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Truck by Truckwest Begins Today

Get your motor running. The second annual Truck by Truckwest food truck and trailer taste-off runs Tuesday, Oct. 21 - Sunday, Oct. 26. Intrepid diners can search out more than 60 participating vendors offering samples and vote for their favorite. The winner gets a check for $10,000. Read More | Comment »

2:00PM Tue. Oct. 21, 2014, Virginia B. Wood

Blue Bell Rap Wins Video Contest

The folks at Blue Bell Creameries received plenty of unique submissions to their recent video contest, but one man's distinctive rap song about the homegrown Texas ice cream brand earned him a spot in an upcoming national television commercial. Read More | Comment »

2:45PM Mon. Oct. 6, 2014, Virginia B. Wood

Tornado Survivor Wins Turkey Trot Poster Contest

Terri Caldwell Bennett's life-long hobby of drawing and painting in private is going public in a big way this fall. The entire city of Austin will see her artwork on the t-shirts, posters, and all other promotional materials for the 24th annual Thundercloud Turkey Trot. The win couldn't have come at a better time. Read More | Comment »

11:30AM Mon. Sep. 29, 2014, Virginia B. Wood

Five Questions with Brady Lowe

On Sunday, there's going to be a smack down. Five chefs will be duking it out to be the Cochon Heritage BBQ King, transforming 200 pound heritage breed pigs into six dishes for a panel of distinguished judges (and one Chronicle food editor). Read More | Comment »

3:00PM Fri. Sep. 26, 2014, Brandon Watson

The Largest Latte Competition in the History of Texas

That's the Thunderbird on Koenig.
The one with the new 35-beer tap room, yes. Read More | Comment »

2:15PM Wed. Sep. 17, 2014, Wayne Alan Brenner

Lights! Camera! Ice Cream!

If you've always wanted folks to know just how much you love Blue Bell ice cream, the Brenham-based company wants to hear from you. Read More | Comment »

12:45PM Wed. Sep. 10, 2014, Virginia B. Wood

Vote for the VegNews Veggie Awards

To hell with all that "it's an honor just to be nominated" malarkey. Here's a chance for vegan and vegan-friendly Austinites to put your votes where your mouths are and see to it that some of the local businesses who cater to your tastes get some much-deserved love from VegNews magazine! Read More | Comment »

3:30PM Tue. Aug. 19, 2014, Virginia B. Wood

Smart Cookies

There's nothing like being in a room with Austin's brightest epicures to challenge one's self-perception. During yesterday's Slow Food Austin Grub Trivia event at Saengerrunde Hall, my humbling moment came from a question about the smallest European cattle breed. Read More | Comment »

1:30PM Mon. Aug. 18, 2014, Brandon Watson

Turkey Trot Art Contest Seeking Submissions

Austin's homegrown ThunderCloud Subs hosts the Turkey Trot every Thanksgiving Day to benefit Caritas of Austin. And while contestants often show up to run in artful costumes, the most important piece of art associated with the annual event is the logo that represents it. That's where you come in. Read More | Comment »

10:30AM Fri. Aug. 15, 2014, Virginia B. Wood

Today is Tèo Gelato Day

When the North American leg of the Gelato World Tour was held in Austin in April, gelato maker Matt Lee of Tèo Gelato, Espresso, and Bella Vita was one of the three people chosen to compete in the finals in Rimini, Italy in September. Read More | Comment »

11:15AM Wed. Aug. 13, 2014, Virginia B. Wood

Tèo is Going to Italy - and So Can You!

When local gelato maker Matt Lee placed in the top three during the North American leg of the Gelato World Tour held in Austin in April, he earned the opportunity to compete in the finals in Rimini, Italy Sep. 5-7. Now, Lee is offering one lucky customer the chance to go along Read More | Comment »

11:15AM Tue. Jul. 22, 2014, Virginia B. Wood

Who is Austin's Big Cheese?

Chile con queso is right up there with well-stuffed breakfast tacos and slow-smoked brisket on the list of Austin's signature dishes; everyone's got an opinion about who makes the best version. For four years now, event promoter Adi Anand has hosted a contest to answer the burning question: Who makes Austin's best queso? Read More | Comment »

4:40PM Mon. Jul. 21, 2014, Virginia B. Wood

Just How Fast Can You Eat a Roppolo's Pizza?

Competitive eating contests are all the rage these days. If you're fan of Roppolo's pizzas, this contest could be your chance to win $1,000 worth of pizza for the next year. Read More | Comment »

5:00PM Mon. Jul. 14, 2014, Virginia B. Wood

Citywide 86'd: The Finale is Complete! A New Champion Reigns!

That's the news, the part you need to – or maybe already do – know: Ben Schwartz of Uchiko defeated Bradley Nicholson of Barley Swine, Murphy Parks of Searsucker, and Lauren Ortiz of Uchi on the field of culinary honor last night at the finale of this year's hardfought Citywide 86'd. Read More | Comment »

2:25PM Tue. Jun. 17, 2014, Wayne Alan Brenner

ABC's 'The Taste' Casting in Austin June 28

Think you're the chef or talented home cook with the chops to cook for chefs Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre, and Marcus Sameuelsson? Here's your chance to find out! Read More | Comment »

2:30PM Tue. Jun. 10, 2014, Virginia B. Wood

Gelato World Tour in Austin

Italian immigrants are responsible for turning Americans on to one of our country's most beloved foods, pizza. This time, they've shared another of their wonderful Italian artisan foods in hopes that more of us will open gelato shops. Read More | Comment »

1:15PM Thu. May. 15, 2014, Virginia B. Wood

Great Austin Food Race Extends Entry Deadline

Every year, the Austin Food & Wine Alliance awards grants that invest in the innovators who truly make our city one of the nation's culinary hot spots. So what better way to fund those grants than a culinary scavenger hunt? Welcome to the Great Austin Food Race. Read More | Comment »

3:15PM Fri. May. 9, 2014, Virginia B. Wood

Citywide 86'd Preliminary Rounds Complete

Participating in the Citywide 86'd competition has become quite the staff team-building exercise in some of Austin's most high-profile kitchens. Now another group of four finalists is set to compete for some serious prizes in the finals. Read More | Comment »

2:15PM Tue. May. 6, 2014, Virginia B. Wood

Citywide 86'd Holds Round 3 at Central Market

Cooks from some of Austin's top restaurants showed up at the Central Market Cooking School early last Saturday morning to compete for a spot in the finals of this Food Network-style cooking competition. Read More | Comment »

1:35PM Wed. Apr. 30, 2014, Virginia B. Wood

Citywide 86'd Round at Central Market

This month's round of the Citywide 86'd competition between cooks at some of Austin's top restaurants takes place Friday morning at the Central Market Cooking School as an event affiliated with this weekend's Austin Food & Wine Festival. Read More | Comment »

1:00PM Thu. Apr. 24, 2014, Virginia B. Wood

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