Featuring Contributing Writer Kathryn “Celeste” Durham, MD in the May / June Issue of InFluential Magazine

Kathryn Celeste Durham, MD

Kathryn Celeste Durham, MD

Kathryn “Celeste” Durham, MD, enjoys working with patients of all ages from her U.S. Dermatology Partners location in Fort Worth, Texas. Her particular interests include atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, acne and skin cancer, and she is passionate about helping patients improve their quality of life with good skin care. Dr. Durham graduated summa cum laude from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in biology. She earned her Doctorate of Medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Durham then completed her dermatology residency training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Durham is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology, and has been published in a number of journals, including the prestigious Journal of American Academy of Dermatology.

We invite you to read Dr. Durham’s informative health & wellness article titled The Ugly Truth About “Base Tans” published in our May / June Issue of InFluential Magazine.

 

The Briscoe Presents George Catlin’s North American Indian Portfolio

Exhibition showcases rare, vibrant images of 19th century Native Americans

The Briscoe Western Art Museum is pleased to present its summer exhibition showcasing a very rare deluxe set of George Catlin’s North American Indian Portfolio. This edition of 31 hand-painted color plates is one of only three known sets still in existence. Catlin’s Portfolio is among the most famous color plate books relating to North America’s Native populations produced in the 19th century.

Plate 1. North American Indians.

Plate 1. North American Indians.

George Catlinwas one of the first artists to venture along the western reach of the Missouri River to study and document the Native peoples of the region. From 1832 to 1837, Catlin spent the summer months sketching the tribes of the Great Plains and then finished his pictures in oils during the winter. Catlin’s North American Indian Portfolio contains the lithographic prints resulting from his years of painting, living with, and traveling amongst tribes such as the Mandan, Sioux (Lakota), Blackfeet, Crow and several others.  Overall, Catlin painted around 600 highly realistic and powerfully projected portraits of Indians, carefully recording their dress, culture, and way of life.

Plate 5:  Buffalo Hunt, Chase.

Plate 5: Buffalo Hunt, Chase.

In addition to publishing the Portfolio, Catlin also spent from 1837 to 1852 touring the United States, England, France, and Holland, exhibiting his collection of paintings with examples of Native American arts and crafts. He was accompanied by representative members of the Indian tribes he painted during this time. Financial problems in 1852 caused Catlin to lose his collection. He spent his later years making trips to South and Central American, sketching the Native peoples there.

Plate 21:  Ball Players.

Plate 21: Ball Players.

The Briscoe’s Catlin’s North American Indian Portfolio exhibition is FREE for members and with paid Museum admission and will be on display from June 23 – September 4, 2017. The exhibition also includes excerpts from the documentary film, Frontier Visionary: George Catlin and the Plains Indians,produced by the Smithsonian American Art Museum1 and a reference reading area. The Briscoe Museum offers extended hours and free admission every Tuesday from 4:00-9:00pm.

1Frontier Visionary: George Catlin and the Plains Indians (Washington, DC: Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2002)

About The Briscoe Western Art Museum:

The Briscoe Western Art Museum, named in honor of the late Texas Gov. Dolph Briscoe Jr. and his wife, Janey Slaughter Briscoe, preserves and presents the art, history and culture of the American West through engaging exhibitions, educational programs and public events reflective of the region’s rich traditions and shared heritage. Located along the San Antonio River Walk, the museum’s campus includes the restored 1930s former San Antonio Public Library building, which now serves as the museum space with nine galleries on three levels; the three-story Jack Guenther Pavilion, used for event rentals and programs; and the outdoor McNutt Sculpture Garden. For more information about The Briscoe Western Art Museum, visit BriscoeMuseum.org, follow on Twitter @BriscoeMuseum or “Like” on Facebook @TheBriscoe.

Unique Idea House Makes Waves On Texas Coast

Cinnamon Shore and Texas Monthly Unveil First Ever Gulf Coast Show Home

The first ever Texas Monthly Gulf Coast Show Home, a collaboration between Texas Monthly and Cinnamon Shore, a pedestrian-friendly planned community nestled behind 300 feet of protective dunes, opens to the public for home tours beginning Memorial Day through Labor Day. A percentage of tour ticket proceeds will benefit Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) at University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTmsi) and Cinnamon Shore Giving Fund. Located at 200 Round Road in Cinnamon Shore on Mustang Island, the property is minutes away from Port Aransas and Corpus Christi.

