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Social Hour

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My Neighborhood in Pictures 66

Exposed

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Inspiration Board

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TRIBEZA Talk

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Barton Hills Block Party 74

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Arts & Entertainment Calendar

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Arts Spotlight

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: mezcaleria photo by daniel brock; east mlk photo by leah overstreet; adam wilson photo by zach anderson; barton hills block party photo by thomas winslow; old enfeild photo by kate lesueur; street photo by nancy mims.

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Editor’s Letter

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’m a better person when I make time to walk my two dogs, Slidell and Dilley, in the morning, because it gives me a chance to stretch my legs and take in my neighborhood at the same time. I’m not referring to the fleeting glimpses that I get when I’m racing to get the kids to school. I’m talking about stepping out on foot, which allows me to see how the world around me is unfolding. It’s only in the rhythm of an unhurried amble that I breathe in the sensory

details and appreciate, say, the smell of sunlight on a green fig leaf, or wet marjoram

At the Austin Tables photo shoot I got the major bonus of getting some hammock time with my kids, Flannery and Wyatt.

branches after a rain. I run my fingers along hedges of rosemary and notice a funky new paint color (salmon? really?), an enviable landscape design, a skinny cat, or a carpet of crape myrtle blossoms on the asphalt. And that’s when I have the sense that I actually live here.

I don’t think I’m alone. Unless we reside in our hometowns, the various places where we have spent time have led us to define neighborhoods in new ways. When I moved from the Midwest to New York City, I came to understand that a neighborhood could mean many things. I’d left the lush and leafy lawns of Iowa for the proverbial concrete grid of Manhattan. Windows were covered with iron bars, and entering a building usually meant being buzzed And yet soon enough I did feel at home. As life unfolds, you realize that neighborhoods are not defined just by physical perimeters—they’re characterized by the people who come to know your quirks and proclivities. The friendly faces at the dry cleaners who reach for your clothes without asking for a name; the coffee shop where the staff remember that you don’t need room for cream. These shifting boundaries are playing out before our eyes in growing Austin. Although I live on the East Side, in Cherrywood, my “neighborhood” stretches well beyond my local coffee shop. It includes my yoga studio off Lamar, the downtown farmers’ market, the parks and the pools where my family has created memories, and the footprints that I’ve left around the Town Lake trail. In the spirit of getting out and observing, this month we asked three local artists with a knack for documenting the beauty of their daily lives to create a visual tour of their neighborhoods. Their poignant images, showcased in “My Neighborhood in Pictures” (page 66) will inspire you to turn a fresh lens on your own rituals. Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you know that Austin is the fastest-growing city in the country. As a result, the landscape of affordable properties and accessible zip codes is continually shifting. In “The Next Hot ’Hoods’” (page 54) writer Neal Pollack, one of my favorite social commentators, shares his take on what’s next. Luckily, all this transition doesn’t lessen our need for connection—in fact, the opposite might be true. In this month’s Austin Tables (page 74), novelist Amanda Eyre Ward invites us to a Barton Hills block party (this one spilled into her backyard) and shares how that old-fashioned tradition helped her new ’hood feel like home. In the best examples of urban growth, a thoughtfully designed place can become its own neighborhood. That’s why we love the Thinkery, and the creative minds and passions that made it happen. In “Where Imagination Rules” (page 46), I talk with Lynn Meredith, who spearheaded the project, about how our new world-class children’s museum anchored a neighborhood (Mueller) and became a regional destination. An address turns into a home when people and memories become tied to it. In this issue you’ll read about neighborhood restaurants that cook from the heart and make you feel at home, activists who work to save our parks and pools, and even new boutiques that put the fun back into retail therapy (courtesy of a putting green and free beer—thank you, Criquet Clubhouse). We hope you’ll be inspired to savor both your own neighborhood and all of Austin with fresh appreciation and gratitude.

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Columnist Kristin Armstrong Illustrator Joy Gallagher WRITERs Dalia Azim Stephanie Derstine MacKenzie Dunn Clayton Maxwell Jaime Netzer Neal Pollack Claiborne Smith Amanda Eyre Ward Elizabeth Winslow Photographers Miguel Angel Daniel Brock Andrew Chan Julie Cope Kate LeSueur Nancy Mims Leah Overstreet John Pesina Evan Prince Alysha Rainwaters Thomas Winslow mailing address 706a west 34th street austin, texas 78705 ph (512) 474 4711 | fax (512) 474 4715 www.tribeza.com Founded in March 2001, TRIBEZA is Austin's leading locally-owned arts and culture magazine. Printed by CSI Printing and Mailing Copyright @ 2014 by TRIBEZA. All rights reserved. Reproduction, in whole or in part, without the express written permission of the publisher, is prohibited. TRIBEZA is a proud member of the Austin Chamber of Commerce.

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Jose during the monthly First Thursday event along South Congress. They had an

domestically made menswear to Fair Market on the second weekend in June.

The fashionable folks from HELM Boots hosted a trunk show at Hotel San

Northern Grade brought together a carefully curated collection of

exclusive selection of prototypes, samples and other unique items to purchase, and

Hosted by Stag, the Northern Grade had plenty to covet at the event and

guests sipped on specialty cocktails in the hotel’s courtyard lounge.

several local brands to discover.

HELM: 1. Jessica Thompson & Jessica Rusch 2. Ethan Brown 3. Robbie & Kim Heath 4. Brittany Keen & Chelsea Korbitz Northern Grade: 5. Sara Stark, Jane Ortiz & Tara Wear 6. Gwen Riley & Derek Brown 7. Jan-Michael Ledesma & Robyn Brooks 8. Sam Rudy & Chris Harrison 9. Cambria Harkey & Jesse Baerenrodt 10. Hillary Bilheimer & Broc Wilson

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Komen Austin’s Perfectly Pink Party The third annual Perfectly Pink Party at Brazos Hall raised funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Guests dined on delicious bites, danced to DJ Johnny Bravvo and took home stylish giveaways from Kendra Scott.

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TRIBEZA celebrated the release of the June “Outdoors” issue with a party at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden. Guests enjoyed bites by new restaurant Fork & Vine and Italian-staple Gusto, cooled off with popsicles from GoodPops, snacks from Luna Bar, drinks by Deep Eddy, Corona, and Pacifico, and admired floral arrangements by Rosehip Flora while listening to folk/blues trio Mother Merey and the Black Dirt.

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Tyler's: 1. Susie Felts & Collin Bland 2. Lauren Bucherie & Emily Mickelson 3. Martha Lynn & Trevor Kale 4. Kristen Gehring & Mark Garza Canopy: 5. Virginia Brown & Trilby Nelson 6. Trish, Chris Olives & Matt Hart 7. Freddie, Steven Walker & Sasha Cesare 8. Jessica Fradono, Helena Stergiou & Dagny Piasecki Friends of the House: 9. Lianne Thomas & Matt Mandrella 10. Kara Hudson & Kurt Dalton 11. Sam Owen & Katie Soderquist 12. Lisa Ellison & Krystal Moore

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The Good Neighbor BY K R I STI N ARMSTRO NG I llu s tr ation by Joy G a ll agh er

Today a group of us gathered at the home of our dear friend.

She moved away about a year ago, and they rented out their house here in Austin. Just knowing that house still belonged to her and her family was a comfort to me, some kind of silent confirmation that they would eventually come back—come home. But today we went there one last time because she and her husband decided it was time to put their old house on the market. We wandered around the house, talking and laughing about old memories of time well spent. We sat and prayed over their new adventure and said blessings for whatever lucky family was meant to live there next. I felt bittersweet—happy for her, sad for me, totally choked up. I’ve moved many times, but her move was a harder adjustment for me than any of my own. Their departure left a hole, a heart divot difficult to repair. You see, I had plenty of neighbors, but she was a neighbor. We used to wander to each other’s houses without notice, in hopes of finding company for a dog walk, a missing ingredient for a recipe, a bike pump, a place to cry, a respite from unruly or ungrateful children, a damn good margarita made with fresh-squeezed limes, or a nice glass of red. My friend is from Mexico, so she is used to big families and busy kitchens. She never minded the chaos of my children, even when they were small and especially chaotic, and we often went to each other’s homes for dinner. She is the kind of friend who can make an amazing dinner out of random ingredients in her kitchen. And she is also the kind of friend you want to have stay for dinner at your house, even when you have no idea what you can pull together. She doesn’t care about stuff like that, the petty details that keep everyone else from inviting friends over for dinner. Among all my friends, she is the one person my age who is never in a rush—she just takes her time with everything and everyone, and the contrast to the rest

of the world is rather jolting. I often accuse her of time-traveling from another era. Seeing her requires shifting gears, and applying gentle, intentional pressure on the clutch. She sees no point in small talk, preferring to dive directly into intimate matters of the heart. I tease her that her pool has no shallow end. She is the friend who taught me, “Life happens in the hallways.” Meaning it’s the little, ordinary moments that end up counting. And she lives like that, lingering in the hallways. I walked through her house today, remembering when our kids all piled onto the same sofa bed and watched movies until they fell asleep, so we could sit forever at the dining table, sipping wine and solving everything. I remember the old record player her husband would set up, and we would drink margaritas and take turns being DJ with the old album collection, staying up too late and swaying to songs we’d forgotten we knew. She makes a mean ceviche. And some chicken dish called encilantrada that is so good that if there are leftovers at my house, I eat them for lunch the next day and call her voice mail and just moan with my mouth full. She always knows it’s me. She is the Mary who helps me stop being such a Martha. She reminds me to kick off my shoes, to stop scurrying around making things “nice” and instead try just being nice—or even just being. She has mastered the art of preparation, as in the “pre” part. Do whatever you do before your guests come and then when they arrive, drop it and enjoy them. No one really cares about or remembers anything else. Her house is for sale. My other real neighbors moved to Fort Worth. And we sold our house and moved to a new ’hood. In all this change, I’m figuring out that a neighbor is more than a person who lives in proximity to your house. A real neighbor is a beloved person who resides permanently in proximity to your heart.

