New to Austin: February 2017

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Studios and stores for fitness-minded folks.

Flywheel Sports

220 Amy Donovan Plaza, Suite 128, Austin, TX 78758
The future of cycling has officially come to town. Flywheel Sports, the indoor fitness company that is quickly becoming an international cycling juggernaut, recently opened its first Austin location in The Domain and has been drawing rave reviews. Over the past six years, the Manhattan-based group has made a name for itself by melding competition, exercise, and cutting-edge performance metrics together to form a highly effective workout that keeps riders accountable with their proprietary tracking technology. Flywheel Domain features the brand’s new look and enhanced, personalized in-stadium technology aimed at elevating and accommodating each rider’s individual experience needs. The studio includes Flywheel’s signature tech pack—a small computer affixed to each bike that accurately showcases each rider’s Torq (resistance), RPM (speed), and Power throughout the ride. Features like personalized advanced metrics and voluntary performance displays allow for casual riders and seasoned cyclists alike to engage in friendly competitions, or keep tabs on their individual progress. 

 

Soup Peddler

1112 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
One of Austin’s most beloved eateries is expanding into the heart of the downtown area. Known for its healthy and convenient food options, The Soup Peddler’s fifth Austin location will serve homemade soups, hot pressed sandwiches, grab-and-go salads, fresh juices and smoothies with local and organic ingredients—all while sharing a roof with Castle Hill Fitness. The daily soup menu features primarily gluten-free items, including tomato basil (vegan), chicken soup with rice (dairy-free), chicken tortilla soup (dairy-free with no cheese), green goddess soup (vegan), mulligatawny (vegan), and rotating special soups. And while founder David Ansel won’t be delivering every cup of delicious soup on his bicycle like he once did, their talented and friendly staff will be sure to make you feel right at home.

 

Jugo

603 Brazos Street, Austin, TX 78701
The mastermind behind renowned Austin farm-to-table bistros Parkside and Bullfight and Italian must-haves The Backspace and Olive & June has done it again. The latest venture from chef and Parkside Projects’ founder Shawn Cirkiel, JUGO offers a wide selection of fresh-pressed juices and smoothies as well as a variety of crisp snacks, salads and hot items from its Sixth Street location. The fast and casual spot offers drinks like the Apple, Fennel, Celery, Romaine and Grapefruit Juice, and fresh smoothies made with a broad array of local, organic, and seasonal ingredients. JUGO also offers a selection of freshly-made and packaged to-go items like Coconut Lentil Curry and Beef Bone Broth, in addition to salads, protein packs, and light snacks. Whether you’re looking to detox with a fresh-pressed juice or need a quality meal on-the-go, JUGO has it all. 

 

Kemuri Tatsu-ya

2713 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78702
The team behind Ramen Tatsu-Ya has brought its talents to the east side with their newest project, Kemuri Tatsu-Ya, inspired by the word “smoke” in Japanese. A full service, full bar restaurant serving smoked meats, yakitori, ramen and izakaya classics, the restaurant is a reflection of owner and acclaimed chef Tatsu Aikawa’s upbringing as a Japanese native who moved to central Texas at a young age. Kemuri Tatsu-Ya offers  a menu of small sharable dishes, smoked offerings like duck, mackerel and brisket, unique creations like Texas chili cheese takoyaki—a riff on frito pie—and, of course, two ramens: Texas Ramen with barbeque brisket and Tsukemen aka “Texas Butter,” a Kotteri dipping ramen. The restaurant also proudly showcases a thoughtfully selected sake and shochu menu alongside a variety of local and Japanese beer and whiskey options. And with its interior’s carefully cultivated blend of Old Austin charm and reverence for Japanese tradition, you’ll have no problem getting comfortable in this warm, casual atmosphere. 

 

 

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