Justine's Winter Tent

Favorite East Austin restaurant unveils lavish space for oysters and fun

By Kristin Butler (originally published by CultureMap) The holiday season is in full swing with the recent debut of Justine’s Winter Tent and oyster bar, Bar à Huîtres. In proper Parisian style, oysters are served on weekend nights until 1:30 am, preferably chased with Champagne. [cont.] Read the full article originally published on on December 8, […]


Famed Austin chef opens destination restaurant in historic Texas town

By Kristin Butler (originally published by CultureMap) Acclaimed Austin chef Sonya Coté is co-opening a destination restaurant in Clifton, Texas, population: 3,376. The mind behind Hillside Farmacy and weekend eatery Eden East is creating a true farm-to-table experience in the historic railroad town, located 33 miles west of Waco. Read the full article published on […]

Vaudeville Chef Jordan Muraglia Knives

Hill Country chef designs kitchen must-have for the luxury home

By Kristin Butler (originally published by CultureMap) Vaudeville is more than a culinary destination in the heart of downtown Fredericksburg. It’s a luxurious, epicurean, and sensory experience that transcends every detail of the three-level gourmet food, retail, and art venue. It’s evident in the delicately sliced Alba white truffles that crown the handmade pasta served at […]

7A Resort

Historic Hill Country resort unveils new look that beckons for a getaway

By Kristin Butler (originally published by CultureMap) Giant cypress trees loom over crystal-clear waters in Wimberley, Texas, where 7A Ranch and Pioneer Town offers cabins, lodges, and other attractions across several acres on the banks of the Blanco River. Here, visitors can hike a half-mile of shady riverfront oasis, take a dip in the river […]