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ow does a drab concrete wall overlooking Shipe Pool in Hyde Park transform into a shiny mosaic of a summer day? The answer lies in collaboration at its best—with devoted neighbors, visionary artists, the Griffin School art department, and a stolen bike all playing their part. Adam Wilson, director of Griffin School and member of the Friends of Shipe Park neighborhood group, sparked the idea for this whimsical transformation with Pascal Simon, a Griffin School mosaic-art teacher. A few years later, we see fantastical flowers and guitar-playing, bubble-blowing silhouettes all out making the most of a day in the park. Wilson has a talent for transforming blank slates into things treasured

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by the community at large. Just four years after he moved to Austin in 1992, he founded the Griffin School, one of Austin’s most respected private high schools, with a posse of like-minded teachers and educators. “I was just a young teacher who got connected with a handful of other teachers, and we had the right kind dynamic to make the Griffin School happen,” said Wilson on a recent morning at Dolce Vita Gelato & Espresso Bar, pausing regularly to wave to neighbors. “None of us would have done it on our own. There is something in that group dynamic that leads to interesting things happening.” Wilson’s involvement with the Friends of Shipe Park neighborhood group was born of a mishap. Several summers ago, Wilson, who lives cattycorner from Shipe Park, went on a bike ride and then stopped off to meet his family for a swim. He walked home with his wife and two boys, leaving the bike behind. By the next morning, the bike was gone, so he posted a notice on the neighborhood listserv. Meanwhile, neighborhood community-building powerhouse Deaton Bednar, the organizer behind the Fire Station Festival that the neighborhood association hosts each fall, was organizing a Shipe Park group in response to several neighbors’ interest in taking care of the park. To get the ball rolling, she searched the Hyde Park listserv for anyone who had written anything about Shipe with the intention of inviting them to an informal coffee at her house, and voilà!—Adam Wilson’s bike theft post popped up. He attended the gathering and has been part of the group ever since. “It’s pretty simple—I live right across the street from the park, so I felt a certain responsibility to help be a part of maintaining it,” he says. A big issue this group has taken on has been a fight to keep the pool open. In 2011, the city put Shipe on a list of pools recommended to be closed in order to deal with the 2012 budget crisis. Council member Laura Morrison’s resolution to keep the pools open succeeded, but now the possibility of closure has resurfaced, again due to budget constraints. The Parks and Recreation Department is presently working on a citywide master plan that could close the smaller neighborhood pools in favor of large new regional aquatics centers. Thus the fate of Shipe Pool is uncertain once again. “I think neighborhood pools are critically important to quality of life, particularly for these central-city neighborhoods,” says Wilson. “Either we preserve historical neighborhoods and their green spaces and pools so they are still livable, or we abandon them—which will likely result in even more families moving out to the suburban areas.” One of the happiest parts of Wilson’s role with Friends of Shipe Park is throwing the annual Shipe Pool Party. This year’s event—the sixth annual—will be held on Saturday, July 12, from 7 to 11 pm. For this midsummer family frolic, they keep the pool open late, bring in food vendors, and show a movie in the adjacent field. Neighbors come to help, feast, swim, and play. With the City of Austin's aquatics assessment due out this month, the organization will be advocating for neighborhood pools like Shipe to secure their place in the master plan. c . m a x w ell p h oto g r a p h y by z ac h a n d er s o n


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How did you get the idea to create the Shipe Park mural? The very early seed came from Pascal and me because she was teaching mosaic design at the Griffin School. It felt like such an obvious place to do something really beautiful, so we started talking to Holli about it—she’s an artistic visionary, plus she facilitated the community glass mosaic days that we had so people could come work on it. At first we were just thinking a threefoot-tall rectangle, but then we decided to go for it and do the whole wall. We got a grant from Austin Parks Foundation and did a lot of individual fund-raising in the neighborhood. We raised $42,000 to make it happen. I know the Griffin School students did a lot of the work for the mural and they also help out in the neighborhood in other ways. Why is that kind of involvement important for your students? Everyone needs to develop a sense of civic responsibility, and the easiest way to make that feel relevant is to get involved in your immediate community. This helps kids grow into adults who feel like they can have a positive impact on people right around them, and hopefully you can extend that wider. Teenagers have kind of a bad rap in the world, and it’s important for the community to see that they can be valuable members of the community who have a lot to offer in making the world a better place.

Your neighborhood has many fun celebrations, but there are also the less-fun aspects of neighborhood organizing, like code compliance and historic preservation. What are keys for navigating the hard part of involvement? When you’re working with neighborhood groups, people are inherently invested in the issues, which is why there is so much heat about it. It hits people right in their home. It comes with a danger of people getting so passionate that they start to personalize all of their disagreements, and then you get resentments building between neighbors. We try to make sure that our starting place is the desire to build a strong sense of community; we know we’re going to disagree on issues, but that’s okay as long as we don’t lose sight of the community. Do you think people shy away from involvement because they are afraid of the sticky issues? Yes, a lot of people want to avoid conflict. But when people don’t get involved, it only leads to more distrust and resentment. What solves that is when people come and sit at the table together; then they see that the dialogue is mostly coming out of people’s passions for making their neighborhood a better place. When people come out for It’s My Park Day to spread Dillo Dirt and they’re working side by side with people who might have very different ideas about something like short-term rentals, they find they can still come out thinking, “Hey, I can work with this person.” What are some of your favorite things about your neighborhood? I love this little center where we’re sitting—a couple of coffee shops, restaurants, a Laundromat, a

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neighborhood grocery store. I see my neighbors at Fresh Plus every day. I love our common green space. At Shipe, people are bonding in ways that are critically important. I think Hyde Park has a level of engagement among its residents that is remarkable. We all have busy lives, yet there’s this real commitment to the common experiences we can have together in the neighborhood. On the Griffin School website, you say that one of your favorite quotes is “Work is love made visible” (Kahlil Gibran). How does that apply to your neighborhood involvement, both as an individual and as director of the Griffin School? Being involved with Shipe and the Griffin School sometimes means work that is dirty and hard . . . and sometimes it’s political, like fund-raising—all this stuff that you could complain about having to do. But for me it’s been an experience of really bonding with people who become deep and lasting friends. What do you love to do at the pool? What I mostly do at the pool is go to the deep end and, well, it’s not really even swimming. It’s mostly just a float...looking up at the trees and the sky, a kind of sensory deprivation. That’s definitely my moment of bliss in the summertime. You live close to the pool. Do you ever hear people swimming at night? All the time. My bedroom window is above the treetops, on the second story of our house, so the sound of people splashing in the pool happens all the time. It’s kind of lovely. I know how that feels— those epic moments. A little sense of danger, a lot of fun, fully alive.


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Entertainment Calendar Music DEVO

July 2, 8pm ACL Live at the Moody Theater WYE OAK

July 6, 7pm The Parish LIONEL RICHIE & CEELO GREEN

July 10, 7:30pm Austin360 Amphitheater AUSTIN CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL

July 10-27 Various locations RASCAL FLATTS, SHERYL CROW & GLORIANA

July 11, 7:30pm Austin 360 Amphitheater KISS AND DEF LEPPARD

July 12, 5:30pm Austin360 Amphitheater sHAKEY GRAVES

July 17, 8pm Stubb’s Indoors

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JOHN LEGEND

ARTHOUSE: JE T’AIME

SILENCE, THE MUSICAL

LITERATURE LIVE!

July 22, 6:30pm Cedar Park Center

JE T’AIME

Through July 13 Salvage Vanguard Theater

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July 6, 4pm Marchesa Hall and Theatre

IRON AND WINE

July 26, 8pm Paramount Theatre

July 18, 8pm Marchesa Hall and Theatre

THE BAPTIST GENERALS

July 27, 7pm Records Room at W Austin STEVEN MARTIN AND THE

AN EVENING WITH ROBERT OSBORNE

July 20, 7pm Paramount Theatre

STEEP CANYON RANGERS

July 29, 8pm The Long Center

LOGAN’S RUN

COUNTING CROWS

July 23, 7pm Bob Bullock Texas Spirit Theater

July 30, 7pm ACL Live at Moody Theater

TWO STEP

TORI AMOS

July 29, 7:30pm Marchesa Hall & Theatre

July 30, 8pm The Long Center

Film PARAMOUNT SUMMER CLASSIC FILM SERIES

Throughout July Paramount Theatre

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Theatre PYGMALION

Through July 19 The Vortex Theater THE WHO’S TOMMY

July 9-August 17 ZACH Theatre

TREGA NONA

July 13, 12:30pm The Contemporary Austin, Jones Center

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July 19, 9pm Westcave Outdoor Discovery

July 17, 7pm Paramount Theatre

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FRENCH LEGATION

July 5, 2pm Canopy

July 1, 10am French Legation Museum

SOUNDTRACK SERIES

AUSTIN SYMPHONY

July 5-6 The Long Center

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July 6, 7:30pm (Through August 24) Long Center City Terrace POLLYANNA THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS: PETER AND THE PIPER

July 12-20 The Long Center

CERAMICS WORKSHOP: BUILDING WITH ORIGINAL TEXTURES

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is electrical inventions transformed the world, but there’s a good chance you haven’t heard of him. Meet the Tesla Project, a celebration that began in 2010 as a birthday party and has expanded into an all-day extravaganza celebrating the genius of Nikola Tesla, one of the most influential inventors of all time. The idea for the Tesla Project came to Cathy Savage, an Austin artist, more than a decade ago when she and her husband were taking a road trip to Niagara Falls. “There was a statue of Tesla on the American side, and I remember feeling a little dumb. How come I had never heard of this guy?” she recalls. Savage then began her journey in researching and learning all there is to know about Tesla. She was most impressed by his devotion to furthering scientific knowledge rather than forfeiting scientific advancement for recognition or monetary gain. “Just like any subject that's of major interest, it tends to come up in an artist's work and conversation,” Savage says. A casual conversation about Tesla is exactly what led Savage to find a kindred spirit in Cody Scrogum of Twin Villain Screen Printing here in Austin. “We got to talking and thought we should have a birthday party for Tesla. It was a labor of love, but we had great fun spreading the word.” The duo had another birthday celebration in 2011, but then decided to take a break. Now, three years later, Savage and Scrogum are teaming up with Hayley Gillespie of Art.Science.Gallery to make Tesla’s shindig bigger and better than ever. This year the trio have invited Austinites to submit art of any medium to the Tesla Project. The works will be a part of a show on view from July 5 through July 27 that will be juried by Art.Science.Gallery. The event, held on July 5 at Canopy, will also include robots from the Liberal Arts and Science Academy’s robotics team, a demonstration on how to make a Tesla coil, screen printing, and live music. There will also be a Tesla-era costume contest alongside a demonstration of Tesla Roadsters—zero-emissions cars that can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.7 seconds. Why is Savage driven to continue celebrating a scientist who lived more than 70 years ago? “Tesla has given me a lot of inspiration . . . I owe it to him.” m. dunn

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Teen Artist + Mentor Exhibition Opening Reception, 7pm Through August 9

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Elements: Arturo Mallman, Jamie Kirkland & Arthur Umlauf Artist Reception, 6pm Through July 30 JULY 25 PHOTO METHODE GALLERY

Kevin Greenblat and Shelley Wood: Texas Soil Opening Reception, 6pm July 8 – August 29

Ongoing THE CONTEMPORARY AUSTIN

A Secret Affair Through August 24 Orly Genger Through August 24

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Between Mountains and Seas: Arts

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Jason Middlebrook Through July 5

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Bill Miller & Lisa Brawn: New Work Through July 31

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Patterns by Susan Morehead Through September 1 MEXIC-ARTE MUSEUM

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exas Soil is a stunning photography exhibit that looks at Texas landscape and culture through the lens of photographers Kevin Greenblat and Shelley Wood. The photographs, part of a new exhibit at Photo Méthode Gallery in East Austin, lead the viewer on a visual journey through the Lone Star terrain. Tina Weitz, owner of Photo Méthode, was thrilled that Greenblat and Wood were collaborating to create such stunning images. “I immediately felt that [Shelley] and Kevin had a connection in their work, the immutable symbiosis of man, land, and creature,” says Weitz. “Greenblat conveys a dialogue between subject and lens, while Wood offers insights into ranching lifestyle with its unique challenges and opportunities.” The striking images range from sweeping vistas to quiet moments alone with true Texans at work. Other photos in Texas Soil present the unique perspective of some of the state’s often overlooked citizens, the livestock. Weitz pointed out a photo she finds particularly captivating, titled Tailgate Shearing. She finds this photo especially poignant, as it “deepens our senses of seasonal rituals and bonds between man and beast.” Selecting a favorite image, Weitz admits, is like choosing a favorite child. “Every photo in the exhibit has something so unique and special to offer the viewer,” she says. “Some offer solitude, peace, and hardships of landscape and man, while others give a sense of the triumphant.” m. dunn

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Blanton Museum of Art

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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

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

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Mexic–Arte Museum

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

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

THINKERY Austin Children's Museum

1830 Simond Ave Hours: T-Fri 10-5, Sa-Su 10-6 thinkeryaustin.org Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum

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

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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.


