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Brandon Watson



Brandon Watson started writing for the Chronicle as a contributor to the Gay Place. He joined the news staff as Asst. News Editor in February 2013, concentrating on LGBT justice and political satire, and became Food Editor in July 2014. In 2016, he additionally became the editor of the Chronicle's annual Best of Austin issue.

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Rainey Street Bar in Hot Water Over Social Posts

Unbarlievable accused of making misogynistic and racist posts

Food Daily, Jun. 28, 2017 10:49 AM

Fonda San Miguel Co-Founder Miguel Ravago Dies at 72

Chef brought Interior Mexican cuisine to Austin

Food Daily, Jun. 26, 2017 12:15 PM

J.T. Youngblood's

Fried chicken joint still a little green

Food Feature, Jun. 15, 2017


Philip Speer brings friendly French to Austin

Food Feature, Jun. 1, 2017

AC Food Fight: Delivery Apps

Favor and Postmates stand and deliver

Food Column, May. 25, 2017

El Burro

Contemporary Tex-Mex does little to impress

Food Feature, May. 25, 2017

A Guide to Finding Beer Outside of Austin’s City Limits

Drinking outside of the box

Food Feature, May. 18, 2017

EastSide Tavern

A mixed concept with a dang good tot

Food Feature, May. 11, 2017

Kemuri Tatsu-ya

Eastside izakaya rediscovers spirit of Austin

Food Feature, Apr. 20, 2017

Métier Cook's Supply to Call It Quits

Lenoir team to focus on restaurant

Food Daily, Apr. 17, 2017 9:54 AM

Hot Luck Announces Musical Talent, More Chefs

Aaron Franklin's inaugural fest keeps getting bigger

Food Daily, Apr. 4, 2017 10:00 AM


Gaming bar rolls the dice with mixed small plates

Food Feature, Mar. 30, 2017


Style rules over substance at South Lamar hot spot

Food Feature, Mar. 23, 2017

East Austin Urban Farm Tour Announces Lineup

Tickets on sale now for annual food crawl

Food Daily, Mar. 20, 2017 11:40 AM

Hot Luck Announces Culinary Talent

Tickets to Aaron Franklin's new festival on sale now

Food Daily, Mar. 7, 2017 10:00 AM

Green Pastures to Reopen as Mattie's

Chef Joshua Thomas will run kitchen

Food Daily, Feb. 24, 2017 2:00 PM


Upscale Tex-Mex joint is a mini vacation

Food Feature, Feb. 23, 2017

Hudson's on the Bend Shutters

No immediate plans for property

Food Daily, Feb. 15, 2017 4:35 PM

Seven Places in Austin to Eat and Drink on a Budget: Feb. 6-Feb. 12

Your day-by-day guide to the best local happy hours and deals

Food Daily, Feb. 6, 2017 1:34 PM

New Waterloo Announces Il Brutto

Il Brutto to serve classic Italian, wood-fired pizza

Food Daily, Feb. 2, 2017 3:40 PM

Red Ash Italia

Downtown hot spot brings back the basics

Food Feature, Feb. 2, 2017

Seven Places in Austin to Eat and Drink on a Budget: Jan. 30-Feb. 5

Your day by day guide to the best local happy hours and deals

Food Daily, Jan. 30, 2017 10:30 AM

Aaron Franklin's Food Festival Announces Dates

Hot Luck will debut in May

Food Daily, Jan. 26, 2017 10:11 AM

Review: Curcuma and the Great Y’all

Two trucks take very different approaches to plant-based eating

Food Feature, Jan. 26, 2017


Turmeric rules at this plant-based food truck

Food Feature, Jan. 26, 2017

The Great Y’all

Asian inspired bar food that just happens to be vegan

Food Feature, Jan. 26, 2017

First Look: Pizzeria Sorellina

Apis team opens casual sister restaurant

Food Daily, Jan. 25, 2017 1:15 PM

Hai Hospitality Announces New Concept

Loro to open in fall 2017

Food Daily, Jan. 24, 2017 4:21 PM

Austin Artisans Score Good Food Awards

Hops & Grain, Texas Jelly Queens, and Celtic Seafare among honorees

Food Daily, Jan. 23, 2017 12:34 PM

Austin Food + Wine Festival Announces 2017 Talent

Tickets go on sale today

Food Daily, Jan. 19, 2017 12:01 AM

The Beer Plant

Uneven execution blights vegan gastropub

Food Feature, Jan. 12, 2017

The Game of Vice

How to fail in life no matter where you land

Features Feature, Jan. 5, 2017

The Year in Food

We find culinary bright spots in a year marked by loss

Food Feature, Dec. 29, 2016

Gift Guide 2016: Local Home Goods and Tableware

Treat yo' self

Food Feature, Dec. 15, 2016


Lamar Union concept clears its name

Food Feature, Dec. 15, 2016

The Take-Out

Giving back to the hospitality industry

Food Column, Dec. 8, 2016


Classic Italian eatery needs far less flash

Food Feature, Dec. 1, 2016


Paleo-friendly concept is virtuous but not holier-than-thou

Food Feature, Nov. 23, 2016

AC Food Fight: Poke

Ola Poke and Poke Poke get raw

Food Column, Nov. 17, 2016

"Best of Austin" 2016

The personal is political

Features Feature, Nov. 10, 2016

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