Move over, Hilah! Austin's about to have another YouTube foodie sensation. Tolly Moseley, aka Austin Eavesdropper, shares her insights into Austin's food scene in a new original web series called "Hungry In...," which debuted on YouTube's food-centric Hungry channel on Sept. 21. West Coast multimedia studio Electus joined forces with Citysearch to create the series which will focus on revealing great places to eat in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Austin; think a Bourdain-less No Reservations with well-connected local tastemakers as the tour guides. Moseley told us last week that each of her first three episodes will introduce viewers to a different Austin neighborhood, and the first episode debuts Friday, Oct. 5. Watch the show and read additional content on the restaurants and featured scouts at www.citysearch.com/hungryin.
Whole lotta restaurant news! Several local eateries are featuring drink specials and/or menu items to raise money for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Sullivan's Steakhouse (300 Colorado) offers a $39.95, three-course Pink Menu all month, with $5 from each Pink Menu dinner going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Special pink drinks at all Opal Divine's outlets raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Center. Swift's Attic (315 Congress) pastry chef Callie Speer has created a pink dessert, and Icenhauer's (83 Rainey) has the Hope ($10), a pink cocktail with chile-infused tequila and prickly pear puree... Tasty Verts Kebap has outgrown their tiny Smart Car food trucks and expanded to another brick-and-mortar location at 2438 W. Anderson, with plans to add five more restaurants in the coming months... Fricano's Deli (2405 Nueces) has a new wine and beer bar in the dining room, with happy hour prices daily, 4:30-7pm. They've also started movie nights on the deck on Thursdays at 7pm with beer specials... The fourth Snap Kitchen outlet opened recently in the former Good 2 Go location next to the Grove Wine Bar & Kitchen (6317 Bee Caves Rd.), hot on the heels of a store in the Arboretum area... Cannoli Joe's (4715 Hwy. 290 W.) has added several gluten-free items to their extensive menu, and gluten-free pasta is available on request with a choice of four different sauces... The new pastry chef at Noble Pig (11815 RR 620 N.), Lindsay O'Rourke, has introduced a line of artisan breads and pastries for guests to enjoy in the restaurant or take home... Hours at the Triangle Farmers' Market will be 3-7pm on Wednesdays from now through February.
Longtime local cook and bartender Jim "Tugboat" Smith passed away Sept. 18 at age 67. A serious fan of blues music, Smith was known and loved by many during his tenures at the South Door, Poodle Dog Lounge, 311 Club, the Hook'em, Katz's Deli, Good Eats Cafe, Hoover's, the Alligator Grill, Jambalaya, and Dagar's Catering. Tug's friends are encouraged to gather at the Saxon Pub on Friday, Oct. 5, from 4-6pm for a celebration of his life. The family suggests donations be made in his name to the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians.
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