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Banzai Sushi & Grill
Never a town to ignore fashion, Austin has its own set of worldly fast-food eateries selling everything from wraps to pasticcio. One of the newest is this Japanese grill.
"...Banzai Sushi & Grill..."

Feb. 18, 2005 Food Review by Rachel Feit

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
Wonderfully fun, albeit markedly chaotic and incoherent, Buckaroo Banzai is one of those movies that has earned a strong cult reputation on the basis of its mile-a-minute cross-cultural references and pseudoscientific mumbo jumbo.
"...Lloyd. Wonderfully fun, albeit markedly chaotic and incoherent, Buckaroo Banzai is one of those movies that has earned a..."

Nov. 11, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Dragon Chronicles
"...Trouble in Little China and The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension proved, it is possible to..."

May 9, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Tank Girl
A movie that combines Busby Berkeley chorus lines with killer mutant kangaroos and the wildest female action hero this side of La Femme Nikita.
"...Mad Max to Star Wars, Flash Gordon to Buckaroo Banzai: That is to say, it doesn't always make as..."

March 31, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

I'll Do Anything
"...control. There is rarely a believable moment in her banzai performance. But believable and entertaining can be two different..."

Feb. 11, 1994 Movie Review by Louis Black

Food & Drink
"...Best Speed Dining ExperienceBanzai Japanese Restaurant..."

Sept. 15, 2000 Best of Austin Feature

Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton
Intimate portrait of the surfing legend only skims the surface.
"...cut his teeth (his baby teeth, that is) at Banzai Pipeline (aka The Pipeline, or Pipe), often considered the..."

Oct. 20, 2017 Movie Review by Danielle White

DVDanger: Four Films in Search of a Cult
Retro releases and martial arts aim for new crowds
"...is a true cult classic: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension has insatiably loyal fans that,..."

April 18, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Drafthouse Hosts a Class of 1984 Reunion
He who controls the past controls the future of Alamo programming
"...this time it's the super-bizarro The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, starring Peter Weller as the..."

April 4, 2014 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Michi Ramen Inflames the Ramen Wars
Food truck turned brick-and-mortar is a serious contender
"...this to places like East Side King, Komé, and Banzai, which also serve ramen, and the city suddenly looks..."

Oct. 25, 2013 Food Feature by Rachel Feit

Food-o-File
Digesting Austin's food news for you!
"...old KFC outlet is being transformed into a new Banzai Japanese restaurant as we speak. No word yet on..."

July 9, 2004 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Dead Girl Talking
Showtime approaches the subject of death with Dead Like Me, a new series that moves the focus from those left behind to those dearly departed.
"...Banzai, "a wild spoof of Japanese game shows," premieres July..."

June 27, 2003 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Hana-Bi (Fireworks)
"...Ren Osugi and Susumu Terajima. Like some omnicompetent Buckaroo Banzai of Japanese pop culture, Takeshi “Beat” Kitano services his..."

May 22, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

OMG, There are Strange Beasts in Austin Tonight
They're … they're all over the walls of Guzu Gallery!
"...Yeah, we're thinking "Banzai!"We're thinking this is gonna be one hell of a..."

Nov. 20, 2015 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Very Last Night at Wardenclyffe
The Eastside art gallery and cultural powerhouse is moving on
"...Earl Mac Rauch said in the voice of Buckaroo Banzai. And so the collective will continue along its artistic..."

May 16, 2013 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Up Too Early
Google Streetview fashion critique from West William Cannon
"...training session with that samurai headband and high pony. Banzai, bitches!..."

July 7, 2012 Chronolog Post by The Luv Doc

Second Helpings: Interactive Foraging Downtown
"...only for lunch hour. Regulars are addicted to the Banzai Bowl and keep coming back for tacos and Baja..."

March 2, 2012 Food Feature

The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth
A dystopian future meets a pop-culture obsessed past in Ready Player One
"...trunk further reveals Ghostbusters paraphernalia and a few Buckaroo Banzai headbands. If the nerd police find this stash, it..."

Aug. 19, 2011 Books Feature by James Renovitch

ACL's Food Court Keeps the Crowds Nourished and the Good Times Rolling
Take an ACL break Austin-style with local eateries and portable fine dining
"...blackened fish or grilled chicken burrito, and the vegetarian Banzai Burrito, filled with rice, beans, and a mix of..."

Oct. 2, 2009 Music Feature by Claudia Alarcón

ACL's Food Court Continues to Expand Its – and Our – Horizons
Take an ACL break Austin-style with local eateries and portable fine dining
"...tacos, a blackened-fish or grilled-chicken burrito, and the vegetarian Banzai Burrito, filled with rice, beans, and a mix of..."

Sept. 26, 2008 Music Feature by Claudia Alarcón

My Clone Sleeps Alone
"...other video rental classification, “adventure” (The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai in the Eight Dimension), “romance” (Spaceballs), “historical fiction” (Planet..."

July 25, 2008 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
The word ‘banzai’ means ‘10,000 years,’ literally; Jessica Simpson wears socks for good luck; and more
"...The literal translation of "banzai" is "10,000 years."..."

April 11, 2008 Column by Mr. Smarty Pants

Floyd Moore Memorial
Antone's, Feb. 17
"...Jaimes unloaded first with a Joplin-esque wail matched by "Banzai" La Rocca's harp on "I Love You Baby" and..."

Feb. 22, 2008 Music Review by Doug Freeman

A Moveable - and Musical - Feast
Eating at ACL Fest
"...the trimmings. For the vegetarian set, they'll offer their Banzai Burrito, filled with rice, beans, and a mix of..."

Sept. 14, 2007 Music Feature

TCB
The ongoing liquor-fueled legend of the Hickoids, Neil Diamond's people make the Diamond Smugglers' life hell, and Pete Townshend will be at SXSW anyway, anyhow, anywhere
"...through a good 75 minutes of greasy Delta riffs, banzai drums, and soulful ballad "You're the One." Hail to..."

Dec. 15, 2006 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Film News
Prepare for Pepe Serna; plus, the fall slate and Dallas' counterpunch
"...most definitely Reno Nevada in The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. The Corpus Christi native has..."

Sept. 2, 2005 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

3 Balls of Fire
Texas platters
"...track, guitar licks rolling like the waves at the Banzai Pipeline. Fine instrumentals dot the disc ("Star of Texas,"..."

Oct. 22, 2004 Music Review by Margaret Moser

Stories from the Midway
So many of our formative years are forever branded by amusement park memories …

May 10, 2002 Features Feature by Kate X Messer

Stories from the Midway
She's With Us
"...and bravery, I decided I had to ride the Banzai, the ride that consists of two caged buckets on..."

May 10, 2002 Features Feature by Barbara Chisholm

Second Helpings: Japanese
Mick Vann samples some of Austin's Japanese restaurants in this week's "Second Helpings."

Nov. 16, 2001 Food Column

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