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Why Can't We Bee Friends?

Central Texas Bee Rescue and the W Hotel hosted the second annual Black & Yellow Gala and Fashion Show yesterday, using the open-air pool deck despite the steady drizzle coming down throughout the event. Read More | Comment »

Benefits 2:25PM Fri. Apr. 18, Claire Gordon

Farmers' Market Report: April 19-20, 2014

Fruitful Hills Farm has beaten all the other farmers to the punch, and brought the first zucchini and yellow crookneck squash of the season to last week’s market, and they have more to bring this Saturday  (Sunset Valley and Barton Creek). Read More | Comment »

Farmers' Market Report 11:30AM Fri. Apr. 18, Kate Thornberry

Wines of the Week

Easter is Sunday, April 20, and Earth Day is April 22. Given the feasts that a lot of families are likely to have this week, it seemed like a good time to find some good, earth-friendly Cabernets. Read More | Comment »

Wines 11:00AM Fri. Apr. 18, Wes Marshall

Trattoria Lisina's Easter Egg Hunt

There are Easter egg hunts all over the city catering toward kids and their relentless need for candy and trinkets, but very few that cater to adults and their needs, too. And by needs, I mean carbohydrates and wine. Read More | Comment »

Beer & Food Events 11:30AM Thu. Apr. 17, Melanie Haupt

And the Stars Realign

“Yeah, I heard you can drive through Lubbock, roll down your window, and Texas Tech will throw a degree in,” said the asshole, his lips upturned in a smug smile. Immediately self-conscious, I wanted to disappear through the floor. It was 2005, at Star Bar, and it was the last time I would venture to that bar. Read More | Comment »

Beer 4:19PM Wed. Apr. 16, Anna Toon

Sway Celebrates Thai New Year With Special Dishes

Thailand's Songkran festival takes its name from the Sanskrit word for "astrological passage" and commemorates the coming of the New Year. The kitchen at Sway offers an enticing list of special menu items to enhance the celebration. Read More | Comment »

Virginia's On the Range 1:00PM Wed. Apr. 16, Virginia B. Wood

The North Door's Got Game

So you haven’t got your menu planned out for this season’s viewing of Game of Thrones? What, you cancelled your HBO account because it was costing too much cheddar? Don’t worry, the North Door’s got you covered. They are hosting viewing parties on Sundays this season, complete with themed cocktails and thin crust pizzas. Read More | Comment »

Cocktails 11:30AM Wed. Apr. 16, Rachel Feit

Free Chocolate!

When national frozen yogurt giant Pinkberry moved in across the street, local yogurt shop Froyoyo felt the pinch. Owners Joan and Dave Duce decided to expand their store in a totally different direction: craft chocolate. Read More | Comment »

Artisan Food Products 12:50PM Tue. Apr. 15, Kate Thornberry

Pleasant Storage Room Opens Friday

Austin's newest custom cocktail lounge, the Pleasant Storage Room (208 W. Fourth), opens Friday, April 11, in the former home of the Stacked Burger Bar, at the same street address as Peche and Cedar Street Courtyard. Read More | Comment »

Cocktails 2:00PM Fri. Apr. 11, Virginia B. Wood

The Farmers’ Market Report: April 12-13, 2014

This week marks the beginning of not just rhubarb, but artichokes, too! The miraculously late spring we've been enjoying has meant longer seasons for the cool weather crops, and some late arrivals, like these. Read More | Comment »

Farmers' Market Report 11:30AM Fri. Apr. 11, Kate Thornberry

First Look at Friends & Neighbors

Although it might be easy to miss at first glance, one of the houses along E. Cesar Chavez recently opened its doors for guests to stay awhile. Entrepreneurs Greg Mathews and Jade Place Mathews teamed up with friend Jill Bradshaw to open Friends & Neighbors, a chic boutique and café offering hand-picked accoutrements for every room of the house. Read More | Comment »

Food Retailers 1:58PM Wed. Apr. 9, Amira Jensen

4 Food Bloggers Pool Their Resources Just in Time for Passover

4 Bloggers Dish: Passover: Modern Twists on Traditional Flavors an eBook by food bloggers Whitney Fisch, Liz Rueven, Sarah Lasry, and Amy Kritzer (now available via amazon.com for $3.99 and compatible for Kindle, iPad, and Nook) Read More | Comment »

Cookbook Reviews 4:00PM Tue. Apr. 8, Virginia B. Wood

My D̶i̶n̶n̶e̶r̶ Breakfast with A̶n̶d̶r̶e̶ Omelet

You wake up, with or without a hangover, and it's SXSW, so your usual schedule is already … how shall we put this gently? Your usual schedule is already Fucked Beyond Recognition? Read More | Comment »

Product Reviews 3:44PM Mon. Apr. 7, Wayne Alan Brenner

Lucky Robot Adds Spring Menu Items

South Congress’ Lucky Robot wants guests to take advantage of their sidewalk seating now that the weather has warmed. They've added several new dishes inspired by Japanese street food to get the ball rolling. Read More | Comment »

Virginia's On the Range 1:45PM Fri. Apr. 4, Gracie Salem

Farmers' Market Report: April 5-6, 2014

Flowers are entering their finest season in Central Texas, and it is now possible to get amazing locally grown bouquets at all the markets. Prices range from $7-15, and you can’t get fresher, longer-lasting flowers anywhere. Read More | Comment »

Farmers' Market Report 12:15PM Fri. Apr. 4, Kate Thornberry

Wine of the Week

There are so many wines from Italy that you could spend your whole life tasting and never get through them all. Dalla Terra is one company that seems intent on discovering the tiniest small-production vineyards, especially those that focus on the most obscure grapes the country has to offer. Read More | Comment »

Wines 11:30AM Fri. Apr. 4, Wes Marshall

Farmgrass Fest '14

When farmer Jane Levan broke her arm a little more than a year ago, it was a disaster. Jane and Terry Levan, like most small farmers and ranchers in Texas, could not afford individual health insurance policies. Read More | Comment »

Benefits 1:00PM Thu. Apr. 3, Kate Thornberry

Spent: Trouble Brewing for Local Breweries and Farms

The mutually beneficial relationship between brewers and farmers may soon be coming to an end. As part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the FDA has proposed new and pervasive regulations governing the use of spent grain for animal feed. Read More | Comment »

Beer 11:15AM Thu. Apr. 3, Anna Toon

Noble Sandwich Company is Open on Burnet Rd.

The Noble Sandwich Company (4805 Burnet Rd.) is finally here. This week's debut of the eagerly-anticipated sandwich shop, deli, and charcuterie is being met with enthusiasm by midtown neighbors. Read More | Comment »

Restaurant Openings 12:00PM Wed. Apr. 2, Virginia B. Wood

Perfecting the 'Craft'

The Texas craft beer industry contributed more than $2.3 billion to the Texas economy in 2012, while the Texas Craft Brewers Guild projects the number to rise to $5.6 billion by 2020. As states around the country experience double digit growth, filmmaker and Certified Cicerone Craig Noble set out to document his personal journey in craft beer. Read More | Comment »

Beer & Food Events 11:00AM Tue. Apr. 1, Anna Toon

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