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Zoot Suits
In a time when upscale restaurants most often crop up in high-traffic areas or clamoring urban districts, Zoot, a nine-year-old stalwart of the Austin scene, thrives on a sense of quiet seclusion and implied formality.
"...Zoot509 Hearn, 477-6535..."

June 9, 2000 Food Feature by Pableaux Johnson

The Zoot Allure
Don't Take the class, charm, and reputation for granted
"...Zoot 509 Hearn, 477-6535 Tuesday-Thursday, 6-10pm; Friday-Sunday,"

June 20, 2003 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Zoot Suit Riots
"...UT alum) Tovares sheds light on Los Angeles' infamous Zoot Suit Riots of 1942, in which the racial and..."

Jan. 7, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Nouveau Bistro
On any given evening, Rebecca Chastenet de Géry writes, Zoot's cozy, warmly lit dining room fills with a cross-section of the city. Seated around the white-clothed tables you find young and old, dates and small groups, black-clad hipsters and the obvious "out of towners," all nodding in approval as they spear forkfuls of sautéed veal sweetbreads, roasted chicken, or seared duck.
"...Zoot509 Hearn Street, 477-6535..."

March 30, 2001 Food Feature

Following 'Suit'
'Zoot Suit' revival, symposium track the impact of Luis Valdez's powerful play then and now
"...the Chicano/Latino experience. In the meantime, a revival of Zoot Suit, his best-known and perhaps most enduring work, comes..."

Sept. 17, 2004 Arts Feature by Belinda Acosta

L.A. Story
The Texas Documentary Tour presents Joseph Tovares' doc about the infamous Zoot Suit Riots in racially divided 1940s Los Angeles.
" most pleasantly disappointed if you're expecting Joseph Tovares' Zoot Suit Riots to be another dry, medicinal history lesson...."

Jan. 11, 2002 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

The Black Dahlia
Brian De Palma returns with a new crime thriller drawn from James Ellroy's fictional account of the notorious Los Angeles murder of a would-be Hollywood starlet dubbed the Black Dahlia.
"...after a corker of a re-creation of the L.A. Zoot Suit riots, the movie goes into a psycho-noir tailspin..."

Sept. 22, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Best Chocolate Desserts
TIE: Granite Cafe; Zoot
"...tie between these two popular spots. On Valentine's Day, Zoot pastry chef Craig Bushey blew us away with an..."

Aug. 4, 1995 Best of Austin Feature

Zoot Restaurant
Takeout gets the highbrow treatment
"...Zoot Restaurant11715 Bee Caves Rd., 477-6535 Tuesday-Wednesday, 5:30-9pm; happy hour,..."

Feb. 25, 2011 Food Review by Wes Marshall

BC Tavern
Scruggs and Paul tailor Zoot to suit a casual crowd
"...dramatic backstory, Scruggs and Paul owned both wink and Zoot. After an 18-year reign on Hearn Street, they decided..."

Oct. 28, 2011 Food Review by Wes Marshall

TV Eye
War and Remembrance: Part III
"...kid growing up in Nebraska have gotten to see Zoot Suit one summer afternoon? Recalling this formative experience in..."

April 13, 2007 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

"...When chef/co-owner Stewart Scruggs left Zoot to pursue new challenges late last year, co-owner Erica..."

Feb. 28, 1997 Food Column

Bee Cave begins to refine its palate
"...ZOOT11715 Bee Caves Rd., 477-6535 Lunch: Monday-Friday, 11am-3pm Dinner:..."

Aug. 7, 2009 Food Review by Claudia Alarcón

Virginia B. Wood has nothing but good news.
" mid-January that Bick and Erica Brown have sold Zoot (509 Hearn, 477-6535) to chefs Stewart Scruggs and Mark..."

Feb. 7, 2003 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Putting Himself 'Out Here'
Theatre Arts and English teacher Rick Garcia has put himself "out here," on Austin's fringes, n the off-the-map, lost-worldness of Johnston High School, to reach out to some of the poorest kids in one of Austin's most neglected neighborhoods and make a difference through that rare and vital cocktail: art and education.
"...have a beginning class that's reading [Luis Valdez's play] Zoot Suit. They're just amazed that that even exists. Kids..."

March 9, 2001 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

Just Desserts
Austin's Pastry Chefs
"...would love to have their own restaurant. Mary Perna, Zoot Austin is currently home to three chef/pastry chef husband-and-wife..."

Feb. 16, 1996 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Our readers talk back.
"...incredibly large omission in the June 20 review of Zoot Restaurant that owners Mark Paul and Stuart Scruggs would..."

June 27, 2003 Column

Liquid Assets
Wes Marshall scrutinizes the best wine lists in Austin.
"...Zoot 207 wines, 33 by the glass. Zoot has been..."

May 31, 2002 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Cuisines editor Virginia B. Wood tracks down the latest restaurant news in this week's Food-o-File.
"...downtown," said Scruggs, who was the founding chef at Zoot before his foray into the Arboretum area at Brio...."

April 6, 2001 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Zoot relocates after 20 years, inauguration sweets from Austin, and more tasty tidbits
"...neighborhood. Chef/owners Stewart Scruggs and Mark Paul are moving Zoot (11715 Bee Caves Rd., 477-6535, from the West..."

Jan. 23, 2009 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

A Moveable - and Musical - Feast
Eating at ACL Fest
"...with the same tasty selection of toppings. – V.B.W. Zoot..."

Sept. 14, 2007 Music Feature

Accomplishments and accolades, bocaditos and hot bites
"...the performers will be dropping by the Kenichi parties... Zoot (509 Hearn, 477-6535) chef/owner Stewart Scruggs has returned to..."

April 9, 2004 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Our readers talk back.
"...Zoot Reclaims Its Glory..."

July 11, 2003 Column

Virginia B. Wood catches up on culinary news in this week's "Food-o-File."
"...pre-game lineup for fall. Chef John Maxwell has left Zoot (509 Hearn, 477-6535) to become the executive chef at..."

Oct. 4, 2002 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Restaurant closings, openings, and happenings in this week's "Food-o-File"
"...great... With an eye toward attracting more dinner parties, Zoot (509 Hearn, 477-6535) has added a private dining facility..."

Dec. 14, 2001 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Cuisines editor Virginia B. Wood describes the amusing history behind discovering the new Roy Henry's Famous Waffles & Chicken and updates readers on changes in Austin's restaurant scene.
"...Zoot's News..."

March 3, 2000 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Impeccable Vista
"...Culinary Institute of America, and returned home to found Zoot American Bistro with Bick and Erica Brown in 1991...."

April 23, 1999 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

A Bunch for Brunch
Not Quite Breakfast, Not Quite Lunch

March 7, 1997 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

"...Zoot, one of Austin's most successful dinner houses, has recently..."

Nov. 22, 1996 Food Column

"...Zoot Restaurant..."

July 28, 1995 Arts Feature

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