Dolly Parton birthday hoot w/ Jackie Venson, Mélat, Else Cross, Kalu James, Walker Lukens, Carson McHone, & more
"...John Mueller Meat Co. 2500 E. Sixth (behind Kellee's Place) Tue.-Sun., 10:30am until sold out www.johnmuellermeatco.com..."
"...The brains behind Fun Fun Fun Fest are here to ease your mind, Austin. With an unexpectedly theatric press conference, festival founder James Moody, marketing director Sawyer Stoltz, and PR firm Giant Noise served renewed notice that they won't sit idly by while the city's weirdness disappears...."
"...By the time Austin's Pizza owner J.D. Torian called me from his own office phone at the end of last week, he was finally able to see the silver lining around the AT&T snafu that cut off vital phone service to his 12 pizza outlets for several days, costing him tens of thousands of dollars in sales..."
"...2) John Mueller Meat Co. Mercurial John Mueller has mellowed and, for my money, hit a sustained, superlative groove, smoking amazing barbecue in his comfy Eastside chain-link compound...."
"...One of the rural royal families of Central Texas barbecue is back in the news this week. No sooner had barbecue lovers learned about the opening of John Mueller Meat Co..."
"...• Star Hill Ranch owner Adam Woolley says he's welcomed all manner of events to his facility, everything from movie shoots (it starred in Disney's remake of The Alamo) to weddings to corporate retreats. Indeed, the ranch facility is customizable for just about any kind of function..."
"...When the organizers of Fun Fun Fun Fest held an Austintaciously goofy press conference in August introducing local barbecue outlaw John Mueller as the "Official Curator of Grub" for 2013, it looked like any culinary controversy surrounding the event would probably have to do with barbecue. Considering Mueller's position with the festival, some folks were likely to be disappointed that he didn't insert himself in the event's culinary lineup, but his distinctive personal business style doesn't really lend itself well to large-scale festival service..."
"...There's something primeval about eating a barbecued beef rib. Holding that big bone in your hand, nibbling off succulent meat and crackling crust that's been slowly caressed by coals and smoke for a long period of time – the experience transports 'cueheads back to their primitive roots..."
"...In response to Clark-Madison's April 5 column "Searching for Candidates" ["Austin @ Large"], I would like to offer some observations. I don't run campaigns for either Linda Curtis or Kirk Mitchell, and I signed petitions of Griffith and Goodman, but not for Slusher..."
"...We all know there are many more movies out there to choose from this summer. Of course, none of them will receive the same kind of free media blitz the Star Wars phenomenon has received..."
"...50-year old Balsamic vinegar I attended a Professional Food Writer's Symposium at the Greenbrier Resort back in March. On the last evening we were there, our hosts served a Marketplace Tasting Dinner featuring a fascinating selection of meats, seafoods, cheeses and breads and condiments they expected to be popular in the coming year..."
"...Arguably the most popular film ever, Gone With the Wind was released theatrically in 1939, but it wasn't until 1954 that the first recording of its soundtrack was available. Its appearance even then was something of a miracle -- in 1939 (the year that also saw The Wizard of Oz), the scoring of soundtracks was less than a decade old and the notion of recording them unthinkable..."
"...illustration by Lisa Kirkpatrick The shuttle to my hotel had already left the airport and it was beginning to mist, so I opted for a cab ride into downtown Portland. When I explained to the driver that I was in town for a convention of culinary professionals, the name of the organization didn't mean anything to him but he knew just the same..."