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CONTENTS

JUNE DEPARTMENTS

Social Hour p. 18 Kristin’s Column p. 24 Tribeza Talk p. 26 Karen’s Pick p. 104 Dining Guide p. 106 Arts & Entertainment Calendars p. 112

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FEATURES

Sometimes You Wanna Go Where Nobody Knows Your Name p. 58 Trust Thy Neighbor p. 66 Best Places to Bunk p. 80 Headed for the Hills p. 86

GUIDE

Neighborhood Guide p.30 COVER Hotel Saint Cecilia Photo by Nick Simonite THIS PAGE Revival Coffee Photo by Carlos Reyes


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Y DEFINITION, A “SPEAKEASY,” ALSO CALLED A BLIND

pig or blind tiger, was an illicit establishment during the prohibition era that sold alcoholic beverages. Modern-day speakeasies are still alive and well here in Austin — they just look a little different. When it comes to today’s speakeasies, these reservation-based cocktail lounges are exclusive but easy to get into, if you know the right people and you’re willing to jump through a few hoops. Oh, and of course, alcohol is legal. In our feature, “Sometimes You Want to Go Where Nobody Knows Your Name,” we’re spotlighting five small, intimate downtown speakeasies with an “If you know, you know” vibe — Midnight Cowboy, Here Nor There, Eden, Redheaded Stepchild and Milonga Room. In this month’s Neighborhoods issue, we also follow six local experts through some of the best Austin ’hoods where they like to shop, eat, listen to live music, explore nature and entertain the kiddos. In “Trust Thy Neighbor,” Jane Ko, Matthew Guthrie, Shruthi Parker, Jewlie Williams, Alex Reichek and Mobley tell us what makes these neighborhoods special and share some of their favorite spots. As for nightlife, Reichek says, “I used to think it was too touristy, but I’ve found a plethora of spots to have any style of evening — from a nice, cozy tucked away spritz cocktail to my absolute favorite music clubs that are either hidden upstairs or off the beaten path. I’m all about a progressive evening and trying to visit as many places as possible, and South Congress

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allows you to keep making your way down the road and discovering new experiences all night.” For the kids, Parker says the Mueller area is perfect for the whole family. “We’ve made so many wonderful memories there. There are so many options for the kiddos! They can eat, run and play all day long. Do they want ice cream from Lick? Check! Do they want to run around on a grassy field with a kite? Check! Do they want to play soccer and then feed the ducks? Check and check!” Finally, with real estate prices constantly on the rise, several Austinites are seeking peace and quiet, charm and natural beauty outside of Austin. They are relocating to small towns in the Hill Country — Wimberley, Driftwood, Kyle/Buda and Dripping Springs — causing these areas to become less small and more popular. “Dripping Springs and Wimberley have become the hot ticket,” says Allure Real Estate agent Justine Smith. “And since low supply and high demand aren’t slowing down, I’m currently looking at Blanco in addition to Kyle and Buda for more affordable options.” Whether you’re seeking more land, a slower pace, a small town with a doable commute to Austin, or just a fun weekend getaway, these Hill Country gems are worth a look! Carrie Crowe Executive Editor

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HOUR WATERLOO PARK POP-UP PICNIC

ANDY RODDICK FOUNDATION GALA The annual Andy Roddick Foundation Gala brought together more than 500 supporters and friends to downtown’s JW Marriott on April 9. The evening featured a cocktail reception, elegant dinner, incredible auction and live concert by famed singer/songwriter Leon Bridges. Since 2012, ARF has raised more than $10 million to finance outof-school programs and awareness-building activities for all children.

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TEXAS WINE AUCTION On April 9, Texas Wine Revolution hosted its inaugural Texas Wine Auction in Vista Oaks, Fredericksburg. The event featured live music, out-ofthis-world cuisine presented by award-winning chefs, thoughtful wine pairings from top Texas winemakers and a dazzling assortment of wine on the auction lot.

WATERLOO PICNIC 1. Aaron Franklin 2. Kay West, Kendall Antonelli & John Antonelli 3. Benjamin Wells, David Wells, Lynn Meredith, Sarah Wells, Zachery Wells, Kate Andrade & Tom Meredith 4. Moody Amphitheater at Waterloo Park ANDY RODDICK GALA 5. Leon & Tiffany Chen 6. Leon Bridges 7. Andy & Brooklyn Decker Roddick 8. Dirk Nowitzki & Guests 9. Jaime & Joe Garcia 10. Kim Smith & Alex Choice TEXAS WINE AUCTION 11. Bites 12. Wine for auction 13. Valerie Elkins 14. Lauren Timmons, Andy Timmons, Bill Blackmon & Beth Gordon Vacek 15. Jean Hoefliger & Dave Bryant

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Waterloo Greenway Conservancy’s 10th annual Pop-Up Picnic took place on April 9. Around 2,000 attendees gathered in Waterloo Park to socialize, watch the sunset, listen to DJ sets and enjoy curated picnic basket dinners from beloved restaurants like Easy Tiger, Home Slice Pizza, Uchiba and more. All ticket sales went to fund Waterloo Park’s free contributions to the community.


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HOUR TRIBEZA STYLE ISSUE LAUNCH On April 13, Tribeza hosted the launch of its April Style Issue alongside Kendra Scott’s brand new watch collection. Held at the Kendra Scott flagship store on South Congress, guests mingled, shopped, sipped champagne and snacked on a nine-footlong charcuterie board from Gusto Italian Kitchen + Wine Bar. Twenty percent of sales from the night went towards nonprofit E4Youth.

Known for producing intimate concerts, Sofar Sounds teamed up with dating and social networking app, Bumble, for a secret show on April 14. Listeners arrived at unique venue Aviator Nation where they spent the evening grooving together to the surprise lineup of Mélat, Tony22 and Clarence James.

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VESPER SALES CENTER GRAND OPENING Prospect Real Estate welcomed agents and Austinites to the grand opening of the Vesper sales center on April 20. The evening began at neighboring restaurant Emmer & Rye with live music, light bites and cocktails before moving to the center’s new location at 51 Rainey St. Suite 140, where guests were treated to guided tours and presentations.

TRIBEZA’S LAUNCH PARTY 1. Melissa Pierce & Lorenna Najera 2. Hannah & Adrián Frías 3. Michaela Thai, Kimberly Balboa & Isy Martinez 4. Johnny & Katie Heiselberg 5. Ivana Gharbi 6. Taylor Carmouche, George Elliman, Suzanne Erickson & Ansley Walker BUMBLE + SOFAR SHOW 7. Biyce Dural, Devin Spady, Samantha Rosensweig, Laura Rosmann, Sarah Wallin, Seher Dholakia, Sofia Vicinelli, Elli Gorsuch, Lauren Vilips & Carlie Makle 8. Samantha Garcia 9. Tony22 VESPER GRAND OPENING 10. Jeff Ng & Tianyu Hu 11. Chris Zaiontz, Jon Koppe, Denise Bodman, Grant Butler & Kelly Franklin 12. Angela Avila & Shreya Kolluri 13. Hannah & James Mendez 14. Craig Souza & Andrew Doobay 15. Emily Lee, Nikki Spear & Jeannine Voigt

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THE FRONT MARKET SPRING 2022 On April 23 & 24, over 4,000 visitors stopped by Distribution Hall to shop from more than 160 women and LGBTQ+ small businesses from Texas. Along with handcrafted goods, guests enjoyed DJ performances, a curated selection of installations and workshops and delicious bites. All donations directly benefited the brand’s Creative Future of Texas Fund, a micro-grants program designed for emerging creatives and small business owners in Texas.

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MACK, JACK & MCCONAUGHEY GALA The joint fundraising effort of Matthew McConaughey, Jack Ingram and Mack Brown, known as Mack, Jack & McConaughey, returned for its tenth annual gala supporting children’s education, health and wellness on April 28 & 29. The star-studded events included a headline performance by country star Kenny Chesney at ACL Live, a golf tournament, a stunning runway show, a delightful luncheon and more.

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On April 21, Zilker Botanical Garden gave VIP guests a first-look at The Surreal Garden, an interactive art experience featuring over 100 mesmerizing neon art pieces created by Sharon Keshishian and the Ion Art team. Art-lovers took in the fantastical ambiance, listened to DJ Hype Rhythm, watched surreal performances and enjoyed refreshments from local vendors.


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KRISTIN'S COLUMN

turning the page By Kristin Armstrong Illustration by Adrià Voltà Portrait by Laura Doss

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WAS ALWAYS THE NEW GIRL. My father worked for IBM, and back in the days of my childhood that meant you moved every couple of years if your career was on fire, and his was. Every few years we would pack up, pick up and start again. The certain smell of cardboard boxes and the sight of moving vans parked outside became familiar to me. I can’t imagine the burden that placed on my mom, finding new schools, doctors, friends, routines. Building a new life again and again and again. Each time she did it, she somehow made it into an adventure for us. It wasn’t easy on me, being a more introverted gal by nature. But it did plant traits in me that would not have grown had we stayed in one house, one town, one school system, one group of friends. There is a certain resilience, confidence, ease and sense of openness you get by repeatedly starting over. There is a recognition of home as your people more than your place, allowing you to feel at home wherever you are. When it was my turn to choose, I settled in, rooted, made a nest. I have lived in Austin for the better part of almost thirty years. I cannot believe that even as I write it. During that time, I have moved houses, neighborhoods and traveled often enough to quell the periodic restlessness I cannot deny. I raised my children, built a business and cultivated friendships that are precious to me. Still, I wonder if my roots are not roots at all, but more like an anchor. Even after all these years, I could happily pull my anchor and set sail. I realized in recent years that because I always moved, I was always the one leaving. I never stayed anywhere long enough to experience seasonal friendships, or understand what friendship filtration feels like. I have always stayed connected to my most beloved people, carrying their friendship with me in my heart as I traveled the world. I didn’t really notice the relationships that would have died a death of natural causes had they lived that long. Without knowing it, I was always panning for gold. I’m not sure if it’s one of the long-term COVID effects or the disposable nature of modern life, but it seems that friendship filtration is coming up frequently in my work with clients. People talk about the end of marriages and dating breakups, and the pain associated with that. But rarely do people discuss the grief, betrayal and sense of loss inherent in the end of a dear friendship. I have watched women, and some men, amass a mountain of

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wadded up Kleenexes as they grieve the pain of feeling cut off or abandoned by someone they considered a forever friend. In some ways the sense of loss may be deeper, because it is our friends who carry us through the heartache of breakups and divorce. When the world walks out, they are the ones who stand steady, acting as the sentry at the innermost chamber of our heart. In the event of an attack or emergency, they guard the sacred fortress and never leave their post. We could not imagine life without them. Until it happens. I had a friendship like that, a sentry, a wingman, a ride or die girl for over twenty years. A cherished sister who was my confidante, my running buddy and my sanity in the trenches of motherhood. We talked about being old bitties together, winning our age groups at age 80 and taking our grandbabies to the beach. We told each other everything. Everything that is, except why she suddenly ended our friendship without warning or explanation — not a single conversation. There are no words to describe that breakup for me, even after walking through divorce decimation and the hell fires of subsequent boy breakups. This was otherly; a red tent epic betrayal. After so many moves, so many times when I was the one to leave, this was the only sacred friendship in my entire lifetime that has ever severed. It has been a journey to get to the other side of that chasm of hurt. It dawned on me that maybe ours was ultimately a seasonal friendship, never intended to pass through the filter into Part Two of my life, not gold after all. Painful as it was, its absence created fresh new space. I believe it was precisely that space and freedom that made room to welcome the man who is the love of my life, my best friend, my home wherever I go. Like the huge oak tree outside my bedroom window that cracked in half in that big storm, I never saw its weakness until it toppled. I cried when the arborist chain-sawed it into pieces and carried it away, leaving a gaping hole where beauty and shade used to be. Sad as I was, I did what needed to be done; I took advantage of the sunlight and replanted a gorgeous garden, now thriving and in full bloom. Perhaps if we could speak more freely about such intimate matters of the heart, we could create language sufficient to express and heal the profound experience of friendship filtration, and what we release could become compost for breaking new ground. It takes open hands to let go, and open hands to welcome something new. Maybe a part of me always liked being the new girl.


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SPILL THE BEANS

No matter what part of town you live in, chances are you already have a favorite neighborhood cafe to grab a cuppa joe. Below you’ll find 14 of our go-to coffee shops that are scattered throughout the city. But they’re not just places to get your caffeine fix, they’re also great WFH options, community centers, live music venues and Instagrammable hotspots.

From decadent breakfast biscuits to an incredible burger, Better Half may be more well-known for its food (those cauliflower tots!) than its coffee program, but the expertly made espresso drinks pair perfectly with the elevated diner fare. Order the cardamom clove latte for a spicy, flavorful take, and don’t miss the cutesy outdoors complete with millennial pink picnic tables. 406 Walsh St. / betterhalfbar.com

BRENTWOOD SOCIAL HOUSE It doesn’t get any more British than Brentwood Social House. When you’re jonesing for something Paul Hollywood is smashing his giant fingers into on “The Great British Baking Show,” this tea and coffee spot will fit the bill. Kiddos and pets will enjoy the spacious area in the back complete with a playground. The female-owned community cafe seeks to create a welcoming place for people to commune and connect, and there’s no better way to do that than over afternoon tea and a millionaire bar. 1601 W. Koenig Ln. / brentwoodsocial.com

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P H OTO B Y A L I S O N N A R R O .

