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Mick Vann

Mick Vann is a retired Austin chef who is a food writer and restaurant critic, cookbook author, restaurant consultant, and recipe developer. He moonlights as a University of Texas horticulturist with a propensity for ethnic eats and international food, particularly of the Asian persuasion, but he also knows his way around a plate of soul food or barbecue.

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Camille's Hand Dipped Ice Cream Bars

Food Feature, Jul. 17, 2014

Fire in the Hole Stone Pizza and Brew

Food Feature, Jul. 17, 2014

Texan Cafe

Food Feature, Jul. 17, 2014

Plaka Greek Cafe

Food Feature, Jul. 17, 2014

Little Kabul on Howard Lane

Chapli Kababs n Curries brings delicious Afghan cuisine to Austin

Food Feature, Jul. 10, 2014

Franklin Barbecue Reopens Tuesday, July 8

Kitchen expansion will improve service and consistency

Food Daily, Jul. 8, 2014 10:45 AM

Roadside Fuel

Gas station eats by the lake

Food Feature, Jul. 3, 2014

Mick Makes a Return Trip to Costa del Sol

Authentic Central American food crawl in a small strip center

Food Daily, Jun. 10, 2014 3:50 PM

Memorial Day Weekend Visit to Taylor Cafe

90-year-old WW II vet Vencil Mares still smoking meats in Taylor

Food Daily, Jun. 5, 2014 4:45 PM

Yucatán: Recipes from a Culinary Expedition

Food Feature, May. 22, 2014

Thailand: The Cookbook

Food Feature, May. 22, 2014

Charcutería: The Soul of Spain

Food Feature, May. 22, 2014

Heavenly Chops

Biryani Pot seduces with sublime goat rib chops

Food Feature, May. 1, 2014

Measured Edge

Weige Knives crafts custom blades for local chefs

Food Feature, Apr. 17, 2014

L.A. Chef Roy Choi Shares a Wild Tale

Bourdain-esque memoir with recipes good for reading and cooking

Food Daily, Mar. 17, 2014 3:40 PM

Burger Town

How do our hometown patties match up against the influx of trendy national chains?

Food Feature, Mar. 6, 2014

First Look at Sap’s Sibling in Allandale

Second location for Austin Thai fave Sap's Fine Thai Cuisine

Food Daily, Mar. 3, 2014 4:50 PM

Family Food Fun

The mystical Manchaca Rancho Winslow Supper Club

Food Feature, Feb. 20, 2014

Rancho Winslow Supper Club Recipes

Two popular soups

Food Feature, Feb. 20, 2014

Tickle the Ribs

The first annual 'Austin Chronicle' Invitational BBQ Beef Rib Smackdown

Food Feature, Jan. 16, 2014

The Tradition Continues With Schmidt Family Barbecue

Bee Cave gets good 'cue

Food Feature, Jan. 9, 2014

Top 10 Austin Barbecue Joints

Food Feature, Jan. 3, 2014

Pok Pok: Food and Stories From the Streets, Homes, and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand

Food Feature, Dec. 5, 2013

The Louisiana Seafood Bible: Fish Vol. 2

Food Feature, Dec. 5, 2013

Mayan Hummus (Sikil P'aak)

Food Feature, Nov. 21, 2013

Turkey Meatballs in Green Curry Broth

Food Feature, Nov. 21, 2013

A Prudent Gearhead's Guide to Good Country Eats

Reliable food near the COTA track

Food Feature, Nov. 14, 2013

Texas Pie Co.

Food Feature, Nov. 14, 2013

Wild Bubba's Wild Game Grill

Food Feature, Nov. 14, 2013

Bailey's Burgers

Food Feature, Nov. 14, 2013

El Borrego de Oro

Food Feature, Nov. 14, 2013

Taco More Grabs Us with Goat Dishes

The menu here always has us calling out for mas y mas

Food Daily, Nov. 4, 2013 10:00 AM

Boss Bangladeshi Fish at Voss

Under-the-radar Bangla joint surprises with fantastic fish dishes

Food Review, Oct. 31, 2013

Sunflower: Not Sunny Anymore

Food and service wilt in the light of day

Food Daily, Oct. 21, 2013 5:30 PM

Blue Ox BBQ

Findings from the big honkin' fire pit in Buzz Mill's backyard

Food Review, Oct. 10, 2013

Peached Tortilla Pops Up in Driftwood

Trailer food and craft beer invade tiny Driftwood, blow town away

Food Daily, Oct. 9, 2013 10:15 AM

Wholly Kabob

Persian wraps and bowls carpeted with big flavor

Food Feature, Oct. 3, 2013


North Austin fave expands to UT

Food Review, Sep. 19, 2013

Ashley, the Wonder Waitress

Texican Cafe server sets a very high standard

Food Daily, Aug. 2, 2013 11:50 AM

How the Caja China Roasting Box Got Its Nicknames

Hot box cooking method delivers delectable pork

Food Daily, Jun. 25, 2013 1:05 PM

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