Summer 2013

Digital Edition



Table of Contents

On the Cover

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    Jack Ingram

    The country crooner is living the dream, giving back to Austin and making music on his own terms. By Chad Swiatecki / Photos by Matt Lankes; Hair and Makeup by …

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Special Feature

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    Great Golf, Austin Style

    Central Texas’s golf options are top-drawer, varied and full of history, so let’s tee it up. By Steve Habel During the past two decades, Austin has become nearly as well …

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    Must-Haves for Every Golfer

    Book: The interplay between fathers and sons has long been one of golf’s most enigmatic relationships. In Golf Dads ($22), best-selling Texas-based writer and former professional Curt Sampson brings to life remarkable …

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  • 57

    Tips from a Pro

    River Place Country Club head gold pro Chris de Keratry shares the best ways to improve your game. Chris de Keratry understands that golf can be a frustrating sport, but …

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Letters

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    From the Editor

    By Deborah Hamilton-Lynne, Photo by Destry Jaimes Defying the odds, the morning of April 29th dawned partly cloudy with the sun appearing briefly and no rain just as ATX Man’s …

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Contributors

The Buzz

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    Austin 360 Amphitheater

    In an effort to permanently brand Austin as the live music capital of the world, the much-anticipated Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of the Americas— the largest outdoor entertainment venue in …

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  • 18

    The League Dinner

    Join longtime pals and actor-magicians Turk Pipkin and Harry Anderson July 1 to help them celebrate their 60th birthday with an evening of cocktails, an award-winning chef-prepared dinner and wine …

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  • 18

    Music Outside the Box

    ATX Man picks the best spots around town for easy outdoor listening, playing all summer long. The Backyard at Bee Cave Put on your reds, your whites and get ready …

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  • 18

    Break a Sweat

    Commit to a healthy beach bod this summer by signing up for these fun races. By Adam Linehan The Atlas Ride For the past nine years, a team of University …

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  • 19

    Google Fiber

    Austin Entering Fiberspace By Andy East Google unveiled plans to make Austin the next recipient of Google Fiber, its super-fast fiber-optic Internet and television service. Although Google still needs to …

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  • 19

    The One

    gadget: Rukus Solar Bluetooth Speaker The Rukus Solar Bluetooth Speaker ($150) is a wireless system that will never run out of power, thanks to the addition of a 40-square-inch embedded …

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  • 20

    By the Numbers

    ATX Man looks back and celebrates the iconic and life-changing events, inventions, happenings and people with significant milestones this year. By Rachel Merriman; Wille Nelson photo © David McClister; Titanic …

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The Good Life

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    David Garza

    Stopped just half a mile before the finish line at this year’s tragic Boston Marathon, the Austin triathlete shares his personal story of fear, inspiration and hope. By Carissa Stith …

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  • 32

    Gin City

    Refreshing drinks from three local gin distillers. By Matt McGinnins, Photos by Jojo Marion Summer calls for a cocktail as light and sassy as the skimpy sundress hugging the shape …

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  • 36

    License to Grill

    A conceptual approach to Texas’s favorite pastime: the complicated art of backyard barbecuing. By Adam Linehan Despite a recent influx of restaurants boasting the latest international culinary trends on their …

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  • 37

    Barbecue Crossroads

    Two-time James Beard Award–winner Robb Walsh talks about his latest barbecue bible and how to master the grill. A couple of years ago, writer Robb Walsh and his buddy, acclaimed …

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  • 40

    Street (Eat) Smarts

    Keep up with the ever-changing food truck scene. By Tiffany Harelik, Photos by Bonnie Berry Photography. As we say goodbye to one of Austin’s most iconic and well-known food trailer …

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    Perfecting the Craft

    Brian Peters and Amos Lowe are brewing up good things at Austin’s newest brewpub, the ABGB. By Jane Kellogg, Photo by Rudy Arocha It’s a dream that’s been fermenting in …

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    Green Getaways

    Two golf adventures to satisfy your urge to hit the exotic links. By Deborah Hamilton-Lynne Are you sitting in your office gazing out the window, feeling trapped and longing for …

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The Essentials

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    Sole Searching

    HELM laces up Austin’s fashion-forward men in handcrafted boots, designed in our own backyard. By Jane Kellogg, Store photos by Chris Bilheimer Step into the HELM Boots outpost on East …

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The Opposite Sex

In the Know

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    Beat the Heat

    Staying safe under the sweltering summer sun. By Jill Case One of the best things about living in Austin is the beautiful, warm and sunny weather year-round. But in the …

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  • 68

    Shape Up on the Green

    See improvements in your golf game with this warm-up routine before tee-off. By Ryan Nail, Photos by Rudy Arocha In every sport we strive to be the best—or at least …

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    Vacation Traditions

    Why teenagers seem to want to flush traditions, and why a cash incentive and cooler clime might just make the difference. By Clay Nichols Family traditions are fragile things: They …

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  • 72

    Foul Play

    If you’re prone to breaking the rules, take note of these five common offenses, and learn how to stay out of the slammer this summer. By Andy East Something about …

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  • 74

    Safe House

    Rest easy with an up-to-date home security plan. By Andy East Although Austin is listed as the fourth-safest major U.S. city (behind El Paso, San Diego and NYC) in the …

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  • 77

    Emily Bell

    The Texas native rock ‘n’ roll beauty is the real deal. By Adam Linehan, Photo by Gypsy Sun It’s not too often you come across a girl like Emily Bell: …

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  • 78

    Secret Society

    Fess up: Is it ever okay to keep secrets from your partner? By Eric Leech Why do you keep secrets? Perhaps you are afraid of the consequences, or the way …

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The Last Word

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    Words of Wisdom from My Dad

    A three-generation Perspective from Roy and Shay Spence. By Roy and Shay Spence, Photo by Rudy Arocha My dad, Roy Milam Spence Sr., or “Big R” as many people called …

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