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hen I was in graduate school at the University of Texas, I loved writing at Jo’s Coffee on South Congress. I would order a latte and a Marvelous Morning Muffin and watch the hustle and bustle of the avenue from behind my laptop screen. Coming from New York City what impressed me most about Austin (besides the people and the tacos) is the way the city seamlessly fuses indoor and outdoor spaces. Whether we’re dining al fresco, wandering through the city’s beautiful greenbelts, or just enjoying a coffee on the front porch, we are lucky that so much of our life is lived outdoors.

a tractor during our "Let’s Ride" shoot was wearing virtually the same outfit as Hoiden Supply Co.’s co-owner Madison Enloe. Just one of the magical moments we had during the making of this issue.

My mom snapped this photo at Spider House during her visit in February. We’re sitting outside, naturally.

After joining the TRIBEZA team as editor, I pulled that stack down off the shelf and began poring over the past issues in anticipation of this new role. When I realized my inaugural issue would be The Outdoors Issue, I was thrilled. For June, we visited some of Austin’s favorite restaurant and bar patios, hung out in some truly beautiful gardens, took a trip out to Driftwood, and spent one very long day with five friends as they rode through the Texas Hill Country on their motorcycles. We also found ourselves fishing in Shoal Creek, making boats in a Hyde Park garage, and surrounded by future Olympians in South Austin. It’s been an incredible few weeks. For nearly 15 years, TRIBEZA has been Austin’s premier arts, culture, and lifestyle magazine, and to be a part of this next chapter is an incredible honor. The editors who have come before, especially the incomparable Lauren Smith Ford who remains a beacon of guidance and inspiration, have charted an impressive course for this publication. I am eager to add to this legacy, and to tell the stories that make our beloved city such an extraordinary place to live.

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Incidentally, Jo’s was also where I first encountered TRIBEZA. There, sitting on the wooden bench between a wall of posters and the patio tables, was a stack of the magazine. I grabbed a copy and devoured it, and over the next several years read it almost every month. Rather than part with old issues, I piled them in a perfect square stack on my bookshelf where they remain today.


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Mikela Floyd grew up in Austin, and returned home after stints living in Los Angeles and New York. She works in communications for Whole Foods Market, and, in her free time, writes for numerous local publications. As someone who grew up in Austin, what's your trick to being outdoors in the summer? My trick to being outdoors in the summer? Staying indoors. Just kidding, it's linen. Lots of linen. I'm also big fan of trips to the Greenbelt or Barton Springs to keep cool, as well as matinees at Alamo Drafthouse. You wrote about patios (“Soak Up the Sun” page 64). In addition to the patios featured, where is your favorite patio in Austin? My favorite patio in Austin would have to be at The Liberty. The drinks are reasonably priced, the picnic tables ample, and the proximity to East Side King doesn't hurt, either. I’ve also spent many afternoons with friends at the Hotel San Jose. Their Tinto de Verano is my favorite summer cocktail.

Alysha Rainwaters is a native Texan who happily calls South Austin home. She lives for road trips and adventures with her husband, Matt, and daughter, Penelope. You shot Levitation 2015 for this month's "What Austin is Wearing" (page 96). What do you look for when shooting street style? I really just follow my instincts. Levitation draws a really stylish and interesting crowd, so it was really fun to interact with and capture the look of the fest. Anyone that follows your amazing Instagram knows you travel a lot. Since this is the Outdoors Issue, where is the most beautiful place you’ve been in the past year? Driving up the Pacific Coast High-

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You pulled double duty with this story, serving as both photographer for the magazine and director of a 90-second film about the same subject. Do you approach the two differently? I find I approach the two the same way. The majority of photo assignments I've shot during my professional career have been with real people sometimes in very sensitive situations. I always try to find common ground with the subject, create comfort and trust and move from that place. That's the same whether you are dealing with a still camera or a motion camera — a foundation of

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Traveling and shooting for magazines such as British GQ, Esquire UK and Texas Monthly Matt has been to out of the way places like Haiti, Guantanamo Bay, and the oil fields in the icy tundra of Canada. Matt lives in South Austin with his wife, Alysha, and daughter, Penelope.

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SPIN, and The AV Club. How do you find the buzzy stuff you’re always writing about in TRIBEZA Talk? Austin is full of passionate and creative folks who want to share their new endeavors. I love talking to artists and performers and entrepreneurs to hear what they're doing and what they're excited about in Austin. Casting a wide net and following my curiosity are usually good ways to discover something new and unique. Since this is the Outdoors Issue, where is your favorite place to kick back and enjoy nature? I'm definitely a regular runner on the Town Lake Trail, and I'm a big fan of Deep Eddy Pool. I'm originally from El Paso, so I also love going back and hiking in the mountains.


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It was a celebration of all things Cuba at Conscious Cuba’s Havana Nights hosted by Departure Lounge on April 16. Guest enjoyed hand-rolled cigars from Bobalu Cigar Co., had their photo snapped in a vintage 1950s Chevrolet, and caught a sneak peek at Conscious Cuba’s Cultural Tour.

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One of Austin’s favorite events, the 17th annual UMLAUF Garden Party was a festive celebration held on the UMLAUF grounds on April 23. Restaurants from across the city were on hand to showcase bites while Twin Liquors curated a special selection of wines. Through donations and a spirited live auction, UMLAUF raised more than $250,000 to benefit educational and outreach programs and exhibitions.

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Austin fashionistas gathered on April 23 to celebrate the grand opening of NAAVA Salon and Spa’s second location downtown. Guest enjoyed appetizers, light bites, and complimentary spa treatments in honor of the new West Sixth space.

Umlauf: 1. Brandon Lewis & Jazmine Christine 2. Allison Bassetti & Jessica Karlsruher 3. John Arrow & Natalie Yerkovich 4. Joe & Karen Draker 5. Sean Condos & Kristin Fannin Naava Salon and Spa: 6. Ashley Faubion & Macee Couch 7. Roma Singhania & Neha Sura 8. Rashad Nava & Christopher Nava 9. Stacy Campana & Vaida Chodniewicz 10. Cristina & Jenaro Diaz

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Camila Alves McConaughey, Sally Brown, and Amy Ingram hosted an exclusive fashion show at the W Austin as part of the third annual Mack, Jack & McConaughey children’s charity fundraiser. Showcasing the collection of designer Michelle Smith of MILLY, the event was hosted in conjunction with Neiman Marcus.

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On April 25 and 26, Cesar Chavez Street transformed into a walkable boulevard celebrating artists from across the country for Art City Austin. The city's iconic art fair celebrated its 65th anniversary with more than 100 exhibiting artists, the Austin Art Pavilion, live music, and, in true Austin style, plenty of food trucks.

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On April 21, guests gathered at Fair Market in support of students on their way to becoming firstgeneration college graduates. Mayor Steve Adler was the event’s special guest, and spoke of his own experience being the first in his family to complete college.

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Outside In BY K R I STI N ARMSTRO NG I llu s tr ation by Joy G a ll agh er My daughter Grace had just finished up a pint of her all-time favor-

ite comfort food: mac ‘n’ cheese from Texas Honey Ham. Overstuffed, and in a carb coma, she moaned from the sofa, “Mom, I need to move. Will you go on a run with me?” I am not an evening exercise person. I am a get up, grab coffee, out-thedoor morning girl. But I love to run. And more than that, I love time with Grace, especially if she is requesting my company. Anyone who has raised or is raising teenagers knows when it comes to quality time, take what you can get when you can get it. So even though I had already gone running earlier that day, I suited up again. I remember “running” with Grace when she was young. This meant a high-speed sprint for about 50 yards, followed by slow walking, whining, and complaining about the heat and feeling itchy. I was not prepared for this new Grace, who kept a strong and steady pace, even on hills. “We can walk if you want?” I sputtered on a doozy of a climb. “Nah, I’m good,” she smiled, tossed her long ponytail, and soldiered on. I reminded myself that this was much healthier than being at home and having a nice, well earned glass of wine at the end of a full day. “So, Mom. What do you want to talk about?” she asked me as we cruised through the neighborhood. “Whatever you want to talk about,” I wheezed. When did she become as tall as me? How are her legs this long? “Let’s talk about my life plan,” she said. “Let’s do,” I agreed. This should be good. She talks and I listen, plus, maybe she will slow down? “So, I’m going to play lacrosse in high school, and get really good grades and probably get a scholarship. Then I’m going to go to UCSB. Eventually I want to live in Hope Ranch so I can have a nice house, be close to the beach, and have a horse. So, like, what job could afford that?” I thought for a second. “Hope Ranch is pretty expensive, so you will need

a really good job if you want to live there.” “Okay. I’ll be a doctor. But I don’t like blood or gross stuff, so maybe I’ll be a skin doctor, a dermis-something.” “Dermatologist?” I smiled, chugging along beside her. “Yeah, that. Okay, so I will go to medical school. Probably at USC or UCLA. Then I will open a practice in Santa Barbara, which is going to be awesome. You can get free treatments so you don’t look all old. I will hire great people and never have to work on Friday. I’ll have two horses and lots of dogs. One day I will go running on the beach and run into a hot guy I used to like in college, and he will go, ‘Hey, whoa Grace is that you?’ And I’ll be like, ‘Yeah,’ and we will run and talk and fall in love and then go to the courthouse in our running clothes and get married. We’ll have cute kids and you can watch them while I work and me and my hot husband go out and have fun. And I’ll live a long time, happily ever after, the end.” “Wow, honey. That sounds amazing. I love your life. I wonder what Isabelle will be doing?” “Oh she will totally live in the shack behind my house. She will still be my maid.” I stopped running and doubled over with laughter. Isabelle, her twin sister, is the total neat freak who really does clean up after Grace’s pigpen mess that trails in a constant wake behind her. What a gift to run and laugh with my girl, to hear her plans and listen to her dreams. To just be beside her, matching her pace, and acknowledging that she really is growing up. And that fact needs to stop surprising me. What if I missed that run? What if I had no time or inclination to go outside and play? Conversations are different outside. They are different when you are doing something active, looking straight ahead instead of directly at each other. Maybe the best part about being outside is that it takes us outside ourselves.

