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y all accounts, it’s been a long winter. Sure, Texas may have had it easier than other subzero regions of the country. But still, we weathered snow days, scraped ice from windshields, and threw old sheets over young citrus trees in the backyard. Rising temperatures and the intoxication of spring bring more than bluebonnets—they welcome the season of festivals and garden parties (like the Umlauf Garden Party on April 24, complete with alfresco art accompanied by cocktails and snacks from great restaurants). Spring also stirs our senses, so it’s a delicious time for the Austin Food & Wine Festival to roll into town and fire up its grills (and our appetites), April 25–27. Globe-trotting television host Andrew Zimmern, one of the festival’s headliners, is also an old friend and one of my favorite people, so I asked him about Austin’s food scene, his travel essentials, and the tacos on his horizon (page 30). It’s the perfect time of year to eat outdoors and savor the evening air. In the new column Austin Tables (page 58) we explore the lovely and unique ways Austinites come together over a meal. I can’t think of a better start than a rowdy crawfish boil on an East Austin farm. For more refined occasions, we asked expert party host and blogger Carla McDonald how to set the perfect spring table (page 108). As we shed winter’s layers, we’re drawn to the fresh styles of spring. In “The Art of Style” (page 46) we took inspiration from The Contemporary Austin's upcoming "Five x Seven" show and created playful ensembles inspired by specific works from the exhibition. I hope you’ll join me at the show at Brazos Hall on April 2. To ensure that you step out in style, we asked five local tastemakers for their footwear essentials in “Best Foot Forward” (page 68). Their inspired picks run the gamut from lace-up gladiators to the perfect nude ankle boot (warning: a shopping spree might ensue). We also chat with some of the Austin’s most thought-provoking designers, who are inspired by everything from well-constructed menswear to Japanese denim, including Richard Cole from Paleo Denim (page 90) and Esby’s Stephanie Beard (page 82). What I love most about Austin style is that it’s not stuffy or serious. It’s not “Fashion” with a capital F. Instead, we cherish interesting, locally made treasures, a spirit of individuality, and a little bit of funk. I can’t think of a better example than the staff at Cheer Up Charlie’s (page 94). (No, their hip crew is not from Central Casting—they really are that adorable.) Which is why Carly Beiler, one of their bartenders, inadvertently landed on our cover. With this issue we bid a sad farewell to Staley Hawkins, our marketing events coordinator, who is as kind and impossibly cheerful as her golden retriever, Stella. Staley has creatively staged countless Tribeza parties over the last two years. We’re proud that she’s chasing her dreams to Los Angeles, but we’ll miss her terribly. Parting after a job well done and with a legion of fans—that’s my idea of style.
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Art Night Austin
HELM Boots Redesign Party
The Art Alliance Austin curated a night of food, film, art, music, and
HELM Boots launched its brand redesign with a Fourth Friday event at their
theatre with Art Night Austin, a location-spanning event hosted at both
East Sixth Street storefront. The redesign, undertaken by local designer Chris
Women & Their Work gallery and the Scottish Rite Theatre. For 64
Bilheimer (see page 86), included changes to HELMâ€™s logo, website, signage, and
years, the Art Alliance has been dedicated to ensuring that the roles of art
and creativity have a place at the core of the city's identity. Art Night: 1. Connie Freeman & Lauren Hoffer 2. Amy Bresnen & Olivia Cuenca 3. Natalia Luczynski & Phillip Wozny 4. Preston Lavinghouse & Asa Hursh 5. Jack Chapman & Warrick Nichols HELM: 6. Clifton Mooney, Kirstie Ferriso & Tyler Dunson 7. Tessa Baker & Alex Lakeland 8. Cameron Crow & Stacey Matthews 9. Wesley Verhoeve & Madeline Vu 10. Beth Cozzolino & Mouleena Khan
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Dine with Swine at Swift's Attic
Austin chefs from Swift's Attic, Noble Pig, Mettle, and Olivia joined with Tender Belly Farms for a five-course, pork-centric feast at Swift's Attic to benefit LifeWorks, a local nonprofit focused on helping youths and families to achieve self-sufficiency.
Raven and Lily Launch Party
Eco-chic clothing line Raven + Lily celebrated its Spring 2014 collection with a launch party at the Westlake home of Clayton and Carly Christopher, founders of Sweet Leaf Tea and Deep Eddy Vodka.
Dine with Swine: 1. Zack Northcutt , Tom Nall & Austin Nall 2. Stephen Dayton & Esther Sullivan 3. Brandon Fuller & Whitney Martin 4. Harlan Scott & Abby Burleson 5. Lindsey Stern & Guest 6. Natasha Powell & Natalie Paramore Raven + Lily: 7. Mylinda Royer & Carly Christopher 8. Brandon & Kirsten Dickerson 9. Evan Wilson, Grace Chiang & Claire Mead 10. Candice Deprang Boehm & Rachel Yo 11. Matt Garcia & Liz Shapiro 12. Kelsey Bentley & Sallie Wright Milam
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Austin Film Awards
The Austin Film Society and chairs Bobbi and Mort Topfer hosted the 14th annual Texas Film Awards, honoring Rising Star Amber Heard, director
David Gordon Green, and musician Mac Davis among other celebrated names in the industry. The night, MC'd by Luke Wilson, raised over $500,000 for programs that support the Austin film community.
Elevate Austin Austin Tidbits hosted a night of "cocktails, conversation, and carnitas" at its SXSW party, #ElevateAustin, where
guests rang in SouthBy with PureWow and CBS Local at La Condesa's Malverde lounge.
CUSP on Rainey
CUSP by Neiman Marcus hosted a VIP SXSW party on Rainey Street, featuring live music from Atlantic Records and celebrating women who are "rocking the fashion, music, and tech scenes."
Austin Film: 1. Ria Manuel, Martha Gonzalez & Joel Nolan 2. Celine Adams & Sam Elkin 3. Katie Sweeten & Taylor Hight 4. Lauren Reed & Todd Johnston Elevate: 5. Dani Lachowicz & Katherine Spiller 6. Amanda McArthur & Anne Campbell 7. Ricardo Dias & Rebecca Wallace 8. Edward Kim, Lillian Brown & Kelsey Whitaker CUSP: 9. Laura Villigran Johnson & Larissa de Luna 10. Chris & Abby Hendel 11. Camille Styles & Wynn Myers 12. Mistelle Johnson & Jennifer Carnes
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Real Deal BY K RISTIN ARMSTRONG I llu s tr atio n by Joy G a ll ag h er
Spring is going to mean a little more to Austinites this year, be-
cause for once it actually feels like we had a winter. I have been layered in monochromatic colors long enough; it’s time to kick off my boots and wiggle my painted toes into some strappy shoes. Heck, I’m even ready to switch gears from cedar allergies to pollen, just to change things up. This is the time of year when nature goes through a transformation, breaking out of dormancy and bursting into color and new life. The air smells different. The light looks different, and green returns. The season tastes different, with new spring foods coming along. The world sounds different in the mornings, too, when we wake up to the chatter of the early birds again. It’s time to stretch and shake off the winter, come out of hibernation and renew ourselves inside and out. Spring is a wake-up call to remember what it means to feel beautiful and fully alive. But there is no amount of style that can make a woman lovely on the outside when she doesn’t feel loved and lovely on the inside. There is no dress that can make us confident. No manicure color that can make love ooze out of our hands when we touch the lives of our people. No shoes that can make us walk the walk or truly stand tall. No wrap can cover us from the chill of loneliness when our heart is running on fumes. No sunglasses can cut the glare of selfishness and help us really see people. No lipstick can make our smile real, our words kind, or our laughter contagious. No watch can keep us from wasting precious time by not being present and authentic. No lingerie is as sexy as genuine generosity, loyalty, and warmth. No earrings can sparkle the way a woman does when she really listens. No handbag is big enough for the woman who refuses to shed her baggage and travel light.
What I’m saying is this: we spend time and money making the outside pretty, and that’s not a bad thing. But what if this spring we spent some time (and maybe money?) making the inside fresh and absolutely gorgeous. I know some women who are good-looking people, but nowhere near beautiful because their hearts aren’t right. I also know some average-looking gals who are stunning, gorgeous and a magnet to men, women, children, and dogs everywhere they go—because they radiate beauty from heart center. I have a hard enough time understanding and applying this wisdom to myself, let alone translating it to my daughters as they walk the bouncy rope bridge between girls and women. But I try to convey the absolute necessity of being our real selves. I tell them that being free, open, and at ease in our own skin is the best outfit. I try to explain that we get more beautiful when we seek what is beautiful—when we do what we love, when we see the humor, when we embrace the light in ourselves and in one another. I tell my girls that when we stare at oceans, mountains, trails, sunrises, sunsets, stars, flowers, fireworks, and tables at farmers’ markets, we can’t help but absorb all of that beauty in our bones. I explain that of all the things you do to get ready to face the world, the most important thing is to brush your teeth, because a smile is the finest accessory of all. Being really beautiful—I mean being an absolute stunner, an eye-popper, a neck-twister, a knockout, a perfect ten—is well within the reach of every woman. Because the secret (shhhh!) of beauty is not the thing you think people remember about you. Beauty is a little bit about what you look like, but it’s everything about the way you make people feel.
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Andrew Zimmern BIZARRE FOODS
ndrew Zimmern calls Minneapolis home, but the James Beard Award–winning host of the Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern has clocked some serious time eating his way through Austin and Texas. I know this firsthand—Andrew is an old friend, and for two episodes of Bizarre Foods America I played tour guide, drove him around the back roads of the Hill Country (in a vintage canary yellow pickup, sans power steering), and feasted on belt-busting amounts of smoked brisket in Lockhart. Zimmern returns to Austin this month for the Austin Food and Wine Festival (austinfoodandwinefestival.com), April 25– 27, when he’ll join chefs like Tyson Cole and Tim Love (along with top winemakers and sommeliers) for hands-on grilling demos, the crazy competitive “Rock Your Taco,” and a knockout feast under the stars. Given his significant time on the road (Zimmern travels about 240 days a year), I couldn’t resist asking about how he plane-hops in comfort and style— and about the dishes on his Austin short list. p. di s b row e
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What do you look forward to eating when you touch down in Austin? Frankly, belt-busting amounts of brisket . . . I also love exploring the places my local food-focused friends send me. I always want to hit Barley Swine, Uchi and Uchiko, and Foreign & Domestic to see what my chef pals are up to. This year, of course, I am going to check out Qui and Rene Ortiz’s new menu at Fresa’s. Why do you think Austin food is in the national spotlight? Austinites don’t mind being experimented on in restaurants. They are patient with works in progress, and they don’t hold grudges for a misstep. There are several cities like this across America, and it keeps creativity at a highly ramped level. Over time, it creates an atmosphere for great dining to thrive. Tell us a few don’t-miss moments at the Austin Food and Wine Festival.
