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Urban Farm Debate Intensifies

UPDATED: City Council has postponed discussion of the proposed changes to the urban farm code, pending another stakeholder process. A return to Council is scheduled for Nov. 21. Read More | Comment »

Growing Your Own Food 1:06PM Thu. Oct. 17, 2013, Anna Toon

Cooking in Context

During my forty year culinary career, there have been a select number of books that became touchstones, volumes that seemed to arrive just when inspiration was needed or direction was appropriate, books that somehow enhanced my sense of having found my calling. The newest addition to the list is a work of culinary history by Rachel Laudan. Read More | Comment »

Virginia's On the Range 10:45AM Thu. Oct. 17, 2013, Virginia B. Wood

Torchy's Tacos Headed to Mueller Market

Catellus Development announced today that the fast-growing local chain, Torchy's Tacos, will open its 11th area outlet in the Mueller Market District in the summer of 2014. Read More | Comment »

Virginia's On the Range 5:00PM Wed. Oct. 16, 2013, Virginia B. Wood

No Muss, No Fuss

The Austin chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier, an international service organization of ladies in the food industry, uses the funds raised via the annual online auction of foodstuffs, services, and experiences to help pay for “farm-to-plate initiatives” and culinary scholarships. Read More | Comment »

Virginia's On the Range 1:05PM Wed. Oct. 16, 2013, Melanie Haupt

Interactive Dinners at Finn & Porter

There are lots of new things going on at Finn & Porter, the swank restaurant at the Hilton Downtown. A new chef, Peter Maffei, has given the menu a makeover and added a series of monthly wine dinners. Sushi 101, however, showcases the skills of Sushi Chef Triet Huynh, F&P sushi chef since the beginning. Read More | Comment »

Food & Wine Events 10:00AM Wed. Oct. 16, 2013, Claudia Alarcón

Holy Sweet Potato Doughnuts!

When the final day of ACL was rained out, one of the questions buzzing around the local food media was what all the vendors would do with the food they had prepared to feed 75,000 people? Chef Allison Jenkins of the Say LaV trailer (in back at 1500 E. Sixth) is solving the problem with three days of early morning doughnut sales. Read More | Comment »

Food Trucks 8:00AM Wed. Oct. 16, 2013, Virginia B. Wood

Internal Combustion

As sporting events go, the Formula One Grand Prix may be the least mouthwatering. The Kentucky Derby luxuriates in its verdancy and the Superbowl urges a last bit of winter crisp, but F1 is all petrol and rubber. While that may have built-in sex appeal for some, it's hardly the kind one wants to drink up. Read More | Comment »

Cocktails 10:26AM Tue. Oct. 15, 2013, Brandon Watson

Farmers Market Report: Oct. 12-13, 2013

The mornings are actually cool now, as we are headed into the best weather of the year. Recent rains have revitalized all the autumn crops, and even second-growth zinnias and coxcombs are making an appearance.  Read More | Comment »

10:35AM Fri. Oct. 11, 2013, Kate Thornberry

ACL's New Beer Hall Packs 'Em In

The new 20,000 square foot, metal roofed Barton Springs Beer Hall is a welcome addition as part of the new layout of the ACL festival grounds. The biggest draw, aside from plenty of shade, is the list of craft brews containing 15 selections from across the country. Read More | Comment »

Beer & Food Events 10:35AM Thu. Oct. 10, 2013, Claudia Alarcón

Wright Bros Brew & Brew

As Austinites prepare for the second weekend of the Austin City Limits Music Festival, a new Eastside craft brew and coffee shop offers a convenient and familiar respite from the chaos. Read More | Comment »

Restaurant Reviews 11:55AM Wed. Oct. 9, 2013, Anna Toon

Peached Tortilla Pops Up in Driftwood

While I won't be among the throngs in Zilker Park this weekend sustaining myself with food from the Peached Tortilla or slurping down Real Ale in the new ACL Beer Hall, I'm partial to both products. Not long ago, they practically brought a party to my very own back yard. Read More | Comment »

