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F ayetteville's third new shopping destination unveiled to great success last October, selling out its wares in five days during the fall antiques shows. The Market at Park boasts an idyllic location steeped in local history. Beth Hruska Chapline (as in kolache HQ Hruska's Store & Bakery in Ellinger) is co-owner of The Market, which is equal parts homage to the past and source for contemporary finds. Chapline and her partners, daughter-in-law Laura MINDING THE {GENERAL} STORE: THE MARKET AT PARK IN FAYETTEVILLE A ustin restaurateur Simon Madera (Taco Flats, La Holly cantina) recently traveled east on 71 to try out a new smoked- meat concept where it makes the most sense: in small-town Texas — Smithville, to put a pin on it. Madera sagely recruited pitmaster Tony Olvera as his partner for Carne Lenta, translated as "slow meat," occupying the former Micklethwait BBQ space, in a building that once housed Vasek Automotive. Olvera, originally pitmaster at Micklethwait, is also a butcher — hence, Carne Lenta's unique melding of butcher shop, restaurant, speakeasy, and occasional live-music venue. Specialties of the house include barbacoa, picadillo, birria, carne guisada, and chorizo, proudly sourced locally, which is slow-roasted on-site in 1,000-gallon pits. On weekend evenings, a speakeasy kicks in; one Saturday a month, Texas legends such as singer/songwriter/bluesman Guy Forsyth perform. Carne Lenta, 114 Northeast 2nd St., Smithville, Catherine D. Anspon WHAT'S COOKING IN SMITH- VILLE D on't let the name Cat Spring Collection fool you. The newly minted, under-the-radar art space in the tiny hamlet of Cat Spring was launched by savvy Texas art collectors Nora and Bob Ackerley. Painters are chiefly showcased at their by-invitation venue, with salon talks planned, Bob Ackerley tells PaperCity. In the inaugural exhibition, we sighted a lineup culled from the couple's personal CAT SPRING KUNSTHALLE Chapline and pal Renee Koch, have transformed the century-old Hruska family general store, which is nestled in a grove of trees adjoining an 1898 Czech dance hall (available for weddings and event rentals), into a light- washed emporium. Beth tells PaperCity that The Market at Park will be back in March for the antiques shows and plans to host a cocktail to welcome shoppers. The Market at Park, 1139 Park Prairie Road, Fayetteville, 281.703.9328, Catherine D. Anspon collection, including important canvases by Vernon Fisher, Howard Sherman, and Marcelyn McNeil, all in dialogue with a work on paper by international talent, wordsmith Christopher Wool. You won't find the casual Friday-night art crowd sipping wine in Cat Spring; Ackerley intends this to be a place for those who are serious about contemplating contemporary Texas art. Stay tuned. Instagram @catspringcollection. Catherine D. Anspon The Market at Park, here and right Howard Sherman's Feeding off the land like an animal, 2015, at Cat Spring Collection COURTESY THE ARTIST 16

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