Posts Tagged ‘Chez Nous’

Not just shelter-related shopping

Domino magazine devotes three pages of its very last issue to small businesses on Burnet, North Lamar, the east side, downtown, and South Lamar, with an extensive visit to South Congress. Austin itself is tagged with all the usual cliches: “home to cowboys, hipsters, musicians and other metropolitan transplants looking for a laid-back way of life” is a sample. Nevertheless, the photographs (by Justin Bernhaut) are evocative, and the reporter (Rita Konig) visits some unique-to-Austin shops and such food-related establishments as Chez Nous, Jo’s, Enoteca Vespaio, Torchy’s, Hey Cupcake, and Flip Happy Crepes. Here’s a puzzler, though, about Allens Boots: “This is true Texas in a gun-toting, hardscrabble, slightly scary way.” The March issue is on the stands now. Browsers will find the listings and pix on pages 14-16. There are a few inspirations here for entertaining out-of-town visitors. Note to self: make a point of checking out Domy Books.

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