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Editor’s Letter

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Carol Ann Sayle of Boggy Creek Farm was kind enough to let us snap her photo as she was on her way to her next project.

or TRIBEZA's first ever Natural Issue, we were honored to spend the day at Boggy Creek Farm, the location for the fashion shoot (page 64) and the backdrop for the cover. Carol Ann Sayle and Larry Butler, the owners of the urban farm located just a few miles east of downtown Austin, were already working in the fields for the day by the time our photo shoot crew arrived, but they generously let us set up our camp of

wardrobe racks and hair and makeup stations in their charming historic house. Boggy Creek is a magical place—fresh eggs from the Hen House sat in two

wooden buckets by the back door, work gloves hung from a clothes line above a screened door and both sides of the house offered sweeping views of lush rows of vegetables. The couple bought the property in 1992 and named it Boggy Creek Farm after the creek/ditch across the street. We highly recommend seeing the Farm and its special owners in person during their market days on Wednesday and Saturdays from 9am-1pm. In "On a Mission," meet some Austinites who are helping others to be more conscious about health, sustainability and eating organic: John

We always have a ball shooting with Dallas-based fashion photographer Steve Visneau (pictured here with the models from the fashion shoot).

Every nook of the historic home on Boggy Creek Farm offered a charming view of urban farm life.

VanDeusen Edwards and Jonathan Horstmann started the Food is Free Project to teach others about gardening and building communities around them, while Ed and Kerri Hughey, the stylish couple behind The Wellgro Co., are sharing real food with kids and fighting the childhood obesity epidemic. We felt so inspired by the passionate people featured in this issue and hope they spur you on to start your 2013 off on a more

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Issue Release Party: 1. Alysha, Matt & Penelope Rainwaters 2. Meagan Whiteley, Caleb Owen Everitt, Ryan Rhodes, & Renee Fernandez 3. Julie Blakeslee, John Spong & Melba Whatley 4. Josh & Yvonne Lambert 5. Lindsay Muse & Zach Stover 6. Ron Weiss & Sara Rodell 7. Cameron & Anne Campbell 8. Jorge & Jackie Rangel 9. Larry McGuire & Elaine Garza 10. Elizabeth Baird & Jamie Chioco

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The Texas Land Conservancy celebrated 30 years of protecting Texas’ beautiful landscape, from the chalk mountains to Piney Woods, at the Vitruvian Domain. The statewide gala began with an evening of bocce ball, tequila and locally-made co-op brews, followed by dinner, dessert and music by the acclaimed Mother Falcon.

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Realty Austin’s Holiday Party

Jonathan and Yvette Boatwright of Realty Austin drew inspiration from old Hollywood glamor for their stunning Winter Party at W Austin. Complete with beautiful gowns, casino tables and music by The Night Owls and DJ Johnny Bravvo, this sumptuous soirée was a night fit for the silver screen.

Texas Land Conservancy: 1. Ben Leffler & Melissa Lynn Chapman 2. Cheyenne Weaver 3. Don Steinbach 4. Eli Robinson & Callen Thompson 5. Jack Sanders Realty Austin: 6. Brittanie Flegle & Charles Girard 7. Stefanie Fieldcamp & Carson Gallagher 8. Bethlyn & Tom Thornton 9. Joe Cummings & Jonathan Boatwright 10.Tammy & Eddie Young

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SIMS transformed the Scottish Rite Theater into a winter wonderland for Femmes for SIMS: Night of the Chanteuse, featuring some of the city’s most celebrated songstresses, including Jazz Mills, Nina Diaz and Pamela Hart. Adrian Quesada directed the evening, which supported SIMS’ mental health services for Austin musicians.

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LBJ Library Gala: 1. Lucinda Florio, Jennifer Robb & Catherine Robb 2. Sara Strother & Andy Brown 3. Sandy & Lisa Gottesman 4. Mary & Jake Silverstein Femmes for SIMS: 5. Natalie Walker & Jana Almond 6. Charlie Sexton & Carrie Hiner-Berry 7. Amanda Garcia & Rose Reyes HAAM Jam: 8. Mary McKeown & Zach Howell 9. Mia Townsend, Eden & Shane Matt 10. Amy Groves & Shawne Whelan 11. Amanda & Lonnie Trevino

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Definitely Not Another Mad Men Party Austinites came dressed in their 1960s best for Public School and Good Works PR’s vintage-themed Christmas party. In addition to a sprawling photo booth built especially for the evening, guests savored drinks by Deep Eddy Vodka and supported Hermanos De East Austin’s Festival of Love, which provides Christmas dinners and toys to hundreds of East Austin families.

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Handsome Coffee Roasters joined Billy Reid for a delectable evening on Sixth Street. Guests flocked to the boutique to enjoy food by Contigo, cocktails by WeatherUp and a performance by The Heartless Bastards. Proceeds benefited Project LOOP, a nonprofit organization that offers children access to the local creative community.

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Gather: 1. Leslie, Kelly Chappell & Lonzo Jackson 2. Keith & Avengelina Kreeger 3. Willem Vonk & Heather Sandlin 4. Kate Risinger & Deeyn Rhodes 5. Karen Malecki, Jill Newell & Shanah Blevins 6. Jordan & Mariah Brownwood 7. Juan Deleon & Gary Gaston Billy Reid: 8. Sarah & Preston Keilers 9. Beau LeBoeuf & Michelle Williamson 10. Michelle Ziskind & Rachel Baker 11. Steph Stallo & Josh Reebok 12. Zach Anderson & Tara Hagan

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Style Icon and General Manager of the San Jose Hotel Bobby Johns celebrated his 40th birthday party during an unforgettable evening at the Beauty Ballroom. Guests danced the night away to the performances of Diamond Models Management International, Penny Slotz, Super Creeps, Christeene and DJ JJ Booya, benefiting Queerbomb’s annual celebration of the LGBTQIA community in Austin.

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Passing the Torch BY K R I STI N ARMSTRONG This occurred to me while standing outme anyway, which I find more liberating than I llu s tr atio n by Joy G a ll agh er side my almost-eleven year old twin daughters’ depressing. I am having so much fun watchdressing rooms at Forever 21. Music blaring, ing my girls begin to inhabit themselves—far heaps of discarded clothing that some poor soul was going to have more fun than I ever had when I was figuring myself out. to fold and rehang, a long line of waiting girls tapping texts, mothers Besides, there is a different kind of beauty reserved for mothers and daughters fighting and me, standing there, having an out of over forty who are comfortable in their own skin. There is a certain body experience. sexiness that stems from the intersection of confidence and comfort, It used to be me in the dressing room, tossing clothes over the experience and wisdom, selflessness and self-respect. I know who I door at my mother, who patiently put things back on hangers to am and I know what I’m doing. (Gimme Summa That, right?) speed up the process. Now I am the one rehanging, giving outfits And for that, I would not turn back the clock. Not even for their thumbs up or down, helping them make the difficult decisions about natural, sun-streaked highlights and spotless, crinkle-free skin. which three things are the cutest. I am the one who weaves through Passing the beauty torch does not mean a hot-potato handoff. It the maze of racks and tries to find another size. Now it’s me who means passing it to my daughters at the right moment, carefully and tries to find just the right words to convey when something looks tenderly. It means making sure they know what they are carrying, cheap or inappropriate, while leaving their sense of beauty, indepenbecause one day they will pass it onto my granddaughters. Let’s do dence and personal style intact. this right, girls. As a young girl, I loved shopping. Of course I loved the new Sweethearts. You are getting older, which makes me, well, thirty clothes (I think at age ten I was more Osh Kosh than Forever 21?), years older than you. You are in that sweet spot between girl and but what I really treasured was the time with my mom. I loved all woman, so let’s just hover here for a second before you start to hate her attention lavished on me. I loved how she thought I was pretty; me. I want you to wear your beauty comfortably, gratefully, easily. how even in my dorkiest stages she would find something to compliHold it lightly but guard it, because it can expand you or exploit ment. The metal of your headgear really brings out the shine in your you. The man who sees beneath your beauty is worth getting to hair, honey. know; those who get stuck there, cut ‘em loose. Beauty needs back up; My daughters actually are beautiful, far prettier than I ever was or focus on smart and funny. Give more attention and energy to what will be. And this is what I was thinking about as I put neon colored your body can do than what it looks like. Only post words and phoshirts back on hangers. Not in a creepy jealous way, like the moms tos you would want your grandparents to see. Food is your friend— who wear skimpy clothes, too much makeup and try to be friends choose wisely and enjoy it. If you stop and think that something may with their daughters’ friends. I mean a more peaceful feeling, like I not be appropriate, it’s probably not. Floss and wear your sunscreen. can step to the background and give them the beauty spotlight. I can Think twice before you start jacking with your hair color; it will happily relinquish the posturing, primping and striving to the next become your first taste of commitment. Tell me when I’m wearing generation and get busy doing the things I love to do and not give a something terrible, but try to be nice about it. Love, Mom damn how I look doing them. These days, no one is really looking at

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What inspires your style? Bad photos from the past inspire me. If I think I’ll look back at a photo of myself in 20 years and say, “what was I thinking…” I’ll usually avoid wearing it. What was your favorite article of clothing when you were a child? In Kindergarten, my parents gave in and bought me a pair of rocket ship-themed shoes made a blast off sound with every step. They were so obnoxious that I got sent home from school my first day wearing them. What movie or television star was your childhood crush?

