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Austin Food and Wine Festival Talent Announced

There's always a little bit of back and forth texting with my friends when the lineup for the Texas Food and Wine Festival comes out – a lot of OMGs, a couple of WTFs, the occasional ballerina twins emoji (still trying to figure that one out). It's no wonder people get pumped. The fest is like Coachella for foodies, just without all that face painting. Read More | Comment »

9:45AM Wed. Jan. 21, Brandon Watson

Heard at Wine and Swine

The Austin Food & Wine Alliance's annual Wine and Swine event has bounced around from venue to venue over the past few years, but here's hoping they've found a permanent home at Star Hill Ranch. After Saturday's downpours, Sunday dawned bright and blustery and the celebration of all things pork was another rousing success. Read More | Comment »

3:30PM Tue. Nov. 25, 2014, Virginia B. Wood

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 »

10:00AM Wed. Nov. 19, 2014, Virginia B. Wood

Farmers Need Love Too

These days, chefs get a lot of attention for their craftsmanship. Cuisine is this country’s newest pop art and we have begun to treat those who create it with Hollywood-esque reverence. But chefs will likely say that food growers are the true unsung heroes of the business. Read More | Comment »

10:30AM Wed. Sep. 17, 2014, Rachel Feit

Grocery Store Heaven

Like any debutante with a long, respectable Texas pedigree and family branches in all the state's major cities, Central Market celebrates its birthday with two weeks of events starting on Sept. 10 and culminating in a festive gala outside the flagship store on Sept. 25. Read More | Comment »

3:30PM Thu. Sep. 4, 2014, Virginia B. Wood

The Cherry on Top

I cannot tell a lie: I love me some cherries. Read More | Comment »

3:00PM Thu. Jul. 10, 2014, Melanie Haupt

7th Annual Taste North Austin: Hot, Crowded, Delicious

Last Saturday's Taste North Austin at the Domain flourished under a blazing Texas sun, with an enthusiastic crowd of samplers lining up for sweet and savory bites from over 20 North Austin restaurants. Read More | Comment »

12:30PM Thu. Jun. 26, 2014, Maggie Perkins

Mixing It Up at Foreign & Domestic

What does it take to be an indie chef? Are you willing to work long hours for low pay? Is your dream vacation one where you intern for someone else to improve your craft? Does the idea of a mushroom flavored s’more appeal to your taste? If, like Bill Corbett, you answered yes to these questions, you may just have the chops. Read More | Comment »

1:30PM Fri. Jun. 20, 2014, Rachel Feit

Social Dining Surrender

For introverted food lovers, Dinner Lab’s tagline “membership-based, social dining experiment that unites undiscovered chefs with adventurous diners” might be intimidating to the degree of panic, despite a little twinge of burning curiosity. Last Saturday evening, I joined in. Read More | Comment »

3:30PM Fri. Jun. 13, 2014, Jessi Cape

How Do I Food & Wine Festival?

For the first two years of its existence, I watched the Austin Food & Wine Festival from afar, mildly jealous of those folks with pockets deep enough to swing a ticket or two. But this year I decided that enough was enough, and found my way through the gates with a media pass. Read More | Comment »

3:30PM Mon. Apr. 28, 2014, Melanie Haupt

Cupcake Truck Tour Kicks Off Food & Wine Fest

California-based Cupcake Vineyards showcased its wines on Thursday night in a showdown between Houston's Monica Pope and San Antonio's Jason Dady, with Top Chef Stephanie Izard acting as culinary host. Guests sampled dishes by all three chefs in a casual and delicious kickoff to the Austin Food & Wine Festival. Read More | Comment »

8:17AM Sat. Apr. 26, 2014, Melanie Haupt

Dinner Lab: You Never Know Where It’s Gonna Be, But It’s Gonna Be Real Damn Good

I fell under the sway of Dinner Lab’s mysterious culinary charms a couple of weeks ago and pretty much by accident. Read More | Comment »

4:55PM Wed. Mar. 26, 2014, Wayne Alan Brenner

Hints from professionals on how to pair wine and food

Siduri’s Sophisticated Pinot Noirs Meet Jasper’s Gourmet Backyard Cuisine

We recently had a prime opportunity to talk with renowned winemaker Adam Lee. Adam was in town to do a wine pairing dinner with Chef Dustin Pustka at Jasper’s in the Domain. Read More | Comment »

10:30AM Fri. Mar. 7, 2014, Wes Marshall

Third Annual Austin Food & Wine Festival Schedule Announced

The Austin Food & Wine Festival returns to Butler Park from April 25-27 with a full line up of interactive cooking demos, informative and educational seminars, tasting tents with food, wine, cocktails and craft beers, live music, and plenty of opportunities to rub elbows with culinary stars from around Texas and the nation. Read More | Comment »

12:10PM Wed. Feb. 26, 2014, Virginia B. Wood

This Little Piggy's Going to New York

Last Wednesday, the Salty Sow hosted the first of two preview dinners for the meal Chef Harold Marmulstein will cook for the James Beard Foundation House in New York City on February 27th. Read More | Comment »

11:00AM Mon. Jan. 27, 2014, Rachel Feit

The Rating Game

From the time Food Editor Virginia B. Wood first announced Mick Vann’s inaugural Austin Chronicle Invitational BBQ Beef Rib Smackdown, I think we all pretty much understood that the competition itself was not really going to be the point. Read More | Comment »

3:53PM Mon. Jan. 6, 2014, Nick Barbaro

What Is Chaos Cooking?

I'd been receiving emails about Chaos Cooking since it was first promoted in Austin during 2013's SXSW. I finally took the plunge and attended a Chaos Cooking party in Austin this past weekend. The concept began in 2009, when Joe Che began hosting parties in his New York apartment where friends would gather to communally cook. Read More | Comment »

3:02PM Wed. Dec. 18, 2013, Rachel Feit

Tickets to Indie Chefs Week Make Great Stocking Stuffers

Last year's inaugural Indie Chefs Week collaboration grew out of social media relationships developed by some young chefs around the country. The chefs wanted to get together for an exchange of culinary ideas, techniques, and approaches. They're coming back for more January 7th-11th, and you've still got a chance to be there. Read More | Comment »

3:40PM Wed. Nov. 27, 2013, Virginia B. Wood

Formula Stun

Since the Formula One U.S.Grand Prix rolled into town, much chatter has been devoted to trying to prove that the weekend is not just for the one percent. Sure, the town's fine dining establishments will be packed with enough Mikimoto to confuse St. Peter, but the plebes can wear their Forever 21 at the Austin Fan Fest Silent Disco. Read More | Comment »

1:20PM Wed. Nov. 13, 2013, Brandon Watson

Chefs Go Nose to Tail at Wine & Swine

24 top chefs from Austin and San Antonio will present dishes based on locally-raised Berkshire hogs for the third annual Wine & Swine pig-out party hosted by the Austin Food & Wine Alliance at Ceres Park Ranch from 1-4pm on Sunday, Nov. 10. Read More | Comment »

12:05PM Sat. Nov. 9, 2013, Virginia B. Wood

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