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Hopper Energy Bars Ready to Jump Into the Local Market

Jack Ceadel’s got an energy bar, one of those nutty-grainy sort of things that you eat on-the-go or as a between-meal snack, and, oddly, it’s as tasty as a dessert. Read More | Comment »

1:30PM Tue. Jun. 17, Wayne Alan Brenner

Michael Angelo's Feeds Folks Family Style

Michael Angelo Renna and his mother, Sara Agnello, had what was considered an unconventional business model when they began Michael Angelo's Gourmet Foods over 30 years ago. Read More | Comment »

2:00PM Tue. Jun. 3, Amira Jensen

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 »

12:50PM Tue. Apr. 15, Kate Thornberry

Staycation In Style and Altruism

Animal lovers and foodies may unite once again for a mutually beneficial local cause: Emancipet’s 4th annual Sit Stay Day. Each unique kit features a bounty of local goodies, to be delivered on February 13, and helps Emancipet continue to offer low-cost and free veterinary services. Read More | Comment »

11:03AM Thu. Feb. 6, Jessi Cape

Farmers Market Report: Sept. 7-8, 2013

Day after hundred-degree day, it doesn’t seem like the seasons are changing but, trust me, they are. The days are growing shorter, signaling the pepper plants to put on flowers and get ready for their heaviest yield, and the melon and squash vines are drying out and yellowing. Read More | Comment »

12:20PM Fri. Sep. 6, 2013, Kate Thornberry

Kolaches Are a Big Hit in Brooklyn

While thousands of Texans were flocking to tiny West, Texas, over Labor Day weekend to celebrate their Tex-Czech heritage with polka music and kolaches, homesick Texans in the New York City borough of Brooklyn were also enjoying an authentic taste of yeasty goodness that reminds them of home. Read More | Comment »

9:45AM Tue. Sep. 3, 2013, Phillip Pantuso

Austin's Tiny Pies on National TV Friday, July 19

What could be more exciting for a small business owner than an invitation to pitch their product on national TV? Tiny Pies owners Kit Seay and Amanda Bates flew to New York earlier this week to shoot a segment where Mom entrepreneurs got the opportunity to pitch their products to Katie Couric and some real life experts. Read More | Comment »

4:40PM Thu. Jul. 18, 2013, Virginia B. Wood

Old World-Style Retailer Attracting Connoisseurs to Westlake Store

The German franchise operation Vom Fass is fast becoming a world-wide brand. The company operates on an old world concept where people can talk to knowledgeable owners and taste a variety of things. It’s close to a bespoke clothing kind of operation, because customers basically pick whatever they want and buy it in virtually any size. Read More | Comment »

6:33PM Wed. Jul. 10, 2013, Virginia B. Wood and Wes Marshall

It's Tempeh Time!

Whether your family is dedicated to abstaining from meat products, or simply looking for occasional meat substitutes for health, economic, or environmental reasons, the ancient art of tempeh is an excellent choice for menu planning. Read More | Comment »

4:00PM Fri. Jul. 5, 2013, Jessi Cape

Austinite Tracy Claros Brings Home Gold From NYC Fancy Food Show

Successful local confectioner Tracy Claros spent a couple of years in research and development before adding new products to her line of delightful, award-winning Sticky Toffee Puddings. Her new Chocolate Tiffin bars debuted at last week's 2013 Fancy Food Show in NYC and Claros is golden again! Read More | Comment »

3:15PM Wed. Jul. 3, 2013, Virginia B. Wood

How the Caja China Roasting Box Got Its Nicknames

If you've ever spent the weekend in a small town in Louisiana, you probably observed someone using what is referred to as a "Cajun microwave." It's a rectangular wooden or metal box with a tight fitting lid. Smoke and the mouthwatering aroma of roasting pork were probably pouring out. Read More | Comment »

1:05PM Tue. Jun. 25, 2013, Mick Vann

Cat Art and Craft Beer and Vegan Bake Sales, Oh My!

It doesn't get anymore Austin than this, y'all. Read More | Comment »

3:50PM Wed. Apr. 24, 2013, Jessi Cape

Two Local Food Bills Scheduled for Public Hearing

Two bills that are of particular interest to people involved in the local food movement will have a hearing before the Texas House Public Health Committee on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 8am. Read More | Comment »

4:10PM Tue. Feb. 26, 2013, Virginia B. Wood

Valentine's Day Sweets

Those of you lucky enough to have your own Sweet Baboo know that edible gifts are obligatory for Valentine's Day. It doesn't have to be Champagne, candy, or edible underwear, but you gotta have something. These local purveyors of delectable sweets will see to it that you don't go home empty-handed. Read More | Comment »

4:15PM Wed. Feb. 13, 2013, Virginia B. Wood

Gotta Muffuletta?

This is not the first time distinctive sandwiches have experienced culinary migration: Louisville’s Hot Browns, Philadelphia’s Cheesesteaks, New York City’s Reubens, Cuban’s from Miami, hell, those pork tenderloin behemoths left Iowa and Indiana. New Orleans’ beloved muffuletta is making a home for itself in Austin. Read More | Comment »

5:15PM Tue. Feb. 12, 2013, Virginia B. Wood

On the Beignet Trail

Mardi Gras season gets me thinking about New Orleans. And New Orleans inevitably gets me thinking about beignets at Café du Monde, where a little bit of fried dough is elevated to culinary high art. Hot, yeasty, smothered in powdered sugar, and served with a cup of café au lait, these crispy treats seem to have timeless appeal. Read More | Comment »

9:00AM Mon. Feb. 11, 2013, Rachel Feit

Carnival Season Means King Cake Time

In New Orleans, King Cakes are a regular feature of the carnival season, showing up for the Feast of the Epiphany (January 6th) and holding a place of honor at parties and celebrations through Mardi Gras, the Tuesday before Lent begins. Read More | Comment »

12:45PM Wed. Feb. 6, 2013, Virginia B. Wood

Dessert First! Tour of Austin

If there is a dessert season in the year, this is it. Coming up on Valentine’s Day, romance or not, the excuse to buy treats and enjoy sweets is in the air. And sometimes, for such endeavors, it’s best to hire a guide to lead you through all the options. Read More | Comment »

10:00AM Wed. Jan. 30, 2013, Margaret Shugart

Pogue Mahone Pickles Wins National Good Food Award

It’s been an amazing week for Austinite Sam Addison: First, he won one of the prestigious Good Food Awards for his Pogue Mahone Jalapeno-Mint Pickles, then, on Saturday, he was the student speaker (think valedictorian) of his graduating class at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts at Austin. Read More | Comment »

4:30PM Tue. Jan. 29, 2013, Kate Thornberry

Third Annual Good Food Awards Presented in San Francisco

The Good Food Awards honor the country’s best sustainable, artisan producers of beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, coffee, confections, pickles, preserves, and spirits. The awards also recognize food businesses for their environmental and social responsibility. Read More | Comment »

4:50PM Thu. Jan. 24, 2013, Virginia B. Wood

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