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Restaurant closings dot the Austin landscape, while Zax and the Belmont expand their hours and menus
"...outlet of the popular South­western-themed Mesa Ranch (8108 Mesa Dr. Ste. C-100, 853-9460, set to debut there some..."

May 30, 2008 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

No appetizers – we're going straight to the entrées
"...Austin. Chefs Kristie and Andy Sasser and big sis Audrey welcomed Elliot Whitaker Sasser (7.5 lbs., 22 inches) into..."

Sept. 1, 2006 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Black Joe Lewis: Close to the Bone
"...90-degree nights to the cool November afternoon on the Drag. He's tall and lanky, handsome and personable, and refreshing..."

Nov. 18, 2005 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Naked City
Alliance for a Clean Texas says lawmakers can create one
"...sulfurs, and implementing new controls for toxic mercury pollution. Dr. Kimberly Carter of Austin Physicians for Social Responsibility reinforced..."

Jan. 21, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

TV Eye
Altering the recipe for Iron Chef's success is inviting failure, isn't it?
"...clever opening sequence that shows Kaga's signature yellow bell pepper replaced by a Red Delicious apple. Thankfully, the younger,..."

April 16, 2004 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Our readers talk back.
"...heart and soul of the American citizen, lines are drawn, boundaries created, and motives established. With the most highlighted..."

April 2, 2004 Column

Once Upon a Time in Austin
The films, the filmmakers, the crews, the making of a scene
"...Film's local economic impact has been in the hundreds of millions of dollars during the past three years,..."

March 12, 2004 Screens Feature by Louis Black

Tropic of Capsaicin
An Exploration of the Hot Dishes in a Hot City, Or Where to Go When You're Not at Waterloo Park
"...that the downtown Roaring Fork Saloon serves with their drinks. This is a far cry from that old childhood..."

Aug. 22, 2003 Food Feature by MM Pack

Tropic of Capsaicin
Austin is a chile-loving town, all right, and in recent years, locals have become addicted to the definitive flavor of chiles grown in and around Hatch, N.M. Shipments of the big green chiles will be available fresh and roasted to order at several places around town for the next few weeks.
"...morning for the next two weeks. Carefully seal roasted peppers in small bags and freeze: enough to last all..."

Aug. 22, 2003 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

¡Más Comida!
Austin's newest restaurants are making 'mi casa es su casa' a way of life, one menu at a time
"...In late March, I'd noticed El Mesón while driving east on Burleson Road looking for another business in..."

July 19, 2002 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Considering the date, it's likely all your Christmas shopping is already done, but Cuisines Editor Virginia B. Wood has some ideas for gifts that keep giving long after the wrapping paper has been thrown away.
"...$250; Okra, $500-$999; Tomato, $1,000-$4,999; Strawberry, $5,000 -$9,999; Chile Pepper, $10K and up) to support their successful ongoing programs..."

Dec. 22, 2000 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

The Great Escape
Chain Gangs! Cast Aways! Kung Fu! Chocolate! ... It's Time for the Holiday Film Previews
"...her fourth appearance this year (following Pay It Forward, Dr. T and the Women, and Cast Away)... A screening..."

Nov. 24, 2000 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

Pet Sounds
A 15-minute phone interview with the Beach Boys visionary Brian Wilson
"...and a key inspiration in the making of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band...."

July 21, 2000 Music Feature by Greg Beets

TV Eye
Iron Chef, the addictive and absorbing Japanese show which presents cooking as a sports event, comes to Manhattan with Iron Chef NY Battle, which pits Japanese chef Masaharu Morimoto against American Bobby Flay.
"...pageantry, the smoke and lights, the play-by-play action, the melodramatic music, the egos and grudge matches, or the amazement..."

June 23, 2000 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

All Wrapped Up
From biopics to end-of-day thrillers, a look at the films you'll be standing in line for this Christmas.
"...high-profile items -- prestige productions, Oscar bait, and "serious" dramas. Would-be award contenders vie for prominence in our fickle..."

Nov. 26, 1999 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

What to eat and who to see during the Texas Book Festival, November 6-7; how to procure the first certified organic beef in the state of Texas; and updates on local restaurant news.
"...Cowboy in the Kitchen, with their mutual co-author, Chile Pepper magazine editor Robb Walsh; Jeff Blank and Jay Moore,..."

Nov. 5, 1999 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Holy Smoke!
The Barbecue! Bible
"...the book even includes a generous sprinkling of worldly dry rubs. It's topped off with a section on grilled..."

June 25, 1999 Food Feature by Mick Vann

Live Shots
"...its cold engine turning over with the usual opener, Alejandro Escovedo's "The End." A tribute to Iggy Pop and..."

Nov. 20, 1998 Music Feature

Island Getaway
Calabash Cafe Whisks You to the Caribbean
"...Though Mike Caton of Trinidad, Margaret Reid of Jamaica, Dr. Aziz Laurent of Dominica, Nneka Laurent of St. Kitts,..."

Jan. 16, 1998 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Turkey TV
"...Concerts (9am) series. A one-time-only event to benefit the Children's Defense Fund, it was recently filmed at Lincoln Center..."

Nov. 28, 1997 Screens Column by Margaret Moser

La Vista at the Hyatt
"...nice space at one of the outside bars to drink margaritas while we waited for a table under the..."

Aug. 8, 1997 Food Feature

Cafe Spiazzo
"...5416 Parkcrest Dr, 459-9960 Sun-Thu, 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-11pm...."

Oct. 4, 1996 Food Feature

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