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Kelly Kapowski. What is one thing people don't generally know about you? I was an all-state wide receiver as a senior in high school. Who are your favorite heroes in real life? My hero was my grandfather. Watching him, I learned the importance of hard work, honesty and always doing the right thing, especially when no one’s watching. When and where are you happiest? I’m always happiest around friends and family, no matter where we are or what the situation is.

Who is your favorite fictional character? Littlefoot from The Land Before Time was pretty great. From what I remember, he was a loyal friend, always honest, very adventurous and incredibly determined. At age 7, you wanted to be? 23 years old. I wasn’t a huge fan of school as a firstgrader, and I figured I’d be done with school when I was 23 years old. What do you never travel without? Nail clippers and Burt’s Bees lip balm. I always seem to need one of the two when I’m traveling.

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Bill Bunch E xecutive Di rector , Save Ou r Springs Alliance

Enthralled by the beauty of Texas springs, Bill Bunch invites Austinites to protect the paradise just outside our doorstep.

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onnecting with the natural

for a life defending Barton Springs and the Hill

be will only be as responsible to future genera-

world has been at the heart of

Country of Austin.

tions as enough of us show the way.

the Austin experience from

We don’t have to look to distant rain forests or

before European settlers took

have called so many others, endangering the natu-

dying coral reefs to see warning signs of climate

up residence on the banks of

ral and cultural treasures that draw us here in

change, mass extinction and natural resource

Barton Springs more than 200 years ago. An

the first place. The three friends and founders of

depletion. Our water supply lakes sit at 58%

important landmark in a region known by native

Austin’s intellectual life—folklorist J. Frank Do-

empty, the Edwards Aquifer re-entered “alarm

peoples as the “Land of Good Water,” Barton

bie, naturalist Roy Bedichek and historian Walter

stage” drought in November, and more than two

Springs was one in a chain of “fountain springs”

Prescott Webb—gave the first warnings in the 40s

dozen species of wildlife that live here in the Hill

emerging from the Edwards Aquifer, which gave

and 50s that unmanaged growth threatened the

Country and nowhere else on earth face near-

birth to Austin and our sister cities. San Pedro

land, water and wildlife that made Austin special.

term extinction.

and San Antonio Springs gave us San Antonio;

Austin’s greatest work of public sculpture, Glenna

The author Edward Abbey once wrote that

Comal Springs, New Braunfels; San Marcos

Goodacre’s “Philosopher’s Rock,” beckons Barton

“sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.”

Springs begat San Marcos. The capital was locat-

Springs visitors to join Dobie, Bedichek and Webb

He wasn’t writing about Austin, but he could have

ed here in significant part because Barton Springs

for a swim in both the natural and cultural world

been. The vast majority of Austinites recognize

offered a reliable source of drinking water.

of Austin.

that if we can’t muster the intelligence and will

The Springs and the Hill Country got their

College students in the 60s and 70s answered

necessary to make Austin a sustainable, water-

hooks in me by happenstance. I followed an older

the call, forming the Zilker Park Posse and the

efficient and climate-friendly city, there can be

sister into competitive swimming, which meant

Austin group of the Sierra Club. Their work to

little hope that others will do so. The challenge to

driving down from Arlington to Austin, San An-

steer Austin growth away from the vulnerable

“think globally and act locally” grows each day.

tonio and New Braunfels several times a year for

Hill Country watersheds and towards “preferred

swim meets. My first love was Comal Springs—I’d

growth areas” in the I-35 corridor continues to

which leads to action. Laura Dunn’s award-

never seen water like that in North Texas. Barton

this day: from the late 1980s through last month,

winning documentary, The Unforeseen, provides

followed and soon supplanted Comal because it

local voters have approved hundreds of millions

a compelling view of Austin’s struggle to preserve

was the ultimate source of another magical up-

of dollars to buy and preserve over 50,000 acres

our piece of Planet Earth. Executive produced by

welling of my 1970s youth: the music of Jerry Jeff

of Austin-area Hill Country in parks, wildlife

Terrence Malick and Robert Redford, The Un-

Walker, Rusty Wier, Doug Sahm, Alvin Crow and

preserves and watershed protection lands. Maps

foreseen will open your eyes, above and below the

other pioneers of Austin’s “redneck rock” sound.

showing protected lands “then and now” tell us

surface. Watch it now—then get outside. Explore

This was real music, rooted in a specific place.

how much has been achieved—and how much

Barton Springs and the Barton Creek Greenbelt

When the king of cool, my older brother, let me

more is needed.

on your own or contact Save Our Springs Alliance

listen to his “Austin” records, the water and the

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However, the sirens that called me to Austin

Over 20 years of conservation work, we have

It’s been said that knowledge inspires love,

for guided walking and snorkeling tours. Donate

music called me. Throw in a love of the outdoors

learned a few things. Most importantly, we have

and volunteer with one or more of Austin’s active

nurtured on Scout campouts and a degree in

learned that it takes a community to save a com-

conservation groups. We are all part of the prob-

environmental biology and law, and I was made

munity. Austin’s public and private powers-that-

lem: resolve to be a part of the solution in 2013.

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Entertainment Calendar Music GREG ALLMAN & JOHN HIATT

January 2, 5:30pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater AUSTIN SYMPHONY PRESENTS: YEFIM BRONFMAN

January 11-12 The Long Center B.B. King

January 13, 8pm The Paramount Theatre LUCINDA WILLIAMS

January 16, 8pm The Paramount Theatre MALFORD MILLIGAN

January 17, 7:30pm The Rollins Studio Theatre HEARTLESS BASTARDS

January 17, 8pm Antone’s KEANE

January 17, 6:30pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater EDDIE MONEY

January 18, 7pm One World Theatre LOS LOBOS VIVO

January 18, 6:30pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater LED ZEPPELIN 2

January 18, 8pm Emo’s East

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January 19, 7pm Stubb’s THE FLATLANDERS

January 19, 8pm The Paramount Theatre IGUDESMAN & JOO: A LITTLE NIGHTMARE MUSIC

January 19, 8pm The Long Center

THE LIGHT UPSTAIRS

January 19, 9:30pm Lambert’s ACTION ITEM

January 20, 6:30pm Stubb’s CALEXICO

January 23, 9pm Emo’s East QUIET COMPANY

January 25, 8pm Antone’s

CARRIE RODRIGUEZ

January 25, 8pm The Paramount Theatre DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS

January 25, 9pm Emo’s East

EIGHTH BLACKBIRD

January 28, 8pm McCullough Theatre DIANA ROSS

January 30, 6:30pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater

JOURNEY TO JAMAA

January 12, 12pm Alamo Drafthouse

THE UCA PRESENTS: TO WONG FOO

January 13, 7pm Alamo Drafthouse Ritz

COMMUNITY CINEMA: SOUL FOOD JUNKIES

January 15, 7pm Austin Public Library SPEAK

January 15, 6:30pm Alamo Drafthouse Village

Theatre THE STRANGE UNDOING OF PRUDENCIA HART

January 16-19 The Palm Door

FRONTERAFEST 2013: THE SHORT FRINGE

January 15-February 16 Hyde Park Theatre

DISNEY’S THE LION KING

January 16-February 10 Bass Concert Hall 33 VARIATIONS

January 23-February 17 ZACH Theatre LEE STRASBERG THEATRE & FILM INSTITUTE METHOD ACTING SEMINAR

January 25-27 ZACH Theatre

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO

January 31, 7:30pm The Long Center

Comedy JOHN RAMSEY

Cap City Comedy Club CRISTELA ALONZO

January 9-12 Cap City Comedy Club HARMONTOWN

January 11, 10:30pm Cap City Comedy Club NEIL HAMBURGER & TIM HEIDECKER

January 14, 6pm Scottish Rite Theater ERIK GRIFFIN

January 16-19 Cap City Comedy Club SEBASTIAN MANISCALCO

January 23-26 Cap City Comedy Club LISA LAMPANELLI

January 26, 7pm The Paramount Theatre BOBBY LEE

January 31-February 2 Cap City Comedy Club

Children CIRCUS CHICKENDOG’S THE MUTT-CRACKER

January 3-5, 7pm The Vortex Repertory Company VIDEO GAMES LIVE™

January 5, 7:30pm The Long Center

2013 SHRINE CIRCUS

January 18-21 Cedar Park Center

IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE

January 24-25 One World Theatre

THE FAMILY OF REE

January 24-27 The Long Center

Other BLUE MAN GROUP

January 1-2 The Long Center

2013 BRIDAL EXTRAVAGANZA

January 5-6 Palmer Events Center

SHATNER’S WORLD: WE JUST LIVE IN IT

January 10, 8pm The Paramount Theatre

2013 HOME & GARDEN SHOW

January 11-13 Palmer Events Center

BALLET AUSTIN’S GET FIT!

