"...Besides getting the usual business considerations out of the way, there are tapes to review and critique, mail to read. Running errands all day isn't all that exciting, especially when you're trapped in stand-still traffic on Briley Parkway near Opryland for almost two hours, and since work habits are hard to keep up when one is not at home much, the safe harbor of any road-weary musician becomes restaurants and bars, where the food is consistent and the $60 bottles of wine written about in Newsweek flow freely. It's Just a Record, Lu..."
"...It was all those things, and it was something more: It was humble. For all his arrogance, his pride, his rages, John Cassavetes was a sweet and humble man, a man who would spend hours - and on a shooting day! - listening to the opinions and stories of grips, script girls, bit players, and the people who dished out the food, because human beings interested John..."
"...Shaw contacted the Agriculture Extension at Texas A&M and asked for advice on setting up a food business. The original recipe made six quarts of pickles and you can't just double that and go, Shaw says..."
"...Try Japanese Fast Food (Pope Yes)..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...Dystopian films wax and wane in popularity, but they’ve been with us since the beginning; as early as 1927, Fritz Lang’s silent Metropolis spoke to audience’s uneasiness about wealth inequity and the rise of robotics. Name any real-life horror – war, refugee bans, contaminated food and water supplies, forced sterilization – and it’s surely inspired a piece of dystopian art...."
"...7) NO VA Kitchen & Bar87 Rainey, 512/382-5651 www.novaonrainey.com A tip of the hat to the city's favorite comfort foods...."
"...We went to a dinner at a chain restaurant and got seated at a small table. The guy literally talked through the entire dinner and chunks of his food kept flying into my salad and falling into his beard..."
"...Maybe it's the imprint of a school reward system set since elementary, but I fixate on pizza more than any other food. Until recently, my Facebook cover photo featured a print of gooey pepperoni pies..."
"...Morgan helped her solve that problem, too, by showing her how to adapt a beloved cake recipe. Armed with a baking mix recipe formulated by Morgan, Shirley whipped up a version of her Mama's 1-2-3-4 Cake that had always been one of her favorite comfort foods..."
"...As part of his winnings, Garza received the opportunity to stage in San Francisco’s Aster, under Executive Chef Brett Cooper, and a $2250 educational travel grant from the Wine & Food Foundation of Texas. He also received an interesting array of prizes much like the intriguing mix of mystery ingredients in each round – including a Mission Restaurant Supply engraved stock pot, Cricker’s cricket flour, and a GelPro Comfort Elite floor mat...."
"...Squarish biscuits sit on top, perhaps not dumplings per se, but just dense enough for sopping. The Dai Due Breakfast ($9), with its health food trio of brown rice, kale, and kimchi, was the only dish that might be out of place at a diner, but even that had a fried egg..."
"...The third in a troika of Southern-centric restaurants to open this fall, Olamaie was perhaps the most highly anticipated thanks to a series of splashy pop-ups and a long-delayed opening. Tucked into a refurbished cottage that once housed the beloved Mars and Sagra restaurants, Olamaie, the brainchild of chefs Michael Fojtasek and Grae Nonas, specializes in modern Southern food inspired by a namesake grandmother and local ingredients...."
"...Nevertheless, it is hard to deny that Qui is one of the reasons why Austin food continues to be relevant. The long lines at Thai-Kun are not just an indication of buzz, but also a testament to quality..."
"...Yeah, see? Imagine those gastronomic selections done up right and and doled out via excellent service and you’ll understand why the couple dozen guests were oohing and ahhing and grinning amid the dinnertime conversation. I’d made it a point, before the event began and the food was served and Entertainment Tonight’s Rocsi Diaz – who is also the, ah, brand ambassador for the night’s Aquaçai sponsor – greeted the seated crowd with a 100-watt smile … I’d made it a point, I say, to interview the two reigning chefs there in the culinarily invaded KRAVE nightclub at 302 East Sixth..."