By Darcie Duttweiler

BETTER HALF COFFEE AND COCKTAILS

JPEHNOTO G A RCO R I DUOR TAERSTYPO HFOTO U ROTOE D S YS O F B R ECO NTW C IJAELN HGOAURSREI D . O A N D WA L LY W O R K M A N G A L L E R Y. A R C A D E D O G P I L LO W P H OTO B Y J I L L H U N T E R . T E X A S C A N D L E P H OTO B Y C H R I S M CG E E . CO N T I N U U M M O B I L E P H OTO B Y K E L S E Y F O S T E R . S O FA P H OTO CO U R T E S Y O F D E S I G N

14 NEIGHBORHOOD COFFEE SHOPS TO GET YOUR BUZZ ON


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MOZART´S COFFEE ROASTERS It’s not Christmas if you haven’t seen the dazzling light show at Mozart’s. While a relaxing place for the whole family all year round, during the winter Mozart’s is always the place to be, especially with a large mug of hot chocolate in hand. This Austin staple has been around since 1993 and overlooks the lake, giving it one of the most spectacular views of any coffee shop in town. Coupled with a menu brimming with desserts, sandwiches and tacos and a robust event calendar, the outdoor patio is classic Austin. 3825 Lake Austin Blvd. / mozartscoffee.com

Hey, it’s a classic for a good reason! Sure, most tourists just know this as the “I love you so much” wall, but locals know that Jo’s Coffee has been offering tasty coffee drinks for more than 20 years. Grab an Iced Turbo (a sweet, creamy chocolate and hazelnut coffee) and a hashbrown taco before nestling into one of the best people-watching patios in town. Bonus: Every Sunday is Sinners Brunch with special musical guests. 1300 S. Congress Ave. / joscoffee.com

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JO´S COFFEE CHERRYWOOD COFFEEHOUSE Much like Austin itself, the Cherrywood neighborhood has also grown and evolved, but local mainstay Cherrywood Coffeehouse has been a staple for almost 15 years. Along with a very chill atmosphere, live music, comedy shows and regular yoga events, Cherrywood Coffeehouse also offers food from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m., including scrumptious burgers and breakfast plates all day. 1400 E. 38th 1/2 St. / cherrywoodcoffeehouse.com

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TRY HARD COFFEE Taking up residence in the former East Side Blue Dahlia Bistro home, this specialty coffee roaster offers plenty of events and vibes to keep neighbors coming back for more. Don’t miss out on vinyl DJ sets every day of the week at the place “Food & Wine” magazine called the “best coffee shop in Texas.” While the inside is cozy and inviting, both the front and back patios are the best spots to enjoy seasonal caffeinated sips and breakfast tacos. 1115 E. 11th St. / tryhardcoffee.com tribeza.com

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Head south of the river for fun morning, noon and night at this live music venue/food trailer park/coffee shop/bar. From Austin flea markets to regular bluegrass nights and everything in between, including trivia and talent shows, Radio Coffee & Beer is the ultimate nighttime hotspot. Its giant patio is also home to Dee Dee, Veracruz All Natural and Briscuits food trucks. Bonus: As of 2019, they’ve exclusively served their own RCB Roasters’ blends. 4204 Manchaca Rd. / radiocoffeeandbeer.com

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RADIO COFFEE AND BEER

CIVIL GOAT COFFEE CO. No, Civil Goat is not a misnomer. Head to this West Austin coffee shop to meet Butters, the official pygmy goat mascot, who graces patrons with his presence from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. In addition to this cute, fourlegged friend, the shop roasts its own blends from beans sourced from Ethiopia, Rwanda, Nicaragua and Brazil and offers a menu full of light snacks, toasts, donuts, acai bowls and toasts. Be warned, though, Butters is sometimes quite spunky.

221 W. North Loop Blvd. / epochcoffee.com

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704 N. Cuernavaca Dr. / civilgoat.com P H OTO B Y K E N D R I C K R U S S E L L .

Although Epoch Coffee has three locations, we’re partial to the North Loop Boulevard spot, which is one of the best places for working remotely. Plenty of tables and plugs abound in this coffee shop, which has been open since 2006. Not to mention, pre-pandemic the shop was open 24 hours. Currently its hours aren’t quite that robust, but there’s still plenty of WFH to be done between 6 a.m. and midnight. Don’t skip the Iced Mojo, a creamy, slightly sweetened drink that’s hard to describe but easy to love.

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COSMIC COFFEE + BEER GARDEN

Step into this all-pink coffee shop for one of the most Instagram-worthy spots in town. Owned by Gabriela’s Group, which obviously knows a thing or two about “doing it for the ’Gram” with Gabriela’s Downtown and Taquero Mucho, this pink paradise is a feast for the senses. Along with traditional lattes and the like, the coffeehouse also serves fun iterations, like the Abuelita Latte with Mexican hot chocolate and espresso. The hardest part will be deciding where to perfect your pink selfie. 1405 E. Seventh St. / revivaltexas.com

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REVIVAL COFFEE

The soothing water feature at Cosmic Coffee creates a peaceful and tranquil outdoor space, while some of the city’s best food trucks, LeRoy and Lewis, Pueblo Viejo and Tommy Want Wingy, adjoin the lot. Cosmic Coffee celebrates the principles of permaculture, sustainability and regenerative systems by utilizing rainwater harvesting, chicken coops, on-site composting, biological ponds, raised-bed and waterfall gardens. Created by native Austinites, the space showcases local art, music, purveyors and the local craft community. 121 Pickle Rd. / cosmiccoffeebeer.com

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´ SA-T EN COFFEE AND EATS Housed in the former Komé spot, this cafe serves the usual caffeinated drinks and more along with Japanese toasts topped with kewpie mayonnaise eggs, smoked salmon, fried seaweed, mozzarella cheese and anchovy garlic oil. The super hip digs include a traditional Japanese tatami room with floor mat seating. Don’t skip the Ohayo, a double shot brown sugar cappuccino, or a gigantic Teddy V chocolate chip cookie. 4917 Airport Blvd. / sa-ten.com tribeza.com

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SOMETIMES YOU WANNA GO WHERE

NOBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME

By Tolly Moseley Midnight Cowboy and Milonga Room photos by Weston Carls / Eden Photos by Skyler Moore

By Bryan C. Parker

C A N J E P H OTO CO U R T E S Y O F C A N J E

Austin’s Speakeasy Bars Are Easy To Get Into — If You Know the Right People


K I N DA T R O P I C A L P H OTO B Y B R AYA N C . PA R K E R

L E T ’ S G E T O N E T H I N G S T R A I G H T: in 2022, we are no longer in Prohibition. The ol’ gigglewater (pardon me, alcohol) is legal. There are no mobsters running bootleg moonshine down Congress Avenue, no bouncers named Bugsy on Sixth Street, no flappers sneaking out of the house to do the Charleston on Brazos Avenue. And yet: speakeasies. They do exist here in Austin, roughly one hundred years after the fact. So what’s a speakeasy in 2022, you ask? No, it’s not a weed bar (wishful thinking); it’s still liquor through and

through. The most straightforward answer is that it’s a reservation-based cocktail lounge, but that’s not nearly as fun to say. They also offer a creative way to monetize Austin’s downtown basements, and in a land of limestone (and rising real estate prices), that’s not nothin’. But I think the easiest way to explain the speakeasy’s appeal is that it’s exclusive. No, you don’t have to be a celebrity to get in, you just have to jump through a few more hoops to make it happen. As such, Austin’s downtown speakeasies are small, intimate affairs, with a distinct “if you know, you know” vibe. On that note, here are five worth knowing about.

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MIDNIGHT COWBOY The OG modern speakeasy of downtown Austin, you’ve probably heard of Midnight Cowboy before: the skeezy exterior that opens up to a polished Prohibition Era interior, the buzzer outside, the then-unlikely location (smack dab in the middle of Dirty Sixth). Personally, I always thought their URL was a stroke of genius (not midnightcowboybar.com or even midnightcowboyaustin.not, but in a

nod to the building’s brothel roots: midnightcowboymodeling.com). When it first opened, it was about a month’s wait to get in; now, you can typically swing it with a week’s notice. Expect: To dress up a little. There’s no dress code per se, but the leather high-backed booths, the period decor, and the impeccable service all suggest sophistication. You’ll feel more comfortable here in a blazer than a Carlos N’ Charlies tee, is what I’m saying. Do I need to know someone to get in? Nope. Just visit the website, make a reservation. Try: The Backwoods Jackalope. Drinks rotate often


at Midnight Cowboy, but this whiskey-forward concoction includes rye, poached apple, acidified orange (for more tartness) and spicy bitters with cinnamon and clove notes. Is this a fall drink? Or a fruity spring drink masquerading as fall? Who cares; it’s delicious and made table-side. Location: ​​313 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701 midnightcowboymodeling.com

hours if you got it. If successful, they’ll give you the key code to get in the gate. Try: The Black, on their current color-themed menu. Drinks change seasonally, but this one is a mix of charcoal-washed gin and fig: a nice balance of bitter and bold, sophisticated and sweet. Location: ​​612 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701 hntaustin.com

HERE NOR THERE

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Opening its doors in late 2018, Here Nor There reminds me a bit of Soho House on South Congress, in that it’s “members only” … sort of. You can apply for HNT membership if you’re recommended by an existing member, ensuring you’ve always got a table res if you want it — up to 24 hours in advance. Or! You can do what I did: roll the dice and “request” a booking (more on that below). Back to the actual place, though: steps away from the Driskill Hotel, you’ll encounter a gate with a keycode, walk down an artful staircase toward an unmarked basement and say hello to a friendly doorman asking if you have a reservation. Once you’re in, you’re ensconced in a very dark, very stylish space, with tiny booths, a ceiling combed through with stars and servers with cool accents. I repeat: it’s dark! Which, I’ll admit, adds to the overall sexiness of Here Nor There, as does the exposed brick, brocade wallpaper and house rule that women be treated with respect. God willing that someday, we won’t need this to be spelled out — but until that glorious time, it was easier for me, a card-carrying woman, to relax and have fun. Expect: To spend a bit. The cheapest drink I saw was $20. We’re not in Kansas (or on Dirty Sixth) anymore. Do I need to know someone to get in? Not exactly, but you do need HNT’s proprietary app. Simply download it, request a reservation at the times available, and you’ll hear back within 24

Next door to the now-shuttered HandleBar Austin, there’s a charming 80s-esque sign pronouncing “Floppy Disk Repair” on 5th Street, which by day, looks exactly like the anachronistic tech shop it pretends to be. But inside, it’s a bar named Redheaded Stepchild, evocative both of the Willie Nelson song and deviance more generally. Given the name, you might expect to enter this bar by first walking through a series of fluorescent-lit cubicles, and pushing open a door that says “Fax Room” to get to your final destination — but no, the outside door takes you right into the bar itself. Like all of the bars in this article, it’s small by design, but rowdier than the others we tried. Aka, you can’t just stumble inside … but hang out for a few minutes, and you might stumble out. Expect: To feel like you’re in a horror movie, which is intentional: the bathrooms feature fake blood on the walls, and there’s a portrait of Jack Nicholson in full “Here’s Johnny!” mode. Do I need to know someone to get in? Yes: either you sweet talk the doorman (jovial, in my experience), or ask around for the door code. Such as, the servers at Here Nor There. Try: The swing-set seats in front of the bar, which I have to say — brilliant. Why doesn’t every bar feature swings? Location: ​​119 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701 facebook.com/floppydiskrepairco


MILONGA ROOM Across I-35, you can still find speakeasies and secret bars, beginning with Milonga Room: a lovingly restored basement under Buenos Aires Cafe. If I had to pick an adjective for this place, it would probably be “Parisian” — or at least the Paris that exists in my mind, a romantic vision of post-war frivolity and excess. If you remember East Side Showroom on East Sixth, before it became Ah Sing Den, this will remind you of that. Expect: That feeling you got when East Sixth first started becoming hip, pre-mass gentrification, circa late 2000’s. Vintage sofas and chairs,

By Bryan C. Parker *Note: All photos except Sour Duck are by Bryan C. Parker

sweet tiny tables, velour seats and the occasional Edith Piaf. Do I need to know someone to get in? Nope: just a reservation, which you can make on their website. Google “Buenos Aires Cafe Milonga Room” and it’ll pop right up. Try: Food! Because it’s connected to Buenos Aires Cafe, you can order appetizers in addition to your cocktail, and since these secret bars are almost entirely kitchen-less, this feels like a special perk. I’m a fan of the empanadas myself, particularly the carne picante with spicy ground beef. Keep in mind that Milonga Room is only open three nights a week, Thurs-Sat; if you’re lucky, you’ll go on a night there’s a tarot card reader. Location: ​​ Underneath Buenos Aires Cafe on East Sixth: 1201 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702. Enter through the back parking lot. buenosairescafe.com/east-side/milonga-room


EDEN Easily my favorite of Austin’s secret bars, I found out about Eden on a tip from one of the servers at Here Nor There. Located in a nondescript alleyway across from a dumpster, you’ll definitely wonder, “Am I at the right place?” when you’re looking for it — which is why it was kind of nice to pop in before sunset, with a companion, and with relative sobriety between the two of us. I can see this being hard to find otherwise. Once inside, you’ll walk through a low-slung ceiling to a tiny bar and lounge — there are maybe 10 tables total, and that’s being generous. Eden’s bar menu is a play on Biblical temptation and sin, with drinks like “Paradise Lost” and “Naked and Shameless;” there’s a very Instagrammable neon sign that says “We’re Only Humans” on the wall, atop a vintage red sofa. Cozy and sexy, Eden is a cocktail room that isn’t trying too hard. It’s

cool because it’s small, cool because it’s unmarked; it’s also cool because it’s unpretentious. We are only human, after all. Expect: A Cheers-like atmosphere. I loved the rough-andready feel of Eden, a slightly more punk-rock version of this particular bar genre. Do I need to know someone to get in? You do need to know someone to find it (like me!), but at time of printing, you don’t need a reservation or special door code. Try: Reap and Sow, a tequila/sherry cocktail made with clarified apple, pear, agave and habanero: just when you think you’re having dessert, you get a bit of Texas heat. I also liked the Diary of Eve, a summery blend of grapefruit-infused vodka, absinthe, apricot and egg white. Location: ​​Alleyway connecting Brazos and San Jacinto, between Sixth and Seventh Streets. Look for a red light, and a purple door. edencocktailroom.com


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6 LOCAL ATXPERTS SHARE THEIR FAVORITE ‘HOODS FOR DINING, SHOPPING AND MORE By Darcie Duttweiler Photos by Brian Fitzsimmons

Best Neighborhood for Dining

EAST SIDE JANE KO

Austin Food & Travel Blogger atasteofkoko.com

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Favorite Spots Tamale House East Cisco’s Restaurant Bakery & Bar Justine’s Brasserie Launderette Suerte la Barbecue Discada Cuantos Tacos Spicy Boys Fried Chicken

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Chances are you’re one of the almost 250,000 people who follows Jane Ko as @atasteofkoko on Instagram or TikTok for the best Austin restaurant recommendations, as well as travel suggestions from all over the world. Ko wrote the (literal) guide to Austin in 2019, and her blog A Taste of Koko was voted best Austin blog by the “Austin Chronicle” two years in a row. So she clearly knows her food stuff. As for her favorite neighborhood for dining, Ko says she loves visiting “both East Austin’s historic, old restaurants and newcomers in barbecue, Mexican, Asian and New American.”


Best Neighborhood for Music

EAST SIDE MOBLEY

P H OTO I N F R O N T O F “ R H A P S O DY, ” B Y J O H N YA N C E Y

Musical Artist mobleywho.com

Favorite Spots Victory Grill Kenny Dorham’s Backyard Six Square Carver Museum and Library

Musical artist Mobley grew up all over the world, from the Spanish Mediterranean to the California coast. Now he calls the Live Music Capital of the World his home. The dynamic and charismatic front man does it all: he’s a songwriter, producer, visual artist, filmmaker and, of course, musician. His second EP with label Last Gang Records will be released in September following last month’s single drop and national tour with The Arkells. When he’s not busy traveling and performing, you’ll find Mobley enjoying live music in East Austin. “That part of town just has so much hardearned culture and character and history,” he says. “Even as gentrification and commercial development change the face of things, there’s an undeniable spirit there that nowhere else can compare to.”

