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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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College RoadHouse

Korean bar and restaurant captures the spirit of Austin

Food Feature, Jul. 21, 2016

Yard Bar

Every dog has its day at North Austin hot spot

Food Feature, Jul. 14, 2016


Mixed offerings from Michi Ramen's little brother

Food Feature, Jul. 7, 2016

The Take-Out

Austin can't go home again

Food Column, Jul. 7, 2016

The Townsend Welcomes Sai Charan Hamsala, Shake Sounds Returns

Daily Austin food news

Food Daily, Jul. 6, 2016 2:45 PM

East Side Show Room Says Goodbye, Boiler Nine Says Hello

Daily Austin food news

Food Daily, Jul. 1, 2016 9:30 AM


Vintage-inspired bar is everything but retro

Food Feature, Jun. 30, 2016

The Take-Out

Who gets to own the story of food?

Food Column, Jun. 30, 2016

Street Now Open, Sellers Coming Soon

Daily Austin food news

Food Daily, Jun. 28, 2016 3:50 PM

Coast, Jinya Ramen Bar Set Opening Dates

Daily Austin food news

Food Daily, Jun. 24, 2016 2:15 PM

Eminent Domain

Rock Rose takes over North Austin

Food Feature, Jun. 23, 2016

The Take-Out

What's in a restaurant name?

Food Column, Jun. 23, 2016

NO VA's Brunch, Germany's Wine

Daily Austin food news

Food Daily, Jun. 22, 2016 3:15 PM

Bedside Manner: Keeping Up to Date

The search for better cocktail banter

Arts Daily, Jun. 22, 2016 1:30 PM

Swift's Attic Gets Fried

Daily Austin food news

Food Daily, Jun. 21, 2016 3:43 PM

Confituras to Open in Fall, Sophia’s to Open in July

Plus the debut of Kitty Cohen’s

Food Daily, Jun. 20, 2016 1:45 PM

Mixed Metaphors

These craft cocktails are for the books

Food Feature, Jun. 16, 2016

Dilly Deli

Neighborhood Americana goes the extra mile

Food Feature, Jun. 16, 2016

First Look: Garage's Food Program

Philip Speer innovates bar food with six easy dishes

Food Feature, Jun. 9, 2016

The Take-Out

When food writing is not delicious

Food Column, Jun. 9, 2016

Raise Your Glass to Negroni Week

Drink a cocktail, do some good

Food Daily, Jun. 8, 2016 2:30 PM

Quesoff Call For Entries Open

Daily Austin food news

Food Daily, Jun. 3, 2016 11:45 AM

Jacoby’s Announces New Concept

Grizzelda’s will bring upscale Mexican cuisine to Eastside

Food Daily, Jun. 2, 2016 2:45 PM

Casey Wilcox Lands at Second Bar + Kitchen

Daily Austin food news

Food Daily, Jun. 2, 2016 11:45 AM

AC Food Fight: Pimento Cheese

The grate war

Food Column, Jun. 2, 2016

The Take-Out

Drinking habits can be a tough thing to swallow

Food Column, Jun. 2, 2016

Goodbye to Satay, Hello to a New Justine's Chef

Daily Austin food news

Food Daily, May. 31, 2016 3:15 PM


Edgerton and Wiseheart trade preciousness for accessibility

Food Feature, May. 26, 2016

National Wine Day, Gelato World Tour

Daily Austin food news

Food Daily, May. 25, 2016 3:00 PM

Oasthouse Kitchen + Bar

Considered dining outside the core

Food Feature, May. 19, 2016

The Take-Out

Looking at Austin through new eyes

Food Column, May. 19, 2016


Clarksville gets its (not) just desserts

Food Feature, May. 12, 2016

Untapped Austin Releases Full Beer List

Forget about 2016 with 334 brews

Food Daily, Apr. 28, 2016 1:00 PM

L'Estelle House & the Drafting Room

Charming space still has a few kinks

Food Feature, Apr. 28, 2016


Domain brick-and-mortar is even better than the truck

Food Feature, Apr. 21, 2016

The Take-Out

Expecting more from Austin's institutions

Food Column, Apr. 21, 2016

Austin Food + Wine Festival Canceled: Updated

Indoor events will still be held

Food Daily, Apr. 20, 2016 1:16 PM

The Take-Out

Relearning how to eat

Food Column, Apr. 14, 2016

AC Food Fight: Caesar Salads

Lettuce get ready to rumble

Food Column, Apr. 7, 2016

Small Victory

The next generation in Austin speakeasies

Food Feature, Apr. 7, 2016

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