The Blanton Museum of Art
"...The boy continues to tinker with the automaton after he is relocated to the train station where his drunkard uncle (Winstone) maintains the clocks until he disappears, leaving Hugo again on his own. The boy nicks items of food from the station’s cafe and tools from the depot’s toy store..."
"...Re-runs are the comfort food of television's menu. It's like seeing a familiar Denny's sign on an unfamiliar road or the old favorite tune that kicks in on the radio at just the right moment..."
"..."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."..."
"...Hiring company chefs to provide in-house food service options is a relatively new trend in corporate culture. It's a way to bring staff members together and eliminate the time, thought and expense put into figuring out where and what they'll be eating during office hours..."
"...BC Tavern Take a short trip to Bee Cave for this upscale comfort food for Easter. Enjoy a special à la carte brunch menu from 11am to 3pm; if you're celebrating late in the day, dinner starts at 5pm..."
"...Opened quietly in November by Bay and Lindsay Anthon in the small shopping center across from Wheatsville Food Co-op at 31st and Guadalupe, Hopfields has quickly established itself as a popular Hyde Park watering hole for those who might be a bit too mature for the typical bar scene. More than just a bar, though, Hopfields features French comfort food that transcends the genre of bar fare...."
"...What this has to do with Komé is that, unlike the sea of indistinguishable strip-mall sushi places that seem to open with regularity, Komé is one of these impossible gems of individuality. Owners Také and Kayo Asazu mindfully set out to open a restaurant that serves the one food that they could not find in Austin, for all our sushi bars: Japanese home cooking, or as Kayo calls it, "comfort food."..."
"...Lamar Ste. A-138, 458-4679 Monday-Friday, 7am-3pm www.sohosfoods.us..."
"...1. Madam Mam's Noodles and More (2514 Guadalupe, 472-8306): My favorite Austin restaurant, and it's right across the street from my job! Thai food that equals or surpasses that found in the home country, large portions for little prices, and many home-style dishes not found on the standard Thai menus (and they've added about a dozen new items lately)..."
"...Gone are the gazpacho and cool green salads, forgotten the grilled fish and marinades of soy or citrus fruits. What exits most kitchens during the chilling winter months has a mission beyond mere nourishment: Cold weather food soothes the soul and warms the body...."
"...24 Diner This "chef-inspired comfort food" includes stuffed Swiss chard, beer cheese, and a fancy twist on fried jalapeños plus burgers, breakfast, and meat loaf. Don't forget about the milk shakes..."
"...When veteran restaurateur Brian O'Neill purchased Northwest Hills' Mirabelle Restaurant from Michael Villim (onetime owner of the now-defunct Castle Hill Cafe), he knew he already had a loyal neighborhood client base. Mirabelle's chopped "hacke" chicken salad and its duck-and-sausage gumbo were comfortably enshrined among the neighborhood's choice comfort foods..."
"...Austin restaurateurs Stewart Scruggs and Mark Paul advertise their new tavern as "comfort food done well," and for once, the self-advertising nails it. For those not following the dramatic backstory, Scruggs and Paul owned both wink and Zoot..."
"...They're fast and cheap, you can eat them standing up, and you can mix in lots of different ingredients and sauces to make delicious meals. For many people, myself included, tacos are a primary comfort food..."
"...The owners decided to move on in life, but thankfully, the new owners, Jaime and Jennifer Sudderth and Buddy Bell, chose to keep the charming facade. They also brought a welcome upgrade to the interior and a new menu featuring high-end comfort food allied with a thoughtful wine list (all available by the glass or the bottle) and a full bar...."
"...While I'm certainly not part of the hipster lounging crowd, I do frequent El Gringo for the food. The restaurant is in my neighborhood and serves as a reliable place for lunch meetings..."
"...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..."
"...Arlo'sVarious locations www.arlostruck.com For the veggie burger that sets the standard to which all other veggie burgers are held, head to one of Arlo's three food truck locations for lunch, dinner, or late night. The bac'n cheezeburger, complete with seitan bacon and Arlo's signature soy- and gluten-free made-in-house patty, is a top seller, but don't discount the street tacos..."