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The taco competition is unlike any taco events at any of the big fests. The level of creativity and expression of “taco” blow my mind. It’s superb. The music attached to the events is beyond cool, and the intimacy of the festival makes it one of my favorites. What makes AFW unique and particularly fun for you? The intimacy, the immediacy, the meat always roasting in the center of the tented site, the easy laughter of the crowd, the insanely cool lineup of local chefs that I only get to see here, the Food Republic lounge, where I get to answer questions about REAL FOOD ISSUES that other places don’t ask me. Eating pretzels from Easy Tiger . . . I could go on forever. You’re a voracious reader. (A) When do you have time, and (B) what’s on your nightstand? I am, but I’m also a workaholic insomniac with a hard-on for literature. I am just finishing Command and Control, Eric Schlosser’s riveting new book about nuclear warheads aimed at our faces. I love short fiction, and George Saunders’s Tenth of December is insane. Check out William Boyd’s new Bond book. I have that started on my iPad. What can we expect from you in 2014?
Hopefully more of everything! I am expanding my AZ Canteen restaurant work, and I have a new line of kitchenware coming out based on oven/fire/ stove-to-table products that I have seen around the world. I’m also expanding my production companies’ work and will be producing more talent that I find around the world . . . and I am working on several new shows for myself, along with more Bizarre Foods. What are you most proud of? My wife and son, and playing in this year’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game Celebrity Softball event. Of all the places you’ve traveled, where would you like to buy a few acres to retire on? Colombia is a place I just visited, and there are some pretty amazing islands just off the coast of Cartagena. I can’t resist this question: Who is at the table at your dream dinner party, and what’s on the menu? I would host a stag including Teddy Roosevelt, Truman Capote, my kid but 20 years from now, Bill Murray, Jack Nicholson, Winston Churchill, John Lennon, Leonardo da Vinci, and a few others I’m blanking on. We’re probably dining on take-out Chinese and hopefully playing cards late into the night. p h oto COURTESY OF AUSTIN FOO D & W INE FESTIVAL
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1. Baseball Cap: my Goorin Bros 'cock' hat is always on my head when my NORTH hat isn't. 2. Music: The last few years have all been about Alt-Country for me, Beck's latest (Morning Phase) is blowing my mind these days and I can't stop listening to it. Every day last week I listened to Girl From the North Country, the dylan/cash/perkins version. Something is happening to me in my old age. 3. Kicks: I collect Pumas and have to be wearing them almost all the time when I travel. The Super TT CC is a great one. 4. Skincare: I'm a Kiehls guy. The men's anti wrinkle and facial fuel energizing moisturizers are superb, all with SPF because I am always outdoors. 5. Magazine: Monocle. Addicted. I do everything on my iPad except Monocle because I just love the layout, design and the weight of it in my hands. 6. Scent: Hotel rooms can't help but smell like hotel rooms and since I spend 240 days in a year in them I like to use a room scent to keep things peaceful. Jo Malone makes several that are favorites. Pine from last year is my fave. Lime basil mandarin from this year is great too. 7. Jeans: My new obsession are my Joe's Jeans. The Brixton is my favorite pair. Goes anywhere.
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april Calendars arts & entertainment
Entertainment Calendar Music AN EVENING WITH JULIO IGLESIAS
April 1, 6:30pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater WHITE DENIM
April 3, 7pm Stubb’s BBQ
April 4, 7pm Stubb’s BBQ
April 5-6 Stubb’s BBQ
April 9, 7pm Stubb’s BBQ
OLD SETTLER’S MUSIC FESTIVAL
April 10-13 Salt Lick Pavillion
April 11-12 Long Center
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS TV TAPING LOS LOBOS
April 14, 6:30pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater PET SHOP BOYS
April 16, 6:30pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater THE NATIONAL
April 21-23 6:30pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater HAIM
April 23, 8pm Stubb’s BBQ VAMPIRE WEEKEND
April 24-25, 7pm Stubb’s BBQ
SHERYL CROW & JACK INGRAM
April 10, 10am Hotel San Jose
April 24, 8pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater
ALICE IN CHAINS
April 10, 6:30pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater THE MAVERICKS
April 11, 6:30pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater
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April 28, 6:30pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater THIEVERY CORPORATION
April 29, 7pm Stubb’s BBQ
April 2, 7pm Stateside at the Paramount DR. BRAIN GREENE: ICARUS AT THE EDGE OF TINE
April 10, 7pm Paramount Theatre
THE BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR
April 13, 6pm Paramount Theatre
THE 2014 AUSTIN FLY FISHING FILM TOUR
April 17, 7pm Paramount Theatre
April 1-6 Paramount Theatre IN THE HIGHTS
April 9-19 B. Iden Payne Theater MOTIONHOUSE
April 11, 8pm Bass Concert Hall
Comedy GEORGE LOPEZ
April 12, 7:30pm Bass Concert Hall AZIZ ANSARI
April 18-19 Bass Concert Hall
MOONTOWER COMEDY FESTIVAL
April 23-26 Various Locations
Children SESAME STREET LIVE “MAKE A NEW FRIEND”
April 3-6 Frank Erwin Center
CEDAR PARK SPRING EGGSTRAVAGANZA
April 13, 2pm Elizabeth Milburn Park PINOCCHIO
April 18-May 24 Zach Theatre
Other FIVE X SEVEN
April 2, 6:30pm Brazos Hall THE LAWN PARTY
April 3, 5pm The French Legation Museum THE ONE PARTY
April 4, 11am Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa AUSTIN UNDER 40 AWARDS
April 4, 5:30pm Austin Music Hall
April 4, 6pm Four Seasons Hotel Austin PETCASSO
April 6, 6pm AT&T Conference Center JILLIAN MICHAEL
April 6, 7pm Long Center
THE CIVIL RIGHTS SUMMIT
April 8-10 LBJ Presidential Library
UNITED WAY FOR GREATER AUSTIN ZINE RELEASE PARTY
April 10, 6pm Delta Millworks
ELIZABETH ANN SETON BOARD LIVE! GALA
April 12 Camp Mabry
AUSTIN RECOVERY SPEAKER SERIES FEATURING MATTHEW PERRY
April 15, 11:30am ACL Live at the Moody Theater
WOMEN ON THEIR TOES
April 17, 10:45am Hyatt Regency
AUSTIN FASHION WEEK
April 24-May 3 Various Locations
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Arts Calendar APRIL 5 WALLY WORKMAN GALLERY
WOMEN & THEIR WORK GALLERY
ART ON 5Th
Mallory Page: Married in a Fever Opening Reception, 6pm
Leslie Wilkes: Optic Verve Through May 15
The Art of Dr. Seuss: A Retrospective and Charles Long International Touring Exhibition Through April 20 Opening Reception, 7pm
RUSSELL COLLECTION FINE ART GALLERY
Marking Time Opening Reception, 6pm DAVIS GALLERY
Second Nature: New Works by David Everett and Billy Hassell Opening Reception, 7pm APRIL 25 FLATBED PRESS AND GALLERY
Time and Weather Opening Reception, 6pm APRIL 26 SUNSET VALLEY
Sunset Valley Art Festival, 9am WOMEN & THEIR WORK GALLERY
Ongoing DAVIS GALLERY
Living in Layers: Peggy Weiss and Micky Hoogendijk Through April 5
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BLANTON MUSEUM OF ART
Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt Through May 18 Perception Unfolds: Looking at Deborah Hay’s Dance Through May 18 Between Mountatins and Sea: Arts of the Ancient Andes Through August 17 HARRY RANSOM CENTER
The World at War Through August 3
GALLERY SHOAL CREEK
Milt Kobayashi: New Works Through April 12
16th Annual Umlauf Garden Party Insp i rat i on and L i bat i ons on the L awn
ne of the most popular fetes of the season offers a chance to frolic on the lush and lovely grounds of Umlauf Sculpture Garden on April 24. Charles Umlauf’s sculptural talents will be enhanced by more than twenty top Austin restaurants serving samplings of their cuisine, along with wine pairings provided by Twin Liquors. The evening party, an annual gathering of Austin’s most passionate art patrons, benefits Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum’s education programs and long-term restoration. Honorary Chair Will Meredith, Event Chair Emily Pratte and Co-Chair Ashley Holt ensure you won’t want to miss what featured Artist Margo Sawyer plans to unveil. Additional works from Umlauf and other artists will be on display at an additional event at the Hotel Ella (1900 Rio Grande St) Art Exhibition Opening Event on Tuesday April 29 from 6-10pm. The event is the official unveiling of the art exhibition currently being showcased around the grounds and throughout the hotel. More information at umlaufsculpture.org. p. disbrowe
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January 18 – April 20, 2014
CATALIN and Pet Sounds
Jones Center and Laguna Gloria
May 3 – August 31, 2014 Opening Weekend Events, May 2–4
A Secret Affair: Selections from the Fuhrman Family Collection Jones Center and Laguna Gloria
Orly Genger Current
Jones Center 700 Congress Avenue Austin, Texas 78701
Laguna Gloria 3809 West 35th Street Austin, Texas 78703
thecontemporaryaustin.org Director’s Circle: Michael and Jeanne Klein, Suzanne Deal Booth and David G. Booth, Michael A. Chesser, Johnna and Stephen Jones, The Still Water Foundation, Melba and Ted Whatley, Anonymous 2014 Exhibition Sponsors: Deborah Green and Clayton Aynesworth, Susan and Richard Marcus, Jane Schweppe, Diane Land and Steve Adler, Sue Ellen Stavrand and John Harcourt, Don Mullins, Amanda and Brad Nelsen, Pedernales Cellars, Gail and Rodney Susholtz, Lora Reynolds and Quincy Lee, Janet and Wilson G. Allen, Shalini Ramanathan and Chris Tomlinson, Teresa and Darrell Windham, Austin Ventures, Oxford Commercial, Vinson & Elkins LLP, Lindsey and Mark Hanna Additional Support Generously Provided By: ACL Live at The Moody Theater, Pedernales Cellars, Luxe Interiors + Design, The Texas Tribune, Hotel Saint Cecilia, Hotel San Jose, W Austin, Four Seasons Hotel Austin, InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel, The Austin Chronicle, KUT/KUTX
This project is funded and supported in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and in part by the City of Austin Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.
