The Hideout Theatre & Coffeehouse
"...In a town that so ardently touts its tacos, is there any love left for another Southern mix-and-match staple, the chicken wing? At least the foodies who braved spats of torrential rain at the second annual Austin Chicken Wing Festival would say yes; 1,500 of them gathered at the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts on Sunday to chow down and vote on nearly 20 varieties of wings...."
"...With just over five weeks to go before the Austin Film Festival kicks off, the AFF team today released the lineup for their big, 20th anniversary gig...."
"...Included here are more reviews of films screened during the SXSW Film Festival 1998. Additional reviews can be found in last week's issue..."
"...Welp, save the due date, day-drinkers, because this bundle of joy called The Untapped Indie Music and Beer festival will be arriving April 18th at Carson Creek Ranch, featuring eight musical acts, 277 total beers, and a guarantee of no knock-off 4Loko because the city has had its ultimate fill of it during SXSW. Think of this as a Great American Beer Festival without a bunch of boozebags wildin’ out because you dropped your taster's cup..."
"...In fact, Wingzup took home the coveted Judges' Champion for Best Wing at the second annual Austin Chicken Wing Festival on Sunday, May 20, and general manager Merrill Frank will probably let you see the trophy up close if you're really sweet. (Is it a real chicken wing preserved in resin? Is it a 3-D-printed chicken wing?) But the crew of bartenders and daytime regulars really give this place its flavor: They'll remember your drink, they'll keep you company when you're flying solo, and they'll somehow still be in good spirits with an entire bar full of crazy fútbol fans (yes, they're screening World Cup games)...."
"...And many go on to amazing careers. We can proudly count The New York Times, Salon.com, Slate.com, Nerve.com, the Texas Book Festival, KUT, Texas Monthly, and just about every daily and weekly in the major Texas cities as destinations for our interns..."
"...This year, festivalgoers will be happy to see a large number of newcomers to the Austin Eats Food Court – from longtime Austin favorites to award-winning fine-dining establishments and plenty in between – with more wraps, tacos, and burritos than you can shake a stick at, plus lots of refreshment in the form of natural sodas, teas, sno-cones, and all-natural aguas frescas and smoothies to keep you cool and hydrated for the long weekend haul...."
"...After spending most of last year's ACL Festival visiting behind the scenes with the vendors at the food court, I can attest to the incredible amount of hard work (never mind the heat) that goes into feeding the thousands of hungry and thirsty festivalgoers who line up all day long to keep themselves nourished and hydrated. This year, there are four newcomers offering everything from spicy wings to Mediterranean pasta..."
"...Now that the Festival crowds have receded back to L.A. and Brooklyn, it's time to think about that harbinger of spring, March Madness..."
"...Lauderdale is lovely this time of year. For the real music fan, the process of elimination starts now - with "Picks & Sleepers." Year after year, The Austin Chronicle provides what no other media outlet can provide: advance information on over two-thirds of the festival's showcases..."
"...For the first time in history, Tall Ships America will begin its Tall Ships Challenge Series of races and port festivals in Galveston. While in port, the six ships will be open to the public for viewing and sailing opportunities, and many will feature dockside exhibits and a chance to interact with the crew..."
"...One of Central Texas' most beloved singer-songwriters, Terri Hendrix spent the summer of 2006 wowing festival crowds from coast to coast with more-than-able assistance from longtime slideman, Lloyd Maines. Her 2005 children's album, Celebrate the Difference (Wilory), has lodged in the Top 40 on the iTunes charts and even made it to No..."
"...What we can report, however, is that Austin is one of a very few cities in the country where you can attend a movie screening and enjoy a great hamburger at the same time. So if you're a guest in River City attending the SXSW Film Festival or a local with a serious movie jones and a film pass, make sure to belly up to a table at one of the Alamo Drafthouse locations and order their Bleu Burger ($7.25), a huge hand-formed patty, cooked to order, dressed with lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, bleu cheese, buffalo wing sauce, and a little chipotle mayo, with a big stack of crispy fries on the side..."
"...From the first listen of this fine, single-disc addition to Arhoolie's Tejano Roots series, it's easy to understand why, unlike many other American acts, Silva enjoyed great renown and touring success in Mexico as well as Texas. All tracks here were recorded during her heyday from 1958-64 for the legendary South Texas label Ideal, except five tracks of particular historical note at the end: Silva, late in her life, appeared at the 1983 Tejano/Conjunto Festival in San Antonio with Flaco Jimenez's conjunto, and Arhoolie owner Chris Strachwitz, hearing the performance broadcast over KCOR radio in his car, grabbed a hand-size recorder and held it up to the speakers..."
"...Houston's Fatal Flying Guilloteens have long been a fixture of the Bayou City with angular punk, unleashing last year's Quantum Fucking. The Plastic Constellations may well deliver their swan song at this year's Festival..."
"...Chef/host Michael Lomonaco and a production crew from the Travel Channel cooking show Epicurious are in town this weekend filming two upcoming segments on Austin. They'll spend Sunday investigating all aspects of the 13th annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival, with Lomonaco acting as a celebrity judge, and a camera following a contestant through the day..."
"...Keep in mind that the Big Man runs a tiny kitchen where nothing can be rushed. On a slow non-festival night, there's about a 20-minute wait, and when the orders back up to an hour, the Big Man's been known to refuse additional tickets until the backlog clears..."
"...I was checkingin with Knowles to follow up on the progress of the "Open Letter to Ron Howard" (http://www.aint-it-cool-news.com/display.cgi?id=3046) that he posted on his movie tipsters Web site on Saturday after reading Michael Corcoran's "Inside/Out" column in the Statesman and discovering that Universal Pictures was leaning toward scotching its EDtv premiere at the Paramount Theatre in favor of some newer and more "state of the art" multiplex theatre. EDtv is directed by Howard and stars Matthew McConaughey, and the Austin screening on Wednesday, March 17 is to be part of the SXSW Film Festival and a benefit for the Austin Film Society's Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund with Howard, McConaughey, and producer Brian Grazer in attendance..."