Between all the movie premieres and late-night concerts, where to go for some sustenance? Aside from the standard barbecue, where does one find a hybrid coffee and bike shop, the best smoothie in the city or a decent vegan meal?
WWD asked two of the coolest Austin, Tex., residents we know — Valerie Chiang, a photographer, and Alexia Brown, owner of independent boutique Byron & Blue — for their favorite local spots.
Valerie Chiang, photographer, @ninebagatelles
Veracruz All Natural Food Truck
Flat Track Coffee — “Coffee shop/bike shop, pure Austin.”
JuiceLand — “You can’t leave Austin without getting a smoothie here.”
Austin Film Society — “Local art house theater started by Richard Linklater.”
Casa de Luz — “All vegan place but it’s incredible…vegans and non-vegans alike love it. It’s kind of like a communal dining room, and they have a fixed menu every day.”
Alexia Brown, owner of independent boutique Byron & Blue, @byronandblue
“Ellsworth Kelly Building” at The Blanton Museum of Art
“A spectacular, modern 2,715-square-foot chapel-like building filled with multicolored light and stained glass windows that is now a permanent collection at the museum. The artist wanted the space to be a site for joy and contemplation. Truly awe-inspiring and would be a peaceful escape from the craziness of SXSW. (Tip: Free on Thursdays!)”
Byron & Blue Pop-up