"...Long gone are the days when I'd drive 30 minutes to meet a dude for coffee when I could have saved myself an hour, gas, and money. However, sometimes being forced out of your comfort zone results in good food and hopefully a good story, which is where Aviator Pizza comes in. [image-2-right] Cheap Eats Case File 007: Aviator Pizza..."
"...Antal's direction has the zip and zing (and ricocheting ballistics) of early John Carpenter (Assault on Precinct 13, the original, comes to mind) and he keeps the story front and center while avoiding any flash other than that which issues from the barrel of a gun. It's hardly a classic of the genre, but then again, like Armour hot dogs, it's comfort food for men...."
"...One of the hottest trends in the American dining scene has to be the resurgence of the diner – smallish, quick-service cafes with counter seating facing open kitchens. Often family-owned and operated, these little gems are known for regional comfort-food menus as well as a comforting sense of community..."
"...Live music and good cooking are created to be consumed immediately, to satisfy the senses and nourish the soul. So, it's no wonder that a connection between food and music would flourish here and be recognized by fans and musicians alike..."
"...Siena is one of them, emerging as a favorite among the Loop 360 set. Owner Stan Adams and Executive Chef Harvey Harris exert considerable effort to cultivate its clientele, treating them to appetizers if the food service is uncharacteristically slow, hosting prix-fixe wine dinners, or opening its doors to wedding receptions and parties..."
"...As is par for the course for Hong Kong imports, the English subtitling ranges from stilted to near-dadaistic, and the production values as a whole suffer by comparison with equivalent Hollywood products. But for those who don’t bring any unrealistic expectations to the table, The Asian Connection will serve as nourishing, stick-to-the-ribs comfort food...."
"...Three of our entrée choices came from the evening's eclectic menu, and the other was a blackboard special. The special was comfort food of the finest kind, a roasted bone-in, skin-on Chicken Breast ($17) nestled on a generous portion of home fries and sautéed mushrooms in a luxurious sauce of heavy cream, fresh sage, and Asiago cheese..."
"...America just can't seem to get enough of Thai food. Over the past decade, the addictive Asian cuisine - a scintillating interplay of exotic flavors, aromas, and textures - has gone mainstream in the U.S..."
"...With poverty comes food insecurity – a considerable obstacle to successful school performance: Hungry kids are less able to focus in class, and have short attention spans and discipline issues. What's more, kids are growing bodies and brains and need lots of calories in the form of healthy food – protein, veggies, and fresh fruit – for optimal social, mental, and physical development..."
"...Austin may not have as many black-owned restaurants as Houston and Dallas, but the Central Texas timeline is rich with African-American involvement in the food industry. A new photography exhibit, "Taste of Black Austin," aims to showcase the past, present, and future stories of Austin's black chefs by exploring cultural foodways..."
"...On tour, food is fuel. We musicians fill up at diners, drive-throughs, grocery stores, and backstage, then burn it up onstage...."
"...For a very long time now, Ravago and Tom Gilliland, who owns Fonda San Miguel, have been seducing diners into believing that Mexico is a place you get to from North Loop. Staunch, rigorous traditionalists when it comes to Mexican cuisine, from the beginning Ravago and Gilliland have nonetheless been daring innovators who insisted on serving only the foods found in Mexico, the precise way they are prepared in Mexico..."
"...Camp was not about food, surely, but food inspired our greatest excesses. I consumed my weight in corn fritters each week, followed by binges on blueberry blintzes and sloppy joes..."
"...Reyna and Maritza Vazquez grew up in Veracruz, Mexico, later moving to Austin with their family. Their passion for cooking led them to create their food trailer Veracruz All Natural..."
"...It's time to wrap up your post-South by Southwest juice cleanses (or abandon all hope of starting). This weekend, the Austin Food and Wine Festival will deliciously unfold at various locations around Town Lake..."
"...We run this question-and-answer feature – the Q&A Hole – every week or so online, asking topically relevant or totally random questions of people in town or across the country. Now we're serving up a special edition of five questions for the Food Issue, featuring answers from a tiny array of local culinary professionals..."
