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The Power of Art in Austin’s Overlooked Objects
Defining the city's personality from the moonlight towers to the railroad bridge
Arts Story  August 4, 2016, by Sam Anderson-Ramos
"...The shelters are found in alleys and out-of-the-way places where an art audience may never see them. Performance artist Rirkrit Tiravanija cooks and serves food as a vehicle for people to gather and interact..."

Catching Up to Science
New federal guidelines reverse trend in medication abortions
News Story  May 19, 2016, by Mary Tuma
"...When Texas legislators passed 2013's omnibus anti-abortion law, House Bill 2, they included a provision which forced abortion doctors and patients to adhere to outdated U.S. Food and Drug Admini­stra­tion labeling when administering mifepristone (which is taken together with misoprostol to induce abortion)..."

The Take-Out
Expecting more from Austin's institutions
Food Column  April 21, 2016, by Brandon Watson
"...The owners didn't seem to care that their conversation was public or even that it was delaying customers getting their drinks and food. From the level of hostility on display, it seemed as if the employee had just poisoned a guest..."

Eat It
So you're hungry at SXSW?
Food Story  March 17, 2016, by The Food Staff
"...7) No Va Kitchen & Bar87 Rainey, 512/382-5651 A tip of the hat to the city's favorite comfort foods...."

The New Brunch Bunch
12 new reasons why everybody's working for the weekend
Food Story  March 10, 2016, by Brandon Watson
"...In 2014, the Chronicle Food team set forth on an adventure. Fueled by Bloody Marys and armed with forks, we bravely sampled omelettes and hash, migas and mimosas until we identified 17 of the most glorious ways to spend our Sunday Funday..."

Jenna's Asian Kitchen
Changing the conversation about Cedar Park
Food Story  August 13, 2015, by Brandon Watson
"...In many imaginations, the desire to find an affordable home on the margins of a major city translates to a lifetime watching Dancing With the Stars in a Chico's tunic. What could that person, hands taped to an iced skim macchiato, possibly know about good food? Let them eat breadsticks...."

Flood of Memories
Memorial Weekend flood waters hit home
DAILY News  May 25, 2015, by Nina Hernandez
"...The city of San Marcos confirmed Monday that one man was killed, and KXAN has reported that 12 are still missing. Shelters opened at the San Marcos Activity Center and Wimberley High School early Sunday morning, offering food, water and shelter to those displaced..."

First Look: Fork & Vine
Fine dining on West Anderson
DAILY Food  January 5, 2015, by Adrienne Whitehorse
"...When Fork & Vine opened their doors in early December, Stuerzenberger and company agreed on a few important rules: They wanna 1) have fun and 2) keep things simple. "It's food and wine," quips the chef..."

Wish List
Give 'Til It Helps 2014, Part 1
News Story  December 11, 2014, by Kate X Messer
"...TEXAS BAPTIST CHILDREN'S HOME 512/246-4286. › Commissary food pantry items › Gifts for toddlers, children, teenagers, and single moms..."

South Parked
Red Star dishes hospitality and humor
Food Story  October 9, 2014, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Instead of innovative dessert plates, Waksmunski is now dishing up her personal renditions of comfort foods from the American Southeast. While Erica preps food and works the fryer, her alter ego, Ol' Shitter Jim, dispenses folk wisdom and life coaching via social media..."

Titaya's, Take Two
Was it worth the wait?
Food Story  July 24, 2014, by Jessi Cape
"...A food writer could wax poetic about the hits and misses of any chef's rendition of a dish's intricate flavor profile – how it compares with this version or that one, how each is subject to generational differences and familial preferences, tied to memories and habits. But the bottom line is simple: I will return to Titaya's for their versions of my favorite dishes...."

Moontower 2014, Day 1: Local Laughs
Feeling funny about Austin's Mac Blake and Brendan K. O'Grady
DAILY Arts  April 23, 2014, by Ashley Moreno
"...“Part of the reason why I didn’t do stand-up for so long was that, growing up, I just thought it was all purple blazers with your sleeves rolled up standing in front of brick walls talking about airline food or whatever. I thought all comedy was Star Search,” says O’Grady..."

Point Austin: Small Victories
Whatever the prospects, the tasks remain the same
News Column  April 4, 2014, by Michael King
"...Here's a representative passage, on likely economic impacts of climate change: "Throughout the 21st century, climate-change impacts are projected to slow down economic growth, make poverty reduction more difficult, further erode food security, and prolong existing and create new poverty traps, the latter particularly in urban areas and emerging hotspots of hunger."..."

