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Austin's best bartenders and designers star in this week's top stories

Austin's best bartenders and designers star in this week's top stories

Austin bartender Justin Lavenue Roosevelt Room
Justin Lavenue from The Roosevelt Room is one of our Tastemaker bartender nominees. Photo by Julian Bajsel
Maureen Stevens
Keep an eye on Austin design experts like Maureen Stevens. Maureen Stevens Design/Facebook
Mongers Kitchen and Market brunch lobster eggs benedict mimosa
Nothing says Mother's Day like brunch and mimosas. Photo courtesy of Mongers Market + Kitchen
Pedernales Falls State Park camp hike hiking river creek
Pedernales Falls is one of the best camping destinations around Austin. Pedernales Falls State Park/Facebook
Austin skyline
Rents are rising fast in moderately priced Austin 'hoods. Photo courtesy of Metropia
Austin bartender Justin Lavenue Roosevelt Room
Maureen Stevens
Mongers Kitchen and Market brunch lobster eggs benedict mimosa
Pedernales Falls State Park camp hike hiking river creek
Austin skyline

Editor's note: Local design experts and bartending talent lead this round of top stories. Read on for more of the week's most popular headlines.

2. The 10 best bartenders in Austin give us something to drink about. Austin has some of the best bars in the country, and behind those stellar bars you'll find a community of dedicated bartenders. The competition is real for 10 of the best bartenders in Austin, who are nominated for Bartender of the Year in our Tastemaker Awards.