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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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One More Week of Passaporte Brasil at Central Market

Still time to discover the flavors from this diverse country

Food Daily, May. 1, 2013 1:00 PM

More Vignettes from 2013 Austin Food & Wine Fest

This year's edition a big improvement over rocky debut last spring.

Food Daily, Apr. 30, 2013 1:00 PM

Cafe Josie Changes It Up

New ownership at an old fave

Food Review, Apr. 25, 2013

Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em

The Austin Smoke Experiment takes over Clive Bar on March 10

Food Daily, Mar. 4, 2013 3:10 PM

Dinners to Rock To Series Does Rock

Adventurous, multi-course menus inspired by kickass bands

Food Daily, Feb. 24, 2013 2:30 PM

10 Years of Mardi Gras Revelry at Evangeline Cafe

Curtis Clarke and crew still bring les bon temps to Southwest Austin

Food Daily, Feb. 10, 2013 11:00 AM

Top 10 Grab Bag

Food Feature, Jan. 4, 2013

Indian Explosion

Austin gains a bounty of healthy menu choices

Food Feature, Oct. 18, 2012

Now Serving ...

New faces and tastes at ACL's Austin Eats

Food Feature, Oct. 4, 2012

Hot Sauce Fest Demo Tent 2012

A rundown on the hot and spicy

Food Feature, Aug. 23, 2012

Swift's Attic

Downtown restaurant serves up fancifully delicious plates

Food Review, Aug. 16, 2012

Crawl No. 1

Yellow Jacket, Weather Up, and the Scoot

Food Feature, Aug. 9, 2012

Drink.Well American Pub

North Loop neighborhood bar touts creative cocktails and an unusual wine list

Food Review, Jul. 26, 2012

400 Rabbits

An impressive array of agave spirits highlight this stand-alone bar at the Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane

Food Review, Jul. 5, 2012

Travaasa Austin

Picturesque, serene Hill Country spa resort offers fun and educational culinary programs and farm-to-fork dining

Food Review, Jun. 28, 2012

Addicted To Juicing

Why the OMEGA VRT350 masticating juicer is my favorite new toy

Food Feature, Jun. 7, 2012

Ice Cream Happy Hour: 50 Boozy Treats That You Spike and Freeze at Home

Food Feature, May. 31, 2012

Paletas: Authentic Recipes for Mexican Ice Pops, Shaved Ice & Aguas Frescas

Food Feature, May. 31, 2012

The Force Behind Rainey's Renaissance

Bridget Dunlap is the one-woman army who changed the face of an Austin neighborhood

Food Feature, May. 24, 2012

Fonda San Miguel Continues its Progress

Food Feature, May. 17, 2012

Midnight Cowboy

No more 'happy endings' here, unless you count the Kalamazoo Julep (and we do)

Food Feature, Apr. 26, 2012

The Austin Food & Wine Festival

Food Feature, Apr. 19, 2012


Lenoir dazzles with a French spin on 'hot-weather cuisine'

Food Review, Apr. 12, 2012


Their milkshake brings all the foodies to the yard, and they're like, 'It's better than yours'

Food Review, Mar. 22, 2012

Midnight Cowboy Lounge

Revamped downtown bar opens as a cocktail connoisseurs' paradise

Food Daily, Mar. 14, 2012 11:55 AM

Lidia's Italy in Austin

Food Feature, Feb. 16, 2012

The 10-Day Juice Cleanse Challenge

Get juiced the healthy way and feel the power

Food Feature, Feb. 2, 2012

Claudia Alarcón's Top 10 Food and Drinks Keeping Austin (Real) Mexican

The best places to get a taste of Mexico deep in the heart of Central Texas

Food Feature, Jan. 5, 2012

Unquenchable: A Tipsy Quest for the World's Best Bargain Wines

Bargain wine queen Natalie MacLean chronicles her continuing quest

Food Feature, Dec. 15, 2011

Roots to Riches

What does your restaurant garden grow?

Food Feature, Oct. 27, 2011

Chews Wisely

2011 Texas Book Festival cookbook reviews

Food Feature, Oct. 20, 2011

Austin Eats

ACL's food court, 10 years later

Food Feature, Sep. 15, 2011

New Chef, New Menu Items at Whip In

Martine Pelegrin helps 'Whip Indianize' comfort-food classics

Food Feature, Sep. 8, 2011

Hot Sauce Fest Cooking Demo Tent

Food Feature, Aug. 25, 2011

Panaderia Chuy

South-of-the-border treats for the south-of-the-river crowd

Food Review, Aug. 18, 2011

New Products From Cocoa Puro

Do yourself a favor and visit Tom Pedersen's booth at the Downtown Farmers' Market

Food Feature, Aug. 11, 2011

The 2011 Fried Chicken Update

Flip the bird – onto a waffle, that is

Food Feature, Jul. 28, 2011

Family Style

The Threadgill's secret to longevity

Food Feature, Jul. 7, 2011

Edible Landscaping

Sit down with a book when it's too hot to cook

Food Feature, May. 26, 2011

Truly Mexican

Roberto Santibañez

Food Feature, May. 26, 2011

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