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ichael Bull, an Englishman turned Austinite, has been working with boats since his days growing up in Southampton, where he was trained in the apprentice system. But it wasn’t boats that brought Bull across the pond. “I came to the United States as a musician, basically,” Bull explains, sipping tea in his modern, light-filled Hyde Park home, as his 14-year-old dog, Lillian, stretches out by his feet. Bull landed in New York, but found gigs weren’t easy to come by. After a few years, he felt a pull back toward the boatyards and the water, and applied for a job at the South Street Seaport Museum in Manhattan. “I still remember the very first day I got to do that job. It was teaching, something I had never really done before.” But it was clearly something he had a knack for. After a decade running a boat building school and restoring old vessels at the Seaport Museum, Bull and his wife found their way to Austin the way a lot of us did: at a friend’s urging. “She said this is a great place to visit, and we came to visit and we liked it. We said, ‘We could give this a try.’” Bull landed a job at the Austin Community College Riverside campus, where he set up a 12-week canoe-building workshop. It was this class that served as the inspiration for "Bulwarks," the canoe making workshop Bull now runs out of his garage. Open to anyone and hosted over two consectutive Saturdays, everyone walks out of Bulwarks with his or her very own 16-foot wooden canoe. Standing in his garage, Bull talks excitedly about his next project, which is along the lines of a mini, wooden gondola. Shaped almost like a catamaran, the “skullcap,” as he calls it, features a spot for sculling and a deck for lounging. It’s only a quarter-sized model we’re looking at, but hearing him talk, it’s easy to imagine that a fleet of the fullsized versions will be floating down Lady Bird Lake very soon. s. sokolove

6 Questions for michael What sorts of people take your class? I’ve had all sorts of people … men, women, fathers and daughters, fathers and sons, uncles and nephews … just a whole array of different types of people from all walks of life. And almost all of them have had no experience whatsoever in boat building. What does a perfect day (or a perfect moment) look like for you? You know, I love playing soccer. I played for quite a long time when I was in England, and then I stopped

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playing in New York. When I came to Austin I met a whole soccer community, and I started playing again. Playing soccer just gives me a really cool, pleasant [feeling]. Also, spending a lovely day out on the water, which I don’t do so much of, but when I do, it’s great. Do you have a favorite body of water? Well, where I come from, the body of water that I grew up on is the Solent. Which is the mouth of the river that goes to Southampton. It’s a huge seaport, and I’ve always loved it. My wife comes from Newport [Rhode Island], and we go up there often. I love that area … that water is beautiful, too. And the river down here has always appealed to me, [and] Lake Austin. So I guess all of those, really. Do you still play music?

We play little get-togethers with our friends on the weekends. And I try to get out to see music at The Elephant Room as much as possible — it’s got a great jazz environment, which I really like. In addition to boats, you also build houses. Any future plans? I’m close to retiring from building homes for other people, [and] what I want to do is be able to set up a concession on the river and rent out to people the skullcap boat I’m working on, and that would help to sponsor the boat making school. Adam Pyrek, an architect, and I are working on the design together. I can’t wait. That’s not a bad way to retire… That’s the thing isn’t it? I don’t want to do nothing … and even though I’ve done this before, I’ve always loved this. p h oto g r a p h y by l e a h ov er s t r ee t


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Entertainment Calendar Music Courtney Barnett

June 5, 8pm Mohawk

KUTX Presents: Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires

June 5, 8pm Paramount Theatre

Conspirare Presents: Great Big Choruses

June 7, 4pm The Long Center

The Mountain Goats

June 9, 8pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater Dale Watson

June 11, 5pm Waterloo Records Unplugged at the Grove: The Oh Hellos

June 11, 8pm Shady Grove Ben Folds

June 15, 7pm Stubb's Outdoors

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Austin City Limits Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Benefit Concert

June 18, 7pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Unplugged at the Grove: Mark Barfield

June 18, 8pm Shady Grove

Whiskey Shivers

June 20, 9pm The Parish

Best Coast

June 23, 8pm Emo’s Austin

Blues on the Green: Shakey Graves

June 24, 8pm Zilker Park Dawes

June 25, 7pm Stubb’s Outdoors Unplugged at the Grove: The Rocketboys

June 25, 8pm Shady Grove

Say Anything

June 26, 7:30pm Historic Scoot Inn

Film An Evening with Richard Linklater

June 2, 7pm Paramount Theatre

Sound & Cinema

June 3, 6pm The Long Center

Martinis and Manicures: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

June 14, 6pm Paramount Theatre

Texas Focus: Rushmore

June 16, 7pm Bullock State History Museum Elmer Gantry

June 23, 7pm Paramount Theatre

Chicago

May 29-June 28 Austin Playhouse Million Dollar Quartet

June 21, 7pm The Long Center

Comedy Jim Jeffries

June 4, 8pm Paramount Theatre Jazz Cigarette

June 8 and 22, 930pm ColdTowne Theater Tommy Davidson

June 18-20, 8pm & 10pm Cap City Comedy Club Regis and Rickles: One More for the Road

June 24, 7pm Bass Concert Hall Tom Green

Theatre Mothers and Sons

May 27-June 21 ZACH Theatre

June 28, 7pm Cap City Comedy Club

Children Bubblepalooza!

June 6, 8am The Long Center

Bricks & Blocks Bonanza Family Night

June 12, 6:30pm The Thinkery

Chuggington LIVE! The Great Rescue Adventure

June 14, 2pm & 5pm The Long Center

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June 14, 10am Bouldin Creek Cafe

Keep Austin Weird Fest and 5K

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Arts Calendar The Contemporary Austin — Laguna Gloria

event pick

ATX Television Festival

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he ATX Television Festival is back for a fourth year, and bringing with it some of the most popular shows to ever grace the small screen. Running June 4-7, Hollywood heavy hitters like Danny Strong (Empire), James L. Brooks (Terms of Endearment, The Simpsons), Marta Kauffman (Friends), Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls), will take over downtown locales like the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel and the State Theatre for a weekend of entertainment and education. This year’s packed lineup also includes the highlypublicized reunions of the Gilmore Girls and Queer as Folk casts, as well as the Dawson’s Creek writing team. Other special events include the ATX Television pitch competition which gives budding TV execs a chance to pitch their show ideas to industry insiders. Narrowed down from 25 semi-finalists, 10 teams will have 90 seconds to explain why their scripted series just may be the next big thing in television. If you haven’t purchased your badge yet, don’t worry — you can still partake in the festivities. On Friday, June 5, the Hotel San Jose will host a Friday Night Lights tailgate complete with traditional tailgating activities, live music, cast member appearances, and the screening of one FNL episode selected by attendees. The next morning, head to the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar for “Best. Morning. Ever.” presented by Hasbro Studios. Enjoy pancakes and cereal while you watch classic cartoons like My Little Pony, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, and Littlest Pet Shop on the big screen. Pajamas are highly encouraged, and remember to RSVP to both events at atxfestival.com prior to heading out. k. friel

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Green Film Series Double Feature: When Björk Met Attenborough And Björk: Biophilia Live Screening, 8:30pm June 6 Wally Workman Gallery

Will Clem Solo Show Opening Reception, 6pm-8pm June 6 Austin Music Hall

Art Bra Austin 6pm-9:30pm June 13

LBJ Presidential Library

Ongoing ART ON 5TH

John Breiner Through June 27 Black Lagoon Gallery

At the Edge of Forever Through July 2

Harry Ransom Center

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Through July 6 LORA REYNOLDS GALLERY

Colby Bird: Hope Goes with Man to the Foot of the Gallows Through July 25

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Beatles Opening Day Party, 9:30am- 5pm Through January 10, 2016

UMLAUF Sculpture Garden

June 26

The Contemporary

Eve & Shive Through August 30

The People’s Gallery

Austin — Jones Center

Art After Six Self-Guided Tour, 6pm

Robert Therrein Through August 30

June 30

Blanton Museum of Art

Blanton Museum of Art

Midday Music Series Concert, 12pm

Impressionism and the Caribbean Through September 8

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June 5


Robert Therrien, Folding tables and chairs, dates variable. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery. Photograph by Robert McKeever.

