Awards, accolades, and openings give Austin something to celebrate
524-0933). The tiny new pizzeria opened a little more than a month ago serving strictly thin-crust pies with quality ingredients. The guys are making everything from scratch roasting garlic, peppers, onions, and eggplant; making their own Italian sausage, meatballs, pestos, and salad dressings; even whipping up cookies and brownies. The pies are very good. Check out their menu on the Web at www.eastsidepies.com and stop by for a slice. They'll deliver in 78702 and will consider other nearby areas when they can... Another welcome new eatery in central East Austin is Ms. B's Downtown (1050 E. 11th,
542-9143), the second Creole restaurant from husband and wife team Billy and Brenda McGowan. The new spot is open daily from 11am-10pm and is located in the J. Sneed building, part of the ongoing revitalization initiative along the East 11th and 12th Street corridor. It represents a homecoming for Billy McGowan, who grew up in the neighborhood.
Join in a celebration of the art of Mexican cuisine at Festival Mexico 2006 an annual extravaganza presented by Mexic-Arte Museum (419 Congress, 480-9373). The festive street fair is staged next to the museum, at Fifth and Congress and will feature strolling musicians, folk dancers, and exquisite decorations inspired by the opening of a new exhibit, "Los Hilos de Oaxaca," textile works and traditional costumes from the various indigenous peoples of the Mexican state of Oaxaca. The fair will showcase the signature dishes of many of Austin's finest Mexican restaurants as well as those of visiting chef Guillermo González Beristáin, the award-winning proprietor of three popular restaurants in Monterrey, Mexico. Mexican wines, margaritas, and premium tequilas will be available. Presale tickets are $35 for adults, $20 for children 12 and under, and $40 at the door. Saturday, April 29, 6-9pm.
Event Menu April 28-May 3
Sign up for the Chronicle Cooking newsletter
If you want to submit a recipe, send it to email@example.com