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SXSW Thursday Showcases
Turnstile Presents, 2k14 SeoulSonic, Metal Injection, Womex, Sounds From Colombia, BBC Introducing, Ground Control Touring, M for Montreal, Western Vinyl
"...doing the weirdly mirthful, including early Aughties musical masterpiece Hotel Shampoo and his website name, Gruffington Post. Having shed..."

March 14, 2014 Music Feature

Celebrity-Spotting and People-Watching
"...Jo's Coffee/Hotel San José (1300/1316 S. Congress) These two adjacent South..."

March 15, 2013 Food Feature by Melanie Haupt

SouthBites Food Trailer Court Lineup
Eclectic food truck list curated by Austin's 'Top Chef,' Paul Qui
"...Although the empty corner lot at Rainey and Driskill Streets is ultimately destined to disappear under a luxury..."

March 6, 2013 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

La Dolce Vita Escapes the Rain, Delivers a Lovely Evening
21st festival celebrates the art of good eating at Laguna Gloria.
"...two booths and chatted with chefs of two local hotel restaurants, Urban at the Westin and the Hyatt's Southwest..."

Oct. 12, 2012 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

SXSW Wednesday Picks & Sleepers
Wednesday night SXSW handicapping
"...9pm, Victorian Room at the Driskill Here's an unexpected collaboration that will surely shake up..."

March 18, 2011 Music Feature

Gay Place
We are proud as peacocks to announce our new totally all-gay all-day Gay Place Web page
"...we know you're out there, desperate in your posh hotel suite, having drowned your loneliness in trail mix, M&Ms,..."

March 12, 2010 Column by Kate X Messer

Austin burgers and bakeries are in good hands, and several foodie contests just wrapped up
"...summers were small custom cakes prepared by a former Driskill pastry chef named Shawn Bonifay, who sent them to..."

Aug. 28, 2009 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

The Mansion at Judges' Hill
The Mansion's intimacy and opulence are hard to top
" 2003, it had morphed into a luxury boutique hotel with a nice restaurant. The food quality had been..."

Sept. 19, 2008 Food Review by Wes Marshall

The posh, new mulberry opens in the 360 Condos while other Austin favorites get face-lifts
"...are now working together in the Windy City. Former Driskill pastry chef Jimmy McMillan is now executive pastry chef..."

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

The Bat
ALO's hometown take on Die Fledermaus with wit, affection, enthusiasm, and style from all parties
"...for the second-act masquerade ball (here set at the Driskill and using actual furniture from the historic hotel). David..."

June 6, 2008 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Looking back on Austin food in 2007
"...for example. A handful of talented pastry restaurant and hotel professionals changed jobs – Amanda Rockman left Asti for..."

Dec. 28, 2007 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Event Menu
Nov. 10-15
" Remember in the Victorian Room of the historic Driskill Hotel. The evening includes a seated gourmet meal prepared..."

Nov. 9, 2007 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Batini III
The official drink of Austin contest
"...Austin Bat Fest. One bartender from each of five hotel bars mixed a version of the Batini using Tito's..."

Sept. 22, 2006 Food Feature by Claudia Alarcón

At the Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival
"...has accepted the executive chef position at the Gage Hotel in Marathon; Driskill pastry chef Mark Chapman decorated his..."

April 14, 2006 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

The Sixth Course
Eating our way up and down the city's busiest street
"...upscale Finn & Porter right there in the conference hotel has an excellent reputation and an enticing appetizer menu...."

March 17, 2006 Food Feature

Pastry Stars
How Katherine Clapner, Judy Marts, and Aimee Olson rose to the top of their profession
"...hosted afternoon dessert and wine pairing receptions in the Driskill Lobby during festival week, but she always had her..."

April 8, 2005 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Wrapping up the Saveur Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival means good news and bad
"...make it to the Edible Endings event in the Driskill lobby, and what a delightful time that was! Everything..."

April 23, 2004 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Page Two
The nose knows when SXSW is coming
"...friends home. Now I was heading back to the hotel. I stay in one during SXSW so I don't..."

March 19, 2004 Column by Louis Black

Hot chefs and hot dogs heat up this week's "Food-o-File."
"...all your old favorites... The Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel has announced the arrival of new Executive Chef David..."

Aug. 1, 2003 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Just Austin being Austin
"...luscious caramel truffle mousse on vanilla shortbread from the Driskill's Jimmy McMillan, a refreshing candied grapefruit sorbet from Paula..."

April 11, 2003 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Austin in the Big Apple
If Texas food can make it here, it can make it anywhere. MM Pack explains.
"...wildcatter Glen McCarthy threw the opening for Houston's Shamrock Hotel in 1939, Hollywood and New York couldn't get there..."

Feb. 21, 2003 Food Feature by MM Pack

Chapter 2: Biweekly and Proud
September 1982-August 1988
"...On our first date, we ended up at the Driskill for the weekend. Four days later, Rollo told me..."

Sept. 7, 2001 Features Feature

Flaming Lips & Tongues on Fire
The 11th Annual 'Austin Chronicle' Hot Sauce Festival Sunday at Waterloo Park
"...Russell Korman, a free dinner for two at the Driskill, a pair of limited edition sunglasses from Santa Fe..."

Aug. 24, 2001 Food Feature

Cuisines editor Virginia B. Wood updates readers on the news from the 16th Annual Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival and mentions upcoming culinary events.
"...ASTI, Stewart Scruggs of Wink, David Bull of the Driskill Grill, and John Maxwell of Zoot never really materialized...."

April 20, 2001 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Identity Crisis
Looking back at the highlights of Austin's music scene in 2000.
"...l'orange when a fire breaks out at the Radisson hotel. Elsewhere, Chronicle Music Editor Raoul Hernandez and friends bear..."

Jan. 5, 2001 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

Gung Ho
Q&A with punk priestess Patti Smith.
"...the torch burning. Also, I have my happiest American hotel memory staying in the LBJ suite at the Driskill,..."

March 31, 2000 Music Feature by Jody Denberg

The Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival is not sexist; the city/Bradley settlement bodes poorly for Barton Springs; golf courses pay their way; and more reader mail.
"...we will get 3,000 more homes and a giant hotel/golf course/conference/restaurant/resort complex on the Barton Springs Recharge Zone, along..."

March 24, 2000 Column

Austin Heart of Film
Screenwriters Conference and Festival Schedule
" Thursday, October 7-Sunday, October 10 at both the Driskill and Omni Hotel and will feature more than 45..."

Oct. 1, 1999 Screens Feature

Dancing About Architecture
This Is the Week That Is
"...Deville with Robbie Williams, or the one at the Driskill with PJ Olsson, or, well, that's enough hints to..."

March 19, 1999 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Bennett's Bestowal
"...24th annual conference March 25-29 at UT, the Omni Hotel, and the Driskill with some big names like Chinua..."

March 20, 1998 Books Column by Clay Smith

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