Mural on South 1st
Inside Austin's (and one of America's) best men's shops, Stag, at 1423 South Congress.
A taxidermy calf at Uncommon Objects, the terrific antiques mall (1512 South Congress).
The Austin Motel - where I stayed the last time I was in there about seven years ago. Great, but a bit different than the Saint Cecilia.
Boots that need fixin' at Texas Custom Boots at 1601 South 1st Street.
More scenes from the floor at Texas Custom Boots.
Allen Boots - a nice place to go for new boots - some great, some scary, like above-the-knee python/rhinestone numbers that ring in around $1,200 (and Stetsons - see below).
The famous Continental Club at 1315 South Congress.
Customization at Texas Custom Boots.
A seedy, yet amazing liquor option on South Congress. They have booze + mixers + snacks + lemons/limes + styrofoam coolers. All the supplies drunkards and/or football fans need under one roof. Someone should open the organic version of this: Fresh squeezed juices, bitters galore, classic and small batch spirits, high and low beer + cocktail accessories.
Payin' homage to Bud and George Strait at the Broken Spoke.
A key discovery at World Liquors - Twang Pickle Salt! Goes great with Tecate.
(On a totally separate, non-Austin note, check out Diamond Crystal's www.salt101.com site - totally cool!)
(Photos by Porter Hovey)