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Galleries Art on 5th

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

Creative Research Laboratory

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

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

Flatbed Press

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4115 Guadalupe St. Hours: Tu - Sa, 12- 6

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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 Positive Images

1118 W. 6th St. (512) 472 1831 Hours: M-Sa 10-5, Su 12-4 Russell Collection Fine Art

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

Women & Their Work

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

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

Alternative Spaces ARTPOST: The Center for Creative Expression

Stephen L. Clark Gallery

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

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

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

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

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

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

5305 Bolm Rd., #12 (512) 939 6665 bigmedium.org

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 Roi James

3620 Bee Cave Rd., Ste. C (512) 970 3471 By appointment only roijames.com Space 12

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

Fredericksburg AGAVE GALLERY

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

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

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

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

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S pre a ding the Gos pel of Mezc a l : Cesar Aguil ar on Mezcaleria Tobal á Cesar Aguilar saw possibility in the formerly vacant room above Whislers, the bar he owns with Scranton Twohey. Last December, Aguilar approached his partner and said, “Let me do a mezcal bar.” Aguilar’s initial experience with mezcal came from curating the bar menu for his previous employer, La Condesa. After accompanying the guys from Wahaka Mezcal on several trips to Oaxaca (where the majority of mezcal originates), and even taking part in a traditional Oaxacan sweat lodge ceremony, Aguilar felt moved to play a larger role in the mezcal movement. With Twohey’s experience and Aguilar’s passion, Mezcalería Tobalá was born. Echoing the style of small bars in Oaxaca, the design is intentionally raw and rustic. Aguilar hopes guests to feel like they’ve stepped into “an old man’s living room.” Ascend the staircase outside of Whislers and push open the unmarked door

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of contemporary art. Designed by Ron Arad, the

thirsty, resulting in a need for more mezcal. Aguilar will gladly educate you with a

chair was inspired by a piece in Arad’s upholstered

rare selection of Espadin and wild mezcals found behind him in a 1940s Mexican

series that paid tribute to his exhibition in the

cupboard including Tobalá Mezcal, distilled from the rare agave for which Agui-

Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

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Children at the Build Landscape in Innovators’ Workshop, a signature 2,500 square foot gallery that focuses on making and invention as forms of inquiry and creative problem solving.

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“ W e w a n t e d t o c r e at e a m u s e u m t h a t f o l l o w e d a m o d e l l i k e D e l l C h i l d r e n ’ s H o s p i ta l a n d b e a n i n s t i t u t i o n t h at r e a c h e s i n t o m a n y c o m m u n i t i e s . At M u e l l e r , w e h a d t h e o p p o r t u n i t y to m a k e A u s t i n ’ s p r e m i e r f a m i ly p l a c e s o a c c e s s i b l e . ” - ly n n m e r e d i t h

ynn Meredith hails from a family of educators. So it’s

where families would be comfortable, with free parking, plenty of op-

no surprise that when she moved to Austin in 1993,

tions for buying food, and room for outdoor play space and picnic areas

with her husband and four children (the youngest at

became increasingly attractive.

the time were ages two and six), she quickly became

At the time, in 2008, the Mueller development was well underway and

immersed in the Austin Children’s Museum, which

it offered everything downtown did not. And the location, just off the I-35

was originally founded in 1983 and was housed in

corridor, spoke to the broader needs of a growing city. “Austin has become

temporary locations like malls and libraries. She joined the board of

a regional community,” Meredith says. “We wanted to create a museum

directors and helped raise $6.5 million to open the museum’s former

that followed a model like Dell Children’s Hospital and be an institution

incarnation at 2nd and Colorado in 1997. Today that corner is ground

that reaches into many communities. At Mueller, we had the opportunity

zero for the well-heeled design district, but at the time it wasn’t much

to make Austin’s premier family place so accessible.”

of a neighborhood. “It was an area of homeless people and businesses that went dark in the evening,” Meredith remembers.

from the surrounding areas like Georgetown or Round Rock can easily

All that was about to change. As Austin’s rapid growth spurt took hold,

pop onto the highway and zip down to spend a few hours at the Think-

the museum space felt increasingly compromised. “The problem was that

ery. “As our center is continually built out, we’ve become a Central Tex-

we were always retrofitting, not creating,” Meredith says. “I used to tell

as Region,” Meredith says.

friends it was like trying to fit a size nine foot into a size six shoe.” Which soon posed the question “Where else could the museum be located?”

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One of the positives in moving into the I-35 corridor is that families

The $18 million result of all the imagining and planning, which opened in December 2013, is twice the size of the former location. In

“The quandary was whether to remain downtown and be limited

the soaring 40,000-square-foot facility, parents have an unobscured

by space and building constraints or to find a new location where we

view for long distances, so keeping an eye on kids is easier and it feels

could do whatever we wanted,” Meredith says. Anyone who’s tried to

safe. “We wanted a flexible space that could accommodate many dif-

drive downtown during a festival or parade knows that sometimes

ferent kinds of exhibits, and yet kids would feel that they owned it,”

“central” is actually not so family-friendly. The idea of being in an area

Meredith says. “Kids feel free and in control.”

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The striking red steel exterior, designed by architects Koning Eizenberg (California), and STG Design (Austin), sets a tone to expect the unexpected.

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Filled to the brim with materials and tools (from woodworking to electronics), kids can challenge their skills and imaginations by building, inventing and sharing. This gallery hosts a changing mix of hands on science, engineering, and art activities.

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Kids at the Wind Lab in Spark Shop, where they can use tools and inspiring materials to take on advanced designed challenges, like designing flying objects to launch in the projectile range.

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“The Thinkery is the kind of place I’ ve lo n g a d m i r e d i n ot h e r c i t i e s. I w o u l d d r ag myself home asking, ‘Why doesn’t Austin h av e s o m e t h i n g t h i s co o l ? N o w i t d o e s.’ ” - rodney gibbs

Meredith credits architect Jim Susman, a principal at STG Design

recently attended a Sunday morning birthday party at the museum. “It

in Austin and past president of the Children’s Museum board, as an

was one of those amazing spring mornings, and the bike ride there was

instrumental guide throughout the process. “He was able to translate

short and perfect with small kids in tow. Afterwards, when we left, I felt

through design what it means not only to be a children’s museum, but

like we were walking into a festival. People from everywhere were going

to be a children’s museum in Austin, Texas.”

into the Thinkery, a lot was going on at the Mueller Lake Park play-

The project attracted an impressive staff from around the country to

ground, and then of course the farmers’ market was buzzing. It was the

fulfill the museum’s mission: “To create innovative learning experienc-

first time I really saw in action what is planned for this neighborhood

es that equip and inspire the next generation of creative problem solv-

and I felt really excited to be a part of it.”

ers.” The planners drew inspiration from places like the Exploratorium

“The joy, the noise, the concentration. It has exceeded all of my ex-

in San Francisco, the Museum of Jurassic Technology in Los Angeles,

pectations,” Meredith says. “I cannot believe what a success it’s been.”

and the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. The

On any given day, there are toddlers in smocks happily painting on an

model of learning is built on “STEAM” education (science, technology,

expansive glass screen or playing grocery store with plastic produce,

engineering, art, and math) as well as healthy living. Features include

and large groups of schoolchildren. Community night (Wednesdays,

cool hands-on exhibits, an outdoor gallery that incorporates a play-

5-8 pm) is frequently packed, and over spring break there was a need

scape and water play, expanded content for children 0–11 (especially

for tickets to be sold in timed intervals to control crowds. And the de-

the older ages), and dynamic new programming.

mand continues to grow.

“Being a kid at heart, a gadget geek, and a dad, I love places of wonder and exploration,” says Rodney Gibbs, chief innovation officer for

In the midst of the happy chaos, the most poignant snapshots are scenes of parents and kids experiencing the exhibits together.

the Texas Tribune. “The Thinkery is the kind of place I’ve long admired

“The road ahead is gleaming,” Meredith says proudly, “the opportu-

in other cities. I would drag myself home asking, ‘Why doesn’t Austin

nities to impact teachers, kids, parents. I see the Thinkery taking a spot

have something this cool? Now it does.’”

on the landscape of the country as being an incredible place for learn-

In some ways the Thinkery has validated the highest aspirations

ing and teaching. The staff and the professionals that we have attracted

for what Mueller could become. Erica Keast Heroy, an architect who

are inspiring, and with the buzz that is in Austin now, the possibilities

lives in the neighborhood with her husband and two young children,

are endless.” tribeza.com

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North, South, East and West, Austinites are spreading out and remaking the city in their own image.

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photography by leah overstreet

In the shifting landscape of growing Austin, neighborhoods are reimagined (and grass fed burger joints a r e b u i lt ) e v e r y d ay. H e r e a r e f i v e o n t h e r i s e — p u t a s ta k e d o w n w h i l e yo u c a n .

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Even in lush Barrington Oaks, zeroscaping still makes plenty of sense.

For a long time, the Austin you knew had boundaries.

They weren’t set in limestone exactly; they would move a couple miles north or south, but rarely far enough to make an impact on your life. But in recent years, the Austin landscape has been shape-shifting faster than a late-model Terminator. It’s as slippery as a garter snake. Austin is the fastest-growing city in the United States. A hundred and fifty people move here every day. They have to live somewhere. Because of that crazy influx, seemingly every neighborhood, from low-income central areas to older middle-class

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neighborhoods to upper-middle-class ring communities, is being remade by the city’s extraordinary boom. We’d be naive to say all these changes are for the better. The traffic is a mess, and public transportation sits somewhere between limited and laughable. Longtime businesses, places that helped make Austin such a fun place to live, are shuttering, and longtime residents are leaving, forced out by higher taxes, higher rents, or just

Where it is: Northwest. South of the 183, east of Spicewood Springs

Road, west of Oak Knoll. Why it’s hot: Stately, tree-lined streets, well-maintained (and often up-

dated) 1970s and 1980s ranch homes, easy access to tech jobs, particularly

because they received an offer on their bungalow that they couldn’t

at the ever-expanding Apple complex, hiking in St. Edward’s Park, and the

refuse. Not everyone benefits when a city gets hot.

highly rated Round Rock School District.

That said, growth and change have benefits as well. There’s been a restaurant explosion unlike anything the city’s ever seen.

Who’s moving there: Families with ambitious high schoolers who

want to go to Westwood, people with more than two cars, techies.

The city’s hangout penumbra has expanded as fast as its festival roster. Suddenly, not everyone lives in the same five neighbor-

Where to hang out: Retail is still developing and is overly dependent

hoods. Our geography is changing fast. “You live where?” is quick-

on going up to Lakeline Mall or back down to the Domain or Burnet Road.

ly being replaced by “oh, you live there.” With that in mind, we present a brief and selective guide to

Sriracha and lemongrass devotees love the excellent Asian and Indian markets tucked into the same run-down strip mall as the much-loved Asia Cafe (try the wok-fried pea shoots there, trust me).

Where We Live Now. These neighborhoods aren’t new, but for now, they’re new to you. Drive over and check them out—and get

Newly opened: A Soup Peddler for commuters on Research, in the

in while you can. By 2020, “It’s only a 15-minute drive to down-

same new retail area as a Phil’s Icehouse and an Amy’s. And farther south, a

town. On Sunday morning,” will sound like heaven.

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new P. Terry’s. So not much, yet. But Whole Foods at The Domain is only five minutes away.


Broad streets, sidewalks, and lots of parks make it a dog’s paradise.

Some parts of the neighborhood have been plush for a long time.

