South Austin Popular Culture Center
"...My responsibilities as a chef included providing lunch and dinner six days a week to a crew that numbered between six to 12 people. I had complete freedom to cook whatever I liked and a reasonable budget for food..."
"...But, here we were, ready to move forward, and we just couldn't secure a location we were happy with. Alex said, 'Let's just start with a food truck.'" They've combined the names of Josephine's original business venture with the name of their longstanding South Texas institution to call the new spot Karam's Tamale Company..."
"...I've watched hours of newscasts and scoured the Web for stories, hoping to catch a glimpse of some place I recognize just to have some sense that maybe some things survived. New Orleans friends in the Southern Foodways Alliance (www.southernfoodways.com) are gladly all accounted for, and you can check the SFA Web site and www.starchefs.com for news about job banks and national fundraisers..."
"...There are plenty of local food lovers who would put Boggy Creek Farm (2414 Lyons Road, 926-4650) near the top of the list of things they're thankful for in this and every season. Friends and customers of the little urban farm in the city were disappointed to hear that the homestead suffered severe damage during last Thursday's frightening storm..."
"...Andrews is one of those people who can chronicle his entire life based on the restaurants he's frequented, and he's been responsible for seeing that many of them appeared in newspapers and magazines over the years. As one of the most influential magazine editors and cookbook authors of the boomer generation, Andrews edited the restaurant content of the fabled New West magazine during the Eighties emergence of what became known as "California Cuisine," and moved on to co-found the American version of Saveur, expanding its focus beyond just recipes to the consideration of food as an important element of culture..."
"...You sing-song “breakfast!” or “dinner!” to your dog, depending on the time of day, but you will feed your dog the exact same scoop of dried food for breakfast and dinner. You wonder if she wonders why there are two words to mean the same thing..."
"...For the most part, the tents' proximity to one another did not affect the presentations, with the exception of Tim Love's apparent need to scream out his hands-on grilling demonstrations for the whole park to hear in an "Austin, are you ready to rock?" style. And judging by the lines and the roars from the crowd, the Food Network chefs are still as popular as ever..."
"...› Galveston is the birthplace of the Juneteenth holiday celebrations, and honors that with a reading of the Emancipation Proclamation, a parade, picnics, festivals, a barbecue cook-off, heritage exhibits, block parties, food, live entertainment, and more. See a schedule at www.galveston.com..."
"...Third, 499-3993; www.royalbluegrocery.com), a cozy shop modeled after the corner stores and bodegas popular with urban dwellers in big cities. The proprietors are Craig Staley and George Scariano, who developed their food and customer-service chops during years of working for homegrown powerhouse Comida Deluxe (Chuy's, Shady Grove, etc)..."
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"...It should be noted straight away that Gómez isn't up for reelection this year, and her rare appearance at a council hearing earlier this month can't be easily dismissed as just another campaign stop for an incumbent who too often stays inside her buttoned-up comfort zone until she's on the ballot. So give the Precinct 4 commissioner credit for coming before the council to address the stressful decisions that thousands of families a must make on a daily basis – choosing between buying food or paying for utilities, or paying for utilities and foregoing medical care or school supplies...."
"...Sports bars and casual restaurants all over town are gearing up to host Super Bowl viewers this Sunday, but if watching the game in the comfort of home is your preference, two local Mexican food chains are eager to provide the food. Either location of Santa Rita Tex Mex Cantina (1206 W..."
"...Third, 499-3993; 360 Nueces, 476-5700; www.royalbluegrocery.com) proprietor George Scariano e-mailed to announce that his stores are the exclusive local vendor for Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, I'd never heard of the product. But no sooner had I responded to his e-mail than I happened to catch a Food Network show with a segment on the artisanal ice cream company in Columbus, Ohio (www.jenisicecreams.com)..."
"...Seventh, 474-6300, www.perrysrestaurants.com)... One way to continue eating out without breaking into the old piggy bank is a new local website called FrugalFeaster.com, the brainchild of Austinite Mitch Barnett, who launched the user-friendly and information-packed site recently with the goal of "helping people eat cheap at good restaurants any day of the week." The site is free to both the public and the restaurants it covers and offers detailed information about daily food deals all over town – the listing of half-price appetizers alone could keep you eating cheaply for weeks! Check it out, and let me know what you think....."