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ON VIEW AT THE BETTY AND EDWARD MARCUS SCULPTURE PARK AT LAGUNA GLORIA

New Acquisition: Tom Friedman: Looking Up New Works by John Grade and Monika Sosnowska

Jones Center 700 Congress Avenue Austin, Texas 78701 thecontemporaryaustin.org

Betty and Edward Marcus Sculpture Park / Laguna Gloria 3809 West 35th Street Austin, Texas 78703

Robert Therrien Exhibition Support: Linda L. Brown, MaddocksBrown Foundation, Amanda and Glenn Fuhrman, Gagosian Gallery, Vision Fund Leaders and Contributors Museum Support: Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation, Austin Community Foundation, Bank of America, Oxford Commercial, Pedernales Cellars, Vinson & Elkins LLP This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, and by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.

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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

artist spotlight

Frank Reaugh L a n d s c a p e s o f T e x a s a n d t h e Am e r i c a n W e s t

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eginning in August, the Harry Ransom Center will feature an exhibition exploring the work of artist and naturalist Charles Franklin Reaugh. An Illinois native, Reaugh arrived in Texas in 1876 and gained notoriety for his Impressionist-style work featuring such subjects as Texas Longhorn cattle and the expansive prairies of the Lone Star State. Today, Reaugh is considered one of the Southwest’s most distinguished artists. Inspired by the Impressionists of his time, Reaugh created custom color pastels to capture the natural flora in areas such as Big Bend and the Texas Panhandle. Said Reaugh about his work, “No other artist had the opportunity — or the desire — to paint such subjects." Audiences can view more than 100 works by this master of pastel beginning August 4 (through November 29). The HRC pulled from its own collection as well archives, museums, and private collections to amass this unique retrospective of Reaugh’s career. In celebration of the show, University of Texas Press will publish Windows on the West: The Art of Frank Reaugh in September 2015. Edited by Peter Mears, the HRC’s curator of art, the book features work ranging from field sketches to the pastels that made Reaugh famous. Frank Reaugh: Landscapes of Texas and the American West appears at the Harry Ransom Center Galleries from August 4-November 29. For more information, please go to hrc. utexas.edu. k. friel

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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

BULLOCK 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 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 The THINKERY

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-F 10-4, Sa–Su 12–4 umlaufsculpture.org

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Galleries art at the den

317 W. 3rd St. (512) 222 3364 Hours: Tu-Sa 10-6, Su 12-5 artattheden.com Art on 5th

3005 S. Lamar Blvd. (512) 481 1111 Hours: M–Sa 10–6 arton5th.com ARTPOST:

THE CENTER FOR CREATIVE EXPRESSION

4704 E. Cesar Chavez St. artpostaustin.com

ARTWORKS GALLERY

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

AUSTIN GALLERIES

5804 Lookout Mountain Dr. (512) 495 9363 By appt. only austingalleries.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 BIG MEDIUM GALLERY AT BOLM

5305 Bolm Rd., #12 (512) 939 6665 Tu-Sa 12-6 bigmedium.org

BIG MEDIUM GALLERY AT CANOPY

916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 2 #101 (512) 939 6665 Hours: Tu-Sa 12-6 bigmedium.org CAPITAL FINE ART

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

CO-LAB PROJECTS: N SPACE

(512) 473 2665 Hours: M-Sa 12–8, Su 12–7 farewellbookstore.com FIRST ACCESS GALLERY

2324 S. Lamar Blvd (512) 428 4782 Hours: Tu-Sa 10-7, Su 12-5 firstaccess.co/gallery FLATBED PRESS

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

905 Congress Ave. at Nelsen Partners (512) 300 8217 Hours: W 5:30-8 co-labprojects.org

GALLERY 702

CO-LAB PROJECTS: PROJECT SPACE

GALLERY BLACK LAGOON

702 San Antonio St. (737) 703 5632 Hours: Tu-Su 10-6 gallery702austin.com

613 Allen St. (512) 300 8217 By event and appt only co-labprojects.org

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

DAVIS GALLERY

GALLERY SHOAL CREEK

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

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

DOUGHERTY ARTS CENTER

GRAYDUCK GALLERY

1110 Barton Springs Rd. (512) 974 4000 Hours: M-Th 10-9, F 10-5:30, Sa 10-2 austintexas.gov/department/ dougherty-arts-center EAST SIDE GLASS STUDIO

3401 E. 4th St. (512) 815 2569 Hours: Tu-Sa By appointment only eastsideglassstudio.com FAREWELL BOOKS

913 E. Cesar Chavez St.

2213 E. Cesar Chavez Austin, TX 78702 (512) 826 5334 Hours: Th -Sa 11-6, Su 12-5 grayduckgallery.com JULIA C. BUTRIDGE GALLERY

1110 Barton Springs Rd. (512) 974 4025 Hours: M–Th 10–9, F 10–5:30, Sa 10–2 austintexas.gov/department/ doughertygallery LA PEÑA

227 Congress Ave., #300 (512) 477 6007

Hours: M-F 8-5, Sa 8-3 lapena–austin.org LORA REYNOLDS GALLERY

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 MASS GALLERY

507 Calles St. (512) 535 4946 Hours: F 5-8, Sa-Su 12-5 massgallery.org MONDO GALLERY

4115 Guadalupe St. (512) 296 2439 Hours: Tu-Sa 12- 6 mondotees.com NJ WEAVER

4620 E. Cesar Chavez, Bldg. B (512) 663 6690 By appointment only njweaver.com PUMP PROJECT ART COMPLEX

702 Shady Ln. (512) 351 8571 pumpproject.org ROI JAMES

3620 Bee Cave Rd., Ste. C (512) 970 3471 By appointment only roijames.com RUSSELL COLLECTION FINE ART

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

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

SPACE 12

3121 E. 12th St. (512) 524 7128 T-F 10-5 space12.org STEPHEN L. CLARK GALLERY

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

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

1101 Navasota St. #2 (512) 809 3242 Hours: Sa 12-5 and by appt. TESTSITE

502 W. 33rd St. (512) 453 3199 By appointment only fluentcollab.org VISUAL ARTS CENTER

2300 Trinity St. (512) 232 2348 Hours: Tu–F 10–5, Sa 12-5 utvac.org WALLY WORKMAN GALLERY

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

WOMEN & THEIR WORK

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

Fredericksburg AGAVE GALLERY

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

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

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

214 W. Main St. (830) 997 9920 Hours: Tu-Sa 10-5:30 insightgallery.com LARRY JACKSON ANTIQUES & ART GALLERY

209 S. Llano (830) 997 0073 Hours: M-F 9:30-5, Sa 10-5 larryjacksonantiques.com THE GALLERY AT VAUDEVILLE

230 E. Main St. (830) 992 3234 Hours: M 8-6, W-F 8-6, Sa 8-9, Su 8-5 vaudeville-living.com WHISTLE PIK

425 E. Main St. (830) 990 8151 Hours: M-Sa 10-5 whistlepik.com

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“I grew up in the Barton Hills neighborhood, so I’ve been going down to the Barton Creek Greenbelt since I was a little kid,” says Austin native Scott Fehrenkamp. Through serving on the leadership council of Emerging Professionals in Conservation (EPIC), Fehrenkamp has also come across some of Austin’s less frequented hiking trails, like the limestone and gravel paths at Milton Riemer’s Ranch Park, just south of Hamilton Pool, the rolling hills of Westcave Preserve, and the water-side trails of

Take The Plunge

A shor t pr i m e r on m e n ’ s sw i msu i t s Whether you’re hitting the beach or lounging poolside, you must make sure you’re properly suited. “A lot of guys are pretty conservative in their everyday dress,” says Sunroom’s Lucy Jolis, “but you see even conservative dressers buying some of the more fun board shorts and swim trunks.” This season the trend is toward trunks that hit above the knee, with stripes or vintage Hawaiian prints, like those from Australian brand Critical Slide Society. For

Pedernales Falls State Park. “Once you get to the titular falls of the park

a bolder approach, Stag Provisions has powerful patterns from

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renkamp looks for smaller trails, like those in the Bull Creek Greenbelt

information, visit sunroomaustin.com and stagprovisions.com

or Mary Moore Searight Park. Or, he says, “You can always blaze your own trail.” For more information, visit hillcountryconservancy.org/getinvolved/epic

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Father ’ s Day Gif t s An O u t d oorm a n ' s W i sh L i s t

Working as a landscape architect for 15 years in Austin, Daniel Woodroffe cultivated a commitment to outdoor spaces that runs deep. As the president of the Austin Parks Foundation, Woodroffe works to revitalize spaces like Republic Square, and raise the profile of neighborhood parks that need more care and attention. He also looks for ways to share the outdoors with his 3-year-old son, Ethan. “Whether that’s taking him camping or having a day out at Barton

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Two years ago, while taking a stroll with his boxer, Murphy, Brandon Testa came across the 1920-built house that’s now home to Crafts-

Springs, [we enjoy] immersive things where I can teach him what I do in the environment,” Woodroffe says. He gave us a look at what’s on his Father’s Day wish list.

man, a new cocktail bar on East Cesar Chavez. Owner Testa inten-

1. Montblanc Starwalker Fountain Pen. It’s the ultimate writing

tionally preserved the building's heritage — longleaf pine floors,

tool and handwriting thank you cards is becoming a lost art!

wrap-around porch, and wood panels featuring vintage Austin Lumber Company stamps — while creating a space where friends could hang out. Officially opened May 3, Craftsman offers a low-key ambiance to enjoy drinks like Prosecco on tap and cocktails like Pants On The Ground, a combination of Campari and Green Flash Soul Style IPA on the rocks with Prosecco and orange peel. For more information, visit craftsmanbar.com

Summer Sun Care

2. A gift card to East Austin Succulents or Tillery Street Plant Company would allow me to continue my obsessive transformation of the garden with native and drought-tolerant plants. 3. Kikkerland Leuchtturm master hardcover notebook in black, plain paper, 8.75 x 12.5 inches with a Lamy 185 Scribble Mechanical Pencil 3.15mm. Perfect for a designer. 4. Dinner at Uchi or Uchiko would be awesome.