Lakeline Mall | 11200 Lakeline Mall Dr The Domain | 11410 Century Oaks Terrace Whole Foods at the Domain | 11920 Domain Dr Asia Café | 8650 Spicewood Springs Rd Soup Peddler | souppeddler.com Phil’s Icehouse & Amy’s Ice Cream | 5620 Burnet Rd

Amy’s up here tastes just as good as it does downtown.

P. Terry’s | 12018 N Research Blvd

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neighborhood favorites... Bartholomew Pool | 1800 E. 51st St The Carousel Lounge | 1110 E 52nd St Nomad Bar | 1213 Corona Dr The Blue Starlite Drive-In | 1901 E 51st St

windsor park

Arts-oriented families are calling Windsor Park home. People have been partying at the Carousel since long before Windsor Park was hip.

Where it is: Central Northeast. Bounded by 51st Street, I-35, US Hwy

290, and Manor Road. Why it’s hot: Incredibly central. Cool midcentury homes. Tight com-

munity feeling fostered by genuinely creative people. Great old Austin businesses. Who’s moving there: Artsy two-income families. Grad students

pushed out of Hyde Park. Where to hang out: The new Bartholomew Pool on 51st Street has

generated almost as much excitement as the Mueller H.E.B. The Carousel Lounge is as old-school Austin as it gets, with local bands almost every night and owners that prefer a more “mature” crowd. Nomad Bar is slightly younger and hipper, but still gritty enough. Newly opened: The Blue Starlite Drive-in on East 51st features vin-

tage speakers, cult favorites, and old-time movie candy.

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The Nomad added another neighborhood bar, but didn’t sacrifice the neighborhood’s soul.

Even in an urban neighborhood, Austin always offers backyard escapes.

Renovations happen here, but they’re usually tasteful and low-key.

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Let’s go for a lovely stroll down Springdale Road.

This Boston Terrier has what it takes to make it as an artist.

These people are actually not sitting directly above a cactus.

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neighborhood favorites... The Sahara Lounge | 1413 Webberville Rd Walnut Creek Trail | austintexas.gov Country Boyz | 4140 E 12th St Dharma Yoga | 3317 Manor Rd

east mlk If you’re living on the East Side and you don’t want soul food, you need to find another neighborhood.

Where it is: North and east of downtown. Essentially

the far northern edge of the east side boom. The lines are gonna be out the door at Country Boyz.

Why it’s hot: Central location, an easy bike ride to

the UT Campus. Both an artsy reputation and a great arts community. Affordable houses on large lots. Who’s moving there: Young families priced out

of traditional central neighborhoods. Unscrupulous speculators and flippers. People with lots of roommates. Bike activists. Where to hang out: For music and drinks, The

Sahara Lounge. For exercise, the new Walnut Creek Trail, just completed. Newly opened: Country Boyz Fixins, at the previous-

ly unheard-of intersection of Springdale and East 12th, serves fried shrimp, po’ boys, and alligator. Dharma Yoga on Manor for coconut water–sipping vinyasa devotees.

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neighborhood favorites... Hopdoddy’s | 2438 W Anderson Ln Bartlett’s | 2408 W Anderson Ln The Alamo Drafthouse | 2700 W Anderson Ln Top Notch Burgers | 7525 Burnet Rd Lala’s Little Nugget | 2207 Justin Ln The Poodle Dog Lounge | 6507 Burnet Rd Ginny’s Little Longhorn Saloon | 5434 Burnet Rd Lucy’s Fried Chicken | 5408 Burnet Rd Noble Sandwich Company | 12233 Ranch Road 620 N #105

north allendale The Yellow doors of North Allendale are calling you.

Where it is: Between Anderson and Steck, Burnet and MoPac. Why it’s hot: The housing stock isn’t the greatest, but it’s the last

neighborhood to the north before things start getting suburban. Who’s moving there: People a little late to the gold rush. Where to hang out: Hopdoddy, Cover 3, Bartlett’s, the Alamo

Drafthouse at the Village take your pick. Top Notch Hamburgers. Easy access to revitalized old-school Austin bars like Lala’s Little Nugget, Poodle Dog Lounge, and Ginny’s Little Longhorn Saloon. Newly opened: Approximately 18 new restaurants open on Bur-

net or Anderson every week (Lucy’s Fried Chicken, Noble Sandwiches Central, Peached Tortilla). Possibly the best neighborhood in the city for fun, family-friendly dining options.

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It’s vintage cars and real drive-thru service at this Burnet Road standby.


You’re never without something good to read.

Pretty much the dictionary definition of “a sweet little house.”

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Little House Near The Greenbelt. Fields of flowers bring the country to the city.

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Just a casual Saturday neighborhood stroll.

neighborhood favorites... Yoga Yoga | 4477 S Lamar Blvd #420 Central Market | 4477 S Lamar Blvd The Greenbelt | 3755-B S Capital of Texas Hwy The Casino South Side Lounge | 1502 W Ben White Blvd St. Philip | 4715 South Lamar

western trails Where it is: Southwest of Ben White Boulevard. Your new zip

code is 78745. Why it’s hot: Adjacent to 78704 but not as expensive. Great

midcentury modern housing stock.

And our garages can easily be converted to home yoga studios!

Who’s moving there: Dwell magazine subscribers. Rea-

sonably successful music-industry families. Where to hang out: Walk to Yoga Yoga at Central Market

at Westgate. South Lamar is just a pebble’s throw. The South entrance to Barton Creek Greenbelt. Newly opened/coming soon: The Casino South Side

Lounge on Ben White is a nice taste of Dirty Sixth, but without the massive crowds. St. Philip, the forthcoming Italian bakery and restaurant from Tyson Cole and Philip Speer, will open this fall.

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Neighborhood

in pictures

I n t r o d u c t i o n b y P a u l a Di s b r o w e

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Nancy Mims’ h y d e p a r k artist & designer

I’ve always been someone who delights in the discovery of fleeting little moments of wonder, beauty, or just peculiarity, especially within hidden details or juxtapositions that might otherwise go unnoticed by most people. And for as long as I can remember, I have tended to compulsively assign great significance and deeper meaning to these little things, perhaps in an attempt to understand the larger reason for why they—and therefore we—exist in the first place. Or, at the very least, to make momentary sense of the order and chaos that surround us. For the past five years, I’ve meandered through Hyde Park’s streets and alleyways each morning on sort of a walking meditation. I clear my mind. I get fresh air and exercise. I satisfy my wanderlust (even if I’m only within a several-mile radius of my home). And I open myself up to the possibility of being completely surprised by The Unexpected. When I’m able to, I document my discoveries with my iPhone (the tiny camera and portable darkroom that is ALWAYS in my pocket), in hopes that by collecting, recording, and sharing the data I gather, I am able to pass along the knowledge found in the ever-changing cabinet of curiosities along (and sometimes in and on) the road. A couple of years ago, a fellow pedestrian paused on our shared sidewalk and stared quizzically as I stopped to snap a close-up of a telephone pole. Apparently he had seen me take other photos, and he finally asked, “Are you on a treasure hunt or something?” Thrilled by the revelation, I exclaimed, “YES! Yes, I am!” And I continued along my path, in search of the seemingly endless clues and treasures that always lie ahead. tribeza.com

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Alysha Rainwaters’ s o u t h a u s t i n P h oto g r a p h e r

My husband, daughter, and I live in South Austin in the 78745 zip code. Our house backs up to Garrison Park, and we spend a lot of time there, on wagon rides or at the pool. We moved into our little white house in 2011 and have developed a deep connection to our community and neighbors. Our daughter is an only child, but with so many kids in the neighborhood, it really doesn’t feel that way. The kids all play together and roam from house to house, and when you look down our street, what you see is like a scene from another time or from a movie. People are always outside talking, playing, and laughing. Typical Friday nights might feature a spontaneous kids’ karaoke session in someone’s living room, maybe a backyard potluck down the street, or a simple glass of wine at a neighbor’s dining room table. While of course we love eating out, we usually do eat most meals at home. My very favorite part of the day is pouring my first cup of coffee from the French press, then blending up a smoothie for the family. It’s our thing, a chance for some quality time before we go our separate ways for the day. Matt and I always talk about how lucky we are to live in our neighborhood and to be surrounded by people we genuinely enjoy spending time with. It’s not something you can plan; it really just is luck.

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Kate LeSueur’s o l d e n f i e l d P h oto g r a p h e r

In our nearly three years in Austin, we’ve come to know and love our neighborhood. Though we are perhaps not as judicious as some when it comes to defining its parameters, we gladly (and gratuitously) consider ourselves a part of Old Enfield, Old West Austin, and Clarksville as well, as we sit in our tiny apartment just shy of the Pease Mansion. I begin most every day with a morning walk; sometimes just 10 minutes to grab a coffee at Cafe Medici, or sometimes a more exhaustive excursion down through Pease Park and back around. Regardless, it never gets old—massive oaks, beautiful old homes with varied architecture, and a view of the capitol from Kingsbury Street. We really delight in the “feel” of our neighborhood—familiar faces, guaranteed great meals at favorite nearby restaurants, and being able to walk or bike to run most errands. We are so thankful that we can easily and quickly stroll down to the farmers’ market, grab groceries, drop off dry cleaning, pick up something at the pharmacy—it’s all there. This proximity has created a nice sense of predictability, routine, and comfort, which is a great match for us “homebodies.” More often than not, our favorite times in Austin are spent at home or somewhere in our neighborhood, over shared meals and time together with our favorite people. tribeza.com

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Midsummer night’s feast: Takeout barbecue makes for easy entertaining. The rich, smoky flavors are joined by array of fresh, seasonal side dishes served family style.

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Barton h i l l s Block Party by a m a n da e y r e wa r d | p h oto g r a p h y by t h o m a s w i n s lo w

On a sultry summer night, nothing beats a backyard potluck where the focus is friends, no-fuss food (pass the brisket), family recipes, and second helpings of everything.

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When my boyfriend (at the time) Tip made martinis with jalapeño peppers and asked me to move with him to Texas, I hesitated. A New Yorker living in Montana, I’d never even visited the Lone

Star State. I imagined feeling awkward, out of place. My friends from Texas knew how to flirt and use hot rollers. But the gin was cold and my boyfriend was my favorite person in the world. A few months later, we loaded up the Toyota Tacoma and headed to Austin. We landed in Hyde Park, renting a bungalow on Harris Park Avenue, where I worked on my first novel during nights and weekends. (During the day, I worked all over town as a temp.) We celebrated at the Hyde Park Bar and Grill when Sleep Toward Heaven finally found a publisher. And when my sweet boyfriend asked me to marry him, I envisioned our life playing out between Red River and Guadalupe. In what seems in retrospect like an instant (but which I well remember felt like a billion years), I went from being a young woman reading a novel on the grass to a plump mom in the baby pool. One night, we hired a sitter, walked to Shipe Park, and slept for two blissful hours under the trees. It was as much a surprise to me as anyone when I drove It’s a family affair: Amanda Eyre Ward lounges with son Ash (left), daughter Nora Roux, husband Tip Meckel, and son Harrison.

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through Barton Hills (lost on my way home from a Barton Springs swim) and fell as madly in love with a house—


The best neighbors come toting warm, double-crusted blueberry pie.

Sloane arrives with her hungry boys and a family recipe, a trifle made with layers of whipped cream, angel food cake, and fresh berries.

A variety of mini chocolates bars and candies like Junior Mints inspire a s’mores menu (and bring out the kid in everyone).

Deeply flavored and juicy, takeout brisket from La Barbecue (1200 E 6th St, labarbecue.com) makes for an instant party.

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About to be missing links: Smoked sausage from La Barbecue, served with their peppery sauce, serves a crowd of neighbors.

