Tex-

August. We talk about politics — we’ve always

years later, a boy. If there’s anything that slows

Mex or barbecue or sushi. From an early age,

talked about politics — till we get indigestion.

you down in the high-style department, it’s

our kids were adept at asking for the check,

kids. There was always a major oatmeal spill

even if they never paid it.

on somebody’s high chair and squishy, milk-

These days, with our kids grown and in new

Along the way, my husband became an expert on pronouns and linguistic analysis. And yes, we talk about that sometimes, since

soaked Cheerios on the floor. We learned a few

cities, my husband and I go to the grocery

we both find it fascinating. ( How do you talk

tricks: Feed the kids yogurt the same color as

store for leisurely visits. Our shopping carts,

to him, given his line of inquiry?’ I’m asked

their outfits. Don’t make the dinner table a

I recently noticed, resemble a salad buffet:

sometimes. My stock answer: No longer use

battlefield. Dinner tables were better for minor skirmishes. Early on with children, you feed them dinner so they’ll survive. As they get older, though, you aspire to more. You are civilizing them, you are teaching them polite conversation, you are modeling good table manners. You win a few, you lose a lot. “I hate lentil soup,” our daughter announced

pronouns around husband.’)

But 45 years of dinner conversations? How do you capsulize that? I look back and it's a swirl, a swamp, a flood, an occasional drought.

More than anything, our dinners together are a chance for us to slow down and look at each other and listen. They are a time when we don’t answer the phone or check emails or texts or let the outside world intrude. Sometimes, we meander aimlessly, other times we interrupt, sometimes we disagree. Empires and skyscrapers have fallen, children have

one night, after I’d once again offered up one

grown up, shadows have lengthened, but we

of the few dishes I could cook (and an excellent

still show up, hoping to surprise each other,

source of protein, according to the nutrition

plump, bright fruits and vegetables, whole

authorities). It turned out her brother hated

grains, wild-caught fish, grass-fed sources of

lentil soup, too. So did — oh, the betrayal! —

meat that ranged freely and died happy.

their father.

expecting to have fun.

“Our groceries have gotten so boring and wholesome,” I semi-apologized to a checkout

Ruth Pennebaker is an author, public radio

pretty much wiped me out in the cooking

clerk recently. “You know, we used to eat junk

commentator and blogger. “Pucker Up!” a wry,

department. Who needed the constant

food and drink all the time!” She looked young,

irreverent and poignant book on aging, is her latest

criticism? Not me. I sulked a little, then

deeply bored and a little hungover. She’ll learn,

book. Jamie Pennebaker is a professor in the

went back on KP duty. My husband, with his

I thought. She’ll learn.

The Great Lentil Soup Rebellion of 1992

unshakeable confidence and thick hide, fired

I know, I know. I’m supposed to be

up the skillet and barbecue pit. We ate lots of

highlighting what we talk about at dinner. But

red meat, medium-rare.

45 years of dinner conversations? How do you

s cho og

e artme t at

. is most rece t boo s

are “The Secret Life of Pronouns: What Our Words Say About Us” and “Opening Up by Writing it Down.”

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ALCOMAR 1816 S. 1st St. | (512) 401 3161 Chefs Alma Alcocer and Jeff Martinez serve up some of the city’s best Latin American-inspired seafood. Stop by for lunch, happy hour, dinner or weekend brunch, and start your visit with blood orange margarita and the crab and guacamole. ANNIE’S CAFÉ & BAR 319 Congress Ave. | (512) 472 1884 Locally minded American offerings in a charming setting; perfect spot for a decadent downtown brunch.

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FONDA SAN MIGUEL

4800 Burnet Rd. | (512) 458 1100

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Upscale-casual Italian in the heart of the Rosedale

Experience exquisite Interior Mexican cuisine in a rich

neighborhood. Fresh pastas, hand-tossed pizzas, in-

environment to stimulate all the senses. Executive Chef

credible desserts (don’t miss the salted caramel budino)

Miguel Ravago presents traditional dishes in a new light.

and locally sourced, seasonally inspired chalkboard

Stunning fine art, lush tropical plants, sparkling light

specials. Full bar with craft cocktails, local beers on tap,

from traditional tin chandeliers.

and boutique wines from around the world.

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APOTHECARY CAFÉ AND WINE BAR

600 N. Lamar Blvd. | (512) 472 5400

4800 Burnet Rd. | (512) 371 1600

Chef Andrew Curren’s casual eatery promises delicious plates 24/7 and a menu featuring nostalgic diner favorites. Order up the classics, including roasted chicken, burgers, all-day breakfast and decadent milkshakes.

