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Melanie Haupt

Melanie Haupt earned her PhD in English at the University of Texas at Austin. In addition to her academic work, she is a blogger and freelance writer focusing on food criticism, up-and-coming dining culture, and historic Austin foodways. She is particularly interested in the intersections of feminism and the food industry.

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Nancy's Sky Garden

Good food moves to the 'burbs

Food Feature, Jul. 17, 2014

Galaxy Bakery

Food Feature, Jul. 17, 2014

The Hollow

Food Feature, Jul. 17, 2014

Ruby K's Cafe & Bakery

Food Feature, Jul. 17, 2014

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

I'll stick with peanuts and Cracker Jack

Food Feature, Jul. 17, 2014

The Cherry on Top

Stephanie McClenny and Whole Foods Market celebrate the cherry

Food Daily, Jul. 10, 2014 3:00 PM

The Wine Enthusiast

June Rodil's passion for wine has shaped her career and the way Austin drinks

Food Feature, Jun. 26, 2014

Kin & Comfort: An Early Look

Food Feature, Jun. 19, 2014

Alamo Drafthouse Pilots New Vegan Menu Items

The food-and-film enterprise goes beyond the veggie burger

Food Daily, Jun. 11, 2014 1:45 PM

Land Ho

After a rocky few months, the Vegan Yacht finds smooth sailing at Spider House

Food Feature, May. 29, 2014

The Homesick Texan's Family Table: Lone Star Cooking From My Kitchen to Yours

Cookbooks and cultural conversation starters top our summer reading list

Food Feature, May. 22, 2014

Lodge Cast Iron Nation: Great American Cooking from Coast to Coast

Food Feature, May. 22, 2014

A Food-Loving Mom’s Response to 'Fed Up'

Who is responsible for what we eat?

Food Daily, May. 19, 2014 11:30 AM

A Tall Drink of Water

Stars we love at the Paramount Summer Classic Film series

Screens Feature, May. 15, 2014

Life Is Sweet

Three talented restaurant professionals run the show at LaV

Food Feature, May. 8, 2014

How Do I Food & Wine Festival?

An Austin Food & Wine Fest newbie retraces her steps

Food Daily, Apr. 28, 2014 3:30 PM

Cupcake Truck Tour Kicks Off Food & Wine Fest

Cupcake Vineyards pairs food with fun

Food Daily, Apr. 26, 2014 8:17 AM

Eat Local, Help the Earth on April 22

Supporting environmental nonprofits is as easy as eating lunch

Food Daily, Apr. 21, 2014 12:45 PM

Trattoria Lisina's Easter Egg Hunt

Hill Country eatery has something for everyone on Easter morning.

Food Daily, Apr. 17, 2014 11:30 AM

You've Come a Long Way, Baby

East Side King has gone from a backyard trailer to street-food empire in five short years

Food Feature, Apr. 10, 2014

Salvation Pizza Parties Like It's Their Birthday

Salvation Pizza celebrates eight years and a new charity partnership

Food Daily, Mar. 28, 2014 1:50 PM

Cold Comfort

Little Barrel and Brown is still warming up

Food Feature, Mar. 27, 2014

Recap: Foodways Texas Fourth Annual Symposium

Foodways Texas looks at agriculture through different lenses

Food Daily, Mar. 25, 2014 10:00 AM

P. Terry's Launches Catering Truck

Local favorite burger chain goes mobile

Food Daily, Mar. 21, 2014 10:30 AM

Deliciously DIY

The accidentally punk rock story behind Skull & Cakebones cupcakes

Food Feature, Mar. 20, 2014

SXSW Live Shot: San Fermin

Pale, male, and Yale gets it DONE

Music Daily, Mar. 16, 2014 11:55 AM

SXSW Live Shot: Foster the People

Jell-O shot with your spring night ‘Supermodel’ pop?

Music Daily, Mar. 15, 2014 2:20 PM

'Above All Else'

Screens Feature, Mar. 15, 2014

SXSW Panel: Rock, Rattle & Roll

Get an agent, ace the proposal, and you too can biography

Music Daily, Mar. 15, 2014 12:25 AM

'We'll Never Have Paris'

Screens Feature, Mar. 14, 2014

SXSW Live Shot: Haden Triplets

Gorgeous, polished harmonies, but the live show needs work

Music Daily, Mar. 13, 2014 11:00 AM

SXSW Interview: St. Vincent

Any questions from the floor, maybe?

Music Daily, Mar. 12, 2014 5:45 PM

SXSW Live Shot: Agnes Obel

Classical Berlin spellbinder packs Central Presbyterian

Music Daily, Mar. 12, 2014 10:15 AM



Music Review, Mar. 12, 2014

Dum Dum Girls

Too True

Music Review, Mar. 12, 2014

Foster the People


Music Review, Mar. 12, 2014

Trumpeter Swan

The Magnitude of Now

Music Review, Mar. 12, 2014

Sun Kil Moon


Music Review, Mar. 12, 2014

SXSW Film Review: 'We'll Never Have Paris'

The writing is whip-smart, but the characters fall short

Screens Daily, Mar. 11, 2014 1:08 PM

SXSW Film Review: 'Above All Else'

John Fiege delivers a devastating, beautifully shot doc

SXSW Daily, Mar. 11, 2014 11:10 AM

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