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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.

10 articles in 2003

Someone's in the Kitchen With Santa

Recommended cookbooks for holiday gift giving

Food Feature, Dec. 12, 2003

The Pyramids

Where to find some of the finest pastichio, moussaka, and moi-moi in Austin

Food Feature, Oct. 3, 2003

Bismillah Restaurant

Food Feature, Oct. 3, 2003

The Asian Destination

With a new sushi bar, Suzi’s bolsters Its already brilliant menu

Food Feature, Sep. 19, 2003

Pud Cha Catfish at Madam Mam's Noodles and More

An Exploration of the Hot Dishes in a Hot City, Or Where to Go When You're Not at Waterloo Park

Food Feature, Aug. 22, 2003

Tiger Cry at Thai Kitchen

Food Feature, Aug. 22, 2003

Rubies Among the Shooting Stars

A trip to the headwaters of the Pecos River in July 1976 resulted in the culinary surprise of a lifetime.

Food Feature, Aug. 8, 2003

Jimmie and Georgia

At their Southern Dinette, family-style soul food took on a whole new meaning.

Food Feature, Jul. 4, 2003

Around the World ...

In 28 ethnic markets: where to shop when you want to live locally and eat globally

Food Feature, Feb. 28, 2003

Table Fable

When a waiter forgets the customer and the service, even good food can be tough to swallow, as Mick Vann discovered on a recent visit to the Tea House.

Food Feature, Jan. 10, 2003

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