Wear Art Thou? Thou are on BURO!

Wear Art Thou: Austin’s Finest Boutique
By Julie Tereshchuk – Austin Writer & Magazine Editor
http://www.jtword.com/

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What are the three things that make Wear Art Thou one of Austin’s most successful independent clothing stores? Naturally, there are an extensive range of stylish eclectic clothes and accessories unique to Austin. Then there’s the fact that the store’s convenient location (close to the Burnet and 45th Street intersection) offers not just store-front parking but also a parking lot in back. However, the secret sauce has to be the customer service offered by owner Andrea Sher-Leff and her experienced staff of three. That’s what makes this one of Burnet Road’s must-visit businesses, and one of the finest boutiques in the country. “Our clothing, beautiful jewelry and comfortable atmosphere allows each shopper to feel like they are spending time with old friends,” says Andrea.

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The intimate setting of Wear Art Thou, in one of the character-filled, single-story converted homes that are becoming an increasing rarity in Austin, only adds to the store’s appeal. Do not be deceived though: once you step through those doors and onto the richly polished wooden floor, you’ll be amazed at the range and quantity of items on offer. Each inch of space has been well used and clothes from vendors including Lior, Eli, Niche and Babette (the San Francisco-based designer who manufactures all her garments in the United States) are displayed across four showrooms.

An artist in her own right, Andrea has been bringing her creativity to the clothing selection on offer since opening Wear Art Thou in 2008. Success brought change, and in March 2012 she relocated to the current Burnet Road location. Her customer service ethos is simple, and one that every woman will identify with: “I want to help my customers feel more confident about their wardrobe when they leave the shop.”

Opening times are 10-6 Tuesday through Saturday. “Come during the week for the individual experience, and Saturdays for the salon experience,” says Andrea.

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Wear Art Thou
4518 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 78756
512.323.9500
www.weararthouaustin.com
andrea@wearartthouaustin.com

Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00am-5:30pm
Closed Sunday & Monday

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BURO Editor’s note: In addition to being a BURO fan, Julie Tereshchuk is an accomplished freelance writer & editor.

Visit Julie’s blog at http://www.jtword.com/

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Making Music on BURO

By Britt Cawthon – Capital Music Center

Capital Music Center on BURO
Capital Music Center – 6101 Burnet Road. 26 years of people making music! Click for larger view.

February 13, 2014 marks our 26th Anniversary. We specialize in sales and rentals of Roland Digital Pianos and Roland V-Drums, and teaching people to play the piano and drum set. We are unique in the world of pianos and drums in the fact that we offer a complete solution to learning to play: fun and exciting teachers with music degrees, a low cost rental program, and the use technology aids to stimulate, educate, and motivate so that you ACTUALLY learn to play! People Making Music for Life!

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Capital Music Center
6101 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 78757
512-458-1933
www.capmusic.com


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Casa Chapala coming to BURO!

By Steve Cook – BURO Editor

I was driving North on Burnet Road the other day and when I crossed under the 183 bridge I noticed a bright yellow sign in the shopping center on the Northeast corner.  The sign said ‘Tequila Bar and Mexican Cantina – Coming Soon!’.

Tequila bar coming to Burnet Road

The location looked familiar and I realized it was where the Black-Eyed Pea used to be.  I stopped in and the space was under extensive construction.  I then found out it will be the new location of Casa Chapala (currently on Anderson Lane near Shoal Creek).  While having a tasty dinner at the current location I asked Casa Chapala’s marketing manger about the new location.  He informed me they would be moving to the new location sometime in Spring 2014.

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The new BURO Casa Chapala – former location of The Black-Eyed Pea


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Tiny Pies coming to BURO!

By Steve Cook – BURO Editor

Locally owned and operated Tiny Pies is moving to Burnet Road in March 2014. The mother-daughter duo, Kit Seay and Amanda Bates are delighted to open their first storefront location in Austin at 5035 Burnet Rd. Tiny Pies started just 3 years ago at the farmer’s market and has grown steadily since. Tiny Pies are hand-held pies baked fresh daily with the highest quality natural ingredients sourced from local farmers (when possible). Their pies are just like grandma used to make… only much, much, smaller.