“The Texas Monthly Idea House is all about inspiration,” said Jeff Lamkin, Principal and Developer of Cinnamon Shore. “Idea House Tour goers will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the Mustang Island experience and lifestyle.

Cinnamon Shore and Texas Monthly are shining a light on the warm and welcoming Texas Coast with the development of the Texas Monthly Gulf Coast Show Home that highlights the unique advantages to owning a home in a community-driven, family-friendly beach environment. Cinnamon Shore offers first-class amenities including beautiful groomed beaches, pools, parks, stocked lakes, restaurants, kid’s camps, live music in the Town Center and more. A designated concierge offers homeowners scheduling services to the endless activities available on Mustang Island.

The multi-generational vacation home boasts clean lines, simple massing and understated, yet meticulous architecture, like the two-story wrap around porch that allows social interaction with the community, as well as privacy; thanks to innovative wood screens that open and close. Combining classic building traditions with cutting-edge design and furnishings, the show home features sustainable interior and exterior building products that maximize new technologies. The main living space is on the second floor, with gathering space in the kitchen and family room, where timeless light fixtures in classic designs from Circa Lighting add panache and focal points within the soaring space. A third-floor suite guarantees a little peace-and-quiet, and a stairway and reliable, space-saving unit with custom designed interiors from D&D Elevators, Inc., provides easy access to this getaway retreat. Downstairs, a kid-friendly bunkroom opens to a second living space, and a nearby bedroom allows adults to keep an eye on things. Sliding barn-style doors offer additional privacy and epitomize the home’s hand-hewn character. Helping oversee the home from afar, the Carrier® Côr™ Home Automation System allows remote monitoring through a mobile app—an added level of security for such a well-designed home.

With interiors by celebrated designers from Brewer Designs, the custom-built home will be a private sanctuary with all the modern comforts and conveniences offered. The home is designed by Austin based Architecture firm Davies Collaborative, and built by Legacy DCS. Davies Collaborative is known for creating distinctive, sustainable architecture that fosters community and maximizes energy efficiency. Legacy DCS is renowned for developing green homes and green communities by using sustainable building practices and earth-friendly products. The home design was certified platinum by the Coastal Bend Green Built sustainable building initiative, the highest level of compliance.

Texas Monthly Idea House Tour Information

Hours of Operation: Open Memorial Day through Labor Day; Tuesday – Sunday from 10am – 5pm

Parking: Complimentary parking available on Grand Blvd.

Lodging: For lodging please visit http://reservations.cinnamonshore.com/ or call 361.749.0422

What Else To Do: World class coastal dining at Lisabella’s in Cinnamon Shore, Schlitterbahn Water Park, Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center, Sandcastle building, deep sea fishing, live music and more.

“We have enjoyed our partnership with our friends at Cinnamon Shore to create the first ever Texas Monthly Gulf Coast Home,” said David B. Dunham, publisher of Texas Monthly. “The home reflects the best of Texas’ great coastal traditions and is available for purchase to some lucky family.”

About Cinnamon Shore:

Cinnamon Shore is a pedestrian-friendly planned community nestled behind 300 feet of protective dunes located on Mustang Island. Every detail of Cinnamon Shore was thoughtfully designed to embrace the beauty of Mustang Island and the slow-paced charm of a walking neighborhood with amenities including beautiful beaches, pools, parks, stocked lakes, restaurants, kid’s camps, a bustling town center and more. For more information, please visit http://www.cinnamonshore.com. Follow us: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter (@cinnamonshore).

About Texas Monthly:

Texas Monthly is an award-winning general-interest magazine best-known for its longform journalism, political reporting, reader service, design, and photography. Texas Monthly has a circulation of 300,000 and is read by more than 2.7 million people each month—one out of every eight Texas adults. Texas Monthly is published by Emmis Publishing, L.P. Emmis owns and operates radio stations and other magazines.

The Salt Lick Announces Pizza Nights At The Salt Lick Cellars / April Reservations Available Now

The Salt Lick will soon offer patrons a unique dining opportunity with the return of Pizza Nights at The Salt Lick Cellars, the beloved Driftwood restaurant’s tasting room and outdoor seating area. Pizza Nights will take place once a week throughout the month of April.