Hand-grated onions, chopped Serrano peppers, cilantro, and fresh kernels cut from the cob create

After a marathon

a rich and spicy corn

session on the tram-

timbale, a recipe from

poline, a juice break

Tip’s mother.

is in order.

G e t t h e r e c i p e at t r i b e z a .c o m


Ward’s friend Clay Smith kept his word and travels South of the river for visits, especially when barbecue is involved.

that happened to be for sale—as I was with

over the street and threw a block party that

my husband and sons. I lay awake thinking

was just as festive and wonderful as the

about its modern lines, metal roof, Jetsons

ones I’d known as a child in suburban New

kitchen, and views over the tops of trees.

York. I met young neighbors who’d moved

I didn’t know much about the neighbor-

here from Brooklyn and a couple who’d

hood, and my lifelong frugality took a tem-

lived in Barton Hills for 30 years.

porary leave of absence: I had to soak in

The great thing about a Barton Hills par-

that bathtub with a view of rosebushes! My

ty is that nobody’s expecting perfection (at

best friend, Clay, promised he’d drive south

least not at my house!). Mismatched plates

of the river regularly.

work just fine, and if the linens never got

A few months later, we moved in, and ev-

ironed, so be it. On Sunday afternoons, all

The best dinner parties

ery single day I count my blessings. Leav-

we want to do is spend time together, eat

welcome bare feet and

ing Hyde Park was hard, but about the

well, and maybe even squeeze in a great

same time we discovered the amazing way

conversation while the kids run wild.

provide plenty of space for kids to run wild.

the greenbelt winds into the Barton Hills

Recently, we hosted a Sunday evening

neighborhood—we can hike to a swimming

potluck in our backyard. It had been a busy

hole from our house!—we were invited to a

week: though Tip knows his way around a

neighborhood potluck.

smoker, we decided to take it easy and or-

Little by little, we met the residents of

der a gorgeous brisket and some sausage

Rae Dell Avenue and nearby Elmglen

from La Barbecue. Tip made his mother’s

Drive. Neighbors Terra and Roslyn took

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A cherished plate, hand-painted by Ash, holds brisket, fresh kale salad, Mexican beans, and a shaved apple, celery, and fennel salad.

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Who cares if it’s too hot for a fire? Grown ups gather around the ring for drinks and conversation, while kids frolic in the fading light.

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S’mores make friends giddy (especially when its their second or third).

Neighbors brought all the fixin’s, from Ti-

husband and I washed dishes side by side

na’s kale salad to Terra’s fresh fruit. I gazed

in the kitchen. The steam trumpet sounded

at my Texan daughter, Nora Roux, who

from the nearby trains, and I remembered

abandoned her grandmother’s silver fork to

listening to Lionel Richie when he sang at

grab slices of brisket with her hands.

the Austin City Limits Music Festival, held

Tara had brought a homemade blueberry

close enough to my house that we can hear

pie for dessert, and Sloane made a family

the music. Fireflies flashed outside the

recipe—a parfait with layers of whipped

window. I leaned against my husband, who

cream, angel food cake, and fruit. (The next

was warm.

day, I discovered that the perfect breakfast

I remembered being small, feeling shy

can be created by combining the two.) My

and unsure of where I belonged. I would

son, Harrison, and his pals, Flannery and

lie in bed in my nightgown and wonder

Wyatt, designed a “Gourmet S’Mores” sta-

if I would ever find my place in what

tion. The sugar was counteracted by an

seemed to me a large and frightening

hour or so of jumping on the trampoline and

world. I wished I could go back in time

skateboard lessons from my daredevil son,

and tell that little girl that someday she’d

Ash, while the adults sipped wine and sat

move to Texas, to the hills above Barton

around the fire pit.

Creek. She’d breathe in the marshy riv-

When the sparklers had all fizzled out and my children were tucked into bed, my

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er smell of Austin, and she’d know it was the smell of home.


Make-your-own s’more fixins and plenty of sparklers round out the perfect summer dessert table.

Summer happiness is discovering the juice cooler (unattended), toasted marshmallows, good friends and cold beverages.

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s p ec i a l a dv e rt i s i n g s ec t i o n

lo c a l a g e n t s s h a r e h i d d e n g e m s f r o m a u s t i n ’ s va s t and unique neighborhoods.

Janet Hoelscher t u r n q u i s t pa r t n e r s r e a lto r s

“My favorite restaurant in all of Austin is Lenoir! It is a quaint restaurant that serves farm fresh ingredients and changes its menu depending on what’s in season. The only way to describe it is ‘mouth watering food!’” 512.789.3467 | janethoelscher@me.com

Lindsay Harris g ot t e s m a n r e s i d e n t i a l

Mason Quintana 7 8 7 r e a lt y

“Not that this is a revelation or anything but I think Clarksville is one of the coolest spots in Austin. Even though I live in Allandale, I like to say that I ‘office’ out of Café Medici. They say that humans are carbon based but I’m pretty sure that I’m 85% machiatto.” 512.740.8008 | mason@787-realty.com

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“My favorite place to shop is hands down, the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store at 310 Comal St. I remodel and own rental property so I shop there to find salvaged doors, windows, appliances, flooring and fixtures. I love looking for vintage hardware and often times find the coolest retro paint colors underneath the layers and layers of paint peeled items. The Re-Store is an east side gem.” 512.784.2163 | lindsay@gottesmanresidential.com


Cindy Goldrick wilson & goldrick

“Shopping for clothes, shoes and accessories can be an adventure in Austin with all the small boutique stores such as By George, Physical Fit, Valentine’s

Carrie Bills

Too in Davenport Village, and Eliza Page on 2nd Street. I also love Neiman

g r e e n m a n g o r e a l e s tat e

Marcus at the Domain for dresses and

“Olivia for brunch, food trailers for lunch and Eno-

Nordstrom for shoes.”

teca and Perla’s for dinner. The food is wonderful

512.423.7264 | cindy@wilsongoldrick.com

in all these restaurants and I often run into friends and clients. Also I enjoy dinner at my own house because I’m a pretty good cook!” 512.923.6648 | carrie@greenmangorealestate.com

William Steakley den property group

“When it’s time to decompress, I am totally hooked on El Alma in the 04 for brunch or dinner. It’s totally kid friendly and their ceviche and margaritas are the best in Austin.” 512.799.3777 | will@denpg.com

Colleen Lockwood moreland properties

“Breakfast is our favorite time to go out and eat. We love finding new spots to try but always come back to Joe’s Bakery on E. 7th St for an incredible Mexican meal. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, filled with incredible aromas. My favorite is their migas which are filled with fluffy eggs and fresh vegetables and comes with crispy bacon and sautéed potatoes. This family operated business is one of a kind!” 512.825.6503 | colleen@moreland.com

Laurel Prats t u r n q u i s t pa r t n e r s r e a lto r s

“I’m Italian and could eat pizza for dinner every night. One of my new favorites is Asti Trattoria. I like that is small, intimate, and a great spot for a date.” 512.636.7579 | laurelprats@turnquistpartners.com

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Marietta Scott wilson & goldrick

“The Grove is hands down my favorite for dinner! Favorite part about The Grove?

Denise Bodman

Amazing wine list, no, the tenderloin! Always cooked to perfection. But you have to

r e a lt y a u s t i n

have the fried oysters first!”

“I love shopping in Austin! I am usually found in athletic

512.809.0367 | marietta@wilsongoldrick.com

apparel as I coach CrossFit early in the morning and then run out to show properties. Lululemon has great attire for coaching, working out and casual wear. For day to day attire, I love to shop at Estilo. This local boutique is located in my favorite part of downtown, has a great selection of designers to choose from and the girls there are amazing!” 512.903.5129 | db@denisebodman.com

Tiffany Peters moreland properties

“My favorite coffee shop, hands down, is Genuine Joe Coffeehouse in Crestview. I was one of their first customers when they opened shop near my newly-purchased home almost a decade ago. Now they know my daily order before I can say Mondo coffee with rice milk. The owners are awesome––plus, it’s the best coffee in Austin.”

Tye Truitt C a p i ta l C i t y S ot h e by ’ s I n t e r n at i o n a l R e a lt y

“Kick off your day with a hearty breakfast at

512.922.6309 | tiffany@moreland.com

Dara Allen

the original Magnolia Cafe. Then stop by the

C a p i ta l C i t y S ot h e by ’ s I n t e r n at i o n a l R e a lt y

food trailers on Barton Springs during lunch-

“My absolute favorite place to shop is over at

time for a Mighty Cone, and onward to Uchiko

Valentine's Too in Davenport Village. I love

for the ultimate dinner!”

the selection and Marcus Hersh, the personal

512.788.1557 | TyeSellsTexas@gmail.com

shopper, has impeccable taste. For everyday wear or a special occasion, this locally-owned, high-end boutique is the place to go.” 512.296.7090 | dara@daraallen.com

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s p ec i a l a dv e rt i s i n g s ec t i o n

Doug Roberts moreland properties

“As far as shopping goes, I find everything I need at Stag and Service Menswear on South Congress. All food shopping hap-

Wendy Coit Griessen

pens at Central Market.”

a m e l i a b u l lo c k r e a lto r s

512.731.5105 | doug@moreland.com

“My favorite restaurant for dinner or Sunday Brunch is Fonda San Miguel. My husband and I have been eating there for over 20 years. The food is consistently delicious and the atmosphere is Authentic, Interior Mexican.” 512.431.9502 | wendy@ameliabullock.com

Kim Fry k e l l e r w i l l i a m s r e a lt y

“My family and I love eating at Thai Fresh on Mary Street. It’s one of the best places to have a refreshing beverage and an authentic Thai meal made with local ingredients. They also offer cooking classes for kids and adults, which makes this Bouldin Creek gem one of our neighborhood favorites!” 512.851.3021 | kimfryaustin@gmail.com

Bryan Cady den property group

“One of my favorite places to shop is Billy

Stacy Wiltshire

Reid, even though they were founded in

wilson & goldrick

Alabama, the staff is 100% local and the

“I never stop to eat lunch… but I do admit that

styles are 100% fresh. And if you need

when I am starving, I stop at Daily Juice and

a little inspiration before you buy, their

grab a Fire Kale salad. I can jump in there,

complimentary whiskey will do the job.”

slam a delicious salad and be back on the road

512.731.7489 | bryan@denpg.com

in 10 minutes—probably not a great practice for the digestive system but it works for me!” 512.423.1170 | stacy@wilsongoldrick.com

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Annette Patterson r e s i d e n t i a l r e a l e s tat e ag e n t at r e a lt y a u s t i n “I’m a north-of-the-river girl,”

says Annette Patter-

pears in the form of an arrangement of vintage lunch

son, who moved to Austin 20 years ago, in 1984, and

boxes on her son's wall. Prine, Patterson's nine-

has lived in the Hyde Park and North Loop neighbor-

year-old, is named after musician John Prine (who

hoods ever since. Patterson is a collector of things, and

played in Austin the night Patterson went into labor,

she has an eye for putting disparate pieces together. Her

prompting Prine's father to buy a onesie at the con-

house is a 2,200-square-foot box of treasures in North

cert and have it signed; that garment now hangs in a

Loop, originally a 900-square-foot bungalow that Pat-

frame on the younger Prine's wall).

terson renovated herself. Every room features surpris-

Music has been at the heart of Patterson’s Austin ex-

ing juxtapositions of old and new layered together in

perience since she arrived in the city. After college at

creative and delightful ways.

