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The Flight of the Night Bird
Harry Akin opened for business on Christmas Eve, 1932, selling hamburgers for 15 cents apiece. Cuisines Editor Virginia B. Wood reveals how Akin turned his hamburger stand into Austin's former restaurant empire.
"...By the time beloved Austin restaurateur Harry Akin died in 1976, the story of how he'd..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Night Hawk Alumni
"...would be impossible to track all the "graduates" of Harry Akin's highly regarded in-house cooking, butchering, and management training..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Food-o-File
Walgreens, what will you think of next? Plus, Hi.
"...dynasty created by legendary local restaurateur and former mayor Harry Akin. The popular restaurant has been owned for years..."

July 21, 2006 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Austin Landmarks on the Menu
"...When Harry Akin opened the Frisco Shop in 1953, it was..."

Sept. 12, 2008 Food Feature by Kate Thornberry

Shame
Exquisite control and spasmed anguish mark the performances of Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan in this dark, NC-17-rated story about a sex addict.
"...this obsessively stylized follow-up. From the unadorned score by Harry Escott to cinematographer Sean Bobbitt's isolating framing, this is..."

Dec. 16, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Down-Home for His Hometown
"...cooking, tending bar, managing kitchens, even waiting tables -- making him the first man to do so in that..."

April 16, 1999 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

The Madness of King Geek
Harry Jay Knowles' Cool Movie News
"...Harry Jay Knowles at home with friends photograph by Bruce..."

June 6, 1997 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Austin-Based Restaurant Chains
"...of local Austin chains can ignore the impact of Harry Akin's Night Hawk restaurants, considered the granddaddy of the..."

June 3, 2011 Food Feature by Mick Vann

Chain Gangs
Torchy's Tacos and Verts Kebap: two case studies in culinary expansion
"...home base for several successful restaurant chains. Former mayor Harry Akin started his long-running chain of Night Hawk restaurants..."

March 28, 2014 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Campaign Money Fattening Local Coffers
The latest campaign finance reports show who's supporting which candidates for mayor and council
"...several familiar old Austin dynasties: Frisco Shop proprietor R. Harry Akin, nephew of Night Hawk founder and former Mayor..."

Jan. 23, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

The Frisco Shop: Last of the Legend
"...or departed. He graciously greeted each customer by name, shaking hands, expressing his gratitude for their business. It became..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

The Life and Times of Gus Garcia
City Council Member Gus Garcia retires after more than 30 years of public service
"...President Harry Truman used to say, "There is no end to..."

June 2, 2000 News Feature by Daryl Slusher

Restaurant Flashbacks From the Frisco Shop
Last vestige of Nighthawk chain serves comfort food and memories
"...Nighthawk Restaurants of innovative restaurateur and former local mayor Harry Akin. It was located just south of the intersection..."

May 29, 2013 Food Post by Mick Vann

In Memoriam: Ken Johnson
Remembering the versatile theatre artist, who died March 2
"...brought to his productions. No less a personage than Harry Akin, Austin's mayor from 1967-69, credited Johnson with bringing..."

March 8, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Eight Classic Austin Burgers That Rival Whataburger
These local institutions have been around since at least 1968
"...Specializing in the art of burger making since 1939, Hut’s gives you choices. The beef is..."

Feb. 21, 2018 Food Post by Acacia Coronado

Food-o-File: Early Edition
Austin's restaurants go prix fixe crazy
"...outlet sits on the former site of one of Harry Akin's beloved NightHawk restaurant locations...."

Sept. 10, 2014 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Seduced by Austin
Jesse Herman – hospitality pro, mover and shaker with the Austin Food & Wine Festival – is making his mark on his adopted town
"...is likely to join such visionary hospitality professionals as Harry Akin, Ralph Moreland, Eddie Wilson, and Tom Gilliland in..."

April 25, 2014 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

The New Look of Fine Dining
Austin's emerging restaurant empires
"...started here with humble roots. And long before that, Harry Akin built a small kingdom with a string of..."

Feb. 14, 2014 Food Feature by Rachel Feit

Food-o-File for the Week of Oct. 14
October's foodie calendar keeps us all on our toes
"...short film about the career of legendary Austin restaurateur Harry Akin and his Nighthawk restaurant chain. Foodways Texas director..."

Oct. 11, 2011 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Food-o-File
No Reservations, Mindy Kucan's Hot Summer Night, and more
"...including one dedicated to Hoover's mentor, Night Hawk founder Harry Akin... Longtime fans of the Hyde Park Bar &..."

Aug. 3, 2007 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Food-o-File
Austin loses a leading foodie, at least for a while; plus, the French rule
"...in more than 20 years. Other local members include Harry Akin (Night Hawk), Matt Martinez Sr., (El Rancho), and..."

July 14, 2006 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large: Too Many Cooks?
Restaurateurs Marc Katz and Brad Meltzer may spoil Will Wynn's (and Max Nofziger's) smooth mayoral campaigns.
"...cakewalk in a row. Former Council Member Max Nofziger, making his fourth run for mayor, would do about as..."

Jan. 31, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
City attorney Andy Martin retires after nearly seven years of service.
"...required) that the total fee charged by outside firm Akin, Gump would increase. Because the city had hired the..."

May 25, 2001 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Postmarks
The 'Chronicle' Sells Out, Again; Go Ahead, Lament Us; Table of Contents Not Useful on Page 4; Envision a Correct Map; Fair Reporting on Police
"...catchall Japanese term for anything sexually explicit. This is akin to a review of a Sesame Street movie including..."

Nov. 7, 2003 Column

Fan Favorite
How the geekdom came together to save a love song to Star Wars from the dark side
"...AC: Harry Knowles and Ain't It Cool News eventually became a..."

Feb. 6, 2009 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Roll 'Em
March
"...reveal the reality of a mythical local monster and taking his secret crush to the school dance. (Mar. 26)..."

Feb. 26, 1999 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Postmarks
Gore vs. Bush vs. Nader vs. Ventura vs. Hernandez vs. Simone, approximately.
"...is currently being proposed for Rainey Street is more akin to classic, discredited Urban Renewal than to true Smart..."

Nov. 17, 2000 Column

SXSW Film Conference and Festival '98 Further Reflections
"...Gene in rodeo competition and then steps on him, breaking his right leg in two places, which is particularly..."

March 27, 1998 Screens Feature

Food-o-File
"...for their successful catering business was evidently mistaken... And speaking of more restaurant transitions in that area of town,..."

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

"Shakespeare in Print and Performance" at the Ransom Center
This exhibition celebrates the Bard with rare artifacts from the Ransom Center's holdings
"...the dramatist now than usual. The University of Texas' Harry Ransom Center is among them, using the occasion to..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Arts Review by Robert Faires

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