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Virginia B. Wood

Food Editor


Virginia B. Wood is a fifth-generation Texan and graduate of the University of Texas. She became a journalist after successful careers as a restaurant and hotel pastry cook and a dessert purveyor and confectioner. She joined The Austin Chronicle as a restaurant critic in 1993, created the first local restaurant news column in 1995, and became food editor in 1997.

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Overheard at the East Austin Urban Farm Tour

Food Column, Apr. 17, 2014

Sway Celebrates Thai New Year With Special Dishes

Songkran dishes augment regular menu

Food Daily, Apr. 16, 2014 1:00 PM

Pleasant Storage Room Opens Friday

Havana-inspired bar showcases cocktails and rum punches

Food Daily, Apr. 11, 2014 2:00 PM


Where there's 'Smoke' ...

Food Column, Apr. 10, 2014

4 Food Bloggers Pool Their Resources Just in Time for Passover

Creative new recipes to delight the family

Food Daily, Apr. 8, 2014 4:00 PM

Blurry Vision

The Hightower hasn't found its groove – yet

Food Feature, Apr. 3, 2014


New menus, remodeling, and a fresh crop of weekends for Austin Restaurant Week? Spring has sprung in the Austin foodie scene.

Food Column, Apr. 3, 2014

Meal Times

Food Column, Apr. 3, 2014

Noble Sandwich Company is Open on Burnet Rd.

Popular sandwich spot opens long-awaited midtown outlet

Food Daily, Apr. 2, 2014 12:00 PM

Pachanga Fest Offers Very Important Taco Passes

Eat custom tacos in exclusive hospitality area; tickets on sale today

Food Daily, Mar. 31, 2014 12:45 PM

Tiny Pies Opens Retail Store

Piemakers step up to brick-and-mortar outlet

Food Daily, Mar. 29, 2014 12:15 PM

Chain Gangs

Torchy's Tacos and Verts Kebap: two case studies in culinary expansion

Food Feature, Mar. 27, 2014


More than A-OK

Food Column, Mar. 27, 2014

It's Official: A-OK Chinese Opens Today

New eat-in, take-out Chinese eatery opens Sunday, March 23

Food Daily, Mar. 23, 2014 11:40 AM

Boomerang's Throws Moving Party

Aussie pie shop to relocate and expand

Food Daily, Mar. 21, 2014 12:15 PM


The barbecue beat, plus big news for the Omelettry

Food Column, Mar. 20, 2014

'The Grand Budapest Hotel' a Delightful Confection

Old hotels, dastardly villains, a pastry heroine, and cream puffs

Food Daily, Mar. 19, 2014 1:50 PM

Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez Invests in Local Restaurant Concept

Director, restaurateur, and chef join forces with Fresa’s

Food Daily, Mar. 14, 2014 3:35 PM

What the New Fair Market is All About

Restaurateur Jesse Herman talks about new Eastside event venue

Food Daily, Mar. 12, 2014 3:30 PM


This week's specials are kitchen fires, botanas, and biscuits

Food Column, Mar. 12, 2014

Down-home and Delicious

Behind the scenes at Rodeo Austin's annual BBQ Cook-off

Food Feature, Mar. 6, 2014


Culinary stars align for SXSW

Food Column, Mar. 6, 2014

Tiny Live Crappie and Mother's Iced Lemonade Cookies

Citywide 86'd round two offered challenging ingredients

Food Daily, Mar. 5, 2014 2:45 PM

Author Joanne Fluke at BookPeople with Sweet Treats

Creator of popular culinary mystery series signing books

Food Daily, Mar. 4, 2014 2:10 PM

Noble Sandwich Company Opens Saturday

New Northwest location offers expanded facilities

Food Daily, Feb. 28, 2014 1:30 PM


Restaurants scramble to open in time for SXSW

Food Column, Feb. 27, 2014

Third Annual Austin Food & Wine Festival Schedule Announced

Texas talent will appear alongside national culinary stars

Food Daily, Feb. 26, 2014 12:10 PM

Hungry Austinites Turn Out for Bacon & Beer Fest

Can there ever be such a thing as too much bacon?

Food Daily, Feb. 25, 2014 4:35 PM

Mardi Gras King Cakes, Coming Right Up!

Local vendors providing a key element to pre-Lenten parties

Food Daily, Feb. 25, 2014 11:00 AM

Farmers' Market Report: Feb.22-23, 2014

Get out and shop while the weather is lovely

Food Daily, Feb. 21, 2014 1:50 PM

New Technology Provides Instant Restaurant Customer Feedback

Technology finally caught up with local software developer's vision

Food Daily, Feb. 21, 2014 12:55 PM

A Uniquely Austin Duck

Daffy deconstructions and DIY interiors render an eatery that represents Austin's heart and terroir

Food Feature, Feb. 20, 2014


Rumors! Babies! SouthBites!

Food Column, Feb. 20, 2014


Winter is killing us, but at least there are some hot new restaurants to look forward to

Food Column, Feb. 13, 2014

Don't Forget the Chocolate!

Local bakers and chocolatiers have essential treats

Food Daily, Feb. 12, 2014 1:15 PM


More openings on the horizon

Food Column, Feb. 6, 2014

The Omelettry to Lose Lease in 2015

Owners currently hunting for new location

Food Daily, Feb. 5, 2014 1:10 PM

Chef Mark Schmidt Returns to Austin with New Eatery

Café 909 founder to open Blackbird and Henry in February

Food Daily, Jan. 30, 2014 12:05 PM

Tales From Reality TV

An Austin restaurateur and a Central Texas winemaker share the recipe for drama

Food Feature, Jan. 30, 2014

What If Your Restaurant Doesn't Need Redemption?

Getting Satay ready for its close-up

Food Feature, Jan. 30, 2014

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