Apothecary’s soothing ambiance and excellent wine selec-

NAPA FLATS 8300 N. FM 620, Bldg M, Ste. 100 | (512) 640 8384 Californian with an Italian flare. Innovative, wood-

tion make it a great spot for drinks and bites with friends. Chef Matt Gallagher brings f lavors from different cultures to create a menu featuring items from ceviche to an ahi tuna roll.

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fired menu made from scratch daily (try Tony’s Bow-Tie

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

Pasta). Contemporary meets laid-back lake culture

This cozy neighborhood spot in North Campus serves up

architecture. Gluten free menu. Excellent wine selec-

soups, salads, pizzas and pastas — but don’t miss the

tion including by-the-glass. Handmade gelato is a big

The chic little Hyde Park trattoria offers essential Italian

draw. Jungle gym park visible from the bar popular with

dishes along with a variety of wines to pair them with. Fin-

parents. Relaxing patio.

ish off your meal with the honey and goat cheese panna

chicken piccata. The low-key setting makes it great for weeknight dinners and weekend indulgences.

ASTI TRATTORIA 408 E. 43rd St. | (512) 451 1218

cotta.

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BAR CHI SUSHI 206 Colorado St. | (512) 382 5557 A great place to stop before or after a night on the town, this sushi and bar hotspot stays open until 2 a.m. on the weekends. Bar Chi’s happy hour menu features $2 sake bombs and a variety of sushi rolls under $10. BLUE DAHLIA BISTRO 1115 E. 11th St. | (512) 542 9542 3663 Bee Cave Rd., West Lake Hills, TX 78746 A cozy French bistro serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner in a casual setting. Pop in for their happy hour to share

LAS PALOMAS

a bottle of your favorite wine and a charcuterie board.

3201 Bee Caves Rd. #122 | (512) 327 9889

THE SOUP PEDDLER

One of the hidden jewels in Westlake, this unique

4631 Airport Blvd. | 501 W. Mary St. | 13219 Hwy. 183 N.

restaurant and bar offers authentic Interior Mexican

2801 S. Lamar Blvd. | (512) 444 7687

cuisine in a sophisticated yet relaxed setting. Enjoy

The Austin foodie legend of the boy and his soup delivery

family recipes made with fresh ingredients. Don’t miss

bicycle lives on in four brick and mortar locations. Argu-

the margaritas!

ably Austin’s finest juice and smoothie bar complements the famed soups and housemade stocks. Eclectic grab-

BANGER’S SAUSAGE HOUSE AND BEER GARDEN

and-go salads and an array of griddled sandwiches round

79 Rainey St. | (512) 386 1656

out the menu.

Banger’s brings the German biergarten tradition to Rainey Street with an array of artisan sausages and more than

BRIBERY BAKERY

100 beers on tap. To get the full Banger’s experience, go for

2013 Wells Branch Pkwy. #109 | (512) 531 9832

their weekend brunch and indulge in the Banger’s Benny, the beer garden’s take on eggs Benedict. BARLEY SWINE 2024 S. Lamar Blvd. | (512) 394 8150 James Beard Award-nominated chef Bryce Gilmore encourages sharing with small plates made from locally-

VINAIGRETTE

1900 Simond Ave. #300 | (512) 297 2720 Pastry Chef Jodi Elliott puts a fun spin on classic confec-

2201 College Ave | (512) 852 8791 | vinaigretteonline.com

tions. The Mueller location is a Candy Land-esque space

A farm-to-table restaurant serving entrée salads with

where diners can sip on cocktails, beer, wine and coffee.

sustainably sourced proteins. Appetizers, soups, sandwiches, and decadent desserts complement the main

sourced ingredients, served at communal tables. Try the

course. Hang out at the bar for botany-inspired drinks

parsley croissants with bone marrow or Gilmore’s unique

and cocktails, craft beers, and wines. Dine on SoCo’s

take on fried chicken.

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BUENOS AIRES CAFÉ

CONTIGO

1201 E. 6th St. | (512) 382 1189

2027 Anchor Ln. | (512) 614 2260

13500 Galleria Circle | (512) 441 9000

Chef Andrew Wiseheart serves ranch-to-table cuisine and

Chef and Argentine native Reina Morris wraps the f lavors

an elegant take on bar fare at this east side gem. Take your

of her culture into authentic and crispy empanadas. Don’t

pick from the exquisite and bold cocktail menu and grab a

forget the chimichurri sauce! Follow up your meal with

spot on the expansive outdoor patio.