Summer days are made to be outside, but not without a little SPF. Dr. Jennifer Gordon of Westlake Dermatology offers these tips for keeping your skin safe in the summer sun. How to battle aging: “You definitely want a sunscreen that is at least SPF 30 or higher, and is broad spectrum so it covers both UVA and UVB rays. The more we know about UVA, [the more] it looks like it can cause skin cancer, and it is also the big culprit in aging.” Favorite sunscreen: “For athletes and those working out, I’m a big fan of Neutrogena and their Helioplex line. They have one called Wet Skin that’s great if you’re sweating or in the water.” Take a shot: “If you think about a shot glass, that’s how much sunscreen should be going on your entire body. You want to fill up that shot glass completely.” No. 1 rule: “Reapplication of sunscreen is huge. That’s the step a lot of us forget, and why we end up burned.” For more information, visit westlakedermatology.com tribeza.com june 2015

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meet the visionary designers behind these lush gardens and inspiring outdoor spaces.

photography by nicole mlakar

by lauren smith ford /

If you’ve strolled up and down the Pfluger Circle at

the Lady Bird Lake Trail, or driven by the Belo Center for New Media on Guadalupe, you have seen and experienced the work of award-winning landscape architect, Christy Ten Eyck. Since opening her firm Ten Eyck Landscape Architects in 2007, she has built an impressive resume landing projects like the San Antonio Children’s Museum and Dallas’ Parkland Hospital. Although commercial projects take up the majority of Ten Eyck’s time these days, her personal West Austin residence (where she was photographed for this story) showcases her impeccable design eye in the residential space. The half-acre site features a courtyard centered around a brimming concrete water trough in a grove of native Possumhaw trees, and feels like an oasis in the middle of the city. Growing up, Ten Eyck was interested in marine biology, architecture, and horticulture. “I didn’t know about landscape architecture until my mother forced me to pick something prior to going to college,” she says. “Landscape

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architecture was the perfect mix of what I wanted to do!” Though she launched her firm in Phoenix in 1997, Ten Eyck eventually moved her office to Austin. She says the breakthrough moment of her career happened when she was awarded the University of Texas at El Paso Campus Transformation Project and the San Antonio Botanical Garden new entry complex project. Ten Eyck is continually driven by a desire to create meaningful, memorable places that bring nature in to the city. “Many of our urban projects take place in old parking lots or underutilized forgotten areas. There is nothing better than ripping up asphalt,” she says. “That has to be one of my favorite pastimes!” A Dallas native, Ten Eyck is excited to about working on a new park in her hometown. In Austin, she and her team are hard at work on a new landscape concept for Clark Lyda’s The Commodore Perry Estate Redevelopment including the gardens, outdoor spaces, and restoration of Waller Creek that runs through the property. “After the blood, sweat and tears of construction and working the long hours on these projects, there is nothing better than seeing people enjoying the places we help create,” she says. “It was an absolute thrill to see the construction fence taken down at UTEP and watching the students run onto Centennial Green to experience it for the first time or being at the garden party at the new Texas French Bread outdoor space as it was filled with people having fun. Creating spaces that allow people to experience joy and create memories in a beautiful, authentic setting is the privilege of our profession.” For more information on Ten Eyck Landscape Archi-

Christy Ten Eyck ’s 3 Tips for Backyard Design

1. Balance textural hardscape with planting, and if you have to choose in our hot climate, I would lean towards more planting. Think of it like a room— what is the ceiling (branches of a tree or a vine covered arbor)? What is the wall (a hedge or a beautiful wall)? 2. Comfort—shade, comfortable and elegant furniture, beautiful lighting, mosquito control! 3. Engage as many senses as possible—the sound and sight of a mirror of water, the sight and sounds of leaves rustling in the breeze, the fragrance of kidneywood, almond verbena or jasmine, the coolness of shade, the touch of an old fossil or weathered stone.

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“There is nothing better than ripping up asphalt,” ten eyck says. “That has to be one of my favorite pastimes!”

Engage all the senses — including sound — when designing a garden. tribeza.com june 2015

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“When I am allowed to step in and renovate a space that has been a part of their daily life and transform it into something new and refreshing, it is really exciting.�

Research local flora and fanna for inspiration.

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Hopping in the passenger seat of David Wilson’s truck, I

didn’t realize I was going to go behind the gates of some of the most impressive homes across the city, all of which Wilson

a remodel off Stratford Drive with a modern, but inviting, outdoor entertaining space that overlooked an expansive pool. After that, we took a winding road to a grand home just off Lady Bird Lake with sweeping views of downtown. As we breezed by a perfectly groomed French chateau-style home surrounded by formal gardens, I realized this Waco native, a much sought after landscape designer with kind, hazel eyes, can design much more than just one style. Finally, we headed down the road to Tarrytown where we walked through a lush, modern take on a yard and pool fit for an updated cottage. Wilson’s love of gardening started at an early age. After his grandmother gave him a few small plants, he took them home

david wilson

career as a landscape designer in Austin. First, we stopped at

dav i d w i l s o n g a r d e n d e s i g n

has designed the landscapes for throughout his almost 30 year

and planted them in his parents’ garden. He remembers: “I found having this private space and time to be very rewarding.” Wilson earned an associate’s degree in horticulture and naturally migrated to landscape design and construction. He launched his company, David Wilson Garden Design, with his business partner and Oxford College of Garden Design graduate Marco Rini in 1987. Since then, he has wowed clients with his special ability to dream up various landscape design scenarios far beyond what the homeowners themselves had ever imagined, often just moments after he has stepped on to a property. It’s impossible for Wilson — whose business has grown organically through word of mouth over the years — to pick a favorite project from his impressive portfolio, but there is one kind of project that excites him most. “My favorite projects tend to be sites that clients have lived on for many years. When I am allowed to step in and renovate a space that has been a part of their daily life and transform it into something new and refreshing, it is really exciting,” he says. “I also love to tackle large construction projects that involve significant grading work. I experience that same elated feeling I felt when playing with a Tonka dump truck that I found in the sandbox.” With a bounce in his step and an infectious love of the outdoors, I hustled to keep up with Wilson’s quickly moving work boots and couldn’t help but feel disappointed when our off-thebeaten-path tour of Austin’s most fabulous gardens came to an end. For more information on Wilson’s work, visit dwgd.com.

David Wilson’s 3 tips for the Perfect Outdoor Entertaining Space

1. Furniture, potted plants, and a viewing space to absorb other vistas in the landscape are essentials. I tend to design outdoor spaces so my client backs to less desirable views, focusing all attention to the most impressive areas. 2. Scent and color are important to have near entertainment areas. Some of my favorites to have nearby are Osmanthus, Sweet Olive, and Iceberg Rose. 3. Shade! Always consider a cool area for guests. tribeza.com june 2015

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One day, four essential Austin patios

As winter thaws and scorching summer temperatures await, one thing gives Austinites the hope they need to get through it all: patio season. Since the window of opportunity wherein one can sit outside and not suffer is narrow, it’s important to literally soak up the sun before being outside becomes unbearable. But which of Austin’s al fresco offerings should you enjoy first? The list is long, and with new spots opening left and right, it’s hard to narrow down the options. Thankfully, we’ve mapped out four go-to locales to ensure you make the most of your outdoor enjoyment, from brunch to shopping to a delightful nightcap — and all within biking distance of one another. tribeza.com june 2015

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12pm

P e r l a’ s

Perla’s is the first stop on this perfect patio hop. Sit amongst the hustle and bustle of the South Congress weekend crowd while savoring a crab cake Benedict or a housemade Pop-Tart. Feeling fancy? Start things off with a few dozen oysters on the half shell sourced from the Northeast and Canada, or enjoy one of the restaurant’s infamous lobster rolls. Since brunch is the meal of a thousand beverages, there should be no fewer than three drinks per person on the table at all times – a cup of Stumptown Coffee, an ice cold Topo Chico, and one of Perla’s signature cocktails, like the passion fruit-filled Sea Turtle. And, of course, plenty of people watching is always on the menu.

