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Food-o-File: Weekend Lagniappe

Sometimes there is too much Austin food news to squeeze into the print edition of the Chronicle. Rather than wait a week, we've decided to give our readers a little bite of something extra. Read More | Comment »

Virginia's On the Range 2:40PM Sat. Feb. 28, Virginia B. Wood

Food-o-File: Friday Lagniappe

Sometimes there is too much Austin food news to squeeze into the print edition of the Chronicle. Rather than wait a week, we've decided to give our readers a little bite of something extra. Read More | Comment »

Virginia's On the Range 1:05PM Fri. Feb. 27, Virginia B. Wood

Chez Zee Welcomes Guest Chef

Bjarni Bequette, executive chef of Iceland's Fosshotel chain, brings a taste of Iceland to Chez Zee American Bistro this weekend. It's a great chance for curious Austinites to learn about Icelandic cuisine as well as travel opportunities to the exotic eco-tourism destination. Read More | Comment »

Virginia's On the Range 12:30PM Thu. Feb. 26, Virginia B. Wood

Chipotle Outlets Support Urban Roots

All 19 Chipotle Mexican Grill locations in the Austin metro area are participating in an all-day fundraiser to generate a $15,000 donation to Urban Roots on Thursday, Feb. 26. Read More | Comment »

Benefits 11:30AM Thu. Feb. 26, Virginia B. Wood

First Look: Sala & Betty

After a long career in the fine-dining sector of Austin's Downtown restaurant scene, chef and restaurateur Teresa Wilson's newest eatery is a neighborhood spot with families in mind. At Sala & Betty, the busy working mom says she's offering good food - fast - prepared with tender loving care. Read More | Comment »

Restaurant Openings 2:30PM Wed. Feb. 25, Virginia B. Wood

First Look: Stay Gold

The Austin bar scene has added names to its roll call at a dizzying pace in recent years. Drinking establishments have spilled into neighborhoods and found their ways into nooks and crannies, from old parking garages like Garage to even rooms within bars, like the hidden Vinyl within The Chicago House. Read More | Comment »

Cocktails 3:50PM Tue. Feb. 24, Amira Jensen

Porter Ale House Win Slips Away

Last week, Austin's popular new Porter Ale House & Gastropub faced off against Miami's equally hot Tongue & Cheek in a battle of burgers and bar food. For the first time this season, neither team managed to pass the two-hour pressure test. A strong performance in the finale would determine the winner. Read More | Comment »

Food TV 2:15PM Mon. Feb. 23, Virginia B. Wood

Food-o-File: Friday Lagniappe

Sometimes there is too much Austin food news to squeeze into the print edition of the Chronicle. Rather than wait a week, we've decided to give our readers a little bite of something extra. Read More | Comment »

Virginia's On the Range 1:00PM Fri. Feb. 20, Virginia B. Wood

Culinary Ladies of the Eighties: Elaine Martin

When Elaine Martin, Dorsey Barger, and James Lance opened a restaurant on Manor Road in 1988, they had no grand designs about becoming the anchor tenant of a busy restaurant row or pioneering the local garden-to-table movement. They did both. 25 years later, Elaine Martin and Eastside Cafe are still there. Read More | Comment »

Chef Profiles 3:30PM Wed. Feb. 18, Virginia B. Wood

First Look: Fixe

Once upon a time, Keith House, director of operations at Eddie V’s took his executive chef, James Robert, to lunch and made a proposition. Read More | Comment »

Restaurant Openings 3:00PM Mon. Feb. 16, Rachel Feit

Food-o-File: Friday Lagniappe

Sometimes there is too much Austin food news to squeeze into the print edition of the Chronicle. Rather than wait a week, we've decided to give our readers a little bite of something extra. Read More | Comment »

5:00PM Sat. Feb. 14, Virginia B. Wood

Barlata is Really Dynamite!

On Best New Restaurant this week, Austinites Daniel Olivella and Vanessa Jerez of Barlata Tapas Bar faced off against the owners of Miami's R House, chef Rocco Carulli and his lawyer husband, Owen Bale. Great flavors, hospitality experience, and impressive teamwork garnered the win for Barlata. Read More | Comment »

Food TV 3:15PM Fri. Feb. 13, Virginia B. Wood

Food-o-File

The confluence of Valentine's Day, Mardi Gras, and Chinese New Year over the next week offers plenty of opportunities for gustatory indulgences. Here are some ideas. Read More | Comment »

3:00PM Thu. Feb. 12, Virginia B. Wood

First Plates Extra Helpings: The Perfect Pop

As a movie theatre grunt, I served as the human assistant to the house's giant popcorn machine: a stainless steel chamber with clear plastic windows and a kettle inside suspended from the top. Read More | Comment »

4:00PM Wed. Feb. 11, Sara Reihani

First Plates Extra Helpings: Mardi Gras 2015: Good Time Rolls

"Let the good times roll!"? Time to let out that belt notch, and let those belly rolls roll around in this food parade. Read More | Comment »

9:30AM Tue. Feb. 10, Kate X Messer

First Plates Extra Helpings: Riding the Snackwave to Indulgentown

As I watched Liz Lemon sing “workin’ on my night cheese” on 30 Rock, my eyes lit up in recognition. Finally, a kindred spirit, a female character openly expressing her love of disgusting food – and in a Snuggie® on the couch, no less. Read More | Comment »

8:45AM Mon. Feb. 9, Andrea Kinnison

Food-o-File: Friday Lagniappe

This week, our usual food section gave way to our annual First Plates food awards. But that doesn't mean that the news stopped. Rather than wait a week, we've decided to give our readers a little bite of something extra. Read More | Comment »

Virginia's On the Range 4:45PM Fri. Feb. 6, Virginia B. Wood

Execution Issues Trip Jezebel

Wednesday night's episode of Bravo's Best New Restaurant featured a battle of restaurants with unique service concepts – the quirky American dim-sum at the Church Key in West Hollywood and Austin's Restaurant Jezebel where chef Parind Vora promises couture cuisine based on interviews with individual diners. It didn't quite work out that way. Read More | Comment »

Food TV 1:00PM Fri. Feb. 6, Virginia B. Wood

All Hail the King Cake

In New Orleans, king cakes are a regular feature of the Carnival season, showing up for the Feast of the Epiphany (January 6th) and holding a place of honor at parties and celebrations through Mardi Gras, the Tuesday before Lent begins. Read More | Comment »

12:00PM Fri. Feb. 6, Virginia B. Wood

First Plates Extra Helpings: The Best Chicken-Fried Steak Is the One in Front of You

When I was a kid, chicken-fried steak was my favorite restaurant food. A big slab of meat encased in batter and fried, accompanied by a big scoop of mashed potatoes and green beans, was the perfect meal. With everything smothered in white gravy, the dish contained all of the major food groups for a growing boy. Read More | Comment »

9:30AM Fri. Feb. 6, Gerald E. McLeod

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