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Slow Food Austin Announces 2015 Snailblazer Award Winner
Half-time festivities at the Slow Food Austin Grub Trivia Challenge at Saengerrunde Hall on Sunday, Aug., 16 will include the presentation of their annual Snailblazer award. The honoree this year is Jeremy Barnwell, owner of Barnison Farm and Barnison Catering.

3:10PM Tue. Aug. 4, Virginia B. Wood Read More | Comment »

Culinary Ladies of the Eighties: Valerie & Stephanie Schuster
Austinites Valerie and Stephanie Schuster were raised by a good cook, but lost their mother to cancer before they were 10. The loss bonded them forever over time spent together in the kitchen. Neither of them considers herself a baker, but their Upper Crust Bakery has been one of Austin's most successful outlets for more than 30 years.

12:00PM Wed. Jul. 15, Virginia B. Wood Read More | Comment »

Aaron Franklin Wins James Beard Award
It started with 20 chefs, but now there is one brisket to rule them all. Hometown hero Aaron Franklin can now add another feather to his cap: James Beard Foundation Award winner.

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Culinary Ladies of the Eighties: Elaine Martin
When Elaine Martin, Dorsey Barger, and James Lance opened a restaurant on Manor Road in 1988, they had no grand designs about becoming the anchor tenant of a busy restaurant row or pioneering the local garden-to-table movement. They did both. 25 years later, Elaine Martin and Eastside Cafe are still there.

3:30PM Wed. Feb. 18, Virginia B. Wood Read More | Comment »

Culinary Ladies of the Eighties: Sharon Watkins
Sharon Watkins did not set out to own a restaurant. In the Eighties, she parlayed her theater arts background into a successful Austin boutique ad agency, Wilson and Wilson. The company was one of the first to represent local restaurants, helping them establish their brands by creating memorable, award-winning marketing campaigns.

10:00AM Fri. Dec. 5, 2014, Virginia B. Wood Read More | Comment »

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.

10:15AM Mon. Oct. 27, 2014, Virginia B. Wood Read More | Comment »

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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.

1:45PM Wed. Oct. 15, 2014, Virginia B. Wood Read More | Comment »

Gabrielle Hamilton Cooks in Austin
Gabrielle Hamilton, chef/owner of the popular Prune restaurant on Manhattan's Lower East Side, will present dinner Friday night on the rooftop deck of the Contemporary Austin Downtown. The dinner is hosted by Tribeza magazine as part of the 11th annual Austin Style Week and benefits Creative Action.

3:30PM Wed. Sep. 24, 2014, Virginia B. Wood Read More | Comment »

Culinary Ladies of the Eighties: Dot Hewitt
By the time readers finally turned me on to the soul-satisfying home-style cooking at Dot's Place in the late Nineties, proprietor Dorothy Nell "Dot" Hewitt had already been in business nearly 20 years. Her place was well off the beaten path and far from any limelight, but it was a definite Austin success story nonetheless.

2:00PM Fri. Sep. 19, 2014, Virginia B. Wood Read More | Comment »

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