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Gay Austinites Carve Out Festive Niche Downtown
"...years as a bartender at two of Austin's gay bars -- when asked why he thinks most of Austin's..."

Jan. 30, 1998 News Feature by Clay Smith

Our Valentine's Day Eat, Drink, Watch Movies screening of 'Chocolat' is sold out for Monday night, so be sure and tune in to Majic 95FM at 6:40am on Friday morning for the chance to win the last pair of tickets! Meanwhile, folks at the following places will be glad to help you choose the perfect chocolate gift for your sweet baboo.
"...Paper Chocolates; Expressions truffles; Joseph Schmidt truffles; Scharffen Berger bars; El Rey bars; many others...."

Feb. 11, 2005 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Sixth Sense
Neighbors, business owners, and the city are all searching for the future of East Sixth Street
"...of Lady Bird Lake boasted its own set of bars, eateries, and so forth that catered to the Hispanic..."

Feb. 24, 2012 News Feature by Mike Kanin

Eve of Destruction?
The City plans for a big New Year's Eve party downtown while East Sixth Street merchants complain of threat of competition
"...and parking snafus mean to downtown restaurants, hotels, and bars?..."

Oct. 29, 1999 News Feature by Andy Langer

The Legacy of BT2 and Beyond
Owners recall 30-plus years in Austin gay bar business
"...McDermett have a 30-plus year legacy helming Austin gay bars: Private Cellar, 505 Club, Charlie’s (later Charlie’s Austin), and..."

May 16, 2020 Qmmunity Post by Beth Sullivan

Smoke Signals
Red River's live music venue owners fear Austin's newly proposed smoking ordinance – with good reason
"...smoking in restaurants without separate ventilation systems and forcing bars and live music venues with an 18-and-up age policy..."

April 15, 2005 Music Feature by Darcie Stevens

Where There's Smoke …
Across the country, perspectives on the smoking bans offer a very mixed bag
"...not to ban smoking in all public places, including bars and clubs, many business owners feel similarly persecuted by..."

April 15, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Who Owns Sixth Street
Is Austin's Sixth Street Entertainment District undergoing an identity crisis? -- and who are the designated shrinks?
" anthill. Bouncers barking on the sidewalks outside the bars promise cheap drinks: "Dollar shots!," "Quarter beers!," "No cover..."

May 4, 2001 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Our readers talk back.
"...into consideration. As it turns out, most of the bars I frequent allow smoking. I hate it and a..."

May 13, 2005 Column

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
The City Council moves to finesse the smoking ordinance.
"...implement, with the why-didn't-they-think-of-this-before Plan B -- allowing/ requiring bars, restaurants, and bowling alleys to obtain smoking permits from..."

Oct. 31, 2003 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Of Barflies & Allies
The story of Austin's straight allies and gay bars
", you can't sell it. In many cases, gay bars encountered distributors which refused to serve businesses in the..."

June 5, 2009 Features Feature by Andy Campbell

Our readers talk back.
"...the smoking ordinance are a bit over the top. Bars and nightclubs will open and close regardless of the..."

June 13, 2003 Column

The Art of Conversation
Austin Men's Project encourages young gay men to hone their social -- and safe sex -- skills through communication
" "older men with moustaches who go to leather bars."..."

Sept. 24, 1999 News Feature by Clay Smith

Bar None
Please don't be offended by our assumption that you'll be spending a fair amount of time in our local bars while you're here for SXSW music. Here's the lowdown on downtown watering holes.
"...spending a fair amount of time in our local bars while you're here for SXSW Music. All of the..."

March 15, 2002 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Smoking Ordinance Headed for the Ballot
Onward Austin gets its anti-smoking signatures
"...smoking should henceforth be allowed, or banned, in Austin's bars and clubs...."

March 4, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Our readers talk back.
"...No Smoking in Bars..."

April 19, 2002 Column

Step Outside
California's Smoking Ban... Coming to a Club Near You?
" On January 1, 1998, smoking became illegal in bars in California...."

Feb. 13, 1998 Music Feature by Michael Bertin

The 23 Words That Changed the Way Texas Sells Alcohol (or Not)
Say what, Governor?
"...a result, the broad language of GA-16 gave all bars, restaurants, and brewpubs (and all other retail businesses) the..."

May 8, 2020 Food Feature by Kareem Hajjar

Chocolatiers Harshit Gupta and Elliott Curelop Add Some Spice to Their Sweets
Madhu Chocolate puts an Indian twist on a classic treat
"...Not just sense, but perfect sense, because the lemon-and-coriander bars will be joining the other Indian-spiced flavors of Madhu..."

Feb. 7, 2020 Food Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Your Queer Guide to Austin
A crash course on the city's LGBTQ parties, prides, and resources
"...documenting queer parties, the rise and fall of gay bars, new festivals, and community members doing awe-inspiring work. In..."

Sept. 5, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

The Drink/Drank/Drunk Issue: Different Drugs, Different People, Different Effects
Fusebox Festival's Hank Cathey talks alcohol and its attendant joys
"...right down to it: What are your three favorite bars in town?..."

July 3, 2013 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Some Local Bartenders Wanna Have a Word With You
Because the comedians at ColdTowne are putting them onstage
"...At the "Dads in Bars" show, those bartenders share the stories with some lucky..."

Jan. 18, 2013 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Redeemers
Ellen Spiro on 'Troop 1500,' the story of Girl Scouts and the inmate mothers who love them
"...views from Hilltop are seen through barbed wire and bars, and intermittently blocked by guard towers. This is because..."

March 11, 2005 Screens Feature by Belinda Acosta

Hatching a Plan
Austin's emerging culinary creative class is sharing talent and resources to find the right recipe for success
"...while Keith Wahrer and David Lawell make fresh energy bars they've dubbed Baraka Bars. During Ansell's most recent soup..."

June 18, 2004 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Our readers talk back.
"...walking and bicycling. Meanwhile, Austin will ban smoking in bars, even though our air fails EPA standards. Clear skies..."

June 6, 2003 Column

Our readers talk back.
"...Wouldn't it be nicer if Austin's bars and nightclubs weren't filled with cigarette smoke?..."

May 24, 2002 Column

Our readers talk back.
"...Wouldn't it be nicer if Austin's bars and nightclubs weren't filled with cigarette smoke?..."

May 17, 2002 Column

Supporting the Queer Service and Entertainment Industries
How to help LGBTQIA workers during COVID-19 pandemic
"...Since the city ordered all bars and restaurant dining rooms to close through at least..."

March 27, 2020 Qmmunity Post by A. Micah Mills

Give Booze a Shot
Local options for shots (shots shots shots shots)
" left behind in your college days, several Austin bars and restaurants are hoping to prove you wrong...."

Oct. 26, 2018 Food Feature by Veronica Meewes

Dear Glutton: First Date Spots for Non-Drinkers
Finding a place to drink with teetotaling options
"...encounter with an acquaintance than an opportunity for romance. Bars tend to be cozily lit and full of friendly..."

Feb. 17, 2017 Food Column by Emily Beyda

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