Jaime’s Spanish Village, serving Austin for almost 80 years, will close its doors at midnight tonight. The current Chron gives an address to which to send contributions to an employee fund if you can’t make it to Jaime’s today. There’s a Web site up for Jaime’s that will be expanded, and Jaime’s has a Facebook page also. Jaime’s has always been friendly to breastfeeding mothers and for a long time displayed a banner on the street that said so, at a time when some establishments did not welcome them. We have been assured that Jaime’s queso and truly wonderful salsas (our favorite is the peerless tomatillo jalapeno salsa) will continue to be produced and available in the refrigerator cases at Central Market, Whole Foods, Royal Blue Grocery, and other fine establishments, as well as (along with t-shirts) via the new Web site. A thousand thanks for all the wonderful memories.
Tonight at The Paramount is the premiere of “Predators”. Tickets can be purchased here for between $30-$500 depending on what you want.
I had the pleasure of working on this film (which was filmed largely here in Austin at Troublemaker studios as well as locations here and in Hawaii) as the stand-in for Walton Goggins who plays “Stans” and I have to say, I’m pretty psyched to see the film. The director, Nimrod Antal, was an amazing guy as was everyone I met on the cast and crew. I have high hopes for this film. Check out the trailer here.