Go or No Go?
No Va is a promising addition to the Rainey Street District
Food Story  January 31, 2014, by Rachel Feit
"...Is it just me, or does it seem to others like Austin is swarming with celebrity chefs these days? The latest is baby-faced Brad Sorenson, a former Asti chef and contestant on The Next Food Network Star and Chopped who used his media cred to open Downtown's No Va Kitchen & Bar. Sorenson and crew have repurposed a former residence within the trendy and still evolving Rainey Street district..."

Yes Yes: Sundance Announces 2014 Class
Austinites a-plenty in Competition and NEXT slates
DAILY Screens  December 4, 2013, by Kimberley Jones
"...Fed Up / U.S.A. (Director: Stephanie Soechtig) — Fed Up blows the lid off everything we thought we knew about food and weight loss, revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry, aided by the U.S..."

Holiday Help for the Harried Home Cook
Family friendly recipes to dress up for parties or down for everyday
DAILY Food  November 24, 2013, by Amy Kritzer
"...This isn’t a cookbook for the aspiring chef, but is a good choice for a harried home cook looking to spice up their recipe repertoire. Throughout the book, readers can be inspired by gorgeous photos of food and Geller’s adorable family...."

Don't Stop Thinkin' About Tomorrow
Norman Bel Geddes didn't – and we're still dreaming about his future
Arts Story  November 2, 2012, by Robert Faires
"...Now that we've reached the future – at least as it was measured by the imagineers of yesteryear – we ought to have jetpacks and robot butlers and food replicators and all the other fantastic gadgets and mechanized marvels they dreamed up, including those winged jalopies that'd let you zip on over to the H-E-B by air as easily as by road. So where are they?..."

Gay Place
Come peer through our rainbow-tinted glasses at this week's doin's
Columns  April 20, 2012, by Kate X Messer
"...LGBT SMALL BUSINESS WORKSHOP Food trailer this, boutique that .... Where's a gay to turn for advice on starting/running a small biz? Sat., April 21, 10am-2pm..."

The Hightower Report
Back to the Great Recession; and Subsidizing Plutocrats
News Column  August 5, 2011, by Jim Hightower
"...Not content to undercut middle-class consumers by firing them, extremist politicos are also slashing jobless payments, food stamps, Medicaid, and other safety-net programs. These put money directly and quickly into the consumer economy as recipients spend for food, gas, and other basics..."

Urban at the Westin
Despite a few kinks left to iron out, Urban is a worthwhile dining destination
Food Review  December 10, 2010, by Claudia Alarcón
"...The extensive wine list is a bit California-centric, but changes are on the way, since Saucedo's goal is to offer better pairings for the food. For dessert we had an avocado tres leches cake so incredibly delicious that I asked for seconds – and I usually skip dessert...."

Scaling the Pyramid
City moves to reprioritize social service programs in the new year
News Story  October 15, 2010, by Wells Dunbar
"...Psychologist Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs theory states that basic physiological requirements (e.g., food and water) must be met before safety necessities (shelter, employment, and the like) can be realized. The hierarchy ascends a pyramid of importance to those needs encompassing belonging, community, esteem, and ultimately self-actualization – a highly functioning state of well-being...."

From Beer to Infinity
Austin gets ready to host the nation's first-ever cooperatively run brewpub
Food Story  January 22, 2010, by Lee Nichols
"...But why a co-op? Cooperatively run businesses are a difficult undertaking, especially competing in the retail world, where for-profit businesses don't have to mess with democracy and can make snap decisions through a more efficient command-and-control model. Aus­tin's Wheatsville Food Co-op seems like a famous and firmly established business today, but in its early years, it had to be sustained with numerous fundraisers...."

Buenos Aires Cafe
Don't forget to save room for dessert
Food Review  November 13, 2009, by Claudia Alarcón
"...Chef/owner Reina Morris opened the first Buenos Aires Cafe back in 2005 to the delight of 78704 neighbors who fell for her hospitality and the delicious food of her native Argentina. She quickly garnered a following, and soon the small space on South First Street was not enough..."

Cover 3
Cover 3 has good intentions but isn't playing by the rules
Food Review  February 13, 2009, by Lee Nichols
"...On food, Cover 3 has it covered, with little reason for complaint. We were shocked at how the green-chile beef nachos elevated a classic bar dish to the sublime, mostly through adding tender, melt-in-your-mouth barbacoa in place of ordinary ground beef, further augmented with pepper jack, black beans, and avocado..."

