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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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Drunk on Civic Pride

Announcing the Official Drink of Austin

Food Feature, Sep. 7, 2007

Eating ... Crow?

Fried chicken revisited

Food Feature, Aug. 3, 2007

The Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Sweet Accompaniments

Food Review, Jul. 6, 2007

Yardbird's Blues

How the bone-out chicken-fried chicken breast is destroying American menus

Food Feature, Jun. 29, 2007

A Place to Try

The Lost Sock Launderette & Coffee Lounge

Food Feature, Jun. 29, 2007

Curra's Long-Bar

Oh, Curra's, how could you?

Food Review, Jun. 15, 2007

Lidia's Italy: 140 Simple and Delicious Recipes From the Ten Places in Italy Lidia Loves Most

Food Feature, Jun. 8, 2007

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life

Food Feature, Jun. 8, 2007

In Person

Georgeanne Brennan

Food Feature, May. 25, 2007

Phil's Icehouse

Last year, Amy Simmons and her team at Amy's Ice Creams took on a new venture that seemed like a natural

Food Review, Apr. 13, 2007

True 'Cue

Rodeo Cook-Off and Stall Crawl

Food Feature, Mar. 16, 2007

Chocolate in Mesoamerica: A Cultural History of Cacao

Food Review, Mar. 9, 2007

Ben's Long Branch BBQ

Central-city barbecue spots

Food Feature, Mar. 1, 2007

Sam's BBQ

Food Feature, Mar. 1, 2007

'San Antonio Express-News' Wine Competition and Festival

Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort

Food Feature, Feb. 16, 2007

Bess Bistro on Pecan

After one visit, you won't be returning for a chance glance at Ms. Bullock

Food Review, Feb. 9, 2007

Iron Chef Alamo Round Two

What happened in the Black Orpheus battle?

Food Feature, Feb. 2, 2007


Shaggy's Original Jerk Marinade

Food Feature, Feb. 2, 2007


Given his pedigree, when I heard that chef Will Packwood and new partners were opening an Italian restaurant Downtown, my expectations were high

Food Review, Feb. 2, 2007

On Leaving Paradise for an Oasis

An Austin foodie falls in love with Marathon and West Texas' other boutique towns

Food Feature, Jan. 19, 2007

Claudia Alarcon's 10 Haikus for Her Favorite Food and Drink of 2006

Food Feature, Jan. 5, 2007

Giveable City

The treat of Austin eats

Food Feature, Dec. 15, 2006

101 Martinis

Gift Guide

Food Feature, Dec. 8, 2006

Doña Tomás: Discovering Authentic Mexican Cooking

Food Feature, Dec. 8, 2006

Sake: A Modern Guide

Food Feature, Dec. 8, 2006

In Print

The Asian Grill: Great Recipes, Bold Flavors

Food Feature, Nov. 24, 2006

So, You're Done Spatchcocking ...

Now, what about your Thanksgiving sides? The Food writers share their recipes.

Food Feature, Nov. 17, 2006

Wine of the Week


Food Column, Nov. 3, 2006

Ana Brasil

A short trip to a new Brazilian boutique is a revelation

Food Review, Nov. 3, 2006

Texas (Cook)Book Festival

Reviewing the Central Market Cooking School

Food Feature, Oct. 27, 2006

Mangieri's Pizza Cafe

His grandfather was serving up pizza in 1920s New Jersey; now, Anthony Mangieri's doing so in Southwest Austin

Food Review, Sep. 29, 2006

Batini III

The official drink of Austin contest

Food Feature, Sep. 22, 2006

New and Noteworthy

Flavors from Spiceburst

Food Column, Sep. 15, 2006

Woody's South

Much to be thankful for

Food Review, Sep. 8, 2006

Drink It on the Rooftops

Why Houlihan's actually rules

Food Feature, Sep. 1, 2006

A Passion for Ice Cream: 95 Recipes for Fabulous Desserts

The perfect guide to a yummy summer

Food Feature, Aug. 11, 2006


The inviting space on Burnet Road is classy and modern yet comfortable and relaxed with a neighborhood restaurant feel

Food Review, Jul. 28, 2006

Watching, Breathing, and Eating the World Cup

France vs. Italy is one for the true gourmand, but what of the third-place game?

Food Feature, Jul. 7, 2006

A Refreshing Development

Thank you, Mexico, for family-run fruterías and juguerías

Food Feature, Jun. 30, 2006

Watching, Breathing, and Eating the World Cup 2006

The quarterfinals definitely mean high-caliber matchups; hopefully, they also mean high-caliber cuisine.

Food Feature, Jun. 30, 2006

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