Pizza Nights at The Salt Lick Cellars will feature a specially curated menu of artisanal Italian pizza offerings that highlight both traditional pizzas as well as several more unique options. Several pizzas were in fact inspired by and created from The Salt Lick’s typical menu offerings, such as the Smoked BBQ Pizza, which is topped off with The Salt Lick’s mouth-watering burnt ends, pulled pork, and sausage.

Those inclined toward meat-free fare need not be excluded from this unique opportunity as the menu also features several vegetarian-friendly options. Veggie-focused pizza offerings include The Mushroom, which is topped with garlic and EVOO, mushrooms, Fontina, Gruyère, and fresh arugula. Additionally, attendees will be able to purchase from a wide selection of delectable wines from The Salt Lick Cellars, including many that are from the surrounding Texas Hill Country region.

Those interested in attending Pizza Nights at The Salt Lick Cellars are encouraged to act quickly, as seats for each tasting event are limited. All reservations must be made by calling Salt Lick Cellars directly at (512) 829-4013.

Thursday, April 13

Wednesday, April 19

Thursday, April 27

Salt Lick Cellars

18300 Farm to Market Rd 1826

Driftwood, TX 78619 

PIZZA NIGHT AT THE SALT LICK CELLARS - MENU: 

PIZZAS:

THE ORIGINAL
Zesty red sauce, garlic, mozzarella, Parmesan – $9

MARGHERITA
Zesty red sauce, house mozzarella, basil – $9

FOUR CHEESE
Driftwood garlic sauce, pork fennel sausage, caramelized onion, ricotta cheese, mozzarella, Pecorino Romano, Parmesan – $12

MUSHROOM
Garlic & EVOO, mushrooms, Fontina, Gruyère, fresh arugula – $11
Add a sunny-side up egg for $2

BUTTERNUT SQUASH
Bacon, mozzarella, sage leaf, walnut, seasonal crème fraiche – $13

SMOKED BBQ
Zesty red sauce, mozzarella, Salt Lick burnt ends, pulled pork, Salt Lick sausage, roasted red peppers, red onions, garlic – $11

APPETIZERS:

BRISKET STUFFED MUSHROOMS
$8

MEATBALLS
With polenta, pesto, mascarpone, zesty red sauce, basil – $9

CHEESE BOARD
With fruit and nuts – $14

Touch Down in Houston for the Big Game

February is fast approaching, and with it the year’s largest football event. Fans will come from across the nation to experience the highly anticipated Sunday football game in Houston, Texas.

With mild weather, amazing city views, a walkable cultural district and delectable food, visitors will have plenty to keep them busy during their visit to the nation’s fourth largest city.

Check out the game (even if you don’t have a seat)

Snagged tickets to the big game? Make sure you check out the “know before you go” transportation details and plan accordingly. Once there, NRG Stadium will be ready, rain or shine. With pro football’s first retractable roof, the stadium is nearly as much of a spectacle as the game itself.

No tickets? No problem. There are some amazing events happening just outside of NRG, such as the Houston Touchdown Tour or LIVE Fan Festival in Discovery Green Park, which will feature concerts from various Texas artists over the course of nine days leading up to the event. Both events offer free admission and feature fun for everyone! Houston is also filled with restaurants, bars and breweries perfect for catching the game! Some local favorites include:

* Saint Arnold Brewing Company: As Texas’ oldest craft brewery, Saint Arnold is home to a passionate fan base of beer aficionados, along with people just looking for a fun place to hang out. You can take an official brewery tour or simply enjoy a pint while watching the game in the Beer Hall.

* 8th Wonder Brewery: Named for Houston’s infamous Astrodome, dubbed the eighth wonder of the world in 1965, 8th Wonder has taken over a “dome-like” warehouse in East downtown. The company explores various styles of beer from around the world, which you can try for yourself at the WonderWorld taproom.

* The Hay Merchant: Located in a remodeled building featuring worn brick from its original 1940′s structure, Hay Merchant offers a relaxed atmosphere complete with 80 types of beer on tap.

* West Alabama Ice House: Open since 1928, West Alabama Ice House means business. The cut and dry bar doesn’t serve food or liquor, only the usual beer standards plus Saint Arnold seasonal brews and a small wine selection.

