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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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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

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

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