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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
Mallory Page at Wally Workman Gallery
allory Page tells a story with every brushstroke that she paints. Color to canvas, there emerges a pure sensory image that the eye can experience. It is by means of this same process that Page has fashioned her latest collection of works, premiering as the exhibit “Married in a Fever” at Wally Workman Gallery on April 5. “Married” tells the story of love through sensory, often monochromatic fields. Each painting is simple upon initial observation but, upon further reflection, reveals its intricacies through light, color, and layering. That is the beauty of much of Page’s work: subtle complexity. “Over the years I studied artists’ writings and discovered how they have interpreted and used love,” Page says. “Some were historically reckless, using the fuel from one new love to another. New love, crazy love, true love, self-love, love lost, and passion—each holds a different connotation of profound inspiration. Love can compel feelings that can be intensely moving or profoundly destructive.” Page calls New Orleans her home, but it’s safe to say that Austin is more than happy to have her and her work. The show will run at Wally Workman until April 26. More information at wallyworkmangallery.com and mallorypage.com. e. banks
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700 Congress Ave. (512) 453 5312 Hours: W 12-11, Th-Sa 12-9, Su 12-5 thecontemporaryaustin.org 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 austin galleries
5804 Lookout Mountain Dr.
(512) 495 9363 By Appt. Only austingalleries.com
Blanton Museum of Art
200 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. (512) 471 7324 Hours: Tu– F 10–5, Sa 11–5, Su 1–5 blantonmuseum.org
The Bob Bullock Texas State History 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
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
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
image courtesy of mallory page
arts & entertainment
arts & entertainment
Galleries Art on 5th
3005 S. Lamar Blvd. (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
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
2832 MLK Jr. Blvd. #3 (512) 454 6671 Hours: Tu–F 11–5, Sa 10–3 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
(512) 474 1700 Hours: M–Sa 10-6 lotusasianart.com
Hours: Tu–Sa 10–4 stephenlclarkgallery.com
1011 West Lynn Hours: Tu–Sa 11–5 (512) 236 1333 studiotenarts.com
4115 Guadalupe St. Hours: Tu - Sa, 12- 6 mondotees.com The Nancy Wilson Scanlan Gallery
6500 St. Stephen’s Dr. (512) 327 1213 Hours: M-F 9-5 sstx.org Okay Mountain Gallery
1619 E. Cesar Chavez St. Sa 1-5 or by appointment (512) 293 5177 okaymountain.com
Wally Workman Gallery
1202 W. 6th St. (512) 472 7428 Hours: Tu–Sa 10–5 wallyworkman.com
Women & Their Work
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
Lora Reynolds Gallery
1009 W. 6th St., #101
502 W. 33rd St. (512) 453 3199 By Appt. Only fluentcollab.org
1710 Lavaca St. (512) 477 1064 Hours: M–F 10–6, Sa 12–5 womenandtheirwork.org
1137 W. 6th St. (512) 478 4440 Hours: Tu–Sa 10–6 russell–collection.com
1118 W. 6th St. (512) 472 1831 Hours: M-Sa 10-5, Su 12-4
227 Congress Ave., #300 (512) 477 6007 Hours: M-F 8-5, Sa 8-3 lapena–austin.org
360 Nueces St., #50 (512) 215 4965 Hours: W-Sa 11-6 lorareynolds.com
1319 Rosewood Ave. By appointment only sofagallerytx.com Stephen L. Clark Gallery
1101 W. 6th St. (512) 477 0828
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
M u s e u m s & Ga l l e r i e s
Bay6 Gallery & Studios
5305 Bolm Rd. (512) 553 3849 By appointment only bay6studios.com
3620 Bee Cave Rd., Ste. C (512) 970 3471 By appointment only roijames.com
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 farewell Books
913 E. Cesar Chavez St. (512) 476 DOMY Hours: Mon-Sa 12–8, Su 12–7 domystore.com Julia C. Butridge Gallery
1110 Barton Springs Rd. (512) 974 4025 Hours: M–Th 10–9:30, F 10–5:30, Sa 10–4 ci.austin.tx.us/ dougherty/gallery.htm Pump Project Art Complex
702 Shady Ln. (512) 351 8571 pumpproject.org
12971 Pond Springs Rd. (512) 219 3150 Hours: M–Tu 10–3, W–Sa 11–4 quattrogallery.com
3121 E. 12th St. (512) 524 7128 T-F 10-5 space12.org
Fredericksburg AGAVE GALLERY
208 E. San Antonio St. Hours: M-Sa 10-5 (830) 990 1727 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 WHISTLE PIK
425 E. Main St. (830) 990 8151 Hours: M-Sa 10-5 To have your gallery considered for listing in the Arts Guide, please send a request to events @tribeza.com.
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W h en sh e ’ s n ot sel l i n g b ag s , w e wa n t ed to k n ow:
Jen, what’s in your bag? Pur s e “Handmade in India, this bag is my personal favorite
because of the mix of structured leather and feminine details. And it tucks perfectly into my laptop tote.” $5 “Back when I was in high school, my dad told me that I should ALWAYS carry cash with me. I'm not sure if his advice is still relevant today, but you'll never find me without at least a little cash.” Ch apstick & Lip G loss “I've always been a plain Chap-
Stick kind of gal, but upon turning 30 this past December I decided it's time to transition to lip gloss.” Coin Pur s e “I needed something cute to organize my busi-
ness cards in my clutch and this handwoven ikat coin purse does the trick. In ikat weaving, the threads are dyed individually and then woven together on a hand loom.” Girl sGuild Keych a in “My friends Cheyenne and Di-
IN MY BAG : Jen Lewis of Purse and Clutch
Jen Lewis was frustrated with working in the nonprofit world when she “accidentally” started a fair-trade retail concept that directly benefits international artisans. Last year, one of Lewis’s college friends asked for help selling bags made by artisan groups in India. “People associate a certain ‘look’ with fair trade,” Lewis says, “but I looked at these bags and realized that they were totally beautiful and contemporary-looking; they just needed to be marketed differently.” Enter Purse and Clutch, Lewis’s new venture that offers fair-trade bags in an online, user-friendly marketplace. Since launching the site in April 2013, Lewis has started working with ten international artisan groups. “My goal is to meet the need of buyers who want something stylish, but want to be able to support economic growth in
ana are the GirlsGuild co-founders [a local organization that pairs girls with creative and entrepreneurial female mentors; girlsguild.com]. Cheyenne designed the P&C logo, and Diana was instrumental in our About page. I love the reminder on my key ring of the amazing collaborative community we have here in Austin.” Book “I never want to be that girl engrossed in her smart-
phone while waiting for a meeting. I usually have a book of some sort with me and am currently loving this philosophical read reminding me to focus on the present. "On the Shortness of Life: Life is Long if you Know how to Use It" by Seneca, a Spanishborn philosopher of Rome who lived in the first century A.D.” Paper & Pen “I have the worst memory of anyone I know.
Having a place to jot down things as they come to mind is imperative in running a business.”
developing countries,” Lewis says.
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S tephan i e M c C lenny of C onf i t u ras On the heels of a third Good Food Award (for pickled blueberries!) and in anticipation of the East Austin Urban Farm Tour (eastaustinurbanfarmtour.com) on April 13, Stephanie McClenny of small-batch jam and preserves kitchen Confituras shares a special recipe with TRIBEZA, and dishes on how she plans to literally preserve local canning history. Q: Tell me more about pickled blueberries. A: These sweet yet tangy preserves have a cult following when they come out every July! They are delicious when served on a charcuterie plate with cheese and pâté. Q: Can you share a bit of canning wisdom for an amateur? A: Our best advice is to keep it small. You really can make just a few
1. Heat berries and water in a medium saucepan over high heat until boiling, then lower heat and simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until the berries have lost most of their color. 2. Strain berries out (save them to make jam!) and return berry-colored water to pan. add sugar. bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for about 5 minutes until sugar is completely dissolved (you will no feel grit on the bottom of the pan) and the syrup has thickened somewhat. 3. Taste the syrup at this point to determine if you like the level of rosemary infusion (remember, a little goes a long way!). you can do this bringing a teaspoon of syrup to room temperature quickly in the freezer on a plate. 4. Add a few drops of red wine vinegar at this point (if using) to make a tangy 'shrub', or fruit vinegar. 5. If canning, pour mixture into hot jars and process for 10 minutes in a hot water bath. alternatively, allow to cool and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks. 6. To serve, place 1-2 ounces syrup in 6 ounces Topo Chico, cava, or other sparkling wine. Garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary.
jars of jam at a time. Also, use high-quality, fresh ingredients (local if you can get them), and follow recipes and instructions to the letter at first. You must know the rules before you can break them.
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Q: What are you working on right now?
T h r ee lo c a l t h i n g s
A: We are very excited about our new project: Preserving Austin. We recently won the top grant from the Austin Food & Wine Alliance and will be using it to collect and archive oral histories from local canners with assistance from Foodways Texas. Preserving Austin also includes the process of building out a 1979 VW Transporter van—our “ConfiTour-Bus”—complete with a recording booth for the oral histories, a small jam-making demo kitchen, and a traveling canning museum that will visit farmers' markets, schools, fairs, and other events. Learn more about Confituras and where to pick up their delicious and seasonal preserves at confituras.net.
TOMS S hoe s founder B l a k e M yc o s k i e can ’t get enough of 1. Perla’s Seafood & Oyster Bar “Whenever [my wife] Heather and I are in town, we always make time for Perla’s: have to order the fish tacos and oysters. ”
2. Uchiko: “A favorite sushi spot: we order the Brussels sprouts cooked with fish caramel, the Madai Japanese bream, and the P–38 roll with Japanese yellowtail.
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“I love stopping by and checking out what new stuff they have. It’s always a great stop whether I’m looking for something for myself or a gift for my wife.”
The popular shoe and eyewear company TOMS opened its second U.S. brick-and-mortar location last month in Austin (1401 S. Congress Ave.). During SXSW, TOMS also announced the newest component of the brand’s charity-driven umbrella: TOMS Roasting Co. Extending its “One for One” principle, the roasting company will provide “one week of clean water to a person in need for every bag of coffee purchased.” More information at toms.com tribeza.com APRIL 2014
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After the muted palette of winteR, we’re eager for
a splash of color. Classic shapes in pretty pastel hues and pops of unexpected brightness create the magic of spring style. This year, our muse is The Contemporary Austin’s upcoming “Five x Seven” show on April 2. On the following pages you’ll find unique, quirky ensembles that are each inspired by a specific work of art in the museum’s fifteenth annual exhibition, where hundreds
Top by Aeron, $349;
of artists create and sell unique five-by-seven inch pieces. The art-
Necklace by Growing
work is all displayed anonymously and priced at $150, with the artist’s name only revealed after the purchase.
Jewelry, $175, both available at Kick Pleat. Pants by The Row, $890; Shoes
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Top by Parker, $187; Pants by Theory, $265, Jacket by Theory, $415; all available at Neiman Marcus. Hat by Etudes, $318; Shoes by Dieppa Restrepo, $243, both available at Kick Pleat.
Blazer by Joie, $288; Dress by Alexander Wang, $295; Sandal by Vince, $125; Earrings by Oscar de la Renta, $345; all available at Neiman Marcus.
Top by Maiyet, $525; Pant by The Row, $2,290; both available at By George. Necklace by Last Horizon, $353, available at Kick Pleat.
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Dress by Aeron, $397; Necklace by Double Take, $331; Shoes by Ancient Greek, $243; Bag by Clare Vivier, $201; all available at Kick Pleat.
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Overalls by Townson, $143; Shirt by Rebecca Taylor, $325; Shoes by Rag and Bone, $495; Earrings by Oscar de la Renta, $345; all available at Neiman Marcus.
As light fades on Rain Lily Farm, a table laden the Southâ€™s ultimate springtime feast beckons friends around the table.
