Forbes’ named East Austin the no. 7 hippest hipster neighborhood in America, beating out other popular spots such as New Orlean’s Warehouse District and Downtown Portland.
Though there is nothing remotely groundbreaking about this honor, it’s always fun to see our little neighborhood mentioned in the press.
The Armageddon-like proportions of Austin’s allergies are making it difficult for me to walk, let alone think right now, so in lieu of a waxed poem about my beloved neighborhood, I’m going to share with you some of my favorite East Austin photos I’ve taken over the years.
Though I’ve had my ups and downs with the neighborhood, there is no place else I’d rather live in Austin (except for maybe Hyde Park).
Selfie at Longbranch Inn on 11th Street
Geoff at Thunderbird Coffee on Manor Road
An adorable (and tasty!) Iced Latte with homemade vanilla syrup from Vintage Heart Coffee on E. 7th Street
Delicious homemade bread bowl soup from Gourmands on Webberville Road
Iconic Sam’s BBQ on E. 12th Street, where you don’t need teeth to eat their beef
The Red Swing Project off of Tillery Road
Tillery Street Plant Company on Tillery Road
HOPE Farmer’s Market at Pine Street Station
Wall art on Manor Road
The nation’s first zero-packaging, zero-waste grocery store, In.gredients, located on Manor Road
East Austin letterpress on Tillery Road
East Austin Studio Tour at Super!Alright! on Chicon Street
Landscape design & greenhouse, Big Red Sun, located on Cesar Chavez Street
East Austin garden
Sherman, our East Austin feral kitten, who passed away, sadly
i’ve decided that the best way to go would be drowning in a bread bowl of soup at gourmand’s.
Tell me about it! Last night we went there and I finally got to try the black bean soup! My favorite is still the cream of mushroom.
A little later this month, I am going to “Hearts and Robots” off 13th and rosewood, the name itself was so adorable I had to give it a spin. Most salons are so expensive in Austin, but the price was right, sorry Urban Betty!
I have been wanting to give the east-side a try, it is quickly becoming drinking (if you are into that) escape from the yuppy to fratty continuum of sixth street. North ATX with the exception of Anderson Lane is so boring. I may consider moving there once I get my financial ducks in a row.
I used to live near the old Hearts and Robots. Never went there, but they seem like nice folk. Let me know how it goes! I need a haircut!
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