Nothing says Happy Holidays quite like a delicious roast turkey!
Roast Turkey created by Dale Whistler, the artist responsible for some of the coolest public art in Austin!
Yours for all tine,
Hyde Park Fork
work by Janna Sammon & Julie Peleaz
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
I am mother. wife. artist. working daily to create my life in as many small steps as it takes. Trying my hardest to laugh. play. listen. trust and let go every step of the way. Some days are certainly easier than others. One thing is for sure, I will always have parts of this badass little girl inside.
ARTIST STATEMENT //
At times, we have that inner voice compelling us to plan ahead, rush to the next task so we can check off those boxes, or stick to the routine so as not to rock the boat. Experimenting with alcohol inks commands me to be in the present moment and extinguish that voice as I respond and surrender to the viscous story unfolding in front of me. There is a natural, intuitive conversation that takes place between myself and the medium, as I explore feelings of liberation, transformative growth and taking chances.
Alcohol Inks are a relatively new medium in the fine art world. The inks come in dropper bottles and are applied to a heat-resistant smooth surface. Varying amounts of rubbing alcohol are poured to dilute the pigment, and the flow of the ink is directed by a heat emboss tool that blows hot air. It is a bit of a science experiment depending on the order of application, the flow of the ink, and the direction and closeness of the hot air. The beauty of the finished product is the result of a give and take between artist and medium, where influence transcends control.
“Catalyst”, 36″ x 48″, oil
Hyde Park Bar & Grill South will display 60 paintings from The Bunkhouse Gallery Artists, a group of artists who frequent artists’ retreat at the historic Wenmohs Ranch. The subjects range from food to flora to fauna to fantasy, with use of vibrant color as a unifying theme.
Come view the work and meet the artists:
Mon, Jan 12, 5 to 7pm
Hyde Park Bar & Grill South
4521 West Gate, Austin 78745
Complimentary appetizer buffet, drinks at happy hour prices.
The Bunkhouse Gallery Artists’ work will be on display Jan 11 – Feb 22.
Contact Anne Ducote for purchase information – firstname.lastname@example.org.
There’s a blogger in Austin you really should make it a point to read: Hipstercrite, created by the lovely and talented 20-something writer / filmmaker / fashion & design maven Lauren Modery.
She’s a New York transplant by way of LA who wised up and made the move to Austin just in time to build an enthusiastic following for her lively, entertaining blog and be named Austin’s “Blogger of the Year” at the Austin Blogger Awards in 2010. Her work has been mentioned in Texas Monthly, Mental Floss, Mashable, HuffingtonPost, Houston Chronicle, Le Temps and Le Soir. The short film she co-wrote and co-produced, Loves Her Gun, won the Louis Black Lone Star award at SXSW 2013.
Creative and resourceful, she’s exactly the kind of person we want to have make our fair, weird city home. So we urge you to read her work, hire her to write for you, support her film projects, and say howdy when you see her.
She recently named Hyde Park Bar & Grill, along with several of our long-time restaurant brethren in a list of “Austin’s Best Restaurants That Don’t Cost An Arm and a Leg.” We are pleased and flattered and wanted to return the favor, hence this tip of our hat to you, Hipstercrite. May Austin be the home that you want it to be!
Sometimes it’s hard to remember that we were not always a foodie town, that the current array of tastebud-boggling options was not always on our social menu. So it’s easy for old favorites to get lost in the din of dinnertime dilemmas. Strolling in and sitting down at one of Austin’s two Hyde Park Bar & Grills after not being there for a while and ordering one of their perfect meat-and-two-veg standards, like their pan-roasted chicken with green beans and mashers in a delicate tarragon jus, is much like that first holiday back home after being away at school: The experience is not just nourishing, it’s visceral, packed with mouthfeel memory and the revelation that while we may not have always been a foodie town, we’ve always had someone and somewhere saving us a seat at the table and pointing us in the right direction. — Austin Chronicle
Thank you. We are so honored. Come by & get comfortable.
(Spoiler alert) We couldn’t agree more. We are proud to be in one of Austin’s most historic, and thoroughly walkable neighborhoods.
Our neighbors in historic Hyde Park have outdone themselves once again.
As neighborhoods go, the one from which our restaurant takes its name is one of the most organized, active, passionate, inclusive, diverse, creative and resourceful communities in the city.
They banded together as a community, raised funds, got donations of time and talent, and created a beautiful mural at our beloved Shipe Pool!
Congratulations to all involved!
Community Unveiling of the Shipe Park Pool Mosaic Mural
June 29, 2013 – 7:00pm
4400 Avenue G, Austin, TX 78751
Looking for a spot for a private party for up to 80 people? Check out our patio at the Westgate location.
If you’d like to hold an event on our patio, talk with Daniel Caudle at Hyde Park Bar & Grill at Westgate — 899-2700. He’ll work out the details for you to have a fantastic private affair.