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Popular Clarksville Restaurant Wink Reopens on Its 19th Anniversary
Farm-to-table innovator opens its dining room
"...with an oenophilic splash 19 years ago, and now Wink restaurant, that popular farm-to-table innovator in the Clarksville neighborhood,..."

June 10, 2020 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

A Wink and a Smile
As Food editor Virginia B. Wood relates in a review of Wink, a new restaurant on North Lamar, two of Austin's longtime chefs are busy operating the restaurant of their dreams.
"...Wink..."

Sept. 21, 2001 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

In the Wink of an Eye
An Austin slow-food pioneer celebrates a dozen years in operation
"...That little place was called Wink. In the ensuing 12 years, the Austin restaurant scene..."

July 12, 2013 Food Feature by MM Pack

Supremes Wink at Titty Tax
Constitutionality of less-than-lucrative tax at issue

Feb. 3, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

A Quiet Place
As monsters lurk, the world survives with a whisper
"...a genre that has often been plagued by nudge-nudge, wink-wink storytelling, the simple honesty of a family facing impossible..."

April 6, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Ice Age: Continental Drift
Amusing but never rousing, this fourth installment in this cartoon franchise comes fretted with freezer burn.
"...Is it that the film's wink-wink disregard of historical continuity has gone stale? (The last..."

July 13, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Bring It On
Catfights, navel-baring, a Top 40 soundtrack, sugarcoated sentiments: Cheerleaders grab center stage.
"...There's no sex here, only vague references, or behind-closed-doors, wink-wink nudges, and Torrance and her dog-collar boyfriend share but..."

Sept. 1, 2000 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Consenting Adults
"...but director Pakula has managed to rise above the wink-wink, nudge-nudge confines of the notion and create a swiftly-paced..."

Oct. 23, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Duplicity
Julia Roberts and Clive Owen star in this new thriller about schemers and double-dealers.
"...makes a bid here for something brighter, in the wink-and-a-smile tradition of Ocean’s Eleven or Out of Sight. Gilroy’s..."

March 20, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
Shane Black's directorial debut is a suckerpunch-and-a-half, a trippy tribute to L.A. noir and a genre-busting blitzkrieg attack on Hollywood pretensions that’s just as full of them as the pulp it lampoons.
"...blood reds and Sunset Strip purples and drops a wink and a grin while doing it, over and over,..."

Nov. 11, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

On the Basis of Sex
RBG biopic focuses on a single case, but blurs the details
"...(Jones) is practicing for the courtroom, there’s a knowing wink to audiences as her male cohorts suggest that she..."

Jan. 4, 2019 Movie Review by Danielle White

Sommelier and Supper Club Entrepreneur Dirk Miller Passes Away
Wink alum and glass2plate cofounder dead at 37
"...Former Wink co-workers Dirk Miller and Matt Taylor created the glass2plate..."

April 8, 2013 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Beasts of the Southern Wild
Living an almost feral existence on a wild, low-lying area of the Louisiana coast known as the Bathtub, young Hushpuppy narrates her own vivid life story.
"...residents is Hushpuppy's vaporous, alcoholic ghost of a father, Wink (Henry). There's also a gaggle of rowdy, perpetually stewed..."

July 13, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Hobo With a Shotgun
Though it's a great title, this Rutger Hauer movie is an unfocused throwback to Seventies exploitation films.
"...to settle on whether it's a parody, satire, knowing wink, or clever riposte to the low-budget, lower-morals glory daze..."

May 6, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Knight and Day
Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz co-star in this overly cute action film about a rogue CIA agent and the woman along for the ride.
"...the Line, Kate & Leopold) – fade-to-black is his winking way of addressing the plot holes – and clearly..."

June 25, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Happy Endings
Movie about master manipulators and the people who love them is rife with surprises.
"...into the sunset with not a smirk, but a wink and a smile. It’s an uphill battle, to be..."

July 29, 2005 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Full Frontal
"...so seriously dull. Soderbergh's straining to give us a wink -- come on, guys, this is fun -- but..."

Aug. 2, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Remember the Titans
"...Fresh, this is a major disappointment, lacking the earthy, 'hood-wink wisdom of that earlier feature and focusing instead on..."

Sept. 29, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dragon Chronicles
"...appears to be enjoying the chance to give the nudge-wink to such stock tomfoolery as butt-kicking centenarian Buddhist monks..."

May 9, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

My Life and Times With Antonin Artaud
"...ennui that at times you almost detect the sly wink of the parodist. Unfortunately, this chronicle of Artaud's last..."

Dec. 13, 1996 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Police Story Iii: Supercop
"...popular Police Story series, Chan -- with a sly wink and a What, Me Worry? grin plastered across his..."

Jan. 22, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Best Intimate Dining
TIE: Wink; Justine's
"...North Lamar's Wink serves as the definition of intimate. You're going to..."

Sept. 3, 2010 Best of Austin Feature

Best Intimate Dining
wink
"...staff, unassuming menus, minimalist decor – make dining at wink almost reverent in its romantic appeal. Each bite on..."

Sept. 4, 2009 Best of Austin Feature

Best Intimate Dining
Wink
"...derived from as many local sources as possible – Wink wholeheartedly embodies this theory of cooking in its chicly..."

Oct. 17, 2008 Best of Austin Feature

The Bad Guys
DreamWorks’ latest puts animal crooks on the right path
"...they’re going to go straight and become model citizens. Wink, wink...."

April 22, 2022 Movie Review by Sarah Jane

Paris Can Wait
A woman at the crossroads of life
"...she? Only Coppola knows for sure, given the cheesy wink-wink of the ending. Paris Can Wait may be a..."

June 2, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Turbo Kid
This irreverent throwback is a loving homage to kids' adventure pictures
"...a love letter to a decade that eschews the meta/wink-wink component that mars most modern genre films. Sure, it..."

Aug. 28, 2015 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

A Perfect Getaway
This is a smartly paced and ultimately pure exploitation head trip that's a lot of fun if you can get past its third-act meltdown.
"...and any number of Brian Trenchard-Smith films, minus the nudge-nudge/wink-wink down-underisms and with a far higher budget (and some..."

Aug. 7, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Apocalypto
The ever-astonishing filmmaker Mel Gibson continues his (probably unintentional) study of the mortification of the flesh through the ages.
"...do with Gibson's interest in telling this story – wink, wink.) Gibson is everywhere these days telling of how..."

Dec. 8, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
How much you'll love (or loathe) JB and KG's passion for the power chord and all it entails will depend, most likely, on your familiarity with the duo beforehand.
"...the most absurd kind, part fryboy mental drizzle, part wink-wink audience baiting, and wholly, utterly funny. If you're not..."

Nov. 24, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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