The Contemporary Austin at the Jones Center
"...Mike Young and John Zapp opened the original Chuy's in 1982 with no decorating budget. That's how they ended up with a velvet painting of Elvis that became a focal point for the restaurant..."
"...Chuy's 26th Annual Green Chile Festival Aug. 18 - Sept..."
"...He would go on to open Los Tres Bobos and then partner up with John Zapp at Gianni's (504 E. Fifth), Smitty's and Cafe Havana before they struck gold with the original Chuy's (1728 Barton Springs Rd.)And for another piece of obscure Austin culinary trivia, one of the guys flipping burgers in the original Mike & Charlie's kitchen was none other than Alan Lazarus, who would go on to the lovely but ill-fated McKedrick's Treehouse and Tortuga's before becoming chef/owner of Basil's (900 West 10th) and then Vespaio/Enoteca (1610 S..."
"...His work is creating restored vintage signs or replicas that often end up defining the buildings they mark. The Chuy's "globe," the Alamo Drafthouse tower, the Uncommon Objects rabbit, and a host of other icons on South Congress all are his creations..."
"...Wanting good food, after work. Is the Starz Inn coffee shop still open? Oh, to once again savor the delicious green chile chicken enchiladas at Chuy's. Yes, I miss Austin..."
"...Chuy's (1728 Barton Springs Rd.) Definitive Tex-Mex chile con queso here: smooth with green chiles, Ranchero sauce, and endless warm chips...."
"...In exchange, Gary learned from me, as we sat in Chuy's on Barton Springs Road, what a chile relleno is...."
"... I surrounded the vase of fragrant marigolds with sugar skulls and photos of loved ones – Charlotte and Sterling, Suzy with our parents, Suzy with Mother, Ann, and I – along with her silver cross and the Serenity Prayer insignia I'd given her when she started treatments. I knew immediately which foods would entice her spirit to the altar: Rudy's smoked pork loin with creamed corn, her favorite Chuy's chile con queso with chips, Miles of Chocolate, and Bob's Pure Sugar Stick Peppermints, the all-important secret ingredient to her birthday ice cream...."
"...Seventeen years after his first professional accolades, Duran has managed to work non-stop as a muralist, a gallery artist, and as a resident artist for TCA's Arts and Education Program (the only exception was in 1987 and '88 when the economy went sour, during which time he worked at Chuy's restaurant on Barton Springs to pay the bills). With TCA murals all over the state in places such as Crystal City, Edinburg, Levelland, Palacios, and Tyler, Duran is quietly leaving a small but rapidly growing legacy wherever he goes..."