Beer & Food Events 10:15AM Wed. Oct. 9, 2013, Mick Vann

October is Texas Wine Month

Last night, nestled in the country town of Lometa, about an hour-and-a-half outside of Austin, Fiesta Winery lead the way into Texas Wine Month with a kickoff party for an all-month sojourn across the Texas Hill Country Wineries Trail. Read More | Comment »

Food & Wine Events 10:15AM Sat. Oct. 5, 2013, Margaret Shugart

Farmers Market Report: Oct. 5-6, 2013

So much news! Pie pumpkins and jack-o-lantern pumpkins are beginning to show up at the markets. Pumpkins have a fairly brief season around here, so buy them early. They will stay in good condition as long as you don’t cut them until the day you plan to make your pie, curry, soup, or Jack-O-Lantern. Read More | Comment »

9:45AM Fri. Oct. 4, 2013, Kate Thornberry

Vespaio Is Still Buzzin' After All These Years

When business partners Claude Benayoun, Alan Lazarus, and Scott Bolin chose a building at 1610 S. Congress Ave. for their new restaurant in 1998, some of their investors questioned the viability of the location. Read More | Comment »

Food & Wine Events 2:00PM Wed. Oct. 2, 2013, Virginia B. Wood

ACC Culinary's Cafe Bistrette Opens for Lunch Today

The student-run Cafe Bistrette on the Eastview Campus of Austin Community College begins serving lunch for the fall semester today. It's all part of their Modern American Cuisines course work, providing students an opportunity to experience the restaurant business, up close and personal, in a learning environment. Read More | Comment »

Virginia's On the Range 9:30AM Wed. Oct. 2, 2013, Virginia B. Wood

Texas Craft Brewers Festival Mashup

With more than 130 beers on tap, this year’s Texas Craft Brewers Festival (TCBF) was hard work. An Untappd app addict’s hoppy wet dream, the festival required endurance and an umbrella. Torrential downpours and long lines notwithstanding, 13 breweries made their festival debut, bringing the grand total to a laborious but glorious 39. Read More | Comment »

Beer 4:40PM Tue. Oct. 1, 2013, Anna Toon

Josh Watkins and Carillon Team Are Barbecue Champs!

As the sun set over the Hudson River Saturday, the first ever Smoke@ICC competition kicked off the 8th Annual StarChefs International Chefs Congress. The invitation-only event featured teams from across the country but our focus was the teams from Austin, San Antonio, and Houston, because barbecue bragging rights were at stake. Read More | Comment »

Barbecue 10:45AM Tue. Oct. 1, 2013, Elizabeth Childers

Drinking for a Good Cause

Tomorrow is National Drink Beer Day. In honor of this most sacred of days, we’ve put together a host of events to celebrate, all benefiting local nonprofits. Rest assured, you can leave your hangover shame behind – the altruism made you do it. Read More | Comment »

Beer & Food Events 3:55PM Fri. Sep. 27, 2013, Anna Toon

Saengerrunde Hall Hosts Inagural AustOberFest

Austinites have been enjoying music, beer, food, and fellowship on the grounds of the legendary Scholz Garten and Saengerrunde Hall (1607 San Jacinto) for nearly 150 years, and this weekend is no different. The first annual AustOberFest features live music, German beer, and great sausages, all to benefit Foodways Texas. Read More | Comment »

Beer & Food Events 1:00PM Fri. Sep. 27, 2013, Virginia B. Wood

Product Review: Cake Boss Flower Cakelette Pan

Fall and baking seem to go hand in hand. So, when I was approached by the folks at Cake Boss asking me to review one of their new products, I agreed, since not only would I have an excuse to try something new, but I could also take some fall flavors for a spin. Read More | Comment »

Product Reviews 11:20AM Fri. Sep. 27, 2013, Melanie Haupt

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