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Viva Les Slackers!
Viva Les Amis and Slacker 2011 double-team
"...filmmaker Nancy Higgins' affectionate and melancholy portrait of long-gone Les Amis Café, the aptly titled Viva Les Amis. It..."

Aug. 8, 2011 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Viva Les Froid Amis!
"...screening of local filmmaker Nancy Higgins acclaimed documentary Viva Les Amis. Seriously, bring some blankets, a dog (or two),..."

Oct. 29, 2008 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

A Brief History of Les Dames d'Escoffier International
"...– Les Dames d'Escoffier website ("

April 11, 2008 Food Feature by MM Pack

Remembrance of Things Weird
Nancy Higgins' 'Viva Les Amis'
"...Fresh Hair), but not before I bought the Offenders' Endless Struggle and the Big Boys' Lullabies Help the Brain..."

April 29, 2005 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

What a Drag
West Campus Loses a Piece of Historic Charm
"..."The day Les Amis closed, that's when reality hit," sighs Frank Hilbolt,..."

Aug. 29, 1997 News Feature by Kayte VanScoy

Moving Pictures
Twenty years on, more than two dozen filmmakers pay tribute to Slacker and a city in transition
"...has the pointiest City Council headquarters in the nation. Les Amis is dead, but in its place – spiritually..."

Aug. 26, 2011 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The Way We Ate
'Historic Austin Restaurants': an excerpt
" from 1936 to 1990; it now houses a Noodles & Company and a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf...."

Nov. 1, 2013 Food Feature

Slack to the Future
Slacker at 20
"...once-drowsy Hill Country home of the Texas Longhorns and Charles Whitman, Janis Joplin and the Big Boys, Sound Exchange..."

Jan. 21, 2011 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

"...– Charles Gunning, as Hitchhiker Awaiting "True Call" in Slacker..."

Sept. 10, 2004 Screens Review by Marc Savlov

Slacker, the Map
It's been over a decade since Slacker premiered at the Dobie Theater. Since then, the lifestyle it celebrated is largely gone, along with the locations it helped make famous. In this "Slacker map," we look at what's disappeared and what's endured.
"...traps it forever on celluloid; sometimes I think it's less of a movie, per se, than some funky historical..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Page Two: Seasons Change, and So Do We
Our sports blog commences, 'SXSW Presents' continues, and Priest unmasks the past
"...set. Yes, I'm an executive producer, but this is less of a conflict of interest than usual, as I..."

Oct. 6, 2006 Column by Louis Black

Page Two: Return of the Independents
'SXSW Presents,' season three
"...producer of the show, but this conflict-of-interest strain is less hardy than the ones that usually infect this column:..."

Sept. 29, 2006 Column by Louis Black

Quote of the week: "You, my hyphenated friend, are an ambassador of evil."
"...or whatever, are likely to be perceived as dumb, pointless, or pretty sadistic...."

March 17, 2000 Column

'SXSW Presents' Launches Season Three on KLRU
Tuesday, Oct. 3, 9pm
"...considered sacred ground, then Nancy Higgins' elegiac, heartfelt Viva Les Amis is the flipside of that particularly well-thumbed coinage...."

Sept. 29, 2006 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

In 1990, Austin Audiences Watched Slacker... and Saw Themselves
Richard Linklater’s indie milestone celebrates 30 years
"...Linklater's groundbreaking second feature onto screens nationally, and the directionless children of the Reagan-Bush era finally saw themselves in..."

July 24, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Take-Out
Austin can't go home again
"...started their relationship by crossing eyes across the cable-reel tables at Les Amis. But most of us have found..."

July 8, 2016 Food Column by Brandon Watson

Liquid Assets
The economic downturn has created an unexpected windfall for local wine lovers
"...• Les Amis du Vin ( organizes extravagant movable feasts at..."

April 24, 2009 Food Column by Wes Marshall

Event Menu
March 9-14
"...The local chapter of Les Amis du Vin continues their survey of the wines..."

March 9, 2007 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

After a Fashion
Is DIY design? Your Style Avatar weighs in ... like the 500-lb. gorilla in the middle of the room.
" park Downtown. They always seemed to have the coolest drivers and knew where everything was ... and several..."

Aug. 18, 2006 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

A new little lady in the Big Apple, a new gelato shop, and a new chef in town: all in a week's food news
"...and syrup, sausages, breakfast tacos, kolaches, or doughnuts. These vittles will stick to your ribs all day!; 6am-9am, Friday,..."

March 10, 2006 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Film News
Burnt Orange has been living in a cave, while Texas looks to be trending toward Santos; plus, 'Ape Shit,' 'Chainsaw,' and 'The Breakdance Kid'
"...turning. Casting is in full swing both in Los Angeles and Austin for the film, described as in the..."

Oct. 21, 2005 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Tasting 2002
The year in food
"...2. Les Amis du Vin: Nearly any night of the week,..."

Jan. 3, 2003 Food Feature

We are wrong, wrong, wrong. So is golf.
"...Flesh & Blood Teens..."

March 10, 2000 Column

Earth Day, Record Store Day, and More Recommended Events
Go green in a number of ways this week
"...known for its one-course meals: rice and beans at Les Amis, carne guisada at Jorge’s, chopped beef sandwich at..."

April 19, 2024 Arts Feature by James Scott

Swedish Hill Is Kind of Closing; Hong Kong Supermarket, C’est Finis; Dry January Is a Good Idea All Over; But, Oh Boy, We Still Wine an Awful Lot; and More
All the news that’s fit to get your taste buds quivering
"...and 2) tweaking your nostalgia gland as time trudges endlessly on: Les Amis, that legendary cafe and regular hangout..."

Jan. 10, 2024 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

A Brief Guide to the Yard in South Austin
Encountering the true ATX spirit in our bustling modern metrop
"..._________ closed." Fill in the blank: Taco Flats, Raul's, Les Amis, Liberty Lunch, the Alamo's Colorado Street location, that..."

May 13, 2022 Food Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

SXSW’s ‘What’s In a Metaverse?’: A Brief & Somewhat Biased Recap
These Are the Avatars In Your Neighborhood
"...reckon older Austinites who still mourn the passing of Les Amis and Liberty Lunch and Salvage Vanguard Theatre, and..."

March 17, 2022 SXSW Post by Memory Harker

“No Willie, Waylon, or the Armadillo in 1977!!!” The Punk Beast Begins to Stir in Austin
A nascent scene takes shape in chapter three of the "Austin Punk Chronicles"
"..."No Elvis, Beatles, or the Rolling Stones/ In 1977!!!" roared the Clash,..."

Dec. 24, 2021 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

Delicious Tamales, Local Foods, Cask Strength Bourbon, Texas Fine Wine, and Something New South of the River
All the news that’s fit to get your taste buds quivering
" makes sense, if what you sell is delicious tamales … makes sense to name your business Delicious Tamales,..."

Nov. 23, 2021 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

You Have to Be High to See This Mural
There’s a new 30,000-square-foot artwork on a Domain NORTHSIDE roof
"...Because – look around, right? Les Amis closed years ago, baby. Traffic is almost as..."

Sept. 14, 2021 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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