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Best Neighborhood for Nature

LOST CREEK MATTHEW GUTHRIE Founder Hike Austin instagram.com/hikeaustin

Favorite Spots Barton Creek Greenbelt Hill of Life

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Born-and-raised Austinite Matthew Guthrie created his Instagram account @hikeaustin in 2018 to showcase and promote the gorgeous natural spaces in Austin. When not producing “The Build Show,” he also serves on the board of directors of the Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center. Needless to say, nature is his thing. He loves the neighborhood of Lost Creek because “the area is packed full of hidden gems most folks don’t know about, with several neat swimming holes. With all the amazing trails right out your backdoor, and the close proximity to downtown, Lost Creek stands out above the rest for access to nature while still being in the city.”


Best Neighborhood for Nightlife

SOCO ALEXANDRA REICHEK PR Specialist alexreichek.com

P H OTO AT C- B OY S

Favorite Spots C-Boy’s Heart & Soul Watertrade The Gallery at The Continental Club The Meteor Hotel San José’s courtyard Soho House Austin June’s All Day

Alex Reichek is a real gal about town. As @chekmarkeats, you can watch Reichek nosh on sweets, swim laps at Barton Springs Pool and hit up several social events all in one day. Along with her personal brand, Reichek is a popular PR entrepreneur known for her work with local restaurants like Otoko, Koko’s Bavarian, Thai Fresh, Tiny Grocer and Lenoir. When this nightlife aficionado is ready to paint the city red, she heads to South Congress. She says: “I used to think it was too touristy, but I’ve found a plethora of spots to have any style of evening — from a nice, cozy tucked away spritz cocktail to my absolute favorite music clubs that are either hidden upstairs or off the beaten path. I’m all about a progressive evening and trying to visit as many places as possible, and South Congress allows you to keep making your way down the road and discovering new experiences all night.” tribeza.com

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Best Neighborhood for Families

MUELLER SHRUTHI PARKER

On Shruthi Parker’s blog and Instagram account, you’ll find content ranging from food to faith and marriage to motherhood. Currently a mom of two (and soon to be three!), Parker entertains her followers with her authentic and passionate voice on everything from stretch marks to her relationship with God, and her kids are always a prime focus. So when tasked with picking a favorite neighborhood, Parker says the Mueller area is perfect for the whole family: “We’ve made so many wonderful memories there. There are so many options for the kiddos! They can eat, run and play all day long. Do they want ice cream from Lick? Check! Do they want to run around on a grassy field with a kite? Check! Do they want to play soccer and then feed the ducks? Check and check!”

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Favorite Spots Texas Farmers’ Market at Mueller Lick Honest Ice Creams The Thinkery L’Oca d’Oro Colleen’s Kitchen

P H OTO AT L I C K I C E C R E A M

Lifestyle Blogger insagram.com/thehonestshruth


Best Neighborhood for Shopping

NORTH LOOP JEWLIE WILLIAMS

P H OTO AT B R E A K AWAY R E CO R D S

GM of Understated Leather instagram.com/hellojewlie

Favorite Spots Blue Velvet Breakaway Records Big Bertha’s Paradise Room Service

Although Jewlie Williams currently resides in South Austin, the former freelance fashion stylist lived in New York for many years, and she travels to California regularly. It’s no wonder her fashion sense runs the gamut of designer to vintage and pretty much everything in between (think chunky sneakers, poofy dresses and ’90s sunglasses). On Instagram the General Manager of Understated Leather shows off her fashionable styling skills and robust skincare collection, along with snaps of new tattoos and cuddly kitty Meatloaf. This fashionista’s favorite part of town to peruse the shops is the vintage-friendly strip of North Loop. “I think the vintage selection here is unmatched and a point of difference compared to other cities,” Williams says. “A lot of the spots in North Loop fly under the radar, so the selection rarely feels picked over or overpriced. I never come to this neighborhood and leave without at least one incredible find!” tribeza.com

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Austin FC’s Girl Next Door THE PITCH SERVES UP DELICIOUS FOOD, AMA ZING SOCCER VIEWS AND ACRES OF GREENERY By Katerina Cotroneo Photos by Consumable Content

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USTIN’S NEWEST OUTDOOR “IT” SPOT HAS ARRIVED. THE CONCEPT IS beyond anything we’ve seen before, and between the grassy areas to lounge, the multi-acre pond, and the delicious food, there’s no doubt why The Pitch is getting all the buzz. And of course, all the Verde pride! Two bars, four restaurants, a coffee club and live music? You had me at two bars. Plus, all the convenience of it all on one tab means less signing and less guilt. Being next to the Parmer practice field, Austin FC’s training facility, the team’s camaraderie transcends to

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the atmosphere when you’re eating your wagyu burger that’s local (yum) or sipping your tropical cocktail while watching the game on the giant screen! You feel the ATX spirit all around and remember why you love the great 512. With the new realities of COVID, VP of Acquisitions and Development at Karlin Real Estate (the lead developer of The Pitch) Mike McGlashan explained they had to get creative. When it comes to creating an environment for employees in the area to escape to midday, families to spend quality time in the evening and groups to hang out at any age and any demographic, they kicked this one out of the park (no pun intended). “We’re extremely proud of what we delivered,” says Mike. He adds that the surrounding North Austin community has fully embraced them and now frequents The Pitch. Who wouldn’t, knowing you can switch up your cuisine every time, and there are acres and acres of areas to relax and enjoy. I, for one, am looking forward to attending the next movie and trivia night. When speaking with Scott Hentschel of Corner Kick Hospitality Group, which operates the food and beverage at The Pitch, he explained all four restaurants have a unique cuisine


HAPPY HOU R WITH A FRI EN D? B U M B LE DATE? WO RK LU N CH? CO FFEE AFTER A RU N? TH E PITCH HAS SO M ETH I N G FO R EVERYO N E ready for any type of pallet. While describing everything between the meat sandwiches at Smoke Show to the bahn mis at Ga Roti there seems to indeed be an array of flavors to choose from. “It’s great food that’s reasonably priced,” says Scott, and it most certainly sounds mouth-watering after grabbing a cold one at the beer garden or walking around the multi-acre pond. This spot truly has everything. Ranger Burger’s locally sourced menu has rave reviews, and Taco Flats is the perfect way to end proper Taco Tuesday! Got an event coming up and want to change up the venue? The Pitch can host you whether you’re thinking 50 or 500. Without letting on too much, Mike let us know they’re hosting some massive thousand-plus people events this year and are excited to be Austin’s new hub for embracing the Austin outdoors and the local eatery and live music style we all know and love. Mix that with

our Austin FC team spirit, and you’ve got yourself a perfect experience for any night out, kid’s birthday or corporate event. He says between some health and wellness groups and other great businesses, they are thrilled to be the upcoming event center on the horizon. This hub is a networking masterpiece and was intended to hold many a celebration. Happy hour with a friend? Bumble date? Work lunch? Coffee after a run? The Pitch has something for everyone. It’s the type of place north Austin craved so severely, a spot where one could say “meet me there” and not even have to know what they’re craving yet due to the fact there are four places to choose from! On a nice sunny day, you can lay out with your digs and enjoy the vitamin D, and on a not-so-vibrant one, stay in the shade and get your sunshine from the Tropicana vibes in the cocktail umbrellas. The build being shipping containers adds a quirky, unique feel. A big question we often face is, “Where should I take my friend from out of town?” Well, this right here is a great all-in-one option. thepitchaustin.com tribeza.com

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Building on a Strong Foundation AUSTIN PARKS FOUNDATION IS COMMIT TED TO ENSURING THE FUTURE OF AUSTIN’S PARKS, TR AILS AND GREEN SPACES By Britni Rachal Photos courtesy of Austin Parks Foundation

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OWNTOWN VIEWS ALONGSIDE A MASSIVE playground with slides banked into hills. A climbing activity for older children that’s three stories tall, as younger children cool off in a splashpad, enjoy a massive swing set or get creative in a sandbox. These are just some of the features in the new Alliance Children’s Garden that opened in Butler Park, located right off the shores of Lady Bird Lake on Barton Springs Road. “Seeing my children enjoy this new space makes me thankful to be an Austinite!” says Jackie Rylander, mother of two active and young boys, with twin girls on the way. “The children’s garden is perfect for every age.” Another new project, EastLink trail, connects Bartholomew Park to the Bogie Creek Greenbelt. Parks and schools exist right off the trail, and the area is expected to get a lot of foot traffic. With 369 parks currently, the foundation takes an active approach in engaging neighborhoods. Going door-to-door and hosting engagement sessions allows Austinites to voice preferences on park designs, with kids also having a voice about their next playgrounds. Past trends called for things like ziplines. But now, there’s an increased focus on safety and a little minimalism. “Nature play is really big these days. Building elements

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B U I LD I NG ELEM ENTS WH ERE KI DS CAN SO RT O F I NTER ACT WITH NATU RE AN D TH E PLAY EQU I PM ENT FEELS M O RE LI KE LOGS AN D TREEHOUS ES where kids can sort of interact with nature and the play equipment feels more like logs and treehouses,” explains Collin Wallis, CEO of Austin Parks Foundation. “Children can take different pieces of wood and move them around and create things. It’s a much more natural experience as opposed to climbing metal structures.” Packed with a variety of activities and tucked into neighborhoods off Riverside, Roy G. Guerrero Park provides a variety of fitness opportunities. A giant disc golf course, mountain bike trails, running trails, playgrounds and ample open space help fill 600-700 acres of space, including the Austin’s Secret Beach. “It’s just a really cool space, and its access route is sort of protected,” says Wallis. “Once you are there you

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TH E AUSTI N PARKS FOU N DATIO N CELEB R ATES ITS 30TH AN N IVERSARY TH IS YEAR AN D PLAN S TO CO NTI N U E TO R AIS E AWAREN ESS FO R LOCAL PARKS FO R TH E N EXT 30 YEARS feel like you are in this other world. There’s a massive field and you can see some of the buildings downtown.” Austin’s tiniest park is just south of the Capitol. Located on Congress Avenue, it’s easy to walk by and not realize it’s a park. Officially called Old Bakery, there’s a small food trailer that serves Thai food. Bicycle motocross (BMX) is another unique feature of a lesser-known and maybe unofficial park at 9th street and Lamar. Once a so-called throwaway space in a flood plain, decades ago people started to build dirt jumps. “For the last 30 years, the guys who do jumps there have owned the area, and it’s literally gone from a headache, to now being embraced as a world-renown space,” says Wallis. “The people that use the park take care of it, and they are the

ones building the jumps and repairing spaces and even investing their own money in the space.” New projects are also in the works. The Austin Parks Foundation recently funded a grant at Highland Neighborhood Park off St. Johns to build a bridge so the neighborhood can access the park. Another project involves a massive playscape at Govalle Park in East Austin. Already with a massive pool, city organizers want to add in the playground to complement the beginning of Southern Creek Walnut trail, which runs around 11 miles out to the expo center. Expansions are a welcome change for growing families within Austin, who’ve used the parks to get out of the house during the last two years of the pandemic. “We especially love the old historic parks like Zilker, Bull Creek, Ramsey and Pease parks,” says Rylander. “We meet wonderful families, and we enjoy Austin’s well-kept, natural spaces. We’ve frequented parks almost every day.” The Austin Parks Foundation celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and plans to continue to raise awareness for local parks for the next 30 years. “It’s really up to us to make sure we are committed to our local parks, and how can we help as citizens?” says Wallis. “How can I not only enjoy my neighborhood park, but what can I do to improve the park?” Activating, engaging, and investing in parks, the foundation has several volunteer projects coming up — along with the return of some popular activities, including Movies in the Park, in partnership with Rocket Cinema. austinparks.org tribeza.com

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Raise the Woof THE WATERING BOWL AIMS TO GIVE BOTH HUMANS AND DOGS THE BEST DAY EVER By Darcie Duttweiler Photos by Diego Hernandez

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I, LOLA!” Leslie Paetschow greets all of her members by their names — the dogs that is. As the owner of The Watering Bowl, she’s often tasked with checking people into the dog park and bar, and she knows all of the regular pups who come to visit her spacious outdoor dog wonderland. Opened in the late summer of 2021, the way, way South Austin spot has been a hit with both two-legged and four-legged visitors ever since. Although only open less than a year, The Watering Bowl has been a brainchild of Paetschow since adopting her Old English Bulldog Shiner over eight years ago. When she adopted the dog, he was very


young, full of energy and required plenty of time outside running around. So when she wasn’t taking him on six-mile jogs, she would take him to a nearby dog park for several hours to tucker him out. “I was having to make a choice of whether I have my social life or wear my dog out, and I wanted to do what was right for him,” she says. “So I ended up putting some of my social life on hold so that I could spend time with him at the dog park, and there were a couple of times that I was like, ‘Man, I really would like a beer.’” Paetschow kept thinking about the concept of a dog park and bar for several years and took classes on how to start a business. Then, at a birthday party for a foster hospice dog, Paetschow met fellow Austin Bulldog Rescue volunteer Heather Spearman, and the two knew they had to create something together. When Paetschow’s company was acquired in early 2021 and she was given some equity, she felt the timing was right. The dog park and bar offers more than 20,000 square feet of open roaming space for the doggies and at least 20 different local brews for the people, so everyone can enjoy their stay at The Watering Bowl. Guests check in at the front window and either pay $10 per dog or a monthly membership fee for unlimited visits. Then, they enter through the double gated system so there’s no runaway pups. Small or shy dogs who might not feel comfortable getting their zoomies out in the big yard can visit a smaller area on the right, while the main yard offers plenty to keep both dogs and humans entertained. There’s the dog costume wall, where people can feel free to dress their dogs up for their stay, a small pirate ship to climb on, and even a splash pad and sprinklers for fidos who love the water. The crew also offers several baskets of balls and other assorted toys. Even better: There are dedicated “Rufferees” who watch over all the dogs. They’re trained to make sure everyone is getting along and having a good time so that all the two-legged guests can just relax and have a good time while their dog plays. “Enjoy a beer and just watch your dog be silly and crazy because we have people to take care of them while you’re here,” Paetschow says. In addition to the bar, which is ever-expanding, food truck Brews-

ki’s Grill offers hot dogs and sandwiches to be devoured under the twinkling lights of the yard. The Watering Bowl also hosts monthly Up Dog Yoga classes on the first Sunday of the month and other fun events, like a dog prom, April Drool’s Day, Mardi Paws and more. They also allow space rentals for birthday pawties to make any dog’s special day even more special. Daily doggie daycare is also available. As for what makes The Watering Hole different, Paetschow explains her philosophy on dog behavior, which is that there’s no such thing as a “bad dog.” Whereas several members’ pups may have been kicked out for trying to mount another dog, The Watering Hole is very judicious about expelling a dog from the park. “How we interact with dogs and how we keep all of the dogs safe is a little unique in the dog park space. We don’t treat any of the dogs here like they’re aggressive because they’re not,” Paetschow says. “If there’s a dog that’s humping another dog, that’s not bad behavior. They’re just being dogs, and they need a little bit of redirection sometimes. They’re just here to have fun!” thewateringbowlatx.com

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Austin Proper Hotel

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The most stylish and comfortable hotels for your next staycation By Avery Tanner

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Austin Proper is for the cool kids. Earthy tones, interesting architecture and artful design come from the mind of designer Kelly Wearstler, who was inspired by Austin’s Craftsman architectural style. The hotel’s Verbena Spa is a spot for serenity, while the four onsite dining options give guests many options to indulge.

