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Austin Way - 2017 - Issue 4 - Fall - Nicole Trunfio

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COMING SOON CULINARY ALL-STARS With an impressive roster of star chefs and headliner festivals, it's surprising that Austin doesn't have a food hall. Leave it to ELM Restaurant Group, the team behind Easy Tiger and Irene's, to mix up the menu. Later this year, the capital will welcome Fareground, set to open in a contemporary urban plaza in the heart of downtown. " e food hall will showcase the brightest representatives of the local dining scene... [to] appeal to Austinites in search of a good meal and present visitors with a microcosm of the city's top dining experiences," says Bob Gillett, co-founder of ELM. Stop by Contigo Fareground for a burger on a housemade challah bun or the Dai Due Taquería for wild boar chorizo tacos. At Ni-Komé, a concept by the chefs at Komé Sushi Kitchen, you'll fi nd nigiri and roll pairings, as well as rich bowls of ramen. Head over to Henbit & Honeybit—little sister to Emmer & Rye—for a seasonal ice cream treat. If you want to wrap things up with a savory last bite, order a cheese board at Antonelli's Cheese Shop, an outpost of the Hyde Park favorite. 111 Congress Ave., faregroundaustin.com –Stirling Kelso Downtowners will soon be able to enjoy Hyde Park's Antonelli's Cheese Shop. 2 3 A U S T I N W A Y S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 7 | M O D E R N L U X U R Y . C O M BRANDY FONS PHOTO BY INTI ST. CLAIR YCATION STAYCATION "With its malist Texas vibe, rooms minimalist Texas vibe, rooms looking SoCo, impeccable service, overlooking SoCo, impeccable service, at restaurants and the best coff ee great restaurants and the best coff ee hop, shop, South Congress Hotel (1603 S. Congress Ave., 512.920.6405, Congress Ave., 512.920.6405, southcongresshotel.com) is my oasis." MY CIT Y BEHIND THE SCENE Brandy Fons, owner of fi lm- focused Fons PR along with her husband, Ryan, is the passionate mind behind the creative strategies for their company's many fi lm- related clients, including Austin's beloved Alamo Drafthouse chain; the genre fi lm festival, Fantastic Fest (Sept. 21-28); and Robert Rodriguez's Troublemaker Studios. The La La Land dance number on the Lamar Bridge? That was her idea. To fuel such a high-octane career, Fons, who lives in the Brykerwoods neighborhood, is an expert at unwinding and recharging. – Kathy Blackwell DINE "I'm obsessed with the crudo plate at Clark's Oyster Bar (1200 W. Sixth r St., 512.297.2525, clarksoysterbar.com), as well as their brunch. I fi t in a weekly stop either by myself outside under the sun or with my daughter for date night." THER E'S THE RUB I adore Mecca (524 N. Lamar Blvd., 512.381.2 Lamar Blvd., 512.381.2680, meccagymandspa.com meccagymandspa.com) for the quiet ambiance and the quiet ambiance and lovely locker rooms. lovely locker rooms. ey have the best deep-tissu have the best deep-tissue massages in town." SHOP South South s Hote Congress Hotel is Congress Hotel is o one of m home to one of my home to one of my e Austin favorite Austin favorite Austin s, boutiques, Sun Sunroom . Cong (1603 S. Congress (1603 S. Congress 2.524.2 Ave., 512.524.2197, Ave., 512.524.2197, room.c shopsunroom.com). shopsunroom.com). ssed w I'm obsessed with I'm obsessed with s' sele Lucy Jolis' selection Lucy Jolis' selection sories." of accessories." of accessories." DRINK DRINK NK "My favorite speak- easy, Midnight Cowboy Mi (313 E. Midnight Cowboy (313 E. (313 E. Midnight Cowboy Sixth , 5 3 7 5, Sixth St., 512.843.2715, h S midnightcowboymodeling.com), has a spin on the Moscow mule called th characte the bar i called the Joe Buck —Jon Voight's character in the fi lm after which the bar is named."

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