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If a Tree Falls in the Woodland...

UPDATED: Woodland owner Michael Terrazas has shared news about changes in the works at the popular SoCo dining spot. Employees, neighbors, and customers were surprised to find the Woodland (1716 S. Congress) abruptly closed for business as of Sept. 7. Read More | Comment »

Virginia's On the Range 3:55PM Tue. Sep. 10, 2013, Virginia B. Wood

What Does the Future Hold for Flip Happy Crepes?

The real estate slump that saw prime undeveloped lots around the central city turned into food trailer courts over the past decade appears to be over. Now property sales and development plans are playing fruit basket turn over with the local food truck scene. South Austin mainstay Flip Happy Crepes is the latest enterprise likely to face eviction. Read More | Comment »

Food Trucks 4:30PM Fri. Sep. 6, 2013, Virginia B. Wood

Farmers Market Report: Sept. 7-8, 2013

Day after hundred-degree day, it doesn’t seem like the seasons are changing but, trust me, they are. The days are growing shorter, signaling the pepper plants to put on flowers and get ready for their heaviest yield, and the melon and squash vines are drying out and yellowing. Read More | Comment »

12:20PM Fri. Sep. 6, 2013, Kate Thornberry

Roppolo's Pioneering Pizza on Wheels

In March 2013, the City of Austin Health and Human Services Department estimated there were more than 1,400 food trucks in Travis County. Fourteen hundred! That's almost too many options, spanning too many food genres. How did this booming trend start? Who do we have to blame/thank for the endless parade of edibles on wheels? Read More | Comment »

Chef Profiles 9:30AM Fri. Sep. 6, 2013, Carly Yansak

Tap That

This Saturday at Gilley’s Dallas, the Paste Untapped Festival will couple indie music with more than 200 craft brews from over 60 breweries. Read More | Comment »

Virginia's On the Range 3:45PM Thu. Sep. 5, 2013, Anna Toon

Let Peasy Make Your Nights Easy

Though certainly ready and willing to embrace the "meals made easy" concept, when I first heard about Austin's newest weeknight meal hero, I was pretty skeptical. So far I have been less than impressed with any commercial meal kit, but Peasy was a lovely surprise. Read More | Comment »

Product Reviews 2:04PM Wed. Sep. 4, 2013, Jessi Cape

Kolaches Are a Big Hit in Brooklyn

While thousands of Texans were flocking to tiny West, Texas, over Labor Day weekend to celebrate their Tex-Czech heritage with polka music and kolaches, homesick Texans in the New York City borough of Brooklyn were also enjoying an authentic taste of yeasty goodness that reminds them of home. Read More | Comment »

Will Travel for Food 9:45AM Tue. Sep. 3, 2013, Phillip Pantuso

Farmers Market Report: Aug. 31-Sept. 1

So much news this week! After several weeks of not much happening, there is almost too much to report on. Read More | Comment »

1:55PM Fri. Aug. 30, 2013, Kate Thornberry

UT Grad Seeks Crowdfunding for Foodie Fantasy

In 2011, Texan Anne Kersch bid goodbye to an unsatisfying career as a big shot Houston bank lawyer, packed her bags, and moved to Madrid, Spain, for an adventure with her boyfriend, much to the chagrin of her family. Read More | Comment »

Product Reviews 5:18PM Thu. Aug. 29, 2013, Virginia B. Wood

The ABGB Makes It Better

After a series of soft opening previews, Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co. (1305 W. Oltorf St.) is set to open this Friday at 3pm. While the brewpub has ample patron parking, it’s a safe bet that the lot will be packed, as it should be. Read More | Comment »

Beer 3:05PM Thu. Aug. 29, 2013, Anna Toon

Thai, How Are You?

Daniel Johnston’s iconic “Hi, How Are You?” mural on the corner of 21st and Guadalupe looks set for some work. This time, hopefully, the fix-up’s more permanent. Read More | Comment »

Virginia's On the Range 2:00PM Wed. Aug. 28, 2013, Chase Hoffberger

Beetnik Foods Celebrates First Anniversary with Chef Throwdown

Beetnik Foods is an East Austin company specializing in shipping frozen, pastured proteins as well as gluten-free and paleo prepared meals, vegetables, and desserts. The Beetniks are celebrating their first anniversary and raising their public profile with a party and beef shin cook-off. Read More | Comment »

Food & Wine Events 12:15PM Wed. Aug. 28, 2013, Virginia B. Wood

Eat. Drink. Empower. a Rousing Success

On Saturday night, Max's Wine Dive played host to Eat. Drink. Empower, a five-course dinner featuring a complement of Austin's female chefs. Max's Executive Chef Erica Beneke was the driving force behind the event, a fundraiser for SafePlace, from conception to execution. Read More | Comment »

Food & Wine Events 2:45PM Tue. Aug. 27, 2013, Melanie Haupt

School House Pub Opens Today

There's a certain kind of symmetry to the fact that the new School House Pub(2207 Manor Road) is opening just as students head back to class. Experienced restaurateurs Edgar and Christina Torres had no way of knowing how long their first from the ground up project would take, but they are relieved school is finally in session. Read More | Comment »

Virginia's On the Range 4:30PM Fri. Aug. 23, 2013, Virginia B. Wood

Farmers Market Report: August 24-25, 2013

The slightly cooler weather has been great for the crops, not to mention the rain we have been having here and there. There are a few things that are still producing, but many farmers are waiting for fall plantings of peppers and tomatoes to mature. Read More | Comment »

1:00PM Fri. Aug. 23, 2013, Kate Thornberry

More Tequila for Austin

We recently had the opportunity to meet Scott Willis and his wife Lauren Pfeifle and learn about their new Tequila 512. They are an attractive, intelligent, and thoughtful couple with professional backgrounds that couldn’t be more different. Read More | Comment »

Spirits 10:54AM Thu. Aug. 22, 2013, Wes Marshall

Cookbook Review: 'Treme - Stories and Recipes from the Heart of New Orleans'

Fans of the New Orleans-based HBO series Treme are in for a treat. Not only is the companion cookbook to the series just out in print, but Treme story editor and cookbook author Lolis Eric Elie will be teaching a class at the Central Market Cooking School on Saturday, Aug. 24, based on recipes from the book. Read More | Comment »

Cookbook Reviews 9:30AM Thu. Aug. 22, 2013, Virginia B. Wood

Kick Butt Coffee is Having a Moving Experience

Because the building's owners are, like, kicking their butt out, and preparing to install some national chain of a java-joint where the fierce indie used to be. Read More | Comment »

12:15PM Wed. Aug. 21, 2013, Wayne Alan Brenner

The Casserole Queens Make a Meal

The Casserole Queens, otherwise known as Crystal Cook and Sandy Pollock, think beyond the casserole dish with their second cookbook, The Casserole Queens Make-A-Meal-Cookbook (Clarkson Potter, $17.99). Within it are 100 recipes for busy home cooks to assemble meals for any given weeknight or for a special occasion. Read More | Comment »

Cookbook Reviews 10:00AM Wed. Aug. 21, 2013, Melanie Haupt

Rebecca Rather Closes the Pink Pig

Pastry Queen Rebecca Rather has actively promoted her Pink Pig Bakery & Cafe (6266 Hwy 290 East) outside Fredericksburg via all forms of social media. Today a notice on the company Facebook page announced they had lost their lease and the business was closed as of August 18. Read More | Comment »

Virginia's On the Range 2:30PM Tue. Aug. 20, 2013, Virginia B. Wood

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