UT, she embarked on a 16-year career with the Austin

Nearby secondhand stores feed Patterson's appetite

Chronicle, which, she explains, "shaped me culturally."

for all things vintage. She cites Blue Velvet and Room

While working at the Chronicle, she developed a so-

Service among her go-to local retail outlets. Of the

phisticated knowledge of, and passion for, music and

found objects she has integrated into her decor, one of

film. These affinities are prominently featured through-

Patterson's favorites (mine, too) is the door that leads

out her house—a commissioned painting based on the

to her family's game room, a wood-and-glass piece that

movie poster for Steve McQueen's Bullitt in the game

reads "Private" at eye level, a relic from another era.

room, a photograph of Texas-born folk legend Townes

Several of Patterson's found-object displays are

Van Zandt above the fireplace.

worthy of a gallery. At the top of the stairs hangs a

A few years ago, her passion for interior design in-

grid of white boxes protruding from the wall, each

spired her to pursue a career in residential real estate

topped with a different bird’s nest that Patterson

at Realty Austin. Patterson embraces the growth that

(her friends call her Nettie) has found while walking

is coming to Austin, and with it the influx of new res-

around the neighborhood. Each one is intricate and

taurants taking up residence among old favorites, all

beautiful and worthy of study. By elevating them in

within walking distance of her front door: Foreign &

this way, Patterson brings attention to these often-

Domestic, Phara's, Drink.Well, Workhorse, the Tigress

overlooked wonders from nature.

Pub, and Northloop House & Yard, a new collective

Two rows of feathers—unadorned except for the

of food trucks on 53rd Street. She recognizes that her

material that fastens them to the wall—are installed

neighborhood is rapidly changing, but maintains that

above a bed upstairs. Patterson explains that there

North Loop remains distinctively old-school Austin in

was once a third row below the other two, but it

its ethos: “People who live here really love its funky/

proved irresistible to their cat. Another fun grid ap-

eclectic side.”

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5. Forms of storage in Annette's bedroom: George Nelson “Hang it All” rack; leopard hat by Chia, Chiahats.com 6. Commissioned painting of the movie poster for Bullitt hanging in game room, by Jasper Latane; backside of vintage "Private" door 7. View of game room; books displayed in small groups on racks 8. Grid of vintage lunchboxes artfully arranged in Prine’s room 9. Salvation Army blanket from a vintage store and iron rattlesnake weight 10. Viking stove P h oto g r a p h y by j u l i e co p e

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MAY 3 – AUGUST 24, 2014 Orly Genger: Current Laguna Gloria

A Secret Affair: Selections from the Fuhrman Family Collection Matthew Barney, Louise Bourgeois, Maurizio Cattelan, Katharina Fritsch, Robert Gober, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Subodh Gupta, David Hammons, Jim Hodges, Anish Kapoor, Jim Lambie, Ron Mueck, Juan Muñoz, Marc Quinn, Charles Ray, Thomas Schütte, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Kiki Smith, Gillian Wearing Jones Center and Laguna Gloria

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

Laguna Gloria 3809 West 35th Street Austin, Texas 78703

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, Texas Monthly, Anonymous

Orly Genger, Current, 2014. Lobster rope and latex paint. Dimensions variable. Installation view, The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria, Austin. Courtesy the artist. Photograph by Brian Fitzsimmons.

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, Austin Ventures, 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, 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, The Austin Chronicle, KUT/KUTX Support for Orly Genger provided by The Moody Foundation. 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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Nooglers share eureka moments and organic greens at a communal table in the cafeteria.

behind the scenes

Meet the Nooglers W h a t ’ s i t l i k e t o c a n o o d l e ov e r o r g a n i c m ac a n d c h e e s e ( t h at w o u l d b e t h e co r p o r at e c a f e t e r i a ) a n d b o u n c e i d e a s o f f t h e b r a i n y c r e at i v e s b r i n g i n g G o o g l e F i b e r a n d G o o g l e G l a s s to A u s t i n ?

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ove over, Hipster, there’s a Noogler in town. Ever since Google came to Austin in 2007, the company has been enticing new talent—called “Nooglers” in the quirky corpo-

rate parlance—with Texas-sized opportunities and heavily touted office perks like in-office massage and yoga, yurts and “huddles” for loungy collaboration, video games, pool tables, pianos, cafes and "microkitchens" stocked with healthy food, and good old-fashioned whiteboards for spur-of-the-moment brainstorming. And the Nooglers are coming in droves—young creatives with curious minds and a collective, collaborative outlook. They’re civic-minded, open to new experiences, and hardworking. They form social committees and carpool to the office at 183 and MoPac from their downtown lofts. If this all sounds reminiscent of front-porch-sitting and Welcome Wagons, that’s not accidental. Google corporate culture is built around the idea of “casual collisions,” water cooler lingo for a new millennium in which innovation springs from bumping into a colleague in a play area or around a communal table—in other words, the kinds of social encounters that used to happen in our public spaces effortlessly and spontaneously but are now rare in our modern, hermetically sealed, suburban reality. It’s Google People Operations site leader Greg Garrison brings the best and the brightest to Google's Austin campus.

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E r i c Polkow Aryca Acrom ite

When Nooglers move to Austin, what are some of the things they are most excited to discover in our community? It doesn’t take long for newcomers to get immersed in Austin’s outdoor activities, from paddleboarding on Lady Bird Lake to “hiking” Mount Bonnell to taking a dip in Barton Springs. And there’s the never-ending supply of fantastic restaurants, each with its own unique spin. Googlers also love to give back, so we’re eager to develop relationships with local nonprofits and volunteer organizations.

Google chefs Liz Roberts and Desi Bourgeois fuel up the Nooglers twice daily with healthy, delicious fare.

What are the biggest challenges for Nooglers coming to Austin? Fortunately, people in Austin are some of the friendliest folks in the world, which makes meeting new people less challenging. For those of us who come from big cities with more public transportation, adjusting to driving again can be interesting. Many of us also come from cooler climates, so the Texas heat can take some getting used to. Most importantly, how do you explain queso? Queso is Texas. From the legendary Matt's El Rancho's Bob Armstrong to Torchy's Tacos' green chile queso, you really can't go wrong. I definitely encourage my colleagues to try queso firsthand, and often—just make sure to maintain your workout regimen! Video games, slumber-party snacks, and long hours: how do Nooglers navigate the divide between work and play? Whether it's playing Ping-Pong or shooting pool, Googlers use these opportunities to get to know their colleagues better. In many ways, this is how work and play are blended. Teams will often meet around these areas as a way to socialize while still maintaining their focus at work. Great conversations and ideas can emerge from a game of pool. tribeza.com july 2014

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The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing By M i ra Jaco b 512 pp., $26.00 Claiborne Smith is the editor-in-chief of Kirkus Reviews and the former literary director of the Texas Book Festival.

Because Jacob is a debut novelist, her publisher has to compare her work to a few big names so you know what you’re in for. So the word is, if you like books by Meg Wolitzer, Mona Simpson, Jhumpa Lahiri, and J. Courtney Sullivan, you’ll like The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing. All those writers tend to focus on family, so the comparisons make sense; Jacob’s novel is about

The Nightstand

a surgeon and father in New Mexico who’s been

By C l a i b o r n e S m i t h

prompts his daughter to return home from Se-

talking to his dead relatives from his porch. That kooky behavior has a more tragic side to it and attle, which causes a messy revelation of family secrets to unfurl that involve the family’s Indian

s in ce we ’re ta l kin g a b o u t n e ig h b o r h o o ds in this

heritage. Jacob is a big-hearted, darkly comic, irreverent writer.

few books set in particular vicinities. There is one eerie, prizewinning novel, We Agreed to Meet Just Here, by former Austinite Scott Blackwood, that is not only set around Deep Eddy pool, but is narrated by the neighborhood itself; it’s definitely worth checking out. Some of the most magnetic books that publishers are offering up this summer, though, are notable for how very global they are, with locales in Mexico, India, and Bangkok, to name a few. So you can actually stay in your own neighborhood, read the books featured below, and feel as if you’ve traveled far. 96

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Bulletproof Vest: The Ballad of an Outlaw and His Daughter By M a ri a V en ega s 320 pp., $26.00

As a child in Chicago, Venegas became accustomed to her father’s return trips to Mexico to see his parents and extended family. He didn’t return the time he took a bulletproof vest and his guns with him, however. Years later, still embittered by his neglect, she hunted him down in Mexico. In Bulletproof Vest, Jose comes across as a violent, tempestuous man, yes (he first shot a man when he was twelve), but also as some-

The Rise and Fall of Great Powers By Tom Rachman 400 pp., $27.00

one who’s not entirely to blame for the conflicted sense of masculinity swirling around

Arts & Entertainments

him. Venegas writes sparely, as if reporting

By C h ri sto p h er Beh a

on her wild family’s activity, but with a rare

288 pp., $14.99

empathy and insight.

Some of the most exciting recently pub-

The commercial and critical success of

lished fiction has been about celebrities, or

Rachman’s The Imperfectionists was one

about the fallout from knowing one: Jen-

of 2010’s happy publishing success sto-

nifer duBois’s Cartwheel, Christine Sneed’s

ries. His follow-up is a little sadder than

Little Known Facts, and Teddy Wayne’s

that novel but possesses his customary

The Love Song of Jonny Valentine, for ex-

warmth. Tooly Zylberberg is the American

ample. Beha’s Arts & Entertainments is

owner of a bookstore in a village in Wales

about a former actor that the tabloids have

who, after a lifetime of wandering, is forced

named “Handsome Eddie” who sells a sex

into confronting reality, and the vicious

tape made with an ex-girlfriend, a famous

ways she’s been treated in the past, by her

actress, while he and his wife are hoping

ex-boyfriend’s revelation about the man

their in-vitro fertility treatments take hold.

he believes is her father. Tooly’s reckoning

He probably shouldn’t have sold that tape,

with her past is a dramatic, worldwide trek

right? Yep, but it’s deliciously more com-

that compels us to think about what we risk

plicated than that in Beha’s ironic, poi-

when we let others into our lives.