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In East Austin, friends welcome spring with a crawfish boil, verdant fields, and potent rhubarb margaritas (pooches welcome, no utensils required).
au s t in t ab les Sometimes all you need is a margarita in a mason jar and a porch on which to sip it.
here were plenty of things to like about work-
Rain Lily Farm with partner Kim Beal, was in need of a farmer.
ing the land in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. In
“I’ve wanted to work and run Rain Lily for some time,” David
fact, it was the prospect of the fertile soil, cool,
says. “When I was working at Montesino, I’d deliver vegetables
moist air, and the local abundance (berries, hazelnuts, seafood, and
here. I’d walk around the property because I love its smallness,
Pinot Noir) that first enticed David Burk and Melody McClary to
and it’s clean and pretty. It’s a quaint garden with flowers planted
leave their jobs as property managers at Montesino Ranch in Wim-
in front of the rows and an opportunity to grow great food, but
berley and move west in 2012.
it’s manageable—no tractors, no long-distance driving to sell my
But after a couple years, the couple started to pine for friends in
Texas and the community that they’d developed in Austin. Family
As luck would have it, Farmhouse Delivery, Scherzer’s company
also played a part; David’s sister, Amanda, was about to have her
that delivers local produce and foodstuffs to your doorstep, was
first baby. Almost immediately after they started to ponder the idea
also looking for a buyer. Proximity to Austin, a manageable lot,
of coming home, they learned that Stephanie Scherzer, who owns
the opportunity to do what they do best . . . sold!
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Fresh squeezed lime juice and rhubarb syrup create the tart-sweet base for the perfect spring cocktail.
When in doubt, serve free hot dogs and cold draft beer. Shirt ($79) and rattlesnake Lucchese boots ($999) from Allens Boots.
The essentials for any good boil: plenty of red spices, aromatics like onion and lemon, and potatoes and corn to soak up the seasonings.
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au s t in tab les A branch of fresh bay leaves add an herbaceous perfume to the pot.
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Hot, spice-infused vegetables cool while the crawfish simmer; a 25-pound bag of Louisiana mudbugs.
A field of sprouting leaves makes a dreamy backdrop for an easy evening; David scratches a show-stealing puppy named Little Fannie.
Farmhouse Delivery colleagues and cans of local beer round out Melody and David’s (center) peel-and-eat feast.
So in January they loaded Melody’s 1996 Volkswagen Golf with
pearl snap shirts and jeans, flip-flops and cowboy boots, babies and the
cookbooks, plants, and an old iron fan, and David packed his 1971 Ford
occasional squawking chicken—that the folks at Farmhouse Delivery
pickup truck. “We were both worried about each other’s car breaking
do best, and an extension of their deep commitment to building com-
down, but not our own,” David says with a laugh. The highlight of the
munity through food.
trek was driving through Flagstaff at sunrise (even though it was 10 degrees outside and the Golf had no heater).
While the mudbugs are purged in a tank of cold water, Melody prepares tart-sweet rhubarb syrup that will infuse margaritas made with
These days, David and Melody once again find themselves living
silver tequila and lime juice. A bowlful of fragrant red spices is poured
alongside green and purple rows of sprouting produce. As the farmer,
into the rolling boil, along with a tumble of potatoes, onions, corn, and
David spends his days pruning olive and fig trees, as well as tending
lemon. After the vegetables are tender, the crawfish are plunged into
chickens, ducks, and a goat named Magpie. He grows plants from seed,
the spicy bath.
keeps up with the hoeing and weeding, and occasionally plays a lit-
When the light begins to fade, the food is ready. The entire meal is
tle Ping-Pong. As the buyer for Farmhouse Delivery, Melody procures
spread over an antique German table covered with butcher paper, and
produce, meats, and bakery items, and builds relationships with their
everybody rolls up their sleeves and digs in. A blue heeler puppy scam-
community of farmers, ranchers, and suppliers.
pers around and an old ranch dog snoozes on the porch. A table along-
Each spring, David’s birthday coincides with crawfish season in
side a field is a familiar pleasure for David and Melody, but this par-
Louisiana, so they typically celebrate with a spicy boil. After all, ev-
ticular meal has something extra-special—it tastes like coming home.
eryone knows things taste better outside, particularly when eaten with
“I’ve always loved this time of year,” David says. “It’s almost spring and
spice-dusted fingers, shoulder to shoulder with friends, and with a ba-
everybody is ready to get outside and enjoy the weather. If the food is
sin of iced beer cans waiting nearby. It’s the kind of casual gathering—
good, then life is good. It’s easy for us that way.”
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A vintage German beer garden table (scored from Round Top) holds wildflowers cut from the farm; friends gather under a pecan tree for one of springâ€™s fleeting pleasures.
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Newspaper or butcher paper make the best tablecloth; order your Louisiana crawfish at Quality Seafood (5621 Airport Blvd, 512.861.7020).
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T o k i c k o f f t h i s s e a s o n o f s t r a p p y s a n da l s , s p o r t y e s pad r i l l e s , a n d c r i s p w h i t e Va n s , w e a s k e d f i v e s h o e - o b s e s s e d lo c a l ta s t e m a k e r s to s h a r e w h at t h e y w i l l b e s t e p p i n g o u t in this spring. Their personal styles run the gamut from c l a s s i c to c o w b oy to s n e a k e r s â€” s o f r o m h e e l s to h i g h to p s , w e â€™ v e g ot yo u c o v e r e d
Inneva Wovens ($200)
nike.com Breathable and lightweight, Inneva Wovens can take you from the gym to out at night. One of the most eye-catching shoes you’ll see, thanks to the woven detailing. O w n e r , A potheca r y C a f é a n d W i n e B a r
t h e s n e a k ER f r e a k Potent espresso drinks, a simple menu of freshly prepared foods, a carefree spot to sip wine and a dog-friendly patio create a laid-back atmosphere at Apothecary Café and Wine Bar (apothecaryaustin.com). It’s no coincidence that this vibe matches owner Niraj Mehdiratta’s personal style, which he describes as clean and minimal. “I gravitate toward
Runner Alloy ($265)
brands that emulate this aesthetic and focus on fit and construction,
labels like A.P.C., Acne Studios, Our Legacy, and Public School,” he says. “A great pair of sneakers, like the ones from Common Projects,
Menswear aficionados are coveting Amsterdam-based ETQ and its spring collection of footwear. Check out these suede
can get me from an early photo shoot in the morning to behind the bar
trainers, a perfect complement to spring-
at Apothecary in the evening to promoting and catching a show with
weight T-shirts and jeans.
my Holy Mountain crew at night.” (Mehdiratta is also a co-owner of the music venue Holy Mountain.) Chuck Taylor High Tops ($75)
eastdance.com Because no sneaker collection is complete without. I love this all-black-everything pair from Converse.
Common Projects Original Vintage Low ($449)
needsupply.com Common Projects are the Holy Grail, my favorite line of sneakers, hands down. They’re luxe with impeccable construction and a minimal aesthetic—perfect for a night out. *Nice Kicks (2815 Guadalupe St) has a wide range of Nikes and Vans. Check out By George (524 N Lamar Blvd) for a selection of Common Projects.
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White Vans ($45)
zappos.com When it comes to classics, nothing says spring like a crisp pair of white Vans. Theyâ€™re easy to wear with anything, look great as they age, and are super-affordable. tribeza.com
Suede-Heeled Sandals ($59.90)
zara.com I find Iâ€™m wearing these Zara suede sandals with everything! The blue serves as a neutral, and the lower heel gives me height (something I desperately need!) without being uncomfortable. These shoes easily go from day to night.
Delman “Darci” Bootie ($498)
nordstrom.com These lace-up suede booties make me so happy! When they’re worn with shorts and skirts, the nude color really helps elongate your legs. I’d wear these with everything from cropped jeans and a blazer during the day to a mini skirt at night.
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I just ordered these and cannot wait to wear them every day to the pool with jean shorts.
Anne Campbell, the style director for gotidbits.com, a website that delivers “the inside scoop for the gal about town” on everything from lipstick to cocktail spots. Campbell’s functions and fetes require shoes that are both fetching and comfortable.
Soludos Espadrilles ($43)
soludos.com I’m a mom of two by day, and these cute Soludos espadrilles allow me to get the kids in and out of car seats comfortably. Black Gladiator Heels
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macys.com I’ve added some gladiator sandals to my wardrobe, and I find that I put them on more than any of my other shoes. Black goes with everything.
Saint Bernard Sports (401 W 3rd St). Vivi Yellow Espadrille ($32)
valentinashoes.com I think I may love dressing my two daughters even more than I enjoy dressing myself! I adore these yellow espadrilles from local Valentina Shoes. The golden color is so reminiscent of summer . . . I may have to get them in pink, white, and red too!
Chippewa Engineer Boot ($300)
stagaustin.com I gravitate toward black and classic, generally. ow n e r , the n eo n j u n g l e
t h e URBAN COWBOY As a kid, Evan Voyles divided his time between Austin and his family’s ranch in the Hill Country. So it’s no surprise that the talent behind the Neon Jungle (theneonjungle.com), a custom shop devoted to the iconic imagery of American roadside signage, is almost always clad in cowboy boots (custom-made, created from his own designs). But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t succumb to seasonal whimsy. “For spring I will switch to my green pair of boots, and retire the winter reds for the moment,” he says.
The Dash ($369)
helmboots.com Black SeaVees Army Issue Low ($43)
stagaustin.com A new twist on an old style of what I call tennis shoes.
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Helm’s lace-up desert-style boot has a kind of two-tone texture in an espresso color with milk-white soles. Many of my friends swear by their Helm boots and shoes, as does my wife, designer Gale Chovan.
Custom Cowboy Boots (from $1,095)
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Common Projects Modern Leather Slide ($375)
kickpleat.com I feel that this is a modern take on the flip-flop.
ow n e r , k ic k p l eat Clio Wedge Ancient Greek Sandals ($260)
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With regular appearances in Lucky and Vogue, Wendi Martin has created a local niche and a national following for Kick Pleat, her urban-chic boutique. Her flawless eye for classic pieces
This is such a simple and lovely spring/ summer shoe. I like that the foot looks naked. Also there is the ever-so-slight wedge, so they are flattering on the leg.
(from both up-and-coming designers and internationally known
The nude color works with just about
brands) have made her a favorite with local fashionistas. Kick
anything—black, white, and color—so
Pleat’s newly expanded shoe section is an extension of Koletar’s
these shoes are very versatile.
well-edited aesthetic. “I am a casual person, and while I love to wear beautiful things, they have to be comfortable,” she says. “For spring I am drawn to a shoe that is simple, works with many items and dimensions, and of course works with our weather.”
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Common Projects Low-Heeled
Ankle Boot ($386)
Strap Sandal ($459)
This is leather with no dye or color, so the shoe
I like the accessible heel that is comfortable and
will age beautifully as you wear it. I like where
wearable. I also appreciate that the shoe is femi-
this bootie hits, low on the ankle. That makes
nine and minimal. Shoes have been quite chunky
it wearable with many bottoms and flattering
for a while, and although I like that too, this feels
on the leg. The wooden heel is beautiful and
refreshing because there are thin, simple straps.
the nude color makes it wearable with any
These shoes are timeless.
color. I would wear this shoe year-round.
