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3 PM Thurs. March 17: Kathy Biehl will be talking about restaurants longtime residents remember, including backroom shenanigans at Mariano’s in the insanity of two-for-one-happy hour days. No food or drink service. Kuby’s Sausage House & European Market, 6601 Snider Plaza.
2 PM Friday March 18: Kathy will be talking about cellular food memories, at Beckley 1115, James Beard-nominated chef Sharon van Meter’s eatery at 1115 Beckley Avenue in Oak Cliff. Food and drink service!
7 PM Saturday, March 19: Kathy is a table host at the Tables of Content fundraiser for Friends of the Southern Methodist University Libraries.
Kathy will be at Black Dog Book’s Local Author Showcase Saturday, October 16, from 1-4 PM, in the upstairs room — a former vaudeville venue! — of the Millside Cafe, 12 Morris Farm Road, Lafayette, NJ 87848. Directions.
She’s giving a talk and reading at the Jefferson Township Public Library at 2 PM Sunday, November 7. The Library is in the municipal complex at 1031 Weldon Road, Oak Ridge, NJ 07438. Directions
TBD: Kathy will be speaking to the Friends of the Southern Methodist University Library in Dallas, TX when the organization is back to in-person meetings and travel is a bit more certain.
Historic Apple Acres is hosting an author talk and book signing!
Award-winning food writer Kathy Biehl will talk about the roles that food plays in our lives (way beyond nutrition) and read from her latest book Eat, Drink & Be Wary: Cautionary Tales. Copies will be available for purchase. If you already have it, bring your copy and Kathy will sign it!
Eat, Drink & Be Wary explores the joys, quirks and questionable behavior that food and drink inspire. From Houston’s burgeoning culinary landscape to late-night revelry in Britain and Barcelona to a Hell’s Kitchen TV studio, it captures a way of life we take for granted no longer, when people freely gathered at tables and counters, shared food, raised glasses, and partook of drama and laughter and magic.
It’s also very funny.
Kathy reviewed restaurants in Houston and NYC and covered the specialty food industry, for more than 30 years. Her food writing has won awards from the Association of Food Journalists and the Houston Press Club. She is also an attorney, an actress best known for the dowager role in the first revival of the Marx Brothers’ musical I’ll Say She Is, and an astrologer.