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South Congress Cafe to 86 Deck?
Jury finds restaurant guilty of violating agreement it made with city to bring eatery into compliance with city building and zoning code
"...The South Congress Cafe, the upscale spin-off of local Tex-Mex chain..."

Oct. 13, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Hopdoddy Goes Fusion, Tso's Gets a Jjim/Bom Bonus, Antonelli's Appears IRL, Garrison Bros x South Congress Cafe, and More
All the news that's fit to get your taste buds quivering
" the cheese-and-charcuterie pairing they’ll present at Easy Tiger’s south location on Wed., June 9 …..."

May 12, 2021 Food Post

Hopdoddy Goes Fusion, Tso's Gets a Jjim/Bom Bonus, Antonelli's Appears IRL, Garrison Bros x South Congress Cafe, and More
All the news that's fit to get your taste buds quivering

May 14, 2021 Food Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Torchy's Tacos Is Coming to Former Fran's on South Congress
Homegrown chain to create flagship store at former burger joint
"...expensive lease on the original Fran's Hamburgers location on South Congress in 2013. We've learned the rapidly expanding Torchy's..."

June 13, 2014 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Tenant Wanted on South Congress
"...In Magnolia Cafe's early days on South Congress, the only source of..."

June 21, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

The Meteor Turns a Convenience Store Into a Neighborhood Hang for a New South Congress
Before and after noon, diners find craveable carbs and chill vibes
"...Down at the end of the no-longer-seedy stretch of South Congress on the edge of the Bouldin neighborhood is..."

Jan. 31, 2020 Food Feature by Melanie Haupt

Sunrise on South Congress
El Sol y La Luna: A Bright New Place to Dine
"...1224 South Congress, 444-7770..."

Sept. 29, 1995 Arts Feature

City in Court Against SoCo Cafe
City files charges against South Congress Cafe owners for unpermitted construction of fence, deck, and outdoor bar
"...class C misdemeanor charges for unpermitted construction on the South Congress Cafe, owned by the Truesdell family of the..."

June 24, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

More City, SoCo Cafe Fracas
After busting South Congress Cafe back in February 2005 for unpermitted construction of a decked rear patio and privacy fence that covered city sidewalk and right-of-way, city still at odds with eatery
"...Imagine taking a bite out of some $14 South Congress fajitas and getting recurring heartburn for the next..."

March 30, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Illegal SoCo Cafe Deck 86ed for Now
Restaurant's lawyer claims he didn't know permits were needed
"...The South Congress Cafe closed its rear deck Tuesday as part..."

Oct. 7, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

City Cuts Scofflaw Cafe No slack
South Congress Cafe appeals unsuccessfully for code variances for illegal deck and patio
"...The South Congress Cafe, an upscale spin-off of the local Trudy's..."

Feb. 17, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

South Austin Secede!
Our second installment in a series about South Austin explores the roots of "Bubba" and the rivalry between North Austin and south of the river.
"...he says, puffing on a cigarette in his mother's South Austin home, a house that's occupied a rural lot..."

April 13, 2001 Features Feature by Rob D'Amico

Magnolia Cafe West Closes for Good
Lake Austin Boulevard eatery is shuttered, shuttered, gone
"...disclosure: I worked as a waiter at the Magnolia Cafe on Lake Austin Boulevard for 12 years. This will..."

April 20, 2020 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Celebrity, South Austin Style
The Mayor of South Austin
"...When Danny Young talks about his arrival in South Austin from Kingsville 23 years ago, he doesn't simply..."

Dec. 4, 1998 News Feature

Hill's Cafe Review
South Austin mainstay offers good food, good value
"...and restaurateur Bob Cole announced recently that this iconic South Austin eatery was struggling financially, it seemed like the..."

Jan. 18, 2013 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

The South Bank
"...the recently reclaimed barn that is Planet Theatre. Heading south, however, means you're moving into a performing arts wilderness...."

Dec. 4, 1998 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Fighting the War: Wilkerson sentenced, activists press Congress
Soldier faces seven months in prison for refusing Iraq service
"...Wilkerson's sentencing, more than two dozen supporters gathered at South Austin's Cafe Caffeine. Wilkerson was scheduled to spend his..."

March 2, 2007 News Feature by Justin Ward

Gay Place: South Bi Gay Bi
Bedpost, Viva, and 'Get Out of My Crotch' highlight this last week before SXSW madness
"...after 11pm, admirers, etc. Spider House Patio Bar & Cafe, 2908 Fruth, 480-9562...."

March 1, 2013 Column by Kate X Messer

Central and South America Arrive
Ceviche may very well be the new sushi
"...Restaurant Poll saw the addition of a new category: Central/South American. Although Argentina, El Salvador, Cuba, Brazil, and Honduras..."

May 21, 2010 Food Feature by Kate Thornberry

A Southwestern Concept Goes South
chavez is a better-than-average hotel restaurant, but is that enough to attract locals?
"...and piloncillo. For a refreshing summer drink, try the Congress ($10) – Tito's vodka, hibiscus syrup, fresh lemon, and..."

June 20, 2014 Food Feature by Claudia Alarcón

Looks Aren't Everything
The retro chic of the South Congress Cafe is but one ingredient at the Trudy's offshoot
"...a certain radius: Think Taco Cabana here in the Southwest or lobster huts in Maine. Then the focus tightens..."

Nov. 28, 2003 Food Feature by Barbara Chisholm

Dick Clark Leaves UT Major Gifts
Late architect funds chair, scholarship at Architecture School
"...through his work for such local landmarks as the South Congress Hotel, 612 West, Fino, and Mezzaluna. But that..."

Oct. 6, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Ruta Maya Closing? Yes, But …
… it may not be, like, a forever thing
"...And it's "only" the coffeehouse at Penn Field on South Congress we're talking about, not the entire Ruta Maya..."

Aug. 20, 2012 Chronolog Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Trudy’s Employees Revolting Over Late Pay
Tex-Mex institution showing signs of financial distress
", go lie to them?” the manager at Trudy’s South Star angrily asked her boss in a visible blowup..."

Jan. 16, 2020 Food Post by Kevin Curtin

After a Fashion
How badly did Stephen's illustrious editor screw up his column last week? You'll just have to read to see -- but trust us, it's worth it, if only for the amazing list of haute fashion events listed herein. Your social calendar will thank you.
"...and Chris Rodriguez to brunch at the recently opened South Congress Cafe -- and reported that it was a..."

Oct. 17, 2003 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

The Insatiable Taste for Tunes
In Austin, the self-proclaimed Live Music Capital of the World, seeing great music doesn't always have to mean fighting the crowds at a smoky nightclub
"...clubs, but in the well-lit comfort of the city's cafes and restaurants. What could be better than food and..."

March 19, 2004 Food Feature by Rachel Feit

SoCo Dining Spots
The list and map
"...the birria lamb and the perfect picadillo. 3900 S. Congress, 383-0031..."

March 3, 2006 Food Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...have given a final OK to the planned 1400 South Congress mixed-use development just north of Guero's restaurant on..."

July 29, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Virginia B. Wood serves up some serious restaurant news in this week's "Food-o-File."
"...then set up shop at Prima Dora (1912 S. Congress, 447-4736) later that day to capitalize on First Thursday..."

May 30, 2003 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Naked City
"...… My family has been all over North and South America for centuries and centuries. Yes, we have been..."

May 11, 2007 News Feature

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