East Austin

Who Gets To Keep Austin Weird?

May 18, 2017 By Dan Solomon

Murals at the intersection of Twelfth and Chicon on Austin’s East side were painted over recently, while famous images in the city’s tourist neighborhoods have become institutions.

Nipped in the Bud

Jun 15, 2016 By Patricia Sharpe

When Austin’s vegetable-forward restaurant Gardner failed, the proprietors transformed it into Chicon, a place aimed at the (adobo-rubbed) meat and (fingerling) potatoes crowd.