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Robert Clergerie Frak Platform Sandal ($520)
kickpleat.com The platform shoe can elevate many outfits. I like that theyâ€™re casual and comfortable, but still stylish. Theyâ€™re flattering on the leg and wearable with pants, skirts, dresses, and jeans. If I have a difficult dimension to deal with, like an oversized pant, I just add these guys and it all works. tribeza.com
The Christophe Spat Boot ($199–$299)
dandysuit.com Boots that are as cozy as socks, and a style you don’t see around anymore. Plus they’re casual and affordable. Dandy’s reproduced the first ready-to-wear button-up spat boot on the market two years ago.
Jeffery West Lemmy Boot ($575)
jeffery-west.us Beautiful and entirely unique English shoes.
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As the owner of Dandy’s, a downtown boutique that
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a pair and break them in/rough them up a little, they look amazing.
Southern gent, and extend well beyond wildflower season. “I’m not the type of guy to wear linen shorts, bright colors, and canvas deck shoes in the spring,” he says. “I wear boots all year long. It’s a lifestyle.”
The Strand Cap-Toe 78N Hobnail Boot ($385)
dandysuit.com The most durable work boot I’ve ever seen, and at a great
dandysuit.com A beautiful, classic cap-toe brogue; my favorite on the market.
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Stephanie is wearing the esby Westlake Dress in over-dyed black ($250).
Stephanie Beard Women’s clothing with a menswear sensibility.
That’s what Austin designer Stephanie Beard
set out to create in the inaugural collection esby (said like the phonetic pronunciation of “SB,” Beard’s initials), her first clothing line, which offers timeless, season-less pieces for women that emphasize comfort and proper fit. Originally from North Carolina, Beard moved to New York in 2003, and gained a technical background in the children’s design department at Tommy Hilfiger. From there, she went on to work at Levi’s and eventually Converse, where she spent the majority of her New York career in the menswear department. “I worked a lot on the Converse One Star line, which is sold at Target,” Beard explains. “Being involved in the whole process, from fabrics and wash to factory communication, I really focused on what you could do to get as much value as possible in a piece of clothing.” After five years at Converse, Beard left the East Coast in 2012, in search of a place that would allow her to live more affordably and throw all her energy (and savings) into her own clothing line, an idea that had been simmering in the back of her mind for years. Enter Austin. At home, Beard speaks with an easy drawl about her own style. Her daily “uniform,” she explains, is a mix of comfort, proper fit, and a handful of specific pieces that she’s overly sentimental about: for example, a light and perfectly versatile chambray shirt; high-waisted skinny jeans that she pairs with a blousy top or tunic; a couple of Australian-discovered basics that just have, she says, “the best weight.” Her one-bedroom apartment in southeast Austin, which she shares with her boyfriend, Nick Boyles, is similarly utilitarian. “Simple can still be interesting,” she says. And at 650 square feet (“believe me, it feels huge compared to the 250-square-foot place I lived in before this”), Beard has made the most of it, creating a home that feels consistent with her design principles. “In New York, I had a friend build me some great reclaimed-shelving units that are the central part of the living space,” she explains. Many of the pieces inside have a similar provenance, made either by friends or by Beard. The neutrality of the wood furniture is balanced by a healthy number of plants (Beard rattles off: “I’m obsessed with desert plants, clay-textured pieces, cactus, succulents . . .”) and textiles, vintage or purchased from “seriously weird rug websites,” like the gorgeous white-and-dark-brown-patterned Moroccan rug in her bedroom. It’s this same mix of personality and function that drives esby, which Beard funded in March through a Kickstarter campaign. This allowed her to quit her day job at STAG and dive into her dream—the first run of her line is being produced in a small factory in New Orleans and will be released in boutiques and on her website this summer. And despite the line’s underlying simplicity, esby isn’t just for the minimalist: “Busy women need to feel confident in what they’re wearing,” Beard says. “It takes me fifteen minutes to get ready and feel good because everything that I’m wearing just fits! That’s what I’m about—cutting out what’s unnecessary and figuring out what works.” Learn more about Stephanie, follow the development of esby, and preorder season one of her collection at esbyapparel.com. l . patterson P h oto g r a p h y by w y n n m y er s
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4. 1. Bookshelf mementos: A painting of Beard’s dog, Pete; a hand-sculpted sandstone piece Beard made in college; a vintage Woodworks lamp. 2. Beard’s business card holder, from a sample she got while working at STAG. 3. The [esby] “East End Tee” ($150) in sky grey. “One of my favorite pieces from season one because it goes with everything.” 4. Raw North Carolina cotton piled in an IKEA basket. 5. “[Beard’s boyfriend] Nick and I built this eight-foot, two-seater desk with stained wood and plumbing piping so we both have enough room to work in our apartment.” 6. “Most of my jewelry pieces were gifts from friends traveling the world. The
leather cuff is from the San Telmo street fair in Argentina.” 7 “I bought this hat by Scala while living in NYC, but I wear it more since I've moved: it's a great Austin hat.” 8. “The [esby] large scarf in the blue floral Indian Ikat pattern ($98) is just as great used as a park blanket during warmer months.” 9. A headboard Beard made from found pallets painted with a whitewash stain. Hung above the bed is a cactus print from Mercury Design Studio. 10. Pete the Boston Terrier. P h oto g r a p h y by w y n n m y er s
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“My biggest vice is buying design books,” he says. “They are always inspiring, and each page is a unique lesson in problem solving.”
behind the scenes
The Look Maker C h r i s B i l h e i m e r designs a l b u m co v ers f or bands l ike R . E. M . and G reen Day, and creates the hip v ibe behind some o f A u stin ’ s coo l est brands.
ou might not know Chris Bilheimer's name, but you’ve probably held his work in your hands. The designer has been R.E.M.'s art director since 1994, and he's been the creative force behind
all of Green Day's releases since 1997's Nimrod. The albums he's designed have garnered combined sales of more than 30 million copies and have received three Grammy nominations for packaging. How did the road to rock stars start? In 1989, Bilheimer was a 23-year-old student pursuing an art and painting degree at the University of Georgia. In the small town of Athens, it was no big deal to run into Michael Stipe at a bar called the Globe or at the 40 Watt Club, a popular music venue. He eventually met Stipe through a mutual friend at the end of R.E.M.’s Green tour, and after a life-changing road trip (see opposite page) he was hired by the band full-time. So while his friends were washing dishes in restaurant kitchens or pulling pints of ale to make ends meet, Biheimer was hanging with one of the hottest bands on the planet. When it comes to college jobs, he hit the lottery. His fortuitous friendship and talent led to a 20-year staff position that was a springboard for an impressive career. Since then he’s worked for dozens of bands, including Nirvana, Weezer, Beck, and Smashing Pumpkins, and has designed for comedians David Cross, Sarah Silverman, and more, as well as for film and television posters and campaigns. To create the merchandise, Web design, and packaging that surround a new album, Bilheimer spent years flying back and forth to Los Angeles to camp out in the art department of Warner Brothers, and work with other major labels, among them Dreamworks, Capital, Geffen, and Interscope, creating the array of items like billboards, canvas banners, stand-up cardboard CD holders, and window clings (as well as other crazy stuff like View-Master cartridges and random inflatables) that Bilheimer’s basement studio.
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would announce a new album. The industry has changed a lot since
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the intimacy and immediacy of those days. “Now it’s pretty common for me to design an album for a band I’ve never met,” he says. He admits he misses some of the ephemera, and the crescendo of a project, but that nostalgia is tempered by a lack of waste. “It's a bummer to see so much paper and plastic end up in the garbage,” he says. Bilheimer and his wife, Hillary, moved to Austin three years ago. She was determined to learn the art of creating handmade shoes. Through six degrees of an album cover that Bilheimer designed, they met Joshua Bingaman, the owner of Helm Boots. That led to Hillary becoming Helm’s brand manager and Bilheimer’s latest project of rebranding the boot company. “The boots that Helm has designed for the future are evolving the American heritage aesthetic into newer territory, and I wanted a design that would match that,” he says. “It should feel new and
Hand-drawing the type for a poster for Billy Reid's SXSW showcase.
modern but with a classic foundation.” Ultimately the artist sees himself as a problem solver. “Every job is a collaboration,” he says. “I’m a conduit for other people’s visions.” Chris and Hillary love Austin because it feels like “a big metro Athens.” After being in such a small college town, where everyone is abuzz with more or less the same cultural events, “I actually love the fact that a band like the Pixies can blow through town and we don’t even know about it.” p. disbrowe Best Michael Stipe Moment “There are too many to count, but one is
in 1993. I flew to L.A. and met up with Michael and we drove across country back to Athens. We spent five days driving and meeting people and taking photos. It was on this trip that we saw a bunch of old road signs that inspired Michael for some T-shirt designs. After the trip, I was hired to design the shirts, since I had seen exactly what he was talking about and that led to my full-time job. In Utero by Nirvana had just come out, and we listened to it the entire trip. On cassette.”
Left: Some of his favorite possessions: a Steve Keane painting of his American Idiot album cover and a thank-you note from Bob Odenkirk and David Cross of Mr. Show. Right: “I took thousands of Polaroids over the years. Some became album covers. This batch is from an exhibit in Athens in 2011.”
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Richard Cole, Paleo Denim
For denim designer Richard Cole, creating the perfect pair of jeans is like paleontology. As a child growing up outside Cleveland, Cole would accompany his father—an amateur paleontologist—on fossil-hunting adventures. “On those trips you get plenty of opportunities to broadly ponder evolution and the changes in time,” he explains. “Also, no tools that you bring survive the quarries—they’re too tough—so whatever gear you bring gets torn up and changes on a much faster scale.” For Cole, these early observations evolved into an overarching philosophy about work and craft, and a personal interest in intricate craftsmanship and old-school techniques. His ultimate medium of choice? Denim. His Austin-based line, Paleo Denim, officially launched last year after a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign. In Paleo, Cole aims to create a ready-to-wear line of jeans that regards every element—from stitching to cut—with a history-influenced but local sensibility. “In general, I’m inspired by anything that explores or exposes time,” Cole says. “Denim is so transfixing because it is in constant flux and only gets more beautiful as it ages. The pair of jeans you bought last year is not the same as the one you have now.” Cole is a self-taught designer; his mother showed him how to sew when he was home on college break as a film major at Syracuse. The process sparked an obsessive interest: “I started tearing apart old Levi’s for the patterns and hunting down industrial sewing machines,” he says. Inspired by meticulous, intricately stitched Japanese denim and old-school construction methods that allow for lengthy labor time (“If it's worth doing, it's worth doing well”), Cole spent the last four years in Austin learning more about the craft, hauling a growing collection of vintage sewing machines with him along the way. Researching denim and the best way to source it has taken him from West Texas to North Carolina to Japan. He spent 2013 figuring out how to transform Paleo from a hobCole is currently in a development phase of creating two new styles: a skinny and tapered leg. His jeans—as well as small leather goods and bike accessories—can be
by to a full-time endeavor. Cole recently showcased his wares at
found at paleodenim.com. Paleo also has a drop-off box for denim repair that chain-
several artisan markets and pop-up shops and has since seen the
stitch hemming at Sam Hill vintage menswear (1710 E. 2nd Street ).
