The Souvenir Menu – F&D Foreign and Domestic Food and Drink

Story has it that the Chefs from Lyon France considered themselves better than the rest because in their estimation, anyone could make great food from the greatest of ingredients while they could make even a pig’s ear taste great. Because of some of his uncommon menu items, and his training under some very great Chefs [...]

Education initiatives lead discussion at event

Key participants in education initiatives to lead discussion at 2010 Austin Chamber State of Education event October 26, 2010 -The Austin Chamber of Commerce today announced the select administrators, teachers and business leaders who will lead a panel discussion at the Chamber’s 5th Annual State of Education on November 9, at the Frank Erwin Center. [...]

East Night Gala by PeopleFund

PeopleFund held their annual East Night Gala festival in their new location, 2921 E 17th St.  The colorful pageantry featured a menagerie of human-powered animals, gravity-defying jugglers, and spectacular performances inspired by The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s album. The crowd celebrated the organization’s success since 1994, as PeopleFund has assisted their client’s in reaching economic success [...]

4th annual Children’s Business Fair deadline extended

Hundreds of people are expected to attend this year’s Children’s Business Fair showcasing entrepreneurial visions of children ages 5-13 on October 9th, 2010 at the historic Pease Mansion, 1606 Niles Rd, Austin, 78703 sponsored by the Acton Foundation for Entrepreneurial Excellence and the Acton School of Business. Proceeds from the $2.00 admission fee and booth [...]

Tongue-in-cheek headlines: Sometimes humors, but not in the case of Michael Vick

Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback, - Michael Vick - was named the starter for their next football game. That is fine and well, as Vick has played very well this season. Vick has taken over for the original starter –Kevin Kolb – who was hurt in the Eagles first game of the season.  Earlier in the week [...]

Understanding your home insurance policy

Scheduling a time to sit with your insurance agent once a year and review policies can help prepare a homeowner for unpredictable circumstances and provide added discounts. Questions on any changes being considered or made to the home should be mentioned at this time.   It is a great time to review any claims that are [...]

The Souvenir Menu – Chianti Classico

Years ago before I had made any real effort to know much about wine, I identified a Chianti in a blind wine tasting game simply because I thought it was awful. There was no pondering the aroma, no washing the wine over the tongue to catch the flavors.  I just said “gosh I hate this…..I [...]

The Souvenir Menu – Thai Cuisine

The majority of the restaurants that you find in the Souvenir Menu are the tried and true; places I really like and been to many times.  Sometimes it’s not an old place, but one that I’ve visited so often that it makes the cut. ‘Thai Cuisine’ is a modern, casual restaurant in a small shopping [...]

Huston-Tillotson University commemorates 135 year history

A four-day celebration will commemorate the 135th anniversary for Austin’s oldest institution of higher education-Huston-Tillotson University. The University, a symbol of hope, with roots dating back to 1875 for Tillotson College and 1876 for Samuel Huston College, was founded by The United Methodist Church and the United Church of Christ to educate freed slaves. Its [...]

Austin Fashion Week Awards

The 2nd Annual Austin Fashion Awards was held at the Long Center for the Performing Arts where participants of Austin Fashion Week were selected in three different categories:  People’s Choice Awards (voted on by general public), Critic’s Choice Awards (voted by a panel of 40 local Austinites influential in the fashion community), and Peer Choice [...]