2013 January 13 Ballet Austin

GEORGE SAUNDERS

January 22, 7pm BookPeople

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

January 24-25 Frank Erwin Center

DELL CHILDREN’S GALA

January 26, 6pm Austin Convention Center


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Jan Heaton: line / form / color Reception, 6-8pm Through January 20 JANUARY 10 DRAGONFLY GALLERY

John Mastenbrook Reception, 5:30-7:30pm Through February 1

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Wendy Wagner: Look to the LEft Reception, 6-8pm Through March 14 JANUARY 26 LORA REYNOLDS GALLERY

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Art Spaces Museums Austin Children’s Museum

201 Colorado St. (512) 472 2499 Hours: Tu 10–5, W 10–8, Th–Sa 10–5, Su 12–5 austinkids.org AMOA-Arthouse The Jones Center

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rowing up in Texas in a family of female gardeners, painter Erika Huddleston was always surrounded by nature, but it wasn’t until she spent a few years in New York City that she truly discovered her passion for the outdoors: “I would treasure all the community gardens and street trees,” she says, recalling the Ramble in Central Park, a designed space that appears to be a wooded remnant of 17th-century Manhattan. She came to Austin to study landscape architecture at UT, where she worked with Professors Coleman Coker and Allen Shearer on site analysis research and a studio project on Waller Creek, respectively. “Engaging with their work and teaching was extraordinary,” Huddleston says. Her most recent paintings of Shoal Creek feature mustards and olives, indigo and scarlet hues that take shape in different lengths and thicknesses to convey the branches and leaves distinct to one of Austin’s most beloved green spaces. Huddleston has spent more than 500 hours in the park at 24th and Lamar, where she begins with a pencil in hand to record details with exquisite precision. She then turns to her palette of oil paints, allowing her intuition to control the brush. “You plan a painting, but there are the wonderful things that happen that you don’t plan,” she remarks. “The oil paint is that unplanned part for me.” With so much time spent indoors in today’s age, Huddleston started painting nature as a way to stay outside in one place all day and observe the relationship between the “urban wilderness” of spaces like Shoal Creek and the city dwellers immersed in them. “Appearing raw doesn’t mean a park is not designed,” she says. Huddleston’s series of Shoal Creek lithographs are available from Flatbed Press. For more information about Huddleston and her work, visit erikahuddleston.com. r. wright

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700 Congress Ave. (512) 453 5312 Hours: W 12-11, Th-Sa 12-9, Su 12-5 arthousetexas.org AMOA-Arthouse Laguna Gloria

3809 W. 35th St. (512) 458 8191 Driscoll Villa hours: Tu–W 12-4, Th-Su 10–4 Grounds hours: M–Sa 9–5, Su 10–5 amoa.org Blanton Museum of Art

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 lbjlib.utexas.edu

Mexic–Arte Museum

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

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

The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

O. Henry Museum

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

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

Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum

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

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Galleries Art on 5th

1501 W. 5th St. (512) 481 1111 Hours: M–Sa 10–6 arton5th.com The Art Gallery at John-William Interiors

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

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

Austin Art Garage

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

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

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

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

2832 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. (512) 322 2099 Hours: Tu–Sa 12–5 uts.cc.utexas.edu/~crlab Davis Gallery

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

Flatbed Press

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

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

2905 San Gabriel St., #101 (512) 454 6671 Hours: Tu–F 11–5, Sa 11–4 galleryshoalcreek.com grayDUCK gallery

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

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

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

Fredericksburg, TX (800) 999 0820 Hours: M-Sa 10-5 whistlepik.com

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Women & Their Work

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

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

1203 W. 49th St. By appointment only redspacegallery.com

Russell Collection Fine Art

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

1319 Rosewood Ave. By appointment only sofagallerytx.com Stephen L. Clark Gallery

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

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

Lora Reynolds Gallery

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

1009 W. 6th St., #101 (512) 474 1700 Hours: M–Sa 10-6 lotusasianart.com The Nancy Wilson Scanlan Gallery

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

1011 West Lynn Hours: Tu–Sa 11–5 (512) 236 1333 studiotenarts.com Testsite

502 W. 33rd St. (512) 453 3199 By Appt. Only fluentcollab.org Wally Workman Gallery

1202 W. 6th St. (512) 472 7428 Hours: Tu–Sa 10–5 wallyworkman.com whistle pik galleries

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

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

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

Alternative Spaces ARTPOST: The Center for Creative Expression

4704 E. Cesar Chavez St. artpostaustin.com Austin Presence

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

5305 Bolm Rd. (512) 553 3849 By appointment only bay6studios.com Big Medium

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

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

613 Allen St. (512) 300 8217 By appointment only colabspace.org

Nick cave: HiDiNG iN PLaiN SiGHT September 29, 2012–February 24, 2013 The Jones center // First Floor Galleries

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MIX3R Weekend Workouts The first annual MIX3R SERIES festival, presented by SBR Promotions, launches in Austin this spring, complete with an intense, four-mile running race, cycling ride, interactive fitness expo and music festival. Until then, MIX3R is offering a sneak peek during its Weekend Workouts, a lineup of exciting classes held every Saturday at its affiliate gym, FRAME. Free and open to the public, the workouts are instructor-led in true, MIX3R fashion, fusing the city’s love of music and fitness into one dynamic morning: guests will stretch lift weights, hoist kettlebells and more—all while a live DJ spins tracks for a lively, high-energy class that’s part workout, part festival. “The workouts reflect the music and motion atmosphere of the inaugural festival,” says Tony Yamanaka, Marketing Director for SBR Promotions. “Consider these a taste of something much bigger come May 2013.” For more information about the MIX3R Series and to purchase tickets for the festival on May 3-4, visit mix3r.com.

CYC Fitness This year, CYC Fitness is reinventing the classic gym staple—the spin class. In each 45-minute session, CYC’s engaging instructors take riders on an intensive journey, set to high-energy music and designed to maximize the cycling experience. Furthermore, for every mile completed, the gym will donate a portion of its proceeds to its local charity partners, the Sustainable Food Center and Marathon Kids. “We modified indoor cycling to be more of a music-driven, full-body workout, where you can burn 800 calories in a session,” founder Stephen Nitkin says. “There’s no other workout like it.” In developing the unique CYC Method, Creative Director Keonia Hudoba sought to incorporate diverse movements from a multitude of sports, such as swimming and boxing, in order to inspire riders to the finish line. “Our riders leave each CYC road trip energized, feeling an overwhelming sense of euphoria,” Hudoba says. “CYC will take you mentally and physically further than you could go alone.” For more information about CYC Fitness, visit cycfitness.com.

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Fuel Fitness • MedSpa•Salon

A revolutionary new approach to health, Fuel Fitness•MedSpa•Salon isn’t simply a gym—it’s a wellness destination for guests of all ages and abilities. Founded by emergency room physician Dr. Todd Bell, Fuel offers an advanced fitness training facility, medical laser spa and salon, coupled with Dr. Bell’s expertise in customizing weight training and fitness programs to care for clients with chronic conditions. From the perfect manicure to an intensive Krava Maga class, Fuel clients have a myriad of health and beauty services at their fingertips, in addition to state-of-the art fitness equipment. The gym’s innovative TRAZER technology, for example, assesses the user’s ability in order to create personalized workouts, while cuttingedge virtual reality biking and running experiences will have you cycling in South Africa or hiking the Grand Canyon. “Fuel is unlike any place,” Dr. Bell says. “It’s a boutique center helping people to look, feel and perform their best.” For more information about Fuel Fitness•MedSpa•Salon, visit fuelimage.com. L. Siva

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With this front yard garden, John VanDeusen Edwards (right) and Jonathan Horstmann (left) launched a revolutionary movement to bring the community together through the simple act of growing food.

