Jacoby's Restaurant & Mercantile
"...OK, class, here's a pretty basic equation: Rapidly escalating rents plus sharp increases in the costs of living and of making art plus decrease in adequate spaces for showing that art equals ...? Logic would suggest a reduction in the number of arts events. I mean, math, right? So, then, with resources for artists in Austin shrinking as rents are skyrocketing and venues are closing, how do you explain Jennifer Sherburn's 11:11, her project to premiere 11 dances in 11 months? Or the monthly programs on offer this season from the Rude Mechs and Local Opera, Local Artists? Or Revel Unclassified, a series of 22 concerts presented in as many weeks?..."
"..."Smokey" Denmark. Smokey learned how to make sausage in Lockhart while working at Black's Barbecue, and in 1964 decided to start his own business, building the current location on East Fifth Street in 1970. Smokey made beef and pork-and-beef sausages, both of which were well loved. In 1972, brothers-in-law Jim McMurtry and Cliff Laywell bought the company from Smokey when he retired, and in 1999 Jonathan and Melissa Pace purchased the Laywell family's ownership interest...."
"...Onto this metaphorical hook linking Tahiti and the Big Apple, Epstein and Kane hang a spoofy mystery involving the murder of a corpulent crook and the theft of a Gaugin sculpture. The duo seems to be aiming for a kind of breezy intellectual farce -- part Tom Stoppard, part Firesign Theatre, perhaps? -- but while some of their efforts are fun, many of their attempts at whimsy (names like Fisher Fowl and Nino Linguini) feel studied, and the film's meandering quality and ragged pace make it frequently less breezy and more windy..."
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