project evolve from “three machines and a kitchen table to a full production workshop.” L . patterson
1. Traditional Hmong Batik Textile “A beautiful piece from Laos, batik-dyed with natural indigo. This dyeing method has been used for thousands of years; it really helps put the American obsession with denim into perspective.” 2. 1960s Union Special Parts Manual “It contains hand-drawn technical illustrations of every variant of every component in the machine.” 3. 12.5-Inch Wiss #20 Fabric Shears “It might seem strange but I'm very partial to these shears—they've cut almost every pair of jeans I've ever made.” 4. Samurai 5000XX, Lot 11 Jeans “The first pair of Japanese jeans I ever purchased. The construction and fabrics were far and away better than anything I had ever handled.” 5. Key Ring and Thread Snipper “Daily tools; the snipper is my constant companion in the shop.” 6. Lightning Magazine “The Japanese obsession with Americana has brought the craft of denim to new heights. Short of visiting Okayama prefecture, Lightning magazine is the best place to see otaku-grade denim.” 7. Selle Anatomica Saddle “A great hybrid of traditional leather and modern design. It looks great and handles 10 miles of commuting a day.” 8. Grandfather’s drafting tools “My grandfather was an engineer and I use his tools when drafting patterns.” 9. Hiawatha vintage tobacco tin “I love the typography [on the exterior] but what’s really inspiring is the attitude that nothing should be designed to be immediately disposable.” 10. Vintage Oil Can “I use it to oil the sewing machines at the start of every day.” 11. Motorcycle Windscreen Shard “From my first motorcycle trip when I was 19.” 12. Union Special Receipt “I bought my Union Special overlocker from the original owner and it came with a wealth of documents in the drawer. This receipt is dated June 14th, 1960. Little things like this make tracking down the old machines worth it.” 13. Fern fossil from St. Clair, PA “This is the kind of thing my father and I would look for on our fossil-hunting trips. This fern imprint has survived 300 million years but it’s still amazingly fragile.” 14. Gold Thread “The cotton/poly core base thread for all my jeans, a custom thread color I developed with American and Efird of Mt. Holly, NC.” 15. Tan Thread “A waxed polyester five-cord thread for all of my leather work, sourced in Maine.” photography by bi l l sa l l ans
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Vintage Wrangler jean jacket, Vince jeans, L.L. Bean boots, and handmade jewelry made from sterling silver, turquoise, coral, and citrine.
Inside the new downtown home of beloved dive bar Cheer Up
Charlie’s—at the former Club de Ville space—there’s a palpable energy that’s impossible to ignore. The bar has created its own fun, bold, and characterfilled voice in Austin’s nightlife scene, and if the line that winds down Red River to get in on a Saturday night is any evidence: it’s working. This is the welcoming committee: From vintage Jammerz pajama pants to re-imagined Callahan’s General Store cowboy boots, Cheer Up Charlie’s colorful cast of barkeeps defines Austin cool. Think wardrobes where wacky Goodwill scores meet Diane Von Furstenberg, where more is definitely more, and where every article of clothing—from a black T-shirt to a turquoise pinky ring—has a story attached. l. patterson
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Gradfather’s vintage Levi’s jean jacket, Nudie jeans, T-shirt from 1995 Houston Mogwai concert, laceless Asics Tiger sneakers, and a “sound guy hat.”
Madewell shirt, Urban Outfitters jeans, ASOS shoes.
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His mom’s fishpatterned shirt, Levi’s 511 jeans, and Sperry Topsiders.
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All vintage—found at Austin thrift stores—with H&M jeans.
Vintage Diane Von Furstenberg short-sleeve sweatshirt, late 1980s Jammerz pants from Prototype Vintage, vintage leather oxfords, “Neopolitan ice cream jacket” from Treasure City Thrift Store, sunglasses from Buffalo Exchange, and “a gold chain a friend left at my house.”
Vintage camo jacket, Fresh Jive jeans, BDG T-shirt and hoodie, Tretorn shoes.
Shiva Lingam necklace from Nature's Treasures, vintage gold bolo tie, black turtleneck from Blue Velvet, suede jacket and circle sunglasses from Buffalo Exchange, boots from Callahan's General Store.
Kill City Black Jeans, combat boots, BloodMilk cross necklace, Ethiopian and Tuareg jewelry, Ray Ban sunglasses. P h oto g r a p h y by j e ss i c a pag e s
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Ethiopian Leather tote, with a hand-carved Indian wood bangle and a hand-beaded Kenyan shimmer bangle. Each piece is made by women employed through R+L.
The Spring '14 Lookbook, shot by Dickerson's husband, Brandon, while visiting R+L's newest partnership with the Maasai tribal women in Ambolselli, Kenya.
The R+L Distressed Leather tote from Ethiopia, with a plant-dyed North Indian scarf, and Indian wood and metal tassel necklace.
Raven + Lily
Raven + Lily's CEO and Co-founder Kirsten Dickerson in the brand's new brickand-mortar storefront on Manor Rd.
Charity- dri v en brand gets a loca l face with new M anor Road storefront
Part of a growing group of businesses opening or relocating east to he work of 800 international women showcased in a humble space on Manor Road. Such is the brick-and-mortar face of Ra- Manor Road this year, Raven + Lily will neighbor Sugar Mama’s Bakeven + Lily, the Austin-based, socially conscious lifestyle brand shop and Jesse Griffiths’s anticipated Dai Due restaurant. Inside, the founded by Kirsten Dickerson and Sophia Lin, which opens its first store- shop will stock its own brand as well as homewares and accessories from like-minded companies. front on Manor Road on April 2. The design of the shop was conceived by Austin architects Matt The company, Dickerson explains, was born out of a desire to combine her passions for both style and ethical design. Started in 2008, Raven + Garcia and Bart Whatley, with an eye toward creating a storefront to Lily takes a fashion-forward approach to artisan-made products, high- “showcase our commitment to being an ethical brand,” Dickerson says. lighting and directly benefiting particular regions or women’s groups All the furniture pieces and fixtures are handmade by U.S. and international artisans, and many of the design details were undertaken by through one-of-a-kind apparel, jewelry, and accessories collections. Dickerson, who is the brand’s CEO, has spent 20 years in interna- local artists and designers, from Joe Swec’s hand-painted exterior sign tional humanitarian work, but she also has experience as an art direc- to Dave Massman’s walnut, metal, and brass studio tables to Ramona tor and stylist (often for the music videos and films made by her hus- Press’s screen-printed shopping bags and wrapping paper. They also band, local filmmaker Brandon Dickerson). Raven + Lily, she explains, partnered with the Royal Design Studio to create hand-painted murals perfectly combines the two worlds. From the start, Dickerson has been based on Raven + Lily stencils, which “help raise funds for skills training intentional about contextualizing the company’s role, straddling both of women in Ethiopia,” Dickerson says. And with plans to hugely expand the company this year—the goal is to the trend-driven retail world and the growing genre of socially driven lifestyle brands. “People want to wear Raven + Lily and buy our prod- double the number of artisans the company employs by the end of 2014—a physical store is just the latest incarnation of this local face uct not even knowing the ethical value behind it,” she says. 2406 Manor Rd. with with global intentions. l. patterson “Though everything is truly story-driven design, it has to ravenandlily.com be competitive and fashion-forward to be sustainable.”
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mong the many recent imports to Austin’s booming restaurant scene, it’s hard to imagine a more purely pleasurable addition than Dolce Neve, a new gelato shop located on the increasingly bustling strip of South First Street. Dolce Neve (Italian for “sweet snow”) is housed in a quaint, cheery bungalow designed by Austin legend Dick Clark. But inside the doors the vibe is pure Italy, with an authentic gelato experience (complete with fedoras and charming accents) scooped up by people who have it in their DNA. Say “Ciao” to Francesca, Marco, and Leo, a trio of Italian entrepreneurs with a penchant for silky frozen sweets. Francesca Ferrarese, the store’s Gelato Maestro, trained at Carpigiani Gelato University and refined her skills at Pisa’s Gelateria De’ Coltelli, one of Italy’s most famous gelato shops. Along with her brother, Marco Ferrarese, and her fiancé, Leo Silvestrini, she brought her expertise to Austin to fulfill their shared dream of starting their own gelateria. So what’s the big deal—and the big dif-
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Crisp cones bring out the kid in everyone.
A clean, well-lighted space makes for a cheery refuge on South First.
Make mine a double: chocolate and pistachio nirvana.
ference—between gelato and ice cream? It comes down to the process and the ingredients. First of all, gelato is churned slowly and incorporates less whipped air, which results in a denser, silkier texture and more-concentrated flavors. And unlike ice cream, gelato is made with less cream and fewer, if any, egg yolks, resulting in a lower fat content. But let’s face it, we’re not counting calories here; gelato is all about pleasure. On any given day Dolce Neve features about 20 different flavors ($3.95 a single scoop, $4.90 for a double) each made in small batches to ensure freshness. There are classics like pistachio, hazelnut, and stracciatella, the Italian take on chocolate chip. There are also seasonal blends like cream with strawberries or dark chocolate with black cherries. You’ll also find modern combinations like carrot with blood orange, and ginger, ricotta with honey and pistachio, and goat cheese speckled with Texas pecans. It’s hard to go wrong with the flavor of the moment--salted caramel—but the best option
1713 S. 1st Street 512.804.5568 www.dolcenevegelato.com
might be the namesake flavor, Crema Dolce Neve, a rich, decadent egg custard brightened with a kiss of lemon. The refreshing sorbetto selections feature punchy citrus like Texas grapefruit and Meyer lemon. Adventurous eaters will enjoy trying savory gelatos, such as Parmigiano-Reggiano, and the occasional vegan and dairy-free offerings. Careful attention is paid to how the gelato is stored and displayed. Don’t expect a garish carnival of colors under plastic sneeze guards. Instead, as in many of Italy’s finest gelaterias, selections are displayed in a sleek pozetti cabinet. Each flavor is covered with a fitted stainless-steel lid, protecting it from the harmful effects of sun, air, heat, and humidity and preventing it from forming an unappetizing film on top. In addition to cones and cups, Dolce Neve offers frozen novelties like pretty gelato sandwiches ($5.10), granitas, and gelato-on-a-stick treats. There’s even affogato, one of my favorite Italian dessert “drinks”—a shot of hot espresso poured over two scoops of gelato. It’s hard to imagine a better end to an evening. k. spezia P h oto g r a p h y by j e ss i c a pag e s
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Dinner & Drinks
From brisket to brussels sprouts, our picks of the best places to eat and drink 219 WEST
and bar hotspot stays
octopus is a perfect dish,
BLUE DAHLIA BISTRO
612 W 6th St
AND WINE BAR
507 San Jacinto
open until 2am on the
as are the potatoes bravas.
