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Shawn Cirkiel's James Beard House Dinner Menu

Aug. 9, 2002 Food Feature

From the Bistro to the Beard
Austinite Shawn Cirkiel makes a pilgrimage to the home of American gastronomy, the James Beard House in New York.
"...and their restaurant's national profile. On Monday, Aug. 26, Shawn Cirkiel, the CIA-trained chef/owner of Jean-Luc's Bistro in Austin,..."

Aug. 9, 2002 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Changing of the Guard
"It's good food, well prepared, reasonably priced, straight up, no frills. I like it," Food Editor Virginia B. Wood reveals about young chef Shawn Cirkiel's cuisine at Jean-Luc's Bistro.
"...New chef/owner Shawn Cirkiel grew up around a family vegetarian restaurant and..."

Jan. 11, 2002 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

First Look: Bullfight
Shawn Cirkiel's latest travels to Spain
"...After Shawn Cirkiel’s short-term dip into hotel dining at the Radisson,..."

Sept. 11, 2015 Food Post by Brandon Watson

Apropos of Oysters
This Gay Place Crush of the Week is a restaurant
"...It's the new year, yes? So, I thought instead..."

Jan. 18, 2011 Qmmunity Post by Julie Gillis

Simmering controversy between two Sixth Street businesses is boiling over
"...the same prime corner of Down­town real estate. The Cirkiel family bought the building at the corner of East..."

July 16, 2010 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

The Cheese Stands Alone
Cheese, in all of its artisanal, aromatic glory, takes its rightful place at Austin's tables.
"...Before Shawn Cirkiel purchased Austin's other French bistro last year, he..."

Oct. 18, 2002 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Freshness and simplicity brighten palates in a former steak house
"...notch with the opening of this new venue for Shawn Cirkiel, whom Austin diners remember as the second chef/proprietor..."

June 13, 2008 Food Review by MM Pack

A Southwestern Concept Goes South
chavez is a better-than-average hotel restaurant, but is that enough to attract locals?
"...I have been a fan of Shawn Cirkiel's food since his days at Jean-Luc Bistro and..."

June 20, 2014 Food Feature by Claudia Alarcón

The 'Dirty' Word
Has Dirty Sixth cleaned up its act?
"...and joined the ranks of other adventurous restaurateurs, like Shawn Cirkiel of 5-star restaurant parkside (301 E. Sixth). The..."

May 24, 2013 Food Feature by Ivy Le

the backspace
Cirkiel shifts his command to the backspace
" make you believe the late-night chef academy infomercials. Shawn Cirkiel is just such a chef; his enthusiasm is..."

Feb. 25, 2011 Food Review by Kate Thornberry

Changing hands at Jean-Luc's French Bistro and other culinary news.
"...The new chef/owner of the cozy downtown bistro is Shawn Cirkiel. A longtime Austin resident and child of a..."

July 27, 2001 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Spanish Cuisine in a Tex-Mex Town
There’s a new kind of tortilla in Austin
"...evokes classic Spanish iconography, this Northeast Austin eatery is Shawn Cirkiel's – the kitchen creative behind Parkside Projects –..."

Sept. 8, 2017 Food Feature by Jessi Devenyns

Shawn Cirkiel comes back swinging with Bullfight
"...with hospitality. When chavez opened, I was worried that Shawn Cirkiel was phoning it in. I didn't exactly blame..."

Nov. 27, 2015 Food Feature by Brandon Watson

Food Events
Cirkiel vs. Petersen cook-off, Champagne, and pomme preservation on the menu this week
"...Target presents a promotional cooking competition between Austin chefs Shawn Cirkiel of parkside and Paul Petersen of Vivo's Lake..."

Oct. 14, 2011 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Event Menu
A guide to Austin-area foodie events – smackdowns, socials, and more
"...Dallas, Paul Petersen of Rick's Chophouse in McKinney, and Shawn Cirkiel of parkside here in Austin will create original..."

Jan. 15, 2010 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

The holidays are over, and the Austin food scene is back to getting busy.
"...bundle of Christmas joy for Jean Luc's Bistro chef/owner Shawn Cirkiel and his wife, Bria, a 7-pound, 11-ounce baby..."

Jan. 9, 2004 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Please Lick the Art
Keith Kreeger's ceramics get up close and personal
"..."deductive bento box." More relationships bloomed from there. Chef Shawn Cirkiel asked Kreeger to make the water pitchers for..."

Aug. 8, 2014 Food Feature by Melanie Haupt

Rumors! Babies! SouthBites!
"...permits being pulled for yet another new restaurant from Shawn Cirkiel's group. It's a sure sign of how much..."

Feb. 21, 2014 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

The Las Manitas model has other restaurants wondering where the $750,000-forgivable-loan line forms
"...has no plans to relocate Dan McClusky's. Austin chef Shawn Cirkiel and a group of investors have purchased the..."

June 29, 2007 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Virginia B. Wood serves up some serious restaurant news in this week's "Food-o-File."
"...welcomed daughter Lauren a couple of weeks ago, and Shawn Cirkiel of Jean-Luc's Bistro and his wife Bria expect..."

May 30, 2003 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Food-o-File: Weekend Lagniappe
A little extra Austin food news
"...• Bullfight, the newest restaurant from chef/restaurateur Shawn Cirkiel, will already have roots on Airport Blvd when..."

Sept. 5, 2015 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

AC Date Night: The Backspace
Lambrusco and ladies
"...flute of sparkles in the other, but I suggested Shawn Cirkiel's modest pizzeria after a friend recently couldn't stop..."

April 15, 2016 Food Column by Adrienne Whitehorse

Lunch Box Life
Seven Austin chefs dish on school lunch lessons
"...butter on bread. I was actually a bit jealous." Shawn Cirkiel, chef/owner of parkside, the backspace, Olive & June,..."

Nov. 6, 2015 Food Feature by Veronica Meewes

All in the Family
Three Austin restaurants serve up special Sunday dinners
"...I suppose is exactly what chef/restaurateur and family man Shawn Cirkiel is doing. Olive & June Sunday dinners are..."

May 16, 2014 Food Feature by Rachel Feit

The New Look of Fine Dining
Austin's emerging restaurant empires
"...second location on Burnet Road. Parkside and backspace chef/owner Shawn Cirkiel opened the Italian-inspired Olive & June in 2012..."

Feb. 14, 2014 Food Feature by Rachel Feit

More openings on the horizon
"...of serving hotel guests, and a well-attended media party, Shawn Cirkiel's new Chavez (111 E. Cesar Chavez) at the..."

Feb. 7, 2014 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Looking ahead to the most anticipated restaurant openings of early 2014
"...Radisson Hotel on Lady Bird Lake say they expect Shawn Cirkiel's new Southwestern-inspired Chavez (111 E. Cesar Chavez) restaurant..."

Dec. 27, 2013 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Torchy's and the case of the purloined Taco Bible
"...Now for a lightning round of local restaurant news: Shawn Cirkiel's restaurant dynasty will expand early next year to..."

Nov. 8, 2013 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Olive & June
The highest highs and lowest lows
"...By late last year, Shawn Cirkiel (the chef and restaurateur behind the Downtown gastropub..."

June 22, 2012 Food Review by Melanie Haupt

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