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Claudia Alarcón

Mexico City native Claudia Alarcón has made Austin home since 1984. She worked her way through college in the local restaurant industry, graduating from the University of Texas in 1999. She has been a Chronicle contributor for 15 years and presents lectures and workshops on topics related to the foodways of Mexico, both locally and internationally.

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Savory Characters

Cooking up the next generation of cocktails

Food Feature, Feb. 5, 2015

Calling the Shots

The women defining Austin's cocktail culture

Food Feature, Jan. 22, 2015

The Year in Food

The 2014 tastes we just couldn't stop thinking about

Food Feature, Dec. 31, 2014

Many Happy Returns

New name, same quality at the Preserve

Food Feature, Dec. 23, 2014

Fleet Fox

Swift Single Malt is going places

Food Feature, Dec. 23, 2014

Season's Eatings

Our guide to finally shutting up your in-laws

Food Feature, Dec. 4, 2014

Something Old, Something New

ACL and foodies consciously couple

Food Feature, Oct. 9, 2014

Buns, Hon

ACL doubles down on comfort food

Food Feature, Oct. 2, 2014

Cooking Tent Demos

Food Feature, Aug. 21, 2014

Better Eating Through Chemistry

Miche Bread rules the boule

Food Feature, Aug. 14, 2014

Through Rosé Colored Glasses

Rae Wilson helps Austin reconsider the pink drink

Food Feature, Jul. 24, 2014

A Southwestern Concept Goes South

chavez is a better-than-average hotel restaurant, but is that enough to attract locals?

Food Feature, Jun. 19, 2014

Wondrous FIFA 2014 World Cup Watching

Enjoy fútbol with international style and comfort at these restaurants

Food Feature, Jun. 12, 2014

Blackbird Singing

Upscale neighborhood pub Blackbird and Henry features simple yet excellent cuisine

Food Feature, Jun. 5, 2014

Texas Hill Country Cuisine: Flavors from the Cabernet Grill Texas Wine Country Restaurant

Cookbooks and cultural conversation starters top our summer reading list

Food Feature, May. 22, 2014

Brassicas: Cooking the World's Healthiest Vegetables: Kale, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts and More

Food Feature, May. 22, 2014

Good Mexico City Food Has a Home on the Eastside

There's still room for improvement, but so far we're enchanted with Licha's Cantina

Food Feature, May. 22, 2014

Jezebel's Friendly Little Sister Made Us Feel Right at Home

Tapasitas offers a tasty, reimagined bar menu and great cocktails

Food Feature, Apr. 24, 2014

Gus or Bust

Spicy, fried Memphis deliciousness – just hold the Styrofoam, huh?

Food Feature, Mar. 20, 2014

Burger Town

How do our hometown patties match up against the influx of trendy national chains?

Food Feature, Mar. 6, 2014

Official Drink of Austin Contest Names Team Qui the Winners

Holy crap, does my head hurt

Food Daily, Feb. 24, 2014 4:50 PM

Fetch Me a Beer, Sparky

Yard Bar crossbreeds dog park and human bar

Food Feature, Jan. 16, 2014

Top 10 Must-Try, No-Hype Places

Food Feature, Jan. 3, 2014

The Art of Death

Kate Heyhoe weaves Dreams of the Dead via sugar skulls

Food Feature, Oct. 24, 2013

Before Art, Kate Heyhoe's First Act

Heyhoe first made a splash as a pioneering online food writer

Food Feature, Oct. 24, 2013

Interactive Dinners at Finn & Porter

Roll your own, then enjoy a four-course dinner at Sushi 101

Food Daily, Oct. 16, 2013 10:00 AM

ACL's New Beer Hall Packs 'Em In

By popular demand, a haven for people looking for beer alternatives

Food Daily, Oct. 10, 2013 10:35 AM

Feeding the Beast

ACL food vendors talk strategy for the two-weekend challenge

Food Feature, Oct. 3, 2013

How the One Percent Lives

Exclusivity has its perks – and its price – at ACL's VIP Grove

Food Feature, Oct. 3, 2013

Show Us Your Tapas!

We go weak at the knees for Barlata

Food Feature, Oct. 3, 2013

Drink Your Veggies

A cancer survivor preaches the gospel of Daily Greens

Food Feature, Sep. 26, 2013

Cooking Tent Demos

Food Feature, Aug. 22, 2013

Via 313

Mozzarella, meet Motor City: We swoon for this Detroit-style pizza

Food Review, Aug. 15, 2013

Sausage Fest

Banger's does brats right, but it's the more adventurous menu items that really sing

Food Feature, Aug. 1, 2013

The Drink/Drank/Drunk Issue: 'The Drunken Botanist' Reviewed

Amy Stewart instructs how to grow a bartender's garden

Food Daily, Jul. 3, 2013 9:18 AM

Lucinda Hutson's Colorful Love Letter to Mexico

Two decades of additional research make her latest book shine

Books Feature, Jul. 3, 2013


There's room for improvement at Freedmen's

Food Feature, Jun. 20, 2013


This fast-casual Vietnamese eatery is the real deal

Food Review, Jun. 6, 2013

Vegetable Literacy

Food Feature, May. 30, 2013

People's Pops: 55 Recipes for Ice Pops, Shave Ice, and Boozy Pops From Brooklyn's Coolest Pop Shop

Food Feature, May. 30, 2013

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