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Whether on the farm, in the garden or at the market, these visionaries are building a healthier, more sustainable Austin.

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urban gardeners is simple, it is resonating with folks literally across the globe,” Edwards says. “By using our block as a model for others, our ripple can travel farther than we can imagine.” What is your mission? Jonathan: When we started, it was all about growing community by growing food, but what we’ve realized is that it’s about actualizing a completely different way of viewing our relationships to ourselves and our planet. Food is a great way to spark that conversation, whether we are growing it, eating it or just talking about it.

Urban gardeners John VanDeusen Edwards (pictured right) and Jonathan Horstmann (left) began growing food to grow their community. “Food is something that connects us,” Edwards says.

John VanDeusen Edwards & Jonathan Horstmann The Food is Free Project “It started with a simple front yard garden,” says John VanDeusen Edwards, co-founder of The Food is Free Project. When he and Jonathan Horstmann moved their gardening efforts from behind the fence to the front yard, they began connecting with their neighbors, many of whom were inspired to start gardens of their own. Soon, the entire block on Joe Sayers Avenue had transformed with urban gardens producing free harvest for the community. The Food is Free Project has since expanded across the city, collaborating with HOPE Farmer’s Market and The Little Yoga House and drawing interest from over 20 states and countries. “We realize that though our idea

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Why Austin? John: I was born and raised in Austin, went to UT Film School and then found myself in a sales job. After realizing my place in the garden, I left my job, picked up a ukulele and started planting seeds and singing songs. Jonathan: It’s the classic “move to Austin with your band, get in lots of trouble, leave the country to find yourself, find yourself back in Austin, meet a super awesome kindred spirit, start a nonprofit, save the world” story. What’s next for Food is Free? Jonathan: This month, we’re having our one year anniversary party and fundraiser. In the spring/summer, we are throwing Urban Farm Aid Austin (urbanfarmaidaustin.org), a concert whose proceeds will purchase CSA food shares from local farmers and provide them to families in need. John: We’re having a blast filming a bunch of videos that we can’t wait to share on our new website. We like to show people how to have fun while fighting the good fight. For more information about The Food is Free Project, visit foodisfreeproject.org. To learn more about Edwards and Horstmann’s band, Mighty Mountain, visit mightymountainmusic.com


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Dustin Fedako (pictured right) and Eric Groff (left) take the guesswork out of composting by collecting compostables and delivering them to urban farms and gardens. “The best way to get people to do the right thing is to make the right thing as easy as possible,” he says.

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Dustin Fedako East Side Compost Pedallers After a three-month backpacking tour through Europe, Dustin Fedako returned to Austin with a love of the bike culture he had discovered abroad. “I was inspired by Dutch cities where everyone rode a bike,” he says. “It left me hungry to create that kind of attitude back home.” Today, the bicycle has become his vehicle for social change as founder of East Side Compost Pedallers, a 100% bike-powered compost recycling program that collects compostable material from East Austin dwellers and delivers it to urban farms and community gardens. “It’s an idea whose time has come,” Fedako says. “People want to feel more connected to their food source. It’s really inspiring to see how excited people get about working together with us to create this new, more natural way of life.” What is your mission? We are here to transform the way people think about organic waste—over 30% of the stuff we consider to be “waste” is really a valuable resource. We are dedicated to recycling those resources back into the ground to enrich the soil and grow more local food. Our mission is to build a more vibrant Austin community by re-

ducing waste, strengthening our local food system and connecting neighbors to each other through a more sustainable lifestyle. Why Austin’s East Side? First of all, the East Side is my home. It is a wonderfully colorful place to live, full of interesting things and inspiring people. Beyond that, there is just an amazing synergy for us here: almost all of the urban farms in Austin are here within a five-mile radius, there is a strong and active biking culture, and we have a tight-knit DIY community that is really rallying behind the idea. What’s next for the Compost Pedallers? So far, we have been successfully diverting organics from the waste stream and using them to grow more local produce. But for us, that’s really just half of the equation. We are working with our farm partners to create a composting service that completely closes the food loop in a way that no one has ever done before. Imagine eating a salad that was grown on a farm down the street from your house, using compost made from your food scraps and transported both ways on bicycle. It’s possible, and we are making it happen in 2013. To learn more about East Side Compost Pedallers, visit facebook. com/compedallers. tribeza.com

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Brenton Johnson Founder, Johnson’s Backyard Garden Almost a decade ago, Brenton Johnson and his wife, Beth, began gardening in their backyard on Holly Street and selling their produce to the downtown farmer’s market. When the vegetable garden had expanded into the front and side yards too, however, Johnson realized that gardening was more than a hobby. “What I really wanted to do was be a full-time farmer,” he says. “This had been a dream of mine since college.” Once he found a sprawling 20 acres on Hergotz Lane in East Austin, Johnson began to farm full-time and has since grown Johnson’s Backyard Garden into a 1000-member community supported agriculture operation, which welcomes Austinites to the farm as volunteers in the JBG Workshare program. “I am excited to share my passion for farming with others,” Johnson says. What is your mission? My goal for JBG has always been the same: to provide vegetables to the Austin community. Right now, our farm feeds less than 1% of the Austin population with our vegetables. I want to be able to serve more of our community, as well as strengthen Austin’s food security for the future.

Why Austin’s East Side? The Hergotz property proved to be a great location for JBG—it’s close to the river, so it has really good soil for growing, and it’s only five miles from downtown Austin. The move from gardening in my backyard to farming on 20 acres was a big one, but I quickly realized that it wouldn’t be long before we outgrew even the 20 acres. We were able to find and purchase another 185 acres just 10 miles east of the airport. With this new land, we can now provide produce to more members of the Austin community and have branched out to serve local restaurants and grocery stores as well. What’s next for Johnson’s Backyard Garden? I am excited to be on the board of directors of FarmShare Austin, a new nonprofit whose mission includes new farmer education. Right now, there are a lot of young people with an interest in farming, but there is no clear path to making this a career, especially here in Austin. I look forward to being part of an organization that provides young farmers with the tools they need to succeed—because in addition to land, Austin needs people who know how to farm! To learn more about Johnson’s Backyard Garden, visit jbgorganic.com.

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market maven Lizzie Garrett Director, HOPE Farmers Market Lizzie Garrett was ready for a change in 2009. She was working for an architecture firm in Virginia and fell in love with Austin after her first visit. She moved here, and it was during her first week in town that she serendipitously met one of the founders of HOPE Farmers Market, Greg Esparza. He invited her to check it out, and when she walked into the Market, she was immediately hooked. She started volunteering, then began coordinating volunteers and managing community outreach up until a year ago when she quit her full-time job and took on the Market Director role. She says: “I was drawn in by the idea of a farmers market as a community design project, as a way to bring people together on a weekly basis to celebrate farms and food, as well as good music, art and general cultural awareness.” What’s your mission? At HOPE, we curate a space every week, bringing in all of these different people whom we find interesting or inspiring, and then sit back and see what kinds of new ideas and collaborations emerge. It’s fascinating, and I could tell stories for days about the interesting characters and happenings there in the last three years! Why Austin? The city has such a unique character and spirit—outdoorsy and cultural, friendly and funky—there’s a little something here for everyone. Career-wise, there’s a lot going on that’s architecturally related but more community driven. What’s next for HOPE? HOPE is moving to Plaza Saltillo the first Sunday of March. The location is perfect—it was built to be a farmers market and is beautifully designed and landscaped, visible and approachable, and located right at a commuter rail station (which will eventually run on Sundays). It’s also perfect timing, because we have big plans to expand our community outreach initiatives in 2013. We just implemented our SNAP/EBT Acceptance Program (food stamps)

HOPE Marketing Director Lizzie Garrett strolls through Springdale Farm, as she shares her plans for the Market’s expanding Farm Stand project.

and plan to expand that to have a greater reach in East Austin. We’re also expanding our HOPE Farm Stand project, which sources and sells at the Market produce grown right in East Austin (from community gardens and backyard farms). We’re working with some local architects on the design of a bicycle-powered PopUP Mobile Farm Stand that will work in collaboration with other organizations, schools, churches, etc. to take healthy, local and affordable produce out into the places that need it the most. To learn more about the HOPE Farmers Market, visit hopefarmersmarket.org. tribeza.com

