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Good Things in Small Packages
At Starlite, it's possible -- and exciting -- to belong to the Clean Plate Club, Rebecca Chastenet de Géry says.
"..."restaurant" or even "bar," which gives the place the feel of the great little neighborhood secret it has, in..."

July 27, 2001 Food Feature by Rebecca Chastenet dé Gery

Star Billing
What is Star Canyon without its creator, Stephan Pyles?
"...outlets begin in places like New York, New Orleans, Santa Fe, and Dallas and are spun off to such..."

July 20, 2001 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Vision of a New Republic
Plans for the Revitalization of Republic Square
"...The result was a memorandum of understanding, signed in February 2001 by the Austin Parks Foundation, DAA, and city..."

July 13, 2001 News Feature by Chale Nafus

Hearts and Violins
Jennifer Bourianoff has found happiness playing chamber music and living in Austin.
"...The grand finale of this season's Austin Chamber Music Festival is a homecoming concert for many of the classical..."

June 29, 2001 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

There's nothing new about fundraising events in Austin, but a friend-raiser is a new concept in River City. That's what the board members, staff, and community volunteers associated with the Sustainable Food Center / Austin Community Gardens (SFC / ACG) chose to call the event they threw this past Sunday afternoon.
"...a member of the board of directors of the Santa Fe Farmers' Market, a vibrant market created in an..."

June 8, 2001 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Ruling the Roost
Austin Preeminent Concert Promoter Ponders Retirement
"...Three words that changed O'Connor's life...."

June 1, 2001 Music Feature by Andy Langer

The Secret History
That a man from San Antonio named Richard Santos has as much to add to the world of Jewish intellectual pursuits as an attorney named Rosen is as fascinating as it should be obvious, David Garza writes after he attended the Texas Jewish Historical Society's 22nd annual gathering. For the first time, perhaps, an entirely constructive revision may be taking place in the history of those we call the "people of the Book."
"...clerics at the Texas Jewish Historical Society's 22nd annual conference may not be readily obvious. As it turns out,..."

May 11, 2001 Books Feature by David Garza

Naked City
The James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Act wins approval at a House committee hearing, after several hours of emotional testimony.
"...the only Jewish child among 4,300 students in the Santa Fe school district, suffered at the hands of other..."

Feb. 23, 2001 News Feature by Amy Smith

Virginia B. Wood thought her previous column about local chef changes was pretty comprehensive until the last few days of January, when all kinds of newsworthy information began pouring in via phone, fax, and e-mail.
"...local chef changes was pretty comprehensive until the last few days of January, when all kinds of newsworthy information..."

Feb. 9, 2001 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Making a Front Porch for the City
As he was completing the final design for the Austin Museum of Art's long-awaited downtown facility, architect Richard Gluckman took time to discuss the project, his approach to architecture, and what it means to design buildings for a boomtown.
"...York, the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, and the Picasso Museum in..."

Oct. 27, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Operatic Success
La Traviata, a new Italian Trattoria in downton Austin, is a smashing new eatery which hopefully has many years of innovation and success ahead.
"...diagnosis prompts the lovely Violetta to give her remaining life over to pleasure, it need not take such drastic..."

Oct. 6, 2000 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

The Ninth Annual Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest
"...of one to five. Then Chronicle marketing director Tommi Ferguson and I look at the scores, read over every..."

Sept. 29, 2000 Features Feature by Clay Smith

The Tao of Steve
Easygoing romantic comedy about an unlikely ladies' man.
"...won the Special Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Try as I might, though, I..."

Sept. 8, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

In Person
It probably seems a little unlikely. A 33-foot midnight blue tour bus rolls into town at dusk. And former Austin Poetry Slam Team member Mike Henry was on it.
"...I jumped onto the bus (along with fellow Austin slammer Jason Edwards) in Phoenix. It immediately became..."

Aug. 4, 2000 Books Feature by Mike Henry

Writers coming and going in Austin's literary scene.
"...published in 2001... Novelist Carol Dawson heads off to Santa Fe next week for a one-year stint as a..."