* Pub Fiction: With a full selection of liquor, beer and wines and a heavy emphasis on sports with every inch of wall space filled by the latest HD screens, Pub Fiction is a great spot to catch the game. With a recently expanded patio, this spot will be an ideal accommodation for Houstonians and visitors alike come Feb. 5.

Explore the city

Paint the town your team colors! As the largest city in Texas, Houston is filled with so many entertaining things to do. Hit up Buffalo Bayou Park and “burp the bayou.” Built as part of a 1998 art project, you’re able to send a massive bubble to the water’s surface with the push of a small, red button. A great place to relax or take the kids and get a breath of fresh air, the park is also great to hike, canoe, bike and see bats under the bridge.

For the perfect photo opp to document your time in Houston, ride to the top of JP Morgan Chase Tower for an incredible view of the Houston skyline, snap a photo in front of the infamous biscuit paint wall or one of Houston’s many wall murals, and definitely make sure to visit Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park, featuring a 64-foot waterfall.

Visit the renowned Space Center Houston, an educational complex and space museum with more than 400 space artifacts. The center serves as a nonprofit gateway to NASA Johnson Space Center and is Houston’s only Smithsonian Affiliate museum.

Midtown Houston is the heart of Houston night life. Grab drinks and dance the night away with friends at the many bars and clubs the city has to offer in celebration or defeat. Houston is also filled with an underground society of secret bars, such as Last Concert Café and 13 Celsius. Beware, as some of these hotspots are password protected.

Stroll through the cultural district. Houston’s Museum District is comprised of 19 museums located within approximately one and a half miles of downtown, making it the country’s fourth largest museum district. Ten of the 19 museums always feature free general admission, including the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston Center for Photography and DiverseWorks.

Eat everything

Save the wings for Sunday, and explore the diverse food scene throughout Houston. As part of the Gulf Coast region, Houston is well known for its Cajun food. Get a taste of Louisiana at Zydeco Louisiana Diner, Brennan’s of Houston and Bernadine’s.

Like any big city, Houston also hosts a variety of global cuisines, including French, Indian and Pakistani, Japanese and Italian. However, when in Texas you can’t miss the barbecue, tacos and Tex-Mex. Local favorites include Goode Company Barbeque, Gatlin’s BBQ, El Tiempo Cantina, Texas founded-Torchy’s Tacos, Cuchara, Hugo’s and The Original Ninfa’s.

Extend your stay

Spending a few extra days in the Lone Star State? There are a number of incredible destinations that are quick drive or flight from Houston. San Antonio, Austin and Dallas are all within a three and a half hour drive or 50 minute flight from Houston. If you’re looking for a shorter drive but want to feel further away from city life, head 45 minutes south to Galveston Island. This beautiful beach town has everything from luxurious resorts to cottage-style beach rentals. Visitors can take advantage of the deep sea fishing, a family-friendly pleasure pier, and of course, all the fresh Gulf seafood you can handle.

Whatever you do for the big game, be sure to make your game plan early! For more information about travel experiences in the Lone Star State, visit www.TravelTexas.com and find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. (BPT)

Spring into Summer in the Lone Star State

When it comes to spring and summer vacations, Texas is full of possibilities, boasting more than 600 miles of coastline, scenic mountain ranges, historic sites and more. With activities like dolphin watching, deep sea fishing, bird watching and hiking, visitors will never be bored.

For a Gulf Coast adventure, Corpus Christi is a must-see and one of the world’s top kiteboarding destinations. Just down the road from Corpus Christi is Port Aransas, a coastal town where chartered boats with local guides and equipment are available for deep sea fishing experiences that will have you reeling in red snapper, wahoo, blue marlin and more in a matter of hours. Galveston, a unique 32-mile beach town, offers everything from soft sandy beaches to one of the largest, most historically significant collections of 19th-century buildings. Additionally, Galveston is one of the top locations for birding in the United States as the island is home to more than 500 species of birds.

If you prefer mountains to waves, West Texas is the place for you. You’ll be amazed by the beauty of the Big Bend National Park in Big Bend, the Davis Mountains State Park in Fort Davis and the Franklin Mountains State Park in El Paso. In addition to hiking through scenic mountain ranges, West Texas is home to many outdoor activities. Take a dip in the world’s largest spring-fed swimming pool, Balmorhea, horseback ride, white water raft on the Rio Grande River, kayak, canoe, stargaze at the McDonald Observatory and more.