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Jess Simpson ForgivingMartha.com Her maternal grandmother was a cook and her paternal grandfather was a baker, so it’s no surprise that the vivacious Jess Simpson quickly learned her way around the kitchen. Her parents also shared in the family passion for adventurous and creative cooking styles. She says: “Growing up, we always had a garden, and I always loved the idea of eating what we grew ourselves or something made from scratch.” Simpson began following a strict gluten and dairy-free diet when she was diagnosed with Celiac disease and a casein allergy. “With all the changes in my diet, I immediately felt like an entirely new and better version of myself. I began to more fully appreciate the freshness of food and the importance of quality, responsible preparation.” Two years ago, she started her blog FogivingMartha. com to share her delicious gluten-free recipes with the world. She has developed a loyal following of readers and has earned shout outs from blogs like TheKitchn and Bon Appétit magazine and a regular column on CamilleStyles.com What is your mission? I love the idea of sharing recipes that are feasible for anyone to make. Gluten-free recipes are especially daunting with their extra billion ingredients thrown into the mix in an attempt to replicate the evil magic of wheat/wheat flour. Special diets are often difficult to accommodate, and I’ve felt particularly left out when it comes to dessert in the past, so I want my blog to be a resource for people like me. I want to show others that even though you have to live a gluten and dairy-free life, you can still bake a cake and eat it too. Why Austin? Austin has been a great city for me to begin this new stage of my life, and its enthusiastic food culture has given me an opportunity to develop relationships with the farms and suppliers of my favorite local ingredients, such as shishito peppers from JBG Organic. Until I can have chickens (and perhaps even a farm) of my own, Farmer Chris and Johnson’s Backyard Garden will be my “dealers.” They always give this southern gal the fresh, local staples she needs to make recipes truly sing. What’s next for ForgivingMartha.com? I truly have a passion for baking, sharing and teaching, and in the coming year, I’m excited to spread the message that it’s really simple to cook, eat and enjoy a gluten and dairy-free life without sacrifice. To learn more about Jess Simpson, visit ForgivingMartha.com.

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Ed and Kerri Keaton Hughey love working together to support nutrition and food education programs in schools. “The life we have created is a result of our individual passions inspiring our other half,” Kerri says.

Ed Hughey & Kerri Keaton Hughey Founders, The Wellgro Co. When the husband and wife team behind The Wellgro Co, Ed and Kerri Keaton Hughey, say they hope to save the world, they mean it. Two years ago, after reading Robin O’Brien’s The Unhealthy Truth, the Hugheys began to realize that the nation’s food education system and school lunch programs needed help in order to serve children in the best way possible. “It was the first time our eyes were truly opened to the effects of modern-day processed food,” Kerri says. “We identified the opportunity to raise awareness about the benefits of eating real food, raise funds in order to impact change and raise the bar on food education standards.” Together, the Hugheys launched The Wellgro Co, selling beautifully designed garments and hosting socials to raise funds for schools and nonprofits who are implementing food education programs. “We believe that kids deserve to eat real food,” Kerri says. What is your mission? We hope to teach kids about real food so that they may live healthy, active, feel-good lives! Our vision is to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic in our country. We can realize this vision by putting real food back into the school system—both in the cafeterias and the classrooms. When you take part in The Wellgro Co. campaigns, you help teach the importance of nutrition... and help us save the world!

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givers Why Austin? Moving to Austin almost 10 years ago allowed us to truly live a healthy lifestyle. We are so lucky to live in this community where real food and recreation are available to us: we have amazing farmers and restaurateurs who are working hard to feed us real food, and we have the running trail, cycling, yoga, cross fit, etc. to help keep us in shape. Our health and happiness are priorities for us, and we wanted to create a forum where we could inspire others to value health and happiness in their lives too! What’s next for The Wellgro Co? Currently, we have a fundraising campaign to build a school garden at Travis High. In 2013, we will grow our web presence to include food and cooking education in really cool ways, partner with some of the best chefs and farmers in town and host a variety of events. To learn more about The Wellgro Co, visit thewellgroco.com. tribeza.com

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Amid Archibald of Castle Hill Fitness shows one of his signature Taekwondo moves.

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Amid Archibald Castle Hill Fitness Amid Archibald was first introduced to martial arts when he was seven. “I was having a hard time in school and didn’t transition well into my new living situation and new school, so my dad decided to enroll me in Taekwondo because it was said to help with self-esteem, discipline, control and concentration,” he says. “I wasn’t too interested in sports. I just knew Taekwondo was my niche. I was able to connect with myself deeply through mind and body.” Since he first began his practice, Archibald has won many awards like Instructor of the Year from the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame. In the classes and personal training sessions he leads at Castle Hill Fitness, where he has worked for the last six years, you’ll find some martial arts movements incorporated into your workout, as well as many other unexpected and innovative routines. He currently teaches classes throughout the day and evening. “You can expect a challenging workout that you’ll never forget!” he says. To learn more about Castle Hill Fitness and Archibald, visit castlehillfitness.com.

Maggie Mahoney The Pilates Studio “The human body’s capabilities have never failed to amaze me, and I’ve always been interested in how and why my body feels a particular way,” says Maggie Mahoney, a Pilates instructor at The Pilates Studio. “I can’t imagine a life with less action or movement, as I believe good health should be appreciated every day.” After trying many other types of sports and exercise, Mahoney started practicing Pilates in college and found that it ultimately provided the best results for her body. She says: “I felt lighter, my body felt tone and lifted, and I was able to run farther with less effort. Pilates works the core muscles, which support a taller posture and lean physique. Pilates strengthens the body in an aligned and centered format; therefore it aids to prevent injury and improves the quality of movement overall.” To learn more about Pilates or to take a class from Mahoney, visit pilaatesstudio.com or email her at mahoneymaggie@gmail.com.

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Hilly Flora NadiYogi.com Hilly Flora started regularly practicing yoga in college, and after taking a semester off from her practice, she realized it wasn’t just the physical benefits she missed most. “Yoga gave me inner space to be authentic, present and grounded for myself and others and the resources of breath and awareness to better move through this lifetime,” she says. Ten years later, she is still dedicated to yoga in Austin, where you can often find her commuting by bicycle to one of the classes she teaches at Wanderlust Yoga, Dharma Yoga, Austin Donation Yoga and Vuka Co-op. “I am still dedicated to the practice because yoga asks me the hard questions. It asks me to find unity with all beings, even those I do not know how to love yet,” she says. “It asks me what is most important in life and then illuminates a path of self-realization, awareness, enlightenment and mental/ physical discipline.” To view Flora’s updated schedule and her blog, visit NadiYogi.com.

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Kate Rody Austin Bar Method It was love at first bar class for Kate Rody. “It was at my friend’s studio in San Francisco, and I knew I had to one day teach it,” she says. The Bar Method is an intense, total-body isometric workout with small movements meant to sculpt your arms, legs and glutes. “Accompanied with abdominal exercises and stretching, it provides a lean and toned result that delivers unlike anything else,” she says. In addition to the Bar classes she teaches at The Bar Method Studio at 5th Street Gables Commons, Rody is also a spinning teacher. “In the spring, I will return to teaching a spinning class that will completely change your workout,” she says. Visit austin.barmethod.com to view a schedule of Rody’s available classes.

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Dane Krager Dane’s Body Shop There’s something that feels charmingly old school about Dane’s Body Shop—the location is a former auto shop, and you can often find the gym’s fearless leader and award-winning athlete, Dane Krager, leading a workout in his high top Chuck Taylor All-Stars. Krager first came up with the idea for Dane’s Body Shop and the fusion fitness programs he wanted to create while on a three-month sabbatical through Egypt and Europe. “When I got back, I saw this empty auto repair shop for lease at 4227 Guadalupe and was encouraged by my friends and family to rent it. My dad’s actually the one who came up with the name Dane’s Body Shop,” he says. “My mom believed before I did that I was capable of invoking a motivation in others, and she supported the current career I am following with gym ownership.” In a typical DBS workout, you can expect a mixture of strength exercises using barbells and kettlebells and pull ups, along with some cardio conditioning bursts (think shuttle sprints, box jumps, 400m runs), as well as Yoga and Pilates movements for stretching, core strengthening and range of motion. To learn more about Dane’s Body Shop, visit danesbodyshop.com.

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Skirt by Hazel Brown $598, By George; Shirt by Madewell $88; Jeans by J Brand $225, Valentine’s Too.

