"...One of my go-to dining companions loves Eastern hemisphere food as much as I do, and upon tasting the first bites of gobi Manchurian, we both wished we'd worn an outfit without a waistband. Here, it's a dry version of the dish – deep-fried cauliflower florets tossed in a spicy, tomato-based sauce – and it's delightfully balanced with bold ginger and garlic notes..."
"...The Peached Tortilla will be running a special $45 four-course menu, with $38 optional wine pairing, or more if you want to try one of their featured cocktails, like the Heat of the Moment, with pineapple tarragon and serrano-infused tequila, lime, and simple syrup. The dinner will showcase a number of dishes from chef Eric Silverstein's upcoming cookbook, The Peached Tortilla: Modern Asian Comfort Food from Tokyo to Texas..."
"...The romantic “Loves Me” menu includes New York strip steak with grilled onion and beef au jus, paired with Howard Park Cabernet Sauvignon, and strawberry shortcake with vanilla chantilly cream, paired with Réserve Privée Rivesaltes Muscat. The veggie comfort food “Loves Me Not” will includes a simple snack of veggie sticks with farm crudité and house ranch, paired with Vino Vino’s “wine cooler,” mac & cheese made from Cowgirl Creamery’s Red Hawk, paired with Hops & Grain Pale Mosaic IPA, “fried chicken” with pickles and white gravy, paired with barrel aged “Jack and Coke,” and a romcom-worthy ice cream sundae with chocolate sauce and potato chips, paired with a White Russian...."
"...Whether or not you identify as a sporty spice, local bars and restaurants across this great burg of ours are rising to the Super Bowl occasion. Enjoy drink specials, super indulgent takes on classic comfort food, and huge TVs..."
"...Milano Cafe's tucked-away spot in a Southwest Parkway strip mall is often blurred by whirring rush-hour traffic, so it may not be an obvious choice for an authentic Italian meal, but it should be. Co-owner Sami Demi draws inspiration from the flavors of central and southern Italy, and since opening Milano Cafe in April of 2009, he's been serving up comfort food with a side of old country charm and quality service..."
"...The Raw Goods food truck is an Austin raw food community mainstay, serving up dehydrated classics divided into categories. There’s plant-based Fields, with concoctions like spaghetti squash with red romaine and rainbow chard in an avocado pesto dressing; the fishy Sea, with creative sashimi like amberjack with blossoms, Thai chili seeds, honey, and seaweed chips in a fruit citrus foam; and Sugar, with an acai bowl, mixed nuts, and crunchy dehydrated buckwheat. If You’re Going Vegan..."
"...Want to start a veg garden but not sure how? The Sustainable Food Center can help. The SFC offers training for newbie gardeners, as well as cooking and kitchen skills classes that teach you what to do with all that glorious new plant bounty..."
"...Inoffensive and unremarkable, Second Act is culled from the remainder bin of late-Nineties, early-Aughts hidden identity/wish fulfillment rom-coms along the lines of Lopez’s Maid in Manhattan. For a certain segment of the moviegoing audience this might well feel like cinematic comfort food, but for others it will bring to mind older but far better films that have withstood the test of time, albeit with freakishly dated hairstyles..."
"...There are a few quirks here – dishes that, while less familiar within the classic Americanized South Indian repertoire, embody the same spirit: indulgently layered, slow-cooked, and sweet, redolent of spices and cream. There's the perennially popular cauliflower 65 (also available in a chicken iteration) – a sort of South Indian take on kung pao cauliflower, breaded and fried and served in a spicy sauce – or the Indian spring rolls, apparently modeled on a Kolkata street food classic..."
"...The restaurant – selected as the top First Plates 2018 winner – has a new menu special that falls neatly in line with their ethos: The No Hater Tater is the ultimate in cold-weather comfort food. Take a generous mound of garlicky mashed potatoes, smother them in Eldorado queso, and top them with some sliced green onions, and you’ve got a lethal (in all the best ways) combo of carbs and fat that will instantaneously soothe those holiday-shopping-frayed nerves...."
"...According to General Manager Jay Cesak, they are “moving toward a Cheer Up Charlies model, with Arlo’s taking over all food operations.” Spider House has moved another trailer from Casino Southside into the back “chapel-ish” area, and now there will be two Arlo’s trucks on site. Arlo’s is known for its vegan comfort food like the Bac’n Cheeze Burger...."
"...It's non-threateningly hip, has great views of Downtown, and even boasts a rooftop pool bar if you somehow have enough energy to swim. And most importantly, their room service menu is prepared by the chefs at Geraldine's, their in-house restaurant that just happens to specialize in kicking comfort food up to the next level..."
