It’s clear to anyone who has lived in Austin for the past few years that it is growing and changing, especially Austin’s Eastside. For a homegrown Austinite, it can almost look foreign in its entirety. Native Austinite Charles “Nook” Turner saw this change coming for many years prior, and is still doing his part to keep his neighborhood alive.
A new Whole Foods opened at The Domain Wednesday, and somewhere between samplings of grilled beef and the salad bar was a cold case filled with all-natural drinks, including neat glass bottles of BeeSweet Lemonade, locally produced using a recipe handed down by 9-year-old founder Mikaila Ulmer’s Granny Helen. It’s a flaxseed lemonade recipe that Mikaila tweaked with local honey and mint.