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First Look: Bonhomie
Philip Speer brings a French twist to the American diner
"...Philip Speer, who opened his latest project, diner-cum-French bistro Bonhomie, this Thursday, March 23...."

March 29, 2017 Food Post by Thea Newell

Review: Bonhomie
Philip Speer brings friendly French to Austin
"...Still, chef Philip Speer's Bonhomie has arrived at such the right time that it..."

June 2, 2017 Food Feature by Brandon Watson

Le Chef
How many French chefs are too many for one kitchen?
"...Le Chef is practically bursting with good-natured bonhomie. Nothing is really at stake here, except perhaps the..."

July 18, 2014 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Despite the grating, workmanlike direction of Chris Columbus, this boisterous film is a vivacious, wiseacre musical and an inarguable morality lesson: Love is all you need.
"...and Rent, for all its feel-good desperation and plague-battered bonhomie, arrives in theatres with the curious but unmistakable air..."

Nov. 25, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde
"...such bland effect, it’s enough to retroactively spoil the bonhomie of the first. Witherspoon’s Elle Woods is now a..."

July 4, 2003 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Austin Powers in Goldmember
" -- misbehaving -- and he still inspires enough bonhomie to mask the fact that his spy franchise is..."

July 26, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Atlantis: The Lost Empire
"...Burton). The oddball crew lends the story a band-of-brothers bonhomie without quite drowning it in that wacky “sidekick” humor...."

June 15, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Four young office temps wither within and fight back against corporate cubicle culture.
"...happy hour. It doesn't take long, though, for their bonhomie to suffocate inside the Orwellian paranoia of the modern..."

June 19, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Five Austin Chefs Reveal Their Favorite Foods to Start the Day
Who says you can't have ice cream and french fries for breakfast?
" work, and when Lucy gets to Philip's restaurant, Bonhomie, her snacking diet changes substantially...."

March 9, 2018 Food Feature by Dan Gentile

The Roosevelt Room Stands Its Ground in a New Downtown
How the right lease negotiations kept the Fifth Street bar in business
"...Hut's Hamburgers and newer favorites like VOX Table and Bonhomie? Turns out Lavenue and Gobis, knowing the pace of..."

July 12, 2019 News Feature by Lindsay Stafford Mader

Ridiculous true story of childhood retained makes for ridiculous fun
"...feeling that they are friends. There's such an easy bonhomie between the core four, with Jerry being just the..."

June 15, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Hot Luck Announces Chef and Music Lineup
Tickets are on sale now for Aaron Franklin’s party of the year
"...Fojtasek (Olamaie); Miguel Vidal (Valentina’s Tex Mex); Philip Speer (Bonhomie); Sarah McIntosh, (Epicerie); Takuya Matsumoto & Tatsu Aikawa (Kemuri..."

Feb. 21, 2018 Food Post by Jessi Cape

Top 10 Constant Cravings
"...3) Brisket-stuffed croissant, Bonhomie I'm genuinely sorry if you didn't get a chance..."

Dec. 29, 2017 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

First Look: Garage's Food Program
Philip Speer innovates bar food with six easy dishes
"...acting as a very good omen to Speer's upcoming Bonhomie with Sylvain and Barrel Proof's Sean McCusker). Most importantly,..."

June 10, 2016 Food Feature by Brandon Watson

Chef D'oeuvre
Austin pastry stars recount the dishes that made their careers
"...Co-owner and chef of the upcoming Bonhomie..."

May 6, 2016 Food Feature by Amira Jensen

The Best Man Holiday
Fourteen years after the first film, this sequel finds our likable characters experiencing the pitfalls and promise of middle age.
" marvelous. It’s no mean feat, stitching together comic bonhomie and Kleenex-wadding melodrama, but Lee makes it look easy...."

Nov. 15, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Due Date
Road comedy hits the sweet spot with Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis.
"...misanthropic tone that permits little character redemption or forced bonhomie. Phillips, by now, is an old pro at the..."

Nov. 5, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Zack and Miri Make a Porno
Kevin Smith finds a new soulmate in actor Seth Rogen, who stars in this movie that blends Smith's telltale comedic raunch with large dollops of sweetness.
" is part of the film’s overall warmth and bonhomie. Smith gives the appearance of wanting to provoke, but..."

Oct. 31, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Joss Whedon’s Western/sci-fi hybrid (which was canceled from TV but greenlighted for the movies) evinces the kind of swashbuckling bonhomie that made so many of us fall in love with the original Star Wars films.
"...But stand alone, Serenity evinces the kind of swashbuckling bonhomie that made so many of us fall in love..."

Sept. 30, 2005 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Academy Award-Nominated Short Films 2004
A program of eight short films nominated for live-action and animated Academy Awards in 2004.
"...feint-and-parry that rivals James Dean and Natalie Wood’s youthful bonhomie in Rebel Without a Cause. While most of the..."

April 1, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Down From the Mountain
"...troubadour (and riverboat captain) Hartford emcees the event with bonhomie and contributes a lovely rendition of “Big Rock Candy..."

Aug. 24, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Come Undone
"...steamily if predictably, with eye-candy love scenes and boyish bonhomie. Yet the film evolves into something entirely more impressive..."

July 20, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Scritti Politti Anomie & Bonhomie (Virgin)
"...Scritti PolittiAnomie & Bonhomie (Virgin) Oh, but this bodes ill for the new..."

March 31, 2000 Music Review by Marc Savlov

In Person
Last week Edmund Morris, the author of Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan, read from his controversial biography at BookPeople; Clay Smith reports from the scene.
"...ig-u-an-a). Reagan, "always an Actor," was "discharging waves of bonhomie and charm" and melted the stiff historian into a..."

Nov. 5, 1999 Books Feature by Clay Smith

Majestic Meals for the Music Industry, Honey Moon Rises Triumphant, Love Supreme Steps In Giantly, The Butcher's Burger Pops Up, and More
All the news that's fit to get your taste buds quivering
"...beers. Chef Manuel Rocha (previously of Hopfields, Academia, and Bonhomie) is cooking up the likes of koji-aged steak frites,..."

April 21, 2021 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

16 of Austin's Best Downtown Restaurants
Excellent eateries to explore on foot
"...the surprise closure of his North Burnet French joint Bonhomie, Philip Speer tackles modern Mexican Downtown with his partners..."

July 22, 2019 Food Post

Eugene Mirman Gets Intimate in It Started as a Joke
Documenting the 10-year run of an underground comedy revolution
"...through all day on MSNBC, Mirman’s buoyant humor and bonhomie remarkably keep both Katie and the film on a..."

March 8, 2019 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Top 10 Food News Stories of 2017
"...comfort on that narrow patio. (Other notable openings include Bonhomie, Kemuri Tatsu-ya, Holy Roller, and the reopening of Celis..."

Dec. 29, 2017 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Austin's Top Chefs Come Together for Harvey Relief
Event will donate 100% of proceeds to hurricane aid
"...Snyder (Pitchfork Pretty), Callie Speer (Holy Roller), Philip Speer (Bonhomie), Jim Tripi (Eberly), Andrew Wiseheart (Contigo/Chicon), and Nic Yanes..."

Sept. 6, 2017 Food Post by Brandon Watson

Austin Bakes for Virginia B. Wood
Food community gives back to former Chronicle food editor
"...Banger’s Sausage House and Beer Garden Philip Speer of Bonhomie Reina Morris of Buenos Aires Café Yesica Arredondo of..."

June 21, 2017 Food Post by Kali Venable

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