Wildsam Field Guides: Austin by Taylor Elliott BruceWildsam Field Guides: Austin by Taylor Elliott Bruce

Wildsam Field Guides: Austin

EditorTaylor Elliott BruceIllustratorChris Bilheimer

Paperback | May 1, 2013

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Wildsam Field Guides: Austin leads travelers into the most authentic experience of the Texas city, working closely with a team of trusted locals. Contributors include Texas Monthly editor John Spong, chef Paul Qui, bootmaker Joshua Bingaman, hotelier Liz Lambert, and neon artist Todd Sanders, among others. Topics in the handsome volume include street tacos, swimming holes, dive bars, capital punishment, Willie Nelson, Dazed and Confused, armadillos, the Texas Rangers, wildflowers, UT football and more.
Title:Wildsam Field Guides: AustinFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 6.5 × 4 × 0.68 inPublished:May 1, 2013Publisher:Wildsam Field GuidesLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:057812310X

ISBN - 13:9780578123103

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Table of Contents

1 - Welcome and City Essentials including Hotels, Coffee Shops, Recommended Reading, Calendar of Annual Events, Weekend Itinerary, Foodway, Radio, Popular Music, City Statistics2 - Bests Lists including Favorite restaurants, bars, shops, city activities, and local experts3 - City Almanac of Austin history in the form of letters, newspaper articles, speech excerpts, journal entries, etc, covering Janis Joplin, German spies, the Texas Rangers, bat caves, wildflowers, unsolved murders and more4 - Illustrated Maps covering the subjects of taco traditions, the city's dive bars, swimming holes, film, big ideas, and live music venues5 - Interviews with locals including a hotel owner, a bootmaker, an ex-NFL player, a juke joint owner, a neon sign maker, a chef and more6 - Essays from local writers about the broader narrative of the city

Editorial Reviews

"For tireless seekers of the authentic." WALL STREET JOURNAL"This is the freshest-feeling guidebook since On The Road, that Kerouac thing. And Bruce's has better drawings." - PASTE"Unlike traditional guidebooks that list the same old must-see sights and touristy neighborhoods, this new series, entitled Wildsam Field Guides, gets at the soul of a city." - CONDE NAST TRAVELER"An intricate portrait of place; part guide, part tribute, part artwork." - CEREAL"Your grandpa's guidebook.loaded with local interviews, lore, hand-drawn maps, and city secrets. Wildsam launched its charmingly throwback series in 2012." - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER