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Sonya Coté at CreativeMornings/Austin from CreativeMornings/Austin on Vimeo.

On June 28, 2013 CreativeMornings/Austin welcomed Sonya Coté, a chef & restaurateur, for its ongoing series of breakfast talks for creative types.

Host: Eden East
Sponsor: Real HQ http;//

Filmed and edited by The Delivery Men
Music used with permission from The Music Bed

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We hope you got tickets for this week’s CreativeMornings/Austin talk (the went in less than 1 minute!). If you didn’t be sure to get on the waiting list—we should be releasing more tickets as the day gets closer.

In the meantime, we wanted to introduce this week’s musical guest, Matt McCloskey. He’s a great local singer/songwriter, a friend of the CM team and a pretty talented web developer). 


You can listen to Matt here and watch the video for his newest single “Until My Dying Day.”

Before the event, we’ll also get a preview of the new documentary from Steven Bush, Reason to Bleed featuring Matt, which premieres next month.

Matt McCloskey’s upcoming shows:

If you got a ticket for the Man on a Mission screening tonight, we’ll see you there. If not, see you bright and early on Thursday!

We’ve got two great CM events coming up next week, starting Monday night.

Special Screening of Man on a Mission, Monday, July 22nd - Hosted by GSD&M

Learn about Richard Garriott’s journey to space before his CreativeMornings talk.

Join us for a special screening of Man on a Mission followed by Q&A with director Mike Woolf. Attendees to this event will automatically receive tickets for Richard Garriott’s talk on Thursday morning, July 25th, and will not need to register twice!

RSVP here.

CreativeMornings/ATX talk with Richard Garriott, Thursday, July 25th - Hosted by the Four Seasons Austin


Richard Garriott is a well-known video game designer, entrepreneur, and astronaut. In 2008, he made history by becoming the first second-generation American in space, following his father, NASA astronaut Owen Garriott.
Richard achieved great success through his founding of multiple entertainment software companies, earning him honors such as Inc. magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year and Computer Gaming World’s 15 Most Influential Industry Players. From this success, he was able to attain his lifelong dream and travel to the International Space Station aboard the Russian Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft, making him only the 6th private citizen ever to do so. His journey was captured in a 2010 documentary, Man on a Mission: Richard Garriott’s Road to the Stars.
Richard is known in Austin for hosting the Austin Shakespeare Festival in the Shakespeare Globe replica he built on his estate. He’s also involved with many philanthropies like the Wild Basin Preserve and Bat Conservation International.

For CreativeMornings’ June theme “Food”, we asked, ”What’s the most creative thing you’ve ever eaten?”

CreativeMornings/Austin’s June talk kicked off with this short film about Keep Austin Fed. This group of volunteers takes food that would otherwise go to waste and puts it directly into the hands and mouths of our neighbors… including our leftovers.

They took what we didn’t eat to the good folks at Casa Marianella, so their residents got to enjoy some tasty treats from Eden East as well.

If you’re interested in volunteering or creating some great collateral pieces for Keep Austin Fed, email us and we’ll put you in touch.

Film by University of Texas students in the Creative Activist Network. Thanks for sharing it with us Emily, Daniel, Ivy, Maggie and Naomi.

This month’s CreativeMornings theme is food and our speaker this month is Sonya Coté on Friday, June 28, 2013. Check here for details on tickets.



Sonya Coté is a chef, restaurateur and co-founder of Austin’s Homegrown RevivalMarie Clairemagazine named her a “Woman on Top,” and she’s been referred to as one of the “Top 10 Badass Women in America.”Her devotion to local farmers and the farm-to-table movement has come to fruition with her signature restaurant Eden East at Springdale Farm on the east side of Austin. Offering an eight-course tasting menu, this reservations-only weekend dinner and brunch seating puts guests at the center of the farm where the food is sourced, using ingredients that were “harvested just hours before hitting the plate.”

Sonya is also executive chef at Hillside Farmacy and was founding chef for East Side Show Room. In her early career, she used her love of illustration to get her start at Whole Foods Market, ultimately leading to a career as a chef.


This month’s event will be held at Sonya’s new space, Eden East. This beautiful outdoor location is located on Springdale Farm. Be prepared to park on nearby streets and be outside for the duration of the event. A rain location will be communicated, if necessary, by email the day before the event.


Breakfast will be created by Eden East’s sous chef, John Smith, who has worked for the last six years to create locally sourced dining experiences here in Austin. This locally sourced breakfast with locally roasted, fair-trade coffee will be first come, first served. Please plan on arriving early to enjoy this one-of-a-kind breakfast.


Real HQ 

Real HQ sponsors CreativeMornings because they believe that everybody should spend time making useful and beautiful things. They also believe in coffee and not working on Friday mornings.


CreativeMornings is a monthly morning gathering for creative types. Each event includes a 20 minute talk, followed by a 20-minute group discussion. The gathering begins at 7:45am with the topic presentation starting at 8:30am and everyone taking off for work at 9:30am. CreativeMornings are free of charge!

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Gerren Lamson at CreativeMornings/Austin from CreativeMornings/Austin on Vimeo.

On May 17, 2013 CreativeMornings/Austin welcomed Gerren Lamson, a multi-discipline designer, illustrator and typographer, for its ongoing series of breakfast talks for creative types.

Host: Frank Restaurant
Sponsors: Real HQ and Chaotic Moon

Filmed and edited by The Delivery Men
Music used with permission from The Music Bed

See photos of the event here:
Find more about CreativeMornings/Austin online or sign up for email updates.