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Taylor Welden Ligh ten You r Loa d Industrial designer Taylor Welden creates objects that make roaming the globe easier and more stylish. Six years ago, Taylor Welden’s life was almost completely packed up in boxes, and he was poised to leave his Austin apartment in the wake of losing his job when his company dissolved. Just days before he would have broken his lease and snuck out in the dark of night, he got an e-mail (he hadn’t packed his computer yet) with an offer for a freelance industrial design project. The fee for it would pay the next month’s rent and groceries. So Welden unpacked, and six years later, he’s at the helm of his own industrial design firm. Welden is the editor of the website carryology. com, which, he explains, “explores better ways to carry.” He’s also a member of the Austin facial hair club (moustache category), and has worked on industrial design products with locals like Helm Boots and jewelry designer Dean Fredrick. Ideas are cheap, Welden says, but the successful implementation of them is priceless. “I’ll take a client’s idea and create the concepts, the ideations, I’ll refine that idea until it can be marketable, manufacturable,” Welden says. “That way the end user can really use it well.” j. netzer

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1. WWII Jerrycan: “One of the most brilliant designs which came from warfare, for so many reasons too lengthy to list here. Simply put, fuel wins wars. 2. Burgon & Ball No. 10 sheep shears: “They're handmade in England the same way they have been since 1730, from high-carbon Sheffield steel. These hang on the wall next to my workstation.” 3. Parveen scissors: “Handmade in India by a family who has been making scissors for generations. The patina is really showing that they do indeed get used, but the cast-brass handles can be polished to a beautiful shine.” 4. Passport: ““This thing is well abused and tells a story of its travels without even having to lift the cover.” 5. Glass bottle of "vintage glass glitter": “Glitter freaks me out. Glitter can be created, but it can never be destroyed. When the universe collapses, there will only be glitter particles floating alone in the nothingness.” 6. WWII Swiss Army backpack: “Such amazing designs come from warfare, where materials are limited, demand is high, and lives are on the line. This bag, handmade in Switzerland, is one of the finest backpack examples of all time.” 7. Japanese furoshiki fabric: “I picked this up while I was visiting the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo. These date back to Japan's Nara period (AD 700) . It can be used for a sweat towel in the Texas summer heat, folded in a manner that creates a makeshift grocery bag, or to wrap a gift (a traditional use).” 8. "CARRY BETTER" Carryology sticker: “I write for Carryology and I think this little motto best sums up what we're about. We obsess over the products and actions of how humans carry during everyday life and travels, always trying to discover the next best improvement.” 9. Less and More book, Dieter Rams: “Dieter is probably the best living industrial designer, whose work and process I deeply respect. I try to incorporate his ‘ten principles of good design’ into every project I work on.” 10. Moleskine: “In red. The is my secondary memory bank, filled with ideas, notes, and sketches.” 11. Swedish auto gauges: “I used to modify old Swedish turbocharged vehicles. I took the old turbo gauge from my 1983 Volvo 242 Tii before I sold it. Once that needle got into the neon orange, you wouldn't be able to peel your neck off of the headrest.” 12. AustriAlpin Cobra buckle: “Simply the best buckle in the world. Made in Stubai, Austria, from stainless steel, aluminum, and brass.” 13. Bic lighter: “Simple, affordable, accessible, easy to manufacture, intuitive, and works every single time. In fact, it is so incredibly well executed that we forget about the design completely. It's nearly invisible until you really focus on it. People don't want a Bic lighter. They want fire.” 14. Swiss Army knife: “A birthday present from my parents when I turned nine. It can accomplish nearly any task when used properly.” 15. HELM boots: “Owned and operated by some of the classiest folks in this city. The aesthetic of their products is something that I personally share, appreciate, and strive to achieve in my work.” tribeza.com july 2014

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pick Architect Jean-Pierre Trou designed the large wooden containers to give the space character and division.

With Bill Murray as muse, how can you go wrong?

Organic fabrics and subtle details improve a classic summer wardrobe staple.

Owners Hobson Brown and Billy Nachman and were forced into their first collared shirts when they were five years old to attend an all-boys school in New York City.

The Criquet Clubhouse

Summer hats and portraits of sportsminded gents round out the vibe.

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Each shirt at the Criquet Clubhouse is made from 100 percent orilly Nachman and Hobson Brown know a thing or two about casual collared shirts. From boarding school in Connecticut ganic cotton and includes removable collar stays to maintain a crisp to the workplace in California, the childhood friends were look. “We really just try to think of what we would like to wear and reared in colored polo shirts. So ultimately they decided to devote what we think looks good,” Nachman says. “We’re definitely rooted themselves to perfecting their wardrobe mainstay, an endeavor that in classic design, but like to give everything our own touch.” Brown led them to start Criquet Shirts in 2010. In April of this year, they adds, “We’re also focused on versatility. We wanted a shirt for the opened the Criquet Clubhouse on South First, a store that cleverly 19th hole, one that can go anywhere and look great.” Another clever doubles as a retreat for golf lovers as well as aficionados of casual flourish: The outside of the Clubhouse features a custom mural of style. The Clubhouse is not only a showroom for the vintage-style Bill Murray that can be spotted from the street. Plans for expanshirts that Nachman and Brown have designed and customized, sion promise to extend the brand beyond the Texas summer. “We’re but the repurposed house also features a patio out back where hoping to have sweaters, wool shirts, and other things for the cooler customers can practice their swing and enjoy a beer from Hops & weather this fall,” Nachman says. Until then, the Criquet Clubhouse is sure to become a staple for enthusiasts of the Grain. “We wanted to bring our brand to life and give our customers a place to experience Criquet Shirts in The Criquet Clubhouse timeless summer trilogy of golf, beer, and colorful 1603 S. First St. cotton shirts. m. dunn person,” Brown says.

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Weather Up seasonal small plates encourage lingering long past cocktail hour.

Weather Up

House made syrups and elixirs are the basis for a distinctive cocktail menu.

Chef Kristine Kittrell enjoys a post brunch cocktail on the inviting Weather Up patio.

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eather Up, in the converted cottage that once housed the beloved Azul, is a relative newcomer on the stretch of East Cesar Chavez that is home to piñata outlets, raspa stands, and newly minted hipster hangouts. It manages to capture all the charms of this neighborhood in transition, representing the best of old and new East Austin. With a speakeasy aesthetic but the soul of your friendly neighborhood tavern, it’s the kind of place you could duck into for a quick cocktail on the way home from work more often than you might like to admit, a place equally suited to an easy date night or a boozy brunch where the kids might get a little loud, and that would be just fine. The tell-me-no-secrets vintage feel inside, with plush leather banquettes, custom marble light fixtures, flocked wallpaper, and industrial barstools, is lovely, but it doesn’t tell the whole story. Outside there’s a cool, shady patio that must be one of the best in town for alfresco drinking and noshing, with artfully shabby furniture and the requisite Ping-Pong table. Weather Up is hip in that East Austin way that makes folks in town for SXSW decide they want to move here, but few people know that it’s also

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a fantastic place for dinner and brunch, with an ever-changing small-plates menu turned out effortlessly by quietly talented executive chef Kristine Kittrell (who also runs the food program at Mulberry wine bar in the more slick 2nd Street District). Her menu runs to small bites with intense flavors—the Smoked-Whitefish Croquette is rich and crisp, the intense smoky fish inside cut through with a pickled apple relish and napped with sharp mustard crème fraîche. There’s a wellcurated meat and cheese selection, along with salty fried almonds, olives, and blistered Padrón peppers that pair perfectly with cocktails tending toward sweet, intense flavors and using house-made syrups and bitters. La Nina, a slushy white rum, lime, and mint concoction blended with vanilla strawberry shrub was perfect for a summer evening, as was a bubbly Peachy Keen, with bourbon, peach ginger syrup, lemon juice, and Champagne. Drinkers looking for something with a little more punch might order the Homemade Fireball Shot with a Lone Star chaser. Amid an array of enticing brasserie-inspired offerings such as the artichoke and feta tart with wild greens and preserved lemon, seared scallop with

1808 E Cesar Chavez St (512) 524 0464 foie gras and wild greens, and Ricotta gnocchi with fava beans, truffles and Sun Gold tomatoes, menu standouts included poached peaches with Burrata, the fragrant fruit accompanied by peppery local chicories and sprinkled with crunchy, nutty almond granola, and our favorite, the PEI mussels in carrot ham broth. The dish came with a crusty baguette for sopping, but once that was gone, we resorted to scooping up the smoky, gelatin-rich broth with mussel shells, tilting the dish to scrape the corners and jostling for the very last dregs. The silky sweet corn crème brûlée with huckleberry compote ended dinner on a satisfying note. The brunch menu offers hearty and thoughtfully considered dishes after 11 am on Sundays. Lamb chorizo with poached eggs and grilled avocado is at home in the neighborhood, while sweet potato waffles with duck confit and brandy- soaked cherry maple syrup is clearly new to this part of town, but certainly welcome. A sophisticated supper club every other Thursday lets the chef explore largerformat dishes—five courses are paired with cocktails (by reservation only—check website for dates and details). 1808 E. Cesar Chavez. Open nightly 4-12, brunch Sunday 11-4. e. winslow P h oto g r a p h y by e va n p r i n c e


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The World at War, 1914–1918 Drawing on the Ransom Center’s extensive collections, this exhibition illuminates the experience of the war from the point of view of its participants and observers, preserved through letters, drafts, and diaries; memoirs and novels; and photographs and propaganda posters. Through August 3, 2014 21st and Guadalupe Streets Free admission, donations welcome www.hrc.utexas.edu


Dinner & Drinks

dining guide

In the spirit of our neighborhoods issue, our Tribeza team shares their favorite close-to-home spots. Don’t judge our affection for donuts, fried pickles, and queso fries. Paul a Disbrowe

from the Charcuterie board

(512) 828 6463

Editor-in-chief

(usually rabbit pâté).

A friend of mine who

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works from home regrets THUNDERBIRD

the day she discovered

CONTIGO

COFFEE

that this sandwich spot

2027 Anchor Ln

2200 Manor Rd

delivers, because now

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(512) 472 9900

she’s addicted. With op-

Sitting outside at

The friendly folks at

tions like crispy panini

Contigo has the same

Thunderbird always

(try the mozzarella and

affect as a quick trip

greet me with a smile,

tapenade), smoked pork

to the Hill Country—it

and their excellent mac-

on brioche, and my favor-

grounds me. We sip

chiatos and potent cold

ite torta “The Edward”

El Pepinos (tequila,

brew help me meet dead-

(crispy edamame frit-

cucumber, mint) while

lines each month. Swing

ter with ginger peanut

the kids play washers,

by in the afternoon for

sauce, avocado, and fresh

(512) 391 2337

bubbles), and nibbling

EL SAPO

then share small plates

great happy hour prices

cilantro and mint), who

The pretty patio is always

excellent bar snacks like

1900 Manor Rd

like tempura fried green

on pints of local beer like

can blame her? Friday

buzzing with locals sip-

Truffled Deviled Eggs with

(512) 366-5154

beans with sambal aioli,

Live Oak Pils.

afternoons = free beer.

ping specialty cocktails

bacon and chives and my

They had me at queso

like Rosemary’s Piglet

personal favorite, Chicken

fries. The folks behind

Texas okra (or any sea-

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sonal salad that they’re

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SALTY SOW

(pomegranate juice,

Liver Mousse with pickled

El Chile and El Alma

serving) and something

1900 E MLK Blvd

1917 Manor Rd

rosemary syrup and

onions and crostini.

have reimagined Flat Top

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Burgers into a Mexican-

a secret, and makes for

cheap drinks, arcade

inspired angus beef

the ideal al fresco evening.

games, and a great place

patty joint that also

The menu is consistently

to catch up with friends,

serves hearty “botanas”

changing to incorporate

this is it.

or appetizers like fries

seasonal ingredients, so

with chile con carne and

you’ll enjoy something

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onion rings with chipotle

unique on each visit. And

1417 S 1st St

ketchup. The bold flavors

$38 for three courses—

(512) 326 1999

pair well with cocktails

can’t beat that!

The culinary talents behind La Condesa cook up Thai

like Skeleton Dance (reposada tequila, pureed

POLVO’S

cuisine with a modern

watermelon, Tabasco,

2004 S 1st St

twist. An intimate outdoor

agave and lime).

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area, complete with a Thai

Between the salsa bar, patio

spirit house, makes for an

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seating, and delicious mar-

unforgettable experience.

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garitas, this is one of Austin’s

Order the blue prawn

beloved Tex-Mex icons. Start

salt + pepper; it’s simple,

off with the Choriquezo

elegant, and utterly deli-

(queso flameado plus

cious. They now offer take

chorizo!) and a pitcher of

out, an awesome option

margaritas, but pace your-

after a long day.

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self—those margaritas will

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sneak up on you.

