Argh. My mistake. The Edible Book Fest is Friday afternoon, from 2 to 4 pm.
Quoting Rick Taylor <[log in to unmask]>:
> And if you happen to have a little free time Thursday afternoon, on your way
> the LBJ Library, you might want to check out the Edible Book Festival at
> Collections Deposit Library, 1810 Red River (corner of MLK). The Edible
> Fest is an international event in which creative types make book-style works
> art out of food. The Austin event is organized by students from the
> Center for the Preservation of the Cultural Record, of which I am one. My
> entry is a book-on-tape made out of fettuccine, but it's too soon to tell if
> it's going to work.
> Rick Taylor
> Rick Taylor
> Graduate Research Assistant
> DLSD - Audio Digitization Lab
> University of Texas Libraries
> The University of Texas at Austin
> Quoting Jerry Young <[log in to unmask]>:
> > Some other places that might interest ARSC visitors,
> > looking for something off the beaten path:
> > Not sure if anyone mentioned Jim Cartwright's
> > "Immortal Performances," and I am sure many of you
> > know Jim. He has an astonishing selection of records
> > and phonographs and a shop with pre-EBAY prices. If
> > he's not too busy, he'll show you his collection of
> > phonographs -- a working mid-20s Brunswick Panatrope,
> > a ca 1920 Actuelle, and a Victor long-playing
> > phonograph (seems like he has Stokowski's Gurrelieder
> > on a '30s LPs, but I may not remember correctly). Lots
> > more.
> > If he's really not busy, he may cut the end off an an
> > old extension cord and show you his amazing collection
> > of antique light bulbs. Breathtaking, but not for the
> > squeamish.
> > No matter where you've been and what you've seen, you
> > will never forget Immortal Performances, I'm certain.
> > 1404 W 30th. 478-9954
> > Food:
> > La Fonda San Miguel specializes in interior Mexican
> > food. It's tucked away in N Austin, 2330 W. North
> > Loop. It's pricey and the owners aren't especially
> > neighborly to the middle class folks who live on their
> > street, but still, when we want to folks from out of
> > town to have meal they can't have elsewhere, we take
> > them to Fonda San Miguel.
> > For a less corporate feel, here are other recommended
> > places in North Austin, all neither trendy nor
> > franchised:
> > Elsi's is an El Salvadoran/Tex-Mex restaurant at 4708
> > Burnet Rd. Not nearly so whoop-de-doo as Fonda SM,
> > but they also have things you can't find
> > elsewhere—yuca frita, Salvadoran tamales, migas with
> > vegetarian chorizo, pupusas, and a great molé. Not
> > quite as funky as the location they had to move from,
> > but still good food and great folks.
> > Across the street from it is a smaller scale place
> > called Aranda's that caters to working-class Hispanics
> > -- menudo, horchata, pozole, and torte Cubana. Very
> > cheap and big servings. I always leave a big tip
> > because i don't think they charge enough.
> > A campus standard is Martin's Kum-Bak aka Dirty's -- a
> > great greasy hamburger joint with killer (literally)
> > milkshakes. In about the 2700 block of Guadalupe
> > (regrettably pronounced Guadaloop). Knowing how to
> > play backgammon will allow you to nestle up with the
> > locals.
> > And not far north of that, ca. 2900 block, is a
> > Korean-run burger joint called Burger Tex that makes a
> > not-yet-but-should-be famous bulgoki burger. Right
> > across the street from the second Antone's, where I
> > used to play piano several times a week (okay, back
> > when it was a Shakey's Pizza Parlor). Antone's record
> > shop is in the same block.
> > And if you want unselfconscious '50s-style Tex-Mexican
> > food, at the north end of the 2900 block is El Patio,
> > where they serve crackers instead of tostadas. This
> > was former chairman of the UT Board of Regents Frank
> > Erwin's favorite restaurant. That should tell you what
> > you need to know about the cuisine. I'd swear they use
> > cream of mushroom soup in their enchiladas.
> > One block west (30th and Fruth) is Trudy's Texas Star
> > Cafe, which I mention it because lots of people like
> > it, and it's in this neighborhood. Good food, really,
> > and a favorite of college students, so it's not too
> > expensive. Knowing sign language is a plus if you hope
> > to carry on a conversation.
> > In East Austin, 1511 E. 6th, is the famous Cisco's
> > Bakery. A great breakfast place where you will see
> > photos of famous folks who have been eating there
> > since the '50s (not continuously).
> > And if you have a car, or a friend with one, there's
> > the Salt Lick out south of town. Great barbeque in a
> > lovely hill-country setting. Vine-covered screened-in
> > patio where you can watch the hummingbirds nectaring.
> > After your eyes adjust to the light, look for the
> > soot-covered piñata that may still be up in the
> > rafters. Important: they don't sell beer, but you can
> > bring your own.
> > See you soon.
> > Jerry