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Fusing Southwestern and Asian Cuisines Brio Grande

Oct. 13, 1995 Arts Feature

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

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

The Gambler
Mark Wahlberg has one of his juiciest roles ever as a creative-writing professor by day and a compulsive gambler by night.
" infuse this mesmerizing character study with enough rancid brio to make this self-flagellating hustler believably doomstruck. To Bennett,..."

Dec. 26, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Drop
Based on a Dennis Lehane story, this disappointing crime drama costars James Gandolfini in his last role.
"...For all its scabby-edged brio and canine existentialism – everyone is in a cage..."

Sept. 12, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Paranormal Activity 3
Turns out that the third time is the charm: This one delivers the jolts with subtlety and brio.
"...more this time out) with a certain subtlety and brio when compared with its clunky, obvious predecessors. As before,..."

Oct. 21, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj
This highly unanticipated offering is cut ’n’ paste horn-dog humor.
", Ryan Reynolds, and even less of Reynolds' trouser-snakester brio. I'll buy him Ganja & Hess-ing it to a..."

Dec. 8, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints
Montiel's debut feature about growing up in Astoria, Queens, in the mid-Eighties is full of the filmmaker's instinctive brio and inchoate ideas and the elaborations of a brilliant ensemble cast.
"...Saints is inchoate, but it demonstrates that instincts and brio can compensate for a lot...."

Oct. 27, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Home on the Range
It’s fitting that this is Disney’s last traditionally animated feature; the whole affair has a warm, nostalgic feel.
"...nostalgic feel to it and bursts with the down-home brio of an old-school Saturday matinee: the "Sons of the..."

April 2, 2004 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

"...cast has a neurasthenic pall (which also makes Robards' brio seem all the more out of place). Still, despite..."

Nov. 13, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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

April 23, 1999 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

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.
" 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

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

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

"...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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"...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

City:One Challenge Finalists Focus on Healthy Living
Corporatation-funded competition aims to improve East Austin mobility
"...• Austin Brio – Inclusive City on Wheels equips wheelchair users with..."

Dec. 27, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Dolemite Is My Name
Eddie Murphy pays homage to the comedy genius of Rudy Ray Moore
"...Murphy, who absolutely nails Moore’s straight outta West Hollywood brio and never-say-die single-mindedness. It's an often uproarious glimpse into..."

Oct. 11, 2019 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Diary of a Teenage Girl
Bold coming-of-age story is told from the girl's POV
"...she also starred. It’s a stunningly assured debut whose brio is enhanced by the film’s spot-on performances. Wiig is..."

Aug. 28, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Le Week-End
A long-married couple amusingly dance toward the kind of despair borne from overfamiliarity.
"...Goldblum tears into the small part with lip-licking and brio, but it really exists only to nudge Nick into..."

April 4, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Beautiful Creatures
She's a witch, he's a mortal, and they both read Charles Bukowski: Some teens will never make it to heaven.
" the film and devours them both with great brio), are the examples of casters gone evil. The thick..."

Feb. 15, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Jumping the Broom
This urban family rom-com actually has something interesting to say about race and romance.
"...are a lot of them – with verve and brio. Even minor characters get their due in well-written, nonhysterical..."

May 6, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Terrific Food and Inspired Wine off East 11th
The 3 Little Pigs food trailer sits behind East End Wines. Try them both, but not at the same time.
"...Jeffrey's when funds would allow. He then moved to Brio! on Sixth Street, where his imaginative cuisine was so..."

April 15, 2011 Food Review by Wes Marshall

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