Austin Way Magazine - GreenGale Publishing - There is a place beyond the crowds, beyond the ropes, where dreams are realized and success is celebrated. You are invited.
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PHOTOGRAPHY BY KERRI LOHMEIER WHO: Co-owner and instructor at downtown's popular Love Cycling Studio (507 Pressler St., Ste. 900, 512-761-3398; lovecyclingstudio.com). A PLACE WITH SOUL: "Zach Theatre (1202 S. Lamar Blvd., 512-476-0541; zachtheatre.org) is our church, and producing artistic director Dave Steakley is our pastor. My world gets bigger when I walk inside that theater. It's where we serve, learn, grieve, worship, give, and laugh." LA FAMILIA: "Any business owner would be wise to as, 'What Would Fonda San Miguel Do?' Tom Gilliland has maintained this slice of Old Mexico (2330 W. North Loop Blvd., 512-459-4121; fondasanmiguel.com) for 42 years; it remains one of our favorite places to dine with our family and friends. The art is food, and the food is art." FASHION ON THE FLY: "Tucked away in Westlake is an adorably curated boutique, RedBird (3663 Bee Cave Road, Ste. 2C, 512-514-0027; shopredbird.com), my go-to place to shop for myself and my friends. Maureen Staloch has brought to Austin a consistent portfolio of fine clothing, jewelry and accessories." ‒ Secret Source ‒ FOREIGN & DOMESTIC Innovative chef Ned Elliott's 47-seat mainstay is neighborhood dining at its very best. Expect elegant but hearty fare that celebrates the best of each season. 306 E. 53rd St., 512-459-1010; fndaustin.com FRANKLIN BARBECUE Aaron Franklin serves the best barbecue in the country, period. Bring your folding chair and prepare to meet new friends as you wait in that now-legendary line. INSIDER TIP: As soon as you get in line, have someone in your group walk over to nearby Blue Dahlia Bistro for coffee and a chocolate hazelnut croissant to help tide you over. 900 E. 11th St.; 512-653-1187; franklinbarbecue.com N E W MATTIE'S The historic Green Pastures estate and event venue, complete with those beloved peacocks, is set to reopen in March with the new Mattie's restaurant, featuring seasonal cuisine and genuine hospitality. INSIDER TIP: The restaurant's name isn't the only throwback feature. Mattie's cocktail list, created by beverage director Jason Stevens, is inspired by Green Pastures' long history of revelry. Think frosted juleps in pewter cups, bright and convivial punches, and the original milk punch recipe dating back to 1965. 811 W Live Oak St., 512-444-1888; greenpasturesaustin.com JEFFREY'S/JOSEPHINE HOUSE Boasting elegance and ingenuity, Jeffrey's has attracted Austin's movers and shakers for decades. Its charming sister, Josephine House, offers an eclectic menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. INSIDER TIP: Josephine House makes Mondays more tolerable with Steak Frites Night, featuring salad or soup, your steak choice, and dessert. 1204 West Lynn St., 512-477-5584; jeffreysofaustin.com JUNIPER Uchi alum Nicholas Yanes upped the Italian game in Austin when he opened Juniper, which focuses on DINE APIS RESTAURANT & AVIARY Many trusted local foodies will tell you that Austin's best restaurant is outside the city limits, tucked away in the Hill Country along the Pedernales River. Trust us: The 30-mile drive to this fine-dining gem is more than worth it. 23526 Texas Hwy. 71, Spicewood, 512-436-8918; apisrestaurant.com BARLEY SWINE Under the helm of native Austin chef Bryce Gilmore (Food & Wine Best New Chef, class of 2011), this warm and attentive restaurant gets it right every time with its 10-course tasting menu showcasing the best of local farms. INSIDER TIP: Take it up a notch with the pairing menu, which features craft beer along with delightfully surprising wine choices. 6555 Burnet Road, Ste. 400, 512-394-8150; barleyswine.com BOILER NINE With three options for eating and drinking, each with its own menu— the subterranean Boiler Room cocktail bar, the rooftop Deck Nine Observatory Bar, and the main act, the Boiler Nine Bar + Grill—the former Seaholm Power Plant has been transformed into one of the hottest night spots in town. 800 W. Cesar Chavez St., 512-220-9990; boilernine.com CAFÉ NO SÉ One of the most charming spots along SoCo, the South Congress Hotel's continental café is ideal for lunch or brunch. Go light with the big-eye tuna poke bowl or go all in with the satisfying cheeseburger. 1603 S. Congress Ave., 512-942-2061; cafenoseaustin.com DAI DUE Chef-owner Jesse Griffiths showcases the best of Texas at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Nightly options include an a la carte menu or the Supper Club Menu, which is a nod to the restaurant's origins as a sought-after supper club. INSIDER TIP: Friday nights, the Supper Club Menu is built around a Gulf seafood dinner for two. 2406 Manor Rd. 512-524-0688; daidue.com N E W EBERLY From historic roots grows something completely new to Austin. Named after Angelina Eberly, the woman who fired the cannon to help stave off Sam Houston, Eberly features several beautiful spaces for dining, lounging, and drinking. It's also home to the historic Cedar Tavern Bar of Greenwich Village. INSIDER TIP: When drinking at the beautiful, 150-year-old bar, beware that you're sitting in front of a secret two-way mirror. 615 S. Lamar Blvd., 512-916- 9000; eberlyaustin.com EMMER & RYE Chef Kevin Fink's grained-based menu has upped the culinary ante on Rainey Street. Select a few items off the dim sum cart, and you'll know why Bon Appétit named Emmer & Rye one of the 50 best new restaurants of 2016. 51 Rainey St., Ste. 110, 512-366-5530; emmerandrye.com FONDA SAN MIGUEL Not only is Fonda San Miguel one of the best interior Mexican restaurants in the US, but it's an Austin institution as well. You can't be an Austinite until you've experienced its legendary Sunday brunch buffet. 2330 W. North Loop Blvd., 512-459- 4121; fondasanmiguel.com 74 AUSTINWAY.COM The SOURCE: SCENE