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A perfect brunch spread complete with crab cakes and beverages aplenty.

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snack Keep the afternoon festivities flowing with a visit to the Hotel San Jose’s courtyard lounge – no room key required. Mix and mingle with both guests and locals as you settle in poolside at a secluded corner table, or opt for a more out-in-theopen spot on the patio. Unwind with one of their house specialties, like the oddly delicious Tinto de Verano, a sunset-inspired cocktail of red wine and orange soda that’s a tasty throwback to the fruit punch flavored juice boxes of childhood. Or sip on the always-refreshing Rosso Amaro – a bubbly citrus combination of Prosecco and grapefruit juice. If you’re feeling peckish, partake in some wasabi peas while you scan the crowd for visiting celebrities. If you happen to get lucky, you might even get to enjoy some live entertainment, courtesy of one of their weekly-featured DJs or bands.

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Hotel San Jose’s lush patio is the perfect mid-afternoon spot to unwind and enjoy some cocktails and

4pm

shop stops

charcuterie.

Before you’ve had your SoCo fill, do a quick stroll by Big Top Candy Shop for some sweet sustenance, or wander through Uncommon Objects and browse their collection of odd curios and hilarious note cards. If you’re in the mood for some midday shopping, head over to Allens Boots to find your new summer pair.

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happy hour

Stay Gold’s covered patio area provides just enough privacy for conversation between friends.

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5pm

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Grab a B-cycle outside of Jo’s Coffee and head over to the east side to the new Cesar Chavez hotspot Stay Gold. (The bike ride will help work off all the hollandaise sauce you had at brunch.) Hopefully, one of your friends packed Cards Against Humanity in their bag so you can start a casual table game with fellow patiophiles. After an afternoon of mimosas and micheladas, switch things up with one of their signature spring cocktails like the refreshing Black Bee, a combination of gin, lemon, and blackberries. Or keep things simple and channel your inner Don Draper with their take on a classic Old Fashioned, made with High West Double Rye. Soak up some of that fun with a scrumptious sandwich from the Toaster trailer, now parked there daily. Chef Hannah Love, formerly of Jeffrey’s, Perla’s, and Clark’s, serves dishes like crunchy pulled pork tacos, mac ‘n’ cheese, and buffalo chicken sandwiches. If you time things just right, you can catch the sunset amongst the ex-

Chef Hannah Love’s Toaster trailer offers up a

pansive oak trees.

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dinner

Bask in the glow of this east side brasserie’s romantic ambiance.

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While you could very easily call it a night, there’s one more

which is housed on vinyl records behind the bar and rang-

patio worth perusing, and that’s the romantic and dimly lit

es from ‘70s glam rock to clarinet-filled French jazz, and

garden at Justine’s Brasserie. Wrangle as many friends as

is accompanied by the crackle and pop of a vintage Hi-Fi.

possible to join you and Uber your way on over to this French

Alas, all perfect days must come to an end, and this patio

establishment, which offers both ambiance and vintage vibes.

pilgrimage too must reach its final destination – and that’s

Sip on a Sidecar or a French 75 while noshing on something

your house. So as you drift off into a sound slumber, remem-

from the impeccably curated dessert menu. If Champagne

ber that spring hasn’t left us yet, and there’s still time to

is more your game, order a classic Kir Royale. No good

bounce around Austin’s abundant outdoor spaces. Until July

nightcap would be complete without a slinky soundtrack,

hits, of course.

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From the organic mattresses to the 65,000 galloon rainwater tank, Oohla Bean’s thoughtful design pairs luxury with sound environmental choices.

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Ooh la la! oohla bean is poised to be the t e x a s h i l l c o u n t r y ’ s f av o r i t e n e w d e s t i n at i o n .

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he inspiration of Oohla Bean began, strangely enough, in the mountains of Ecuador. In 2009, along with her sister and brother-in-law, Houston native Robin Garrison embarked on

a hike and bike trip across the South American country and ended up in a charming resort called Hacienda Zuleta. “It was so fun and so warm,” explains Garrison. “They had a fireplace going all the time and a couple of different places you could go and sit and read.” Zuleta also offered personal touches — bottles of wine available to guests on an honor system, a garden, and a warm staff — that made the atmosphere feel more like staying at a friend’s house than a sterile hotel. During a return visit a year later, Garrison found she was still inspired by Zuleta. “I thought, ‘This is what I want to do,’” she says. Though she was in the foothills of the Andes when the moment of inspiration struck, the journey toward Oohla Bean began back in Houston. One of five children, Garrison remembers long family road trips to her father’s home state of Kentucky. “I’d go, ‘Daddy what are they growing over there? What plant is that?’” Though she didn’t realize it at the time, Garrison was developing a lifelong love of both food and environmentalism.

With 85 acres to roam, Oohla Bean offers coolers and portable speakers for those looking to enjoy the property’s natural charm.

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The “bunkhouse,” as it’s affection-

Years later, while her children were attending Hous-

Though she originally envisioned opening Oohla Bean near

ton’s Kinkaid School, Garrison volunteered to run the the

Brenham, Texas, Garrison began searching for a location closer

such as expansive

school’s annual field day food booth which offered snacks

to Austin after her daughter and grandchild moved to the area.

walk-in showers,

and healthful goodies. After just a few years of Garrison

In late 2010, Garrison finally found the 85-acre property in

serving as co-chair, Kinkaid saw profits from the booth

Driftwood that would become Oohla Bean.

ately known, features amenities

deep soaktubs, and large doors perfect for

almost triple. At the urging of friends and family, Garri-

Once the perfect property in the foothills of the Texas Hill

swinging open

son began a small catering company that quickly landed

Country was secure, Garrison secured HA Architecture to

high-profile clients like the Houston Center for Contem-

complete her vision. Led by Director of Architecture Jamie

porary Craft. “One of the things I liked to do, I love pretty

Crawley, the team created an eco-friendly property which

serving pieces and making the table, so I would take some

includes a communal house and adjacent meeting room,

of my own things, which people loved.”

1,200-square-foot limestone pool, and pavilion. Across the

and enjoying the breeze.

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After nearly a decade, Garrison’s catering business came to

pool is the “bunkhouse” which includes three luxurious

a halt when her husband of 29 years was diagnosed with cancer.

guest quarters and two suites, all of which open onto ex-

Following his death a year later, Garrison said she was devastat-

pansive personal patios complete with unencumbered

ed. “After he died … my life changed,” she explains. “It was a very

views of the hills. Tucked away in the corner is Oohla’s Suite,

different time. I didn’t know what I wanted to do or who I was.”

an intimate space which includes a private patio and outdoor

After the trip to Ecuador, Garrison said she returned ready to

hearth. Also on the property is a ranch house complete with a

make her dream of an inn and retreat space a reality.

full fitness room, sauna, and kitchen.


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In addition to allowing the natural landscape to influence Austin-based FÖDA

the architecture, the elements played a pivotal role in the

Studio pulled natural

branding and identity of Oohla Bean. “Everything revolves

elements directly from the property including rocks, water, and

around this idea of connecting things together,” explains Jett Butler, founder and creative director of the Austin-based

limestone in order to

FÖDA Studio. In their conversations together, Garrison and

create the inn’s na-

Butler found the one word that kept coming up was “commu-

ture-inspired design.

nion.” Says Butler, “We were trying to invoke the idea of communion with the self, with nature, and with a dear loved one.” (And if you’re dying to know what the name means — we certainly were — “Oohla” is the nickname given to Garrison by her granchild, and Bean is her sweet little terrier.) Oohla Bean’s commitment to nature extends to every aspect of the inn. In addition to being outfitted with a 65,000 gallon rainwater collection tank, Oohla Bean is wired to install solar panels in the future. Inside the luxurious rooms, guest will find organic, hypo-allergenic pillows and mattresses, refillable Molton Brown toiletry bottles (a company picked, says Garrison, because they are paraben-free and use fewer pesticides), and S’well Bottles — details that speak to the inn’s ethos. These thoughtful details also speak to Garrison’s ability to make her guests feel like an extension of her inner circle. “When I was building this, the project manager asked, ‘Are you really building this for guests? Or for your friends and family?’” says Garrison, laughing. Though Oohla has already played host to holiday celebrations and family vacations, Garrison’s vision of hospitality harkens back to that trek through the Andes and her stay at the homey Hacienda Zuleta. In addition to daily breakfast, Oohla Bean offers lunch and dinner options with advanced notice. (Garrison prefers to plan ahead so meals don’t go to waste. “I don’t like waste,” she says. And I believe you can have more quality [this way.]”) Though the inn has already been open for a few months, Garrison has been slow to get the word out, preferring instead to work out the kinks and slowly build Oohla’s reputation as a premier Hill Country destination. “It’s kinda like I built it, now will they come?” she says. “But yet I’m patient cause I want the right people to come. I think they will.” With luxurious amenities, never-ending vistas, and a host like Garrison, we bet they’re already on their way.

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“It ’s kinda like I built it, now will they come?” - robin garrison

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Feldkamp strolls past South Lamar traffic in pursuit of his mid-day catch.