1115 E 11th St
(512) 474 2194
4800 Burnet Rd
(512) 474 9899
(512) 542 9542
Lively warehouse district
(512) 371 1600
Delicious thin crust pizza
A cozy, French-inspired
hangout, with a rooftop
Apothecary’s calm ambi-
and wine selections in a
bar and some of the best
ance and excellent wine
(at the downtown Whole
happy hour tapas in town.
selection make for a classy
2024 S Lamar Blvd St
34TH STREET CAFÉ
fast, lunch, and dinner.
spot to get wine and a
525 N. Lamar Blvd
(512) 394 8150
quick bite with friends.
HOUSE AND BEER
(512) 345 5000
Chef Bryce Gilmore offers
1321 S Congress Ave
Grab a bottle and a snack
small plates with locally
(512) 916 1315
1005 W 34th St (512) 371 3400
79 Rainey St
to share, then the Whole
sourced ingredients which
An inviting trattoria with
Consistently good Ameri-
601 W 6th St
(512) 386 1656
Foods bartenders will
pair with craft beers and
warm Tuscan colors.
can fare that toes the
(512) 992 2776
Banger’s brings the Ger-
uncork it and provide
fine wines, guests sit at
Small bar up front and
From Easy Tiger and 24
man biergarten tradition
glasses for you at no extra
communal high top tables.
cozy booths in back.
for weeknight dinners
Diner’s ELM Restaurant
stateside with an array of
and weekend indulgences
Group, this recently
artisan sausages and over
alike. Order the chicken
opened spot offers rich
100 beers on tap.
French favorites and an excellent wine list.
360 UNO TRATTORIA
bistro serving up break-
BENJI'S CANTINA BAR MIRABEAU
BOULDIN CREEK CAFÉ
716 W 6th St
1900 S 1st St
800 W 6th St Ste 100
(512) 476 8226
(512) 416 1601
(512) 436 9633
Rooftop dining on West
200 Congress Ave
Another unique addition
6th, Benji’s offers a fresh,
vegetarian cuisine, includ-
& WINE BAR
(512) 827 2755
to Austin’s dining scene
innovative approach to
ing soups, salads, and
3801 N Capital of TX Hwy
8650 Spicewood Springs
A classy middle ground
from Chef Parind Vora. A
Tex-Mex where seafood
(512) 327 5505
Rd, Ste 115
between downtown eater-
diverse and approachable
and Mexican influences
Great espresso bar and a
(512) 331 5788
ies Second Bar + Kitchen,
menu with rice bowls,
adorn the menu.
mostly-Italian wine list,
Authentic Chinese cuisine
and the upscale Congress
sandwiches, cioppino, and
complete with an outdoor
in a comfortable atmo-
restaurant, Bar Congress
more, with a patio offering
(512) 382 1189
patio for sipping.
stirs up classic cocktails
a view of bustling down-
500 W 6th St
and delicious upscale fare.
(512) 477 2377
like meat sandwiches on
A rustic, underground
BUENOS AIRES CAFÉ 1201 E 6th St
ANNIE’S CAFÉ & BAR
319 Congress Ave
408 E 43rd St
BAR CHI SUSHI
restaurant owned by
and tasty pastries. Inti-
(512) 472 1884
(512) 451 1218
206 Colorado St
1500 S Lamar Ste 150
Sandra Bullock serving
mate patio seating.
Classic American offer-
The chic little Hyde Park
(512) 382 5557
(512) 473 2211
up French-inspired dishes
ings in a charming spot;
trattoria offers delicious
A great place to stop when
Hoppin' Spanish tapas
with Southern twists: The
perfect spot for a decadent
Italian cuisine, like saf-
you’re going out for a night
restaurant in a modern
fried green tomatoes are
1519 E Cesar Chavez
fron risotto with seafood.
on the town, this sushi
South Austin setting. The
the perfect indulgence.
(512) 524 2523
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Mexico’s interior. Dine al
cocktail al fresco on the
1100 E 6th St
fresco on the charming
(512) 467 4280
Rainey Street patio.
Wood-fired pizza in an
sharp aesthetics, and
elegant, trendy vibe; get
excellent service make it a
the Fresca pie.
refreshing indulgence on
(512) 574 3691
West Sixth Street. Indoor
An exploration of aromat-
Delicious vintage cocktails
and outdoor seating is
ic curries across the Asian
in an eccentric space.
616 W 34th St
1200 W 6th St
continent, from India to
Enjoy local art, music, and
315 Congress Ave
(512) 420 8400
cuisine by Sonya Cote.
(512) 473 2279
Fresh, inspired sandwich-
Cool jazz in a dark base-
es, soups, and salads in
ment; go early for an inti-
a charming, refashioned
709 E 6th St
mate cocktail, or late for
cottage and porch.
(512) 614 4972
jams in a packed house.
(512) 322 9226 Innovative and flavorful
plates with fresh ingredients.
200 Congress Ave (512) 827 2760
2209 E Cesar Chavez St
DARUMA RAMEN 612-B E 6th St
An upscale dining expe-
(512) 369 3897
201 W 3rd St
rience with great wine
Rich chicken broth-based
Delicious bake shop up-
(512) 542 9670
ramen and a simple,
stairs and beer garden
2330 W N Loop Blvd
veggie-friendly menu from
downstairs. Enjoy the
(512) 459 4121
An excellent upscale
FONDA SAN MIGUEL
Mexican restaurant with a
the owners of the popular
1501 S 1st St
An Austin institution for
late-night happy hour.
2027 Anchor Ln
Kome Sushi Kitchen on
(512) 291 2881
over 30 years, serving up
(512) 614 2260
A charming French-
delicious interior Mexican
Vietnamese eatery with
menu and a killer brunch.
755 Springdale Rd
a colorful menu of pho,
(512) 428 6500
banh mi, and more. Vi-
Weekends at the farm
brant and comfortable surrounding patio.
111 E Cesar Chavez
and an elegant take on
(512) 478 2991
Local celebrity chef Shawn
DRISKILL HOTEL BAR 604 Brazos St (512) 391 7162
Cirkiel has turned what
With a blend of his-
have never been more deli-
used to be a drab TGI
626 N Lamar Blvd
tory, class, and charm the
cious: Chef Sonya Cote of
Friday's into Austin's hot-
(512) 708 8800
Driskill Bar is unbeatable
Hillside Farmacy teamed
(512) 653 1187
test new dining venture.
It’s nothing fancy, but
if you want a classic, old-
up with Springdale Farms
2307 Hancock Dr
Crowned Best BBQ Res-
Chavez boasts homemade
this tiny shotgun-style
school Austin experience.
this year to create a (liter-
(512) 371 6840
taurant in America by Bon
mole and tamales, and a
diner has some of the city’s
al) farm-to-table concept
A café and grocery with
Appetit, Aaron Franklin’s
gorgeous view overlooking
best breakfast offerings
restaurant on the East
both Louisiana and
eponymous eatery is a
Lady Bird Lake.
(and the lines outside to
side, serving a seasonal
French sensibilities by
true Austin institution. Go
prix fixe menu under a the
early and be prepared to
wait! (It is worth it.)
Due Forni 106 E 6th St Ste 106
match). Both the pancakes
(512) 391 9300
and hamburger are leg-
Serving up Roman and
canopy of a majestic Texas
3407 Greystone Dr, (512)
Neapolitan style pizza
from two specially de-
343 9307 & 107 W 5th St (512) 637 8888
signed brick ovens, Due
Some of the best tradi-
2337 E Cesar Chavez St
Forni combines the art of
(512) 524 1540
simple, delicious food and
town. Fast service in the
An East Austin haven for
timeless, easy wine.
dining room and delivery
vegans and vegetarians.
tional Chinese food in
is available. CRU WINE BAR
EAST SIDE KING 1618 E 6th St
900 E 11th St
FABI + ROSI EL ALMA
509 Hearn St
1025 Barton Springs Rd
(512) 236 0642
(512) 609 8923
A husband and wife team
cook up delicious Europe-
an-style dishes like pork schnitzel and paella.
CLARK’S OYSTER BAR
238 W 2nd St
(512) 422 5884
85 Rainey St
1200 W 6th St
(512) 472 9463
Chefs Paul Qui, Moto
(512) 474 2776
PATIO & BAR
(512) 297 2525
An excellent place for a
Utsonomaya and Ek Tim-
Husband and wife team
2905 San Gabriel St
date; drink a bottle of
rek offer out-of-this-world
Iliana de la Vega and
(512) 474 2905
crowded, Clark’s’ extensive
wine at one of the cozy
pan-Asian food from three
Ernesto Torrealba serve
Mediterranean plates for
caviar and oyster menu,
up authentic cuisine from
sharing. Sip a handcrafted
Small and typically
Frank 407 Colorado St (512) 494 6916 Their official motto proclaims, "Hot dogs and cold beer," and...yep, that's basically it. Bacon-infused bloodies, a dozen different artisan hot dog options, and one of the best beer lists in town: Frank is both a markedly more civil alternative to dirty downtown night and your hangover's best friend. tribeza.com april 2014
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a spontaneous night out.
Delectable cocktails, tasty
915 N Lamar Blvd
(512) 458 1100
Fresh and simple. Try the
4710 E 5th St
tacos and appetizers,
1303 S Congress Ave
(512) 428 5077
roasted olives and the kale
(512) 385 2900
delicious main courses,
(512) 444 8081
Tasty chicken al carbon,
solid pasta specials, in-
With its French bistro
all inspired by the hip and
A futuristic dining experi-
refreshing agua frescas, and
credible desserts (orange
fare, impressive cocktails,
bohemian Condesa neigh-
ence on Congress, inspired
the best guacamole around.
olive oil cake!), and an
and charming décor inside
borhood in Mexico City.
by the vibrant culture and
interesting wine list.
and out, Justine’s has Aus-
7720 Hwy 71 W
tin looking east. Expect a
crowd, even late at night.
401 W 2nd St
GOODALL'S KITCHEN AND BAR
(512) 852 8558
1900 Rio Grande St
2310 Manor Rd
Savor country favorites
(512) 495 1800
(512) 243 6702
from Chef Jack Gilmore
(512) 494 1500
5408 Burnet Rd
Modern spins on Ameri-
It's comfort food meets
on the covered patio.
