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East End Fourth Friday, Austin

July 26, 2014 , , , , ,

 

My neighborhood (in Austin) had a party last night which I enjoyed attending. On the 4th Friday of every month many of the businesses around here throw a small festival to celebrate being here. I did not last long enough to go to the free BYOB movie, but I did check out some places I had not even seen during my time here. This neighborhood was once the true home of black music in Austin. Later there were significant crime problems, and some real estate devaluation. From what I hear this was as rough as any scary urban area for a while. Now it is the rising star of commerce of the hippest kind. There are very cool stores, bars, restaurants, and of course food trucks. I started at Hillside Farmacy for a couple of drink specials, then moved on to Sagra for a couple of very personally crafted cocktails and a fried pizza.  The bands were arriving and the whole place rocking when I walked home.  I kind of thought I might go back later for dancing and the movie, but was fast asleep full and happy shortly after I arrived at the Airstream.   I had a great time, and even had a quick dance with Mama Jewel on my way home.  Perfect evening.  If I had any ambition to develop real estate I would do it right here.  Since that is not the case, I will develop friendships for the future.  I think this hood has about 5 years before the rent goes way up.  It is where the action is.  I can only hope the attitude and the available parking will last until I return.  This is a neighborhood business scene with real community support and diverse flavor.  I love it.

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Texas is on my list of places to visit so I’ll make sure and keep this in mind!

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Peplum Bows & Cyprus!

July 26, 2014

My Air BnB location is perfect. You would have a good time

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mermaidcamp

July 26, 2014

Pam is this off of SOCO- or where is this? I think it sounds fun. I have only been to Austin once. I need to go back
How was the Fried Pizza? I think this place *(section of Austin) sounds fabulous

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Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

July 27, 2014

The fried pizza was very good..greasy..but I will return for something more subtle, because I like the menu and the super crafty cocktails. Tonight at the Quickie Pickie one of the servers asked me if I was at Sagra on Friday..she gave me a hearty invitation to return and talked about menu items for vegetarian tastes..I will definitely ask for her as a server..she was working hard while off work.

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July 27, 2014

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