Argentina’s famous dessert, alfajores — shortbread cookies filled with dulce de leche and rolled in coconut f lakes.

COUNTER 3. FIVE. VII 315 Congress Ave., Ste. 100 | (512) 291 3327

BULLFIGHT

Belly up to the counter at this 25-seat space for an intimate

4807 Airport Blvd. | (512) 474 2029

dining experience that’s modern yet approachable. This

Chef Shawn Cirkiel transports diners to the south of Spain

unique eatery gives three-, five- and seven-course tasting

for classic tapas, including croquettes and jamon serrano. The white brick patio invites you to sip on some sangria and enjoy the bites.

menus in an immersive setting.

CREPE CRAZY 3103 S Lamar Blvd. | (512) 387 2442

COUNTER CAFÉ 626 N. Lamar Blvd. | (512) 708 8800

CAFÉ JOSIE

Time-honored succulent, savory and sweet crepes with

1200 W. 6th St. | (512) 322 9226

a modern European twist. All crepes are made to order

Executive chef Todd Havers creates “The Experience”

It’s nothing fancy, but this tiny shotgun-style diner has

with seasonally inspired ingredients. Even the mimosa

menu every night at Cafe Josie, which offers guests a prix

some of the city’s best breakfast offerings. This cafe fuses

is made with freshly squeezed orange juice! The crepe

American diner food with a global touch. Make sure to or-

selection is complemented by the house bakery and

der their famous pancakes and burgers!

fixe all-you-can-eat dining experience. The a la carte menu is also available, featuring classics such as smoked meatloaf and redfish tacos. CAFÉ NO SÉ 1603 S. Congress Ave. | (512) 942 2061

weekly soup specials. CHINATOWN 3407 Greystone Dr. (512) 343 9307

South Congress Hotel’s Café No Sé balances rustic decor

107 W. 5th St. | (512) 343 9307

and a range of seasonal foods to make it the best place

Some of the best traditional Chinese food in town, with

for weekend brunching. Their spin on the classic avocado

both fast service in the dining room and delivery available.

toast is a must-try.

Chinatown also boasts an extensive and diverse dim sum menu for customers to munch on!

CENTRAL STANDARD 1603 S. Congress Ave. | (512) 942 0823

CLARK’S OYSTER BAR

Between their full dinner menu, impressive raw bar and

1200 W. 6th St. | (512) 297 2525

craft cocktail offerings, Central Standard at the South

Small and always buzzing, Clark’s extensive caviar and

Congress Hotel is the perfect place to spend a night on the

oyster menu, sharp aesthetics and excellent service make

town.

it a refreshing indulgence on West Sixth Street. Chef Larry McGuire brings East Coast-inspired vibes to this seafood restaurant.

1914 E. 6th St. | (512) 351 9961

COUNTER CULTURE 2337 E. Cesar Chavez St. | (512) 524 1540 An East Austin haven for vegans and vegetarians, Counter Culture provides internationally inspired vegan options with organic and local food. Daily specials are shared through their constantly updated Twitter feed. DRINK.WELL. 207 E. 53rd St. | (512) 614 6683 Located in the North Loop district, Michael and Jessica Sanders bring craft cocktails and American pub fare to drink.well. with a seasonally changing menu. Snacks to try include fried chickpeas and housemade Twinkies. DUE FORNI 106 E. 6th St. Ste. 106 | (512) 391 9300 Due Forni serves up Roman and Neapolitan-style pizza from two specially designed brick ovens. Pair a pizza with one of their 40+ wines for the ultimate Italian experience.

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EASY TIGER

EMMER & RYE

GERALDINE’S

709 E. 6th St. | (512) 614 4972

51 Rainey St. #110 | (512) 366 5530

605 Davis St. | (512) 476 4755

From the ELM Restaurant Group, Easy Tiger lures in both

Named after two types of grains, Emmer & Rye brings

Located inside Rainey Street's Hotel Van Zandt, Geral-

drink and food enthusiasts with a delicious bakeshop up-

their farm-to-table menu, in-house fermentation and dim

dine's creates a unique, fun experience by combining cre-

stairs and a casual beer garden downstairs. Sip on some lo-

sum to diners craving wholesome and innovative cuisine.

ative cocktails, shareable plates and scenic views of Lady

cal brew and grab a hot, fresh pretzel. Complete your snack

This whole-animal butchery is also home to Kevin Fink, a

Bird Lake. Enjoy live bands every night of the week as you

with beer cheese and an array of dipping sauces.

