Libby Farris

Articles by Libby Farris

I (heart) food carts.

May 20, 2009 By Libby Farris

There’s nothing I love better than eating off the street. Once in Mexico City during an interminable traffic jam, I got out of the car to buy a taco that came off a grill sitting 6 inches above the curb (okay, gutter.) In a ten block walk along Central Park…

Granola Wars!

May 14, 2009 By Libby Farris

It doesn’t get much earthier—and in Austin, that’s saying a lot—than Wheatsville Coop. The clerks and clientele at the U.T.-area natural foods store make the dreadlocked staff at Whole Foods look like uptown posers. Ratty but loveable Wheatsville is in the final throes of massive up-do that will expand the…

The Googie burger has landed.

Apr 22, 2009 By Libby Farris

They took the wraps off the new North Lamar location of P. Terry’s last week in Austin. Fans of the all-natural black angus beef burgers are already flocking to the bat-winged restaurant, designed by Michael Hsu (who seems to be making a habit of taking former anomalous shacks and…

Choco-lotta for the Cure

Mar 30, 2009 By Libby Farris

Fun event this weekend at Viva  Chocolato in the Domain. Proprietor Melissa Adams held a fundraiser benefiting the local Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Cocoa Couture for the Cure invited area confectioners to enter fashion-inspired creations that were silent-auctioned. Adding to the fun, Komen volunteers were on…