Another popular state park, Palo Duro Canyon, cuts through the heart of the Texas Panhandle just south of Amarillo and is nicknamed the Grand Canyon of Texas. At roughly 60 miles long, up to 20 miles wide and around 266 yards deep, it is the second largest canyon in the country. Further South in the Texas Hill Country, Enchanted Rock is an ancient pink granite dome that has attracted visitors for thousands of years. A variety of outdoor activities are sure to keep visitors busy, including hiking, camping, rock climbing, birding, geocaching and stargazing. In fact, Enchanted Rock is one of two Texas state parks designated as an International Dark Sky Park by the International Dark-Sky Association.


Want to make a splash? Take a swim in one of Austin’s swimming holes. Barton Springs Pool is one of Austin’s famous landmarks and easily the most popular swimming hole in the city. Spring fed, Barton Springs Pool is over three acres and remains 70 degrees year round. Another famous swimming hole, Hamilton Pool, was created thousands of years ago when an underground river collapsed creating the sunken grotto. With a 50-foot waterfall spilling from an outcropping of limestone into the jade green pool, it is a site to behold.

South of Austin in New Braunfels, Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort has been named the best water park in the nation for 17 years. With tube chutes, water coasters, a sea creature cove, lazy rivers and more, visitors of all ages will have a blast at an affordable price.

Not near New Braunfels? Don’t worry! There’s plenty of fun to be had in Arlington at one of the biggest theme parks in the state, Six Flags Over Texas. Its claim to fame is The Texas Giant, while the kids will enjoy Bugs Bunny Boomtown. Across the street, more than 3 million gallons of water await at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor. In San Antonio, Six Flags Fiesta Texas offers a variety of musical performances and shows in addition to rides. The park is home to Batman: The Ride, a new world class 4D Free Fly Coaster that thrusts riders into an immersive, high-speed Gotham City adventure.

Perhaps the most important theme park of all in the state of Texas is Morgan’s Wonderland. Located in San Antonio with inclusion as its guiding principle, Morgan’s Wonderland was designed with special-needs individuals in mind and built for everyone’s enjoyment. The 25-acre, completely wheelchair-accessible park features more than 25 attractions.

Not to mention, San Antonio is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site San Antonio Missions. The state’s most iconic mission is the Alamo, however, Spanish priests established five additional Catholic missions: San Antonio de Valero, San José, Concepción, San Juan and Espada, along the San Antonio River. The traditions established by the mission’s friars still influence the culture of San Antonio today.

With great weather and plenty to do, you can’t go wrong when spending your spring and summer in Texas. For more information about travel experiences in the Lone Star State, visit www.TravelTexas.com and find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Texas Cultural Trust Announces Billy Gibbons as Spokeperson of Texas Rising Stars Campaign in Support of Texas Young Masters Scholarship Program

2016 Young Masters Award Ceremony with Special Guests Blackshear Elementary Fine Arts Academy & The Peterson Brothers

Bill Gibbons (Photography Courtesy of Gerardo Ortiz)

Bill Gibbons (Photography Courtesy of Gerardo Ortiz)

The Texas Cultural Trust announces the Texas Rising Stars campaign, its second crowdfunding campaign as a way to continue to broaden support for the arts while raising vital funds for the next generation of Texas talent.  Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top is the official spokesperson of the campaign that will run Tuesday, February 1st, through Tuesday, March 1st.  The Texas Rising Stars campaign has a goal of $20,000, which will provide two very deserving young artists with an annual $5,000 grant for two years.  The Trust chose to use crowdfunding to connect with a new level of engagement, andto strengthen the message that arts are for everybody to enjoy, to participate in, and to support.  The Texas Rising Stars Campaign can be found at www.TxRisingStars.CauseVox.com, when it goes live on February 1st, and can be followed on Facebook and Twitter using #TxRisingStars.

