Kitty's Back... and Going Bowling
Foodies' Kitty is back and knockin' down pins.
By Kate X Messer,
9:50PM, Mon. Aug. 18, 2008
She never really went away. Foodies founder and wrangler Diane "Kitty" Murray, the woman behind the women who love women who love food, has a life too, y'know.
But for too long, her email list of over 3,000 Central Texas lesbians (and a few regular visitors, for good measure) has sat dormant. A post seen regularly on a local Women seek Women board this past Spring was "What happened to Foodies?"
According to Kitty, while it wasn't really a concerted "break," she wanted to take some time to "revamp." After three years of coordinating monthly events for Austin dykes with no structure for any sort of recompense for her time, she needed to recharge. "Seemed like a good time at the beginning of the year," she says. This past January, Kitty was given HRC's Equality Award.
So what's been occupying the full-time teacher's time? "I been loving' life and livin' large."
The first Foodies event in over six months will be a night at the Dart Bowl. The food angle comes into play with the legendary Dart Bowl Cafe. The joint features classic diner cuisine, enchiladas and yeast rolls your grandmammy would die for, and a full bar to revive her.
"I always wanted for Foodies to grow into more than just food activities, and I always wanted to have an event at the Dart Bowl, hands down," says Kitty.
But there's more to this story: "The only sport I've ever been good at is bowling," she continues. "As a kid, at the age of 12, I was Junior State Bowling Champ [they call Alabama the Crimson Tide ]. Since I'm not known for my athletic prowess, I figured it'd be a good way for me to show my stuff."
And so can you.
Foodies at Dart Bowl happens this Sunday, August 24, 4-6pm. It's $7.50 for shoes and 2-hours of bowling. Bring money for food. Those enchiladas are gold.
As is Foodies custom, if you are interested, RSVP to Kitty at: email@example.com.