Thursday, October 15, 2009
Celebrity bartender last night
Last night, the Austin Film Festival hosted a party at Ruth's Chris Steak House in downtown Austin--a short walk from where we live. The celebrity tending bar was Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, shown here on the right. The lovely lady on the left is Wendy, Ruth's Chris' professional bartender.
Ms. Nicholson is probably best known for her role in "Fletch," where she played the love interest of, yes, Fletch. She has also been in episodes of Seinfeld, Law & Order, Sex and the City and Boston Public. Central Texans know her best as "Tyra's mom" in Friday Night Lights, the terrific series filmed here in our area.
Austin Film Festival got a lot of good pr out of the party. There is still time to sign up for the Festival and for the Film & Food party, possibly the best bargain in town. For $85, you get unlimited food from twenty top restaurants and open bars. 7-10 pm, Wed, Oct. 21 at The Driskill. 478-4795 or http://www.austinfilmfestival.com/new/film_food. The auction will even have tickets to see American Idol and The Late Show with David Letterman. (Sorry, I had to get in a plug.)