Linder_Tribeza_Windmill-Bicycles_20150708_157.jpg

Made in Austin

The art of collaboration.

One of the cornerstones of Austin’s creative culture is our willingness to collaborate. Whether it’s a chef and a ceramicist working together to create custom place settings, a technology company hiring a graffiti artist to spray paint an office mu- ral or a coffee roaster and beer company brewing up a new coffee porter, some of the city’s most interesting work happens when makers come together.

In celebration of this spirit, we profile local artisans and artists, bartenders and bike builders who are making things not only inspired by the city, but include ele- ments made or grown right here in town. Each of these makers crossed industries and asked locals to craft something that is truly “made in Austin.”

JULIET | 1500 Barton Springs

Housed in the former Romeo’s, Juliet is Austin’s newest home of Italian fare. From the interiors to insalate, this South Austin eatery is a collaboration with local firms including Clayton & Little Architects, Helms Workshop, Joel Mozersky Design, and Mark Word Design. Together with Chef Jacob Weaver, this powerhouse design team worked together to give owners Neeca Leitao’s and Dan Wilkin’s Mediterranean dream a decidedly Austin feel.

Linder_Tribeza_Juliet_20150701_025.jpg

Helms Workshop, the design house behind such identities as Austin Beerworks, Frank, and Howler Brothers, tackled the identity for Juliet, crafting a retro-inspired logo that feels at home among the funky restaurants on Barton Springs Road.

Linder_Tribeza_Juliet_20150701_088_crop-02.jpg

Opened in July, Juliet’s kitchen is led by Chef Jacob Weaver (center) and Pastry Chef Carly Rossmeissl (left), both of whom have staffed the kitchens of local hotspots like Asti and Easy Tiger, respectively. Joel Mozersky (right), who also designed the newly-opened Lonesome Dove on Colorado Street, has crafted a Southern Italian-inspired ambiance with a chic Austin flair.

Linder_Tribeza_Juliet_20150701_108.jpg

Expect craft cocktails and an impressive wine list housed behind the walnut bar in a temperature-controlled wine room. And make a note: Juliet serves magnum bottles of rosé during brunch.

Linder_Tribeza_Juliet_20150701_020.jpg

For the impressive patio, the restaurant tapped Mark Word to create European-inspired ambiance. Word, who uses his knowledge of native flora and fauna to create unique outdoor spaces, has also designed exteriors for Hotel Saint Cecilia and Hotel San Jose.

JULIANNA FRY

Julianna Fry serves as executive bar manager of East Side Showroom, arguably one of Austin’s most respected cocktail lounges. For this drink, Fry sourced everything from spirit to garnish from in and around the city. The result was the Due Diligence, a dynamic summer cocktail that proves that “locally-sourced ingredients” should be on the drink menu, too.

Linder_Tribeza_East-Side-Show-Room_20150703_070.jpg
Linder_Tribeza_East-Side-Show-Room_20150703_021.jpg

DUE DILIGENCE RECIPE

No one should be afraid of a whiskey-based cocktail for summer, explains Fry. Using Swift, the Dripping Springs-based small batch Texas whiskey company, the Due Diligence is surprisingly light and perfect for afternoons on the porch.

Start by filling the mixing and serving glasses with ice and cold water. Next, spread the rib rub on a small plate. Empty the mixing glass and add the Swift, Paula’s Texas Lemon, and bitters. Fill with ice and give a long stir until drink is very thoroughly chilled. Empty the serving glass and rim the edge with the Rib Rub. Using a julep strainer, strain the drink into the prepared glass. Gently smack the basil against one hand over the glass to express its oils and lay it across the drink. Enjoy!

Linder_Tribeza_East-Side-Show-Room_20150703_103.jpg

At home, Fry serves her cocktails in chic tumblers from East Side Glass Studio. Fry also works in conjunction with East Side Showroom Chef Samantha Bryan to source herbs from nearby farms. The fresh basil leaves used in the Due Diligence are from Johnson’s Backyard Garden.

Linder_Tribeza_East-Side-Show-Room_20150703_112.jpg

Go beyond a simple salt rim when it comes to creating your own cocktails. For this, Fry likes to try a simple poppy seed and salt mix or Dai Due’s Rib Rub on the rim.

Linder_Tribeza_Windmill-Bicycles_20150708_100.jpg

WINDMILL BICYCLES | 2209 B MANOR RD

When you swing by Windmill Bicycles expect to do more than just talk bikes. In between questions about your riding needs, owners Aaron Goeth and Sarah Goeth may ask you to take part in everything from a karaoke session to a “hidden talent” talent show.

Linder_Tribeza_Windmill-Bicycles_20150708_019_crop.jpg

This custom Windmill Bicycle was built using a UK Coaster frame from the Austin-based Fairdale Bikes and includes thoughtful details like a hand-stitched leather saddle, and a customized U-Lock, leather U-lock holder, and grips. “They’re super pretty, but they [also] last forever,” Sarah says. And the accessories can be customized based on the rider’s need. In fact, Aaron recently created a custom six-bottle wine holder for a local sommelier.