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The new storefront will serve as Tiny Pies’ bakery and retail location. They will offer a varied menu of both savory and sweet seasonal pies selections… special breakfast items, lunch & dinner and sweet surprises.

To kick off the announcement of their storefront, they will have a “Pop Up Shop” on Friday, February 14th from 8am-6pm at their storefront (5035 Burnet Rd.) and will be selling heart shaped pies and pie pops!

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www.tinypies.com


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Peached Tortilla coming to BURO!

By Steve Cook – BURO Editor

Heard on the grapevine: The famous food trailer, The Peached Tortilla, is planning on opening a brick-and-mortar location at 5520 Burnet Road.

When I heard about this the first thing I did was check to see if BURO fan and food blogger Michelle Cheng had written anything about the Peached Tortilla on her most excellent blog –  Foodie is the New Forty.  Sure enough, Michelle had a detailed and insightful post about the Peached Tortilla trailer location.  If their new location on BURO comes even close to Michelle’s review I’ll be the first in line!

I contacted Michelle and she graciously gave permission to reprint her entire original article from February 2011.  THANKS MICHELLE!  Note:  Michelle’s blog is a fantastic resource for Austin food lovers – I encourage all BURO fans to visit Foodie is the New Forty!   Original post follows:

Monday, February 7, 2011
Getting Peached at The Peached Tortilla
By Michelle Cheng

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The Peached Tortilla open for business.

It used to be that the American Dream was defined by the small business owner who became successful by virtue of hard work and clean living. For later generations who were fortunate enough to benefit from their parents’ and grandparents’ pursuit of that dream, another element was added to the mix: the desire to succeed at something they were passionate about.

It is obvious to anyone who’s spent a few minutes talking to Eric Silverstein that he is on track to achieving the new version of the American dream. He quit a lucrative job as a lawyer in Missouri to launch The Peached Tortilla, a mobile food truck business that has spent the last four months winning the hearts of food lovers in Austin. Not only is the food being turned out of this truck outstanding, but Eric’s passion is infectious, and his humble, friendly demeanor means that every visit to The Peached Tortilla is not just a food run, but a visit to a friend.

The Peached Tortilla open for business.

As anyone who knows me knows, I tend to be a little suspicious of Asian fusion. I’m not sure whether I’m a traditionalist or just protective of the flavors I grew up with, but I typically cast a wary eye upon perceived attempts to evolve Asian flavors into something different. But Eric and his chef, Louis (who has worked the kitchens at Maria Maria and Imperia), have done this right. They’ve captured influences from Asian, Mexican, and Southern cooking and have married them in a way that makes the finished product into something altogether new, and definitely delightful. Everything I’ve tasted here was busting at the seams with bright, crisp, fresh flavors. This is Asian fusion I can get behind. Their menu tops out at $3.50, so it’s very affordable for upscale-restaurant-quality food. And with gluten-free and vegetarian options available, there’s a little something here for everyone.

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Just look at this gorgeousness. How can you not want to eat this?

 

 

 

Top: crunchy catfish taco (Southern spiced, cornmeal-encrusted catfish with creamy slaw, spicy mayo, and purple cabbage);
Bottom: banh mi taco (Vietnamese-braised pork belly topped with pickled daikon and carrot salad, sriracha mayo, and cilantro).

 

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L to R: Southern squash taco (sautéed citrus-scented summer squashes and red peppers, sweet onions, spiced pecans, basil aioli);
chicken pad thai taco (chicken sautéed in pad thai sauce with bean sprouts, peanuts, and lime wedge);
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Left: Banh mi slider (Vietnamese-braised pork belly, pickled daikon and carrot salad, sriracha mayo, cilantro)
Right: BBQ brisket slider (brisket, creamy slaw, smoky roasted peach BBQ sauce).

 

Burnet Road French Fries
Belgian fries – served with your choice of dipping sauces (peach mint, truffle mayo, bacon ranch, smoky roasted peach BBQ, or sriracha mayo). All of the ones I’ve tasted have been wonderful, but the peach mint is their special, and it is AMAZING.

Want to get peached?  These guys are on the move, so check the truck schedule on their website to find them. You’ll be glad you did.

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BURO Editor’s note:  We contacted The Peached Tortilla to see if they would like to give us some information about their new Burnet Road location.  We haven’t heard back yet but we’ll keep you posted!

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