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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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The Lazarus of Barbecue Rises in East Austin

Mercurial John Mueller is back at the top of his game

Food Feature, May. 23, 2013

Veni, Vidi, Vici at Vaca y Vino

Multitasking hospitality pros tackle a 1,000-pound steer at benefit event

Food Feature, May. 2, 2013

National Grilled Cheese Day

Gustidude's ode to the master of comfort food sandwiches

Food Daily, Apr. 12, 2013 1:15 PM

Full Custom Gospel BBQ Guru Daniel Vaughn Takes a Statewide Tour

BBQ Snob reveals the true nature and nuance of Texas barbecue

Food Daily, Apr. 4, 2013 9:30 AM

East 12th Kafe

Soul and a smile at 12th and Springdale

Food Review, Apr. 4, 2013

Two Pals Pop Their Pie-Making Cherries for National Pi Day, March 14

A sordid tale of two pie-making neophytes rolling in dough

Food Daily, Mar. 14, 2013 3:10 PM

Seeking XLB

In search of the mystical soup dumpling

Food Feature, Feb. 14, 2013

Xiao Long Bau Recipe

Soup Dumplings and Soup Buns: Serves 16 (about 64 dumplings)

Food Feature, Feb. 14, 2013

Monday Means Red Beans & Rice

Mick makes 'em Cajun style, we guarantee

Food Daily, Feb. 11, 2013 1:45 PM

Chinese New Year 2013

Asian communities worldwide celebrate the year of the snake

Food Daily, Feb. 2, 2013 2:15 PM

Pars Deli Serves Perfect Persian on Burnet Road

Underrated food, great value, laid back atmosphere draw me back

Food Daily, Jan. 29, 2013 3:00 PM

Micklethwait Craft Meats

Hard to pronounce, sublime to eat

Food Review, Jan. 24, 2013

'The Taste' Recap

The first nibble of ABC's unsavory new cooking competition

Food Daily, Jan. 23, 2013 10:30 AM

Melvin's Deli Comfort

Melvin, a slightly off-kilter couple that excels at making some of Austin's best sandwiches

Food Review, Jan. 17, 2013

Top 10 Pork Dishes of 2012

Food Feature, Jan. 4, 2013

Mi Ranchito II Never Fails to Satisfy

Guacamole, Mexican burgers, or huge bowls of caldo, it's all good here

Food Daily, Jan. 3, 2013 11:00 AM

Good Luck Eats for New Year's Day

Southern food traditions and recipes to ensure prosperity in 2013

Food Daily, Dec. 29, 2012 10:00 AM

Rancho Winslow Fin del Mundo Fiesta/Slumber Party

The world didn't end but the feast was fit for the end of time

Food Daily, Dec. 26, 2012 4:20 PM

Thirteenth B'ak'tun Bacchanalia

A Mayan feast fit for the end of the world or the beginnings of a new age

Food Feature, Dec. 20, 2012

Long Live R.O.'s

The Osbans are back in business in a trailer on their own land

Food Review, Dec. 20, 2012

'BBQ Pitmasters' Returns on a New Network

Aaron Franklin back as a judge on reality cooking competition show

Food Daily, Dec. 16, 2012 10:30 AM

China Dynasty

No frills, just consistently excellent Chinese food

Food Review, Dec. 13, 2012

Big Night at the Barber Shop

Dripping Springs brewpub hosts Austin caterers

Food Daily, Dec. 11, 2012 3:15 PM

India: The Cookbook

Food Feature, Dec. 6, 2012

The Lebanese Kitchen

Food Feature, Dec. 6, 2012

Stuffed Locally

Give thanks for the local harvest with these market-fresh recipes

Food Feature, Nov. 21, 2012

The Turkey Chronicles: Roasted

How to roast a perfect turkey

Food Daily, Nov. 20, 2012 12:08 PM

The Turkey Chronicles: Deep Fried

Deep-frying your holiday bird

Food Daily, Nov. 20, 2012 11:59 AM

Turkey Gravy: The Do-Ahead Part of the Meal

Cut down on Thanksgiving stress (and saucepans)

Food Daily, Nov. 19, 2012 5:20 PM

'Dangerous Grounds' Debuts on Travel Channel

Todd Carmichael's world-wide search for coffee beans is now a series

Food Daily, Nov. 5, 2012 2:50 PM

Where to Feed the Guy Who Wrote the Book on Meat

Visiting author Bruce Aidells goes to Stiles Switch Barbecue

Food Daily, Oct. 30, 2012 2:05 PM

Hot Chocolate for Cool Weather

Homemade hot chocolate mix will warm up your day

Food Daily, Oct. 26, 2012 2:05 PM

The Salt Lick Cookbook: A Story of Land, Family, and Love

Food Feature, Oct. 25, 2012

The Great Meat Cookbook

Food Feature, Oct. 25, 2012

Burma: Rivers of Flavor

Food Feature, Oct. 25, 2012

Pakwan Indian Restaurant & Bar

Food Feature, Oct. 18, 2012

Clarence Birdseye, Culinary Pioneer (1886-1956)

October 7 was the anniversary of inventor's death.

Food Daily, Oct. 10, 2012 12:39 PM

Burgers & Booze: Spec's is the Place

Burgers and tots make good eating and good memories.

Food Daily, Sep. 26, 2012 3:13 PM

Regional Mexican Cuisine at La Casita

Chronicle critic Mick Vann is always on the hunt for great ethnic food.

Food Daily, Sep. 5, 2012 7:01 PM

Mick's Kolache Chronicles

Mick Vann and a Pal Stop in Ellinger for Kolaches

Food Daily, Aug. 29, 2012 11:30 AM

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