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Farmers' Market Report: Feb.22-23, 2014

Though the weather forecast for this weekend is sunny and mild, there is no farmers' market report due to the illness of our intrepid reporter, Kate Thornberry. She'll be back! Read More | Comment »

Farmers' Market Report 1:50PM Fri. Feb. 21, 2014, Virginia B. Wood

New Technology Provides Instant Restaurant Customer Feedback

In a social media-savvy market like Austin, it’s hard to imagine restaurateurs who aren’t aware of the online responses to their business. However, being out of touch with customer feedback can be a serious problem. Read More | Comment »

Virginia's On the Range 12:55PM Fri. Feb. 21, 2014, Virginia B. Wood

Central Texas Bee Rescue Inks Honey of a Deal

Last year, Walter Schumacher, founder and ‘bee czar’ of Central Texas Bee Rescue entered into a partnership with the W Hotel, transforming an unused rooftop into an apiary housing millions of rescued bees. Their rooftop honey is featured prominently on the menu at W’s TRACE restaurant and used in treatments at the AWAY spa. Read More | Comment »

9:20AM Thu. Feb. 20, 2014, Claire Gordon

Cipollina Fully Embraces Italian Cuisine

Many people who have visited the Clarksville bistro Cipollina may have considered it Italian all along, but sprinkled among the wood-fired pizzas and extensive wine list were Mediterranean and French-influenced dishes that seemed to have the menu focus all over the map. Read More | Comment »

Virginia's On the Range 5:15PM Wed. Feb. 19, 2014, Amira Jensen

Food Issue Extra Helpings: My First Paycheck Was -$2.95

My post-college, pre-graduate school malaise was mitigated by the immediate need to fund a meager existence outside of my parents’ home. Dutifully, I printed out dozens of copies of my resume and went a’ huntin’. Read More | Comment »

10:30AM Wed. Feb. 19, 2014, Andy Campbell

Food Issue Extra Helpings: Picking

Picky eater. I wouldn’t necessarily call myself a “picky eater,” it’s more that I have a refined palette that has been shaped by my experiences as an only child, growing up in a world of Eurocentric adults whose taste buds had been hindered by decades of smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol. Read More | Comment »

7:30AM Wed. Feb. 19, 2014, Jordan Gass-Pooré

Food Issue Extra Helpings: Reading Between the Lines

She probably wasn't aware how much it meant to me. Or how it would become the only cookbook in my library not battered with slung olive oil and flour. Some recipes are not for cooking, even if Applesauce Muffins are what winter tastes like, even if I can still hear the ice cream maker chug. Read More | Comment »

11:00AM Tue. Feb. 18, 2014, Brandon Watson

Food Issue Extra Helpings: 10 Years a Server

Like so many of us, I have had to work service industry jobs to pay the bills. What began as a simple way to have cash in my pocket turned into a 10-year odyssey through every position in a restaurant. Read More | Comment »

9:00AM Mon. Feb. 17, 2014, Claire Gordon

Official Drink of Austin Competition is Back

The Austin Food and Wine Alliance and David Alan, aka the Tipsy Texan, are bringing back the Official Drink of Austin competition in style. Read More | Comment »

Cocktails 3:25PM Sat. Feb. 15, 2014, Gracie Salem

Food Issue Extra Helpings: Edibile Beyoncé

Restaurant competition on Feb. 14 can be brutal, but this year Brooklyn Italian joint Brucie upped its game to a SASHA level of fierce with a menu dedicated to everyone’s would-be Valentine, Beyoncé. Read More | Comment »

12:50PM Fri. Feb. 14, 2014, Abby Johnston

How Sweet It Is

Raul Vergara and Mark Bradley are serious about bees. Read More | Comment »

Growing Your Own Food 10:00AM Fri. Feb. 14, 2014, Anna Toon

Food Issue Extra Helpings: Cafe Bistro, Will You Be My Valentine?

The biggest trick to forgetting you’re in a mall is enjoying organic, local, sustainable food – entirely different than typical mall food. Oh, Nordstrom, your Cafe Bistro prepares fresh food daily that parents don’t have to feel guilty about serving. Will you be mine? Read More | Comment »

9:45AM Fri. Feb. 14, 2014, Terry Ornelas Woodroffe

The Farmers’ Market Report: Feb. 15-16, 2014

In recent weeks, I feel have not given enough space to the stars of the Farmers’ Markets, the vegetables. Read More | Comment »

Farmers' Market Report 9:15AM Fri. Feb. 14, 2014, Kate Thornberry

Perry’s Steakhouse Unveils New Bar 79

Guys on ladders and bar backs unloading boxes of wine stems made for an entertaining backdrop to a delightful media tasting and preview of Perry’s Steakhouse’s newly remodeled Bar 79 on W. Seventh in the historic Norwood Tower. Read More | Comment »

Cocktails 4:30PM Thu. Feb. 13, 2014, Gracie Salem

Food Issue Extra Helpings: A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You

Few other secular holidays are as polarizing as Valentine’s Day. Whether you subscribe to the commercial-driven expectations for an evening of epic romance or plan to go about your day as if there were nothing to set it apart from any other Friday, the fact remains: Read More | Comment »

1:20PM Thu. Feb. 13, 2014, Lizzie Jespersen

Food Issue Extra Helpings: Very Superstitious

I’ve compiled a list of some of the more bizarre food superstitions from all corners of the world. I can’t be alone in this world when I say that my life revolves around food. Read More | Comment »

10:25AM Thu. Feb. 13, 2014, Ria Nevada

Food Issue Extra Helpings: Free on the 14th?

My last Valentine’s Day spent with a significant other was in 2011. The scene: a White Castle in Columbia, Missouri, complete with candles, waiter service, and a photo booth. It was, without exaggeration, the best Valentine’s date I have ever been on. There’s just something “so wrong it’s right” about enjoying bad food on a day that’s all about fine dining. Read More | Comment »

6:15PM Wed. Feb. 12, 2014, Andrea Kinnison

Food Issue Extra Helpings: Blood & Chocolate

Must be my Italian heritage, because associating love and food comes naturally to me. My grandmothers, my mother, my aunts always made sure my siblings, my cousins, and I were never hungry, expressing their affection with a bowl of cheesy pasta followed by a hunk of heavenly chocolate cake. Cue Dean Martin singing “That’s Amore.” Read More | Comment »

3:00PM Wed. Feb. 12, 2014, Jim Caligiuri

Don't Forget the Chocolate!

For Cupid's sake, don't go into Friday gift-less. Valentine's Day looms, but there is still time to pick out the perfect chocolate treat for your Sweet Baboo. Read More | Comment »

Food Retailers 1:15PM Wed. Feb. 12, 2014, Virginia B. Wood

Food Issue Extra Helpings: Sandwiched Together

There are no bad sandwiches. Only better sandwiches. Read More | Comment »

10:00AM Wed. Feb. 12, 2014, Kimberley Jones

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