4917 Airport Blvd
Not your standard BBQ
(512) 514 0664 &
can classics and locally-
sports bar meets beer
(512) 712 5700
fare, meats are given an
2218 College Ave
sourced veggie sides inside
pub in Cherrywood, an
More than just sushi, this
Austin twist, like the rib-
(512) 297 2423
the new Hotel Ella.
easygoing place to get a
1204 W Lynn St
eatery serves up Japanese
eye glazed with brown
This year the South Con-
craft beer and elevated bar
comfort food, including de-
sugar and mustard. Tucked
gress favorite opened a
food. Get the namesake:
This historic Clarksville
licious, homemade ramen.
away in the historic Schnei-
new outpost off Burnet
91 Red River St
The Haymaker is an open-
favorite got a welcome
der Brothers Building in the
Road. Different loca-
(512) 480 2255
faced roast beef sandwich,
facelift this year from
KOREA HOUSE RES-
2nd Street District.
tion, same straight-up
With an extensive yet
topped with flavorful slaw,
Larry McGuire, all while
TAURANT & SUSHI BAR
cozy covered patio, G’Raj
tomatoes, a fried egg, deca-
maintaining the execu-
2700 W Anderson Lane
Moon pies to fried green
Mahal offers a surprising
dent gruyere sauce, and—
tion, top-notch service,
314 Congress Ave
tomatoes to corn muffins
amount of ambiance for a
wait for it—french fries.
and luxurious but wel-
(512) 458 2477
(512) 479 8131
to the crème de la crème:
coming atmosphere that
Grab a four-top and cook
Authentic Italian in a cozy
makes Jeffrey’s an old
your own bulgogi in the
downtown setting; known
1209 E 11th St
middle of the table.
for their wickedly rich and
(512) 628 0168
delicious Spaghetti alla
310 Congress Ave
811 W Live Oak St
Hillside Farmacy is locat-
(512) 472 7555 &
(512) 444 4747
ed in a beautifully restored
1601 Waterston Ave
621 E 7th St
Feast on continental
50s-style pharmacy with
(512) 275 0852
(512) 345 1042
brunch under the patio’s
a perfect porch for people
Rustic, continental fare
Healthy, tasty Korean
1807 S 1st St
Definitely not your stan-
majestic oaks. Try the
watching on the East Side.
with an emphasis on fresh,
options like bulgogi and
(512) 215 9778
dard Tex-Mex, upscale
milk punch: it’s legendary!
Oysters, cheese plates, and
local and organic ingredi-
curry dishes all served up
A gorgeous spot to enjoy a
Manuel’s hits all the right
nightly dinner specials.
ents. Serving lunch, after-
by the friendly staff.
notes for it’s upscale Mexi-
prix-fixe meal in an inti-
can cuisine, cleanly presented in a classy setting.
GUERO’S TACO BAR 1412 S Congress Ave & 4800 Burnet Rd (512) 447 7688 No frills tacos and one of the most famous patios on South Congress. Try the Queso Flameado with chorizo and jalapenos.
cuisine of Tokyo.
HOPFIELDS 3110 Guadalupe St (512) 537 0467 A gastropub with French inclinations, a beautiful patio, and unique cocktails. HOUSE PIZZERIA 5111 Airport Blvd
(512) 600 4999
KITCHEN & WINE BAR
A choice pizza place for
noon snacks, and evening
Southern goodness, from
10201 Jollyville Rd
cocktails, the shady porch
mate dining room and table
is the perfect spot for a
1200 E 6th St
that seats just 34 diners.
(512) 605 9696 LOBBY LOUNGE AT
La Barbecue whips up
THE FOUR SEASONS
(512) 236 1022
4230 Duval St
classic barbecue with free
98 San Jacinto Blvd
Created by Rainey Street
(512) 452 1040
beer and live music.
(512) 478 4500
proprietor Bridget Dun-
Pass time in the luxurious
lap, Mettle offers a diverse,
An old school, family-run
507 Calles St
Tex-Mex favorite in Hyde
confines of the Four Sea-
Park. Cash only! Order the
400 W 2nd St
sons’ lobby bar, where they
exciting for omnivores and
green chicken enchiladas.
(512) 499 0300
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homes. A spacious patio
for late-night noshing:
straight from Naples and
303 Red River St
overlooks Lady Bird Lake.
think triple-fried duck fat
908 Congress Ave
fries and crispy Brussels
1600 S Congress Ave
(512) 447 3905
THE CLAY PIT
A south Austin hotspot,
1601 Guadalupe St
(512) 236 9599 Both a popular din-
(512) 476 3131
ner and brunch spot,
301 E 6th St
Downtown Italian restau-
(512) 474 9898
rant dishing up delicious
we recommend South
(512) 322 5131
Southern comfort food is
This downtown spot is
antipasti and huge por-
624 W 34th St
Congress Café’s legend-
Zip in for a buffet-style
a downtown favorite.
crowded, but the happy
tions of Italian fare; great
(512) 535 0076
ary brunch: carrot cake
lunch or settle in for a long
hour–with half-price oys-
A cozy spot that serves up
French toast and migas
dinner of contemporary
delectable flavor combina-
are to die for.
Indian cuisine. THE DOJO SAKE BAR
ters and tasty cocktails—is
11506 Century Oaks Ter
a local favorite.
tions of New Haven style
1600 E 6th St
pizza pies in an inviting
Guests enjoy modern
(512) 436 9626
1417 S 1st St
Italian cuisine in a sleek
208 W 4th St
Chef Paul Qui’s new HQ
(512) 326 1999
9070 Research Blvd
interior at this Domain
(512) 494 4011
is one of the hottest new
SANTA RITA TEX-MEX
The culinary masterminds
(512) 458 3900
spots in town for Japanese
behind La Condesa cook
It's small plates and (in-
cocktails at Austin’s first
food: an unparalleled
1206 W 38th St
up Thai cuisine with a
tentionally) slow service at
NO VA KITCHEN & BAR
absinthe bar, alongside
dining experience set
(512) 419 7482 &
modern twist. An intimate
the Dojo, a new Japanese
87 Rainey St
standout dishes of smoked
under an airy, beautiful
5900 W Slaughter Ln
outdoor area, complete
izakaya restaurant near
(512) 382 5651
duck salad and citrus-
with a Thai spirit house,
Burnet and 183. A great,
Subtle design elements
(512) 288 5100
makes for an unforget-
vegetarian-friendly spot to
Fresh ingredients, tradi-
go with a group and order
8557 Research Blvd Ste 126
tional recipes, and out-
(512) 339 4440
make the space cohesive and modern, and its
PERLA’S SEAFOOD &
creative twists on classic,
(512) 339 0855
standing margaritas com-
all of the kimchee-rice
comforting dishes from a
1400 S Congress Ave
Japanese comfort food at
bined with bright décor,
315 Congress Ave
dishes are superb, and the
pork belly/sirloin burger
(512) 291 7300
its finest in Austin’s first
attentive service, and solid
(512) 482 8842
beet and avocado tempura
to seasonally topped flat-
A South Congress staple:
brick and mortar, ramen-
is a deep-fried treat worth
bread pizza are downright
Expect the freshest fish
Avenue, Swift’s Attic
and oysters flown in daily
SECOND BAR +
draws from global inspira-
from both coasts, carefully
tions and serves up inven-
THE GROVE WINE BAR
prepared with simple yet
616 Nueces St
200 Congress Ave
tive cocktails in a historic
6317 Bee Cave Rd
2043 S Lamar Blvd
elegant flavors. Go early
(512) 479 7616
(512) 827 2750
(512) 327 8822
(512) 804 2700
on a nice day to eat oysters
Eclectic and spicy! Mmm,
Another venture from
A brunch favorite em-
and people-watch on their
the crispy oysters, or the
Chef David Bull, Second
wine bar and Italian
phasizing fresh and local
fantastic front porch.
Ranch Slice of Ice, best
offers a swanky bistro
1411 E 7th St
restaurant. The wine list
experience in the heart of
(512) 628 4466
boasts more than 250
the 2nd Street District.
Bold, authentic flavors
wines by the bottle.
produce; an exciting and diverse menu, from foie
gras to French toast.
2004 S 1st St
Lively, popular Westlake
with ingredients imported
(512) 441 5446
1917 Manor Rd
straight from Mexico; cozy
Between the salsa bar,
(512) 391 2337
200 Lavaca St
200 Lee Barton Dr
patio seating, and deli-
Salty Sow serves up cre-
6203 Capital of Tx Hwy
(512) 473 3700
cious margaritas, this is
ative signature drinks,
(512) 349 7667
At W Austin, TRACE
Eclectic fine dining in an
one of Austin’s beloved
including a yummy Blue
Set in a Tuscan-style villa,
507 San Jacinto St
focuses on responsibly- and
inviting setting of one of
Siena captures the essence
(512) 474 9899
Smash. The food menu,
of its namesake region.
Exquisite pizzas hot out of
from Texan farmers and ar-
the wood-fired brick oven
tisans. Great outdoor seat-
Austin’s famous landmark
heavy with sophisticated
everything on the menu;
gastropub fare, is perfect april 2014 tribeza.com
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Setting the Perfect Spring Table She had us at cold gin, an abundance of
orchids, and the tagline “I feel a party coming on.” We’ve written about Carla McDonald, noted local hostess extraordinaire, philanthropist, and businesswoman, before. So we were de-
lighted (but not surprised) when she spun her
penchant for entertaining into her whimsical new blog, The Salonierre (thesalonniere.com). Named after 17th- and 18th-century Parisian women who knew a thing or two about throw-
ing a grand fete, The Salonniere celebrates the art of hosting and attending (etiquette, proper dinner party seating) grown-up parties. Evoca-
tive photos from Hollywood’s Golden Era and a friendly, conversational tone connect McDonald’s tips and observations on everything from flower arrangements to potent elixirs, and topics ranging from ball season in Vienna to the lore behind the original margarita.
With more than 20 years of experience in public relations and event planning (when she threw parties for everyone from Luciano Pavarotti to George Clooney), McDonald has plenty of parties to draw from. Which brings us to her inspiration
for spring. After a long, cold, icy winter in Austin, she’s ready “to celebrate the bright, fresh citrus colors and tastes of spring.” What follows? Her personal picks for decking out an alfresco table with the best looks of the season. Don’t forget your perfectly paired playlist, with selections like Herb Alpert’s “Tangerine” and “Lemon Tree,” Katy Rose’s “Lemon,” REM’s “Orange Crush,” etc. You get the picture: have fun—and feel your own party coming on. p. disbrowe
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1. A handwritten note on “hello, darling” cards ($40 for 10, dempseyandcarroll.com) 2. Gin: Halcyon organic distilled gin ($34); it’s bright and citrusy, perfect for spring cocktails. 3. Linen napkins: Sferra Festival in Tangerine (4 for $58 at Feather Your Nest, 3500 Jefferson St, Austin, featheryournesthome.com) 4. Citrus-inspired centerpieces. 5. Après-dinner seating: fun grassy ottomans (GH Design, gh-design.net) 6. Flatware: Modern Flatware in gold, so fresh for spring! ($29-$104 at westelm.com) 7. Dessert plates: Hermes Jardin Orchid Collection. I like to use a different dessert plate to wake up the senses after dinner. (The Menagerie, 1601 W 38th St, Ste 7, themenagerie.com) 8. Candlelight: Go for simple white, unscented candles in classic glass hurricanes ($19-$39 at westelm.com) 9. “Make Mine a Double” Grasshopper cocktail napkins to get everyone in the mood. ($32 for 4 at augustmorgan.com)
Shown: refined Corte 1251 chairs.
PERHAPS IT’S TIME
TO RETHINK YOUR USUAL
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