cook named as one of Food & Wine’s best new chefs.

enjoy Chef Frank Mnuk’s dishes and cocktails from bar

EL ALMA

EPICERIE

1025 Barton Springs Rd. | (512) 609 8923

2307 Hancock Dr. | (512) 371 6840

GOODALL'S KITCHEN AND BAR

This chef-driven, authentic Mexican cuisine with un-

A café and grocery with both Louisiana and French sen-

1900 Rio Grande St. | (512) 495 1800

matched outdoor patio dining stands as an Austin dining

sibilities by Thomas Keller-trained Chef Sarah McIntosh.

Housed in the beautiful Hotel Ella, Goodall’s provides

gem. The chic yet relaxed setting is perfect for enjoying de-

Lovers of brunch are encouraged to stop in here for a bite

modern spins on American classics. Dig into a fried mort-

licious specialized drinks outside for their everyday 3 p.m.-

on Sundays!

adella egg sandwich and pair it with a cranberry thyme

manager Jen Keyser.

5 p.m. happy hour!

cocktail. FOODHEADS

EL CHILE

616 W. 34th St. | (512) 420 8400

HILLSIDE FARMACY

1809 Manor Rd. | (512) 457 9900

Fresh and inspired sandwiches, soups and salads in a

1209 E. 11th St. | (512) 628 0168

The extensive menu features Mexican classics, including

charming refashioned cottage and porch. This local sand-

Hillside Farmacy is located in a beautifully restored

ceviche and tamales, and creative drinks like the canta-

wich shop on 34th Street is the perfect date spot for you

1950s-style pharmacy with a lovely porch on the east side.

loupe margarita. Their daily happy hour offers sangria,

and your book. Don’t forget to check out the daily soup

Oysters, cheese plates and nightly dinner specials are

micheladas and margaritas.

specials!

whipped up by chef Sonya Coté.

EL CHILITO

FOREIGN & DOMESTIC

HOME SLICE PIZZA

2219 Manor Rd. | 512-382-3797

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

1415 S. Congress Ave. | (512) 444 7437

1623 East 7th St. | 512-334-9660

Small neighborhood restaurant in the North Loop area

For pizza cravings south of the river, head to Home Slice

All-day breakfast tacos and festive paleta f lavors make El

serving unique dishes. Chef Ned Elliott serves thoughtful,

Pizza. Open until 3 a.m. on weekends for your post-bar-

Chilito an Austin staple. If you’re looking to spice up your

locally-sourced food with an international twist at reason-

hopping convenience and stocked with classics like the

caffeine fix, try the Ojo Rojo — an horchata drink with a

able prices. Go early on Tuesdays for dollar oysters.

Margherita as well as innovative pies like the white clam,

shot of espresso. Don’t forget to dip some chips into their

topped with chopped clams and Pecorino Romano.

exotic salsa, the winner of The Austin Chronicle’s Hot

FREEDMEN’S

Sauce Contest.

2402 San Gabriel St. | (512) 220 0953

HOPFIELDS

Housed in a historic Austin landmark, smoke imbues the

3110 Guadalupe St. | (512) 537 0467

ELIZABETH STREET CAFÉ

f lavors of everything at Freedmen’s — from the barbecue,

A gastropub with French inclinations, offering a beauti-

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

to the desserts and even their cocktail offerings. Pitmaster

ful patio and unique cocktails. The beer, wine and cocktail

Chef Larry McGuire creates a charming French-Vietnam-

and chef Evan LeRoy plates some of the city’s best barbe-

options are plentiful and the perfect pairing for the restau-

ese eatery with a colorful menu of pho, banh mis and sweet

cue on a charming outdoor patio.

rant’s famed steak frites and moules frites.

treats. Both the indoor seating and outdoor patio bring comfort and vibrancy to this South Austin neighborhood favorite. Don’t forget to end your meal with the housemade macaroons. tribeza.com

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ITALIC

LA CONDESA

LUCY’S FRIED CHICKEN

123 W. 6th St. | (512) 660 5390

400 W. 2nd St. | (512) 499 0300

5408 Burnet Rd. | (512) 514 0664 &

Chef Andrew Curren of 24 Diner and Easy Tiger presents

Delectable cocktails, tasty tacos and appetizers all in-

2218 College Ave. | (512) 297 2423

simple, rustic Italian plates. Don’t miss the sweet delica-

spired by the hip and bohemian Condesa neighborhood in

2900 Ranch Rd 620 N

cies from Pastry Chef Mary Katherine Curren.

