Circuit of the Americas
"...Friday night's screening of Sergio Leone's spaghetti western masterpiece Once Upon a Time in the West was accompanied by a feast, courtesy of Chef John Bullington, of equally epic proportions. Six courses, each paired with a selection from fest sponsor Dogfish Head Brewery's many, many alcoholic offerings...."
"...Not only will he popping up on the telly tonight in Top Chef: Texas, competing with fellow Austinite Paul Qui for the first time in the new season (and damn you, Bravo, for holding out the hometown boys on us in last week's premiere episode), but Curren will also be a food warrior in tonight's Iron Chef event at the Alamo Drafthouse South. Curren and and Alamo executive chef John Bullington will cross knives while John Hughes' Planes, Trains and Automobiles unspools on the big screen...."
"...Austin film lovers who packed the Alamo Drafthouse on South Lamar during the opening weekend of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory had no idea the lengths to which the staff had gone to provide them with a unique food and film experience. Chefs John Bullington and James Holmes had designed two menus to complement the film: a Chocolate Feast for special screenings and Violet Beauregard's Chewing Gum Meal available on weekend nights (see menus, p.48)..."
"...Corporate chef John Bullington's office was cluttered with boxes, cookbooks, menus, and kitchen equipment brochures when we visited earlier this month, but he was still settling in. Bullington joined the Alamo team as a chef in fall 2004 to develop and oversee the company's expanding concept of pairing meals with movies..."
"..."It was like the Christmas Eve of my culinary career," said chef John Bullington, describing his excitement and anticipation about cooking a 550-pound steer over an open fire last week. Bullington's live fire cooking experience was inspired by Argentine chef Francis Mallman and ordered up by Bullington's boss, Alamo Drafthouse CEO Tim League, who asked his chef to prepare the beef for a party at the J..."
"...Pumpkin Full o' News Congratulations to Alamo Drafthouse chef John Bullington and his wife, Molly, on the birth of their son Jack Harlan Bullington (8 lbs., 4 oz.; 211Ú2 inches) on Oct. 4..."
"...Plenty o' News There's plenty of food news as the year winds quickly to a close. Tim and Karrie League announced they've hired former Mars chef John Bullington as executive chef at the new Alamo Drafthouse South when it opens in February..."
"...Mars chef/co-owner John Bullington prepared his "Thai-style" take on the dish, a creation he also offers as an occasional summer appetizer special in the $8 range. While Bullington is quick to admit that he's never seen a recipe for a Southeast Asian "ceviche," he has extrapolated the flavors of Thai cooking to this South and Central American favorite with great success..."
"...Speaking of the Alamo Drafthouse brings me to some incomprehensible news. For the past eight years, chef John Bullington has been the culinary face of the Alamo, overseeing multiple local kitchen operations, helping design kitchens for the company's new properties, creating myriad feast menus to complement dozens of themed film dinners and Iron Chef battles, and overseeing food preparation for everything from charity events to Fantastic Fest live fire cookouts to Oscar parties..."
"...Alamo Drafthouse corporate chef John Bullington and corporate beverage director Bill Norris know that the advent of Fantastic Fest means their creativity will be put to the test. Once Alamo honcho Tim League and the programmers announce the annual lineup of genre films, Bullington and Norris are challenged to create menu specials, feast menus, and distinctive custom cocktails that will enhance the film experience, Alamo-style..."
"...Residents of South Central Austin who've wondered "Where do I get Chinese takeout around here?" are about to get an answer. Longtime local hospitality pros chef John Bullington (Mars, Alamo Drafthouse) and manager Jerry Reid (Mezzaluna, Bitter End, Olivia, Lucy's Fried Chicken) have joined forces to create A-OK Chinese (1509 S..."
"...John Bullington, the Alamo Drafthouse's executive chef, developed a menu of passed appetizers and plated dishes to be served before and during the screening. Working within Hinsley's general parameters (vegetarian options and gluten-free friendly), Bullington's menu is an homage to Spain's vibrant flavors..."
"...There's never a dull moment for Alamo Drafthouse corporate chef John Bullington and beverage director Bill Norris. Last Saturday, the busy duo presented a preview of some of the custom cocktails and Interior Mexican street food items from the menu of 400 Rabbits, the tequila bar that will be part of the new Alamo Drafthouse set to open on Slaughter Lane on March 22..."
"...From his earliest days as a Drafthouse chef, film lover John Bullington had set his creative sights on the biggest classic monkey movie of all time: King Kong. "As soon as I heard Peter Jackson was doing a remake, I started imagining menus," he says..."
"...After a very enthusiastic turnout for the friends-and-family soft opening (in which 80 people RSVP'd and 275 showed up) and a huge turnout on the official opening day this past Sunday, A-OK Chinese (1509 S. Lamar) co-owner Jerry Reid says his shell-shocked business partner, chef John Bullington, looked at him and said simply, "We're gonna need a bigger boat."..."
"...A-OK Chinese (1509 S. Lamar) closed quietly over the weekend with a note posted on Facebook by owners John Bullington (now of Austin Java) and Jerry Reid thanking their clientele..."
"...The freaks and geeks assembled for the Alamo Drafthouse's marathon of the lamentably short-lived eponymous television series have been seated since noon, and the event is scheduled to run all night, but the hardcore fans have been at it since 9am, brunching on authentic school-cafeteria fare with stars from the show at the Garza High School cafeteria (though the meal has actually been prepped by John Bullington, formerly of Mars and now the chef at the Alamo's South Lamar location). Certainly the crowd slightly too young for its Styx and Foreigner T-shirts, likely acquired from Denim Edge, but wildly appreciative of series creator Paul Feig's jaundiced vision of suburban America circa 1980 has quieted since co-star and co-writer Steve Bannos pumped his fists and proclaimed that "Austin Freaks and Geeks fans are the best Freaks and Geeks fans in the world!" at approximately 12:15..."
"...With only two weeks between getting the green light to start work and breaking ground, his team decided to split one screen. One half became 400 Rabbits, the tequila bar named after the Centzon Totochtin, the Aztec gods of drunkenness, with a cocktail list from beverage director Bill Norris and menu by Executive Chef John Bullington..."
"...Look for the official application at www.choppedcasting.com. Austin has got to have some potential winners – chefs John Bullington and Paul Petersen, this is definitely in your wheelhouses!..."
"...• Alamo Drafthouse chefs John Bullington and Elijah Horgan square off against parkside chef/owner Shawn Cirkiel in the Alamo Iron Chef Battle Round VI at the Alamo Ritz (320 E. Sixth)..."