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Room With a Vista
New Brio Overlooks Hills, Not Adventure
"...photograph by John Anderson Brio Vista..."

May 30, 1997 Food Feature by Rebecca Chastenet dé Gery

Impeccable Vista
"...Brio Vista..."

April 23, 1999 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Perfect Pairings
Brio Vista and Mirabelle recently received an Award of Excellence from The Wine Spectator. See how well they fare on the elusive marriage between their menus and their wine lists.
"...bestowed their Award of Excellence on two Austin Restaurants: Brio Vista and Mirabelle. The award is bestowed to restaurants..."

Oct. 29, 1999 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Hidden Pleasures
"...course for a recent Fess Parker Winery dinner at Brio Vista illustrates just this point. Pastry chef Mark Paul..."

June 18, 1999 Food Column by Anthony King

Food-o-File
Virginia B. Wood thought her previous column about local chef changes was pretty comprehensive until the last few days of January, when all kinds of newsworthy information began pouring in via phone, fax, and e-mail.
"...in via phone, fax, and e-mail. The owners of Brio Vista (9400-B Arboretum Blvd., 342-2642) have decided on a..."

Feb. 9, 2001 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

In the Wink of an Eye
An Austin slow-food pioneer celebrates a dozen years in operation
"...The co-owners met in 1996 at the now-closed Brio Vista restaurant, where Scruggs was executive chef and Paul..."

July 12, 2013 Food Feature by MM Pack

A Wink and a Smile
As Food editor Virginia B. Wood relates in a review of Wink, a new restaurant on North Lamar, two of Austin's longtime chefs are busy operating the restaurant of their dreams.
"...were rather unceremoniously relieved of their high-profile positions at Brio Vista early this year, the two friends began to..."

Sept. 21, 2001 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Food-o-File
Cuisines editor Virginia B. Wood remembers Ninfa Laurenzo, the founder of the popular Ninfa's Tex-Mex chain, who passed away last week, and updates readers on the culinary news around Austin.
"...On a related note, at the same time former Brio employees Scruggs and Paul debuted their new venture, Brio..."

June 29, 2001 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Food-o-File
Cuisines editor Virginia B. Wood tracks down the latest restaurant news in this week's Food-o-File.
"...In the few short weeks since their departure from Brio Vista, chef Stewart Scruggs and pastry chef Mark Paul..."

April 6, 2001 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Second Helpings: Dining Fine
"...Brio Vista..."

Sept. 17, 1999 Food Column

Food-o-File
Men in Transition
"...his longtime goal of restaurant ownership before year's end... Brio Vista assistant GM Roger Hernandez has been recruited to..."

July 16, 1999 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Food-o-File
A Very Fertile Market
"...the local food community. In February, chef Larry Perdido (Brio Vista) and his wife Annabelle welcomed daughter Camaron to..."

Oct. 9, 1998 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Food-o-file
"...The greatly anticipated opening of the new Brio-Vista will be celebrated with a benefit for the Austin..."

Dec. 6, 1996 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Food-O-File
"...the restaurant. Over on West Sixth, the owners of Brio and Z'Tejas Grill (1110 W. Sixth, 478-5355) closed the..."

Aug. 8, 1997 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Critics Picks
"...and half-glasses of dessert wines at reduced prices at Brio Vista..."

May 12, 2000 Food Feature

Food-o-File
In this week's edition of Food-o-file, Austin Chronicle Food editor Virginia B. Wood tells readers about several upcoming charity events that involve food (the best kind!) and mentions a Home Winemaker Conference that readers can attend.
"...I-35, 444-9922) and features desserts from the Bitter End, Brio Vista, Cafe Josie, Castle Hill Cafe, Mirabelle, Mars, and..."

Feb. 25, 2000 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Food-O-File
A Dizzying Pace
"...Look for former Brio-Vista GM Chuck Smith and chef Larry Perdido to open..."

July 31, 1998 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Top Ten Food Stories of 1997
Best Bites of 1997
"...dizzy, what with some high-profile closings -- Coyote Cafe, Brio downtown -- and major transitions: Bertram's replaced chef Peter..."

Jan. 9, 1998 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Producers of Piquant Pods of Perfection
"...come out to buy fresh produce, including Jean Luc's, Brio Vista, and the Barr Mansion. Larry and Carol Ann..."

Aug. 27, 1999 Food Feature by Mick Vann

Los Pinos Restaurant
The Chile Con Queso Especial is a thing to be reckoned with
"...Creek as well as historic Austin kitchens such as Brio Vista, Castle Hill, and Mirabelle. In 2005, he opened..."

July 19, 2013 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Los Pinos
In Austin, it's a small world after all, but one with plenty of dining options
"...Margarito Maldonado worked with Mirabelle owner Michael Vilim at Brio Vista and Castle Hill. When Vilim opened his own..."

Nov. 3, 2006 Food Feature

Taste, Memory
By innovating old favorites in an old building, Moonshine is setting new standards
"...experience with chef Larry Perdido's cooking had been at Brio Vista, where the fare was upscale Mediterranean, and at..."

March 26, 2004 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

The Zoot Allure
Don't Take the class, charm, and reputation for granted
"...left to pursue international consulting and other restaurants like Brio Vista, the Browns kept Zoot rolling. Through a succession..."

June 20, 2003 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Unsung Heroes
Chefs get the credit; sous chefs get dinner on the table.
"...chefs Stewart Scruggs and Mark Paul at the now-defunct Brio Vista. When Scruggs and Paul opened Wink in the..."

Feb. 22, 2002 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Readers Poll
"...HONORABLE MENTIONSiena, Jeffrey's, Brio VistaBargain DishAustin's PizzaRUNNERS-UPTamale House tacos, Noodles at Pho Công..."

May 25, 2001 Food Feature

Reliable Execution
Why it's easy to like Eddie V's Edgewater Grill
"...of the team that created both Z'Tejas Grill and Brio Vista for Austin, Scottsdale, and Las Vegas. Both men..."

May 11, 2001 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Food-o-File
Virginia B. Wood's three sure-fire dining suggestions that will provide enough of a respite from traffic horrors to allow other drivers to suffer in the snarl while you relax over a delightful meal.
"...from the team that brought you Z'Tejas Cafe and Brio Vista. In only a couple of months, Eddie V's..."

March 2, 2001 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Second Helpings: Dining Fine

Feb. 2, 2001 Food Column

Where Some Austin Chefs Attended Culinary School
"...Stuart Scruggs (Brio Vista): Culinary Institute of America (CIA)..."

Jan. 19, 2001 Food Feature by MM Pack

2000 Restaurant Poll Index
"...Brio Vista, 9400-B Arboretum Blvd., 342-2642CRITICS UPSCALE MENU (TIE), CRITICS..."

May 12, 2000 Food Feature

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