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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 »

3:00PM Fri. Oct. 31, Virginia B. Wood

First Look: Black's Barbecue

If there was any doubt about whether or not Lockhart's venerable Black family supports this particular foray into the Austin market, one look around the dining room should put that question to rest. The walls are graced with heirloom family photos documenting various stages of Edgar and Norma Jean Black's respected family business. Read More | Comment »

Barbecue 1:30PM Fri. Oct. 31, Virginia B. Wood

Apples to Apples

America's oldest fermented beverage all but died out with Prohibition, but apple cider is experiencing a renaissance nationally and thriving in Austin. As part of Austin Beer Week, local cider artisans will gather on the patio at East End Wines today to share samples of their wares and chat with consumers. Read More | Comment »

Beer & Food Events 12:30PM Wed. Oct. 29, Virginia B. Wood

Erica Waksmunski's Got a Brand New Bag

Earlier this year, Erica Waksmunski walked away from a high profile pastry chef position in order to start the Red Star Southern food trailer, serving Southern comfort food in the parking lot of the Grackle. She's keeping the trailer, but now she's having her cake and making it too. Read More | Comment »

Chef Profiles 10:15AM Mon. Oct. 27, 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 »

3:30PM Fri. Oct. 24, Virginia B. Wood

How to Survive Austin Beer Week

There are five gazillion beer events around town for Austin Beer Week, but there is only one of you. And as much as we enjoy watching your impromptu karaoke performances of "Oops! … I Did It Again," we want you to take care of yourself enough to reach the finish line. Read More | Comment »

Beer 2:00PM Fri. Oct. 24, Brandon Watson

Texas Book Festival: Fresh Cookbooks

The cooking tent at this weekend's Texas Book Festival is offering up one of the most enticing menus in recent years. The bill of fare includes appearances by a nationally known author, an international culinary star, and several homegrown Texas food experts. Read More | Comment »

Cookbook Reviews 10:30AM Fri. Oct. 24, Virginia B. Wood and Mick Vann

Breaking: Dog and Duck Closing

According to co-owner Jeff McKillop, the current location of the Dog and Duck Pub (406 W. 17th) will be closing on October 31. The location, open since 1990, will be torn down for new development. Read More | Comment »

12:00PM Thu. Oct. 23, Brandon Watson

Truck by Truckwest Begins Today

Get your motor running. The second annual Truck by Truckwest food truck and trailer taste-off runs Tuesday, Oct. 21 - Sunday, Oct. 26. Intrepid diners can search out more than 60 participating vendors offering samples and vote for their favorite. The winner gets a check for $10,000. Read More | Comment »

Contests 2:00PM Tue. Oct. 21, Virginia B. Wood

First Look: Patika Wine and Coffee

Andy Wiggington talks about coffee like most sommeliers talk about wine. He will point out its fruity notes or earthy balance. He casually mentions the “interesting” things that certain coffee growers have been doing with their product to define new flavors. And he can talk your ear off about how good coffee differs from bad coffee. Read More | Comment »

Restaurant Openings 2:15PM Mon. Oct. 20, 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 »

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

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