Liberty Kitchen has just started making waves in Austin with a coastal seafood menu and everything-but-the-kitchen-sink dishes like the monster Heisenburg-er. Newly opened in Old West Austin*, the Houston group’s Austin outpost has a laid back neighborhood feel that is removed from the hustle and bustle of downtown Austin.
When word of the Grateful Dead began oozing out of San Francisco in 1966, they were as much a religious calling as a rock & roll combo. In Texas, that slot of high-octane psychedelic music had already been filled by our beloved 13th Floor Elevators, but something about the Dead was undeniable.
Remember when Republicans kept saying marriage equality would wreck marriage? Seems the real danger is the GOP, since Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview, thinks we just should get rid of the institution altogether.
I spent the day outside of a county clerk’s offices with about 30 other people there to cheer on couples coming in droves to get their marriage licenses. It was 97 degrees in the shade, no gun rights activists showed up to stunt, and no one fainted. Here are highlights from a day of ground zero happiness for LGBT people in Austin, Texas.
Listeners of Walker Lukens’ 2013 debutDevoted may have pegged the Austinite as a solemn singer-songwriter in search of earnest emotional connections. He demonstrated his true colors as a loop-inducing pop experimenter on this year’s wily doo-wop/indie rock single “Every Night,” produced by Spoon drummer Jim Eno.
Everybody else is talking about the food, but right now we’re gonna talk a bit about the look of the place. About the gorgeous interior of the restaurant venue itself, about the signage, the whole menus-and-business-cards-and-collateral branding of this dining establishment called VIA 313.