Daily Grill
This California-based outlet might be steep for classic American diner fare, but its $2 kids meals are a hit
Food Review  January 9, 2009, by Rachel Feit
"...Their responses were overwhelmingly positive, and generally, the kids were impressed by the restaurant's clubby atmosphere. Two of the boys stated that "the food was great, and the service was great." And it is true that the waiter was very patient and completely unbothered when one of the boys spilled his drink on the table..."

The Making of an Endorsement
News Story  October 24, 2008
"...1st Food Mart, 34th STREET CAFE, A BRIDE TO BE, A CROWN OF JEWELS, A. D..."

Perfect Liberty
To find themselves, the subjects of this year's rock docs found that they had to follow their own sound
Screens Story  March 9, 2007, by Josh Rosenblatt
"...Wednesday, March 14, 11am, ParamountRobyn Hitchcock: Sex, Food, Death, and Insects..."

Event Menu
Jan. 20-27
Food Column  January 19, 2007
"...12th). While guests relax around the tables, Judd will create and serve a four-course "home grown" wine dinner with foods and wines produced in the Austin area..."

Virginia B. Wood's Bites
Food Story  January 5, 2007, by Virginia B. Wood
"...1) La Speranza Dinner: Former restaurant owner Hallie Speranza now caters small parties with simply exquisite Italian food. My friends and I customized a delightful menu from many choices and feasted on olives and goat cheese, delicate homemade pasta, sea bass with artichoke hearts, spinach souffles, and lemon tarts..."

Day Trips
'Day Trips' visits Paris, France
Columns  July 7, 2006, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...Although France (210,000 square miles) is smaller than Texas (268,000 square miles), the country has a head start of several centuries when it comes to tourist attractions. There are so many interesting things to see in the country, but the best reason to visit is the food and wine..."

Our readers talk back.
Columns  January 20, 2006
"...Recently I had the opportunity to take my visiting stepson to Casino el Camino for a burger. I haven't been there in a while because although I love the food, the smoke in there would burn my lungs so badly and cause my hair and clothing to reek with such a killer stench that I'd have to fumigate myself in the shower before going to bed and pay money to the cleaners to restore my poor, destroyed clothing..."

Austin's gay bars and then some...
Features Story  June 3, 2005, by Kate Getty and Kate X Messer
"...Foodies Born of Austin. Craigslist's Women Seek Women personals board, Foodies has become a singular phenomenon, from an initial handful of women last fall to recent events hitting triple digits..."

Day Trips
The Canyon of the Eagles on Lake Buchanan outside of Burnet is as special as its name implies
Columns  February 11, 2005, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...Rock cottages, some with spectacular views of the lake and all with rocking chairs on the porch, are sprinkled among the trees around the main lodge. Bring your own food and wine; it's a long way back to get forgotten supplies...."

Cookbook Reviews
Gift guide
Food Story  December 10, 2004, by MM Pack
"...Way outside their Southern California comfort zone, Miriam and Kate explore new territory (in all senses of the word), lose some inhibitions, and, in the wisdom of their years, laugh at themselves in the process. Their earnestly frank discussions of sex and food, love and men, and the vagaries of bodies no longer young are both entertaining and sweet..."

To Your Health
Is there any nutritional help in dealing with hemorrhoids?
Columns  October 8, 2004, by James Heffley, Ph.D.
"...Also, the highly colored fruits, such as blueberries, cherries, red grapes, raspberries, and strawberries, and vegetables, such as red cabbage, contain anthocyanins. These antioxidants strengthen veins and reduce their permeability or "leakiness." Bleeding hemorrhoids can benefit from an increased intake of the food sources of vitamin K, which are alfalfa sprouts, kale, and other dark-green, leafy vegetables...."

Our readers talk back.
Columns  April 16, 2004
"...You might ask why? I will tell you why. All of the freakin' rules and regulations! I can't bring in water, food; even my umbrella now is too dang long! Hello! I thought I lived in America – the home of the free! Maybe I don't want to buy the food and the water and all the other stuff they have for sale at these events..."

Our readers talk back.
Columns  July 4, 2003
"...But until then we must be stupid to jeopardize our club scene with this ban. Those of you who hate the health risks, well I hope you don't eat fast food..."

