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Brandon Watson



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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Austin Food + Wine Festival Announces 2017 Talent

Tickets go on sale today

Food Daily, Jan. 19, 2017 12:01 AM

The Beer Plant

Uneven execution blights vegan gastropub

Food Feature, Jan. 12, 2017

The Game of Vice

How to fail in life no matter where you land

Features Feature, Jan. 5, 2017

The Year in Food

We find culinary bright spots in a year marked by loss

Food Feature, Dec. 29, 2016

Gift Guide 2016: Local Home Goods and Tableware

Treat yo' self

Food Feature, Dec. 15, 2016


Lamar Union concept clears its name

Food Feature, Dec. 15, 2016

The Take-Out

Giving back to the hospitality industry

Food Column, Dec. 8, 2016


Classic Italian eatery needs far less flash

Food Feature, Dec. 1, 2016


Paleo-friendly concept is virtuous but not holier-than-thou

Food Feature, Nov. 23, 2016

AC Food Fight: Poke

Ola Poke and Poke Poke get raw

Food Column, Nov. 17, 2016

"Best of Austin" 2016

The personal is political

Features Feature, Nov. 10, 2016

We Know Where You Should Eat During Sound on Sound

Because Denzel Curry isn't an actual food

Food Feature, Nov. 3, 2016

Austin Food & Wine Alliance Releases Wine & Swine Menu

Pork-centric feast returns with a new twist

Food Daily, Nov. 2, 2016 10:15 AM

Ghost Hunting at Austin’s Spookiest Bars and Restaurants

Our favorite haunts

Food Feature, Oct. 27, 2016


Tiny cafe serves solid classics

Food Feature, Oct. 27, 2016

June's All Day

Curated dining on South Congress

Food Feature, Oct. 20, 2016

More New Restaurants Announced for Domain Northside

Daily Austin food news

Food Daily, Oct. 13, 2016 3:00 PM

Eberly, Red Ash Open This Weekend

Daily Austin food news

Food Daily, Oct. 12, 2016 3:00 PM

The ABCs of ACL Eats

Snacking at the fest is elementary

Food Feature, Oct. 6, 2016

Citizen Eatery Ready to Open Doors

Plant-based eatery will offer veggie burgers, juicy booze

Food Daily, Oct. 5, 2016 11:30 AM

Austin Food and Wine Alliance Grant Applications Now Open

Local culinary innovators to be awarded $25,000

Food Daily, Oct. 4, 2016 3:00 PM

The ABCs of ACL Eats

Snacking at the fest is elementary

Food Feature, Sep. 29, 2016

The Take-Out: Responsibility in Food Writing

How to talk more respectfully about global cuisine

Food Column, Sep. 29, 2016


Simple seafood stars in tiny space

Food Feature, Sep. 22, 2016

Boiler Nine

Three isn't necessarily a charm for La Corsha's latest venture

Food Feature, Sep. 15, 2016

AC Food Fight: Lobster Rolls

Dock & Roll and Garbo's get their claws out

Food Column, Sep. 8, 2016


Chinatown's new pan-Asian concept covers all the bases

Food Feature, Sep. 8, 2016

L'oca d'oro

Italian concept brings luxury without the pomp

Food Feature, Sep. 1, 2016

General Tso'Boy

Basic doesn't mean boring at new fast casual concept

Food Feature, Aug. 25, 2016

Austin When It Sizzles

Welcome to the 26th annual Hot Sauce Festival

Food Feature, Aug. 18, 2016

Hot Takes

What to drink with the fieriest salsas at the AC Hot Sauce Festival

Food Feature, Aug. 18, 2016

Cooking Tent Demos

Food Feature, Aug. 18, 2016

AC Hot Sauce Festival Announces Judges, Cooking Demo Talent

Celebrating 26 years of heat

Food Daily, Aug. 15, 2016 3:45 PM

AC Food Fight: Okonomiyaki

Komé and the Peached Tortilla battle for Japanese pancake supremacy

Food Column, Aug. 11, 2016

Qualifying Rounds Open for Pluckers Wing King

Final to be held at Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival

Food Daily, Aug. 5, 2016 1:30 PM

Dee Dee

Northern-Thai trailer expands Austin's global palate

Food Feature, Aug. 4, 2016

The Take-Out: Are National Food Holidays Killing Food Culture?

Foods deserve to be celebrated in more than an artificial way

Food Column, Aug. 4, 2016


ELM Group's latest project replays its greatest hits

Food Feature, Jul. 28, 2016

Making Connections at Adult Summer Camp

Because we all need a little more goofiness in our lives

Arts Feature, Jul. 28, 2016

College RoadHouse

Korean bar and restaurant captures the spirit of Austin

Food Feature, Jul. 21, 2016

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