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Best of Austin: The Driskill Hotel
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"...Upscale, classic, and a BOA all-time winner, The Driskill does have a minor issue: Some of the guests..."

Sept. 11, 2013 Best of Austin Post by Neha Aziz

Eurythmics' Annie Lennox Encountered a Friendly Ghost at The Driskill Hotel
Concrete Blonde's Johnette Napolitano wrote a song about it
" this Halloween season with a visit to the Driskill...."

Oct. 26, 2018 Food Post by Emily Beyda

Spend Halloween in a Local Haunted Hotel
Austin's historic Driskill Hotel offers a "ghostly" special package deal for All Hallows Eve.
"...This time of year, Austin's historic Driskill Hotel (6th & Brazos, 391-1712) makes the most of..."

Oct. 28, 2008 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Fever in the Bunkhouse: Hotel San José Sold?
Diffusing rumors and starting new ones with Liz Lambert
"...a "sale" – that Liz Lambert has "sold" the Hotel San José – while not exactly exaggerated, paint an..."

Feb. 4, 2015 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

Who's Got Rooms Tonight at the Driskill?
Invite us to your room party!
" hearty crowd are wisely booking rooms at the Driskill Hotel tonight, site of the Dems Election Night Watch..."

Nov. 4, 2008 News Post by Katherine Gregor

CultureMap Reveals 2013 Tastemaker Award Nominees
Celebration to recognize winners scheduled for April 11
"...this week, CultureMap hosted a reception at the historic Driskill Hotel to announce the nominees for their second annual..."

Feb. 8, 2013 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Defining World-Class
When Cuisines editor Virginia B. Wood moved to Austin 30 years ago, the Driskill was a run-down, pitiful shadow of a formerly grand hotel threatened with foreclosure and destruction. Now its new owners want it to be a world-class destination. How does the Driskill Grill define "world-class"?
"...The Driskill GrillThe Driskill Hotel, 474-5911..."

May 19, 2000 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Undiscovered Jewels
Formula One visitors get a taste of Austin's best hotel dining
"...It's no secret that hotels in Central Texas are booked up for the Circuit..."

Nov. 16, 2012 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Sipping Between the Lines
Chronicle wine writer Wes Marshall reviews the wine lists at two Austin hotels, the Driskill and the Four Seasons.
"...Driskill Hotel604 Brazos, 474-5911..."

March 17, 2000 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Afternoon Class
The Driskill's Royal Victorian Spring Tea
"...The Driskill..."

April 29, 2005 Food Feature by Barbara Chisholm

Visions of Edible Masterpieces Dance in Our Heads
Pastry chefs, culinary students create gingerbread art
" season is upon us and that means Austin hotel pastry chefs and culinary students have been busy creating..."

Dec. 4, 2013 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Feel a Draft?
That's the Writers Guild Foundation's exhibit
" tucked back in the north end of the Driskill Hotel mezzanine. Meet the Writers Guild Foundation's Scribble-to-Screen exhibit...."

Oct. 26, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

Big Reds and Bubbles
An elegant kickoff to the Austin holiday season
"...“Big Reds and Bubbles”, to be held at the Driskill Hotel (6th & Brazos) on Nov. 7 from 6:30..."

Oct. 29, 2013 Food Post by Margaret Shugart

Martinez Labors While Other Dems Party
Cap Metro strike: What a bummer
"...celebrating Obama's historic victory and kicking back at the Driskill Hotel last night, Council Member Mike Martinez remained serious-faced..."

Nov. 5, 2008 News Post by Katherine Gregor

"...even managed to turn Barry White into pure pop. (Driskill Hotel Crystal Ballroom, 10pm) -- Peter Blackstock..."

March 14, 1997 Music Feature

Chow Downtown
Dining in the Heart of Austin
"...The Driskill Hotel Dining Room..."

Jan. 30, 1998 Food Feature

Full-Court Press
Meet the slam-dunk speakers of SXSports
"...The Battle of Game Day Experience Friday, March 7, 3:30pmDriskill Hotel Ballroom..."

Feb. 28, 2014 Screens Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Top Shelf
Austin's latest offerings for a little kitchen reading
"...The Driskill Hotel: Stories of Austin's Legendary Hotel – A Cookbook..."

Dec. 16, 2005 Food Feature by Barbara Chisholm

Too Much Room at the Inn?
Plans for New Downtown Hotel Generates Welcomes and Skepticism
"...given night this year, around one-third of downtown Austin's hotel rooms sat empty. Yet a San Antonio developer expects..."

May 31, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Concierges Make the Call
Seasoned hotel vets share their insider knowledge
" the true gatekeepers of our city for out-of-towners: hotel concierges. Jessi Cape and I interviewed a select few..."

March 1, 2013 Food Feature by Gracie Salem

That Other Rumor
"...after placing Stephan Pyles at the Stephen F. Austin Hotel, the other rumor circulating locally had celebrated chef Dean..."

May 21, 1999 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Hazardous Hoofers
Jaywalking is No Mean Feet
"...testify on a proposed $700,000 deal to upgrade the Driskill Hotel at Sixth and Brazos with state-of-the-art wheelchair accessibility..."

June 12, 1998 News Column by Jenny Staff

Event Menu
Local food events
"...• Austin's historic 122-year-old Driskill Hotel (Sixth & Brazos, celebrates its most recent..."

Aug. 29, 2008 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Driskill 1886 Cafe & Bakery
Driskill 1886 Cafe & Bakery is home of impressive chefs and bad food service
"...Driskill 1886 Cafe & Bakery604 Brazos, 391-7121 Sunday-Thursday, 6:30am-10pm; Friday-Saturday,..."

May 23, 2008 Food Review by Virginia B. Wood

Weekend Repast
Brunch in Austin
"...The Driskill GrillThe Driskill Hotel, Seventh & Brazos, 474-5911..."

March 16, 2001 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Election Night 2016
"...Democratic Party 2016 Election Night watch party at the Driskill Hotel..."

Nov. 9, 2016 Photo Gallery

Chef Genealogy
Tracing culinary family trees to the roots of four local mentors
" 1994, and brought national attention to Austin's historic Driskill Hotel during his tenure there from 1999-2007. He returned..."

Sept. 16, 2014 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

From campus to the convention center, new executive chefs are courting culinary connoisseurs
"...kinds of interesting things are happening in the local hotel business this summer. When chef Josh Watkins left the..."

Aug. 1, 2008 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Beaucoup pastry doughings; plus, sad news from the Brentwood Tavern and P&K Grocery
"...fill the position as executive pastry chef at the Driskill Hotel. He left that job earlier this fall to..."

Oct. 26, 2007 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Readers' Picks
Architecture & Lodging
"...Best Hotel and Best Restoration Project in Past Five YearsDriskill Hotel..."

Oct. 5, 2001 Best of Austin Feature

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