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EAST Eats: Sa-Tén

Sa-Tén can be a little difficult to find. We passed it twice before we noticed a small, collapsible sign. Finding the cafe tucked into a corner of the Canopy's gallery space was like being let in on a secret. With the East Austin Studio Tour heading into the second weekend, it's one we expect won't be kept long. Read More | Comment »

Restaurant Openings 1:00PM Thu. Nov. 20, Andrew Thomas

It's Time for Wine and Swine

The Austin Food and Wine Alliance hosts their fourth annual Wine and Swine pig cook-off this Sunday, Nov. 23. More than 20 Texas chefs will demonstrate their mastery of pork cookery while they compete for a $1,000 cash prize and raise money to fund culinary innovation in Central Texas. Read More | Comment »

Food & Wine Events 10:00AM Wed. Nov. 19, Virginia B. Wood

Have Whipped Cream, Will Travel

There are plenty of great pies within the Austin city limits, but sometimes we like to take a day trip. Cafes and pie shops all over Central Texas are justifiably famous for their holiday treats. The Chronicle food staff will not rest until we try all of them. Read More | Comment »

3:00PM Tue. Nov. 18, Virginia B. Wood

Culinary Ladies of the Eighties: Susan Auler

Fall Creek Vineyards has long been one of the most successful and well-respected wineries in Texas. In the Eighties, founders Ed and Susan Auler set out to establish the Texas Hill Country as an American Viticultural Area (AVA) and wound up helping to put Austin on the national culinary map in the process. Read More | Comment »

Virginia's On the Range 3:30PM Mon. Nov. 17, Virginia B. Wood

Wheatsville Drops Eden Foods

Today Wheatsville Co-op announced that its membership had voted to remove Eden Foods products from its shelves. The packaged organic giant was among the companies calling for an end to Obamacare's contraception mandate. Read More | Comment »

5:01PM Fri. Nov. 14, Brandon Watson

EAST Eats: King Bee Lounge

Billy Hankey is glad to be back on the Eastside. The mixologist helmed the Good Knight bar on East Sixth from 2008 to 2011. From there, he picked up pace as bar manager at Second Bar + Kitchen and Bar Congress downtown. Some of his former patrons followed him, waxing nostalgic over his knighted days. Read More | Comment »

Cocktails 4:30PM Fri. Nov. 14, Amira Jensen

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. Nov. 14, Virginia B. Wood

First Look: Taco Flats

"Come for the drinks. Stay for the tacos!" Read More | Comment »

Restaurant Openings 12:00PM Fri. Nov. 14, Adrienne Whitehorse

The No-DIY Thanksgiving

If your idea of Thanksgiving is being grateful for not doing all the cooking, the following folks are willing to help. We've located a cornucopia of breads, meats, side dishes, whole meals, and sweets – even turduckens. All you have to do is just order ahead and enjoy. Read More | Comment »

Virginia's On the Range 3:30PM Thu. Nov. 13, Virginia B. Wood

Celebrate Texas Wine on International Tempranillo Day

Tempranillo is the world famous grape that forms the backbone of two of Spain’s most majestic wines, Rioja and Ribera del Duero. So why are we talking about Texas wines? Read More | Comment »

Wines 12:30PM Wed. Nov. 12, Wes Marshall

First Look: Counter Cafe East

Debbie Davis and her business partners were not about to find themselves casualties of the rapid redevelopment of Downtown, so they were proactive in finding an alternative home for their popular Counter Cafe. Read More | Comment »

Restaurant Openings 3:00PM Tue. Nov. 11, 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 »

2:00PM Fri. Nov. 7, Virginia B. Wood

Celis Gypsy Collaboration Brew Debut

Renowned brewer Christine Celis, daughter of modern Austin craft brewing pioneer Pierre Celis, is releasing the newest creation in her distinctive Gypsy Collaboration series tonight, Nov. 6, at Uncle Billy's Brew & Que. Read More | Comment »

Beer 4:55PM Thu. Nov. 6, Virginia B. Wood

My Sister's Altar

When I first wrote about creating altars for the departed in observance of Día de los Muertos, it was from the perspective of a reporter fascinated with an aspect of Mexican culture. At the time, I even speculated about what items I might include, but it was an intellectual exercise fairly removed from long dead loved ones. This year was different. Read More | Comment »

Obituaries 11:45AM Thu. Nov. 6, Virginia B. Wood

Maybe, In Heaven, All the Toothpicks Taste Like Single Malt Scotch

"Provisions For Men" is how STAG describes what they sell, although I'm guessing that's more a ploy toward attracting customers of any sex or gender seeking a certain classic style of masculinity – of which scotch-flavored toothpicks might be a worthy example of the myriad details pertaining thereunto. Read More | Comment »

Artisan Food Products 10:00AM Mon. Nov. 3, Wayne Alan Brenner

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

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