One of the first food trailer experiences I had in Austin was eating at East Side King at the Shangri-La. It was love at first bite. Since then East Austin has dropped from 3 East Side King trailers to just two. There was even a horrible moment where the trailer at the Liberty was the only one. Luckily shortly after Thai Kun opened up at the old Cheer Up Charlies location. When I heard that ESK was opening a trailer at the new Cheer Up Charlies location I was excited. Sure it's not the East side any more, but it's still walking distance.
After a few weeks of lingering projects, we've finally managed to wrap up most of the big things on our house. During the last week we made a big push and got some floating shelving with lighting installed in the kitchen, as well as some hanging Plumen lights for general lighting. I took a few minutes yesterday to take some photos of the (almost) finished project, and I thought it was a good time to share some before and after photos.
I've been thinking a lot about A.D. Stenger recently. He built over 100 homes here in Austin, and I always wonder how many of them are still around. So I started making a list. A lot of them are pretty easy to find, many were built in 3 main neighborhoods, but some are a bit trickier. So far a have just over 50 documented, and hope to be adding more soon. I've also added a little A.D. Stenger section to my modern resources section of my website, and started up an A.D. Stenger group on Facebook for Stenger owners and fans. Also, if you haven't already, make sure you check out the website Riley Triggs has on Stenger as well. Great information there.
Looking for something to do this weekend? This Saturday my favorite neighborhood coffee shop / store Friends & Neighbors is having a Vintage Bazaar featuring clothes by Atelier Thibault and others. Between the already excellently curated shop inside and all the vendors for the pop up you are sure to find something amazing.
More info about the event on Facebook.