"...Sometimes a cookbook is just a collection of recipes. When Sonya Coté is at the helm, it can be a lot of other things too – an art project, a history, a community testament, and a love letter to Austin...."
"...We reckon the weather's not going to keep people away from Little Pink Monster Gallery, though, where celebrated local chef Sonya Coté – she of Farmacy and Eden East and many other sources of excellent cuisine – will bring her prodigious skills to the task of making the tastiest noms featuring crickets and mealworms and the like...."
"..."Kids today can't really do that anymore, so for me I'm very invested in the youth and what's going on in their heads, and how they feel about it. I want to know what is safe to them, and ask them, 'How do you feel? Do you feel like you are being taken care of? Are you getting what you need from the city? How big of a voice can we be for you?'" He held writing workshops for youth to share their thoughts through poetry, followed by an event at the Gus Garcia Recreation Center where the poems were read by community figures such as Salvage Vanguard Theater Artistic Director Jenny Larson, hip-hop artist Da'Shade Moonbeam, Lotus Dance Company Artistic Director Melissa Villarreal, University of Texas professor Omi Jones, SafePlace Executive Director Julia Spann, and Lanier High School Principal Ryan Hopkins. District 5: Sonya Coté; and the Homegrown Revival, Share..."
"...And you know it's one of the best meals in town, because the chef responsible for its excellence is Sonya Coté of Hillside Farmacy and Eden East — and she's working her considerable culinary magic, this time, on shrimp and butternut squash and micro-wasabi and field greens and Texas Wagyu beef and pumpkin spice cake and — need I go on? About the glory of this food?..."
"...Sundaze has become one of our favorite places for a comfort food fix. [image-9] Eden East and Hillside Farmacy When Austin began getting national attention as a food city, one name stood out among all the Pauls, Neds, and Bryces – Sonya. Chef Sonya Coté has been such an indispensable part of Austin’s culinary scene for so long, her name has become somewhat of a mononym..."
"...The interactive live Fire Pits will be going both weekend days at the Auditorium Shores festival grounds with three stations daily helmed by Sonya Coté (Eden East, Hillside Farmacy), Michael Fojtasek (Olamaie), Bryce Gilmore (Barley Swine, Odd Duck), Kent Rathbun (Dallas’ Shinsei), Blaine Staniford (Fort Worth’s Grace, Little Red Wasp), and Andrew Wiseheart (Contigo, Contigo Catering, Chicon). And festival partner Tim Love will be again offering his popular hands-on grilling demos. [image-2]..."
"...Sit inside a massive 27 foot cube, watching a two hour multi-channel video program. All while dining on a locally sourced 4 or 5 course meal prepared by Chef Sonya Coté..."
"...And, beyond experimenting, I got confirmation last night that Jesse Griffiths of Dai Due has actually been running the crickets as a special. And, in March, Sonya Coté will be cooking for the Future Food fundraiser at Little Pink Monster Gallery..."
"...• Eden East (755 Springdale Rd) chef Sonya Coté celebrates her Italian heritage by presenting the Festa dei Sette Pesche (Feast of the Seven Fishes), a southern Italian and Italian-American holiday tradition. The multi-course feast will include dishes made with fish, shellfish, and mollusks, enhanced by seasonal vegetables and herbs grown at Springdale Farm, home to the unique eatery..."
"...5. Eight Austin food professionals – Sonya Coté, Kristine Kittrell, Ned Elliott, Erica Beneke, Jodi Elliott, Laura Thoms, Karen Jane DeWitt, and Hank Cathey – answering a battery of questions in our Food Issue's installment of "The Q&A Hole."..."