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Testing One's Mettle
Will Bridget Dunlap's new restaurant shine or tarnish on the Eastside?
"...district to stake her claim in the Eastside with Mettle, which seeks to define East Austin dining under the..."

Aug. 9, 2013 Food Review by Melanie Haupt

Tests of Mettle in Austin Hip-hop
Stop passive-aggressive and aggressively-passive mediocrity
"...that rappers will begin to draw swords. Tests of mettle are the next step in the evolution...."

March 3, 2015 Music Post by Kahron Spearman

You Gotta Have the Mettle
Legendary Texas doc 'Hands on a Hard Body' keeps on truckin'
"...a human drama thing. ... You gotta have the mettle. ... If you can't run with the big dogs,..."

April 19, 2013 Screens Feature by Leah Churner

Heavy Mettle
Fact of Life

March 26, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Paul Blart: Mall Cop
Fat rent-a-cops are just naturally funny, right? Comedian Kevin James snags his first onscreen solo lead with this merry mall mayhem.
"...as Jackie Gleason. The plot has Blart proving his mettle when robbers hijack the mall and he becomes the..."

Jan. 23, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Any Given Sunday
Stone's tale of a professional football team is full of excess, machismo, and a ripped-out eyeball.
"...prone to less violent tests of a man's sporting mettle -- say, soccer -- you may come out of..."

Dec. 24, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mulan
"...are, the film's action sequences where she proves her mettle are a visual feast of truly great proportions. The..."

June 19, 1998 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

Germinal
"...strike is made, a descision that will test the mettle of not only the Maheu clan, but also the..."

June 3, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

So Much Beginning Where Sixth Street Ends
The arts-heavy complex at 507 Calles defines creative synergy
"...sculpture suspended from the main dining room's ceiling at Mettle, Bridget Dunlap's new restaurant in the southwest corner of..."

July 26, 2013 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Synergy's Home Address: 507 Calles
July 25, 2013. 19 photos.
"...Tubs of herbs ready to be harvested for Mettle..."

July 24, 2013 Photo Gallery

Chef Genealogy
Tracing culinary family trees to the roots of four local mentors
"...Andrew Francisco - formerly EC at Mettle, now co-owner of Aqua Crisps, a snack food company..."

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

Food-o-File
Mettle GM Daniel Brooks stakes a new claim at Papi Tino's old stomping ground
"...San Antonio and Austin hospitality professional Daniel Brooks (Vespaio, Mettle) has left his position as general manager at Mettle..."

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

Mirai
Delightful anime explores growing up from a kid's viewpoint
"...paroxysms of sulky petulance test mom and dad’s parental mettle, especially after she returns to her (presumably) corporate day..."

Nov. 30, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Luv Doc: Soberingly Preggo
Pot, like most drugs, is pretty fucking wonderful when used recreationally
"...someone up. He'll have several months to prove his mettle, and if he doesn't, your conscience is clear...."

April 21, 2017 Column by The Luv Doc

The Take-Out
"...spot, laV was plagued by high-profile personnel trouble, and Mettle never spent much time lurking on best-of lists. But..."

Jan. 8, 2016 Food Column by Brandon Watson

Food-o-File
New life at the old Tamale House
"...Carson Symmonds is now executive chef at Mettle (507 Calles), and his new fall menu is taking..."

Oct. 24, 2014 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Food-o-File
An all-you-can-eat buffet of local food news
"...Mettle (507 Calles) celebrates their first anniversary with the unveiling..."

July 18, 2014 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Food Issue Extra Helpings: My Relationship as a Google Doc
Foodie favorites find an OCD home
"...the Fancy category, where we tuck the Quis and Mettles and Uchis of the world. They might be out..."

Feb. 10, 2014 Chronolog Post by Monica Riese

The Austin Review's Launch Party Is GO
New indie journal releases itself with a night of readings & noms
"...We heard that Mettle was among those catering the soirée!..."

Jan. 10, 2014 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Vespaio Is Still Buzzin' After All These Years
SoCo mainstay celebrates 15th anniversary tonight
"...recognize are the following: Andrew Francisco, executive chef at Mettle; Jesse Griffiths, chef/owner Dai Due Butcher Shop & Supper..."

Oct. 2, 2013 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Food-O-File
Austin Bakes for West a winner, plus accolades and openings
"...(1600 E. Sixth), slated for June, and Bridget Dunlap's Mettle (507 Calles), Spanish chef Daniel Olivella's Barlata Austin (1500..."

May 10, 2013 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Food-o-File
Barbecue nirvana at this year's 'Texas Monthly' fest
"...opening team of her new Eastside restaurant and bar, Mettle (507 Calles), coming this fall in the same warehouse..."

Sept. 28, 2012 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

The Force Behind Rainey's Renaissance
Bridget Dunlap is the one-woman army who changed the face of an Austin neighborhood
"...the way – this time a casual restaurant called Mettle, also set to open in August, at 507 Calles,..."

May 25, 2012 Food Feature by Claudia Alarcón

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Gary Oldman is John le Carré's unflappable spy, George Smiley, in this dandy espionage tale.
"...exquisite Let the Right One In, Alfredson proves his mettle in authenticating an atmosphere. Even more compelling than the..."

Dec. 23, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Guard
A daffy, delightful Irish yarn capped by fabulous performances by Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle.
"...ally. Despite Boyle’s racist barbs designed to test Everett’s mettle, the FBI agent quickly realizes that Boyle possesses more..."

Aug. 19, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Archers of Loaf
Alt.Vault
"...Archers of LoafIcky Mettle (Merge)..."

July 29, 2011 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

Ong Bak 2: The Beginning
Martial artist Tony Jaa directs himself in this follow-up film that still delivers the moves but lacks a coherent story.
"...as one of their own after proving his as-yet-untempered mettle against the aforementioned croc. Many, many episodes of muay..."

Nov. 6, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Gone Baby Gone
Ben Affleck's feature directing debut is strong on atmospherics and moral quandaries.
"...(Madigan and Welliver). Patrick feels that although his professional mettle is more of the skip-tracing sort, his knowledge of..."

Oct. 19, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Halloween
Michael Myers is back in this "reimagining," courtesy of Rob Zombie.
"..."reimagining" of the original film. Zombie proved his genre mettle with 2005's unabashedly sleazy grindhouser The Devil's Rejects, and..."

Sept. 7, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Live Free or Die Hard
As John McClane, Bruce Willis once more brings the noise and blows the bejesus out of the bad guys.
"...American moviegoers of a certain age, McClane's do-or-die heavy mettle in the 1988 original was their first cinematic encounter..."

June 29, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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