"...Look for the colorful trailer in the bike-shop parking lot every afternoon and evening but Tuesday... SoCo residents with a taste for Thai food have already discovered Thai Fresh (909 W..."
"...Dear Editor, I read Rachel Feit's review of Zax Pints & Plates ["Comfort, Upgraded," Food, Feb. 27], and couldn't help but notice her "Dubya" dig halfway through the review..."
"...Marta's Flan (476-4334): In addition to the famous Pumpkin Flan, Marta has added a marvelous Eggnog Flan as a special holiday flavor. Look for them at both Central Markets, Whole Foods downtown, at Fresh Plus, and selected HEBs..."
"..."Several people have expressed outrage about it and said how awful it is that someone would steal our pit, but we haven't gotten any tips about it at all," Wagner told us earlier this week. The custom-built pit was a gift to the IBEW from their friends in the pipe-fitters union and was used to prepare barbecue for regular monthly meetings and the union's annual picnic, in addition to private parties hosted by members and community functions such as serving food to victims of the Onion Creek flood in the fall of 2013..."
"...9) WHITE ASPARAGUS ROASTED IN PORK SALT, GARDNER Andrew Wiseheart introduced Gardner's vegetable-forward concept with this unique spring delicacy at the Austin Food & Wine Festival...."
"...The wine selection is actually very good, and the full bar offers exotic cocktails. Or, for Indian food without the full service, check out Tärka Indian Kitchen (5207 Brodie), a quick, casual sister restaurant to the acclaimed Clay Pit..."
"...They hired Michael Hsu and Joel Mozersky to re-imagine the late Fifties Harrison-Pearson building, and Austin's most in-demand design team has created a space that evokes the hipster glamour of a swanky Rat Pack-era supper club. In hopes that the food is every bit as memorable as the design, the partners hired Executive Chef Benjamin Nathan to create lunch, dinner, and late-night menus with innovative renditions of classic American favorites..."
"...The stubborn funkiness of this roadside motel diner endears it to students, Gen X,Y, & Z night crawlers, and trend-spotters alike. With reliable, no-nonsense food and service that borders on the belligerent, Star Seeds exists in its own little world, and so many of our readers love to visit it...."
"...That means you can have an After Midnight New Year's menu with migas, cheddar cheese grits, brown sugar-baked ham, and kolaches, or a Tex-Mex Christmas Eve meal of guacamole, chicken mole, refried beans, Mexican hot chocolate, and flan. The author is a native Texan and the book is just the right gift for friends in search of authentic Texas holiday food traditions, displaced homesick Texans, or newcomers eager to assimilate, y'all...."
"...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..."
"...Dot's Place elevates homestyle cooking to an art form; a meal with two vegetables and bread will leave you dreaming of food for days. Order the fried catfish or daily specials from the menu or take a trip through the bountiful buffet line..."
"...Starring: Danny Aiello, Kirk Acevedo, Edoardo Ballerini, Summer Phoenix, Mike McGlone, Vivian Wu, Sandra Bernhard, Mark Margolis, Jamie Harris and John Corbett. It's hard to resist those jejune food metaphors when describing Dinner Rush, a pleasant and often surprising ensemble dramedy set almost entirely within the walls of a busy, fashionable Tribeca trattoria on a spectacularly busy Tuesday night..."
"...A picturesque, well-acted comedy about the culinary education of a young Indian cook who emigrates to the south of France, The Hundred-Foot Journey is elevated comfort food. The flavors aren’t complex, but it’s nourishing nonetheless...."
"...He dumps last week's conquests via teleconference as he's already undressing his next lay. Love, he argues, is nothing more than "magical comfort food for the weak and uneducated," a sentiment he lifted from his mentor, Uncle Wayne (Douglas)..."