Linder_Tribeza_Windmill-Bicycles_20150708_070.jpg

Aaron hand built the shop’s ceiling using reclaimed wood from around the city. “Sarah just drove around looking for pallets,” explains Aaron, who enlisted friends to help make the store’s unique feature. “We just have fun,” says Sarah. “We want this to be a community space, not just a retail space.”

Linder_Tribeza_Windmill-Bicycles_20150708_087.jpg

Sarah hand-stitched the leather seat to add a unique feature to this customized bike.

MATTHEW JOHN WINTERS

When we asked local artist Matthew John Winters to create a custom piece of work for this issue, he found inspiration in the stories of Juliet, Windmill Bicycles, and Julianna Fry. If his style looks familiar, it’s because in addition to his full time gig as Preparator at The Contemporary Austin, Winters has created original works for DWG Urban Landscape Architects, Car2Go, Yellow Jacket Social Club, and Dive Bar, and has participated in events including SXSW and East Austin Studio Tour.

Linder_Tribeza_Made-in-Austin-BTS_20150709_065.jpg
Linder_Tribeza_20150710_Made-in-Austin-Cover0941_NEW_AshleyEdit.jpg

Winters says his inspiration comes from the city around him. “There is a great sense of illustrative style [in Austin]. It’s a combination of pastoral road signs, simple flat colors and no nonsense imagery meant to get right to the point” explains Winters.

Linder_Tribeza_Made-in-Austin-BTS_20150709_075.jpg

“Most of the wood I use is recycled/reclaimed,” says Winters. “In my day job I have a lot of scrap left over, and I’m always digging through it looking for great grain patterns unique knots … The Texas sun bakes in a lot of great textures in the paint and wood here.”

Linder_Tribeza_Made-in-Austin-BTS_20150709_025.jpg

A St. Louis native, Winters has lived in Austin for more than eight years, and currently works out of the Cherrywood home he shares with his fiancée, Keaton and dog, Ernie.

CREDITS

Photography by Sarah Frankie Linder

RELATED ARTICLES

MadeInAustin_Main.jpg

TechTechIntro.jpg

  • 0f8dfbf1-b6d6-4c56-b842-05d45acda39c.gif
  • image1.JPG
  • Elite 25_300x250.gif
  • unnamed-37.jpg
  • Copenhagen_Feb2015.jpg

SIGN UP FOR OUR WEEKLY

eNewsletter

currentIssue.png
June_Cover-108x108.jpeg
  • 1cb151d1-621d-47f9-941e-7259eea04612.gif
  • Subscribe.jpg
TRIBEZA BLOGS
Screen Shot 2016-05-06 at 2.07.04 PM.png

As the warm weather begins to set in and patio parties hit our calendars, we can’t help but embrace that summertime has returned to Austin. If you’re anything like us, you’ll be celebrating the return of the season with decadent ice cream, healthy smoothies and icy cocktails from your favorite local spots.

For those days when it’s too hot to venture out, we went to Austin’s sweet treat professionals and compiled the ultimate collection of DIY recipes to make from your home. Click through the galleries below to learn how to make everything icy and sweet, from poptails for date night to ice cream sandwiches for a dinner party.

more
unnamed.jpg

The spring edition of the Renegade Craft Fair returns for its seventh year in Austin May 14-15 at Fair Market. With over 125 makers on the roster, the scene is sure to be bustling with local artisans and DIYers slinging their unique, one-of-a-kind wares. In addition to great shopping, the RCF offers activities, special showcases and plenty of food and drink options for visitors. This year, celebrate your hard work shopping with a snack from Burro Cheese Kitchen and Lucky Lab Coffee Co. before commemorating the afternoon with some snapshots from Magnolia Photo Booth Co. But before...

more
TRIBEZA04.jpg

Inspired by the beautiful outdoor living spaces featured in our May feature The Space Between, we went window shopping and found some great outdoor furniture and accessories to liven up your outdoor patio, porch and pool. Flip through the galleries below to see how you can add a pop of color and style to your outdoor hideaway.

more
6cac5c5a8c8ab233e90140848463bee7-d1026fbadb4e268d7fc0f385121f57a3.jpg

JUDE GALLIGAN

Hundreds of people are moving to Austin each day, and downtown is one of the major hubs of growth for the city. Local real estate expert Jude Galligan discusses smart urban growth and what to expect this year as the skyline continues to evolve.

Your blog keeps Austin updated on the latest news in downtown. What is the most exciting development happening right now?

From my point of view, the most exciting development is the Waller Creek District Master Plan. Decades in the making, this transformative project came to life after designers competed for the contract. It is finally coming to downtown, bringing an imaginative chain of parks,...

more
IMG_4713.jpg

As you flip through the pages of our February Love Issue, one thing you’ll notice is the beautiful blooms that pop up throughout the magazine. We got some major googly eyes for the bouquets featured in our "Real Weddings" features, and earmarked the TRIBEZA Wedding Guide for even more Pinterest-worthy petals.

Instead of letting all that inspiration go to waste, we tried our hand at flower arranging to see what we could create. Since we consider ourselves floral design novices, we asked a few top designers...

more