Chocolate and the surprising tang of dill pickle popcorn: Need we say more?
Central Market Westgate (4477 S. Lamar, 899-4300) has a brand-new attraction: Drop by the store May 3-5 for some of the grand-opening festivities at the new A22 Wine Bar, where Texas vintners will be on hand showcasing their wines, offering wine flights, wine by the glass, and bottles for purchase... Midcity restaurateur Eddie Bernal e-mailed to report that the first phase of his remodeling project at 34th Street Cafe (1005 W. 34th, 371-3400) is now completed. Bernal says chef Raif and his staff now have a "larger, more functional work space with new equipment and appliances." Look for them to begin remodeling the interior and exterior of the popular neighborhood spot late this summer One of the most popular food samples to arrive at the Chronicle offices lately has to be the assortment of gourmet popcorn from That Popcorn Place (1914-B Guadalupe, 472-POPS, www.thatpopcornplace.com). This new business is the brainchild of former Metroplex-area residents Mark and Debbie Couch, who dreamed of relocating to Austin and created this endeavor to make their dream come true. Some folks around the office loved the cheddar and Cajun flavors, while others preferred some of the sweeter offerings such as cinnamon roll, and at least one was pleasantly surprised by the vinegar tang of the dill pickle popcorn!
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