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Even in the shadow of a downtown high-rise, Feldkamp finds peace in Austin nature.

hen Eric Feldkamp started his popular blog, ”Die Fische” (German for “all the fish”) nearly eight years ago, it was simply to document his new fly-fishing hobby and share adventures with his dad and brother. Within a few short months of starting the “Die Fische," Feldkamp met and married his wife, moved to Austin, became a father, and started a new job. As a retail worker — and current manager of Whole Earth Provision Co. — fly-fishing provided Feldkamp a respite. “I always needed to get away,” Feldkamp says. A former skateboarder, Feldkamp has long had a proclivity for individual sports. “It's the most ‘Zen’ sport I can think of, exploring places and spending time by myself,” he explains. “It grew from the need to find a quiet space while also being active.” For the first few years after he began his new hobby, Feldkamp wouldn’t even accept offers to go fishing with others. But through his blog, Feldkamp built a community and a reputation for being very generous about sharing the best spots to catch fish in the Austin area. Though many Austinites assume it’s necessary to leave town to find good fishing, Feldkamp says that is not true. “People don’t realize how much good fishing there is right around here, even in the downtown area.” Feldkamp is so dedicated to this idea that he often spends his lunch break at Shoal Creek in the heart of downtown Austin. Looking like a picture from a storybook, Feldkamp can often be seen crossing South Lamar Boulevard while hauling his rod and gear. Under the Fifth Street Bridge, Feldkamp catches sunfish, large mouth bass, and Rio Grandes, which he says, “almost make you feel like you’re looking at stars — they nearly glow.” He releases his catch, of course, as it’s impressive that p h oto g r a p h y b y da n i e l c ava zo s


fish even survive in the murky waters of Shoal Creek. It may not always be the most idyllic setting, Feldkamp says, but he wants people to realize that fishing can happen almost anywhere. “There is a level of commitment standing under bat droppings, stinky under bridges, and in muddy, sinking ground, but I want to spread the good word [about] fishing for what is nearby and making the most of it.” For Feldkamp, what started as an outlet for stress has made him passionate about improving Austin’s water and air quality through organizations like the Shoal Creek Conservancy, and to encourage others to slow down and appreciate the city’s natural beauty. “People have a habit of powering through their lunch breaks. It’s good to get out in the fresh air, because this town has so much to offer. I just happen to fly-fish, but everyone should find something they’re passionate about and go out and do it everyday, even if it’s just for the lunch hour.” a . carney

A lightweight rod is perfect for catching the little swimmers typically found in Shoal Creek.

1. Three-way lightweight rod and reel: This is a nice lightweight

setup. A small fish on a setup like this feels just like a big fish would on a bigger rod, which is the nice thing about it. There’s a lot of action on this rod. 2. Flies: The black and chartreuse ones are poppers. Especially around here, in waters like Shoal Creek, I use little poppers that imitate fallen bugs and things like that. They’re a lot of fun because they float on the surface and are colorful so you get to see fish come up and catch them, as opposed to a stringer that goes down to the bottom. 3. Fishing license: Definitely something you need if you’re going to fish in Texas. You’re going to encounter a game warden at some point. So it’s good to have because it’s the law, but also because a lot of money from that goes to support stocking fish throughout the state. 4. Tippet: The tippet is what goes between the line and the fly. It’s super thin, so all the fish see is the fly. I use very lightweight stuff, lighter than what I would normally use, because the waters are so shallow in Shoal Creek, so it’s harder for the fish to see it. The stuff I use probably gets down to the thickness of a hair strand. 5. Hemostats scissors: So these are what you use to get the crushed barbed hooks out of the fish’s mouth. That way you can handle them less, so it’s less stressful for them. I’m not in it to hurt the fish. This pair is nice because the hemostats is the part at the end that looks like pliers, and a little further up are built-in scissors — two tools in one, so there’s one less thing to carry around.

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pick The academy had the Italian-made Myrtha pool shipped over in pieces and assembled on site.

Olympic gold medal winner Brendan Hansen is among the AASA's elite staff.

The Thompsons say they want swimmers of all ages to improve their skills.

Austin Aquatics & Sports Academy t h i s s o u t h au s t i n at h l e t i c fac i l i t y wa n t s to c h a n g e t h e way yo u t r a i n

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t’s hard to make a gym look good,” says Kevin Thompson, laughing. right, the likelihood you stay in a sport is much lower. You’re going to get While he may be right about your typical, cookie cutter gym, Austin injured or burned out.” Aquatics and Sports Academy in South Austin has spared no expense It’s a sentiment both Thompsons have experience to be true. Though — and it shows. From the Italian-built Myrtha pool (the same kind that Kevin is a life-long athlete and former college basketball player who “works will be used in the 2016 Summer Olympics) to the top of the line training out 363 days a year,” Patti is relatively new to exercise. At 44 years old, a equipment (they recently replaced a series of treadmills for not being up to group of friends urged her to take up running. Patti resisted at first, but the facility’s standards), owners Kevin and Patti Thompson hope to revo- credits proper training for building her confidence and skill set. “[Now] I lutionize how Austinites of all ages get fit. have four marathons behind me,” she says. “I never would have believed I Unlike other gyms where you swipe a card, hit the elliptical, and head could do something like that. I wasn’t an athletic child.” home, AASA hosts only trainer and coach led classes in swimming, triathWith AASA now open, the Thompsons hope others will follow in Patlon training, and general strength and conditioning training. The Thomp- ti’s footsteps, regardless of age. Whether it’s a young swimmer looking to sons have gathered a staff of professionals including six-time Olympic gold compete on a high school level or a seasoned triathlete hoping to improve medalist in swimming Brendan Hansen, fellow Olympian Nate O’Brien, their stamina, the couple says they want give AASA's clients the confidence professional triathlete Natasha Van Der Merwe, and former University — and skill set — to improve. Says Kevin, “We want to create an environof Pennsylvania swimming all-star Margot Newcomer, among others. ment that when we look back, and we’ve handed it to our kids to run, that “Whether you’re 54 or seven, there are benefits you can get from … a bunch of kids have gone through here, a bunch of adults have gone [training with a professional],” explains Kevin Thompson. through here [and] that we helped them reach whatever 5513 Southwest Pkwy “That’s why everything is coach led here. What we believe their goals are.” K. friel (512) 276 2324 is if you don’t have someone who is showing you how to do it

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pick Chef Camden Stuerzenberger crafts Southerninspired global cuisine.

Fork & Vine

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here’s a quiet little renaissance happening on Anderson Lane, where restaurants are sprouting like toadstools along this bustling uptown corridor. One of the newest — and best — is Fork & Vine. I first visited the restaurant on a rainy, dreary night, but found the inside was welcoming and cheerful. Tucked away in the corner of a shopping center, Fork & Vine beckoned with the warm glow of seductive lighting and polished wood. Its industrial chic design — compliments of architect Dick Clark + Associates — was a stylish blend of urbane and rustic, with some walls covered in sleek black subway tiles complimented by others painted deep burgundy. Rooms were divided by luxurious drapes and glass garage doors. There were booths, wooden dining tables, and bistro high-tops. A cozy wine nook accommodated a dozen diners and an outdoor patio was shaded by a wooden arbor. Even the flatware and plates reflected the unique, thoughtful decor. As we shook off the rain, our sunny waitress,

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Kaylan, went over the menu and specials. Rarely have I had a server as enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Other servers seemed equally attentive and during their brief idle time, I noticed them fussing over table settings and polishing wine glasses. Fork & Vine’s global cuisine has a Southern slant, and we started with the signature pork ribs. Perfectly charred and slathered in a mayo and horseradish-based white sauce, they arrived in a sizzling cast iron skillet atop tender barbecued peanuts that mimicked baked beans. It was a lipsmacking, finger-licking good start to our meal. Next came a refreshing, inventive salad composed of arugula, quinoa, pumpkin seeds, and sweet carrots prepared three ways: roasted, sliced, and shaved. Tossed in coriander vinaigrette and accented with zingy-orange slices, it was simply delicious. For entrees, the fried chicken was outstanding. Crispy and succulent, the free-range bird was drizzled with shishito pepper hot sauce and served with a savory potato, leek, and fennel cake along with a unique slaw of cabbage, kale, and

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grapes tossed in a maple dressing. Less successful was a side of grilled vegetables that were unevenly cooked and coated in a pasty Thai curry. We ended on a high note, however. The chocolate torte was divine: dark and dense, but not too sweet or heavy, and crowned with homemade marshmallow ice cream. Heaven. As its name implies, Fork & Vine is as much about the wine as the food. The wine list has hundreds of tempting bottles, but there’s also a large craft beer selection and a full bar. During our meal, we took advantage of a half-price sparkling wine special and ordered a bottle of Bonomi Franciacorta, an elegant selection from Lombardy, Italy, that nicely complemented all of our dishes. Chef/owner Camden Stuerzenberger is both creative and talented, and I suspect his restaurant will emerge as one of Anderson Lane’s — and Austin’s — brightest culinary stars. In fact, Fork & Vine was recently voted CultureMap’s Best New Restaurant. The word is out, and the sun is shining down on Fork & Vine. k. spezia P h oto g r aphy by b r en da n p u th o ff


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dining guide pat i o s w e lo v e

Dining al fresco is an Austin tradition almost any time of year. But now that June is upon us, we selected a few of our favorite restaurant patios, decks, and outdoor spaces to keep you dining outside all summer long. 360 UNO TRATTORIA & WINE BAR

perfect dish, as are the potatoes bravas. Res-

Affordable wholesome vegetarian cuisine,

COUNTER CAFÉ

3801 N Capital of TX Hwy

ervations recommended.

including soups, salads, and sandwiches.

