Austin Insider Guide 2016/2017 : Page 58

AROUND TOWN In need of a little retail therapy? It’s in abundance in this section of the city, as are plenty of activities like high-tech driving ranges and Southern-inspired culinary concepts. BARLEY SWINE : Partake in nitrogen-infused draft cocktails and a la carte Gulf seafood dishes. north austin MUSIC SCENE: barleyswine.com For a sound sampling from homegrown heroes and Austin bands, hit smaller venues around these parts like The Little Longhorn Saloon (thelittlelonghornsaloon.com) or the Carousel Lounge (carousellounge.net) . SPRUCE UPHOLSTERY: Custom fabrics and DIY projects reign supreme at this repurpose boutique. spruceaustin.com BUFALINA DUE: The petite eastside location is so popular a second spot for these Neopolitan pies was a necessity. bufalinapizza.com A PRO WHO KNOWS: SZECHUAN HOUSE: Sichuan stir-fry in a low-key setting. austinszechuanhouse.com Learn the tricks of the trade with the recently released DIY guide and DVD from owner Amanda Brown. 58 austintexas.org BARLEY SWINE COURTESY AUSTIN CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU; COURTESY BUFALINA PIZZERIA; SPRUCE UPHOLSTRY BY SARA BOSSERT; SZECHUAN ISTOCKPHOTO/ITSKATJAS

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In need of a little retail therapy? It’s in abundance in this section of the city, as are plenty of activities like high-tech driving ranges and Southern-inspired culinary concepts.


MUSIC SCENE: For a sound sampling from homegrown heroes and Austin bands, hit smaller venues around these parts like The Little Longhorn Saloon (thelittlelonghornsaloon.com) or the Carousel Lounge (carousellounge.net).



BARLEY SWINE: Partake in nitrogen-infused draft cocktails and a la carte Gulf seafood dishes. barleyswine.com



BUFALINA DUE: The petite eastside location is so popular a second spot for these Neopolitan pies was a necessity. bufalinapizza.com



SZECHUAN HOUSE: Sichuan stir-fry in a low-key setting. austinszechuanhouse.com



SPRUCE UPHOLSTERY: Custom fabrics and DIY projects reign supreme at this repurpose boutique. spruceaustin.com



A PRO WHO KNOWS:

Learn the tricks of the trade with the recently released DIY guide and DVD from owner Amanda Brown.



NOBLE SANDWICH CO.: The duck pastrami sammie will make you want to move to Austin permanently. noblesandwiches.com


IFLY: Austin’s only indoor skydiving facility allows you to feel the adrenaline rush of flying in a fun, safe environment. iflyworld.com/austin




THE GOODNIGHT: Let the good times roll with bowling, billiards and beer. thegoodnightaustin.com


EASY TIGER: The second coming of this carb-friendly bar (Spring 2017) features housemade pretzels, a drive-thru coffee bar and a dog park. easytigeraustin.com






TOP NOTCH BURGERS: A staple since 1971, and a location in the film Dazed and Confused, swing in for Hot Rod drive-in movie nights and a charcoal burger. topnotchaustin.com


DESTINATION LOCATION
One of the most exciting newly developed areas is the Rock Rose District located within Phase III of The Domain. Make the rounds and grab a cup of joe at Apanas Coffee & Beer (apanascoffee.com), catch lunch and a sports fix at Jack & Ginger’s pub (jackandgingers.pub), haircuts for the whole family at Birds Barbershop (birdsbarbershop.com) and a proper cocktail on the patio at St. Genevieve (stgen.co) all just steps from one another.




Hair Chair Bonus:

Erin Portman, spokesperson for Birds Barbershop - which has eight locations in Austin - gives the swivel chair scoop: If you’re 21 years old, you get a Shiner beer with your service.


FASHIONABLY SPEAKING:

Associate Editor at Texas Monthly, Lauren Smith Ford offers three favorite local spots to shop at The Domain:


Raven & Lily (ravenandlily.com)
Luxe Apothetique (shopluxe.com)
Kendra Scott (kendrascott.com)



Raven & Lily

Read the full article at http://digital.milespartnership.com/article/North+Austin/2606978/345083/article.html.

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