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Down but Not Out: Ararat moving to new location
What happened to North Loop's rough-around-the-edges, perpetually crowded, BYOB purveyors of Mideast eats?
"...What became of Ararat Restaurant? After 13 years on North Loop Boulevard, the..."

June 22, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Ararat Middle East Restaurant
Attitude aside, this contemporary Xanadu is a feast for the imagination
"...Ararat Middle East Restaurant111 E. North Loop, 419-1692..."

Oct. 8, 2004 Food Review by Rachel Feit

Best Protein Fix
Ararat Middle East's Sizzling Lamb
"...into, we go the way of the little lamb. Ararat's sizzling lamb platter is protein like we like it..."

Sept. 25, 1998 Best of Austin Feature

Best Dinner Skin Show
"...belly that accompanies Middle Eastern mezzes Thursday nights at Ararat. Nothing like celebrating the beauty of a full figure..."

Sept. 26, 1997 Best of Austin Feature

An Arabian Midsummer Night's Dream
Tongue and Groove Theatre and Ararat Restaurant launch a new outdoor theatre space with some belly-dancing, scimitar-wielding Shakespeare:'An Arabian Midsummer Night's Dream'
"...and place. Tongue and Groove Theatre, in conjunction with Ararat Restaurant, is inaugurating a new outdoor performance space, Theatarat,..."

July 21, 2006 Arts Feature by Hannah Kenah

Eat Globally, Dine Locally
Ethnic Nights Offer Intercontinental Tastes at Home
"...normally prepare in their restaurants. In the case of Ararat, the outstanding food is the same every day, but..."

Sept. 19, 1997 Food Feature by Meredith Phillips

Atom Egoyan's cri du coeur about the Armenian massacre of 1915 gets a fitting two-disc release, with interviews, featurettes about the genocide, and director's commentary that hardly pauses for a breath. Marrit Ingman offers her own commentary.

Aug. 8, 2003 Screens Review by Marrit Ingman

Reservations of Choice
Valentine's Day Dining Ideas
"...The Exotic Allure of Ararat I am the Valentine's Scrooge. At the recent meeting..."

Feb. 11, 2000 Food Feature by Rebecca Chastenet dé Gery

Hey Sailor, Pt. 2!
More of Austin's GLBTeratti welcomes you with open arms and tells you what's hot about our town
"...Owner of Ararat Middle Eastern Restaurant, creator of Goddess Nite, event coordinator,..."

March 17, 2006 Features Feature by Kate Getty

Mediterranean/Middle Eastern

July 23, 1999 Food Feature

Event Menu
Your local foodie events for Dec. 28-31
"...wandering for almost two years, those wacky girls from Ararat Mid-East Fusion have finally found a permanent kitchen Downtown...."

Dec. 26, 2008 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Gene's gumbo fakes not the funk on the nasty dunk
"...of the Middle Eastern cuisine and entertainment that epitomized Ararat will be pleased to know that owner Kelly Abshire..."

Aug. 10, 2007 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

An Arabian Midsummer Night's Dream
An Arabian Midsummer Night's Dream doesn't do justice to Shakespeare's comedy, but the goodwill, visual splendor, and flashes of magic in Tongue and Groove Theatre's show can transport you halfway 'round the world
"...Theatarat @ Ararat Restaurant, through July 29..."

July 28, 2006 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Letters at 3AM
In 2002, cinema has been the healthiest of our arts. The movies' range and variety relieve what has otherwise been a bleak time for our culture and our Constitution.
"...Atom Egoyan is a Canadian of Armenian descent. His Ararat is a 100-million-dollar concept shot on a shoestring. That..."

Jan. 3, 2003 Column by Michael Ventura

Readers Poll
"...BEST APPETIZERSZ'Tejas GrillRUNNERS-UPArarat, Hula Hut, Saba Blue Water Cafe..."

May 12, 2000 Food Feature

The Ottoman Lieutenant
Corny romance set during the Armenian Genocide
"...emphasizes the area’s natural beauty and historic landmarks (Mt. Ararat, among other sites) and marginalizes the native actors, who..."

March 10, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Gordon Ramsay scouts Texas, new chains arrive, and trailers go brick and mortar
"...businesses, so hang on. Look for a selection of Ararat's packaged Middle Eastern delights at local neighborhood groceries Fresh..."

March 25, 2011 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Downtown Dining & Bites of Austin
" stellar. They carry Air Wrap brand wraps and Ararat vegetarian items, as well as local beverages Buddha's Brew..."

March 11, 2011 Food Feature

Atom Egoyan's new film is an erotic thriller that stars Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson, and the mismatched Amanda Seyfried.
"...tended toward the turgid (Where the Truth Lies), solipsistic (Ararat), and pedantic (Adoration). With Chloe, Egoyan stumbles yet again,..."

March 26, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Locations, ownership, and staff of local restaurants get shaken up
"...Mama's Espresso Bar (2401 E. Sixth, 476-6262) and that Ararat catering owner Kelly Abshire is running the business as..."

Jan. 29, 2010 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Atom Egoyan returns ambitiously to form with this probing, if not always successful, drama that reveals his ongoing fascination with the subjective nature of truth.
"...of efforts (the history-rectifying meditation on the Armenian genocide, Ararat, and the off-putting mystery thriller, Where the Truth Lies)...."

June 12, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Hatch chiles weather the storm, Jane King leaves Central Market for Patricia's Lunchbox, Bill Norris of Fino heads to Queensland with his Bee Sting, and Bennigan's lives on while Ararat goes nomadic
"...the recent bankruptcy filing by the Bennigan's parent company... Ararat owner Kelly Abshire (552-7365, describes her business as..."

Aug. 8, 2008 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Event Menu: May 29–31
Sarah's Party and Ararat's Mid-East Fusion light up the weekend with fundraising and fire dancing
"...Those wacky party girls from Ararat are hosting an evening of Mid-East Fusion at Hot..."

May 30, 2008 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Event Menu
Feb. 14-21
"...• Those party girls from Ararat (552-7365, have two Valentine's events this weekend, and..."

Feb. 15, 2008 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Our latest batch
"...the June 22 News story "Down but Not Out: Ararat moving to new location," we misspelled the name of..."

June 29, 2007 Column

Dot's Place suffers a tragic fire but is already rising from the ashes; the Texas Book Festival hosts Bon Appetit, Y'all; and Halloween's around the bend
"...Las Elefinas presents an evening of treatful tricks at Ararat Restaurant (111 E. North Loop, 419-1692) with live music,..."

Oct. 29, 2004 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Kudos to area chefs, a hot new sweet shop to cool Austinites down, and new ownership at Ararat
"...Ararat (111 North Loop, 419-1692) has been one of Austin's..."

June 25, 2004 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

The MonkeyWrench Manifesto
Volunteers of America: If you're feeling sinister, North Loop's newest wants you.
"...Loop, it finds itself among Room Service, the Parlor, Ararat, and Donkey Music, a strip of independently owned and..."

Aug. 16, 2002 Books Feature by Shawn Badgley

Ongoing Dance Events
"...Dunya Hosts Dance With Taste weekly at Ararat Restaurant. Dunya, dubbed "best belly dancer in the world"..."

March 14, 1997 News Feature

Many Mouths to Feed
" by feeding someone else. Up and at `em Ararat restaurant owner Hasan Punc has recovered from that unfortunate..."

Dec. 15, 1995 Food Column

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