626 N Lamar Blvd

Great espresso bar and a mostly-Italian

BARLEY SWINE

CAFÉ JOSIE

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

wine list, complete with an outdoor patio

2024 S Lamar Blvd St

1200 W 6th St

diner has some of the city’s best breakfast

for sipping.

(512) 394 8150

(512) 322 9226

offerings (and the lines outside to match).

Chef Bryce Gilmore offers small plates with

Innovative and flavorful plates with fresh

Both the pancakes and hamburger are leg-

APOTHECARY CAFÉ AND WINE BAR

locally sourced ingredients which pair with

ingredients in a quaint and intimate atmo-

endary.

4800 Burnet Rd

craft beers and fine wines. Guests sit at com-

sphere.

(512) 371 1600

munal high top tables.

(512) 327 5505

(512) 708 8800

Apothecary’s soothing ambiance and excel-

DOLCE NEVE CLARK’S OYSTER BAR

1713 S. 1st St

lent wine selection make for a happy spot to

BENJI'S CANTINA

1200 W 6th St

(512) 804 5568

get wine and enjoy a quick bite with friends.

716 W 6th St

(512) 297 2525

Handcrafted gelato served every day.

(512) 476 8226

Small and typically crowded, Clark’s’ exten-

Choose from 18 delicious flavors or try an

ARRO

Rooftop dining on West 6th, Benji’s offers

sive caviar and oyster menu, sharp aesthet-

artisanal frozen novelty, such as granita or

601 W 6th St

a fresh, innovative approach to Tex-Mex

ics, and excellent service make it a refresh-

affogato.

(512) 992 2776

where seafood and Mexican influences

ing indulgence on West Sixth Street. Indoor

From Easy Tiger and 24 Diner’s ELM Res-

adorn the menu.

and outdoor seating is available.

BLUE DAHLIA BISTRO

CONTAINER BAR

(512) 422 5884

1115 E 11th St

90 Rainey St

Chefs Paul Qui, Moto Utsonomaya and Ek

BANGER’S SAUSAGE HOUSE AND

(512) 542 9542

(512) 320 0820

Timrek offer out-of-this-world pan-Asian

BEER GARDEN

A cozy, French-inspired bistro serving up

Brought to you by the same woman respon-

food from across town trailers.

79 Rainey St

breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

sible for Rainey Street’s first bar, Lustre

favorites and an excellent wine list.

(512) 386 1656

Pearl, Container Bar is a need-to-see space

EAST SIDE SHOW ROOM

for its creative design.

1100 E 6th St

Banger’s brings the German biergarten tra-

BOTTICELLI’S

dition stateside with an array of artisan sau-

1321 S Congress Ave

sages and over 100 beers on tap.

(512) 916 1315

CONTIGO

When you step inside, it’s like stepping

An inviting trattoria with warm Tuscan colors.

2027 Anchor Ln

into a completely different era. Enjoy de-

Small bar up front and cozy booths in back.

(512) 614 2260

licious vintage cocktails, ‘30’s- and ‘40’s-

Ranch-to-table cuisine and an elegant take

inspired music, and cuisine by Fermin

on bar fare.

Nunez. On nice nights, head back to the

BARLATA 1500 S Lamar Ste 150

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EAST SIDE KING (at the liberty) 1618 E 6th St

taurant Group, this spot offers rich French

(512) 473 2211

BOULDIN CREEK CAFÉ

Hoppin' Spanish tapas restaurant in a mod-

1900 S 1st St

ern South Austin setting. The octopus is a

(512) 416 1601

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(512) 467 4280

small outdoor patio.


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EASY TIGER

(512) 291 2881

GREEN PASTURES RESTAURANT

porch for people watching on the East Side.

709 E 6th St

A charming French-Vietnamese eatery with

811 W Live Oak St

Oysters, cheese plates, and nightly dinner

(512) 614 4972

a colorful menu of pho, banh mi, and more.

(512) 444 4747

specials.

Vibrant and comfortable surrounding patio.

Feast on continental brunch under the patio’s

Delicious bakeshop upstairs and beer gar-

majestic oaks. Try the milk punch: it’s legendary!

HOPFIELDS

616 W 34th St

GUERO’S TACO BAR

(512) 537 0467

croissants and freshly baked pretzels waft

(512) 420 8400

1412 S Congress Ave & 4800 Burnet Rd

A gastropub with French inclinations, a

over you from upstairs.

Fresh, inspired sandwiches, soups, and salads

(512) 447 7688

beautiful patio, and unique cocktails.

in a charming, refashioned cottage and porch.

No frills tacos and one of the most famous

EDEN EAST

patios on South Congress. Try the Queso

755 Springdale Rd

GALAXY CAFÉ

Flameado with chorizo and jalapenos.

5111 Airport Blvd

(512) 428 6500

4616 Triangle Ave

Weekends at the farm have never been

(512) 323 9494

GUSTO ITALIAN KITCHEN &

A choice pizza place for a spontaneous night

more delicious: Chef Sonya Cote of Hillside

Feature menu options that surpass the

WINE BAR

out. Fresh and simple. Try the roasted olives

Farmacy teamed up with Springdale Farms

typical café, combining deli style favorites

4800 Burnet

and the kale salad too!

to create a (literal) farm-to-table concept

with comfort food. Bonus points for serving

(512) 458 1100

restaurant on the East side, serving a sea-

breakfast until 4pm on weekends.

Upscale-casual Italian; solid pasta specials,

den downstairs—this is the kind of place where you can relax while sipping a local

FOODHEADS

brew on the patio and warm aromas of

sonal prix fixe menu under a the canopy of a

incredible desserts (orange olive oil cake!),

majestic Texas elm tree.

and an interesting wine list.

GOURDOUGH’S 1503 S 1st St

EL ALMA

The food trailer affiliated with Gourdough’s

HAYMAKER

1025 Barton Springs Rd

Public House, providing enormous donuts

2310 Manor Rd

(512) 609 8923

with imaginative twists like the Mother

(512) 243 6702

Chef-driven, authentic Mexican cuisine

Clucker—a donut topped with a fried chick-

It's comfort food meets sports bar meets

with the one of the best rooftop patios in

en strip and honey butter.

beer pub in Cherrywood, an easygoing place to get a craft beer and elevated bar food. Get

town. G’RAJ MAHAL

the namesake: The Haymaker is an open-

EL NARANJO

73 Rainey St

faced roast beef sandwich, topped with fla-

85 Rainey St

(512) 480 2255

vorful slaw, tomatoes, a fried egg, decadent

(512) 474 2776

Growing from a sprawling food trailer,

gruyere sauce, and—wait for it—french fries.

Husband and wife team Iliana de la Vega

G’Raj Mahal’s new dine-in space still offers

and Ernesto Torrealba serve up authentic

the tasty Indian fare that built its reputa-

HILLSIDE FARMACY

cuisine from Mexico’s interior. Dine al fresco

tion as the Rainey Street go-to. Grab a beer

1209 E 11th St

on the charming Rainey Street patio.

or wine at their indoor bar or enjoy people

(512) 628 0168

watching over a generous helping of your fa-

Hillside Farmacy is located in a beautifully

ELIZABETH STREET CAFÉ

vorite Masala from the patio before calling

restored 50s-style pharmacy with a perfect

1501 S 1st St

it a night.

3110 Guadalupe St

HOUSE PIZZERIA (512) 600 4999

HUDSONS ON THE BEND 3509 RR 620 N (512) 266 1369 Best handling of wild game in town—delicious quail salad, rattlesnake cakes and grilled venison chops with lobster tail. JACK ALLEN’S KITCHEN 7720 Hwy 71 W (512) 852 8558 Savor country favorites from Chef Jack Gilmore on the covered patio. JACOBY’S RESTAURANT & MERCANTILE 3235 E Cesar Chavez St (512) 366 5808 American cuisine with a southern flare. Think shrimp and grits, macaroni and cheese, and fresh vegetables.

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JEFFREY’S

(512) 499 0300

day and serving up soups, salads, burgers,

linary concepts. The dessert menu offers

1204 W Lynn St

Delectable cocktails, tasty tacos and appe-

and breakfast around the clock.

your classic apple pie, or alternatively a more

(512) 4775584

tizers, delicious main courses, all inspired

This historic Clarksville favorite has man-

by the hip and bohemian Condesa neighbor-

MOONSHINE

tained the execution, top-notch service, and

hood in Mexico City.