"...The food is much better than we normally expect around the lake, with quality ingredients like Niman Ranch meats, scallops from Georges Bank, and mussels from Prince Edward Island. Those mussels ($10) come in a delicious fennel broth with smoky prosciutto cracklings..."
"...Perhaps this year more than most, we can use the time to reflect on a terribly trying year and try to concentrate on the many good things available to us. For the past few weeks, we members of the Chronicle Food staff have been scattered around the country busy with projects, making it impossible for us to coordinate our schedules for a planned pre-Thanksgiving potluck supper..."
"...Hurtling along in a plane about to take off for New England, the prospect of two weeks between Mexican food and my mouth ate holes into my heart. Then I remembered the eager plans to fill those spaces with pumpkin stewed by Afghani immigrants and zuppa di clams prepared by Italians, two cultures better represented on the Eastern Seaboard than in Texas..."
"...The first time I went to the former Soviet Union, to Kiev and to the Crimea, I steeled myself for what I imagined to be a culinary wasteland. Brought up on Cold War images of endless food lines set against spartan, gray buildings, I expected the cuisine there to be unpalatably bland..."
"...Austin has its own little China/VietnameseTown, loosely centered at the intersection of North Lamar and Highway 183. Within a one-mile radius of this crossroads, the raw ingredients or prepared foods for an Oriental dinner party, meal, or picnic can be had inexpensively and with ease, and everybody in town knows about it except the (non-Asian) Round Eyes..."
"...This year, festivalgoers will be happy to see a large number of newcomers to the Austin Eats Food Court – from longtime Austin favorites to award-winning fine-dining establishments and plenty in between – with more wraps, tacos, and burritos than you can shake a stick at, plus lots of refreshment in the form of natural sodas, teas, sno-cones, and all-natural aguas frescas and smoothies to keep you cool and hydrated for the long weekend haul...."
"...Construction cranes and traffic detours dot the Downtown and campus-area landscapes, making it entirely likely that your hallowed college hangout has recently been replaced by a shiny new high-rise tower complete with trendy street-level boutiques and posh restaurants. That's right – this city once known primarily for Tex-Mex food and barbecue joints now boasts a rich and diverse culinary scene with nationally recognized fine-dining spots, wine bars, comfort-food cafes, and an ever-expanding array of enticing ethnic choices..."
"...Torrential rains and deadly tornadoes battered Austin, disrupting many scheduled events on Thursday, November 15. However, 200 well-heeled Texas food lovers had paid $100 each to attend the Texas Book Festival's Bon Appetit, Y'all party, and they were not about to be dissuaded by a little Texas weather..."
"...It's not uncommon for tables to be surrounded by several generations devouring heaping plates of steaming food. There is something on the menu to satisfy nearly every craving with a list of steaks, seafood, and Mexican food..."
"...I probably would have passed this restaurant a thousand times were it not for a hot tip from a concerned Indian food lover. But upon hearing word that a new Indian restaurant had opened -- one that served good, cheap, South Indian-style street food -- I rushed out to give it a try...."
"...We ate Canadian bacon, not Cajun ham. So when I chose to move south, a host of Southern foods challenged me..."
"...Our Thanksgiving table this year included vegans; vegetarians; people with wheat, sugar, and dairy sensitivities; a surprisingly large number of people who don't like turkey; and one guest who steadfastly refuses to consume anything but pie and dinner rolls. This means that no one is in a position to judge anyone else's weird food stuff and, as a bonus, there's always a dedicated audience happy to take home even the strangest leftovers (cranberry sauce with sour cream and horseradish, anyone?)...."
"...The once-sleepy gateway to the Hill Country now offers attractions that make it a prime destination for dining, recreation, and special events. Take off down a winding country back road to discover wine, food, and camaraderie...."
"...In Austin, the story of food has had its fair share of protagonists. Stock characters abound – from ubiquitous Czech kolaches to overstuffed calzones..."
"...My City. My Food..."
"...Second Bar + Kitchen Second may be Congress' more casual kid sib, but the food's just as good. Bold flavors and iconoclastic taste combinations make for a cosmopolitan take on traditional bar fare..."