Made in Austin, Part Three...

Well, this was a fun one. Continuing the trend of people making really awesome things for us to photograph for this Tribeza feature, Windmill Bicycles did not disappoint: they fixed up a sweet Fairdale bike with accessories that matched their company colors, just for the shoot! Brother and sister co-owners Aaron and Sarah Goeth were a delight to hang out with for the afternoon. And big bonus points go to Aaron, who got out his tools and pulled down the city “Towing Enforced” sign bolted to their building for this shot of their custom Fairdale.

As a reward for Aaron’s ability to go above and beyond the normal call of duty, I’ll include this one-frame-only outtake of him inside the shop.

#aaronthemodel

#aaronthemodel

These two were super friendly and we had a blast shooting there. If you need a new bike, need your bike fixed, or want to customize an existing bike, these are your people! And oh yeah, they host karaoke and live music there, as well.

Sarah and Aaron Goeth, in their workshop

Sarah and Aaron Goeth, in their workshop

All the allen wrenches you could ever need...

All the allen wrenches you could ever need...

When Sarah and Aaron were building out the shop, Sarah drove all over town collecting old pallets and they created this cool ceiling out of the materials.

When Sarah and Aaron were building out the shop, Sarah drove all over town collecting old pallets and they created this cool ceiling out of the materials.

Seat stitching

Seat stitching

Teamwork...and cowboy boots.

Teamwork...and cowboy boots.

Made in Austin, Part Two...

Next on our “Made in Austin” tour was East Side Showroom to meet up with Julianna Fry, Executive Bar Manager.

East Side Showroom Executive Bar Manager, Julianna Fry

East Side Showroom Executive Bar Manager, Julianna Fry

She came up with a great cocktail for our feature, called “Due Diligence”, comprised entirely of local ingredients. Hover over the cocktail photo for the list! 

- 1.5 oz Swift Single Malt Texas Whiskey from Swift Distillery  - 0.5 oz Paula’s Texas Lemon from Paula’s Texas Spirits  - 2 tsp. Dai Due Rib Rub from Dai Due  - 1 Basil leaf from Johnson’s Backyard Garden  - 2 dashes of East Side Showroom house bitters

- 1.5 oz Swift Single Malt Texas Whiskey from Swift Distillery

- 0.5 oz Paula’s Texas Lemon from Paula’s Texas Spirits

- 2 tsp. Dai Due Rib Rub from Dai Due

- 1 Basil leaf from Johnson’s Backyard Garden

- 2 dashes of East Side Showroom house bitters

Click on over to the magazine tearsheet to see all the steps for the recipe. 

Ducking into the bar on a hot Summer afternoon was a nice way to cool down for a little while Julianna made us some very photogenic sample cocktails. This image of Julianna at the iconic East Side Showroom bar is one of my favorite outtakes from shooting this feature. 

Coming down the pipe tomorrow -- our trip to Windmill Bicycles!