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Parkside on Austin DM Show

AUSTIN Saturdays 10-11 a.m., Talk 1370

A Presentation of Spec’s Wines, Spirits & Finer Foods 

People have been known to look for a whole lot of things on Sixth Street in Austin, live music and plenty of alcohol topping the list of things that are legal. But fine cuisine has not usually made anybody’s list – until chef Shawn Cirkiel opened a place called parkside menu. He joins us to talk about the restaurant’s renovation that’s giving him a balcony, as well as a brand-new pizzeria called simply backspace. The upscale pizza joint features 6-8 pies, Italian wine and beer.

In our Grape & Grain segment, we sit down for a new wine tasting with Anne-Laure Helfrich of the respected family-owned winery in Alsace. Long itself a blend of French and German influences – a result of geography colliding with history – Alsace helps Anne-Laure and her family produce wines that are the best of both worlds. Yes, in one bottle. Or more than one bottle, if you prefer. As we’ve been known to. And she’s a delight to chat with, besides.

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About John DeMers

I've been a journalist and author forever. My favorite single word in the English language is "foodandwine." This spirit drives my 45 published books and my weekly radio show heard in Houston, Dallas and Austin.

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