Austin's dynamic culinary scene attracts plenty of national media attention these days, but the majority of that limelight is still reserved for men. Next Tuesday, some of Austin's top chefs will join a couple of sociologists and a food writer at BookPeople to discuss a new book about gender issues in the restaurant world.
Austinites enjoy their hot summers because it's good beer drinking weather. They also enjoy their mild winters because it's good beer drinking weather. Consequently, the confluence of these two seasons means that it's a perfect time for beer festival season, and that begins September 19 with the Texas Craft Brewers Festival.
Our long summer nightmare of no Blue Bell ice cream is finally over. Based on a customer poll of most-requested flavors, the Brenham-based company began stocking Central Texas grocery stores with Homemade Vanilla, Dutch Chocolate, Cookies 'n Cream, and the Great Divide first thing this morning.
Vincent Price is probably best remembered as a character actor with a distinctive voice who specialized in film noir and horror in the Forties through Seventies. That, or his Eighties voice-over in Michael Jackson's iconic "Thriller" video.
For the second year in a row, national and regional editors at Zagat have identified the emerging young hospitality professionals in key markets around the country. Austin is once again one of those markets and the 30 Under 30 list makes for a great introduction to the amazing talent working in the Austin food and beverage industry today.
We are sure that most of you are passionate about food. At least three of you are currently throwing a spatchcocked duck in your backyard wood-burning oven, to be served with a watermelon and dehydrated olive salad and homemade Valdeón. To you three, we say stop getting all goopy with Gwenyth Paltrow. We have something to say.