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Remembering Rod Moag, The Pickin' Singin' Professor
Jeff Moag honors his academic, musician, and KOOP radio host father
"...fixture at Austin jam sessions, performances at Threadgill’s and Artz Rib House, and the annual Bob Wills Day in..."

Jan. 28, 2023 Music Post by Jeff Moag

Wood & Wire Hit a High Point in Uncertain Times
After garnering a Grammy nomination, the bluegrassers roll it forward
"...take turns calling songs, solo when nodded to, and contribute a complimentary vocal harmony if needed, all while trying..."

Sept. 11, 2020 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Chronicle Readers Share What They Love and Miss About Austin
Everything from restaurants to neighbors to long, stress-free walks
"...at the Horseshoe Lounge, & having a bite at Artz Rib House. I miss making a friend in one..."

April 28, 2020 Chronolog Post

How to Cook Meat and Influence People
Jess Pryles and the making of an Austin food celebrity
"...into the professional food world began with a beef rib from the now-defunct Artz Rib House on South Lamar...."

Feb. 24, 2017 Food Feature by Dan Gentile

The Residents
Twelve essential weekly hangs
"...the late Sarah Elizabeth Campbell's Bummer Night, discontinued after Artz Rib House closed in 2012. What started as a..."

Nov. 27, 2015 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Art Blondin Dead at 60
Musician and pit master was loved by many
"...Austinites will remember Art as the longtime proprietor of Artz Rib House (2330 S. Lamar), a ramshackle barbecue temple..."

Sept. 2, 2014 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Art Blondin is Smokin' Once Again
Respected local ribman is back in business in nearby Florence
"...A few years after the closure of his beloved Artz Rib House, Blondin is back in the barbecue business..."

Jan. 21, 2014 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Playback: FREE WEEK!
2014, you're up
"...10) Zorch, Zzoorrcchh (Sargent House) Top 10 Singles..."

Jan. 3, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Remembering Sarah Elizabeth Campbell Tonight
Friends, family to gather at El Mercado in memory of fallen songwriter
"...eventually moving the weekly commiseration conglomeration to Mondays at Artz Rib House, where it remained until the South Lamar..."

Dec. 30, 2013 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

Food-O-File
AFWA grant deadline looms; no more Artz at Abel's Rib House; and where La Condesa's new truck will be wheeling next
"...projects that benefit the community. Last year, the AFWA distributed $20,000 in grants: $10,000 to Argus Cidery for an..."

Sept. 27, 2013 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Food-O-File
Local restaurant news never stops
"...Lake, the Tavern, El Arroyo, and soon-to-come Abel's (former Artz owner Art Blondin at the pit) Rib House. We..."

March 8, 2013 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Traveling Barbecue Road
Visiting from Germany, Central Texas barbecue has won me over
"...a dangerous looking guy called Art (Art Blondin of Artz Rib House)cooks ribs. To be honest, I was thinking..."

Oct. 3, 2012 Food Post by Takis Würger

Food-o-File
A weekly roundup of Austin food news
"...are true: Art Blondin is serving up his exemplary ribs, sausage, and side dishes at Jax Neighborhood Cafe (2828..."

May 18, 2012 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Food-o-File
Farewell to a few of Austin's foodie legends
"...last week. Restaurateur Art Blondin confirmed the closure of Artz Rib House (2330 S. Lamar) but said he hopes..."

April 6, 2012 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

One, Two, Tres, Cuatro: Lives Well Spent
Life cycles of those who sold their souls for music
"...lone pregnant female in a large male band. King described a male fan hesitant to approach the merch table..."

Nov. 18, 2011 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Restaurant Roulette
A sampling of eateries from the ‘Chronicle’ Restaurant Guide
"...Kobe Japanese Steakhouse Steak, seafood, and chicken come in a variety of..."

March 11, 2011 Food Feature

Food-o-File
2010 was a smorgasbord for foodies from the food trailer frenzy to the bakery bonanza
"...to a new clientele (Hudson's on the Bend/Mighty Cone, Artz Rib House/Bar-B-Que-T). Trailers gave nonprofessional cooks the opportunity to..."

Dec. 31, 2010 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Food-o-File
Austinites love local, fresh foods and doing the food-truck shuffle
"...that opened this summer in the former Drungo Ice House location. It's good to hear the pizza oven installed..."

Sept. 10, 2010 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Food-o-File
Join in for another Artz Rib House fundraiser, and get involved in making Fat Tuesday official
"...me the public response to the impromptu benefit for Artz Rib House (2330 S. Lamar, 442-8283, www.artzribhouse.com) a couple..."

Feb. 20, 2009 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Off the Record
Paying tribute to the Texas Tornado, working out at the Music Gym, and Trail of Dead's Justice for all
"...of whom are spotlighted on Keep Your Soul: A Tribute to Doug Sahm, due the following week on Vanguard..."

Feb. 20, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

Food-o-File
Artz hangs on while Starlite shuts down, Woodland expands, and Izzoz Tacos makes a grand entrance
"...Earlier this week, restaurateur Art Blondin described himself as "overwhelmed" by the outpouring of love and..."

Feb. 6, 2009 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Support the Artz
Benefit for Zenobia Sutton tonight
"...Artz Rib House, now temporarily closed, has been dealt another..."

Jan. 26, 2009 Music Post by Margaret Moser

The Making of an Endorsement
"...Simon Properties in exchange for our voluntary tax money contributions go right out the window...."

Oct. 24, 2008 News Feature

To Opt, or Not?
How one neighborhood-planning team carefully weighed VMU's power to change its surroundings
"...La Feria, the Horseshoe Lounge, the Birds Barbershop building, Artz Rib House, and Mr. Natural. One concern is that..."

Feb. 1, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

The 'Austin Chronicle' Hot Sauce Festival Winners
Past winners
"...R: 1) Trudy's; 2) Jardin Corona; 3) Hank's Roadhouse Cafe..."

Aug. 24, 2007 Food Feature

Artz Rib House
Central-city barbecue spots
"...Artz Rib House (9)..."

March 2, 2007 Food Feature by Mick Vann

Smoke Trail
Taking the central-city barbecue tour

March 2, 2007 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Event Menu
A bounty of places to be
"...their expertise and serving up their specialties. Look for Artz Rib House, Big Oak Bar-B-Que, Gonzales Food Market, Meyer's..."

Oct. 6, 2006 Food Column

The 'Austin Chronicle' Hot Sauce Festival Winners
"...R: 1) Trudy's; 2) Jardin Corona; 3) Hank's Roadhouse Cafe..."

Aug. 25, 2006 Food Feature

Serious Business
The first Texas Barbecue Festival
"...Sausage and the County Line of Austin, Meyer's Elgin Smokehouse and Southside Market & Barbecue, both from Elgin, and..."

Oct. 7, 2005 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

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