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Commodore Perry Estate

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Luxury personified, the Commodore Perry Estate is not to be missed. The 10-acre setting in Hyde Park creates the perfect background for a relaxing getaway, with Ken Fulk-designed interiors that are sure to make you swoon. Make a reservation at the hotel’s garden restaurant Lutie’s, which features locally sourced ingredients in inspired food offerings.

Austin Motel has all the local vibes you’re looking for in a place to rest your head. Their 41 guest rooms and suites hold vinyl tufted beds, old-fashioned phones and vintage music posters. The motel is best known for its iconic sign and kidney-shaped pool, where guests can lounge under red and white umbrellas and sip on cocktails from the pool bar designed by Jack Sanders and Design Build Adventure.

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The Carpenter Hotel has a prime location off South Lamar, just minutes from Zilker Park and Barton Springs. The hotel holds 93 guest rooms, an exterior breezeway and stairways to each room’s private terrace, all contributing to the hotel’s casual, open-air experience. The hotel’s restaurant, Carpenters Hall, and in-lobby Carpenter Coffee Bar complete this Austin favorite.

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No list of the top hotels in Austin is complete without South Congress Hotel, an iconic boutique hotel on the eponymous street. With a lobby bar, rooftop pool, coffee shop and three restaurants, South Congress Hotel is a traveler’s dream. Check out the hotel’s new restaurant Maie Day, opening in May 2022.

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Located just off of South Congress is Hotel Saint Cecilia, a 20-room estate that was previously an 1880s-era Victorian home. The hotel’s beautiful grounds are only open to hotel guests and private club members, making it an exclusive place to get away. Highlights include a library of records, films and biographies, a heated pool and 24-hour concierge service.

Although still located in Austin city limits, The Wayback is a Hill Country haven that feels secluded and remote. Situated off Bee Caves Road are the boutique hotel’s eight cottages outfitted with neutral linens and nature views. The mother and daughter-owned hotel is perfect for a peaceful getaway, as well as a venue for weddings and other special events.

Rainey Street’s Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt is the spot for music lovers. From live music at hotel restaurant Geraldine’s to the hotel pool’s secret underwater playlist, the Van Zandt is a destination in its own right. Guests can also rent custom-designed PUBLIC bikes or get a complimentary pass to The Rowing Day for an adventure on Lady Bird Lake.

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Hotel Ella

Home to P6, one of our favorite rooftop bars in town, The LINE Hotel is known for its modern feel and distinct location at the intersection of Town Lake and downtown Austin. Rooms feature original art, plush beds and epic viewsBy— Bryan plus C. Parker pets stay for free. Food offerings include Kristen’s *Note:Kish’s All photos Arlo except Grey, Sourtacos Duck are from by Bryan Veracruz C. ParkerAl Natural and coffee from LA’s Alfred.

Coming to town for a football game or campus visit? Hotel Ella is conveniently located on Rio Grande, less than a mile from the University of Texas campus. The rooms are luxurious and comfortable, with twice-daily housekeeping and microfiber bathrobes. In the summer, visit Hotel Ella for Music on the Lawn to see local artists perform and enjoy food and drink specials — it’s free and open to the public.

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Canopy by Hilton

hilton.com/en/hotels/ausskpy-canopyaustin-downtown Canopy by Hilton is an ideal home base for those who want to stay in the heart of downtown. The guest rooms are chic, modern and pet-friendly. The pool and gym give guests a chance to unwind and exercise. Admire the Austin skyline at on-site restaurant Verbena, serving locally sourced ingredients and creative cocktails.

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No two rooms are the same at Hotel San José, a 40room property that was originally built in the 1930s before being reimagined by hotelier Liz Lambert. The hotel’s rooms center around a lush, green courtyard in a bungalow-style setting, a wonderful respite from the bustling South Congress activities just outside.

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The Driskill is home to 189 guest rooms located on the corner of Brazos Street and 6th Street. The historic hotel originally opened in 1886 and honors its past with marble floors, custom furniture and a stained-glass dome. A Texas favorite for many years, President Lyndon B. Johnson and wife Lady Bird Johnson had their first date in The Driskill’s dining room in 1934.

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Hotel Magdalena, which opened in fall 2020, features four buildings connected by elevated walkways and courtyards. These treehouse-like elements, combined with a 900-square-foot swimming pool, wellness programming and signature restaurant Summer House on Music Lane, create a special experience for guests. Plus, Hotel Magdalena is the first mass timber hotel constructed in North America. tribeza.com

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Headed for the Hills

Peace and quiet, charm and natural beauty are causing these small towns in the Hill Country to become a little less small

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ustin’s exponential growth — for better or worse — is apparent everywhere you look. But the Hill Country also abounds with smaller towns and areas, each with their own identity and charm. While some move to these towns, like Kyle and Buda, and commute to Austin, enjoying the benefits of both, others are seeking a little land and slower pace as well as the flexibility to work from home that has become so much more common. “Dripping Springs and Wimberley have become the hot ticket,” says Allure Real Estate agent Justine Smith. “And since low supply and high demand aren’t slowing down, I’m currently looking at Blanco in addition to Kyle and Buda for more affordable options.” The quality of life in these Hill Country towns is hard to deny, which is part of why those affordable options are getting harder and harder to find.

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icknamed “A Little Bit of Heaven,” Wimberley attracts creatives of all sorts — musicians, designers, furniture makers, writers — in addition to small business owners, ranchers and farmers. The community is a mix of liberals and conservatives, young adults starting families and long-time residents who were lucky enough to snag hundreds of acres back in the day … all enjoying a laid-back pace of life surrounded by the beauty of nature, including Cypress Creek and the Blanco River. Former Austin resident and musician Slaid Cleaves shares a story that many echo: “Austin was the perfect spot for us for many years, with [wife] Karen working near the Capital and my schedule full of Austin gigs. But as the city grew and our careers evolved, we felt less need to live close to the hustle and bustle of town and started looking for a quieter, less hectic place. I’m hesitant to talk about Wimberley’s small-town ease, with its beautiful, uncrowded parks, award-winning local community radio, local artists, and peace and quiet — because more people will want to move here!”

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Property values have sky-rocketed, so with an average home cost of $680,000, Wimberley is no more affordable than Austin. New homes are sprouting up like weeds (the pretty kind, of course) in neighborhoods like Woodcreek North — where lots are relatively small, and it can be hard to find anything in the many neighborhoods that feature five to 10-acre lots, like Los Lomas or Mustang Valley.

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esidents — and the proud signage — may disagree, but Driftwood is essentially a “suburb” of Austin, a very expensive one with homes costing an average of $800,000. The “town” consists primarily of an historic Texico gas station and post office at a four-way stop sign, and the official population in 2020 was 176. But the sprawling area boasts a growing number of wineries and distilleries — like the upscale Desert Door, a sotol distillery with a Santa Fe-style tasting room — as well as beloved restaurants like The Salt Lick and Trattoria Lisina, next door to Duchman Family Winery. Driftwood Estates Winery on Elder Hill Road just off RR12 is a popular stop, where wine lovers can enjoy a tasting or glass of wine in a Tuscan-like setting with amazing views.

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uda, “The Outdoor Capital of Texas,” and Kyle, the “Pie Capital of Texas,” just six miles farther south, are popular for their proximity to Austin/I-35, small-town feel and cost of living; the median home value is holding steady at around $400,000 in Kyle and $500,000 in Buda, which makes them some of the most affordable options in the Hill Country. When Marc Bech, looking to put his corporate career in the past, was moving from Austin, he found the very popular neighborhood of Plum Creek in Kyle. “The neighborhood was everything I was looking for,” he says. “All the houses were different; affordable; close to shopping, the Hill Country and the airport. The neighborhood has sidewalks! Also, short white picket fences that allow you to actually communicate with your neighbors. It has community pools, trails and a lake. It was safe enough for kids to walk to and from the school on their own. What more could you ask for?” He notes the town has gone from 25,000 residents in the 2010 census to over 50,000 in the 2020 census. “As a result, we’re seeing our own set of growth issues. With so much new housing, services are getting strained,” he explains. Soon they will have a Costco in addition to H-E-B and Walmart, and Austin-area restaurant chains are making their way there: Tiff’s Treats, Torchy’s Tacos, P. Terry’s and Z Tejas. Many who move to Kyle and Buda grow weary of commuting to Austin, and both towns are seeking to embrace their own identity and invite residents to both live and work there.

“The goal is to basically keep people living, working and playing here,” said Ann Miller, executive director of the Buda Economic Development Corporation, in an interview with KVUE for their “Boomtown” series in 2019. Jennifer Hayes, a writer and photographer, has lived in Buda since 1997. “Buda has become a foodie destination, from old favorites like Helen’s Casa Alde (now a food truck after their restaurant burned) and Garcia’s to new favorites like Brooklyn’s Down South and Mud Bugs,” says Jennifer. “Word is obviously spreading because Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ (among the state’s top 50 barbecue establishments according to “Texas Monthly”), is currently building their brick-and-mortar restaurant in town. Our Buda Drug Store has a soda fountain featuring Blue Bell ice cream treats. It’s amazing considering twenty-five years ago we didn’t even have a McDonald’s. We have everything from The Cigar Vault to Zoi Market (a market and wellness shop) to the Buda Mill & Grain Co (a new ‘hipster’ retail area that hosts more upscale shops and restaurants).” There’s a new amphitheater in City Park, and Buck’s Backyard features live music many nights a week. In addition to enjoying the abundance of parks year-round, residents can partake in a variety of community events like The Weiner Dog Races; Budafest; Red, White n’ Buda and a weekly farmers market.


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ith easy access to Austin (if you consider 290 “easy”) as well as all kinds of Hill Country fun, Dripping Springs has been a hugely popular area to call home, but that popularity equates to a median home cost of $910,000. A weekly farmers market that was voted #1 in Texas and #1 in the Southwest; a plethora of wineries, distilleries and breweries and top-rated schools are just a few of the reasons Justine Smith (Allure Real Estate) has been there since 2006. “I fell in love with the natural beauty, the community of diverse friends and neighbors, and the slower pace of life. I look at property all day every day all over Central Texas, but I still choose Dripping as my home; my heart is here.” Nancy and John Fierstein have been in Dripping since 1996 and explain there’s no shortage of massive changes in the town since then, when Hays County was dry and traffic was non-existent. Among those more positive changes, according to Nancy: the introduction of the Dripping Springs Songwriter’s Festival.

“It comes as no surprise to me that the DSSF has done as well as it has here in Drippin.’ We’ve proven to songwriters from all over the place that we’ve got good listeners here,” says Nancy. The annual Founders Day Festival and Christmas on Mercer are a few other defining local events. Both held on Mercer Street, a four-block stretch of road that has become the anchor of the community and boasts unique shops, live music, coffee and libations. Enjoying an adult beverage under the oaks at family-friendly Treaty Oak Distillery, brunch and bistro dinners at Rolling In Thyme And Dough, open mike night at Hudson’s on Mercer or a workshop taught by a local herbalist at Sacred Moon Herbs are all sure to make you feel the charm of this budding community. tribeza.com

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Nourishing the Nourishers THE POWER OF FOOD POSTPARTUM IS MOTHERING FOODS’ SPECIALT Y By Katerina Cotroneo Photos by Layla Mays

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THINK OF MOTHERING AS A VERB, AS IN TAKING care of everyone ... this is food your mother made for you sort of thing.” A mom herself, Brennan Courtney got the inspiration to start Mothering Foods when she was partaking in a food train. A southern tradition of bringing food to new parents when she was scheduled on the due date, Courtney was so moved by the honor, she went full speed ahead. She made everything from Indian porridge with healing properties to special lion’s mane teas and took all day to make everything. She then realized this was her calling and what she felt most passionate about. A mom herself, Courtney understands the need to be nourished when taking care of little ones and most especially when your body has just gone through the process of making and feeding a new life. “Moms are the last to sit down, the first to get up, and their dinners look a lot like leftovers,” says Courtney. It doesn’t take the knowledge and background Courtney has in herbal medicine and nutrition to see that when a mother is adequately nourished, she glows so much brighter. You can tell how much it impacts everyone around her. That is why Mothering Foods is dedicated to nourishing the nourishers. A one-woman show, she even goes as far as to hire other mothers when she needs an extra set of hands in the kitchen or otherwise. She allows the

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moms to bring their kiddos on deliveries because she believes work/life balance shouldn’t mean having to be apart from your kids or being forced to find expensive childcare when you are able to watch them and work. This company is truly an advocate for moms all over ATX. When you place an order from Mothering Foods, you do so about a week in advance as you would for any pre-planned meal delivery service. The idea is to stock your fridge with healthy, healing ready-to-go foods instead of eating out or making something unhealthy out of convenience. Making it simple to pre-plan a recovery meal plan for yourself if you’re pregnant or for a friend expecting! You can order anything from light meals and snacks to complete entrees with add-ons. It’s as easy as going on her Instagram or website and using the order form to choose your ideal personalized menu. Keep in mind there are options for everyone, not just mom-to-be.

YOU CAN O RD ER ANYTH I N G FRO M LIGHT M EALS AN D S NACKS TO CO M PLETE ENTREES WITH AD D - O N S MF is unique in the sense that they use herbal properties to encourage lactation, help with hormone shift, increase healing if there was a surgery, replenish lost vitamins, give you energy and help with iron levels, etc. So not only are you eating hyper-local delicious foods made especially to heal yourself, but with every bite, you are with intent taking care of the body that works so hard to take care of another human 24/7. Knowing where and how your food was created is a big part of just how healthy it truly is for you, and rest assured, if it comes from MF, it’s as healthy as you can get. Courtney sources her ingredients from farmers, down to the dairy itself, and she ensures she runs an eco-friendly company. By using electric cars to make deliveries and reusable glass or compostable packaging, MF is making as little waste as possible to ensure a low carbon impact. Courtney drew inspiration from “The first 40 days,” a book that gave her a big push to make this dream a reality. In eastern countries, women are supported and cared for after giving birth much differently, and Courtney found this moving. The mothers or in-laws of the woman who gave birth will feed, bathe and care for her for 40 consecutive days. With that knowledge, she wanted to cultivate a meal delivery service that was accessible, reasonably priced, wholesome, filled with healing properties and delivered to your door.