"...Out with the old, in with the blue. When a shiny blue food trailer showed up at Possum Park in the very spot the vibrant yellow The Great Y’all truck had occupied mere weeks before, it caught a few people by surprise...."
"...You haven’t done Christmas in Austin without a trip to the Trail of Lights. Two million lights take over Zilker Park, making for a spectacular walk with food trucks, holiday activities, and live music performances along the way..."
"...The matador plucks a flower from the bull’s head instead of dispatching the animal with a sword. The uniquely Rio Grande Valley festival is filled with food and music and the pomp of Mexican bullfighting..."
"...How many people have been proposed to at Apis? It has to be a lot, right? Between the spectacular Hill Country setting (that deck!) and menus focused on fresh global takes on high-quality local ingredients, Apis will make your heart skip a beat. Arlo Grey 111 E. Cesar Chavez www.thelinehotel.com/austin/food-drink..."
"..."I [heard] that Mangia's dinosaur mascot was a gift from a tattoo shop owner whose shop was next door to the original Mangia. The shop owner liked the food and Jeff such that he designed the original logo for him."..."
"...Says Alexis Lanman, director of marketing, "We aim to align with community and charitable organizations that are near and dear to our team's hearts and passions. We work collaboratively with our people to determine the best partnerships based on shared values." New Waterloo has donated percentages of their sales to Equality Texas, GENAustin, Meals on Wheels, Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, and the Sustainable Food Center..."
"...“Frank & Angie’s is lucky to have enjoyed loyal support from our Austin neighbors since we opened in 1995,” says their most recent communication. “We worked hard to keep Frank & Angie’s a simple, comfortable restaurant that celebrates a love of family, food and coming together over a good meal..."
"...A loyal following of chili heads have watched JD’s Chili Parlor ascend from a small grocery store in Canyon Lake and stands at local farmers markets to an entrepreneurial incubator in San Antonio with their delicious bowls chili con carne. Diana and John Anderson now have a permanent al fresco location at the LocalSprout Food Hub east of downtown San Antonio..."
"...Their books might not have a great deal in common on the surface – The Incendiaries follows two college students who wrestle with radicalization and loss of faith, There There is a multi-perspective novel about Native Americans living in Oakland, and All You Can Ever Know charts its author’s experience as a transracial adoptee – but Depp deftly found common ground for the panelists with questions about the intimate nature of their work, the way all three books play with structure, and the experiences Kwon, Orange, and Chung share as nonwhite authors surrounded by a very white literary canon. Kwon recounted her youthful lightbulb moment, realizing that she didn’t have to have white protagonists: “Oh, Korean food can be in a book!” Orange admitted that working on something as personal as There There was scary, but that he took comfort in the fact that “the people close to [him] know what’s true.” Chung shared her worries resulting from the fact that “scarcity is the norm” – there are so few Korean-American memorists or stories about and by transracial adoptees, and she wants to be clear that she is sharing her own specific experience, not speaking for everyone...."
"...Fluff Meringues and More celebrates their public Grand Opening on Tuesday, October 23, 5-7pm at the Rosedale Village locale (4800 Burnet Rd, Suite 450). In addition to free samples of the tasty treats – meringues, pavlovas, scones, and more – customers will receive 10% off of the food order, and normal happy hour specials ($2 off wine btg, $8 off bottles, 20% off beer) will be extended..."
"...Sushi Japon boasts an enormous menu with other Japanese cuisine choices (pepper tuna tataki, udon, katsu) and a whole other Chinese menu with favorites such as kung pao and egg drop soup. Their titular food feature is also delicious, with several unique specialties like the Hot Night, good maki rolls, and fresh nigiri flown in daily..."
"...What's a good place to have an awkward conversation with an old friend? It's going to be a difficult talk, and I'm looking for somewhere quiet where I can assuage my guilt by buying them food and, ideally, booze...."
"...What is it that primes us to be so fascinated by “end of the world” narratives? Are we all pining that badly to be relieved of our shitty jobs and responsibilities? To trade in our daily commute for hunting zombies, siphoning gas, and foraging for food? Not that that’s entirely the situation in I Think We’re Alone Now. Del (Dinklage) is the only survivor in his town of 1,600; everyone else just sort of dropped dead one afternoon while he was sleeping..."
"...111 Congress All six concepts at this upscale food court add twists to their flagship spots’ menus to create an assemblage of new, excellent iterations. Antonelli’s Cheese Shop carries their signature hand-picked cheeses plus meal options like their ultra top-notch creamy mac & cheese..."
"...A continuous lover." Indeed, beer shapes the culinary discourse here, with ingredients moving back and forth from brew space to kitchen, including barley and yeast and herbs and malt. In this historic area settled by a Swedish cattle rancher and, until recently, home to many low-income folks, the Brewer's Table is an innovative restaurant indicative of where the Austin food scene has been and is going, while also serving as the latest example of formidable change into the Eastside...."
