Winter 2013

Digital Edition



Table of Contents

On the Cover

Special Feature

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    Whiskey

    Everything you ever needed to know about the drink for every man. By Matt McGinnis; Vince Young Steakhouse photo by Ladd Photography; Ten Oak photos by Jay Conlon; Péché photo …

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    How Austin Became A Foodie Town

    By Steve Uhler; Photos by JoJo Marion; Gilmore photo by Mel Ferro Cole; Cole photo by Brett Buchanan; Bull photo by Marshall Wright; Qui photos by Adrienne Breaux; Semifreddo at …

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Letters

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    From the Editor

    By Deborah Hamilton-Lynne; Photo by Destry Jaimes Twenty two years ago when I moved to Austin, there was really no discussion of food being a major attraction; it was pretty …

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Contributors

The Buzz

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    The Buzz

    Comedy Ron White Feb. 8, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Bass Concert Hall Get ready for the crass, uncensored bluntness of chain-smoking, scotch-guzzling comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White. This small-town …

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    Five Must-Haves for the Winter Season

    By Katie Paschall CD: The Reynolds Number The Reynolds Number recently released their self-titled debut album, The Reynolds Number, for a new Texas label, Big Bend Records, on Sept. 17, …

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    Jared Dunten

    Meet Jared Dunten, copywriter at GSD&M by day and painter by night. Dunten’s work has inspired many, and his most recent work illustrating GSD&M chairman, CEO and co-founder Roy Spence’s …

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    Joel Shuler of Casa Brasil Coffees

    Blending his love of Brazil and his coffee-roasting chops, Shuler injects sabor e progresso (flavor and progress) in to Austinites’ morning joe. By Andy East “I grew up playing soccer …

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    Rides for the Holidays

    Safe and stylish driving for the holidays with R&R Limousine and Sober Monkeys. By Hope Lynn Petersen, Photos by Rudy Arocha The holidays are rapidly approaching. Parties with coworkers and …

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    Twice as Nice

    Ellis and Austin Winstanley of Tradelogic are the tastemakers behind The Tavern, Cain and Abel’s, Hill’s Café and El Arroyo. By Andy East, Photo by Rudy Arocha “Our grandfather had …

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The Good Life

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    Love, Food Truck Style

    Forget Elvis and Vegas. Keep Austin weird when you get married or renew your vows at Way South Philly. By Tiffany Harelik, Photos by Elizabeth Shear After an economic downturn, …

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    Austin Chefs Take First at National Barbecue Competition

    The Carillon’s Josh Watkins and team trounce the competition with their unique brand of barbeque. By Leo B. Carter At this year’s Smoke@ICC competition during the eighth annual International Chefs …

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    Ultimate Luxury Gift Guide

    Baby, it’s cold outside, but these gifts are hot. Written by Jacqui Devaney, Compiled by Niki Jones We’ve curated a list of gifts that are worthy of (and can probably …

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    What a Guy Wants

    Two guys’ getaways perfect for putting a smile on your guy’s face this holiday season. By Steve Habel If Christmas isn’t about gifts, then why do so many people spend …

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    The Sacred Pilgrimage to Kumbh Mela

    Photographer Greg Davis embarks on a spiritual journey to Kumbh Mela. By Leo B. Carter; Photos Courtesy of Greg Davis. In a row of converted warehouses tucked away in South …

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    Dell Children’s Gala

    Every patient has a story to share. By Hope Petersen Every patient has a story. At least that is a strong belief shared between Laura and Tommy Craddick, the chairpersons …

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The Essentials

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    Carol of the Smells

    Stuff your stockings with these select colognes. Photo by Rudy Arocha Clockwise from top left: Terre d’Hermès Eau de toilette gift set, $110; CREED Aventus vaporisateur, $300; Acqua di Parma …

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    Party Time!

    Take your holiday look from casual to formal with Laura and Tommy Craddick at the historic Hotel Ella. Photos by Annie Ray; Text by Molly McManus; Styling by Ashley Hargrove; …

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    The Dapper Hat Guide

    Avoid a brain freeze with these quintessential winter hats. Written and styled by Jacqui Devaney; Photo by Rudy Arocha It’s best to avoid falling in to the habit of overdoing …

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The Opposite Sex

In the Know

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    Is it Low T?

    Beyond the commercials. Understanding low testosterone. By Jill Case If you watch TV, you have probably seen one of the commercials for gels that treat low “T.” The commercials, which …

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    Kettlebells

    Keeping fit with a storied piece of equipment. By Ryan Nail, Photos by Rudy Arocha Kettlebells, one of the more popular pieces of fitness equipment, date back to the early …

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    Anything But Boring

    Balancing a challenging career and parenting multiples from a father of quadruplets. By Ginny Grimsley Larry Katzen forged an ambitious career as a leader at one of the world’s most …

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    Anne Hudson

    The woman behind the voice on your radio. By Adam Linehan, Photo by Annie Ray If you listen to the radio, you’re probably familiar with her voice, and if you …

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    College Hoops Preview

    An exciting season in which the ultimate winner may be determined by talent of transfers, rookies and long shooters. By Tim Reill; Photos by Cody Hamilton and courtesy of University …

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    Men’s Guide to Better Sex

    Five ways to improve your sex life. By Eric Leech Studies suggest that a good sex life helps men live a long, happy life. Of course, that could also be …

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The Last Word

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    Hugs for the Holidays

    A universal gift with the best return policy ever. By Roy Spence; Photo by Alexis Wilson, GSD&M. Book photo by Randal Ford. OK, you Austin men out there (women too, …

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