So was born Mothering Foods. Postpartum nutrition is her love language, and she wants to share her healing recipes with all the new mamas out there who are tired of having the same lactation cookies and chicken noodles soups repeatedly. Her recipes are cultivated with cultural inspiration from around the world with herbs and spices that will excite your pallet, warm your belly and make your whole household happy. Happy wife, happy life? More like Happy Mama, happy everything. instagram.com/motheringfoods tribeza.com

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NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN A CENTR AL AUSTIN NEIGHBORHOOD By Britni Rachal

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P AND COMING IN CENTRAL AUSTIN — The Grove neighborhood is modernizing areas near 45th street and Bull Creek. Only two to three miles from downtown and with proximity to Mopac and the University of Texas, developers hope neighborhood residents will soon have everything they need within just a few miles, through this 75-acre mixed-use community. A fitness studio, a spa and several restaurants are planned to be onsite, including recently announced Carve American Grille, owned by Perry’s Steakhouse. A recently completed 16-acre park is already open to the public, part of 20 acres of dedicated greenspace within The Grove. “It’s great,” says Lindsey Hollander, who moved into The Grove in April 2021. “There’s a playground that I think a lot of the families in the neighborhood are excited about. It’s pretty to walk by, and there’s a little pond and some workout equipment.” Soon, based on a plan approved in 2019 and slated to be financed by The Grove, a new pedestrian and bicycle bridge will be built over Shoal Creek, connecting more residents, and allowing for more paths and fitness activities, including the five-and-half-mile-long Shoal Creek Trail. Centuries-old trees are an attractive quality of the northeast section of The Grove. Part of the master plan of the development includes a restorative approach to preserving the Oak trees and a commitment to planting hundreds of new trees along the streetscapes, along with preservation of wildflowers and rain gardens. Because of these qualities, The Grove project has received national recognition for offering an urban lifestyle with natural green living spaces. It’s also very rare to have a new build community of this scale open in a more established area of Austin. Homes on the outskirts of The Grove were typically built in the 1950s. A colorful selection with character and unique exterior features line the streets centered around the new development. When you pull into The Grove, you’ll see a slightly different landscape — a mix of blended and modern architectural styles.

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“The opportunity to buy something that has the most current amenities and features in this neighborhood is not common,” says Jared Blazer, Sr. VP of Marketing at Milestone Community Builders. “A lot of people who buy in this neighborhood have to budget for a big remodel to get the kitchen they want. To have that right off the bat is incredibly rare and important to our buyers.” “I see some of the houses nearby and they are so cute and charming,” says Hollander. “But it’s also nice to be in a new place. It’s exciting.” Originally owned by TXDot, the land was purchased by Milestone in 2014 when it was mostly green space, with just a couple of government buildings. Now large patio opportunities and spacious interiors offered by Weitzman are attracting new business developments, spurring up a new section of the economy and helping neighbors avoid traffic. “Eventually there’s going to be some cute boutiques and places for shopping,” says Hollander. “Love Cycling is coming, which is really exciting.” While there are established floorplans, developers pride themselves on “no two floor plans being the same.” Construction on townhomes and single-family homes started in 2018 and could wrap up as early as this year. Coming soon this summer will be the start of another phase of construction involving 150 condominiums with soon-to-be sparkling interiors. That newest condominium phase of The Grove will include one, two and three-bedroom homes that range from around 1,800-1,900 square feet. With the condos mostly one-story each, developers think they will have high appeal.

A LOT O F PEO PLE ... HAVE TO B U DGET FO R A B IG REM O D EL TO GET TH E KITCH EN TH EY WANT. TO HAVE THAT RIGHT O FF TH E BAT IS I NCRED I B LY R ARE ... “A lot of people refer their friends and associates to the project,” says Blazer. “We also see a lot of families where mom or dad might get a smaller place so they can be in the neighborhood with their kids or grandkids.” “It’s definitely a friendly community. If there is someone walking by next to you, they are going to stop and say hello,” says Hollander. “There’s a wide variety of people — families, singles — it’s a true mixed-use community. I like living here.” By the time it is completed, The Grove expects to have a total of 14,000 square feet of retail space. A unique opportunity in a neighborhood with historical significance and proximity to most of Austin. thegroveatx.com

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ORIGIN STUDIO HOUSE ENVISIONS ITSELF AS A GATHERING PL ACE AND CRE ATIVE INCUBATOR FOR AUSTIN’S BL ACK COMMUNIT Y By Bryan C. Parker

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EARS BEFORE THEY MET, DANTE CLEMONS, MOYO OYELOLA and Brittney Williams wrestled with the same persistent feeling of not seeing themselves reflected in the city where they lived. They could feel a void that needed to be filled, and that sense worked as a force that pulled them together. Now, they’re aiming for their new project — a multifaceted coffee shop and creative space called Origin Studio House — to provide that same magnetism for the wider network of Austin’s Black community. “For me, the idea of a coffee shop came when I was standing 9,000 miles away in Johannesburg, in a city that’s, like, 90 percent Black, and conceptualizing how this defines social needs,” Oyelola says. He explains that physical spaces define and unite a community, giving them “a frequency, an orientation, a cadence.” In Johannesburg, he saw businesses with Black owners, with Black art on the walls, where Black patrons were busy working — a hub of activity that served both economic and interpersonal needs. Oyelola, who was born in Nigeria and moved to Austin at age seven, wanted that same energy back in the city where he was living. He ran the idea by Williams, who saw his vision at once. When Origin Studio House opens later this year it will serve coffee, of course, but it will also feature a private event space, a dedicated room for producing podcasts, galleries of work by local artists, and a spacious lawn for outdoor film screenings. She says that the coffee shop is just a vehicle for the real mission, which is creating a space where an underrepresented part of Austin’s population can both feel seen as well as connect to share ideas. Black Austinites made up only about 6.9 percent of the city’s total population according to data collected in 2020. That was down from about 7.7 percent a decade ago and falls considerably below

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the total percentage of Black Americans, which is around 12.4 percent. Clemons describes being a Black Austinite with a metaphor: “It’s like going into Whole Foods and there’s only bread and eggs,” she says. “You’re like, where are the radishes? Where is the kale? Where is the ham? If you have a dish, you just need other flavors.” Clemons, who was born in New Orleans and lived in New York before moving to Austin in 2015, worked previously with a non-profit organization that programmed events for young professionals — a job that illuminated a couple of specific struggles. First, finding space that wasn’t expensive to rent was always next to impossible. And secondly, she saw Austin drawing a crowd of young Black professionals who’d gotten great jobs here, but frequently shared a similar story: “I can’t find community in Austin,” they’d tell her. They planned to ride the good job for a while before making a move to Houston or Dallas. The trio didn’t want to wait until they secured a physical space to start addressing such a clear need in their community, so they planned a series of pop-up events. Their first, the Come Thru, was hosted in East Austin at Distribution Hall last November and featured cocktails, portraits sessions, food and a DJ. In March, they hosted the Come Up at Laguna Gloria, which again featured food, drink and music, as well as some panel conversations with talented professionals such as Emmer & Rye chef Tavel Bristol-Joseph. Origin Studio House’s pop-up events acted as a proof of concept for the space they dreamed of creating, allowing investors and community members to see their vision in action. Clemons speaks with conviction and a deep understanding of the problem Origin Studio House aims to reconcile. “The Black experience in Austin is ephemeral,” she says. “Origin is about the physical space — it’s a cornerstone. You should have a place to come Sunday to Sunday where you can feel like you have a home.” In her experience, she’s found that some clubs might host certain nights or one-off events that cater to Austin’s Black community, but if you return to those same establishments the next day, you’d find an entirely different experience. In creating Origin Studio House, Clemons, Oyelola and Williams interrogated themselves relentlessly, considering a variety of layouts and arrangements, even examining specific heights of stools and seating. They kept accessibility and comfort in mind to make the space as welcoming and communal as possible. It’s fitting that Origin Studio House will occupy an actual house on Austin’s East Side. In many ways, it aims to be a homecoming for its patrons, even if they’re arriving for the first time. Clemons says, “We want folks to feel anchored and that they can stay here and take part in the growth of Austin, because it’s a wonderful place to be.” originstudiohouse.com

I N S E T P H OTO S CO U R T E S Y O F I S A AC R O W RY.

To New Beginnings


P H OTO CO U R T E S Y O F M OYO OY E LO L A .

P H OTO CO U R T E S Y O F I S A AC R O W R Y.

P H OTO CO U R T E S Y O F M OYO OY E LO L A .

TO P P H OTO S CO U R T E S Y O F M OYO OY E LO L A .

From Left: Founders Brittney Williams, Moyo Oyelola and Dante Clemons

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Doggin’ Around Town AUSTIN’S BEST SPOTS FOR OUR FOUR-LEGGED FRIENDS By Katerina Cotroneo Photos by Weston Carls

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HERE IS NO GREATER JOY THAN KNOWING “MAN’S BEST friend” is in great hands and has the best possible quality of care. Just as you would like for yourself, your dog deserves the same — at the vet, daycare or even a bar for a puppy hour.

PAZ Veterinary Clinic PAZ Veterinary Clinic was started on the principle that financial barriers and snooty white-coated veterinarians should not stand in the way of a healthy life for your furry friend. Today they have four stunning locations throughout Austin where their reputation for both Eastern and Western approaches to treatment are highly esteemed. Who doesn’t want to bring their pet to a friendly, collaborative and holistic environment? The medicine is excellent, and the client experience is very different — it doesn’t look like an animal hospital. “We don’t wear the white coats — we hire a very diverse group of people,

and our happiness in the office is off the charts which radiates to the clients,” says Nicki Johnston, COO of Paz. “We never make anyone feel guilty, and our authenticity puts people and pets at ease,” says Nicki. Different modalities of medicine are available, so the client doesn’t have just one option to choose from. From acupuncture to antibiotics, your pet is in good care at PAZ. You can’t put a dollar sign on compassion, but you certainly get what you pay for and more when it comes to PAZ. The value system they live by is transparency — their rooms are designed so that the owners can see or be in the room while the pet is being examined and taken care of, which isn’t necessarily the case everywhere else. They also have a veterinary behaviorist, which is incredible since there are only 80 in the United States. The #1 reason pets get put down is behavior, and it’s great to have a behaviorist on staff to help that number go down. They will help as many pets be the best they can be, and that is what PAZ is all about. pazvet.com Taurus Academy Taurus Academy, established in 1994, was the first of its kind before doggy daycare was even really coined. Taurus offers structured play with reinforced

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boundaries and is ahead of the curve of most business models of “all-day play” with tools such as red light/green light doors. They even offer grooming options to complete the well-rounded dog care. “There is a danger to free play with a higher probability of your dog being bit or severely hurt, and at Taurus, it’s more contained and more structured. With a max of ten dogs per yard that are constantly being monitored by a trained professional, your animal is in great care,” says Billy Graham who runs Taurus. It is an extension of home life for your dog, not an anxiety-filled, scary, jaillike facility. Especially with so many rescue dogs in Austin with the possibility of trauma in their backgrounds, this environment won’t send them back to those memories. People trust Taurus because it’s a one-of-a-kind experience that goes out of its way to provide a homey, happy environment instead. “We do everything we can; we are friends and neighbors, and every pet


that comes in, we just want to give them and their owner’s the tools to improve their lives and behavior to ensure they stay out of the shelter for good.” Taurus Academy certainly lives up to the Academy name and standard. Awarded through the “Austin Chronicle” readers poll four years in a row (and hoping for five) as “best doggy daycare in Austin,” it’s no surprise that Taurus was chosen by the City of Austin to be paired with Austin-Bergstrom Airport to found Bark and Zoom! Bark and Zoom is every traveler’s saving grace. Picture Taurus but at the airport where you can take a shuttle to and from the actual boarding gate and directly to your pet. And if there is any layover, there is a particular area for your dog. You don’t have to worry about your furry friend! This multi-million dollar project subsidized by the city was meant to recognize how much Austinites love their pets and encompass the vibes of Austin. Your pet can enjoy a good grooming, brain games, enhanced training and anything the other Taurus locations have to offer. Plus, it’s 24/7, so you can get your pup as soon as your plane lands. taurusacademy.com Yard Bar Yard Bar is a beloved Austin hot spot equipped with a dog park, bar, restaurant and even fun events. There is no better feeling than looking down at your puppy when getting ready to head out the door for a happy hour and bringing them along with you for a change! They won’t just sit under the table, tied up. They’ll actually run around and have a happy hour of their own, which makes it even more special! For the safety of pups, there are of course regulations. All dogs playing in the park must be spayed or neutered, up-to-date on all vaccinations, and at least four months old. Off-leash dog parks are an excellent way for dogs to get their energy out, lay beneath a shady umbrella, or play with new doggy friends. The possibilities are endless at Yard Bar for two-legged and four-legged clientele alike. Whether you want to be active throwing around the frisbee or relaxing with a cocktail and your cocker spaniel, any dog at any age will love it at Yard Bar. yardbar.com tribeza.com

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Bibliophiles Welcome INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPER ATED BOOKSTORES BRING COMMUNIT Y TO AUSTIN NEIGHBORHOODS By Britni Rachal

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ALL IT A TRADITIONAL AMERICAN PASTIME, BUT THERE’S something calming and relaxing about walking through a bookstore at your leisure. With a little bit of free time, you never know what you might find. In fact, it’s not even always about books. Take the library card-themed socks at BookPeople on North Lamar. Or the Ruth Bader Ginsburg ornament at Black Pearl Books on Burnet. These simple pleasures are things I had forgotten — until I visited five independent bookstores, on a day that just happened to be International Independent Bookstore Day.

