November 2016: The Political Issue

The 2016 Political Issue is here just before the coming elections! Read about how your favorite spots in Austin are affected by politics, a profile on Texas Senator Kirk Watson and a conversation with Nate Boyer and his take on kneeling during the anthem.

 
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From The November 2016 Issue

November 1, 2016
November 2016 AFM Magazine Deals and Specials! An alphabetical listing of people and places offering specials and deals just for AFM readers this month. Now you can check them out online and in the magazine....
November 1, 2016
Give the gift of health and happiness to your loved ones this holiday season. Whether you’re buying for your favorite fitness fanatic or your furry four-legged friend, this spread is full of options. For...
November 1, 2016
Celebrating his tenth year of holding office in the Texas Senate, Senator Kirk Watson has plenty of reasons to feel accomplished. Between his work with the state, Dell Medical School, Bastrop County Bank community...
November 1, 2016
Amid Archibald Castle Hill Fitness www.castlehillfitness.com Practice cleanliness in class. Who wants to share someone else's sweat?  Don’t tell me an exercise or circuit is hard. It's challenging because your mind and body haven’t...
November 1, 2016
Athletes dream of the off-season and of all the relaxation, coffee dates, and trips to the farmers market it will grant us when weekends aren’t cluttered in between training and naps. Unfortunately, there is...
November 1, 2016
No matter who you are or what your experience, is there is one thing we can all certainly agree on: Movement dictates the way we live—all day, everyday.  Since 1995, the mission of the...
November 1, 2016
Varicose and Spider Veins Think you’re the only one who struggles with cosmetic leg issues? Don't be so vein. Dr. Connie Hsu, an expert interventional radiologist at ARA Diagnostic Imaging, answers common questions about vein...
November 1, 2016
Still Need Sunscreen According to a survey by the Melanoma Foundation of New England, only 35 percent of respondents from the South apply sunscreen in the summer, compared with 39 percent nationally. Although Southern...
November 1, 2016
It's a warm sunny day and you are halfway through a 12-mile run in the greenbelt, feeling stronger than you ever have before. Bushes and branches cower before you as you leap across puddles and...
November 1, 2016
PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRIAN FITZSIMMONS Fall temperatures signal the start of ‘sweater weather,’ but that doesn’t mean you can’t dress up underneath. And if it’s cold outside, there’s even more reason to find a way...
November 1, 2016
These days, the amount of beauty products on the Internet and in stores are endless. From creams to serums to body scrubs, everything promises to lift this or smooth that—but at what expense? The...
November 1, 2016
We know the skivvies spread is too short for your liking, so we added bonus photos from the lingerie shoot! You’re welcome. Keep clicking for more lingerie photos!    Modeled by Jena Mays  Keep clicking for more lingerie...
November 1, 2016
What do your local grocer, your favorite music venue, and the MoPac tollway have in common? Aside from being Austin staples, they are all impacted by your city government.  The people, events, and landmarks...
November 1, 2016
Former Green Beret and former long snapper for The University of Texas and the Seattle Seahawks, Nate Boyer made major headlines earlier this season when he sent a letter to 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. ...
November 1, 2016
Thank you to everyone who made this round of Whole Lotta Yoga the best one yet! Most importantly, we surpassed our donation goal for The Flatwater Foundation. It was a day full of bending,...
November 1, 2016
Until I sat down to write this article, I’d never thought to ask my dad how he found out he had Parkinson’s. Turns out he didn’t know much before I did. In late 2011,...
November 1, 2016
Cafe Blue 340 East 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701 cafebluetx.com Seafood lovers will soon have a new downtown haven. Following success at its 15-year-old Bee Caves location, Cafe Blue will open a second location...
November 1, 2016
Cafe Blue 340 East 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701 cafebluetx.com Seafood lovers will soon have a new downtown haven. Following success at its 15-year-old Bee Caves location, Cafe Blue will open a second location...
November 1, 2016
Biscuits Amy Rodman, Sustainable Food Center Traditional biscuits have lots of butter—up to 1 tablespoon per biscuit! The butter makes the biscuits tender and flaky, no doubt, but it also has 100 calories per tablespoon....
November 1, 2016
It may still feel like summer, but according to our calendar, fall is upon us. And while Texas weather may not be intuitive, the in-season produce is a clear sign of the fall transition....
November 1, 2016
Cornbread Bacon Gravy What You Need  2 cups sweet cornbread, bits and pieces 1 cup whole milk 5 slices crispy bacon, finely chopped How to Make It 1. Place all ingredients in a blender...
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