"...Disney loves its inspiring, true-life sports stories – witness The Rookie and Gavin O'Connor's Miracle, which even managed to recycle Disney lifer Kurt Russell – and Invincible is one more firm, competent notch in this most all-American of film genres. The story of Vincent Papale (Wahlberg), a lifelong football fan and backyard pigskin enthusiast who's plucked from the depressed and depressing anti-boom of mid-Seventies Philadelphia and offered a shot at being a bona fide Philadelphia Eagle, Invincible is like a thick, sweaty slab of NFL comfort food..."
"...Starring: Emily Watson, Rachel Griffiths, David Morrissey and James Frain. For all its knock-'em-dead acting and aggressively stylish direction, Hilary and Jackie is still best described as arthouse comfort food: a big, proteiny platterful of cinematic meatloaf cooked to order for an audience with a limitless appetite for soap opera coated with a light, sophisticated glacé of highbrow-culture ambience..."
"...While I generally count myself in the pro-Rohmer group I have to admit that Rendezvous in Paris is not likely to cause massive defections to his side. Its three typically modest, unadorned tales of earnest young lovers and would-be lovers walking, talking, conniving, and staging flamboyant breakups in the streets and cafes of Paris will be nourishing comfort food for some, warmed-over hash for others..."
"...Santa Claus today. In that capacity, I've got some excellent gift suggestions for the food lover on your Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa list..."
"...But in Austin, there's no need to mourn the season's end. These comfort-food-slinging businesses deserve a blue ribbon year-round. Fried and True 1104 E..."
"...While we’re busy distending our guts with the most succulent of victuals, citizen, and maybe simultaneously enjoying the Chronicle’s coverage of the best in local noms, let’s also partake of a little non-journo food for thought: Descriptions of culinaria that flavor the prose of contemporary authors...."
"...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)..."
"...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..."
"...Until a few years ago, ramen was something most Austinites purchased in plastic packages for a quarter. But the city's growing diversity and culinary sophistication has created new demands for global tastes, along with a swelling population of entrepreneurial cooks. You can trace the beginning of the ramen wars to May 2012, when Michi Ramen opened in a North Austin food truck, selling bowls of honest, slow-simmered broth and noodles. Ramen Tatsu-ya followed in the summer of the same year, with Daruma Ramen close on their heels. Add this to places like East Side King, Komé, and Banzai, which also serve ramen, and the city suddenly looks like a scene from the movie Tampopo, with soup devotees passionately staking their territory in one ramen camp or another..."
"...But maybe that surprise speaks to a culinary prejudice that developed concurrently with Austin's deepening palate. Our own foodways and traditions are sanctified, while we posit Midwest cooks as bumbling Rose Nylunds..."
"...When planning for that oh-so-happy hour where food and drinks intersect at bargain prices, many of us forgo the typical bar-and-grill establishment and instead opt for a bar whose trailer's Instagram has most recently stimulated our hypothalamus. If we've been dreaming of those savory morsels that are the deep-fried beets from East Side King – those spicy shallots, that tangy aïoli! – we might start the night out at Liberty (their happy hour 'til 9pm also buoys that choice)..."
"...And the best in this town for my money, is just a stumble from all the racket on Sixth Street and the Austin Convention Center: Tony's Southern Comfort on E. Sixth. Tony's, owned and run by chef Tony Herring, is a totally local comfort food palace that is holding steady despite our city's best efforts to squeeze out li'l homegrown places like this with looming catacombs of ground floor retail and California-priced condofication..."
"...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...."
"...Sala & Betty brings happiness to more hours, Vivo hits a milestone, and more afternoon food news...."
"...Flyrite spreads its wings, Food + City gives power to the people, and more afternoon bites...."
"...Bistro Vonish, one of Austin's newest vegan food trailers, has maybe had salad listed on the menu once since it opened in January. Once..."
"...When I was a kid, chicken-fried steak was my favorite restaurant food. A big slab of meat encased in batter and fried, accompanied by a big scoop of mashed potatoes and green beans, was the perfect meal..."
"...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..."
"...Growing up in Detroit in the Fifties and Sixties, Jackie Davies spent a lot of time around the restaurants and bakery delivery business run by her father. You might say the food service business was in her blood...."