"...He’s even explored relocating the comfort food cafeteria...."
"...Every time I go to Texas, the fans are not afraid to sing and dance. And the food!..."
"...For Dr. Atul Chopra at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, she spent 24 hours in a metabolic chamber to monitor her breathing and food intake..."
"...So many food events are coming up this fall! Yes!..."
"...Jessi Cape (Head Judge): food editor of The Austin Chronicle..."
"...The straightforward menu offers both comfort food like a fried chicken sandwich or more refined fare such as the roasted halibut. The wine list is huge, offering old standbys and refreshing new twists alike. The Cavalier..."
"...Meanwhile, funding toward the A2A program has shown a heavy investment in anti-choice persuasion rather than tangible services, let alone legitimate health care. While proponents of the program enjoy touting its ostensibly myriad services for women – baby and maternity clothes, childbirth and parenting classes, food pantries – to justify its existence, the overwhelming bulk of services provided by state-funded CPCs fall under "counsel time," as records obtained by the Chronicle under a public information request from the Health and Human Services Commission show..."
"...A grunge-punk Motörhead, this earthshaking Australian trio plowed its most fertile drinking anthem only 23 years into an inglorious career. Goliath frontman Ross Knight sings just 17 words on the Glorius Barsteds ode to pub life down under, listing bar food staples including schnitzel, chips, and "beetroot" – canned beets..."
"...Food trends come and go, but the foodie documentary boom shows no signs of going bust. It’s a genre niche so popular and prolific it’s sprouted niches of its own: the food competition doc (Kings of Pastry, Barista, Somm), the mission-driven food doc (Food, Inc.), the chef profile (I Like Killing Flies, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent), the food-and-travel porn sandwich (Chef’s Table, Somebody Feed Phil, Ugly Delicious, all on Netflix)..."
"...Colleen was obviously a lively woman with eclectic-yet-classy taste. This sassy Southern ethos is reflected on the menu as well, which speaks both to genteel ladies who lunch and folks who love a spirited dinner at a groaning table laden with modern comfort food...."
"...In the dimly lit comfort of the indoors, we ordered wine and food. Recovered from the outdoor assault, I noted how he seemed to close in now that there were people around – not uncomfortable, just a little less open..."
"...Queso is an ultimate comfort food and people have very specific concepts of what it should be. Maybe you’re hellbent on the South Texas Velveeta and Ro-tel tradition or maybe it’s queso flameado served flambé with tortillas that cures your raging hangover...."
"...Late last year, ManinPasta's owner, Davide Careri, who hails from Sicily, opened a new Italian restaurant on South Lamar down the road from Broken Spoke. The food is clearly legit, but that's not what makes it delicious..."
"...Downtown's newest buzz space is Fareground, an upscale adult version of a teenage hang zone at the mall food court. No, Sbarro Pizza isn't one of the vendors, but these six concepts from some of Austin's brightest names in food will have you making plans with your friends all the same..."
"...There's something remarkable about food so tasty, so filling, so warm that it becomes a craving even on days when our local climate suggests we're being cooked in a convection oven. Such is ramen, Japan's solution to humans' insatiable desire for comfort..."
"...SXSW: Emotions are high, patience is low, and food lines are long. It's easy to give up on finding reasonable meals while darting between rideshares and film screenings, but do yourself a favor and skip the greasy pizza slices and flat beer..."
"..."I always thought it was a weird thing. I thought it was because we just didn't have any food, we're just mixing hot dogs with eggs."..."
"...The place is lit with a serene brightness that I found strangely comforting, reminiscent of a suburban ballet studio with its shiny pearl wallpaper and wall of mirrors. Everything is clean and cheerfully no-nonsense, a reflection of their approach to Korean-style Chinese comfort food..."
"...Traditionally prepared in a bamboo steamer over a boiling hot wok and garnished with a single jujube in the center, rice cakes are a sugary way to end a celebration meal. During the festivities, it’s important to not eat the usual fodder like rice porridge, yams, pickled vegetables, or any other foods associated with everyday life..."
"...Honestly, y’all probably already know and love this one, but if we’re recommending places, it’s got to be on the list. This Italian food truck sitting just outside the Vortex is the perfect place to grab an amazing meal without having to miss any of the action..."
"...Boasting one of the best dinner prix fixe menus in town, a cool $34.50 will land you appetizer choices like salade lyonnaise or pâté maison, entrées such as saumon au beurre blanc or house-made lamb sausage with apricot, and a choice of desserts including mousse au chocolat and creme brûlée. Lunch offers a great chance to take a midday break with seafood crepes and salad verte, featuring a light and crisp Champagne vinaigrette..."