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"...When business partners Claude Benayoun, Alan Lazarus, and Scott Bolin chose a building at 1610 S. Congress Ave..."
"...One of the most fascinating aspects of a restaurant critic's job is the opportunity to observe chefs and their restaurant ventures as they change and grow over time. Brooklyn-born Alan Lazarus took the on-the-job training route to a chef's career and has been working in Austin kitchens for nearly 30 years..."
"...Two of Austin's most popular chefs will spend the first two weeks of September immersing themselves in the culture of other countries. Alan Lazarus, chef/co-owner of Vespaio (1610 S..."
"...However, Vespaio (1610 S. Congress, 441-6100) chef/co-owner Alan Lazarus was more than happy to go on the record about the coming expansion of his restaurant..."
"...Alan Lazarus Executive chef and co-owner of the highly acclaimed Vespaio and SoCo hot spot Enoteca Vespaio next door, Lazarus has long been recognized as one of Austin's top toques. After more than 35 years of cooking in Austin, one of his newest interests is organic gardening, raising herbs and tomatoes to be featured in his popular restaurants...."
"...It's bound to be gratifying for chefs Alan Lazarus, Emmett Fox, David Bull, and Tyson Cole to see all these talented young people becoming their respected colleagues and in many cases, fellow restaurant owners. After picking the brains of the established mentors, we've come up with something of a culinary family tree for each restaurant group..."
"...Disbrowe is also the author of a new cookbook titled Cowgirl Cuisine: Rustic Recipes and Cowgirl Adventures From a Texas Ranch. Alan Lazarus Chef and co-owner of the highly acclaimed Vespaio restaurant on South Congress Avenue and the new Enoteca Vespaio, a deli, pizzeria, and wine bar that has just opened next door, Alan Lazarus has long been considered one of Austin's top toques..."
"...Stephen's school. Alan Lazarus Chef and co-owner of the highly acclaimed Vespaio restaurant on South Congress and the new Enoteca Vespaio, a deli, pizzeria, and wine bar that has just opened next door..."
"...Congress, 441-6100) participation in our Eat, Drink, Watch Movies series. So, for the record: Alan Lazarus is the executive chef, Ryan Samson is the chef de cuisine, and Childs is the morning sous chef..."
"...I started at the little yellow house (previously pink) at 10th and Lamar. Basil's restaurant opened its doors in 1981, co-owned by Marshall Slacter and chef Alan Lazarus..."
"...This year's final judges are: Miguel Ravago Executive chef of Fonda San Miguel, Miguel Ravago had been recognized by the James Beard Foundation as one of the Southwest's top chefs. Miguel is the co-author of Comida de la Familia (with Marilyn Townsend), a cookbook that features authentic Mexican family-style cooking.Alan Lazarus Chef and co-owner of the popular Vespaio restaurant on South Congress, Alan Lazarus has long been considered one of Austin's top toques..."
"...Many folks were jealous when Vespaio (1610 S. Congress, 441-6100) chef/owner Alan Lazarus took a two-week eating tour of Italy in the early fall..."
"...Established chefs start new restaurant ventures. Founding chefs Alan Lazarus (Basil's) and Cathe Dailey (Castle Hill Cafe) debuted new ventures this past fall..."
"...• Alan Lazarus of Vespaio and Enoteca eats ethnic. "Din Ho for barbecue pork, roasted duck, salt and pepper lobster, shrimp dumplings in broth, and those sinfully gross crispy shrimp with honey walnuts..."
"...Some contest proceeds will benefit Mobile Loaves and Fishes. For full details about entry fees, rules, and guidelines, go toÊ www.sweetishhill.com.South Austin Transformations The corner of Milton and the 1600 block of South Congress is really living up to the name Vespaio (wasp's nest in Italian) these days, according to Alan Lazarus..."
"...Sam Dickey, Alan Lazarus, Miguel Ravago, Grady Spears, Kathrine Tuason, Robb Walsh..."
"...Vespaio is the latest innovative Italian effort from local chef Alan Lazarus. In its short history, the South Austin eatery has garnered considerable attention for creative and well-balanced Italian dishes..."
"...We'd have waited just about forever for the dinner specials of rich garlic broth topped with chunks of crispy duck and polenta-encrusted oysters, and voluptuous saffron seafood risotto studded with shrimp, scallops, crawfish tails, clams, and mussels, however. Chef/co-owner Alan Lazarus told us he'd had his eye on a commercial space in the next block down South Congress (the former Smokin' Grill location) for another business venture but lost the space to siblings Liz and Louis Lambert..."
"...Craving strong, rich flavors, we opted for the Mare Grigliata ($24.95), the seafood grill, and Anitra Con Fichi ($17.50), semi-boneless duck with port-soaked figs in a red currant sauce laced with surprising spice. Chef Alan Lazarus' meat, seafood, and vegetable grills change nightly, and our seafood selection included a swordfish filet, four fresh oysters on the half-shell, and grilled shrimp much like those we'd devoured as antipasti..."