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Brave the cold in cozy sweaters and tied up scarves for layered looks of the season. Lo c at io n B o g gy C reek Farm Models Avery, Lisa & Remy + Hair by Theresa Przybyla (José Luis Salon) + Makeup by Sara Dale (José Luis Salon) + Assistant Stylist Staley Hawkins


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facing page. Sweater by John

McJenn $350, Turtleneck by Hazel Brown $450, By George; Scarf $78, Jeans $98.50, Madewell.

this page. Boots by Jacob Slurry

$542, By George; Sweater $295, Billy Reid; Shirt $88, Jeans $115, Madewell.

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facing page. Sweater

by Gary Graham $644, By George; Scarf $59.50, Madewell.

this page. Caftan by The

Row $1,690, By George.

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avery. Shirt $275, Billy Reid; Scarf

$58, Cardigan $79.50, Madewell.

remy. Sweater $395, Billy Reid; Scarf $59.50, Madewell; Shirt by Pendleton $250, Valentine’s Too. lisa. Scarf by Vivante by VSA $36,

By George; Dress $375, Billy Reid; Jeans $98.50, Cardigan $79.50, Earmuffs $35, Madewell.

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this page. Scarf by Matta

$216, By George; Gloves $32, Madewell; Dress by Nieves Lavi $320, Sweater by Graham & Spencer $398, Valentine’s Too.

facing page

avery. Scarf $78, Billy Reid;

Gloves $35, Madewell; Jacket by Pendleton $402, Jeans by Mother $185, Valentines Too.

remy. Shirt by J Brand $220, Jacket by Mother $245, Jeans by J Brand $225, Valentine’s Too.

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this page. Scarf $298 and

Dress $655 by Megan Park, By George.

facing page. Sweater

by 194t $275, By George; Boots $595, Billy Reid; Cardigan $79.50, Pants $39.99, Madewell; Blouse by Equipment Femme $208, Valentine’s Too.

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Sweater $98, Shirt $69.50, Jeans $98.50, Madewell.

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about the location

At the heart of East Austin is Boggy Creek Farm, an enchanting urban oasis that provided the perfect backdrop for this photo shoot. Owners Carol Ann Sayle and Larry Butler open their lush fields to the community during their market days on Wednesday and Saturday from 9am to 1pm, and you can find their sumptuous produce at the Sunday Mueller Farmers Market. This year, Sayle and Butler look forward to hosting the annual Project Transitions fundraiser dinner for AIDS Services of Austin on February 2, as well as the Heritage Society of Austin and East Austin Urban Farm Tours in April. For more information about Boggy Creek Farm, visit boggycreekfarm.com.

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Chef Eric Polzer, Amy Crowell and Valerie Broussard share their experiences of eating, sourcing and cooking locally.

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p h o t os by j ody h o r ton

By Lisa Siva

T h r ee mod er n f or ag er s g ive n e w m e a n in g to “ l ivin g o ff t h e l a n d.”

W h e n w e t h i n k o f f o ragi n g,

it’s often in the most primal sense of the word—an ear to the ground, a mud-slicked palm, a plucked

branch of scarlet fruit. But today, in the post-Alice Waters era, the forager has become a champion of local and sustainable cuisine, reviving the art of eating simply and eating well. Whether they scour farm stands and farmer’s markets for the perfect bunch of spinach or the banks of the San Marcos River for wild elderberries, these three foragers celebrate all that our land has to offer.

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Twice a week,

you’ll find Eric Polzer at Boggy

Creek Farm, filling his white pick-up with a colorful harvest of organic Brussels greens, kale, turnips and beets. After stops at Springdale or Angel Valley, he’ll return to the acclaimed Wink, where the ingredients he has sourced will determine the menu for the day. It’s a trip Polzer has made countless times in the past decade, since he and owners Mark Paul and Stewart Scruggs first opened the restaurant on North Lamar. “All the cooks who come through here get a little spoiled,” he laughs. “Our ingredients are sometimes literally freshpicked. You have to respect that.” For Polzer, that reverence begins with the growers themselves, with whom he has built strong relationships over the course of his culinary career. “We don’t always see the blood, sweat and tears that go into their crops, but it’s worth it,” he says, noting his own eye-opening experience last summer working at Boggy Creek Farm in Austin and Gause, Texas. With this passion for fresh food and the people who grow it, Polzer centers Wink’s cuisine upon the vibrant flavors of minimally prepared ingredients, from wilted arugula to creamy carrot puree. “When you have this beautiful, fresh produce that tastes like things are supposed to,” he says, “it really speaks for itself.” Though Polzer observes that the modern forager now relies more upon networking than venturing out into undiscovered farmland, the concept remains the same: reconnecting people with the beauty of simple, seasonal food. He recalls, for example, bringing armfuls of Boggy Creek spinach into Wink in the morning and handing out tender leaves for the restauAt Wink, Chef Polzer maintains a dedication to fresh, local food. “I’m at the farmer’s markets even if it’s freezing or raining,” he says. “That’s our commitment to bring what we need to the table.”

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rant’s team to sample. “You give someone fresh beets or a stalk of asparagus, and all of a sudden, it’s like a revelation,” he smiles. “That’s the biggest joy of it all—being able to give people the real thing.” For more information about Eric Polzer and Wink, visit winkrestaurant.com.


Tucked away in Wimberley, Texas,

Amy Crowell cultivates a pictur-

esque farm, rich with winter greens and newly-planted strawberries. Along the edges of her plot, however, grows a second, unexpected garden: a treasure trove of wild edible plants like wood sorrel, spiderwort, amaranth and mesquite. “Wild edibles are growing all around us,” Crowell says. “Foraging can be as easy as stepping out of

“If you go to a farmer’s market, the thing you are buying might have been harvested three days ago,” Amy Crowell observes. “But if you go forage for your salad for dinner, it’s going to be harvested two minutes before you eat it.”

your front door.” A certified Master Gardener and agriculturalist by trade, Crowell nevertheless maintains a particular appreciation for foods outside the scope of cultivation. Both nutritious and abundant in flavor, wild edibles offer up a world of culinary possibilities at the forager’s fingertips, from the lamb’s quarter in Crowell’s salad to the wild blackberries baked into a flaky pie. “Foraging for wild edibles has broadened my palate,” Crowell says. “I’ve had to acquire a taste for them, but now that I have, I feel so lucky to have so many wonderful plants available to me.” Beyond her edible landscaping services at Edible Yards, Crowell invites chefs and survivalists, children and adults alike to discover the pleasure of eating wild with her intriguing workshops and plant walks. During a two to three-hour tour of the land—whether the sumptuous Piney Woods or her own garden—Crowell might stop her guests for a taste at a patch of dandelion greens or a tree heavy with juicy persimmon. “People are surprised by the fact that the weed they’ve been pulling out of their garden for years is actually edible and tastes good!” she laughs. Armed with only garden clippers and kitchen tongs, Crowell aims to reintroduce Austinites to the act of foraging and to the natural splendor that surrounds us. “There’s an emphasis on getting the freshest, most local food possible,” she observes, “and the most local you can get are the wild plants growing right under our feet.” Amy Crowell is currently writing a book about identifying, harvesting and preparing wild edibles. For more information about Edible Yards and Crowell’s wild edible workshops, visit edibleyards.com and wildedibletexas.com. tribeza.com

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For Valerie Broussard, sourcing locally is about celebrating the integrity of fresh cuisine. “You have to honor these ingredients and put out great food,� she says.

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From her native Louisiana to

South Africa and northern Italy,

Valerie Broussard has made her home around the world, deepening her love of cuisine with each stamp of her passport. “Some of my fondest memories are ones of food made with love and care,” she says, reminiscing about crumbly wedges of Parmigiano-Reggiano and the aroma of freshly baked bread. Though Broussard spent over a decade in New York City wearing a number of culinary hats—writer, recipe tester and personal chef, to name a few—it was when she began sourcing seasonal and heirloom produce for gourmet retailers like Balducci’s and Citarella that she knew she had found her calling. “There was something so fascinating about where our food comes from,” she says. “Behind every product, there was a great story.” Broussard continues to share those stories at TRACE at W Austin, where she works closely with Chef Ben Hightower and Pastry Chef Janina O’Leary to bring seasonal produce to the kitchen. In addition to receiving deliveries and frequenting the downtown farmer’s market just blocks away from TRACE, Broussard will often walk the fields of Springdale Farm with owners Glenn and Paula Foore, the bright scent of organic orange oil still lingering in the air. “If you see the produce, it’s just so perfect, and many of these farms will even harvest to order,” she says. “It doesn’t get any fresher than that.”

