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Food Artisan Profiles

Round Rock Pita Shop Poised to Pop

Nick Calandro moved to Austin in a hurry and opened his sandwich shop with equal speed. He then took plenty of time to get it right and get noticed in his relatively hidden location in Round Rock. Now, four years in, Pita Fusion, has hit a very steady stride, feeding hundreds of hungry folks everyday. Read More | Comment »

10:00AM Mon. Dec. 9, 2013, Gracie Salem

Antonelli's Cheese House Hosts Pop-Up Chocolate Shop

In keeping with their quest to showcase the finest in local artisan foods, cheesemongers John and Kendall Antonelli are hosting a pop-up chocolate shop from noon to 5pm on Sunday, Nov. 17, presenting the hand-made chocolates of Steven Lawrence of the Chocolate Maker's Studio. Read More | Comment »

9:30AM Sat. Nov. 16, 2013, Virginia B. Wood

Local Olive Oil Company Promotes Healthy Food Choices for Diabetes Awareness Month

Travis County Commissioner Margaret Gomez issued a resolution Nov. 5th that proclaimed November Diabetes Awareness Month in Travis County and put the spotlight on local olive oil purveyor Salud de Paloma for the work they do promoting healthy nutrition within the Hispanic community. Read More | Comment »

11:35AM Wed. Nov. 6, 2013, Virginia B. Wood

Fermentation Party in Your Mouth

Fermentation is a Neolithic metabolic process employing bacteria and patience to create food and drinks for flavor and health. From ancient ales to modern twists on kimchi, the culture of bacterial cultures has evolved into a fun and increasingly popular art form. Read More | Comment »

3:45PM Mon. Jul. 22, 2013, Jessi Cape

Sweet Heat Meat at the Historic Scoot Inn

Over 20 would-be food truck operators entered the ATX Brands Trailer Truck-off Challenge this spring, submitting business plans and potential menus. On May 4, three finalists prepared signature dishes for a panel of judges at the Scoot Inn and the winner was named: Tawny Villain won a 6-month contract for a food truck business called Sweet Heat Meat. Read More | Comment »

12:00PM Sun. Jul. 7, 2013, Virginia B. Wood

Robert Nathan Allen Wants You to Eat Some Bugs

Robert Nathan Allen of Little Herds, a nonprofit dedicated to bringing edible insects to market, is thwarting my expectations. Read More | Comment »

10:30AM Wed. Jun. 26, 2013, Wayne Alan Brenner

Chocolate maker comes to share his sweet love of the art and people

Askinosie in Austin

She is a single mother of six children, a seamstress, the head of her church choir, the only woman to lead a farmers’ co-op in Tanzania and her cocoa beans are in your chocolate bar. We know this, because Shawn Askinosie knows this, and knows Mama Kyeja personally. Read More | Comment »

9:30AM Fri. Feb. 15, 2013, Margaret Shugart