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REVERIE My first stop brought me to Reverie, a tiny store on Manchaca Road, full of both used and new books, and next door to Quack’s Bakery. Located in a shopping center with a Saturday market full of pop-up vendors, this South Austin neighborhood has a lot of flare. Just around the corner you’ll find a mural on a utility box that reads, “Keep South Austin Weird.” Thais Perkins bought the bookstore last year alongside her wife, Maryann Cicala, who re-branded the shop and re-opened in September 2021. Formerly called Good Buy Books, a sign from the original store sits in the back of the shop — with its own section of books, paying homage to original owner, David Schunk, a Vietnam veteran in his 70s, who decided during the pandemic to retire and become a business partner to Perkins. The two met as members of a songwriters group, and Perkins’ lifelong love for art, science fiction and the environment is apparent throughout the bookstore. Handwritten on the wall is homage to a group of people who sponsored the bookstore’s re-opening through an Indiegogo call to action. “This is a great neighborhood,” says Cicala. “The neighbors have been incredibly supportive. We’ve had some programs where people could help stock the shelf at Crockett High School with Jason Reynold’s ‘Stamped.’ It’s one of the banned books on anti-racism. People would come in and buy the book, and they’d write a note for the kids.” reveriebooks.com


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BLACK PEARL BOOKS Diversity, inclusion and representation are also part of the mission of Black Pearl Books. The Central Austin Bookstore saw a complete difference in atmosphere just by moving 2.5 miles to a shop on Burnet in February 2022. “We weren’t aware that we’d become a neighborhood bookstore. So many people bike here and bring their children here,” says Katrina Brooks, who owns the store alongside her husband, Eric. “This is an inclusive space. Our customers have commented that it’s not like your transactional bookstore where you purchase a book and go home. We want people to tell us their story and stay a while; let’s chat.” The Brooks family became inspired to open the store after realizing that classroom education “doesn’t always tell the full story.” The parents of a now 13-year-old Elisha and a 15-year-old Elijah began supplementing books

and other educational materials for their children years ago, often encouraging them to share books on different topics with their classmates. But the entrepreneurial couple also realizes not everyone has that opportunity. As a result, part of their business model includes a small, yet inviting, section of the bookstore — for a community book exchange. “You can take a book and next time you’re in, you bring something to share,” says Brooks. “Not everyone who walks into the bookstore can afford to purchase a book — or have the means or budget. That shouldn’t hinder people from having the joy or being able to educate themselves.” blackpearlbookstore.com tribeza.com

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MALVERN BOOKS On the outskirts of the University of Texas campus, at W 29th street near Rio Grande, but with ample parking, the owner of Malvern Books takes pride in providing a different kind of niche. In his store, you’ll find 90% poetry and fiction books — and only books from small press. “If you find it in other bookstores in town, you’re not going to find it here,” says owner Joe Bretcher, who has a PhD in English from UT. Book recommendations often come from Bretcher’s staff of four to five people or from connections he has in the small press publishing industry. malvernbooks.com

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SOUTH CONGRESS BOOKS

M A LV E R N B O O K S P H OTO S CO U R T E S Y O F M A LV E R R N B O O K S . S O U T H CO N G R E S S B O O K S P H OTO S B Y K A I L A W Y L LY S . P H OTO CO U R T E S Y O F B O O K P E O P L E .

\Vintage, collectible and unique books are a staple at South Congress Books — where the local brand specializes in art, photography, literature, music, select artworks and vinyl. Matching the creative vibes of South Congress, the bookstore is known for “celebrating the book as an object of value and beauty.” southcongressbooks.com

BOOKPEOPLE For a more traditional — and larger selection of books — the state’s largest independent bookstore is located off North Lamar, not far from the Whole Foods flagship store, and just outside of downtown. BookPeople may have a similar feel to a Barnes & Noble, but it is one-of-a-kind. Spacious and with two stories, it’s easy to roam around and browse from dozens of sections. Refreshments are also available from People Café, a spin-off of Texas Coffee Traders, complete with a custom blend called “Grok” that pays tribute to the store’s original name. “We get so much neighborhood foot traffic,” says marketing coordinator, Gina Carra, of customer trends that showcases Austin’s transient nature. “We meet a lot of tourists and people just wandering in. It’s very sweet. Lots of people come here for the first time, which seems like it should not happen that often, but it happens all the time.” Collectively, one of the most exceptional things about these six independently owned bookstores is that despite their different neighborhood locations, the owners often team up to create their own sense of community. For example, when Reverie opened, BookPeople’s owners offered small business advice. The stores also recently joined together for a “book crawl” in honor of #IndieBookstoreDay, including a group video to raise awareness for the unique and special place local bookstores can have in the heart of neighborhoods they serve. bookpeople.com tribeza.com

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KAREN'S PICK

Executive Chef Andre Molina

Aviary A KITCHEN + WINE BAR WITH INNOVATIVE DISHES BACKED BY CL ASSIC FRENCH TECHNIQUE By Karen O. Spezia Photos by Holly Cowart / Portrait by Cassandra Klepac

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HHHH…DON’T TELL ANYONE ABOUT THIS PLACE,“ WHISPERED A FRIEND when we crossed paths at Aviary, an under-the-radar restaurant on South Lamar. But her pleas to protect her favorite neighborhood haunt from exposure were futile. Not only was I committed to reviewing this delightful spot, but the cat was already out of the bag. The crazy thing is that Aviary isn’t new: it’s been around for over 15 years. But it has taken that long for it to evolve into what it is today. Its genesis is unconventional, to say the least. In fact, it didn’t begin as a restaurant at all. Instead, it originally opened as a trendy housewares store that started offering glasses of wine to enhance its clientele’s shopping experience. As the wine program gained popularity, a small but impressive food menu was


also introduced, prepared using a single hot plate. Over time, Aviary’s clients became less interested in shopping and more interested in lounging. So in 2017, Aviary Shop & Lounge temporarily closed its doors, eliminated the housewares component, and rebooted as a full-service restaurant, Aviary Wine & Kitchen. Since then, the drumbeat for Aviary has been building. It started with the addition of Beverage Director Alex Wheatley Bell, whose quirky and accessible approach to wine attracted legions of fans. Bell began showcasing lesser-known and naturally produced wines with a list that featured lots of boutique producers and unexpected varietals. Local vinophiles loved it. Then Aviary did something that really got people’s attention: it hired

Executive Chef Andre Molina. A native Texan who honed his culinary skills in New York City, Molina returned to his home state to work in some of Austin’s finest kitchens: Barley Swine, Odd Duck, Jeffrey’s and Intero. Upon his arrival at Aviary, the restaurant’s food went from good to great. Molina’s style is grounded in classic French techniques, but he colors way outside of the lines. His food is complex and layered yet also accessible and comforting. It’s a genius balancing act. Plus, it looks as good as it tastes, which isn’t surprising since Molina originally dreamed of being a food stylist. The seasonal, locally sourced menu changes frequently, so each visit offers new temptations. But there are a few signature items that anchor the menu, like the Aviary Egg, a must-order snack inspired by battered and fried Scotch Eggs and cured Asian Century Eggs. On one visit it was sliced open and garnished with pearls of ruby trout roe, while on another it was gilded with a glistening white anchovy. The Beef Tartare is another mainstay — silky diced wagyu beef, studded with rotating mix-ins like crispy fried capers, chives, egg yolk and spicy n’duja vinaigrette. And there’s always some sort of seafood crudo, such as cubes of sweet, fresh scallops accented with preserved lemon, cascabel chiles and slivered radish. On a recent visit, there was excellent potato gnocchi, nestled in a pool of creamy Italian cheese sauce, drizzled with basil oil, and dusted with breadcrumbs. The roasted carrots blew our mind. Served atop a whipped curry carrot purée and matcha salsa, they were deceptively simple yet outrageously flavorful. And the real wild card one evening was a beef-andlamb kafta patty, baked in a cabbage leaf, then smothered in a tasty but surprising blue sauce and dappled with yogurt. For those less daring, there’s a popular Smashburger and French fries. Wine shares top billing at Aviary, and the knowledgeable staff happily help diners navigate the eclectic list and recommends perfect pairings. As you’d expect from a former home design store, the restaurant is chic and stylish, yet incongruously tucked into a generic strip center among a barbershop, nail salon, CBD dispensary and sports bar. There are few restaurants doing it better right now — food, wine, service, ambiance — than Aviary. And there are few chefs having more fun in the kitchen than Andre Molina. This joyful mad scientist likes to play with his food while keeping his customers deliciously delighted. It’s no secret: this extraordinary little restaurant has hit its stride. aviarywinekitchen.com tribeza.com

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ASTI TRATTORIA

CICLO

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

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

98 San Jacinto Blvd. | (512) 685 8300

Chef Andrew Curren’s casual eatery promises delicious plates

This chic little Hyde Park trattoria offers essential Italian

Ciclo is a modern Texas kitchen featuring locally inspired

24/7 and a menu featuring nostalgic diner favorites. Order up

dishes along with a variety of wines to pair them with. Finish

flavors and ingredients with a Latin influence, brought to life

the classics, including roasted chicken, burgers, all-day

off your meal with the honey-and-goat-cheese panna cotta.

by world-renowned restaurateur, Richard Sandoval. Ciclo’s

breakfast and decadent milkshakes.

34TH STREET CAFE

name reflects its focus on menu offerings that change season-

BARLEY SWINE

ally from ceviches, crudos and grilled and smoked meats to

6555 Burnet Rd., Ste. 400 | (512) 394 8150

inventive cocktails.

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

James Beard Award–nominated chef Bryce Gilmore encour-

This neighborhood spot in North Campus serves up soups,

ages sharing with small plates made from locally sourced

CLARK’S OYSTER BAR

salads, pizzas and pastas — but don’t miss the chicken picca-

ingredients, served at communal tables. Try the parsley

1200 W. 6th St. | (512) 297 2413

ta. The low-key setting makes it great for weeknight dinners

croissants with bone marrow or Gilmore’s unique take on

Small and always buzzing, Clark’s extensive caviar and

and weekend indulgences.

fried chicken.

oyster menu, sharp aesthetics and excellent service make

ARLO GREY

BLUE DAHLIA BISTRO

McGuire brings East Coast-inspired vibes to this seafood

111 E Cesar Chavez St. | (512) 478 2991

3663 Bee Cave Rd. | (512) 306 1668

restaurant.

Arlo Grey is the debut restaurant from “Top Chef ” 10 winner

A cozy French bistro serving up breakfast, lunch, and

and “Fast Foodies’’ star Kristen Kish. Found inside the LINE

dinner in a casual setting. Pop in for the happy hour to share

COMEDOR

Hotel, the picturesque lakeside spot has received praise for its

a bottle of your favorite wine and a charcuterie board.

501 Colorado St. | (512) 499 0977

it a refreshing indulgence on West Sixth Street. Chef Larry

intentional design and elegant, French-and-Italian-inflected take on Texas ingredients.

Hiding in plain sight on one of downtown’s busiest street

BUFALINA & BUFALINA DUE

corners, Comedor is a restaurant full of surprises. Lauded

6555 Burnet Rd. | (512) 215 8662

chef Philip Speer delivers a menu that is equally clever and

This intimate restaurant serves up mouth-watering pizzas,

unexpected, with contemporary cuisine riffs on Mexican

consistently baked with crispy edges and soft centers. The

culinary traditions.

famous Neapolitan technique is executed by the Stefano Ferrara wood-burning ovens, which runs at more than 900

EASY TIGER

degrees. Lactose-intolerants beware, there is no shortage

3508 S. Lamar Blvd. | (512) 964 8229

of cheese on this menu!

6406 N I-35 Frontage Rd., Ste. 1100 | (512) 494 4151

CAFÉ NO SÉ

ELDORADO CAFE

3300 W. Anderson Ln. | (512) 420 2222 eldoradocafeatx.com Eldorado Cafe exemplifies old school Austin, resonating the beat of the early 90’s, sending out hot plates of the most decadently delicious and

delicious bakeshop upstairs and a casual beer garden down-

South Congress Hotel’s Café No Sé balances rustic décor and

stairs. Sip on some local brew and grab a hot, fresh pretzel.

a range of seasonal foods to make it the best place for week-

Complete your snack with beer, cheese and an array of dip-

end brunching. The restaurant’s spin on the classic avocado

ping sauces.

toast is a must-try.

CARVE AMERICAN GRILLE

1025 Barton Springs Rd. | (512) 609 8923 El Alma’s menu is a vibrant take on the contemporary flavors

Whether it’s a date night dinner, a casual Friday lunch, or

of Mexico, that also features local ingredients like redfish,

weekend family brunch, visit this amazingly modern-rustic

lamb, and texas quail. Chef Alma Alcocer-Thomas approach-

dining room complete with a vibrant bar and patio with hill

es the food as if you were a guest dining in her own home.

Mexican style comfort food with a deep honor

and eclectic ingredients, with every dish reinventing the

towards the historical eateries that have made

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EL ALMA

7415 Southwest Pkwy. | (512) 792 4450

country views. Everything about CARVE is inspired by fresh

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Easy Tiger lures in both drink and food enthusiasts with a

1603 S. Congress Ave. | (512) 942 2061

sometimes healthy eating you will find in Austin.

Austin great. Come see us.

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ÉPICERIE

HILLSIDE FARMACY

2307 Hancock Dr. | (512) 371 6840

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

A café and grocery with both Louisiana and French sen-

Hillside Farmacy is located in a beautifully restored

sibilities by Thomas Keller–trained chef Sarah McIntosh.

1950s-style pharmacy with a lovely porch on the East

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

Side. Oysters, cheese plates and nightly dinner specials are

Sundays.

whipped up by chef Sonya Cote.

FONDA SAN MIGUEL

HONEY MOON SPIRIT LOUNGE

2330 W. N Loop Blvd. | (512) 459 4121

624 W. 34th St. | (737) 209 0319

source. We offer a large selection of gf and vegan

At Fonda San Miguel, authentic interior Mexican food is lov-

Vintage-chic hot spot with ample outdoor seating turning out

options. Enjoy crave-worthy food, craft beer and

ingly served inside a colorful hacienda-style restaurant. The

imaginative cocktails and global mains.

boutique wines in our casual and inviting dining

art-adorned walls and indoor, plant-filled courtyard provide a pleasant escape in North Austin. Visit the Sunday brunch for

HOPFIELDS

a new menu with the most delicious interior Mexican brunch

3110 Guadalupe St. | (512) 537 0467

cuisine.

A gastropub with French inclinations, offering a beautiful patio and unique cocktails. The beer, wine and cocktail op-

FOREIGN & DOMESTIC

tions are plentiful and the perfect pairing for the restaurant’s

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

famed steak frites and moules frites.

Small neighborhood restaurant in the North Loop area serving unique dishes. Chefs-owners Sarah Heard and Nathan

JEFFREY’S

Lemley serve thoughtful, locally sourced food with an inter-

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

national twist at reasonable prices. Go early on Tuesdays for

Named one of Bon Appétit’s “10 Best New Restaurants in

$1 oysters.

America,” this historic Clarksville favorite has maintained the execution, top-notch service, and luxurious but welcoming

GOODALL’S KITCHEN AND BAR 1900 Rio Grande St. | (512) 495 1800

atmosphere that makes it an Austin staple.

Housed in the beautiful Hotel Ella, Goodall’s provides mod-

JOANN’S FINE FOODS

ern spins on American classics. Dig into a fried-mortadella

1224 S. Congress Ave. | (512) 358 6054

egg sandwich and pair it a with cranberry-thyme cocktail.

A South Congress neighborhood spot, a new take on the American diner, and a vacation for locals and tourists alike.

GRIZZELDA’S

Open early and late at the Austin Motel, Joann’s is a welcome

105 Tillery St. | (512) 366 5908

respite for early birds and night owls, outlaws and in-laws, all

This charming East Austin spot lies somewhere between

ways always.

traditional Tex-Mex and regional Mexican recipes, each fused with a range of flavors and styles. The attention to detail in

JOSEPHINE HOUSE

each dish shines and the tortillas are made in-house daily.