In addition to her work at TRACE, Valerie Broussard serves as Biodiversity Chair at Slow Food Austin, where she aims to preserve the handcrafted culture of food. “Our mission is to connect people with those who grow and raise the food we eat,” she says.

While Broussard has savored salumi in Colorno and langoustine in Capetown, she has discovered in Austin a unique community of farmers, chefs and artisans who bring to life the forager’s dream of fresh, seasonal food on every plate. “We have cheese makers and hot sauce artisans who source locally and farmers who really dig it when chefs do creative things,” she observes. “It’s an exciting time to be in Austin.” For more information about Valerie Broussard and TRACE, visit traceaustin.com. tribeza.com

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21 Days of Snap Kitchen Two TRIBEZA staffers take the Snap Kitchen challenge and kick-start healthy habits for 2013.

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e needed a change—one of us just had a baby and the other, tired of cooking for one as a young pro-

fessional, got in the habit of dining out too often With our busy schedules, we needed a diet plan

that took out the guesswork and didn’t require multiple trips to the grocery store or a lot of kitchen prep time. After much deliberation at the office water cooler, we decided to try Snap Kitchen’s Snap Commit 21-day meal plan. Our first step was meeting with Snap’s registered dietician, Andrea Hinsdale, who has an office at the Triangle location. After sharing our personal goals with Hinsdale, she created a tailored diet plan for each of us, made up of three meals a day and two snacks that stayed within our daily calorie count of 1200.

picking our meals up instead of ordering online for delivery. The

If this 21-day challenge could make us as svelte and energetic

Triangle location is always buzzing with energy, and there is some-

as Hinsdale, we were in—she’s the perfect introduction to the

thing fun about being able to see all the action happening in the

program. “For 21 days, you don’t have to think about taking care

kitchen, where they’re cooking up high-energy snacks, tossing

of food,” she says. “It’s like having a personal chef.” Hinsdale

salads or mixing up one of their delicious juices.

gave each of us a menu outlining our meals over the next three

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Snap’s nutritional philosophy of helping customers “eat good

weeks. We would call in the day we were ready to pick up the

food that’s as close to the source as possible” was clear in the

next three days of meals, and they would be ready that evening.

variety of menu items we tried over the course of the program.

We also had the option to swap out meals by asking Hinsdale for

Snap focuses on “limiting the prepackaged, processed and globe-

other suggestions. Throughout the process, she was always quick

trotted foods in favor of fresh vegetables, fruits and local ingre-

to respond with recommendations and helpful tips. We opted for

dients whenever possible.” Breakfast is serious business at Snap,

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From Left to Right: The eyecatching exterior of the West Sixth Street Snap Kitchen; Snap's tasty take on a Nicoise Salad; Banana walnut pancakes have never been this healthy; Meal options in varying portion sizes line the shelves of the West Sixth Street location.

as you start your day with a healthy serving of protein—think spinach and goat cheese scrambles (our personal favorite, made

but we were continually surprised by the tastiness of each dish. When the program came to an end, we had a better understand-

of egg whites, sun dried tomatoes, caramelized onions and baked

ing of portion size, learned how beneficial eating five small meals

sweet potatoes) or a baked vegetable quiche. We have all heard

a day is and lost weight. If you decide to start the program, we

it a million times—breakfast is your most important meal of the

recommend doing it with a friend, because it helps with staying ac-

day—but after the Snap program, we are believers! It truly made

countable, and it was just fun to talk about what our favorite meals

an impact on how we ate for the rest of the day. The Peanut But-

were. Snap and its helpful team make the program as convenient as

ter Pancakes (gluten free steel cut oats, eggs and organic peanut

possible with fresh and flavorful dishes. To learn more about Snap

butter) were also a morning highlight. When it came to lunch

Kitchen and its multiple locations around Austin, visit snapkitchen.

and dinner, we were skeptical that dishes like Thai Green Curry

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Kim Beal and Stephanie Scherzer’s

Rain Lily Farm Rain Lily Farm 914 Shady Ln. rainlilydesign.com

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he phrase “can you handle a little land?” still echoes in my mind as I recall our realtor driving us by our soon-to-be home on Shady Lane. We ended up happily nestled on those four acres on the vibrant east side, and I can say without a doubt that Rain Lily Farm is my absolute favorite place to be in Austin. With Rain Lily, our design/build/maintain landscape company, and both of our backgrounds in organic gardening, we happily took on the challenge of space. Since we moved in, we have built sweat lodges and teepees, invited friends with airstreams, held parties and weddings and hosted Shakespeare performances—but by far the craziest thing we have ever done was start an organic farm. It began with Stephanie planting two rows of blackberries and raspberries “just to see what would happen.” Two rows turned into a bumper crop of peppers that left us knocking on the back door of Vespaio. 22 rows—along with tomatoes, lima beans, artichokes and butternut squash—later, we became a fully functioning urban farm and orchard, complete with chickens, goats and bees. With the abundance of produce growing in our backyard, Stephanie decided to start Farmhouse Delivery, an online service that would put produce from our farm and other local farms on the doorstep of Austinites. The idea was to help small farmers like ourselves do what they do best—grow food. When we’re not at Rain Lily, we’re often hiking with our dogs through Edward Guerrero Park, walking the neighborhood or headed to Justine’s Brasserie, our walk-to date spot. It was one of the first places we took our daughter Violette when she was an infant and still fell asleep in her stroller during dinner. Stephanie enjoys the escargots, but we can’t stay away from the classic steak frites. Cooking at home, though, is still our favorite way to spend an evening. I am a big fan of Stephanie’s classic Carbonara, made with fresh farm eggs and home-smoked bacon—a hobby of Stephanie’s, along with canning. This winter, you might also find us around one of the fire pits on our property, drinking wine and enjoying the guitar playing and voices of our many talented friends. At one year old, Violette is already showing a great interest in music and started dancing before she could walk! Especially now that we have our daughter, Stephanie and I have somehow found a way to fill up all of this space. The energy and enthusiasm that others bring to our farm gives it a life of its own. We knew early on that Rain Lily was meant for more than just our family, and we will continue to open it up to our friends and the Austin community for the foreseeable future. kim beal Stephanie Scherzer, owner of Farmhouse Delivery, is an avid ping pong player and loves to cook. Her wife, Kim, designs landscapes for her company, Rain Lily Design, and stays home with their daughter Violette. Violette is one year old and pretty much follows her bliss all day.

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Wunder-Pilz Kombucha Founder Bill Nadalini brings a kombucha to Austin that is guaranteed to work wonders.

Bill Nadalini's wonderworking kombucha can be found on tap at 16 different locations all around Austin.

Clockwise to center from top: Gotu Kola, Mugwort, Yerba Mate, Dandelion Root, White Tea, Kukicha Tea, Chile Piquin, Hibiscus Flower, White Cardamom

Bill's nephew Enzo hard at work brewing the next batch.

For more information about Wunder-Pilz Kombucha, visit wunder-pilz.com.

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Inspiration for the kombucha containers came from a book by Mr. Emoto called The Hidden Messages in Water, which has had a profound impact on how Bill and Enzo approach the brewing process.

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rom humble beginnings selling his small-batch kombucha out of the former Cheer Up Charlie’s Trailer to supplying over 16 different locations and farmer’s markets around Austin, Wunder-Pilz founder Bill Nadalini has come a long way. When he began test brewing in his home kitchen, Nadalini set out to create a different kind of kombucha, one that avoided sweet fruit juices and instead focused on growing cultures from a mixture of fair trade organic teas and herbs, filtered water and pure cane sugar. As a result, he developed Wunder-Pilz’s four signature flavors—Heart, Strength, Energy and Calm—which take their inspiration from Li ChingYuen, an herbalist and martial artist who encourages us all to “keep a quiet heart, sit like a tortoise, walk sprightly like a pigeon, sleep like a dog.” The health benefits and specific healing and energetic properties of the herbs set this kombucha apart, not to mention its delicious taste, which Nadalini describes as “slightly carbonated and closer to a dry wine.” Today, in the back of the Daily Juice Café, he brews hundreds of gallons of tea each week to keep up with his growing clientele and looks forward to WunderPilz’s upcoming move to a new 3000-square-foot brewing space. In an effort to expand the options people are offered at bars and restaurants around town, Wunder-Pilz is now focused exclusively on selling kombucha on tap. As he celebrates the company’s third anniversary, Nadalini, along with his nephew Enzo, aims to continue producing a natural and delicious kombucha for all of Austin to enjoy. A. horsley P h oto g r a p h y by b i ll s a ll a n s


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Rory McNeill

When owner Rory McNeill isn’t in the salon or planning a trip to NYC or Miami, he’s often enjoying yoga or floating down one of Austin’s rivers. He’s wearing boots by John Varvatos and his favorite accessory—a chunky bone and turquoise bracelet that a friend brought back from Africa.

