Local Flavors at Art City Austin

“Dive into Austin’s fresh and flavorful culinary arts at Art City Austin 2010. With partner Edible Austin, Art City Austin 2010 is showcasing the best of Austin’s local flavors..”

The Art City Austin Café by Edible Austin. Photo by Jake Holt.

“Art Week Austin culminates with Art City Austin, a city-wide art celebration where the creative community and those who support it converge to celebrate Austin’s dynamic art scene. Previously known as Laguna Gloria Art Fiesta, Art City Austin takes place in Austin’s flourishing downtown retail and cultural district. This will be the 60th year of the city-wide art celebration and over 20,000 attendees are expected…”

“The Art City Austin Café by Edible Austin will feature local food partners including Aster’s Ethiopian, Best Wurst, Boomerang’s Pies, Co-Op Coffee, County Fair Catering, Kerbey Lane Cafe, Reel Popcorn, Snowie Shaved Ice, Mmmpanadas, Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop, Tiff’s Treats Cookie Delivery, Ch’Lantro BBQ, Torchy’s Tacos and Zhi Tea…”

Art City Austin runs April 24-25, 2010.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.artallianceaustin.org/ or contact

Jordan Jeffus
Giant Media
512 462-4666

Tapped, the Movie

“With style, verve and righteous anger, the film exposes the bottled water industry’s role in suckering the public, harming our health, accelerating climate change, contributing to overall pollution, and increasing America’s dependence on fossil fuels. All while gouging consumers with exorbitant and indefensible prices.”  –Organic Consumers Association

By 2030 the United Nations estimates two-thirds of the world will lack access to clean drinking water.  Tapped will illustrate the impact of the global water crisis on America and what we can do as individuals to enact change sooner rather than later.

Tapped examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil..

The documentary also includes scenes shot in Corpus Christi, Texas, where filmmakers speak with people who live near an oil  refinery that makes paraxylene, the primary ingredient in the PET plastic used to make bottles.

“It takes 17 million barrels of oil to produce the plastic bottles used annually in the United States,” Soechtig (the films’ director)  said. “That’s not including refrigeration, or transport.”

Two million plastic beverage bottles are used in the US every five minutes (photo Chris Jordan)

Please visit the movie’s site to learn more about the issues and find out what you can do about them

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