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Brandon Watson

Food Editor


Brandon Watson started writing for the Chronicle as a contributor to the Gay Place. He joined the news staff as Asst. News Editor in February 2013, concentrating on LGBT justice and political satire, and became Food Editor in July 2014.

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Aaron Franklin Wins James Beard Award

Barbecue genius is now Best Chef: Southwest

Food Daily, May. 4, 2015 7:51 PM

Lucky's Puccias and Pizzeria

Popular trailer's latest chapter

Food Feature, Apr. 30, 2015

The Shopping List

Three new ways to keep it local

Food Feature, Apr. 30, 2015

Shake Shack Opens May 5

Line up now for bragging rights

Food Daily, Apr. 29, 2015 11:00 AM

Via 313 Expands Pizza Empire

Detroit-style trailer opens first brick-and-mortar

Food Daily, Apr. 24, 2015 4:15 PM

Pachanga Names Very Important Tacos

Listen to music, stuff your face

Food Daily, Apr. 23, 2015 2:00 PM

Sala & Betty

Can Teresa Wilson define Austin dining again?

Food Feature, Apr. 23, 2015

After the Show, It's the Afterparty

Events pop up around Austin Food & Wine Festival

Food Daily, Apr. 22, 2015 2:30 PM

416 Bar & Grille

Perhaps best without the "grille" part

Food Feature, Apr. 9, 2015


Chi'Lantro renews fast casual

Food Feature, Apr. 2, 2015

Eat the Vote

Local chefs nominated for Food and Wine award

Food Daily, Apr. 1, 2015 12:25 PM

Pancakes and Philanthropy at Kerbey Lane

Local chain making big donation for birthday

Food Daily, Mar. 30, 2015 9:30 AM

Two Austin Chefs Nominated for James Beard Awards

Bryce Gilmore and Aaron Franklin make it to the next round

Food Daily, Mar. 25, 2015 12:00 PM

Let Them Make Cake

The artists that make Austin the cake capital of the world

Food Feature, Mar. 19, 2015

AC Food Fight: East Side King

Battle of Paul Qui's holy rollers

Food Feature, Mar. 18, 2015

Lovely Day

You're never too cool for breakfast

Food Feature, Mar. 18, 2015

One More Cup

Austin is serious about coffee

Food Feature, Mar. 18, 2015

Lunch Money

Slow your roll, SXSWer

Food Feature, Mar. 18, 2015

Tap Dance

Who needs a three martini lunch when there's beer

Food Feature, Mar. 18, 2015

Lush Life

Five cocktail bars that stir us.

Food Feature, Mar. 18, 2015

Paul Qui to Open New Restaurant

Otoko to open in late summer

Food Daily, Mar. 12, 2015 11:00 AM

Fork & Vine

Fork & Vine caters to grownups

Food Feature, Mar. 12, 2015

Taco Takedown Needs Cooks

Stuff a tortilla for fabulous prizes

Food Daily, Mar. 5, 2015 1:15 PM

The Peached Tortilla

New Americana at the Peached Tortilla

Food Feature, Mar. 5, 2015

Veggie Tales

Vegan Survival Guide toasts Austin

Food Feature, Mar. 5, 2015

Taco Flats

Taco Flats is maybe too laid-back

Food Feature, Feb. 19, 2015

First Plates Extra Helpings: The Midnight Press

Now you can drink the Chronicle

Food Daily, Feb. 5, 2015 2:45 PM

100 Restaurants: Defining Austin Dining Now

Food Feature, Feb. 5, 2015

First Plates Top 10s

Food Feature, Feb. 5, 2015

The Shopping List

Four new ways to keep it local

Food Feature, Jan. 29, 2015

Native Family

Midwestern comfort food

Food Feature, Jan. 22, 2015

AC Food Fight: Cauliflower Tacos

The battle of the brassicas

Food Feature, Jan. 22, 2015

Austin Food and Wine Festival Talent Announced

Tickets for foodie fête go on sale today

Food Daily, Jan. 21, 2015 9:45 AM


Modernist cuisine meets sense memory

Food Feature, Jan. 15, 2015

The Most Important Meal

It's time for Austin to have breakfast

Food Feature, Jan. 8, 2015

The Year in Food

The 2014 tastes we couldn't stop thinking about

Food Feature, Dec. 31, 2014

Top 10 Local Trends

Food Feature, Dec. 31, 2014

More Mocktails: Shrubs, Syrups, and Cordials

Winter flavors from Drink.Well

Food Daily, Dec. 23, 2014 8:00 AM

Dancing Circles

Dai Due's sure footing

Food Feature, Dec. 18, 2014

Crystal Creek Persuasion

Austin distiller reinvents moonshine

Food Feature, Dec. 18, 2014

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