"...Garbo's is a household name around Austin these days, and owner Heidi Garbo's impressive road to success is one that ought to be taught in business school – something she herself eschewed in favor of trial by experience. Born in a small town in southeastern Connecticut and raised all along the coast, Garbo witnessed the lobster industry up close (her dad and uncle started Garbo Lobster Enterprise) before doing what many New Englanders do: move south..."
"...This happens and that happens and you wind up spending the night somewhere unexpected. How I arrived at Greta Garbo's bungalow is a noisy story of little interest, but picture a rich house on a slope high above the Pacific, with a walkway down to a long oval pool flanked on its landward side by tidy bungalows with doors that open to a view of the sea below..."
"...At Garbo's Restaurant, the brick-and-mortar iteration of the popular food trucks, you'll never once experience the crispness of a New England autumn or the salt-worn patina of its many seaside eateries. Sure, there are nods in the interior – an anchor here, an oversized sand dollar there – but it all is faded and minimal, a mere suggestion..."
"...Nazism had already been tackled by the Three Stooges and Charlie Chaplin, but there’s never any doubt that those performers were procuring pure satire. Even Ninotchka blends the serious and the comedic – often in a single shot of Garbo's deadpan face..."
"...• Garbo's Fresh Maine Lobster food truck is rolling down to the Craftsman Bar (2000 E. Cesar Chavez) this week..."
"...Andiamo Ristorante – eggplant stuffed with mozzarella & ricotta Café Josie – shrimp enchiladas The Carillon – beef tartare Chocolaterie Tessa – chocolates Dine – pork belly sliders with Austin amber beer mustard, Thai-marinated veggies The Driskill Grill – wild boar chop, goat cheese, apple cider honey glaze Eddie V's – tuna tartare Finn & Porter – foie gras pot pie Fleming's – ahi tuna taco, wakame salad, soy ginger emulsion Fork & Vine – beef tartare, harissa, egg, toast Garbo's – pork belly, octopus Geraldine's – fried pork Jacoby's – duck liver pate with cranberry, smoked pecans, pickled apples, house bacon Olive & June – greens, charred onion, root vegetables Proof & Cooper – fried chicken biscuits Roaring Fork – green chili pork stew Sage Hill Inn – pork cheek, swiss chard, purple potato The Scarlet Rabbit – herb-grilled pork chop, roasted Brussels sprouts, crispy potato, black pepper honey Truluck's – crabcake with dill tartar VOX Table – panisse with prosciutto..."
"...Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931); not Tolstoy's Vronsky to Garbo's Anna Karenina (1935); not Norman-remember-the-Maine going down in A Star Is Born (1937)? Yes, Willy Loman (Death of a Salesman) and even Matthew Harrison Brady himself (Inherit the Wind)..."