July 28, 2000 Books Column by Clay Smith

Virginia B. Wood updates readers on Austin's expanding Italian restaurants.
"...spent several years working in the top restaurants in Santa Fe, honing her skills before striking out on her..."

June 16, 2000 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

No Man's Land
Substandard Conditions Are a Way of Life for Northridge Acres
" apartments on the other side of the chainlink fence a couple of blocks from his corner -- home..."

June 9, 2000 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

In this week's edition of Food-o-file, Chronicle Cuisines editor Virginia B. Wood divulges her foodie news and gives a Mother's Day gift idea.
"...traditions complete with anecdotes and pictures would be the perfect gift for Mom this year and a family treasure..."

May 5, 2000 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Blessed Deliverance
The Borderland, Bud Shrake's Latest Tall Tale
"...slaughter at Goliad, and the surprising Texian victory over Santa Anna at San Jacinto. At least the experience of..."

March 31, 2000 Books Feature by Dick Holland

The Gates of the Alamo Reviewed
Mark Busby reviews Stephen Harrigan's The Gates of the Alamo.
"...passions of the true believers who remember the Alamo differently. In Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurtry recast the history of..."

March 24, 2000 Books Feature by Mark Busby

Mercedes Martinez Restaurant & Bar
It's All in the Latitude
"...of chips while you scan the lengthy menu that offers both traditional Tex-Mex favorites and some more creative, upscale..."

March 10, 2000 Food Feature by Rebecca Chastenet dé Gery

Growth Industry
Whole Foods, Wild Oats, Bank on Consumers' Hunger for Natural Foods
"...2000, including locations in such Wild Oats-dominated markets as Santa Fe, Denver, Atlanta, and Seattle. By 2005, according to..."

Jan. 28, 2000 News Feature by Erica C. Barnett

"This is food you know; there are no surprises," Chronicle food writer Barbara Chisholm declares about Ray's Steakhouse.
"...a wine man), and he's happy. He is also professionally successful, so he can afford lots of steak. And..."

Jan. 21, 2000 Food Feature by Barbara Chisholm

After a Fashion
Versace tidbits, Christ on the catwalk, etc.
"...her wait more than an hour. The poor dear sniffed that she wasn't feeling well and "no one had..."

Dec. 24, 1999 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Downtown by Design
Downtown design guidelines provide a blueprint for the future of the central city.
"...of its Downtown Initiative, one of the package's many features was a charge to the city's long-in-place but largely..."

Dec. 24, 1999 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Shaky Railing
Three former Capital Metro board members and two former employees claim that the transportation agency attempted to put Longhorn Railway, its costly freight rail operator, out of business.
" in precarious financial condition, but there are vastly differing opinions of how the company ended up in dire..."

Dec. 10, 1999 News Feature by Robert Bryce

The successes of two Texas authors from the Panhandle; upcoming events at the Harry Ransom Center at UT; and information on how to attend the Tennessee Williams / New Orleans Literary Festival.
" The Permanent Press, Martin Shepard, called him in Santa Fe, where he was visiting a friend, and left..."

Nov. 26, 1999 Books Column by Clay Smith

American Home Cooking: Over 300 Spirited Recipes Celebrating Our Rich Tradition of Home Cooking
"...years of enjoying and learning from the works of Santa Fe-based cookbook authors Cheryl and Bill Jamison, I devour..."

Nov. 12, 1999 Food Review by Virginia B. Wood

"...make it for you. The Austin Bead Shoppe also offers a wide variety of supplies for making hemp jewelry..."

Sept. 24, 1999 Best of Austin Feature

Across the Universe
Gearing up for a new national tour of her hit show The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, Lily Tomlin took a few minutes to talk about connectedness -- her connectedness with The Search, with audiences, and with Austin.
"...apparent than in The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, the play by Jane Wagner that..."

Sept. 17, 1999 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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