303 Red River St

OLIVE & JUNE

(512) 236 9599

3411 Glenview Ave

LA V

Both a popular dinner and brunch spot,

(512) 467 9898

1501 E 7th St

Moonshine’s decadent Southern comfort

Celebrated Austin Chef Shawn Cirkiel cre-

JOSEPHINE HOUSE

(512) 391 1888

food is a downtown favorite.

ated this southern Italian-style restaurant

1601 Waterston Ave

This elegant French restaurant boasts an

(512) 477 5584

ever-changing menu of seasonal ingredients

NORTH

ingredients and includes Southern and

Rustic, continental fare with an empha-

with an emphasis on simple, yet soulful,

11506 Century Oaks Ter

some Northern Italian favorites.

sis on fresh, local and organic ingredients.

dishes. Paired with their extensive wine list,

(512) 339 4440

Serving lunch, afternoon snacks, and eve-

it’s the perfect setting to celebrate any spe-

Guests enjoy modern Italian cuisine in a

OLIVIA

ning cocktails, the shady porch is the perfect

cial occasion.

sleek interior at this Domain standout.

2043 S Lamar Blvd

LENOIR

NO VA KITCHEN & BAR

A brunch favorite emphasizing fresh and lo-

JULIO’S

1807 S 1st St

87 Rainey St

cal produce; an exciting and diverse menu,

4230 Duval St

(512) 215 9778

(512) 382 5651

from foie gras to French toast.

(512) 452 1040

A gorgeous spot to enjoy a luxurious French-

Subtle design elements make the space co-

An old school, family-run Tex-Mex favorite

inspired prix-fixe meal in an intimate dining

hesive and modern, and its creative twists

PELONS

in Hyde Park. Cash only! Order the green

room and table that seats just 34 diners.

on classic, comforting dishes from a pork

802 Red River St

belly/sirloin burger to seasonally topped

(512) 243 7874

flatbread pizza are downright delicious.

Elegant Mexican cuisine in a rustic home

luxurious but welcoming atmosphere that makes Jeffrey’s an old Austin staple.

trendy goat’s cheese caramel ice cream.

with a menu that highlights local, seasonal

(512) 804 2700

spot for a late-afternoon paloma.

chicken enchiladas. LUCY’S FRIED CHICKEN JUSTINE’S BRASSERIE

5408 Burnet Rd

4710 E 5th St

(512) 514 0664

ODD DUCK

(512) 385 2900

2218 College Ave

1201 S Lamar

PERLA’S SEAFOOD & OYSTER BAR

With its French bistro fare, impressive cock-

(512) 297 2423

(512) 433 6521

1400 S Congress Ave

tails, and charming décor inside and out,

This year the South Congress favorite opened

Famed food trailer turned brick and mor-

(512) 291 7300

Justine’s has Austin looking east. Expect a

a new outpost off Burnet Road. Different lo-

tar, Odd Duck was the first venture from

A South Congress staple: Expect the fresh-

crowd, even late at night.

cation, same straight-up Southern goodness,

acclaimed chef Bryce Gilmore. Expect sea-

est fish and oysters flown in daily from both

from Moon pies to fried green tomatoes to

sonal fare and drinks with a Texas influence

coasts, carefully prepared with simple yet

LA BARBECUE

corn muffins to the crème de la crème: fried

at this South Lamar oasis.

elegant flavors. Go early on a nice day to eat

1200 E 6th St

chicken.

oysters and people-watch on their fantastic OLAMAIE

(512) 605 9696

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with an enchanting patio.

front porch.

In the heart of South First, La Barbecue whips

MAGNOLIA CAFE

1610 San Antonio St

up classic barbecue with free beer and live music.

1920 S Congress Ave

(512) 474 2796

PERRY’S STEAKHOUSE & GRILLE

(512) 445 0000

A menu that would leave any southerner

114 W 7th St

LA CONDESA

A classic south Austin spot that offers its

drooling, with a dash of contemporary cu-

(512) 474 6300

400 W 2nd St

own eclectic personality. Open 24 hours a

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Located downtown in the historic Norwood

SALVATION PIZZA

Nestled in the Mandola Estate Winery in

WINK

Tower, within easy walking distance of the

624 W 34th St

Driftwood; expect hearty portions of rustic

1014 N Lamar Blvd Ste E

Capital Complex and other downtown land-

(512) 535 0076

Italian food with a warm, welcoming envi-

(512) 482 8868

marks. This location features unique décor,

A cozy spot that serves up delectable flavor

ronment. Cheers!

Rooted in the traditions of the slow food

patio seating and Perry’s award-winning

combinations of New Haven style pizza pies

menu.

in an inviting bungalow.

movement, come to Wink for a truly farmTRIO

to-table meal. Stop in for their incredible

98 San Jacinto Blvd / Four Seasons Hotel

happy hour, or stay a little longer with the 5- or 7-course chef’s tasting menu.

POLVO’S

SAWYER & CO.

(512) 685 8300

2004 S 1st St

4827 E Cesar Chavez St

This sleek space with a lovely trellised patio

(512) 441 5446

(512) 531 9033

and delicious food overlooks Lady Bird Lake

YELLOW JACKET

Between the salsa bar, patio seating, and

Bringing more Cajun and soul food options

from its perch in the Four Seasons Hotel. In-

SOCIAL CLUB

delicious margaritas, this is one of Austin’s

to the east side. The mid-century modern

door and outdoor seating is available.

1704 E 5th St

beloved Tex-Mex icons.

design adds quirk to some seriously good food.

QUATTRO GATTI RISTORANTE

(512) 480 9572 VIA 313 PIZZA

Step out for a drink and stay for the classic

1111 E 6th St

fare, from sandwiches to frittatas. Open

908 Congress Ave

SECOND BAR + KITCHEN

(512) 939 1927

until 2am every day of the week with snack

(512) 476 3131

200 Congress Ave

Deep-dish, Detroit-style pizza from an East

options like hat green chili beer beans with

Downtown Italian restaurant dishing up

(512) 827 2750

Austin food truck- perfect for a late night

saffron rice and fresh pico de gallo and hand

delicious antipasti and huge portions of Ital-

Another venture from Chef David Bull, Sec-

out.

cut sweet potato wedges with curry marsala

ian fare; great date-night spot.

ond offers a swanky bistro experience in the heart of the 2nd Street District.

QUI

mayo. WEATHER UP 1808 E Cesar Chavez St

Z’TEJAS GRILL

1600 E 6th St

TAKOBA

(512) 524 0464

1110 W 6th St

(512) 436 9626

1411 E 7th St

Cozy and intimate inside, and laid-back out-

(512) 478 5355

Chef Paul Qui’s headquarters is one of the

(512) 628 4466

doors seating, bartenders create high-end,

9400-A Arboretum Blvd

hottest new spots in town for an unparal-

Bold, authentic flavors with ingredients im-

handcrafted drinks from scratch.

(512) 346 3506

leled dining experience set under an airy,

ported straight from Mexico; cozy outdoor

beautiful backdrop. SALTY SOW 1917 Manor Rd (512) 391 2337 Salty Sow serves up creative signature drinks, including a yummy Blueberry-Lemon Thyme Smash. The food menu, heavy with sophisticated gastropub fare, is perfect for late-night noshing: think triple-fried duck fat fries and crispy Brussels sprouts.

Austinites wait hours to get into either the WHIP IN MARKET & PARLOUR CAFE

funkier downtown locale or the northern

1950 S IH-35

spot. Both offer a unique Austin experience

TRACE

(512) 442 5337

and consistently delicious food.

200 Lavaca St

This funky minimart-café satisfies keep

(512) 542 3660

Austin weird with offbeat décor, copious

At W Austin, TRACE focuses on responsi-

beer, and cheap, tasty food.

seating.

bly- and locally-sourced ingredients from Texan farmers and artisans. Great outdoor

WINFLO OSTERIA

seating and excellent service.

1315 W 6th St (512) 582 1027

TRATTORIA LISINA

Classic Italian fare made simply and with

13308 FM 150 W Driftwood, TX

locally-sourced ingredients.

(512) 894 3111

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style

street fa shion

Linda from Dallas Acid in a vintage silk kimono

Alyssa Hatton

katy ballard wears a leather fanny pack by Austin-based, Fortuna Monsoon

Natalia Hawe in a dress by Mixed Business, an LAbased designer

Nizhonniya Austin

w h at au s t i n i s w e a r i n g t o. . .

Levitation 2015

With fashion houses like Yves Saint Laurent and Prada releasing psychedelic-inspired Spring 2015 clothing lines, the look has never been hotter. In May, photographer Alysha Rainwaters headed out to Austin Psych Fest, now known as Levitation, to get the local take on this hot trend. P h o t o g r a p h y b y a ly s h a r a i n w at e r s

Hayley Summer

Sijie Liu in a top from Otte in NYC by Elizabeth & James; Bag by Celine

Daisy Escamilla

Dylan Stumps in a shirt from a mens shop in Kansas City


Shown: the ultra restful Bolton bed and Flute side table.

DREAM EASY, THERE’S NARY A

SHINY BRASS

RAIL TO BE SEEN.

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