Daily Food
Drink Well Manager Takes First in Annual Don Q Rum Contest
Sure, the Don Q rep was an hour late for the contest, but I don’t think anyone cared as Drink Well owner Michael Sanders encouraged his wife (and United States Bartenders' Guild Austin chapter secretary) behind the bar as she slung drinks and munchies to the afternoon crowd.

1:16PM Tue. Apr. 24, 2012, Meghan Ruth Speakerman Read More | Comment »

Off-Centered Film Fest Days 2-3: Beer, Bullets, Bullington
Friday night's screening of Sergio Leone's spaghetti western masterpiece Once Upon a Time in the West was accompanied by a feast, courtesy of Chef John Bullington, of equally epic proportions. Six courses, each paired with a selection from fest sponsor Dogfish Head Brewery's many, many alcoholic offerings.

6:23PM Sat. Apr. 21, 2012, Marc Savlov Read More | Comment »

'Reinventing the Meal'
Last Sunday evening I caught a special on the Cooking Channel with Top Chef All-Stars winner Richard Blais called Reinventing the Meal.

11:36PM Fri. Apr. 6, 2012, Virginia B. Wood Read More | Comment »

Jim Lahey's 'My Pizza'
My Pizza (by Jim Lahey with Rick Flaste Clarkson Potter, 191 pp., $27.50) presents the “glorious peasant food” as a means for exploration of fine ingredients and world class technique, not at all the image of a hot greasy mess many legions of adoring pizza fans conjure.

10:19PM Wed. Mar. 28, 2012, Jessi Cape Read More | Comment »

Plastic-Free Payment
You wake up unsure of what room you’re in. All you can smell in your half-drunken stupor is old beer and the stale cigarette smoke in your hair. The worst part of your fraternizing – your credit card is MIA. Maybe you didn’t drink too much the night before; instead you just wanted to leave the club without waiting in a long line to close your tab.

10:14PM Mon. Mar. 19, 2012, Meghan Ruth Speakerman Read More | Comment »

Eating Alabama
On Thursday morning, theater C at the Alamo Drafthouse Lamar was packed for the 11:30am screening of Eating Alabama, filmmaker Andy Grace's documentary about this year-long efforts to eat only local food in his home state.

11:22PM Fri. Mar. 16, 2012, Virginia B. Wood Read More | Comment »

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BBQ Crash Course
The 4th annual Barbecue Crash Course, a showcase of authentic Central Texas barbecue, was held March 9 as a kick-off to South by Southwest Interactive and it was the most challenging event in the series to date. The 2011 sale of Emo’s meant the loss of the only home venue the sold-out private party had ever known.

4:17PM Wed. Mar. 14, 2012, Virginia B. Wood Read More | Comment »

Taco Experiment
Brooklyn Brewery and Theo Peck were back in town for South by Southwest this year, bringing the Taco Experiment to Austin. The amateur taco cook-off contest was held in ND at 501 Studios, the intimate new venue from former Electric Lounge honcho Mike Henry.

3:23PM Wed. Mar. 14, 2012, Virginia B. Wood Read More | Comment »

Midnight Cowboy Lounge
Midnight Cowboy, Austin’s newest speakeasy experience, opened its doors to a few select customers on March 9th, and I am here to tell you it is every bit as cool as advertised.

11:55AM Wed. Mar. 14, 2012, Claudia Alarcón Read More | Comment »

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