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La Dolce Vita Food and Wine Festival
October 11, 2012. 23 Photos
"...La Dolce Vita Food & Wine Festival at Laguna Gloria,..."

Oct. 12, 2012 Photo Gallery

La Dolce Vita Escapes the Rain, Delivers a Lovely Evening
21st festival celebrates the art of good eating at Laguna Gloria.
"...pastoral grounds of the historic Driscoll estate for a Lago di Como experience. Guests sipped and strolled to benefit..."

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

La Dolce Rota
The Ultimate Best of Federico Fellini & Nino Rota
"...found avant-spazzmen John Zorn and Mike Patton on the compilation tip of the maestro’s universal ear, as one ripe..."

June 22, 2007 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Elsa & Fred
A septuagenarian love story from Spain, Elsa & Fred will likely warm the cockles of your heart, even though it’s hardly the stuff of great romance.
"...Directed by: Marcos Carnevale. Starring: Manuel Alexandre, China Zorrilla, Blanca Portillo, José Ángel Egido and Omar Muñoz. Old..."

Aug. 1, 2008 Movie Review by Steve Davis

8 1/2 Women
"...Vivian Wu, Toni Collete, Amanda Plummer, Polly Walker, Matthew Delamere and John Standing. Although I can recount for you..."

June 9, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

"...Ryder, Joe Mantegna, Leonardo DiCaprio, Charlize Theron, Famke Janssen, Melanie Griffith, Bebe Neuwirth, Gretchen Mol, Hank Azaria and Michael..."

Nov. 20, 1998 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Puccini for Beginners
A lesbian on the rebound falls for both a guy and a gal in this rom-com with roots in old Hollywood screwball comedies.
"...Justin Kirk, Julianne Nicholson and Tina Benko. Watching Maggenti's latter-day screwball comedy made me pine for Adrienne Shelly, the..."

April 6, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

La Dolce Vita
Decadence, perhaps inevitably, dates itself: Fellini's much-censored 'La Dolce Vita' no longer shocks in its depiction of upper-class excess and listless living the way it did upon release in 1960, but it's a gorgeous artifact, nonetheless
"...LA DOLCE VITA Koch Lorber Films, $34.99..."

Dec. 31, 2004 Screens Review by Kimberley Jones

Marcello Mastroianni: I Remember … Yes, I Remember
"...beloved Naples, and the garden of his country home. Movie-scholar types may find themselves frustrated by the idiosyncratic format...."

Oct. 15, 1999 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Top 10 Savory Bites
"...contemporary Interior Mexican meal prepared by chef Iliana de la Vega expanded my thinking about the cuisines of Mexico...."

Jan. 4, 2013 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

The Take-Out
All the same
"...Maybe Austin has had enough. This year's slate of fall food events seemed less well-attended than usual...."

Nov. 6, 2015 Food Column by Brandon Watson

After a Fashion
Your Style Avatar is grubbed, subbed, snubbed, and flubbed, which is a wee bit better than being grogged, sogged, snogged, and flogged
"...another era. If you were around Austin in the late Seventies and early Eighties, you may remember whooping it..."

Oct. 22, 2010 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

National media outlets love them some Austin
"...Pizza trailers, we had the production company from the popular syndicated TV show Beer Geeks shooting episodes at Jester..."

Nov. 1, 2013 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Diez y Seis kicks off a season of food and wine fiestas
"...• The El Grito de la Independencia speech will ring out at Fiesta Gardens during..."

Sept. 14, 2012 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

City of Austin "Major Events" Roster
The city lists over 400 days’ worth of events from the Commitment Day 5K on Jan. 1 to the New Year’s Celebration on Dec. 31. The full list is posted here.
"...(every Saturday)1/12/20131/12/2013 3M 1/2 Marathon1/13/20131/13/2013 Farmers Market (every Saturday)1/19/20131/19/2013 Gorilla Run1/19/20131/19/2013 MLK Community Celebration1/21/20131/21/2013 Farmers Market (every Saturday)1/26/20131/26/2013 Farmer's..."

July 12, 2013 News Feature

Food-O-File Is On the Range This Week
There's a red hot serving of local restaurant news right here.
"...of three important ones that have happened within the last week. We've got the scoop on lots of new..."

Oct. 18, 2012 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

After a Fashion
What Stephen did last week and what he's probably going to do this ...
"...a wayward beauty queen as Mix 94.7's Miss Kitty placed a custom-made crown adorned with twinkling lights and Valley..."

Oct. 21, 2005 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Fall's Hottest Food Tickets
Our picks for the season's can't-miss events
"...plenty of tasty options. These parties don't even take place until October and November, but they'll sell out long..."

Sept. 11, 2015 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

How the Southwest was won
"...themselves to Austinites at sip-and-stroll charity events – think LaV or Olamaie offering tasty previews that whetted appetites and..."

Oct. 17, 2014 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

The Great Beauty
An Italian writer and bon vivant reflects on his life in this walkabout with Felliniesque touches.
"...Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli, Carlo Buccirosso, Iaia Forte, Pamela Villoresi, Galatea Ranzi, Massimo De Francovich, Roberto Herlitzka and..."

Feb. 14, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Austin food lovers rejoice!
"...Last weekend was great for Austin food lovers. To kick..."

Oct. 22, 2010 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Event Menu
Fall is flush with fests and food
"...herbalists, and culinary experts, plus a market of herb plants and products. Saturday, Oct. 9, 9am-1pm...."

Oct. 8, 2010 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Event Menu
Foodie events in and around Austin during the month of October
"...• The Gruene Music & Wine Festival takes place this weekend in the Gruene Histor­ic District outside New..."

Oct. 9, 2009 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Letters @ 3AM
Ingmar Bergman, Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico Fellini: The great achievement of these film directors was to create living souls to look at, that we might know ourselves
"..."The death of an artist is quite unassailable," wrote Lawrence Durrell, adding, "One can only smile and..."

Aug. 17, 2007 Column by Michael Ventura

After a Fashion
Stephen sure is getting around, hobnobbing with the bigwigs and taking in all of the faboo fall fashion fetes
"...of Riverside and Congress with major construction estimated to last seven months. We got a frightening taste of future..."

Oct. 7, 2005 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Pace yourself and brace yourself: October is a very busy month for foodies
"...contributor Rebecca Chastenet and her husband, Cedric, welcomed son Nicholas Remi in August. And now, the news. The venerable..."

Oct. 8, 2004 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Virginia B. Wood loads up your plate with events and a piece of the Big Apple.
"...will be plenty of food, fun, and music at La Dolce Vita 2003: Roman Holiday -- on the grounds..."

Oct. 17, 2003 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

If it's October in Austin, you can bet there are more gala events scheduled than any one person could possibly attend. Food editor Virginia B. Wood provides a rundown of them.
"...October in Austin, you can bet there are more gala events scheduled than any one person could possibly attend...."

Oct. 19, 2001 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

8 1/2
Mastroianni plays a film director who's just had a huge hit but is struggling to find an idea for his next project. Between fits and starts, he goes back through his life and confronts all his demons. And what a cavalcade of demons!
"...Directed by: Federico Fellini. Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée, Claudia Cardinale, Sandra Milo and Barbara Steele. In this, Fellini's..."

Feb. 15, 2001 Movie Review by Nick Barbaro

The details about how to benefit the Austin Museum of Art while eating, the news on four new restaurants, and what to expect during Texas Wine Month.
"...the Austin Museum of Art invite you to enjoy La Dolce Vita, an international food- and wine-tasting event that..."

Sept. 29, 2000 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

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