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"...Taking place over the weekend in Wimberley, the event is designed to help participants jump start their New Year's resolutions. This three day yoga and meditation retreat will be led by yoga and meditation instructor Kate Waitzkin of Wanderlust Yoga fame, who will also be overseeing a weekend of cleansing practices, open hearts, and farm-to-table family style meals, as well as special events like a crystal bowl sound bath, a reflection workshop, and vinyasa practice..."
"...They're staging a zero-waste production that's also very conscious of ideas of social justice, equity, and collaboration. During an in-person interview, the duo – who have worked together before – displayed a finish-each-other's-sentences style of banter that terrifically reflects their working dynamic...."
"...Like ... circus elephants, which are already going out of style (Ringling Bros..."
"...No doubt a casualty of its chosen medium, Fun Home's stage adaptation loses some of its source material's measured style. Regardless, the level of care that Ground Floor's cast and crew have invested in this production highlights just how true the musical remains to the spirit of Bechdel's memoir..."
"...“We are excited to see the demand and enthusiasm for bringing our Sway concept west of MoPac,” says New Waterloo restaurant group partner and West Lake Hills resident Patrick Jeffers. “With this third location, guests can expect the unique style and exceptional cuisine that Austin has grown to love with some new twists on the Sway dining experience..."
"...Celebrate the longtime association of Jewishness and Chinese food with a box of rolls from Angry Egg Roll. While you should probably save The Drunken Master, their Cantonese-style pork egg roll, for a day when you’re feeling safer about eating treif without incurring the eternal wrath of your ancestors, their Grasshopper roll, filled with shredded vegetables and garlic toasted caramelized cashews is both wildly non-traditional and deliciously Hanukkah table appropriate...."
"...soccer scene this week: As expected, Columbus Crew coach Gregg Berhalter was tabbed as the U.S. Men's National Team coach, and it was broadly noted that he is what was expected: a longtime MLS and national team player, widely respected, and in the mold of the American system and the "American style" – i.e., the copied-from-the-English style – of physical play, lots of running, and crosses into the box..."
"...This is an advice column. I am going to advise you on what to get friends and loved ones for the holidays – gifts of both style and substance, obviously..."
"...A Technical Knockout: Very long-shot mayoral candidate Alex Strenger squeezed one more photo op out of the election, meeting Mayor Steve Adler at City Hall to hand over his WWE-style "Mayor" championship belt (brandished on the campaign trail) to the victorious incumbent. In a press release, Strenger – self-described "pedicab driver and political activist" who campaigned "sarcastically" on building a dome over the city to keep out Californians – said he would challenge the mayor "to continue to work with the community stakeholders on traffic, lowering taxes, and affordability issues." Strenger garnered 2,860 votes (0.99%) on Nov..."
"...And for the less social among us, feel free to give the gift of a Vista Member’s Club annual membership – a golden ticket to exclusive bottles and parties. The barrel program features limited-release Lambic-style and Brettanomyces beers made with Texas grains and fermented in freshly-emptied wine barrels from Central Texas wineries..."
"...USO-Style Hangar Dance Dec. 31, Fredericksburg, www.hangarhotel.com..."
"...If heritage grains, fermentation, and seasonal ingredients are your jam, you’ll want to discover the wonder that is Emmer & Rye. Chef Kevin Fink weds a love of forgotten flavors with a Scandinavian ethos, culminating in American-style dim sum in Austin’s Rainey District. Fabi + Rosi 509 Hearn www.emmerandrye.com..."
"...It appears he was not alone in this, as that city has the third-largest art market in the United States. But that scene is an insular one, full of gatekeeping, an adherence to a particular style, and most likely, tourism..."
"...Draft Shack Garbo's menu is similar to the food truck menus but with more than 50 beers on tap, and they're famous for those delectable lobster rolls. The Maine style is chilled lobster (mostly claws because the tail can be chewy, Garbo explained) tossed lightly with mayo, celery, seasonings, and lemon, and garnished with scallions..."
"..."At one time, you needed the resources of a giant orchestra, but a transition in gear – including sample sets and home studios – made it possible for independent musicians to do full film scores," explains Graham Reynolds, composer for Richard Linklater films Bernie, Before Midnight, and Last Flag Flying – all of which were nominated for various Academy Awards. "There's also been an aesthetic switch away from big, John Williams-style scores except in blockbusters..."
