New to Austin: May 2018

By Arielle Olfers – May 1, 2018


1800 E. 6th St
Sam Hellman-Mass, a founding partner of Austin restaurants Barley Swine and Odd Duck, has opened the doors to his first solo restaurant, Suerte, on the east side. Homemade masa and fresh margaritas are just a part of what makes Suerte so wonderful—the experience is top-notch, too!

As Hellman-Mass says, “A great meal is so much more than each individual dish. It’s an experience shared by family, friends, the chef, and the restaurant itself. Our goal at Suerte is to provide our guests with a unique experience every time they walk through our doors, and to share with them the pride and joy we feel every day when we fire up our kitchen.”

Azul Rooftop Pool & Stella San Jac

​310 E. 5th St.
An Austin favorite has revamped their menu and pool at the Westin Austin Downtown. The pool will feature events like Live with Luis Banuelos on Thursdays and Stretch Soundscapes on Sundays with Stretch Yoga studio and a silent disco. The new Stella San Jac menu will include mouthwatering plates like chicken and waffles, salmon tartare, and pad thai.

Pro-Care Medical Center South Austin Clinic 

4544 S. Lamar Blvd
Pro-Care Medical Center recently opened its sixth location. The South Lamar clinic boasts a large rehabilitation and therapy area, exam rooms, an on-site digital X-ray facility, and a clinical lab. It’s the place to go for individualized chiropractic and primary care.


1209 Rosewood Ave
Southern culinary influence, warm decor, and great hospitality come together to bring a restaurant rooted in true Texan cuisine. Provisions include fresh food from Hill Country farmers, ranchers, and Gulf Coast fisherman. Designed by Mark Odom Studios who also designed Bumble, the restaurant currently serves dinner and will soon add brunch and lunch this month. Perched in a historic home, the space is designed to embrace the building’s historic details with a warm and inviting atmosphere. The Austin Fit team especially loves the spacious deck and lawn—perfect for happy hour this time of year! 

Nina Berenato

​3200 Palm Way, Ste. 152
Nina Berenato has opened her permanent location at the Domain with a larger showroom featuring her signature, hand-made designs. Shoppers will be able to attend workshops and weekly classes where they’ll learn how to create handmade goods ranging from calligraphy to candles. The shop also includes a monthly artist residency highlighting local female artists and their work. 

Alive + Well and Elle’s Cafe & Coffee

3944 S. Ranch Rd 620, Bldg. 6
The first integrated wellness center in Austin is now open with the important mission to treat the whole person—mind and body—through patient-centered care in an environment designed to ease collaboration for practitioners. The 7,500-square-foot location gives its guests access to a range of services including yoga, acupuncture, massage therapy, functional and integrative medicine, a compounding pharmacy, nutrition counseling, massage therapy, an indoor wellness garden, IV vitamin therapy, a float tank, infrared sauna, and ionic foot bath. Elle’s Cafe & Coffee opened inside the center, giving people a place to gather, socialize, and dine. The gluten-free menu was developed by chefs at Contigo and Chicon. 


​2115 S. Lamar Blvd
Chef Tyson and Aaron Cole have officially opened their new Asian Smokehouse on South Lamar. The new restaurant offers a balance of Southeast Asian flavors and traditional Texas BBQ, featuring dishes like Candied Kettle Corn; Char Siu Pork Shoulder marinated in soy hoisin oyster sauce and fermented bean curd with a glazed, caramelized finish; and Smoked Beef Brisket (a dinner-only dish marinated with Nuoc Mam and Thai gastrique finished with herbs and chili oil). The restaurant offers a casual dining concept with food and beverages at the bar, self-seating, and to-go service.


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