Mexico City. The elevated Mexican experience includes a

Straight-up Southern goodness, from moon pies to fried

tequila and mezcal menu, so be sure to experiment!

green tomatoes, and the house specialty: fried chicken.

JEFFREY’S

Chef James Holmes puts a fun take on our Southern favor-

1204 W. Lynn St. | (512) 477 5584

LAMBERTS DOWNTOWN BARBECUE

ites and serves them up with inventive cocktails, like the

Named one of Bon Appetit’s “10 Best New Restaurants

401 W. 2nd St. | (512) 494 1500

peach cobbler martini.

in America,” this historic Clarksville favorite has main-

Tucked away in the historic Schneider Brothers Building in

tained the execution, top-notch service and luxurious but

the Second Street District, Lamberts doesn’t grill up your

MANUEL’S

welcoming atmosphere that makes Jeffrey’s an old Austin

typical barbecue fare. Theirs has an Austin twist, like the

310 Congress Ave. | (512) 472 7555

staple.

rib-eye glazed with brown sugar and mustard.

10201 Jollyville Rd. | (512) 345 1042

JOSEPHINE HOUSE

LAUNDERETTE

the right notes for its upscale Mexican cuisine, cleanly pre-

1601 Waterston Ave. | (512) 477 5584

2115 Holly St. | (512) 382 1599

sented in a chic setting. It boasts its traditional Mexican

Rustic, continental fare with an emphasis on fresh, local

Culinary magicians and James Beard-nominated chefs

cuisine, so get out of your comfort zone and try one of their

and organic ingredients. Like its sister restaurant, Jef-

Rene Ortiz and Laura Sawicki surprise diners at this east

specialties.

frey’s, Josephine House is another one of Bon Appetit’s “10

side gem with menu items like crispy pork ribs and a birth-

Best New Restaurants in America.” Find a shady spot on

day cake ice cream sandwich.

Definitely not your standard Tex-Mex, Manuel’s hits all

MONGERS MARKET + KITCHEN 2401 E. Cesar Chavez St. | (512) 680 5045

their patio and indulge in fresh baked pastries and a cofLENOIR

Chef Shane Stark brings a casual Texas Gulf Coast sensi-

1807 S.1st St. | (512) 215 9778

bility to East Austin by slinging fresh seafood in the kitch-

JUNIPER

A gorgeous spot to enjoy a luxurious French-inspired prix

en and at the counter.

2400 E. Cesar Chavez St., Ste. 304 | (512) 436 3291

fixe meal in an intimate dining room and table that seats

Uchi alum Nicholas Yanes cooks up Northern Italian fare

just 34 diners.

fee.

MOONSHINE PATIO BAR + GRILL 303 Red River St. | (512) 236 9599

on the east side. Juniper’s minimalistic menu reinvents the L'ESTELLE HOUSE

Housed in the historical Hof heintz-Reissig store, Moon-

88 Rainey St. | (512) 571 4588

shine’s decadent Southern comfort food is a downtown

LA BARBECUE

This cute walk-up kitchen and patio fuses traditional

favorite. Belly up to the bar and indulge in their famous

1906 E. Cesar Chavez St. | (512) 605 9696

French and Southern cuisine. Think late night Parisian-

shrimp corndog appetizers.

Though it may not be as famous as that other Austin bar-

style burgers with frites or rosemary biscuits and gravy for

becue joint, La Barbecue is arguably just as delicious. This

Sunday brunch.

Italian classics.

NORTH

trailer, which is owned by the legendary Mueller family,

11506 Century Oaks Ter. | (512) 339 4440

whips up classic barbecue with free beer and live music.

Enjoy modern Italian cuisine in a sleek interior at this Domain standout. Go during happy hour for a glass of your favorite red and an exceptional cheeseboard.

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ODD DUCK

QUI

THE CLAY PIT

1201 S. Lamar Blvd. | (512) 433 6521

1600 E. 6th St. | (512) 436 9626

1601 Guadalupe St. | (512) 322 5131

Famed food trailer turned brick-and-mortar, Odd Duck

Both a James Beard-award recipient and winner of Top

Zip in for a buffet-style lunch or settle in for a traditional

was the first venture from acclaimed chef Bryce Gilmore.

Chef, chef Paul Qui’s namesake restaurant is one of the

dinner of both classic and contemporary Indian cuisine.