"...[image-1] A lifelong Texan who finds himself living in New York City can, if he wants, find adequate replacements for the comfort foods of home – or so I've found in the year since I moved here from Austin for graduate school. The Big Apple seemed to notice Texan cuisine a few years ago, prompting Hill Country-inspired dry-rub BBQ joints, a couple of not-bad Tex-Mex restaurants, and a breakfast taco “craze” which itself spawned not one, but two trend pieces in the New York Times..."
"...Dear Editor, Although I do not hunt or eat meat, I appreciated Jessi Cape’s honest account of her hunting class near Medina [“In the Blind,” Food, Nov. 30]..."
"...Stuffed Cajun Meat Market and Specialty Foods12226 RR 620; 512/918-1600 Mon-Fri., 10am-8pm; Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 11am-5pm www.stuffedfoodstores.com..."
"...Can’t miss the season opener! Suddenly a guy with a walkie talkie and clipboard addressed the crowd two minutes before kickoff and apologized. To compensate, all the beer and food was free from then on, including the food trucks ringing the downtown square..."
"...There will be printed maps available at the festival (and online) to acquaint everyone with the new layout. In addition to the hot sauce tasting tent, food and drink vendors will be on hand, and our own Claudia Alarcón has put together a stellar lineup of chefs to demonstrate the finer points of salsa preparation..."
"...It turns out that our trusty next-door neighbors, pillars of our neighborhood and great neighbors, lost a 5-year-old grandchild to leukemia in 2004. Libbie lived four years longer than her doctors initially thought she might, and her mother, Becky Nichols, owner of the Bountiful Bakery and Cafe in West Lake Hills and Bee Cave, decided to give back to the hospitals by donating home-cooked food..."
"...If you can afford it, the VIP Grove is totally worth it. This isn’t like the ripoff $350 bleacher tix for the Stones, either – it’s got the goods from food to freebies..."
"...It all just runs off. It works; believe me." Entrance is free with the donation of three nonperishable food items for the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas. Random Play..."
"...Get the jump on upscale holiday shopping at the silent auction portion of the annual Big Reds and Bubbles Tasting of fine red wines, champagnes, and delectable local cuisine. The event takes place at the Driskill Hotel (Sixth & Brazos), and proceeds benefit the educational programs of the Wine & Food Foundation of Texas..."
"...Well, it's not a matter of me talking or not talking about it, it's a matter of realizing that I am not sitting around moping about it. I am eating the right kind of foods..."
"...Mahala Guevara, Magnolia Cafe general manager: Young Guevara's articulation of her attitudes about both service and hospitality made a significant impression on the panelists. Her grandfather provided medical care to hospitality workers in New Orleans and she related how she'd grown up "in this enchanted world where everywhere we went, people were delighted to see us and bring us wonderful food," making hospitality something she considers part of her "cultural legacy."..."
"...The lunch fare features simple fare that resembles what you may find at Austin Java, such as fresh salads, sandwiches, soups, and pasta dishes, and it even retains the former Paggi classic, the Jackson Salad. But the food attractions here are the "small plates" created by Thomas and available in the evening..."
"...I am glad to contact you regarding the article entitled "Food-o-File" published on Nov. 19 in the Food section and written by Virginia B..."
"...No Politics in Food Section..."
"...Then we have Misters Katz and Meltzer -- just have to tell ya that running for mayor may entice us into their food joints. (Oh yea, Mr..."
"...Look, I'm not saying that people that live in South Austin are pretentious, I'm not saying that people that live in North Austin are not, all I'm saying is that the separation of people by race, religion, sex, creed, class (sound familiar?), and, maybe the simplest to forget, geographical location, is what keeps us from organizing anything more than a small food drive or a salamander protection agency whose members can't remember where there car keys are half the time...."
