East Austin

Art |
May 18, 2017

Who Gets To Keep Austin Weird?

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.

Pat’s Pick |
June 15, 2016

Nipped in the Bud

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.

Business |
February 17, 2015

Demolished East Austin Piñata Shop Is the New Center of Austin’s Gentrification Debate

When the owners of Jumpolin in East Austin went to bed on Wednesday night, they were the proprietors of a piñata shop. When they woke up on Thursday, they had a pile of rubble. But exactly what happened is still a matter of debate.

The Wanderer |
February 19, 2013

Sneak Peek: In March, The Wanderer Goes To . . .

Sometimes the best vacations are staycations. Though I didn’t have to travel very far to get to my March destination—East Austin—it was a welcome change of scenery. There are far too many shops, restaurants, bars, and other discoveries in the neighborhood to hit them all in a three-day