1601 Waterston Ave. | (512) 477 5584 Rustic Continental fare with an emphasis on fresh, local and

HANK’S

organic ingredients. Like its sister restaurant, Jeffrey’s, Jo-

5811 Berkman Dr. | (512) 609 8077

sephine House is another one of Bon Appétit’s “10 Best New

Delicious food and drinks, an easygoing waitstaff and a

Restaurants in America.” Find a shady spot on the patio and

kid-friendly patio all work together to make Hank’s a favorite

indulge in fresh baked pastries and a coffee.

neighborhood joint. With happy hour every day from 3-6:30, the hardest task will be choosing between their frosé and frozen paloma.

MARYE’S GOURMET PIZZA PUB 3663 Bee Cave Rd. #4G (512) 327-5222

Marye’s Gourmet Pizza, a West Lake Hills favorite for over 25 years, serves gourmet pizza, fresh salads, classic sandwiches and more all made from scratch in our kitchen using the best ingredients we can

room.

JUNE’S ALL DAY 1722 S. Congress Ave. | (512) 416 1722 This wine-focused restaurant is complemented by serious cocktails and a menu of approachable bistro favorites. Inspired by Paris cafes, Spanish tapas bodegas and urban wine bars, June’s encourages sipping, noshing and lingering.

JUNIPER 2400 E Cesar Chavez St. #304 | (512) 220 9421 Uchi Alumni Chef Nicholas Yanes fuses central Texas influences and local farm produce with Italian fare. Start with puffy potatoes and the Chef ’s Brand New Cadillac Negroni.

JUSTINE’S BRASSERIE 4710 E. 5th St. | (512) 385 2900 Justine’s is a quaint French brasserie deep in East Austin. Don’t let the short drive deter you — the experience of eating traditional French plates among exquisite works of art and decorative string lights makes for one idyllic evening with a significant other.

KEMURI TATSU-YA 2713 E. 2nd St. | (512) 803 2224 Kemuri Tatsu-Ya is a Japanese-Texan mash-up that injects seriously good food with a sense of humor. The East Austin joint features Asian-inspired smoked meats and seafood, along with yakitori, ramen, and izakaya classics meant for sharing. Drinks are also an integral part of the meal, so come thirsty.

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LA BARBECUE

LE VACHER

22401 E Cesar Chavez St. | (512) 605 9696

136 Drifting Wind Run, Suite 101, Dripping Springs, TX

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

(512) 337 6977

cue joint, La Barbecue is arguably just as delicious. This trail-

Head chef Jacob Euler imparts a sense of culinary heritage

er, which is owned by the legendary Mueller family, serves up

with a creative twist, focusing on cuisine inspired by French

classic barbecue with free beer and live music.

technique and artfully prepared local ingredients. The scenic Dripping Springs landscape, a familial tie-that-binds, creates

LAS PALOMAS

the perfect backdrop for an evening of fantastic food and

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

revelry.

One of the hidden jewels in Westlake, this unique restaurant and bar offers authentic interior Mexican cuisine in a sophis-

LENOIR

ticated yet relaxed setting. Enjoy family recipes made with

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

fresh ingredients. Don’t miss the margaritas.

A gorgeous spot to enjoy a luxurious French-inspired prix fixe meal. Almost every ingredient served at Lenoir comes locally sourced from Central Texas, making the unique, seasonal specialties even more enjoyable. Sit in the wine garden for happy hour and enjoy bottles from the top wine-producing regions in the world.

LIN ASIAN BAR + DIM SUM 1203 W. 6th St. | (512) 474 5107 Located in a vintage West Sixth Street bungalow, Chef Ling and her team create sophisticated Chinese dishes that draw

WATERLOO ICE HOUSE Escarpment Boulevard: 9600 Escarpment Blvd. | (512) 301 1007 Burnet Road: 8600 Burnet Rd. | (512) 458 6544 360 & 2222: 6203 N Capital of Texas Hwy. | (512) 418 9700 Southpark Meadows: 9600 S IH 35 Frontage Rd | (512) 292 7900 waterlooicehouse.com

Waterloo Ice House is an Austin original restaurant, serving up scratch-made breakfast,

enthusiastic crowds day and night. Make sure to stop by

lunch, and dinner options as well as Insta-worthy

during weekend brunch to taste the full mouthwatering dim

drinks for friends, families, and couples alike since

sum menu.

1976. Come see how we keep Austin’s good vibes

LICHA’S CANTINA 1306 E. 6th St. | (512) 480 5960

alive at one of our four locations. Waterloo Ice House; where neighbors become friends!

Located in the heart of East 6th, Licha’s is a quick trip to the interior of Mexico. With masa made fresh in house and a large range of tequilas and mezcal, Licha’s Cantina is a cel-

GUSTO ITALIAN KITCHEN + WINE BAR 4800 Burnet Rd. | (512) 458 1100 gustoitaliankitchen.com

Nestled in the Rosedale neighborhood of northcentral Austin, Gusto captures the warm, comforting, every-day flavors of Italian cuisine.

MATTIE’S 811 W. Live Oak St. | (512) 444 1888

ebration of authentic Mexican cuisine. The music, food and

Mattie’s is a glorious urban paradise offering upscale Ameri-

ambiance will get you ready for a night out on the town.

can classics. While the cocktails are top-notch and the cuisine

LORO 2115 S. Lamar Blvd. | (512) 916 4858 Created by James Beard Award winners Tyson Cole and Aaron Franklin, this Asian smokehouse is a welcome addition to

is nothing short of outstanding, Mattie’s ambiance and atmosphere are unmatched.

NIXTA TAQUERIA 2512 E. 12th St.

South Lamar. The expansive indoor-outdoor space, designed

The brainchild of James Beard-nominated chef Edgar Rico

by Michael Hsu Office of Architecture, is welcoming and

formed pizzas, salads, panini, fresh pasta, entrees

and Sara Mardanbigi, this East Austin gem has garnered

open, and unsurprisingly the food does not disappoint. Don’t

featuring Texas farm-raised meats and scratch

national acclaim and in 2020 was named one of the best new

miss out on the sweet corn fritters, smoked beef brisket, thai

restaurants by Food & Wine magazine. Nixta’s artfully-craft-

desserts. Craft cocktails, beer on tap and boutique

green curry or those potent boozy slushies.

ed tacos are unlike any other and made with wildly creative

Dishes range from housemade antipasti to hand-

wines. Open for lunch, happy hour and dinner.

ingredients — but the Mexican heritage corn tortillas are truly the star.

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ODD DUCK

RED ASH ITALIA

TILLIE’S

1201 S Lamar Blvd. | (512) 433 6521

303 Colorado St. #200 | (512) 379 2906

3509 Creek Rd. Dripping Springs, TX | (512) 894 2633

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

Red Ash Italia strikes the perfect balance between high-qual-

Through its breathtaking architecture and innovative menu,

the first venture from acclaimed chef Bryce Gilmore. Ex-

ity food and enticing ambiance. This Italian steakhouse is led

Tillie’s lives the American Nouveau concept. The restau-

pect seasonal fare and drinks with a strong Texas influence

by an all-star team, including executive chef John Carver. Sit

rant’s building, a repurposed town hall from the Ninh Binh

sourced locally whenever possible.

back, relax and enjoy an exceptional evening.

region of Vietnam, is the physical embodiment of a dining

PARKSIDE

ROSEWOOD GULF COAST CHOP HOUSE

Tillie’s culinary journey is inspired by traditional American

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

1209 Rosewood Ave. | (512) 838 6205

cuisine, but with an international flair.

Patrons flock to this downtown hideaway for its wide selec-

Housed in a historic East Side cottage, this spot is quickly

tion of oysters and other modern-American specialties. The

becoming a staple. Chef Jesse DeLeon pays outstanding

TINY BOXWOODS

6th Street locale is filled with industrial details and plenty

homage to his South Texas roots with seasonal offerings

1503 W. 35th St. | (512) 220 0698

of natural light, so it’s no wonder that reservations are often

from Gulf Coast fishermen and Hill Country farmers and

This Houston-based brand now serves its simple and deli-

necessary to get a table in the inviting space.

ranchers.

cious food in Austin’s Bryker Woods neighborhood. Favor-

QI AUSTIN

SAMMIE’S ITALIAN

835 W 6th St. #114 | (512) 474 2777

807 W. 6th St. | (512) 474 2054

Created by visionary chef Ling Qi Wu, also the owner of

A member of the MML Hospitality family, Sammie’s will not

TRUE FOOD KITCHEN

the esteemed Lin Asian Bar, Qi Austin dazzles with its

only transport you to another place — but also to another

222 West Ave. | (512) 777 2430

top-notch Chinese cuisine and vibrant artwork. Located in

era. The ritzy joint features a throwback menu of Ital-

11410 Century Oaks Terrace, Suite 100 | (512) 992-0685

Shoal Creek Walk, Qi Austin is a restaurant that pleases the

ian-American favorites, completely transforming the former

Inspired by Dr. Andrew Weil’s anti-inflammatory diet, True

eye as well as the stomach.

Hut’s Hamburgers space. Start with a well-made cocktail as

Food Kitchen combines decadent favorites with health-con-

you nibble on the complimentary bread basket filled with

scious eating. The restaurant, located in downtown’s

homemade focaccia and bread sticks.

Seaholm district, offers a full range of vegetarian, vegan and

experience that takes inspiration from history and cultures.

ites include house-ground burgers, salmon Provencal

THE PEACHED TORTILLA 5520 Burnet Rd. #100 | (512) 330 4439

salad and their chocolate chip cookies.

gluten-free options.

This cheerful spot is sure to clear your weekly blues with

SUERTE

friendly staff, fun food and a playful atmosphere. Affordably

1800 E. 6th St. | (512) 953 0092

UCHIKO

priced, you’ll find culinary influences from around the world

Helmed by executive chef Fermín Núñez, Suerte was

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

with a healthy dose of Asian and Southern options.

inspired by extensive travels through Central Mexico. Arti-

The sensational sister creation of Uchi and former home of

sanal masa is the highlight, made from local heirloom corn

Top Chef Paul Qui and renowned chefs Page Presley and

PICNIK

and used in distinctive dishes rarely found on Austin menus.

Nicholas Yanes, Uchiko is an Austin icon that everyone

4801 Burnet Rd. | (737) 226 0644

Order the delectable Suadero Tacos, perfect for sharing with

should visit at least once. Try the bacon tataki.

1700 S. Lamar Blvd. | (512) 293-6118

friends.

A perfect place to find wholesome food for any type of

VIXEN’S WEDDING

dietary restriction in a bright and airy setting. This place

THAI FRESH

truly lives out the “good and good for you” concept with pa-

909 W. Mary St. | (512) 494 6436

Vixen’s Wedding is a charming space creating something

leo-friendly options and thoughtfully sourced ingredients.

A restaurant, cooking school and market all in one place.

truly unique. Helmed by culinary super-couple Todd Du-

When you’re done dining on traditional Thai favorites, stop

plechan and Jessica Maher, the restaurant specializes in

POOL BURGER

by the adjoining coffee bar for freshly brewed joe, home-

Goan cuisine, a cultural mash-up of bright and complex

2315 Lake Austin Blvd. | (512) 334 9747

made ice cream and an array of baked goods.

flavors.

Tiki meets Texas in this neighborhood burger bar. Located behind Deep Eddy Cabaret, crunchy crinkle-cut fries and

THE WELL

juicy burgers are served from the window of a 1968 Air-

440 W. 2nd St. | (737) 742 1129

stream Land Yacht.

The Well blends top-tier nutrition, local and sustainable farming, and authentic flavors for a breakthrough culinary experience that redefines healthy food in Downtown Austin.

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Moreland - Julia Mistler ............................................ 48

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Moreland - Trey McWhorter ..................................... 50

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Compass - Brooke Roeder ......................................... 38

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Compass - Chris Long ................................................ 19

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Compass - Lara Pavanelli ......................................... 117

Kuper Sotheby’s - Carl Shurr .................................... 42

SEED Property Group - Tammy Young ................... 51

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seedpropertygroup.com/agents/tammy-young

Compass - Lilly Rockwell ........................................... 45

Kuper Sotheby’s - Hillary Deck ................................. 41

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Compass - Lisa Sexton ............................................... 43

Kuper Sotheby’s - Joe Longton ................................. 16

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compass.com/agents/lisa-sexton

joelongton.kuperrealty.com

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Compass - Nanette Labastida .................................. 57

Kuper Sotheby’s - Kirk Lewis ...................................... 11

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Compass - Susan Doyle .............................................. 43

Kuper Sotheby’s - Kumara Wilcoxon .................. 10, 37

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Kuper Sotheby’s - Raquel Gorny ............................... 14

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Compass - Tracy Picone ............................................ 56

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DEN Property Group ............................................... 115

Kuper Sotheby’s - Tammie Bennett ......................... 53

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Kuper Sotheby’s International Realty ......................... 9

Megan Gallagher ........................................................ 55

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Entertainment

JIMMY BUFFETT June 11 Moody Center

UMI June 12 Scoot Inn

EARTHGANG June 11 Emo’s Austin

JESSE MCCARTNEY June 13 Emo’s Austin

STEELY DAN June 5 & 6 ACL Live at the Moody Theater

HEARTBYRNE June 11 Far Out Lounge & Stage

MACHINE GUN KELLY June 8 Moody Center

SOUNDS OF THE 60’S TOUR June 11 H-E-B Center at Cedar Park

BACKSTREET BOYS June 13 Germania Insurance Amphitheater

MUSIC ATX TRIBUTE FEST June 4 Far Out Lounge & Stage

FLOBOTS June 9 Come and Take It Live CAMP NOWHERE June 10 Germania Insurance Amphitheater KOOP 27TH BIRTHDAY BASH June 10 Antone’s Nightclub

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BELLE & SEBASTIAN June 11 Stubb’s Amphitheater BROWNOUT June 11 Mohawk FLATLAND CAVALRY June 11 Whitewater Amphitheater

BRIT FLOYD June 14 ACL Live at the Moody Theater AS I LAY DYING June 14 Empire Control Room PUSCIFER June Bass Concert Hall JOE JACKSON June 15 Paramount Theatre

RICK ROSS & PAUL WALL June 18 Buck’s Backyard

DEAN LEWIS June 16 Emo’s Austin

THE MUSIC OF BOB MARLEY FOR KIDS June 19 Mohawk

TAMECA JONES June 17 Antone’s Nightclub

THRICE & BAYSIDE June 21 Emo’s Austin

LÉON June 17 Scoot Inn

BOZ SCAGGS June 22 Paramount Theatre

ELI YOUNG BAND June 17 Whitewater Amphitheater

ANDREA BOCELLI June 22 Moody Center

SISTER HAZEL June 17 Buck’s Backyard

KESHI June 23 Emo’s Austin

PJ MORTON June 18 Emo’s Austin

5 SECONDS OF SUMMER June 24 Moody Amphitheater

RANDY ROGERS BAND June 18 Whitewater Amphitheater HOVVDY June 18 Antone’s Nightclub

PRIDE IN LOCAL MUSIC FESTIVAL June 25 Long Center

TA M E C A J O N E S P H OTO B Y J E S S I C A PAG E S .

