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Eat. Drink. Empower Dinner Benefits SafePlace

On Saturday, Aug. 24, Executive Chef and Austin Chopped champ Erica Beneke is hosting Eat.Drink.Empower at Max’s Wine Dive. It’s a gathering with two worthwhile purposes built around one main theme: supporting women. Read More | Comment »

Food & Wine Events 9:30AM Mon. Aug. 19, 2013, Carly Yansak

Redd Volkaert Headlines Opening Bash Saturday Night

The new Barton Springs Neighborhood Food Court (415 Jessie) has been serving customers for a few weeks now but musician and food truck entrepreneur Scott Angle hosts the grand opening bash Saturday, Aug.17. Angle and his band, the Cold Cold Hearts kick things off at 6pm and headliner Redd Volkaert take the stage at 8pm. Read More | Comment »

Food Trucks 4:10PM Sat. Aug. 17, 2013, Virginia B. Wood

Why Geeks Spit

If you scoff at those snobs who spit wine, I recommend attending TexSom to learn why it is necessary sometimes. This year, I tasted over 100 wines a day, and I was in the lower tasting percentile. TexSom offers an opportunity for exposure to education, experts, and beverages like no other wine conference open to the public in the country. Read More | Comment »

Food & Wine Events 10:15AM Fri. Aug. 16, 2013, Margaret Shugart

Corporate Evolution: In-House Chef Serves Efficiency

The office at the corner of Brazos and Eighth Streets is different: The floor plan is open and the desks communal; beer-pong posters replace motivational ones; and employees are spared the daily query, "What am I going to do for lunch?" Welcome to SpareFoot, where chef Ari Dvorin boosts productivity and feeds the morale of employees every day at lunch. Read More | Comment »

Chef Profiles 1:30PM Tue. Aug. 13, 2013, Carly Yansak

TopGolf is Austin's Newest Sports Entertainment Phenomenon

"Have you been to TopGolf?" "You've got to go to TopGolf!" "Let's go to TopGolf?" Read More | Comment »

Restaurant Reviews 11:30AM Tue. Aug. 13, 2013, Carly Yansak

In Organic We Trust

In Organic We Trust will screen at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Village this Wednesday, August 14. The documentary examines the intricacies of a burgeoning organic food industry and the impact of big business on a homegrown philosophy. Read More | Comment »

Virginia's On the Range 5:32PM Mon. Aug. 12, 2013, Anna Toon

Bon Appetit Top 50 New Restaurants 2013

This week Bon Appetit food writer Andrew Knowlton presented his list of this year's fifty nominees for the top new restaurant in the country. Three local eateries made the cut! The magazine will announce the winner online on August 14. Read More | Comment »

Virginia's On the Range 3:25PM Fri. Aug. 9, 2013, Virginia B. Wood

Anticipating Olamaie

Tuesday night Lenoir hosted the first in a series of pop-up restaurants presented by Olamaie, a Southern style restaurant which will open at 1610 San Antonio later this year. Read More | Comment »

Food & Wine Events 11:20AM Fri. Aug. 9, 2013, Rachel Feit and Melanie Haupt

Beer Cocktails

It just wouldn't be Austin if the twin deluges of hand-crafted cocktails and craft beer didn’t eventually, serendipitously collide. This has been the summer of the beertailnado. Read More | Comment »

Beer 11:00AM Fri. Aug. 9, 2013, Ivy Le

Farmers Market Report: August 10-11, 2013

The Sunday morning farmers markets are thriving in spite of the August heat. This is the time of year that the Mueller Market really benefits from the shade of the gigantic airplane hangar it nestles under. The difference in temperature between the broiling sun and the shady interior creates a constant cool breeze at this time of year. Read More | Comment »

10:20AM Fri. Aug. 9, 2013, Kate Thornberry

Tickety-Boo Tasty!

After sampling Crabbie's Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer a few days ago, and subsequently discovering the YouTube rabbit hole filled with branding campaign characters George and Camilla, I wish with all my heart for another spiffing bottle. It's really very delicious. Read More | Comment »

Beer & Food Events 2:45PM Thu. Aug. 8, 2013, Jessi Cape

Sway: The Moo Sway Roasted Pork Shoulder Dinner

At the relatively new and always packed Sway Modern Thai restaurant on South First, they offer a special family-style feast called Moo Sway. It is only available twice a day, and must be reserved in advance. Read More | Comment »

Food & Wine Events 10:00AM Thu. Aug. 8, 2013, Kate Thornberry

Annual Central Market Hatch Chile Festival Kicks Off Today

To the delight of Hatchheads all over town, Central Market's annual celebration of all things Hatch chile starts today, Aug. 7, and runs through Aug. 20. The aroma of roasting chiles will fill the air and plenty of food items will be enhanced with the kick of capsicum. Read More | Comment »

Food Retailers 2:50PM Wed. Aug. 7, 2013, Virginia B. Wood

In Memoriam: Coyote Creek Farm Founder Jeremiah Cunningham

“We’re made in the image of the soil.” – Jerry Cunningham, April 2013 Read More | Comment »

Obituaries 1:45PM Wed. Aug. 7, 2013, Jessi Cape

Turf N Surf Po'Boy Digging its New Digs

After several mandated moves along Congress Avenue, Ralph Gilmore’s popular food truck, decked out with duct-taped handwritten cardboard signs and familiar slapdash siding, finally found its permanent home at Lavaca Street Bar back in February. Read More | Comment »

Food Trucks 12:10PM Wed. Aug. 7, 2013, Gracie Salem

DVD Extra: 'Sushi: The Global Catch'

Sushi: The Global Catch, produced and directed by Austin filmmaker Mark S. Hall, examines the current state of a booming, and unsustainable, sushi trade. Read More | Comment »

11:40AM Wed. Aug. 7, 2013, Jessi Cape

Texas Wines Take Awards

Two interesting news items came in recently regarding Texas Tempranillo wines. If the grape doesn’t ring a bell, it’s the standard grape for Spanish Rioja wines and it is pronounced Temp-rah-NEE-yo. Read More | Comment »

Wines 10:15AM Wed. Aug. 7, 2013, Wes Marshall

Pay It Forward with Daniel Curtis on Thursday, Aug. 8

After local hospitality professional Daniel Curtis experienced a serious spinal cord injury in 2011, his family, friends, and co-workers put together a successful benefit for him with the Lone Star Paralysis Foundation. Curtis is now two years into recovery and hosting a benefit to make sure others have access to the same great care. Read More | Comment »

Benefits 5:30PM Mon. Aug. 5, 2013, Virginia B. Wood

Fun Fun Fun Fest Fixes Its Focus on Food

The brains behind Fun Fun Fun Fest are here to ease your mind, Austin. With an unexpectedly theatric press conference, festival founder James Moody, marketing director Sawyer Stoltz, and PR firm Giant Noise served renewed notice that they won't sit idly by while the city's weirdness disappears. Read More | Comment »

Barbecue 10:32AM Sat. Aug. 3, 2013, Kenny Pailes


Author and activist Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch, will be in Austin next week discussing her new book Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America. Read More | Comment »

Virginia's On the Range 10:00AM Sat. Aug. 3, 2013, Anna Toon

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