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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.

32 articles in 2011

The Food of Morocco

A collection of cookbook gift ideas for 2011

Food Feature, Dec. 8, 2011

The Book of Tapas

The best cookbook gift ideas for 2011

Food Feature, Dec. 8, 2011

Blue Bell Seasonals

Blue Bell gifts us with merrymaking noms

Food Feature, Dec. 8, 2011


The maestro of fried catfish returns to East Austin

Food Review, Dec. 1, 2011

La Fruta Feliz

Get your goat fix

Food Review, Dec. 1, 2011

La Chaparrita

Worthy ceviche from a mall food court? Trust us.

Food Review, Nov. 23, 2011


Finally we can condone getting Sauced at the mall

Food Review, Nov. 23, 2011

Barbacoa Smackdown

Hey, sweet cheeks!

Food Feature, Oct. 27, 2011

Chews Wisely

2011 Texas Book Festival cookbook reviews

Food Feature, Oct. 20, 2011

Indian Spicy Kitchen

This worthy new joint will get your goat

Food Review, Oct. 6, 2011

Mi Kfecito

Food Feature, Sep. 29, 2011

Cuban Sandwich Cafe

Food Feature, Sep. 29, 2011

Chefs' Night Out

Some top local chefs talk about where they go when they eat out

Food Feature, Sep. 15, 2011

Pepper Pairing Primer

There's more to chiles than just the heat

Food Feature, Aug. 25, 2011

Mapo Doufu Beatdown

Yum, like it hot

Food Feature, Aug. 11, 2011

Live Oak Barbecue

The Eastside gets another superlative house of meat

Food Review, Aug. 4, 2011

'Chronicle' 2011 Lake Food: Trailers

Cupcakes take over Lakeway; citizens rejoice

Food Feature, Jun. 30, 2011

Franklin Barbecue

Aaron Franklin is king of all pit masters

Food Review, Jun. 23, 2011

Buda Grocery & Grill

Put this spot on your foodie radar

Food Review, Jun. 9, 2011

Austin-Based Restaurant Chains

Food Feature, Jun. 2, 2011

A Knead To Read

Sit down with a book when it's too hot to cook

Food Feature, May. 26, 2011

The Recipes Behind the Restaurants

Some favorite cookbooks from some favorite local eateries

Food Feature, May. 19, 2011

All-City Subs

All-City is a cut above

Food Review, May. 5, 2011

Pho Dan

If it's good enough for Vietnamese grannies, it's probably really good

Food Review, Apr. 28, 2011

Goan, Goan ... Konkan

New India Cuisine gives South Austinites an option for Indian in the neighborhood, while the people-watching is solid gold

Food Review, Apr. 14, 2011

La Feria

Welcome to the home of the Mexican breakfast

Food Feature, Mar. 16, 2011


Food Feature, Mar. 16, 2011

SXSW: Austin Dining From Yawn Till Dawn

Some late-night lifesavers to keep you well-fed in the wee hours of SXSW

Food Feature, Mar. 10, 2011

Let the Good Times Roll

Good food to get you in the mood for Mardi Gras

Food Feature, Mar. 3, 2011

Mi Ranchito Taqueria

This could become your go-to Mexican restaurant

Food Review, Feb. 3, 2011

A+A Sichuan China

A+, A+A!

Food Review, Jan. 20, 2011

Mick Vann's Top 10 Food Trailers

Food Feature, Jan. 6, 2011

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