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Richard Linklater’s latest film, Everybody Wants Some, will open the 23rd South by Southwest® (SXSW) Film Conference and Festival on March 11, 2016. The coming-of-age comedy, directed and written by Richard Linklater, is framed by college life in the 80s. The film focuses on a group of college baseball players working their way through the new-found liberties and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood. In an interview, Mr. Linklater said this film picks up where his award-winning film Boyhood ended.
In a recent press release, SXSW organizers explained Mr. Linklater, who also founded the Austin Film Society in 1985, is a world-class filmmaker who put Austin on the map.
His credits include Slacker, Dazed and Confused, Waking Life, Scanner Darkly, School of Rock, Bernie, Fast Food Nation, the Midnight trilogy and last year’s Academy Award®-nominated Boyhood. Boyhood, released in 2014, received six Oscar nominations, and Patricia Arquette won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film. “We are so thrilled to … Read More
By Christopher Covo
On Saturday, March 15, a special panel will explore the current intersection of food and tech. Include “The Future Role of Tech in Dining and Food” in your schedule to learn more about how tech is shaping and changing the way we interact with and consume food, both inside and outside of the restaurant.
Join chef and founder of Momofuku, David Chang, and The Awl editor, Matt Buchanan, for this unique discussion sure to challenge the way you think about food.
At the Austin Convention Center in Ballroom 3 at 3;30 p.m. — badge required. Visit SXSW.com to learn more.… Read More
The line-up includes more than 10 bands and artists hand-selected to perform includes Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Delta Spirit, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, Raekwon, JEFF The Brotherhood, The Districts and Reptar. Artists will perform on two outdoor stages and one indoor stage creating memorable musical moments.
Food and drink
Ms. Ray created a terrific food and beverage lineup as well. Austin-inspired recipes, created by Rachael specifically for the event and available to all guests for free include “Blue Moon Beer-Brined Smoked BBQ Chicken Hard Shell Tacos with The Works,” “Grilled Corn Off the Cobb with Chipotle Cream,” “SXHD…in a Blanket” (South by Hot Dogs) and “Spicy Beef Sliders with Barbecued Onions on a King’s Hawaiian Bun.”
Enjoy beer from Blue Moon® Brewing Company, including White … Read More
From Southbites to hi-tech chefs, follow Edible San Antonio for foodie coverage of SXSW. Visit our film, food, music and tech tabs under SXSW 2015! to discover what we learn this year at SXSW.… Read More
By Angela Covo and Frederic Covo
The SouthBites program at SXSW Interactive 2015 continues to connect people and talent around what we consider to be a fundamental and important theme: food.
Expect to meet food artisans, writers and activists who explore how hi tech might help turn the food industry in a million directions, from easing the way for entrepreneurs to wnter the marketplace to solving world issues like hunger. The 30 panel presentations will cover the gamut about food, innovation and broader ways of thinking.
According to organizers, “SouthBites channels the key SXSW principles of creativity, community, culture and technology to form a comprehensive program complete with panels, mixers, meet ups, and more. From system-level, agricultural advancements to start ups and apps geared towards helping foodies more easily discover the food landscape around them, we’ll host it all. This three-day-long program will look at a community of innovators, through the lens of food.”
SouthBites conference programming kicks off on Saturday, March 14 through Monday, March 16 under the 2015 SXSW Interactive umbrella. Most of the sessions for SouthBites are anchored at the … Read More
At the movies with Covo & Covo
In almost every issue, we screen and review a film related to food. For our reviews on current feature films, check www.EdibleSA.com and sign up for the free Edible SA newsletter, which premieres in August.
By Angela Covo and Frederic Covo
Jon Favreau, writer, director and lead in the new film “Chef,” gets back to his cinematic roots and serves up a delicious indie based on an idea “that hit me all at once.”
“And then I wrote this thing (I have a lot of really, really good 8-page scripts, by the way). I didn’t want to lose the scent, I was tracking it like a creature in the woods — and in less than a couple of weeks it was written,” he shared.
After a couple of huge films (think Ironman), the friendly, easygoing filmmaker said the landscape is ripe for doing smaller films.
“You can do smaller movies now again. I think that’s really good for all of us, because the big films have to appeal to everybody … to make its money back. But little ones like this, you can create for you and for an audience that will connect … Read More
Local craft distiller gets the gold at the L.A. International Spirits Competition
By Angela Covo
Last May, local entrepreneurs Trey and Kimberly Azar hit a milestone when their Cinco Vodka took top honors at the Los Angeles International Spirits Competition, the Academy Awards of cocktails. Getting the gold medal for best vodka validated the enormous effort and extra expense they undertook to create a premium American vodka.
The Azars co-founded the company and Mrs. Azar is director of public relations. From the beginning of the journey, Mr. Azar said the goal was to make “the highest quality vodka in the world.”
During a tour of the pristine Azar Distillery, just 10 minutes southeast of downtown San Antonio, the 42-year-old craft distiller shared some background about the industry.
“About 60 million cases of vodka are sold every year and consumption is growing at 3 percent annually – one in every three bottles of liquor sold is vodka,” Mr. Azar said.
Together, the Azars launched Cinco Five Star Vodka a little more than two years ago at Fiesta 2011. For almost 10 years before they founded the company, Mr. Azar worked in the oil and gas industry. He explained moving back to
Bar manager Andy Hack chats with Edible San Antonio to share the details of Chef Andrew Weissmans’s upcoming absinthe party. (Photo by Sophie Covo)
By Sophie Covo
Have you ever danced with the green fairy? Would you like to? Green fairy refers to absinthe, a green spirit made from wormwood, fennel and anise used years ago as a muse for the likes of Picasso and Hemmingway.
Edible San Antonio tries to keep up with the latest and greatest wonders our local chefs dream up for us … and we uncovered some wonderful news.
Thanks to Chef Andrew Weissman and Minnie’s Tavern Bar Manager Andy Hack, San Antonio is about to have its very own amazing absinthe party — complete with tableside drips! Minnie’s Tavern will be the site for this glorious night of interactive table tastings and testing at 11 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15.
Mr. Hack anticipates some delicious tastings to go with the absinthe too.
BONUS! At 10 p.m., Chef Stephen Paprocki, San Antonio’s local resident absinthe expert and enthusiast, will give a very special “Absinthe Seminar” upstairs at Minnie’s Tavern. Note that the organizers tell us you must have a reservation to attend the seminar … Read More