Austin Insider Guide - 2016/2017

Market District

2016-10-07 01:46:46

WHOLE FOODS MARKET Diners open 24 hours, shops boasting eclectic furniture, clothing, vinyl, books and the occasional pedal-powered beer pub bike crawl cruising by invite you to stop, shop and roll. MUSIC SCENE: Big draws range from live patio acts at the Tiniest Bar in Texas to tunes paired with fare at the speakeasystyle listening room at restaurant Winflo Osteria. WHOLE FOODS MARKET: The flagship location of the eco-conscious grocery concept spans 10,000 sq. ft. And offers local tastings and education on food and wine, as well as a skating rink on the roof during the winter. OUTDOOR VOICES: The Austin-based recreation apparel shop is the place to hit for moon juice tonics and activewear. CALORIE BURN CLUB Follow OV on social media for yoga classes on the adjacent lawn courtyard and joggers club activities. PARLOR & YARD: Dedicated to heroes in sports, grab a seat inside that’s shaped like a leather baseball glove or challenge your group with outdoor games like cornhole and ping pong. BOOKPEOPLE: Signings and readings from revered authors, yoga and story time for kids and an in-house coffee bar make this two-story stories mecca a don’t-miss for literary lovers. BOILER NINE BAR + GRILL AT SEAHOLM: Ever had dinner in a refurbished power plant? Give it a go in the four-story restaurant that boasts a rooftop observation deck and subterranean lounge. WU CHOW: Dim sum service in a sleek setting makes this a must for authentic Chinese fare. WATERLOO RECORDS: Shop new era vinyl as well as vintage, and catch an occasional live daytime tune from local performing artists. FOUND: The definition of decadent shopping, beneath the chandeliers you’ll find golden hangers featuring top designer labels. The dressing rooms even have a “press for champagne” button. FRESA’S: Step right up or drive right through for wood-grilled chicken, tacos, dips, chips and refreshing aguas frescas. KATIE KIME: Shop aspirational lifestyle goods for decor and closet at this highly styled boutique. HUT’S HAMBURGERS AND FRANK & ANGIE’S: The long-standing duo never goes out of style thanks to juicy burgers - go on a Wednesday for a 2 for 1 deal - and piping hot Sicilianstyle pies served up since 1994. ART FIX The Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery ( houses exquisite pieces by world renowned artists ranging from Pissarro to Picasso. Take It From a Local: Austin food and travel blogger, Jane Ko, creator of A Taste of Koko (@atasteofkoko), which features the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways, gave us her top three Instagram-worthy spots for dining in the district: Walton’s Fancy & Staple ( True Food Kitchen ( 24 Diner (

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