Contigo - Austin, TX
Austin has a reputation for a certain kind of cool, for its own funky, laid-back vibe. You read about it in media outlets all the time, which is to say, there’s a hype that sometimes outstrips the reality.
Whenever I visit Contigo though, I find that it exemplifies the kind of hip, yet informal atmosphere that media articles about Austin invariably describe. There’s good food, local brews, creative (but not improbable) cocktails, and always a welcoming hospitality.
For me then, it represents an ideal of the quintessential Austin - not the media hyped one, but the real one.
Thanks to Contigo chef/owner Andrew Wiseheart, who graciously made time for these portraits and allowed me to roam around his restaurant. Also. thanks to his talented staff, who assisted in various ways.