Expect seasonal fare and drinks with a Texas inf luence at

hottest spots in town for an unparalleled dining experi-

Stick to the basics for the chicken tikka masala and experi-

this South Lamar oasis.

ence set under an airy, beautiful backdrop.

ment with their chai spice creme brulee.

OLAMAIE

SALTY SOW

UCHI

1610 San Antonio St. | (512) 474 2796

1917 Manor Rd. | (512) 391 2337

801 S. Lamar Blvd. | (512) 916 4808

Food & Wine Magazine’s best new chefs Grae Nonas and

Salty Sow serves up creative signature drinks, including

Chef Tyson Cole has created an inventive menu that puts

Michael Fojtasek create a menu that will leave any South-

a Blueberry-Lemon Thyme Smash. The food menu, heavy

Uchi foremost among sushi spots in Austin. Grab a date

erner drooling with a dash of contemporary culinary con-

with sophisticated gastropub fare, is perfect for late-night

and treat yourself by splurging on nationally-recognized

cepts. The dessert menu offers your classic apple pie, or

noshing.

sushi.

Also, do yourself a favor and order the biscuits (they’re

SECOND BAR + KITCHEN

UCHIKO

worth every delectable bite).

200 Congress Ave. | (512) 827 2750

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

Another venture from James Beard-nominated chef David

The sensational sister creation of Uchi, and former home

OLIVE & JUNE

Bull, Second offers a swanky bistro experience in the heart

of Top Chef Paul Qui and renowned chefs Page Presley and

3411 Glenview Ave. | (512) 467 9898

of the 2nd Street District.

Nicholas Yanes. Uchiko is an Austin icon that everyone

alternatively a more trendy goat cheese caramel ice cream.

Celebrated Austin chef Shawn Cirkiel created this south-

should visit at least once. Try the bacon tataki!

ern Italian-style restaurant with a menu that highlights

SWAY

local, seasonal ingredients with dishes like saffron ricotta

1417 S. 1st St. | (512) 326 1999

WALTON’S FANCY AND STAPLE

ravioli and pork meatballs.

The culinary masterminds behind La Condesa cook up

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

Thai cuisine with a modern twist. An intimate outdoor

This cute downtown café serves a mean morning shrimp

PARKSIDE

area, complete with a Thai spirit house, makes for an un-

and grits — your perfect hangover remedy. Walton’s also

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

forgettable experience.

offers an array of delicious pastries, fresh brewed coffee and staple sandwiches for lunch. Be sure to pick up fresh

Chef Shawn Cirkiel’s f lagship restaurant, featuring a happy hour with half-price oysters and tasty cocktails, is a local

SWIFT’S ATTIC

favorite. Don’t overlook the dessert menu, with delectable

315 Congress Ave. | (512) 482 8842

items such as a brioche beignet and chocolate mousse.

Overlooking Congress Avenue, Swift’s Attic draws from

WINEBELLY

global inspirations and serves up inventive cocktails in a

519 W. Oltorf St. | (512) 487 1569

historic downtown building.

Named as one of the top 20 wine bars in America by Wine

PERLA’S SEAFOOD & OYSTER BAR 1400 S. Congress Ave. | (512) 291 7300

f lowers from their f loral shop on your way out!

Enthusiast, Winebelly boasts an international wine list

A South Congress staple, expect the freshest fish and oys-

TAKOBA

and Spanish-Mediterranean small plates. The bistro

ters f lown in daily from both coasts, carefully prepared

1411 E. 7th St. | (512) 628 4466

maintains a local feel with its comfortable, laid back in-

with simple yet elegant f lavors by Chef Larry McGuire.

Takoba delivers bold, authentic f lavors with ingredients

teriors.

imported straight from Mexico. Head over to East 7th Street for tortas, tacos, margaritas and micheladas.

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A LOOK BEHIND...

THE AFTER after party

Where would Austin nightlife be without late-night drive-thrus? Whether you’re coming from the perfect night out with friends, a horrible date or a shockingly long nap, beloved institutions like P. Terry’s, El Tacorrido and Mrs. Johnson’s Bakery serve up comfort food, quick. Working with a film team from Match Point Productions, photographer Steve

isneau and intrepid actor Bill

Wise, TRIBEZA paid multimedia homage to these three beloved fast-food institutions and their

Photographs by Steve Visneau

devotees. We're grateful to the late-night eaters and restaurant employees who let us in on their nights (sometimes literally: Bill was a big fan of hopping in the passenger seat for a more intimate interview). Head to tribeza.com to check out our Late-Night Eats video.

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