A 2011 Texas Medal of Arts honoree in music, Billy Gibbons is one third of the “little band from Texas,” ZZ Top.  Together they released such hits as “Gimmie All Your Lovin’”, “Sharp Dressed Man” and “Legs” from their seminal album, Eliminator, which stayed on the charts for over three years and was certified Platinum over ten times.  Gibbons was ranked #32 by Rolling Stone Magazine’s list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.  The Trust is thrilled to have one of its Texas Legends help support #TxRisingStars as it continues to use new and creative ways to bring the arts to the forefront, as well as promote the importance of the arts in educating our children and sustainingTexas’ economy.

“The Young Masters is all about pushing boundaries, and that includes age,” said Texas Cultural Trust Executive Director, Jennifer Ransom Rice. “We want to push the boundaries of not only who is able to create amazing art, but who can support it as well.  We want to engage arts enthusiasts of all ages and giving abilities, and show how they are vital in sustaining Texas’ vibrant arts legacy.  And we are thrilled that one of our Texas legends has agreed to support this important initiative.  Having Billy Gibbons on board will help further our message that everyone’s support of the arts is crucial, at every level, and even nominal donations can add up to make a big difference.  These young people represent a wide-variety of disciplines, and our state’s cultural future.  The Trust is proud to recognize our next generation of Texas legends, and arts supporters.”

The Texas Rising Stars campaign features donation levels of $10, $20, $50, and $100, with the option to donate larger amounts.  Gibbons will record a radio spot and video that will showcase the importance of supporting the arts and will help promote the campaign’s efforts to go viral. The campaignwill also include a “Toolkit” that contains letters, a Young Masters informational video, photographs, and graphic elements that anyone interested in promoting this initiative via their own personal contacts, social media, and networking channels may use. In addition, there will be opportunities for participants to win special prizes.

The Trust and the Texas Commission on the Arts will present the 2016 Texas Young Masters Class on Monday, April 25th, at 7 pm at ZACH Theatre in Austin.  Fifteen of the state’s most talented young artists will be awarded $10,000 grant scholarships to further their artistic study in a variety of artistic subjects.  This very special evening will include performances by the Blackshear Elementary Fine Arts Academy Choir and Austin’s own Peterson Brothers.  The event will include a presentation of medals to the 2016 class of Texas Young Masters by Honorary Chair First Lady Cecilia Abbott.  The Texas Young Masters program is a joint initiative between the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) and the Texas Cultural Trust (TCT), recognizing excellence in 8th through 11th grade students engaged in the study of various artistic disciplines, including dance, literary arts, media arts/film, music, theatre, musical theatre, and visual arts. Students are awarded $5,000 per year for to two years to further pursue their artistic training.  Tickets on sale soon.

For more information on the Texas Young Masters program, visit www.txculturaltrust.org/programs/young-masters.   For more information on the Texas Rising Stars Campaign, visit www.TxRisingStars.CauseVox.com when it goes live on February 1st.

Celebrating NYE at Sala & Betty and The Hightower

Sala & Betty will be celebrating with a delicious 3 course menu with optional wine pairings and The Hightower will be serving its regular dinner menu and will be giving all guests a complimentary glass of champagne.
SALA & BETTY
NYE Special Menu:
3 course menu  - $35 + tax
3 course menu with wine pairing-  $50 + tax
Starting at 5PM
To make reservations, call Sala & Betty at (512) 645-0214
Appetizers
House Smoked Salmon, Fennel Relish, Pomegranite, Caraway Toast
Roasted Beets, Apple Butter, Toasted Pecans, Swiss Chard
Prawn Bisque, Gulf Prawn, Sherry, Tarragon
Roasted Black Drum (Photography Courtesy of Drew DeGennaro)

Roasted Black Drum (Photography Courtesy of Drew DeGennaro)


Entrees
Roasted Black Drum, Parsley-Garlic Crumbs, Melted Leeks, Roasted Red Peppers, Dates
Red Wine Braised Short Rib, Potato Puree, Carrots, Turnips, Celery
Quail, Kale, Bacon, Pickled Pearl Onions, Dijon Mustard

Bread Pudding (Photography Courtesy of Drew DeGennaro)

Bread Pudding (Photography Courtesy of Drew DeGennaro)

Dessert
Bread Pudding, Brown Sugar, Pear, Pine Nut
Peppermint Brûlée, Strawberries

THE HIGHTOWER 
Brussels Sprouts (Photography Courtesy of Drew DeGennaro)

Brussels Sprouts (Photography Courtesy of Drew DeGennaro)

Grit Fried Chicken Tacos (Photography Courtesy of Drew DeGennaro)

Grit Fried Chicken Tacos (Photography Courtesy of Drew DeGennaro)

NYE: Will be serving its regular dinner menu and giving all guests a complimentary glass of champagne.  Now accepting reservations at (512) 524-1448.