Our readers talk back.
Columns  February 21, 2003
"...Trade embargoes against Cuba, Iraq, and South Africa were intended to inflict damage. Anti-global, anti-trade initiatives are just milder forms of the grain embargo against Russia and the food and oil embargoes against Japan, which provoked the attack on Pearl Harbor...."

Day Trips
Rose Hill Manor is more than just another B&B.
Columns  September 21, 2001, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...Wendish Festival in Serbin at the Texas Wendish Museum features German and Czech food and music, plus a noodle cook-off, Sept.23. 979/366-2441...."

Blow Up Your Video
MTV forces American youth to sell their souls, but has Joan Jett in a bikini!
Music Story  August 3, 2001, by Greg Beets
"...They've just arrived back home in San Diego from an overseas tour. Guitarist Tom DeLonge is hungry for Mexican food..."

Ninfa's on 6th
Food Review  February 9, 2001, by Virginia B. Wood
"...It seems that within the past year, the Laurenzo family of Houston, founders of the popular Ninfa's chain, has been bought out of this one last restaurant. The menu at the Sixth Street location is now the same as at other outlets in the Ninfa's chain, and while it contains some of the original menu items, the quality of the food and drinks is not the same as it once was..."

Day Trips
Columns  December 22, 2000, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...Even if the coffee tastes like it was made on opening day by the original owner and the waitress moves about as fast as his grandmother, we love these old places for the memories. Places like Martin's Restaurant in Lampasas and the New Waskom Cafe in Waskom are worth seeking out for the ambience as well as the food..."

Day Trips
Recycled Books, Denton's premiere used bookstore, features a world-class collection of fine editions, vinyl records and CDs in a historic downtown building.
Columns  September 29, 2000, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...Kolache Fest in Hallettsville honors those little Czech pastry pillows with polka music, games, and lots of German-Czech food and fun, Sept. 30..."

Public Notice
Public Notice asks not what it can do for its community but what you can. This week features a list of Austin area Volunteer opportunities.
Columns  September 8, 2000, by Kate X Messer
"...Capital Area Food Bank 18 CenTex counties served. 8201 S..."

A Texan Does Toscana
While it's obvious that hours of work making stocks, sauces, marinades, and custards go into the production of every meal at Siena, the end result is an array of hearty and robust peasant dishes elegant in their simplicity and true to their heritage.
Food Story  September 8, 2000, by Virginia B. Wood
"...While native Texan chef Harvey Harris was studying Italian cooking in the medieval castle that houses the Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners (ICIF), he fantasized about serving the dishes he was learning there in a restaurant that would re-create an Italian country experience for Texas restaurant patrons. Once he'd finished his course work and was performing an externship in a Tuscan trattoria, Harris was struck by the similarities between the traditional foods of Tuscany and the roasted or grilled meats, game, and potatoes he'd grown up cooking in West Texas..."

Breaking the Biker Code
Austin musician and Glass Eye expatriate Kathy McCarty sends greetings from the Sturgis, South Dakota, Black Hills Motor Classic & Rally, learns how to be a biker chick, and wishes we were there.
Features Story  December 10, 1999, by Kathy McCarty
"...At gas stations on the way, I spoke with some bikers. Among other things, I learned that the only food available in Sturgis would be vendor-booth food..."

The Good Cook List
Virginia B. Wood explains why "the best food in the world is cooked with love and is a joyous gift for the cook as well as the guest."
Food Story  November 19, 1999, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Gracious home entertaining -- true Texas hospitality -- was her trademark. By example, she taught me that the best food in the world is cooked with love and is a joyous gift for the cook as well as the guest..."

Food Column  September 10, 1999
"...In April 1999, Sallie Foster moved her eight-year-old business from her stand on Rosewood Avenue to this new and larger space on the corner of 12th and Springdale, where she has expanded both the menu and service for her home-cooked comfort and soul food. Menu items include beef tips over rice, fried chicken, baked chicken, greens, cabbage, and black-eyed peas..."

Bigger, Bitter
Ever-Evolving Bitter End Offers Something for Everyone
Food Story  March 6, 1998, by Patrick Earvolino
"...And butter is better than margarine and most other unsaturated fats. As long as you enjoy your food, it's alright to eat cheese with butter..."

Naked City
Off the Desk:
News Story  January 23, 1998
"...The city Library Commission will call things to order at 6pm at Town Lake Center, 721 Barton Springs... And food is another thing we don't want to do without..."

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