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"...Both the gargantuan double-cut pork chop ($24) and the simple roasted chicken ($18) were equally impressive; the big cut of pork was moist and flavorful despite its size, and the chicken tender and juicy under a skin crisped with herbs and apricot jam. Perhaps the most impressive plate was the day's fish special, an expertly butterflied whole trout dressed with a Creole pecan mustard sauce ($19) with flaky fish beneath the nutty coating..."
"...The show even has a female chef character (convincingly played by Kim Dickens) who loses her restaurant in the wake of Katrina and becomes an expat chef in NYC, cooking her own brand of New Orleans-inspired cuisine at one of David Chang's famous restaurants. Treme has featured cameos by celebrity chefs Chang, John Besh, Donald Link, Tom Colicchio, Eric Ripert, and the legendary New Orleans culinary queen Leah Chase, dishing out gumbo z'herbes in her restored Creole landmark, Dooky Chase..."
"...The Grille at Rough Hollow provides casual fine dining by the lake. The crispy pickles, half-price during happy hour, are served with an intense Creole mustard sauce..."
"...15th) invested time, money, and energy creating an attractive food trailer park on a lovely, tree-shaded property the church owns overlooking Downtown. Feed the Soul (1508 Rio Grande) opened in May to rave reviews, with seven trailers serving foods as varied as hot dogs, tapas, and Cajun/Creole specialties..."
"...On Tradition, Authenticity, and Innovation: Besh is best known for showcasing traditional Louisiana cooking – Creole and Cajun, urban and rural – but he's quick to point out: "I've been blessed to be exposed to a great food culture all my life, but authentic doesn't mean tired. You've got to keep a balance – tradition, yeah, but you've got to have people that push ahead; it's always an evolution..."
"...Austin's U2 tribute act Mysterious Ways ships out to Afghanistan this summer as part of Operation H.O.T., Houston chef Charles Carroll's endeavor to cook an authentic Cajun-Creole meal for armed forces. After entertaining 4,000 troops, "Bono" and Co..."
"...Cypress Grill (4404 W. William Cannon, 358-7474) This popular Cajun/Creole restaurant imports King Cakes from the legendary Gambino's Bakery in New Orleans every week..."
"...During a busy week of preparing our story about the wealth of good Cajun and Creole restaurants currently available in the Austin metro area, we received the sad news of the untimely deaths of restaurateurs Yoli and Michael Amr. The pair made a great restaurant team, with Yoli's gift for warm hospitality and Michael's marvelous cooking, and I was a big fan of theirs from the original Gumbo's to the more recent Mama Roux..."
"...A singular act of erotic liberation and psychedelic transformation, Bitches Brew crowns Miles Davis' electric era. Radical and prophetic, the 1970 masterpiece created its own Creole language, a divine concoction of ultra jazz-funk, defiantly black R&B, and revolutionary rock & roll, masterfully assembled by producer Teo Macero..."
"...That camaraderie was plainly evident at the 2009 Austin City Limits Music Festival, where the two held court backstage with the merriment of old friends. Not even the Saturday afternoon downpour dampened their enthusiasm as they essentially laid out the blueprint for 7 Walkers – juke-joint blues, creole funk, and South Austin Americana interwoven with the Grateful Dead canon – during Papa Mali's set on the Austin Ventures stage, closing with a stirring revision of "Friend of the Devil."..."
"...My most consistent successes at Streat have been when I've stopped by for breakfast on the way to the nearby Chronicle office. I occasionally treat myself to one of their excellent espresso drinks paired with either churros ($1 each), fried Mexican doughnut sticks crusted in cinnamon sugar, or Creole beignets ($2.49 for three), fluffy little pillows of fried dough dusted with powdered sugar..."
"...For those who've never tried Olivia's fried chicken, you are in for a treat. Get a bucket of chicken for four or a single order, plus bacon-wrapped, cheese-stuffed jalapeños in a Lone Star Beer honey glaze, or baked potatoes topped with okra Creole. Tim Love's Love Shack/Lonesome Dove Western Bistro..."
"...A few of the old standby menu items remain, perhaps in slightly different preparations: The flagship Shrimp Bess ($14)with creole butter and ciabatta is still as delicious as we remembered; the shepherd's pie ($12) now has cheddar cheese atop the mashed potato crust and comes with greens tossed in balsamic vinaigrette; the croque monsieur ($13) is made on toasted pain au levain (all bread is made on-site at Walton's) with shaved Niman Ranch ham, toasted mustard, béchamel, and Mornay, served with Bess' addictive pommes frites. But there are also new items that captured our eye..."
"...Those mussels ($10) come in a delicious fennel broth with smoky prosciutto cracklings. The big hit of the appetizer menu are the crispy pickles ($7, $3.50 at happy hour) served with an intense Creole mustard sauce..."
"..."There are some real elements or bases for the fictional chapters, but partly I feel like this is what the novel has always fundamentally been – this kind of mongrel or creole form. It has some nonfiction in it and some fiction in it, and it's all sort of jumbled together," he says...."
"...The bleak, comical tableaux continue, and certain refrains emerge: "Nobody understands me." "Tomorrow is another day." "Last call." The denizens of this unnamed Swedish town are slumped, predisposed to defeat, yet weirdly endearing, even as Andersson keeps them spatially and narratively at arm's length. The secret weapon is the song: Creole music plays throughout, and it provides a sunny sonic uplift, nudging the action a few crucial clicks away from tragedy, toward absurdity...."
"...Fred and I are visiting some friends who are shooting a film around Lake Arthur and Jennings, La. During the day, while they are shooting, Fred and I drive around Louisiana in a rented car, eating Cajun and creole food, listening to the radio, and arguing metaphysics..."
"...William Cannon Ste. L, 358-7474) This popular Cajun/creole restaurant imports king cakes from the legendary Gambino's Bakery in New Orleans every week and serves them with meals for prizes!..."
"...• My Thanksgiving turkey adventure included two turkeys, two gallons of cooking oil, two helpful gentlemen (thanks Mike and Ike), a generous supply of Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning, and a Masterbuilt Butterball Indoor Electric Turkey Fryer. Numerous horrifying video warnings from concerned friends notwithstanding, I found the turkey fryer safe and easy to use, frying both a carefully thawed 12-pound organic turkey from Whole Foods and a fresh, pastured local 11-pound turkey from Alexander Family Farm..."
"...The decor evokes casual Crescent City eateries, and the aromas emanating from chef Michael Amr's open kitchen confirm that the cuisine is that of his native Louisiana. The affordable menu offers very generous portions of such New Orleans specialties as red beans and rice, gumbos, po'boys, salads, various Cajun/Creole seafood dishes, beer, and wine..."