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Unfolding Drama
"...photograph by John Anderson The Clay Pit..."

April 30, 1999 Food Feature by Rebecca Chastenet dé Gery

Tandoori Junkie
Over the years Austin has absorbed (and discarded) several new Indian restaurants, most in the mode of the classic Americanized Indian dining establishment. But within the past few years, we have been fortunate enough to attract a new class of Indian restaurants. Mick Vann has compiled a guide to them.
"...Indian restaurant in Austin, which held court in the Capital Plaza shopping center. It was there that I became..."

Feb. 16, 2001 Food Feature by Mick Vann

Tarka Indian Kitchen Expands Their Empire
CEO talks mother sauces and customizable curries
"...Before Tarka, Saini was a co-founder and co-owner of Clay Pit, which they opened in 1998 and operated until..."

Jan. 1, 2021 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

30 Restaurants to Try in Downtown Austin
Eat some good food while you’re in town
"...14) Clay Pit The Clay Pit brings a range of Indian..."

March 16, 2018 Food Feature by Acacia Coronado

Top 10 Restaurants Where a Salad Isn't the Only Vegan Menu Item
"...8) Clay Pit Want a more upscale option? Grab some Indian..."

Dec. 29, 2017 Food Feature by Alisha McDarris

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
Picks & Sleepers
"...accompaniment to silent film classic The Thief of Baghdad. (Clay Pit, 11pm) -- David Lynch..."

March 15, 2002 Music Feature

"...And you thought 75¢ pitchers were deadly! At the Back Room, the music is..."

Sept. 24, 1999 Best of Austin Feature

The Jerky Boys
"...have reached the nadir, and the word describing this pit is “jerky.” Johnny and Kamal are the comedy duo..."

Feb. 10, 1995 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

10 Lunch Spots Under $10
You’re young, scrappy, and hungry. A Hamilton will get you far.
"...8) The Clay Pit (1601 Guadalupe) This Downtown restaurant is a bit..."

Aug. 25, 2017 Features Feature by Kali Venable

Ghost Hunting at Austin’s Spookiest Bars and Restaurants
Our favorite haunts
"...Unfortunately, "clean" and "modern" are buzzwords in the hospitality industry, not "creepy" or "weird." Although in my day-to-day..."

Oct. 28, 2016 Food Feature by Brandon Watson

Event Menu
Foodie events for April 8-13
", spirits, art, and live entertainment upstairs at the Clay Pit (1601 Guadalupe). This party with a purpose benefits..."

April 8, 2011 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Event Menu
Dogs, sausages, beer, and spirits on a lovely October weekend
"...• The fun-loving folks in the Sausage Capital of Texas will demonstrate both their civic pride and..."

Oct. 24, 2008 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Dancing About Architecture
SXSW 02 is over -- finally
"...notably the invisible Norah Jones show at the tiny Clay Pit. Just for the record, Jones insisted on playing..."

March 22, 2002 Music Column by Ken Lieck

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
Picks & Sleepers
"...PINETOP SEVEN: Despite the moniker, this Chicago collective has 17 current/former members...."

March 15, 2002 Music Feature

'Digital Divas' Program
"...1156 Hargrave (except for the kickoff party, at the Clay Pit, 1601 Guadalupe). Tickets cost $6 per screening/$4 for..."

Aug. 31, 2001 Screens Feature

Readers Poll
"...HONORABLE MENTIONMother's Cafe & Garden, Hoover's Cooking, Central MarketChicken DishClay PitRUNNERS-UPCastle Hill Cafe, Asti Trattoria..."

May 25, 2001 Food Feature

Life's Enriched Pageant
Good design, like good air, helps you breathe a little easier, and here are a few Austinites who are helping us all breathe easier through their work as graphic designers.
"...designers -- graphic designers. And -- not quite to spite the ubiquitous and raucous championing of anything high tech..."

Sept. 8, 2000 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Readers Poll
"...HONORABLE MENTIONRomeo's, Treehouse Grill, Cafe SpiazzoBEST INDIANClay PitRUNNERS-UPTaj Palace, Star of India..."

May 12, 2000 Food Feature

In this week's edition of Food-o-file, Austin Chronicle Food editor Virginia B. Wood tracks local chefs going abroad and gives returning University of Texas students an update on recent restaurant closings and openings.
"...4pm daily... A few blocks south of campus, the Clay Pit (1601 Guadalupe, 322-5131) offers sophisticated contemporary Indian cuisine..."

Sept. 3, 1999 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Slouching Toward Happy Hour
East Sixth & Thereabouts
"...translates to $1.75 domestic beers, $2 margaritas, and $5 pitchers of frozen margaritas. The Iron Cactus' spicy comida is..."

March 19, 1999 Food Feature

Day Trips
If Athens, Texas, hosted the Olympic Games instead of its Grecian namesake, we would see an entirely different lineup of sports
"...For many years Athens was known for the fine clay found in large quantities in the nearby hills. The..."

Aug. 20, 2004 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Braille Is for Diners
State agency and students bring braille menus to 38 eateries around Austin, more to follow
"...John's, 411 W. MLK Jr. Pizza Hut,1811 Guadalupe The Clay Pit, 1601 Guadalupe Mr. Gatti's, 3711 Guadalupe Umi Sushi,..."

March 27, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Ghost Stories Take Flight With The Night Owl
Exploring Austin's dark history with podcaster Stephen Belyeu and his team
"...there are episodes on famously unquiet locales like the Clay Pit and the Tavern, the podcast has explored little-known..."

Oct. 23, 2020 Features Feature by Naomi Brady

Zoom Backgrounds From Austin's Most Haunted Locales
Make remote work meetings a bit spookier with these photos
"...Who knows, you may even see Texas Ranger John Barclay Armstrong and notorious outlaw John Wesley Hardin, still playing..."

Oct. 21, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Vixen's Wedding
Stay for the pork ribs vindaloo; go for more information
" bordeaux poee (traditional Goan staple; here, like a pita dinner roll) is Comfort Food 101...."

Nov. 29, 2019 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

6 Austin-Based Podcasts You Should Be Listening To
These homegrown podcasts are original, diverse, and sure to entertain
"...every month. Make your listening “boo”zy by visiting the Clay Pit for a secret menu of cocktails inspired by..."

June 17, 2019 Screens Post by Katelyn Landry

Austin's Paranormal Activity
Four places to check out if you ain't afraid of no ghosts
"...hauntings of such Austin institutions as the Tavern, the Clay Pit, and Spider House. (We confess that it didn't..."

Oct. 10, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Moving Mountains
Turk and Christy Pipkin are keeping busy changing the world
"...sold (and it's available at Austin's Twin Liquors, the Clay Pit, and elsewhere, should you feel a tad parched..."

June 12, 2015 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Stronger With Each Tear: Mary J. Blige
Soul queen slays the Moody Theater
" riot-gear ready as Norah Jones at the miniscule Clay Pit during SXSW 2002, but exclusivity remains directly proportional..."

March 1, 2013 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Wish You Were Here
I Luv Austin anew from a tourist point of view
"...You wouldn't call Austin a tourist capital since we don’t have any obvious attractions. We’re a..."

Nov. 17, 2012 Music Post by Luke Winkie

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