Matthew Redden

Last month, this stylist starred in the ZACH Theatre’s production of White Christmas. Like his well-dressed character, Matthew’s sartorial sensibilities are classic and elegant, complete with Levis, vintage bowtie and leather oxfords.

Jessica Gosh

A fan of jazz music and hiking in the Greenbelt, this stylist mixes high fashion with thrifty finds, pairing her dress with a consignment shop belt and Dior booties for a “flowery Bohemian chic” look.

Behind the Chair The fashionable team at ROAR Salon share their style inspirations, from bohemian chic to James Dean.

Briana Clark

This colorist brings her passion for interior design into her own wardrobe, which centers on classic pieces in neutral colors. She’s wearing a black column dress that showcases her stunning jewelry, including a delicate wishbone necklace that belonged to her mother in the 60s.

Brian Rowland

Roar’s Creative Director can be found moonlighting as the lead singer of his band, ELVIS, rocking out at Hotel Vegas for New Year’s Eve and headlining at Club de Ville. Today, he’s wearing his signature HELM boots—the company’s first design.

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Lauren Dewalt

This Senior Stylist works her magic both in the salon and for the stage, styling wigs for the ZACH Theatre’s productions. You won’t find her without her distinctive red lip and a vintage dress, inspired by the 1950s.

From left to right: McNeill, Rowland and Eaton outside ROAR’s 5th Street Salon.

Elese Rose

An avid biker and volunteer with Austin Pets Alive, Roar’s Salon Director describes her look as “modern-day pin-up.” Her dress is from American Apparel, with her signature seam stockings and vintage-inspired jewelry.

Kyle Eaton

Stylist by day and sculptor by night, Kyle has an eclectic style, pairing his favorite collarless shirts with black Vans, glasses and a hairstyle that is equal parts 90s skater and James Dean.

Erica Rae

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Waller Creek Boathouse Overlooking Lady Bird Lake, the new Waller Creek Boathouse is the perfect destination for rowing, relaxing and romancing.

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ike fiber-glass ribs, rows of sleek watercraft neatly line the walls of the new Waller Creek Boathouse. Home of the Austin Rowing Club, the facility replaces the old limestone and wood Town Lake Rowing Center—a structure which served as the ARC's From biking to kayaking, the new Waller headquarters for over two decades before the Waller Creek Tunnel Creek Boathouse offers an outdoor adventure for every Austinite. Project sparked its transformation into a haven for Austin's growing community of rowers. bicycle rentals, yoga and fitness classes and even a locker room and While organized rowing has been present in Austin since the storage space for the bike commuter or runner en route to work. “The 1890's—the Austin Rowing Club was formed in 1981—it wasn't way a person uses Waller Creek Boathouse depends on their ambiuntil 1986 that ARC members, tired of storing their boats beneath tions,” explains de Haas. “A concerted effort has been made to make the youth hostel and other structures along the waterfront, worked this boathouse more visible and more accessible to more people.” with the Southland Corporation to construct a permanent home for That emphasis on community has turned Waller Creek Boathouse their vessels, a home the organization eventually outgrew. “We were into a scene of social engagement, complete with meet and greet bursting at the seams in that building,” says Kourtney de Haas, Vice events at the facility, team-building programs and an upcoming cafe President of the ARC. “We started off with a handful of people, and with a picturesque view of the lake. In fact, the social dynamic of the now, we're at about 580 members.” boathouse and its activities comes as no surprise to de Haas, who However, the new and spacious Waller Creek Boathouse, situated met his own wife through the rowing community and sees the venue on the northern shore of Lady Bird Lake, where Trinity Street meets as one more amenity for Austinites. “Something like the the hike and bike trail, is more than just a storage space for boats or a launching site for their owners. While the Waller Creek Boathouse Waller Creek Boathouse is, to me, an additional layer 74 Trinity St on top of a big plan to make this an even better city for ARC manages the boathouse, the facility offers a wide (512) 472 0726 everyone to live in,” he says. “To be a part of something range of opportunities for the entire Austin community: wallercreekboathouse.org like that excites me.” M. caston currently, the space provides kayak, paddle-board and

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n today’s hyper-competitive restaurant world, it takes a big splash to get noticed. Lucky Robot is hoping cutting edge technology will do the trick. Instead of paper menus—so old school!—this new Japanese restaurant provides customers with iPads. Diners surf and swipe through photos and descriptions, then place orders through touch-screen technology. Stealthily, servers come bearing food. It’s fun and trendy, like Tokyo’s Harajuku district that inspired the restaurant. Once you get past the novelty of Lucky Robot’s iPad system, the focus is on the food. Appetizers are listed under the clever “App Store” heading. We started with Spicy Edamame, whole soybeans stir-fried in sriracha, sake, hoisen, togorashi and sesame oil. Next came Brussels sprouts, sliced and stir-fried ‘til crispy, then tossed in a lemongrass soy sauce—and addictively good. Asian tacos include the Karaage Chicken

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Taco, a soft, somewhat chewy, flour tortilla stuffed with crispy fried chicken, fresh basil, cilantro and mint leaves, slivered onions, toasted peanuts and a drizzle of sweet and spicy sauce. One of Lucky Robot’s signature—and most unusual—entrees is the Okonomiyaki. Described as a Japanese “pizza,” it reminded me more of a frittata or savory stuffed pancake. Batter is cooked on a griddle, then topped with shrimp, crab, scallions, bonito shavings, pickled ginger, sesame seeds and laced with tonkatsu sauce and QP mayo. Somehow the whole thing works—and would be a perfect hangover antidote. Even standard sashimi and sushi options are given creative treatment at Lucky Robot. The Bara Mutsu Lemongrass sashimi plate is a delicious escolar-type fish garnished with crispy shallots, cilantro, ponzu and lemongrass soy. If you like spicy, the Green Machine is seared albacore sashimi topped with serranos and habanero oil, plus avocado,

cucumber, cilantro, ponzu and lime juice to tame the heat. The Land, Sea & Air maki roll is filled with grilled hanger steak, avocado and carrots, wrapped in butterflied shrimp and topped with green onion, tonkatsu and spicy sauce. Don’t miss the sake punches at Lucky Robot. Served in a carafe that serves up to four people, my favorite was the Green Manalishi, made with sake, lemon and lime juice, agave nectar, cucumber, cilantro, mint and serrano peppers. Located in the former Zen space on South Congress and owned by the same team, Lucky Robot fills the area’s Asian dining void. With windows overlooking SoCo’s lively pedestrian scene and whimsical Japanese popthemed décor, this colorful eatery is vibrant and playful. And although its technological razzle-dazzle can seem a bit superfluous at times, the point is to have fun. Just go with it. K. spezia P h oto g r a p h y by dav i d o m er


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Stephen F. Austin’s original colonists, bought the land for breeding race horses and opened the area’s first flour mill. One hundred and twenty seven years ago, James Smith bought the land, and eighty-six years after that, his grandson donated 682 acres to the State of Texas. McKinney Falls State Park opened thirty six years ago, and today, my two-yearold son and one-year old-daughter swim in the pools below the falls, chasing Guadalupe bass down Onion Creek, while the stone ruins of the original McKinney estate watch silently from the hillside. Nature and affection for it are two of the primary threads of our life. My wife grew up in the Black Hills of South Dakota and I in the Piney Woods of East Texas. We fell in love in the mountains above Durango and were married in the mountains above Boulder. We started a business dedicated to wise and responsible use of nature. Nature is where we go for beauty. Nature is where we find our sanity, and we are determined to make sure that our children regularly encounter its mystery and wonder. In area code 512, escaping the concrete, traffic, artificial lights and glowing screens is easier than in many cities, but for our family, McKinney Falls is top shelf. The trails are comparable to the Greenbelt, and the swimming is like Barton Creek with waterfalls and without the crowds. With camping, bouldering and fly fishing on offer as well, you can’t do better in a fifteen-minute drive from downtown. jason ballard Jason Ballard, co-founder and Vice President of TreeHouse, is an avid trail runner, fly fisherman and reader. His wife, Jenny, came up with the name TreeHouse, and is a full-time mother who digs organic gardening, rock climbing and hospitality. Their children, Titus and Eden, are currently into making blanket tents and free-style dancing. P h oto g r a p h y by a n n i e r ay


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