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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 »

4:00PM Fri. Oct. 17, Virginia B. Wood

First Look: Delysia Chocolatier

Nicole Patel is an engineer by trade and a self-taught chocolatier by virtue of passion. Her award-winning line of sophisticated Delysia chocolates will now have the opportunity for wider acclaim with the opening of a new production facility that is as sleek and efficiently organized as the young chocolate maker herself. Read More | Comment »

Artisan Food Products 2:15PM Fri. Oct. 17, Virginia B. Wood

Can Thug Kitchen Stand the Heat?

When I spoke to Michelle Davis and Matt Holloway, the authors of the previously anonymous blog Thug Kitchen and its accompanying cookbook (released October 7), shit hadn’t gotten that real yet. Sure, people were pissed that the L.A.­-based duo turned out to be young, white, hipsters – but the real drama lay ahead. Read More | Comment »

Book Signing Events 3:30PM Wed. Oct. 15, Melanie Haupt

Culinary Ladies of the Eighties: Foo Swasdee

In recent years, we've become accustomed to women with culinary degrees being in charge Austin restaurant kitchens, but since chef Foo Swasdee opened Satay in 1987, she has possibly been the only person with a doctorate in food science owning and running a local restaurant. Read More | Comment »

Chef Profiles 1:45PM Wed. Oct. 15, Virginia B. Wood

Paul Qui Is So Hot Right Now

We sometimes wonder if Paul Qui practices his cross-armed pose in front of a mirror in preparation for the next photo shoot. We're sure it helps to have a Blue Steel when the national press has your number on speed dial. Read More | Comment »

12:45PM Wed. Oct. 15, Brandon Watson

Think Pink (and Green)

October marks the beginning of slightly cooler temperatures, pumpkin flavored everything, and more importantly, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Read More | Comment »

Benefits 3:00PM Tue. Oct. 14, Carmen Rising and Ashley Ratcliffe

First Look: Drinks Lounge

When prompted for his opinion of the new digs, a neighbor – and already a regular – looks around, leaning on the bar with crossed arms. He nods, “Yeah, it’s pretty good.” [Pauses.] “I like shitholes, though. This place is too clean.” Read More | Comment »

Cocktails 3:30PM Mon. Oct. 13, Adrienne Whitehorse

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 »

2:30PM Fri. Oct. 10, Virginia B. Wood

First Look: St. Philip

St. Philip had only been open to the public a few days when we dropped in for lunch this week. A construction crew was putting finishing touches on the patio and there was still some shelving missing in the bakeshop. However, the dining room was fairly full and the aromas emanating from the open kitchen soon had our mouths watering. Read More | Comment »

Restaurant Openings 1:00PM Fri. Oct. 10, Virginia B. Wood

Oasis Texas Brewing Co. Strikes Gold

Several Central Texas breweries participated in last weekend's Great American Beer Festival in Denver, but the fledgling Oasis Texas Brewing Co. was the only Austin brewery to bring home a gold medal. Read More | Comment »

Beer 3:00PM Tue. Oct. 7, Virginia B. Wood

Blue Bell Rap Wins Video Contest

The folks at Blue Bell Creameries received plenty of unique submissions to their recent video contest, but one man's distinctive rap song about the homegrown Texas ice cream brand earned him a spot in an upcoming national television commercial. Read More | Comment »

Contests 2:45PM Mon. Oct. 6, 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 »

1:30PM Fri. Oct. 3, Virginia B. Wood

Drizly Delivers Drunkenness to Your Door

With the success of Favor, the food and sundries delivery service, one of the few things left that can't be delivered to your door is the lifeblood of Austin, alcohol. Well that drought is about to end with the introduction of Drizly to our buzzed burg. Read More | Comment »

Beer 9:00AM Thu. Oct. 2, James Renovitch

SXSW Expands SouthBites Programming

After branching out to education, the environment, and sports, it was only a matter of time before South by Southwest wanted to invite you to dinner. Last year, SXSW Interactive debuted a block of SouthBites food-related programming. Turns out there was a pretty big appetite. Read More | Comment »

Beer & Food Events 2:00PM Tue. Sep. 30, Brandon Watson

Tornado Survivor Wins Turkey Trot Poster Contest

Terri Caldwell Bennett's life-long hobby of drawing and painting in private is going public in a big way this fall. The entire city of Austin will see her artwork on the t-shirts, posters, and all other promotional materials for the 24th annual Thundercloud Turkey Trot. The win couldn't have come at a better time. Read More | Comment »

Contests 11:30AM Mon. Sep. 29, Virginia B. Wood

Springdale Farm Aid

In the days when Texas was a mostly rural, agrarian society, communities came together in difficult circumstances. Barns were raised, crops harvested, and folks helped out their neighbors. Austin's close-knit food community is upholding that historic tradition this weekend with a benefit for Springdale Farm. Read More | Comment »

Virginia's On the Range 11:00AM Sat. Sep. 27, Virginia B. Wood

Five Questions with Brady Lowe

On Sunday, there's going to be a smack down. Five chefs will be duking it out to be the Cochon Heritage BBQ King, transforming 200 pound heritage breed pigs into six dishes for a panel of distinguished judges (and one Chronicle food editor). Read More | Comment »

Contests 3:00PM Fri. Sep. 26, Brandon Watson

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 »

11:30AM Fri. Sep. 26, Virginia B. Wood

Gabrielle Hamilton Cooks in Austin

Gabrielle Hamilton, chef/owner of the popular Prune restaurant on Manhattan's Lower East Side, will present dinner Friday night on the rooftop deck of the Contemporary Austin Downtown. The dinner is hosted by Tribeza magazine as part of the 11th annual Austin Style Week and benefits Creative Action. Read More | Comment »

Chef Profiles 3:30PM Wed. Sep. 24, Virginia B. Wood

Chef Francis Mallmann Brings Fire to Austin

Internationally renowned Argentine chef and live-fire cooking guru Francis Mallmann brings his outdoor cooking fire pits to Austin again this week, celebrating Central Market's 20th Anniversary at a sold-out party on Thursday night and promoting a new cookbook in the bargain. Read More | Comment »

Cookbook Reviews 1:00PM Wed. Sep. 24, Virginia B. Wood

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