"..."If action isn't taken": I've mostly elided that qualification and its variations in the report, written as it is in the careful style of officials (and others) trying to put their best face on a devastating prospect. The scientists from more than a dozen federal agencies work in the shadow of a White House that responds to unwelcome information with callous dismissals..."
"...Baker steps into his role with an open-door mentality that he's shown already, making connections with people such as AFA President Bob Nicks, who was effusive in his praise of Baker's hiring after a frank dinner discussion between the two when the fire chief finalists came to meet the Austin public. Baker says there's a good reason for a collaborative style..."
"...“Via 313 is making one of their own traditional offerings – The Classic Cheese Pizza – using Home Slice’s ovens. Via 313 will also be making Detroit-style versions of Home Slice's Classic #5 – Pepperoni and Mushroom, and #6 – Italian Sausage, Roasted Red Peppers, and Ricotta ....."
"...But M.I.A. has never shut up, and with her voice, her style, and her activism, she has molded herself into an artist whose infectiously catchy songs belie the seething anger of her message...."
"...In a town where construction cranes are giving grackles a run for their money as Austin's most common feathered vertebrate, it's downright refreshing to have a new bird to talk about. Tio Pepe Chicken opened this month at the Linc, and we're obsessed with their Portuguese-style chicken...."
"...You and the other characters in A Christmas Carol aren't the only creations of Charles Dickens to step into the spotlight this holiday season. In addition to a familiar pair of Carols – Zach Theatre's original musical adaptation with contemporary pop songs threaded through it, Moulin Rouge!-style; and Penfold Theatre's homegrown version presented by five actors in the form of a vintage radio drama broadcast – a Different Stages' production of Great Expectations and Austin Playhouse's revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood are filling out the theatrical schedule to make this an even more festive yule than usual for area fans of the great author...."
"...I-35) for plenty of eats starting at 1pm. If you feel like cooking, mixing, or shopping, head to Iron Bear’s potluck-style meal at 4pm (121 W..."
"...Each tune assumes a different perspective, either the killer's viewpoint or a victim's. The artwork includes a lyric sheet laid out by Schupmann in the style of an 1800s Austin American-Statesman..."
"...On the locals' sophomore LP, tracked at Memphis' historic Ardent Studios under the guidance of Big Star drummer Jody Stephens, the power soul sextet harnesses music's uplifting potential. On highlight "Out of Style," akin to an early Meatloaf-Jim Steinman composition, bassist/vocalist Justin Smith provides a lyrical antidote to the hopeless feelings that consume us..."
"...They’ve got your seasonal turkey and pork sausages, brisket, and pulled whole hog, everything served with their smoked giblet gravy and beet BBQ sauce. But if your really want to lean in with the whole Baroque BBQ Thanksgiving thing, check out their Thanksgiving Split, an unholy but weirdly delicious sounding concoction consisting of turkey sausage split in half, banana style, and topped with scoops of mashed potatoes, corn pudding, and stuffing standing in for ice cream, with brown and white gravy and cranberry sauce poured over the top like chocolate sauce...."
"...Where most queens sport elaborate, sequin-adorned gowns or one pieces, Friday VIII wore what I’ll call “normcore": a white blouse with a black knee length skirt and plain pumps. It’s a style that would most typically suit a desk job..."
"...He's writing about an insular world that doesn't seem like it might have a universal appeal, and yet does. Maybe it's because his style is so accessible, even when at its most acerbic? We tend to give his protagonists a lot of leeway due to their naivete and guilelessness and they're often appealing because they're seekers in some way – traveling, studying..."
"...bourbon floater. If that sounds a little too baroque, there’s always the Tiki Rum Yum, an ode to tiki-style drinks featuring infused white rum with cilantro, jalapeño, cinnamon, and tamarind. [Editor's note: Lick's Spiced Sweet Potato Pie ice cream is available until Nov..."
"...Everyone's favorite hop-humping brewpub is still making the best IPA in Texas in the form of year-rounder Electric Jellyfish, and unless that delicious residency goes away, PHP Lamar will likely have residency on the Chronicle's power rankings as well. But beyond Jellyfish, PHP Lamar continues to rack up awards at the international level, winning a bronze medal at the 2018 World Beer Cup in the American Style IPA category in May, which as you might imagine, included almost 400 entries of IPA bros wanting you to try their IPA, bro. 12) The Brewer's Table (NEW)..."
