Austin’s food community may like to keep it local, but we are still a part of the world community. This week, two events are raising money to bring humanitarian aid to Nepal after the devastating April earthquake.
Brandon Testa has been fascinated with barcraft ever since moving to Austin for college. Eventually, that led to his own place. Finding the right location wasn’t easy, but he has now forged his first creation: Craftsman.
Every year, Austin’s generally supportive culinary scene sheds all its niceties. Jewelry comes off, knives come out, and blood flies everywhere. Sure, that blood may be from a humanely raised lamb heart, but the point is that Citywide 86’d gets intense. It’s like the Thunderdome, except Tina Turner isn’t trying to shoot you with a tiny crossbow.
The Alamo could well be the only place Austin's globetrotting Top Chef Paul Qui hasn't been photographed. That is until tonight when he walks the red carpet at the gala Texas Honors event being held at the "Shrine of Texas Liberty" in San Antonio.
Steven Cak and Jessica Peterson are a pastry and savory chef team with a desire to create their own business. They're currently scouting North Central Austin locations for a New York-style bagel store with artisan sandwiches and cured meats.
The newest Mexican restaurant in Cedar Park takes its name from the popular Mexican folk song, Cielito Lindo. And just like the chorus proclaims, a visit there to enjoy the authentic flavors of the Mexican Interior will have you singing, not crying, and is sure to “gladden your heart.”