BUTLER TEXAS YOUNG COMPOSERS CONCERT June 16 McCallum Arts Center


ROBERT EARL KEEN June 25 Whitewater Amphitheater

CHEER LIVE June 12 Moody Center

DON MCLEAN June 26 Paramount Theatre

SALSA & HERITAGE FESTIVAL June 12 JCC Austin Ballroom

DENZEL CURRY June 26 Stubb’s Amphitheater

GEORGE M. JOHNSON: ALL BOYS AREN’T BLUE June 16 BookPeople

KRAFTWERK 3-D June 27 ACL Live at the Moody Theater MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK July 1 Emo’s Austin PARKER MCCOLLUM July 1 – 3 Whitewater Amphitheater FLEET FOXES July 3 Moody Amphitheater

Hill CountryFILM Galleria ATX TELEVISION FESTIVAL June 2 – 5 Downtown Austin CINE LAS AMERICAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL June 8 – 12 Multiple Locations ROCKY HORROR PRIDE SHOW SHADOWCAST June 23 Come and Take It Live AUSTIN ASIAN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL June 23 – 26 AFS Cinema

JUNETEENTH PARK FESTIVAL June 18 Rosewood & Boggy Creek Park PRIMERA W/ VEE BRAVO & GUESTS June 27 AFS Cinema TEXAS FOCUS: ERNIE & JOE CRISIS COPS June 29 Bullock Texas State History Museum

THEATER A WAR OF THE WORLDS June 2 – 18 Ground Floor Theatre

RUPI KAUR June 11 Bass Concert Hall

VIC DIBITETTO June 26 Vulcan Gas Company

THE SOUND OF MUSIC June 15 – July 24 ZACH Theatre

TOM SEGURA July 1 – 3 ACL Live at the Moody Theater

HEARTBREAK HOUSE June 17 – July 2 The VORTEX

COMEDY ALYSSA EDWARDS June 7 Paramount Theatre

TEXAS BURLESQUE FESTIVAL June 4 Long Center

PAULY SHORE June 7 & 8 Vulcan Gas Company

SUMMER CAMP June 6 – August 5 Austin Scottish Rite Theater

ANJELAH JOHNSONREYES June 9 & 19 ACL Live at the Moody Theater

THE MAD SCENE June 10 & 11 Austin Ventures Studio Theater

THE SOUND OF MADE UP MUSIC July 2 The Hideout Theatre

CHRIS HILLS June 17 & 28 Velveeta Room PATTON OSWALT June 18 Paramount Theatre

OTHER THE BLACK HAIR EXPERIENCE Through June 12 9600 S. IH-35 Ste. I-500 REPUBLIC OF TEXAS BIKER RALLY June 9 – 12 Mere’s Reserve RAINBOW ON THE CREEK June 11 Waterloo Park CYCLENATION AUSTIN June 11 Palmer Events Center

2022 HISTORICAL JUNETEENTH PARADE June 18 MLK Jr. Blvd. SOUL FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL June 18 Huston-Tillotson University ODDITIES AND CURIOSITIES EXPO June 18 Palmer Events Center UFC FIGHT NIGHT AUSTIN June 18 Moody Center PROFESSOR BRIAN COX: HORIZONS June 24 & 25 Paramount Theatre VINTAGE MARKET DAYS OF GREATER AUSTIN June 24 – 26 H-E-B Center at Cedar Park OTTESSA MOSHFEGH: LAPVONA June 26 BookPeople

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Art SPACES

Arts MOLLY SYDNOR: HYSTERIA Through June 18 Contracommon

JEN GARRIDO: SOLO SHOW June 4 – July 2 Wally Workman Gallery

JULES BUCK JONES: CIRCLES AND CYCLES Through June 19 grayDUCK Gallery

SUMMER GROUP SHOW OF THE DAVIS GALLERY FAMILY OF ARTISTS June 11 – July 23 Davis Gallery

CHICANO/A ART, MOVIMIENTO Y MÁS EN AUSTEN, TEJAS 1960S TO 1980S Through June 19 Mexic-Arte Museum GROOVES FROM THE DEEP AND THE SPACE MATH OF GEORGE CLINTON Through June 19 George Washington Carver Museum MERY GODIGNA COLLET: ENTROPY Through June 22 Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center ARRAY Through June 24 Art for the People INTO THE GARDEN Through June 24 Art for the People DAVID AMDUR: A LIGHT IN THE WOOD Through June 25 Lydia Street Gallery NEVER ALONE Through July 1 Art Galleries at Black Studies TERRY ALLEN: MEMWARS Through July 10 Blanton Museum of Art ADREON HENRY Through July 16 Camiba Gallery

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STEEF CROMBACH: ONE BAD MONKEY June 11 – August 4 Women & Their Work SUNDAY FUNDAY: FABRIC DYEING June 12 Neill-Cochran House Museum ROOFTOP SESSIONS June 15 The Contemporary Austin Jones Center ATXGALS OPEN HOUSE FT. MARIDAD STUDIOS June 24 The Cathedral THE WHISPERERS PERFORMANCE June 25 The Contemporary Austin Jones Center THE FOURTH GRADE PROJECT June 25 – December 11 Blanton Museum of Art LAGUNA GLORIA OPEN LATE June 30 The Contemporary Austin Laguna Gloria SUNDAY SCARIES! DRAWING CLUB W/ MOLLY KNOBLOCH July 3 Contracommon

MUSEUMS BLANTON MUSEUM OF ART 200 E. MLK Jr. Blvd. (512) 471 5482 Hours: Tu–F 10–5, Sa 11–5, Su 1–5 blantonmuseum.org THE BULLOCK TEXAS STATE HISTORY MUSEUM 1800 Congress Ave. (512) 936 8746 Hours: M–Sa 9–5, Su 12–5 thestoryoftexas.com THE CONTEMPORARY AUSTIN–JONES CENTER 700 Congress Ave. (512) 453 5312 Hours: W 12–11, Th–Sa 12–9, Su 12–5 thecontemporaryaustin.org THE CONTEMPORARY AUSTIN–LAGUNA GLORIA 3809 W. 35th St. (512) 458 8191 Driscoll Villa hours: Tu–W 12–4, Th–Su 10–4 Grounds hours: M–Sa 9–5, Su 10–5 thecontemporaryaustin.org ELISABET NEY MUSEUM 304 E. 44th St. (512) 974 1625 Hours: W–Su 12–5 austintexas.gov/department/ elisabet-ney-museum FRENCH LEGATION MUSEUM 802 San Marcos St. (512) 463 7948 Hours: Tu–Su 1–5 frenchlegationmuseum.org

GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER MUSEUM 1165 Angelina St. (512) 974 4926 Hours: M–W 10–6, Th 10–9, F 10–6, Sa 10–4 ci.austin.tx.us/carver HARRY RANSOM CENTER 300 W. 21st St. (512) 471 8944 Hours: Tu–W 10–5, Th 10–7, F 10–5, Sa–Su 12–5 hrc.utexas.edu LBJ LIBRARY AND MUSEUM 2313 Red River St. (512) 721 0200 Hours: M–Su 9–5 lbjlibrary.org MEXIC–ARTE MUSEUM 419 Congress Ave. (512) 480 9373 Hours: M–Th 10–6, F–Sat 10–5, Su 12–5 mexic–artemuseum.org O. HENRY MUSEUM 409 E. 5th St. (512) 974 1398 Hours: W–Su 12–5 THINKERY AUSTIN 1830 Simond Ave. (512) 469 6200 Hours: Tu–F 10–5, Sa–Su 10–6 thinkeryaustin.org UMLAUF SCULPTURE GARDEN & MUSEUM 605 Azie Morton Rd. (512) 445 5582 Hours: Tu–F 10–4, Sa–Su 12–4 umlaufsculpture.org

GALLERIES ADAMS GALLERIES OF AUSTIN 1310 RR 620 S. Ste C4 (512) 243 7429 Hours: M–F 10–6, Su 10-2 adamsgalleriesaustin.com AO5 GALLERY 10000 Research Blvd., Ste. 118 (512) 481 1111 Hours: M–Sa 10–6 ao5gallery.com ART FOR THE PEOPLE 1711 S. 1st St. (512) 761 4708 Hours: Tu–Th 11–6, F-Su 11–7 artforthepeoplegallery.com ARTUS CO. 10000 Research Blvd., Ste. 141 (512) 761 6484 Hours: M–Su 12–6 artusco.com ARTWORKS GALLERY 1214 W. 6th St. (512) 472 1550 Hours: M–F 10–5, Sa 10–4 artworksaustin.com ATELIER 1205 1205 E. Cesar Chavez St. (512) 434 9046 Hours: Tu-F 11-4 atelier1205.com AUSTIN ART GARAGE 2200 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. J (512) 351 5934 Hours: Tu–Su 11–6 austinartgarage.com AUSTIN ARTSPACE 7739 Northcross Dr., Ste. Q (512) 763 0646 Hours: F-Sa 11–5 austinartspace.com


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Art SPACES AUSTIN GALLERIES 5804 Lookout Mountain Dr. (512) 495 9363 By appointment only austingalleries.com

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

BIG MEDIUM GALLERY 916 Springdale Rd., Bldg. 2 (512) 939 6665 Hours: Tu–Sa 12–6 bigmedium.org

DIMENSION GALLERY SCULPTURE AND 3D ART 979 Springdale Rd., Ste. 99 (512) 479 9941 Hours: Th-Sa 10–6 dimensiongallery.org

CAMIBA GALLERY 6448 Hwy 290 East, Ste. A102 (512) 937 5921 Hours: F-Sa 12–6 camibaart.com CENTRAL LIBRARY GALLERY 710 W. Cesar Chavez St. (512) 974 7400 Hours: M-Th 10-9, F-Sa 10-6, Su 12-6 library.austintexas.gov/ central/gallery CHRISTIAN-GREEN GALLERY 201 E. 21st St. (512) 471 0254 Hours: W-F 12-5, Sa 11-2 galleriesatut.org CLOUD TREE STUDIOS & GALLERY 3411 E. 5th St. (512) 797 8852 By appointment only cloudtreestudiosandgallery.com CO-LAB PROJECTS 5419 Glissman Rd. (512) 300 8217 By event and appointment only co-labprojects.org CONTRACOMMON 12912 Hill Country Blvd. #F-140 Hours: M–F By appointment only Sa–Su 12-6 contracommon.org

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DOUGHERTY ARTS CENTER 1110 Barton Springs Rd. (512) 974 4000 Hours: M-Th 10–10, F 10–6, Sa 10–4 austintexas.gov/department/ dougherty-arts-center FLATBED CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY PRINTMAKING 3701 Drossett Dr. (512) 477 9328 Hours: W–F 10–5, Sa 12–5 flatbedpress.com FLUENT COLLABORATIVE 502 W. 33rd St. (512) 453 3199 By appointment only fluentcollab.org GRAYDUCK GALLERY 2213 E. Cesar Chavez St. (512) 826 5334 Hours: Th–Sa 11–6, Su 12–5 grayduckgallery.com ICOSA COLLECTIVE 916 Springdale Rd. #102 (512) 920 2062 Hours: F–Sa 12–6 icosacollective.com IVESTER CONTEMPORARY 916 Springdale Rd. Bldg 2, ste. 107 (737) 209 0379 Hours: Tu–F 10-6, Sa 10-4 ivestercontemporary.com

JULIA C. BUTRIDGE GALLERY 1110 Barton Springs Rd. (512) 974 4000 Hours: M-Th 10–10, F 10–6, Sa 10–4 austintexas.gov/jcbgallery LA PEÑA 227 Congress Ave., #300 (512) 477 6007 Hours: M–F 8–5, Sa 8–3 lapena–austin.org LINK & PIN 2235 E. 6th St., Ste. 102 (512) 900 8952 Hours: Th–Sa 1–5 linkpinart.com 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: Tu–Sa 10–6 lotusasianart.com LYDIA STREET GALLERY 1200 E. 11th St. #109 (512) 524 1051 Hours: Sa–Su 12–5, By appointment M–F lydiastreetgallery.com MARTHA’S CONTEMPORARY 4115 Guadalupe St. (512) 695 1437 Hours: W-Su 12-7 facebook.com/marthascontemporary MASS GALLERY 705 Gunter St. (512) 535 4946 Hours: F 5–8, Sa–Su 12–5 massgallery.org

MODERN ROCKS GALLERY 916 Springdale Rd., #103 (512) 524 1488 Hours: Tu–Sa 11–6 modernrocksgallery.com MONDO GALLERY 4115 Guadalupe St. (512) 296 2447 Hours: Tu–Sa 12–6 mondoshop.com NEBULA GALLERY 217 W. 2nd St. (512) 239 9317 Hours: Tu–W 1–6, Th–F 1–7, Sa 12–7, Sun 12–6 thenebulagallery.com NORTHERN-SOUTHERN 411 Brazos St., #105 Hours: Sa 3–6:30 northern-southern.com OLD BAKERY & EMPORIUM 1006 Congress Ave. (512) 974 1300 Hours: Tu–Sa 9–4 austintexas.gov/obemporium PREACHER GALLERY 205 E. Riverside Dr. Ste 110 (512) 489 0200 By appointment only preacher.co/gallery PRIZER GALLERY 2023 E. Cesar Chavez St. (512) 575 3559 Hours: Sa 12–5 prizerartsandletters.org ROADHOUSE RELICS 1720 S. 1st St. (512) 442 6366 roadhouserelics.com SOCO MODERN ART GALLERY 2900 S. Congress Ave. #100 (512) 409 9943 Hours: M By appointment only Tu–Su 11-7 socomodern.com

STEPHEN L. CLARK GALLERY 1101 W. 6th St. (512) 507 0828 Hours: Tu-Sa 11–4 stephenlclarkgallery.com TIEMANN ART GALLERY 1706 N. Mays St., Round Rock (512) 551 9774 Hours: M–Sa 10-5 tagroundrock.com VISUAL ARTS CENTER 2300 Trinity St. (512) 471 3713 Hours: Tu–F 10–5, Sa 12–5 utvac.org WALLY WORKMAN GALLERY 1202 W. 6th St. (512) 472 7428 Hours: Tu–Sa 10–5, Su 12–4 wallyworkman.com WEST CHELSEA CONTEMPORARY 1009 W. 6th St. (512) 478 4440 Hours: M–Su 12–6, By appointment 10–12 wcc.art WOMEN & THEIR WORK 1311 E. Cesar Chavez St. (512) 477 1064 Hours: M–F 10–6, Sa 12–6 womenandtheirwork.org WONDERSPACES AUSTIN 1205 Sheldon Cove, Ste. 2-A Hours: W–Th 3–10, F 4–11, Sa 10–11, Su 10–8 austin.wonderspaces.com YARD DOG ART 916 Springdale Rd. #103 (512) 912 1613 Hours: F–Sa 1–5, yarddog.com


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