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Austin Eye View: Tastemakers’ Perspectives on the Stylish Food & Drink Scene

Dressed head-to-toe in local fashions, industry leaders offer insights on dressing for success in Austin

C.K. Chin

Founder of Chintertainment, Inc
Co-Founder of Swift’s Attic & Wu Chow
Partner of Native Hostels & Hope Outdoor Gallery

Spend any amount of time in Austin, and you’re bound to meet C.K. Chin. He entered the service industry 23 years ago, starting off bartending and quickly moving up the ranks to managing bars and restaurants. Read more here.

Kristen Heaney

Founder of Yard Bar

Kristen Heaney left her career in architecture to open Yard Bar in 2015, when there was nothing else like it in this dog-loving city. Read more here.

Gabriela Bucio / Arturo Bucio

Co-owner and Creative Director of Gabriela’s Group / Co-owner and Head Talent Buyer of Gabriela’s Group

Growing up between McAllen and Austin, food and drink played a big part in the lives of Gabriela and Arturo Bucios, and in 2018, the brother and sister team opened their first venture together. Read more here.

Ben Sabin


When Texas native Ben Sabin branched off from working at Thirsty Planet to start his own project, he wanted the name to be an homage to Texas, the friendship state — and in 2015 Friends & Allies Brewing was born. Read more here.

From the Style Issue | September 2021

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