Celebrating at Goodall’s Kitchen New Year’s Eve Dinner

Hotel Ella (Photograph Courtesy of Jake Holt)

Goodall’s Kitchen (Photograph Courtesy of Jake Holt)

Reservations are now available at one of our favorite dining establishments, Goodall’s Kitchen, for the Goodall’s Kitchen New Year’s Eve dinner on Thursday, December 31 from 5 p.m.-11 p.m. The dinner offers a special prix fixe three course menu for $70 per person that includes chilled lobster, black pepper tagliatelle, a dark chocolate ganache tart and more. Beverages available for purchase.

Reservations are available between 5-11 p.m and as always, there is complimentary valet parking.
See the three course menu below or follow this link for menu & reservation details: http://goodallskitchen.com/menu/new-years-eve.

FIRST COURSE

  • WINTER SQUASH SOUP spiced hazelnuts, crème fraîche, fried sage (g)
  • BLACKENED CARROT SALAD avocado, pickled onion, cilantro, feta (g)
  • CHILLED LOBSTER almond milk, grapefruit, tarragon, red endive, tomalley dressing (g)
  • CHARRED OCTOPUS green garbanzo bean, fresno chile, blood orange (g)
  • BEEF TARTARE farm egg, house mustard, cornichon

MAIN COURSE

  • FALAFEL eggplant, cucumber, lemon, chickpeas (v,g)
  • BLACK PEPPER TAGLIATELLE braised rabbit, white wine, herb-scented pecorino
  • GRILLED PORK CHOPS cannellini beans, arugula, parmesan (g)
  • PAN ROASTED SEA SCALLOPS caramelized spaghetti squash, capers, sultana raisins (g)
  • LAMB T-BONE panisse, charred onion, salsa verde(g)
  • GRILLED BEEF SHORT RIB pan roasted wild mushrooms, red wine, pt. reyes blue cheese (g)

DESSERT

  • DARK CHOCOLATE GANACHE TART hazelnut praline, espresso gelato, caramel
  • LIME MADELEINE CAKE vanilla-mint crémeux, passionfruit sorbet, champagne gastrique

Space is limited. See the full menu and make your reservation here: goodallskitchen.com/menu/new-years-eve.

 

Ann Webb Announces the Launch of AW Clinicals

Renowned medical esthetician Ann Webb has been helping women look and feel their best for over a decade. A leader in the field of medical esthetics, Webb has launched her second skin care line, AW Clinicals. Developed in her own Ann Webb Skin Clinic located in Austin, Texas, the line includes spa grade cleansers, serums and peels that can be used at home to maintain healthy and more youthful looking skin.

Ann developed a passion for skin care after struggling with acne and general skin issues as a young girl. Her dedication to healing herself and a desire to help others struggling with the same problems motivated her to dedicate her life to the field of esthetics. After graduating from college, she worked in high end spas alongside expert estheticians, dermatologists and plastic surgeons in order to gain an in-depth understanding of skin health and care.

Ann Webb

In 2005, Ann opened her first skin care clinic, treating clients out of her home. As demand for her services quickly grew, she knew she needed a larger and fully equipped space. However, she also saw the need for more well trained medical estheticians, and thus launched the Ann Webb Skin Institute in 2012. Today, the AW Skin Clinic has some 17 therapists and 20 treatment rooms, and has treated over 15,000 patients.

AW Clinicals is a skin care line that has been meticulously developed and tested by Ann and her team at the AW Skin Institute. Ann has been a leader in the field of medical esthetics, a field which uses science as a standard for understanding skin care and health. Ann designed the AW Clinicals line to be the closest one can get to “medical esthetics in a bottle.”

You can currently purchase AW Clinicals online from the AW Clinicals website as well as in person at the AW Skin Clinic in Austin, Texas. Spas and salons wishing to carry AW Clinicals can contact the clinic through the wholesale section of the website.