"...Tired of Mexican food at two in the morning? Looking for someplace else to grab a cheap snack, perhaps something a bit more exotic than the same old taco and cheese? Well look no more: Austin now has its very own Russian and Mediterranean tea room on Friday and Saturday nights. Set within an unlikely location at the Hot Jumbo Bagel storefront, the Cleopatra Nights is one more example of the curious, hybrid eateries to hit the Austin dining scene...."
"...National Guardsmen, and riot cops in two blocks of that street. We all tried baiting them to some degree ("Pennsylvania has shitty Mexican food!" was all I could muster), but they were appropriately caught up in the moment...."
"...Besides knowing how to have a good time, Bob Roberts knew good food and had a good idea of how it should be prepared. In an interview in 1992, Roberts said he first got interested in the art of cooking meat over an open flame when he was stationed in Japan in 1955 and discovered hibachis..."
"...I cherished the rituals of mealtime in my youth, and I can see the same sense of comfort and communion in my daughter when the family sits down together and breaks bread. Author Lynn Fredericks came upon this realization when she observed that her family mealtime had degenerated into food in front of the TV while she talked on the phone with various friends, family, etc..."
"...For a church whose congregation has proven its ability to give generously in the past (according to IRS records, the church's income from contributions and other sources in 1997, the most recent year for which information was available, was $557,632), Hyde Park is notoriously stingy with spreading its wealth outside its approximately five-block compound. The food pantry at the church is open just three days a week, and its at-home food service (the functional equivalent of Meals on Wheels) serves fewer than 40 families in the Austin area...."
"...They come not only from America, but from all over the world. Eating them can be almost a folkloric adventure, especially when a little food history is served alongside..."
"...They even have a state-of-the-art arcade equipped with the hottest (non-gun-toting) video games. Play until you poop out, then seek sustenance at the food court..."
"...Fiesta Amistad in Round Rock presents Tejano music stars Eddie Gonzalez and Emilio along with mariachis, Ballet Folklorico, and food, May 29 & 30. 498-4677...."
"...To this day, Zack and Michael bond over video games and one other common interest: pizza. Zack's tastes in food reflect that of a sophisticated almost-vegetarian, raised to cover all four food groups..."
"...While some may argue that convenience killed the true milkshake (as evidenced by pre-mixed fast-food mixes), sometimes the urge for a shake hits while in transit. When there's no time to make one yourself and no time to hit the fountain, you just gotta drive through..."
"...I was amazed when I took the recumbent trike out to get the cat a can of food. A no-cars Christmas magic had settled on the streets. It had blown away the acrid clouds of exhaust gases..."
"...But when rival chef Xin Xin-xiong (better known as "Club Foot," yet another Once Upon a Time in China regular) challenges Qing Han to a test of cookery skills that culminates in a re-staging of the legendary "Qing and Han Imperial Feast," Cheung and Yuen must track a masterful chef-turned-scummy-recluse (Kenny Bee) in mainland China in order to win the contest. "Kung Food" might be a silly, if somewhat accurate, description of The Chinese Feast since all the challenges, duels, and training sequences on display here occasionally parallel those in Hark's martial arts films..."
"...Undoubtedly the most surefire way to drum up a few negative comments on a Chronicle Food section article is to assign any sort of relative value – positive or negative – to a plant-based restaurant. There are plenty of reasons given for that disapproval, from a list's omission of certain eateries to disagreements on what constitutes vegetarian eating, but I suspect one root of the sensitivity has something to do with the constant barrage of snide remarks and bacon jokes aimed at herbivores, which surely inspire few yucks for those eating with a moral imperative..."
"...You may not have your friends and family around you this year, but you are still part of our city, a city full of people looking for understanding and comfort, people who may not be as lucky as you are, to have work, people who love you (even if they're far away), and a place to live. A great place to start helping is the Central Texas Food Bank, which always needs help and donations this time of year..."
"...Anne Christian on Austin's pet-commerce community: Austin is such an amazing city full of ambitious and creative dog-lovers. From natural pet food, boutique pet stores and spas, even makers of dog beer, the list just goes on and on..."