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Tapas, Wine, and Almodóvar
Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar’s new film The Skin I Live In opens Friday, Nov. 11 at the Alamo Drafthouse. During the first two weeks of the film’s run, guests can pair their Spanish film experience with a delectable, authentic tapas menu complemented by a flight of excellent Spanish wines.

10:24AM Mon. Nov. 7, 2011, Virginia B. Wood Read More | Comment »

Scenes From a Premiere: Top Chef Texas at Uchiko
Is it a cliche to say that spirits were high in the moments leading up to the premiere of Top Chef: Texas, which as we all know by now, features Austin culinary luminaries Paul Qui (of Uchi, Uchiko, and East Side King fame) and Andrew Curren (24 Diner)? Well, so be it.

4:17PM Thu. Nov. 3, 2011, Melanie Haupt Read More | Comment »

Howdy, Y'all: It's Top Chef: Texas!
In anticipation of Top Chef: Texas' premiere tonight at 9pm on Bravo, we suggest you get your drinking games in order. Try visual prompts like pearl snap shirts and ten gallon hats, audios cues like "Don't Mess With Texas" and "everything's bigger in Texas," and you should be drunk by the Quickfire Challenge.

12:28PM Wed. Nov. 2, 2011, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

Texas Book Festival Recap
Wow, there’s nothing like staying out of the public eye for several months and losing a substantial amount of weight to make a gal feel like a celebutante when she re-emerges! After months of battling a variety of illnesses, I spent my first day out at the Texas Book Festival cooking tent last Saturday.

2:45PM Wed. Oct. 26, 2011, Virginia B. Wood Read More | Comment »

Halloween Events
At the Fall Creek Vineyards (www.fcv.com) Saturday Spook-tacular, enjoy a tasting of six Fall Creek and Twin Springs wines in souvenir glasses, tours, live music, a pumpkin decorating contest with prizes for adults and kids, and a gourmet picnic (by reservation only). $18 per person; make reservations at 325/379-5361. Saturday, Oct. 29, 11am-5pm.

1:30PM Mon. Oct. 24, 2011, Virginia B. Wood Read More | Comment »

Oktoberfest Events
Oktoberfest celebrations are ongoing at the historic Walburg Restaurant (www.walburgrestaurant.com) where the biergarten is open from 6pm until midnight, they offer an all-you-can-eat buffet, biergarten specials, an arcade for the kids, and live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Through Nov. 5.

11:25AM Mon. Oct. 17, 2011, Virginia B. Wood Read More | Comment »

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October is always the busiest month in Austin's fall calendar, with special events, dinners, and benefits galore. The hellish heat has finally begun to moderate and that puts everybody in the mood to celebrate.

12:27PM Tue. Oct. 11, 2011, Virginia B. Wood Read More | Comment »

AMP Museum Day
Carol Ann Sayle and Larry Butler, current stewards of Austin's 172-year-old historic treasure, Boggy Creek Farm, will be the featured speakers at the Neill-Cochran House Museum's observance of Austin Museum Day.

11:53AM Fri. Sep. 23, 2011, Virginia B. Wood Read More | Comment »

Chef Taylor Hall Serves Up More Than Flan
Chef Taylor Hall, local food maestro and instructor, will be cooking for disaster relief on Sunday, September 11th

6:03PM Sat. Sep. 10, 2011, Anne Harris Read More | Comment »

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