New to Austin: June 2018

By Arielle Olfers – June 1, 2018

Bento Picnic

2600 E Cesar Chavez St
Once only available at kiosk locations like Austin Bouldering Project, Bento Picnic officially has a brick and mortar shop. The expanded menu is full of healthy options that cater to those with dietary restrictions and preferences (gluten-free, dairy-free, Whole30-approved, etc.).

All of the meals and snacks are ready to eat (no prep or heating required), so they’re perfect for athletes and busy professionals. With the addition of a large, fenced yard, the new café is also family- and dog-friendly. 

Wooly’s Beach Volleyball Courts

440 E St. Elmo Road
Wooly’s Beach volleyball courts with deep white sands mimic those of the beaches of California all while never leaving the heart of Austin. Located at The Yard off South Congress, Wooly’s has leagues available year round, as well as weekend tournaments for all levels. Courts are also available for rent Monday through Friday, and per availability on weekends.

Guiltless Goodies Bakery 

11190 Circle Dr.
Upon entering the 3,000-square-foot space, guests are greeted with vibrant decor elements full of earthy greens, soft pinks, and crisp whites. While majority of the space will be used for in-house production, the front portion of the bakery will offer grab-and-go healthy treats. Along with their signature Guiltless Goodies donuts, muffins, and cookies, the menu will include an assortment of seasonal and special goodies offered exclusively at the bakery. 


2115 S Lamar Blvd
This Asian smokehouse is brought to you by Tyson Cole and Aaron Franklin, joining Uchi and Uchiko in the Hai Hospitality restaurant group. The menu features grilled and smoked meats, sides, craft beer, and batch cocktails. Order food at the bar and sit in the warm and expansive indoor space or outside on the porch shaded by a canopy of oak trees.

South of Everywhere  

2324 S Lamar Blvd
A new fashion retail gallery is filling a void for creatives in Austin. Run by three 20-something men, the store includes a stage, a lounge with Wi-Fi, and removable racks. Stop by for a drink, and leave with some inspiration.



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