June 14, 2019

Volume 38, Number 42

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First Plates 2019

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news

Austin at Large: Money Changes Everything

Or, scenes from the class struggle in Silicon Hills

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Supreme Court Weighs in on Fetal Burial Law

Indiana law upheld, Texas suit to move ahead

BY MARY TUMA

Joaquin Castro and Lloyd Doggett Demand Voter Purge Documents

If state leaders have "nothing to hide, why wouldn't they turn those documents over?"

BY MARY TUMA

Mixed-Use Riverside Project Moves Forward

Planning Commission recommends rezoning to Council

BY MICHAEL KING

Former Austin Firefighter Faces New Sex Charges

Marcus Reed now accused of indecency with a child and aggravated perjury

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Council Members Look to Tax Previously Exempted Waterfront Homes

Correcting the "Mistake on the Lake" could fund city initiatives

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Battle Lines Drawn on Convention Center Expansion

Arguments escalate on how to spend hotel occupancy tax revenue

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Despite Protests, Leander's Drag Queen Story Hour Will Go On

Local church saves event

BY MEGAN MENCHACA

LGBTQ Activists Urge AISD to Better Support Queer Youth

Activists want AISD to do more with church money

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Concrete Mix Plant Vexes Southwest Neighbors

Residents concerned over safety, noise, and pollution

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

food

FIRST PLATES 2019

Over 100 of the Best and Brightest Restaurants in Austin

Our favorite restaurants broken down by neighborhood

The Top 10 Austin Restaurants According to the Chronicle Food Editor

Jessi Cape names her favorite eateries of 2019

BY JESSI CAPE

A Beginners Guide to Japanese Food in Austin

Where to find traditional dishes beyond sushi and ramen

BY JESSIKA ROTH

10 Global Kitchen Utensils & Gadgets to Spice Up Your Kitchen

Scale up from that upcycled wine bottle rolling pin

BY EMILY BEYDA

A New Wave of Elegant Dinnerware in Austin

Eliana Bernard elevates everyday dining

BY ALEXANDRA DETMAR

14 Fabulous International Bakeries Right Here in Austin

From macarons to kolaches to milkshake cookies, we got you covered

BY EMILY BEYDA

17 Austin Bars With Great Food and Drinks

These one-stop shops are known for more than booze

BY EMILY BEYDA

Taste of Black Austin: Joi Chevalier Talks Green Book

Honor the story of African American travelers during Jim Crow

BY SYDNEY GREENE

InterStellar BBQ Shoots for the Stars

The team behind Noble Sandwich brings traditional barbecue to Northwest Austin

BY ROD MACHEN

Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmers' markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of June 13, 2019
music

Los Coast Doubles Down on Its Psych-Soul for Label Debut

Local fivepiece embraces the spirit of wandering

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

Faster Than Sound: Austin Terror Fest Crosses Over

Two birthdays and a dark christening

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Texas Platters

Bill Callahan

Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest

Jackie Venson

Joy

Walker Lukens

Adult

Matthew Logan Vasquez

Light'n Up

Atlas Maior

Riptide

Dead Coats

Nice
screens

AUSTIN ASIAN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL 2019

Austin Asian American Film Festival Raises Its Profile

Asian cinema is back on the calendar and AAAFF celebrates its filmmakers

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Seadrift Tells the Forgotten History of Vietnamese Americans in a Texas Town

Austin director Tim Tsai shares a murder on the Gulf

BY MATTHEW MONAGLE

House of Hummingbird Explores the Adolescence of a Woman and a Nation

South Korean drama screens at the Austin Asian American Film Festival

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Looking Back on 15 Years of the Townes Van Zandt Documentary

Producer/Director Margaret Brown revisits her movie

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Film Reviews

American Woman

Sienna Miller pulls pages from a journal of loss in small town

The Dead Don't Die

After the vampiric bite of Only Lovers Left Alive, Jim Jarmusch shambles through this zombie flick

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

A gentle, poetic look at gentrification that shimmers with the winds of history

Men in Black: International

The MiB stay Earthbound in a sequel saved by its stars

Shaft

Three Shafts are definitely worse than one in this failed revival of the blaxploitation classic
arts & culture

Local Exhibitions Point to Ways People of Color Were Freed but Still Aren't Free

The Carver Museum asks: Freedom when?

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Penfold Theatre's Henry V

This production in the park makes Shakespeare’s epic history into a satisfying show for a summer evening

ColdTowne Theater’s Bigfoot, The Musical

ColdTowne brings the rarely seen creature into the spotlight for a show that’s rarely without laughs

Hideout Theatre's Dystopian Teen Future

In this take on Hunger Games and Divergent-style tales, the improvisers struggle to find a plot or laughs
columns

Qmmunity: On Finding Queer Joy

Plus, more Pride events to help you forget it’s hot outside

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: San Antonio

Tree of life displays feats of clay

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Luv Doc: A Little Bit Metro

Some people defy sterotypes

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

13-0!

U.S. goalfest puts exclamation point on the first round of the WWC group stage

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

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