Evan Voyles. Photo by Jessica Pages

Evan Voyles’ Favorite Things

The owner of the Neon Jungle shares his style picks By Kristin Butler (originally published by Austin Monthly) Evan Voyles named his retro sign business after his mother’s description of Burnet Road in the ’60s: “The Neon Jungle.” Back then the thoroughfare was lit up by strip clubs, liquor stores, and pawn shops, so her … Continue reading Evan Voyles’ Favorite Things

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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, … Continue reading Favorite East Austin restaurant unveils lavish space for oysters and fun

Master Sommelier June Rodil’s Favorite Things

By Kristin Butler (originally published by Austin Monthly) One of only 230 master sommeliers worldwide, June Rodil considers herself a “wine translator,” skilled at guiding consumers to the right glass of wine. “I think a lot of people who are ‘experts’ hold their knowledge close, and it’s almost dogmatic,” she says. “I really just want … Continue reading Master Sommelier June Rodil’s Favorite Things

Sinclair

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 … Continue reading Famed Austin chef opens destination restaurant in historic Texas town

Supper Friends

11 Food + Drink Events to Indulge in this Summer in Austin

Sip with Fido at Yard Bar, pick fruit at Sweet Eats Farm, and more By Kristin Butler, Madeline Hollern, and Cynthia Houchin | Photos by John Davidson Eat, drink, and be merry at Supper Friends A rotating cast of notable chefs prepares multicourse dinners for these weekly culinary affairs hosted at the Swoop House, a … Continue reading 11 Food + Drink Events to Indulge in this Summer in Austin