A gorgeous spot to enjoy a French-inspired prix-fixe meal in an intimate dining room makes it the perfect spot for a date night. The recently added outdoor wine garden still feels like

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combinations that will

pair with your wine. Sign

Thomas Keller-trained

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hear about fun classes and

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beignets, which are served all day, are my

and Caramel Salt Lick. HENRI’S 2026 S Lamar

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Equal parts charcuterie,

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cheese, and wine shop,

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This isn’t your typical ice

Henri’s offers a cozy space

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cream parlor. Using only

to explore new wines or

My favorite neighborhood

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take a bottle home. The

dive bar. If you’re looking

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PINTHOUSE PIZZA

Petite pies made with all

which means my con-

cone stand is the best in

As a serious seafood

by the owner’s impressive

4729 Burnet Rd

natural ingredients that

stant taco cravings can

Austin. I go big and order

junkie, I couldn't be

art collection), awesome

(512) 436 9605

are just as cute as they are

be met round-the-clock.

the Banana Cream Pie and

happier that Quality

margaritas, delicious

Is there ever anything bet-

delicious! The crust is to

the Casey's Famous Choc-

is in my hood. With a

food, and a notable wine

ter than pizza and beer?

die for, as our the fresh

MRS. JOHNSON’S

olate. I mean, it's basically

newly expanded space,

list, too. It is always hard

A welcome addition to

fruit fillings. I also love the

BAKERY

just ice, right?

this unpretentious joint

to decide, but I love the

North Burnet, Pinthouse

pie pops (think bite-sized

4909 Airport Blvd

serves some of the fresh-

Angels on Horseback and

offers highly acclaimed

pies on a stick) when they

(512) 452 4750

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est seafood in town. I

the Relleno de Picadillo!

house-brewed beer on tap,

have them.

This hole in the wall, fam-

1801 E 51st St

keep it casual with raw

ily owned and operated

(512) 236 1020

oysters and ice cold

GUSTO ITALIAN

A shley Horsley

donut shop and bakery is

There is nothing in Wind-

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Wi n dso r Pa r k

indulgence. The call of

than the new HEB at

George Ellim an

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an extra glazed donut or

Mueller. And with a cafe, I

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A vibrant and fun

Roseda l e

neighborhood Italian

consistent pies, and great lunch specials.

RED RABBIT COOPERATIVE BAKERY 701 E 53rd St

PACO’S TACOS

a warm kolache is a hard

can enjoy a relaxing glass of

(512) 537 8546

1304 E 51st St

one to ignore (so usually

wine and delicious grub be-

Some of the best donuts

(512) 323 6206

I don't).

fore gathering the courage

FONDA SAN MIGUEL

great wine list. Love the

to fight the grocery shop-

2330 W N Loop Blvd

polenta fries, beet salad,

ping gridlock (which also

(512) 459 4121

Italian job pizza and the tiramisu!

I’ve ever had in great

This cozy and quaint

flavors like Mexican

taco shop offers some

CASEY’S NEW OR-

café with a full bar and

chocolate, coffee, and

of the best breakfast in

LEANS SNOWBALLS

saves me from shopping

An Austin institution for

Vanilla Lavender—and

our hood. With fresh

808 E 51st St

hungry and purchasing

over 30 years, serving

they’re vegan!

ingredients and friendly

(512) 302 4506

gourmet cheeses in bulk).

up a delicious interior

34TH STREET CAFE

neighborhood service, we

The perfect fix for a hot

Mexican menu and a

1005 W 34th St (512) 371 3400

TINY PIES

go back weekend after

Texas summer day. With

QUALITY SEAFOOD

killer brunch. Fonda San

5035 Burnet Rd

weekend. And the best

tons of flavors and Blue

5621 Airport Blvd

Miguel boasts a beautiful

Consistently good Ameri-

(512) 452 3820

atmosphere (enhanced

can fare that straddles

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g u s to

start with this coffee shop,

restaurant and has been

Line on the Hill. Not

sister to The Grove. The

a neighborhood gem for

only do they have the

baristas are the most

more than 31 years (and

most savory baby back

friendly in town, and

it’s still family owned and

ribs, but they have an in-

you won’t get out of there

operated)! Try the Shrimp

credible panoramic view

without running in to

Al Mojo de Ajo and you

of the Hill Country (don’t

someone you know. Try

won’t be disappointed.

miss it at sunset)! Oh,

their homemade breakfast tacos and a crafted coffee

MAUDIE’S HILL

drink — be prepared for

COUNTRY

some unique latte art!

12506 Shops Parkway

Lindsey Harvey

(512) 263 1116

Senior Account Executive

TRIANON COFFEE

If you’re craving a break-

E a s t Aus ti n

3201 Bee Caves Rd

fast taco for dinner, head

a MUST.

the casual/fancy line in

There are so many deli-

surprise since they serve

(512) 328 4033

to Maudie’s and grab a

BUFALINA

a cozy setting make this

cious things at Upper

such quality coffee bever-

Trianon has more than

Pete’s Tantalizing Taco

1519 E Cesar Chavez

spot good for weeknight

Crust, but unless I am

ages. I like to start my day

40 varieties of their own

(sausage, egg, potato,

(512) 524 2523

dinners and weekend

there for lunch, I just

by picking a new pastry

specially roasted coffee

cheese, serranos and

One of the hottest pizza

indulgences alike. My

can’t get past the cinna-

(they’re all delicious) and

(which is delicious) and

onions). Add some queso

places in town, Bufalina

favorites are the chicken

mon rolls and Guatema-

a cortado.

has been a Westlake staple

and a margarita to

is perfecting the art of the

hack salad for lunch and

lan coffee!

for 29 years.

have the full Maudie’s

wood-fired pie. I hear the

experience!

grain they use for their

A shley Be all

the chicken piccata for

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and their potato salad is

dinner. The coconut cake

HOUNDSTOOTH

Senior Account Executive

LAS PALOMAS

is the best in town, don’t

COFFEE

We s tl a k e

3201 Bee Caves Rd

COUNTY LINE ON

Italy, and you can tell the

miss it!

4200 N Lamar Blvd

crust is flown in from

(512) 327 9889

THE HILL

difference. I always take

(512) 531 9417

LOLA SAVANNAH

One of my childhood

6500 Bee Caves Rd

visitors to Bufalina; the

UPPER CRUST BAKERY

Houndstooth is almost

6317 Bee Caves Rd

favorites, Las Palomas

(512) 327 1742

wait is well worth it! My

4508 Burnet Rd

always packed, no matter

(512) 732 0093

is West Austin’s only au-

My favorite place to take

current favorites are the

(512) 467 0102

the time of day, and it’s no

My favorite mornings

thentic Interior Mexican

Austin visitors is County

Fresca and Napoletano.

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JUSTINE’S BRASSERIE

favorites. The new menu is

it’s time. Enjoy a delicious

watering Cajun food (try

4710 E 5th St

features a decadent duck

charcuterie and cheese

the maque choux) and

(512) 385 2900

confit sandwich and daily

plate, the burger with

cold Abita beer! We love

With its French bistro

specials.

bacon or the pork chop for

to go on Wednesdays to

dinner. Stop in on Sunday

hear live music and simply

for a stellar brunch.

kick back in the middle of

fare, impressive cock-

b u fa l i n a

tails, and charming

WRIGHT BROS. BREW

décor (inside and out on

& BREW

the patio), Justine’s has

500 San Marcos

Andre a Brunner

amassed a loyal following

(512) 493 0963

Senior Account Executive

that travels east for steak

Full service espresso bar

So u th Aus ti n /

CAFÉ MALTA

frites. If you are having

and 38 taps of craft beer

Ci rcl e C A r e a

3421 W William Cannon

trouble winding down

all rolled into one; it’s the

from the weekend, stop

best coffee shop on the

JACK ALLEN’S

This Mediterranean café

by Justine’s on Monday

east side. Brew & Brew

7720 Hwy 71 W

nestled in a shopping

night and indulge with

serves food all day, so it

(512) 852 8558

center in South Austin

some oysters and an

will easily become your

One of our go-to spots

serves up the most deca-

espresso martini.

go-to place any time you

when we are craving com-

dent food that is locally

need a pick-me-up. My

fort food with an artisan

sourced. I love that they

HI HAT PUBLIC HOUSE

perfect day starts with

twist. The chorizo-stuffed

have a well-curated wine

2121 E 6th St

one of their vanilla lattes

pork tenderloin medal-

list, and I can find myself

(512) 478 8700

that always comes with a

lions leave me smiling

enjoying an upscale meal

Hi Hat is a neighborhood

perfect foam leaf.

every time!

right around the corner

Simply THE BEST fried

To h av e yo u r r e s-

from my house!

ta u r a n t l i s t e d i n

SALT & TIME

EVANGELINE CAFÉ

pickles in Austin. Try

Manager Habeab Kurdi

them! I actually get more

th e com ple te on-

the “Beer Whisperer”

1912 E 7th St

8106 Brodie Ln

ALAMO DRAFT-

excited about going to

line dining guide,

who will educate you on

(512) 524 1383

(512) 282 2586

HOUSE-SLAUGHTER

the Alamo for the pickles

p l e a s e c o n ta c t

the extensive craft brew

The best burger in town!

This is old school Austin at

5701 W Slaughter Ln

than I do about seeing an

e d i to r i a l@

selection from local brew-

If you haven’t stopped into

its finest. A non-pretentious

(512) 861 7060

actual movie.

t r i b e z a .co m .

eries featuring seasonal

this new-age butcher shop,

atmosphere with mouth-

the week with some great South Austin folks!

(512) 853 9584

favorite. They call the Bar

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style

last look House Pizzeria 5111 Airport Blvd (512) 600 4999 housepizzeria.com

We Brake for Breadsticks

Olive oil provides richness and a tender (but still crunchy) texture.

I distinctly remember when House Pizzeria opened five years ago. My daughter had just “graduated” from her first day care, so we decided to celebrate with an impromptu meal with friends. We’d heard about a new spot on Airport Boulevard, so we rendezvoused, nabbed a booth, scattered coloring books and crayons on the table, and ordered a round of bubbles (Prosecco for the adults, homemade Italian sodas for the kids). And soon we were digging into simple, satisfying appetizers (warm olives roasted with olive oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes), fresh salads (spinach with shaved

Varying degrees of thickness result in

Parmesan, crispy salami, and a lemon wedge), and delicious pizzas

flavors that range

topped with unexpected combinations like fresh mozzarella, Stil-

from delicate to dark

ton, and a drizzle of Port reduction.

and toasty.

As it turns out, we were their target customers. When Scott and Sarah Talkington opened House Pizzeria, they wanted to create a comfortable, family-friendly place where you could enjoy Neapolitan-style pizza and homemade food in a laid back setting. An awesome jukebox and a spacious screened-in porch added to the charm. I remember thinking that everything was better than it needed to be—especially the complimentary breadsticks that appeared on the table soon after we ordered. Most breadsticks are forgettable—crisp but otherwise unremarkable pencils packaged in parchment. Not these. The Talkingtons wanted to embrace the Italian tradition of offering customers something to nibble on when they sat down. They settled on a recipe from Scott’s Sicilian grandmother, olive oilenriched breadsticks they simply call pepper biscuits. They make

A generous amount of black pepper creates a subtle heat.

them once a week, mixing flour with olive oil, plenty of black pepper, fennel seed, and a sprinkling of salt. The dough is divided into softball-size portions that are rolled out by hand, then cut with a pizza wheel into thin, irregular shards and baked in a convection oven. The crunch and play of salt and spice make them the perfect companion for a sip of wine. Those first bites encourage you to settle in and anticipate the meal to come. And you feel like somebody is glad that you’re there. p. disbrowe

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The Neighborhoods Issue 2014  

An address turns into a home when people and memories become tied to it. In this issue you’ll read about neighborhood restaurants that cook...

The Neighborhoods Issue 2014  

An address turns into a home when people and memories become tied to it. In this issue you’ll read about neighborhood restaurants that cook...