"...Community First! provides a place for people who have no other place – one where they're not isolated. Villagers pay rent and are expected to obey civil law and community rules, and Graham and MLF aim to "empower the surrounding community into a lifestyle of service with the homeless." [inset-2-right]..."
"...Weeks before this late-October evening, Williams casually disclosed that a documentary centered on his family had begun production. The broadcast-style camera suggests his getup is pressing business..."
"...Hotel Ella has just hired on a new executive chef for Goodall’s Kitchen, the American bistro style restaurant located inside the hotel. Chef Austin Rocconi grew up in a food-centric Italian American household, and became interested in working as a chef when he got a job as a dishwasher while attending Delta State University..."
"...15, with a special event featuring a special menu, Filipino dancers, and more. The celebration begins with a suckling pig starter (a traditional Filipino celebration food) roasted by Chef Salvador “Buddy” Melgarejo and a mini kamayan platter featuring pork ribs three ways: adobo, asado, and Filipino barbecue-style...."
"...As previously played by Noomi Rapace in the original Swedish adaptations of the books, and Rooney Mara in the David Fincher film of the first book, much was made of Lisbeth’s “style.” Punk-rock haircut, piercings out the ear (so to speak), and exclusively black clothing, oh, and she rides a motorcycle. These kinds of physical trappings that so easily telegraph her outsider persona often get in the way of her actual character..."
"...But within that 97-minute reel, one of Austin's longest-standing pizza joints is memorialized forever. Perhaps even more noteworthy than their screen debut is the fact that Mangia Pizza was once the question to a Jeopardy! answer, and now the Chicago-style pizzeria celebrates standing tall for 30 years in the ever-changing local restaurant scene...."
"...The Byrds' long-haired/dope-smokin'/countercultural ways clashed with Nashville's more buttoned-down style, when even Willie Nelson hid his stash and kept regular barber appointments...."
"...(Broil: Verb. To burn with style.) What the images ultimately convey is that "imperfect" produce isn't actually funny – it's proof that it's the food system in America that's broken, not the produce...."
"...In recent years, James played alongside Eve Monsees, Mike Buck, and Gil T. Isais as Thee Unseen Eye, an amped-up R&B act that hinged on Sonny's aura: loud, expressive, and funny, with style to burn...."
"...wILD 2.0 AIDF Edition Mary Jane Styles offers a precursor to Drag Fest. Sat., Nov..."
"..."[Zoë] called me up and said, 'Hey, what do you think of this idea?'" Powell said. "'We like your style, we like working with you.'"..."
"...The mood dampened at Tres Amigos in northeast Austin when early vote totals showed incumbent Ted Gordon down about 20% to LaTisha Anderson in the race for AISD District 1 Trustee. Gordon expressed surprise at the numbers, and attributed his trailing to the at-times “combative and divisive” style he adopted on the school board...."
"...If anything, one of the things that’s interesting – and I was discussing with Dizaster last night, who plays Megaton in the movie – black culture in America purposefully often shifts away. Every time white people come in and say, “We love black music, we love this,” there’ll be a leader in black culture who goes, “Fuck you, the culture’s now over here, and we’re going to change our words and we’re going to change our style, to always stay a little bit separate.”..."
"...If you’re looking for something harder or want to raise a glass to City Hall, W Austin and TRACE will have happy hour pricing all day long for voters looking to celebrate their civic duty in style...."
"...MFKZ is undoubtedly packed full of ideas and creativity, like a chase scene that suddenly cuts to top-down shooter-style gameplay, or a third-act dive into deep red backgrounds. But a half-baked global invasion subplot, characters disappearing for extended periods (most especially ghetto fantasy girl Luna, one of only two speaking roles), and that creeping discomfort when it comes to race give the story two left feet..."
"...This archival-style documentary is intended to revive his memory, and mostly that's achieved by a well-researched lecture. Classic clips are enhanced by interjections from a who's who of his heirs – Johnny Knoxville to discuss his riskiest stunts, Quentin Tarantino on how he revolutionized the action sequence, and Mel Brooks, tackling how he dared to violate the fourth wall to enhance the gag..."
"...It’s 1991, and an unemployed Israel – a nasty woman who loves cats and abhors people – is at the end of her rope. With her style of books no longer fashionable (a recent Estée Lauder bio has flopped badly), she’s behind in her rent, can’t pay her vet bill, and only has money to spend on a serious drinking habit..."