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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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Watching, Breathing, and Eating the World Cup 2006

The round of 16 means excitement on the pitch and at the table

Food Feature, Jun. 23, 2006

It's Noon. Do You Know What Your Children Are Eating?

Fernando Saralegui is in 'Papi's Kitchen' trying to help kids with healthy habits

Food Feature, Jun. 9, 2006

The Omnivore's Dilemma

The decisions we make regarding what foods we buy, where we buy them, and how we eat them have implications that touch on environmental, political, economic, moral, health, and agricultural issues

Food Feature, Jun. 9, 2006

Watching, Breathing, and Eating the World Cup 2006

Saturday June 10 - Sunday, June 11

Food Feature, Jun. 9, 2006


At the corner of Second and Lavaca, Taverna is the newest eatery to grace the latest 'hippest-spot-in-town' and the current see-and-be-seen Downtown dining scene

Food Review, Jun. 2, 2006

The Connoisseur's Guide to Sushi: Everything You Need to Know about Sushi Varieties and Accompaniments, Etiquette and Dining Tips, and More

Reviewing the Central Market Cooking School

Food Feature, May. 26, 2006

Cheese: A Connoisseur's Guide to the World's Best

Food Feature, May. 26, 2006

Cleopatra Mediterranean Restaurant

Te drab-looking building off of I-35 that formerly housed an insurance company has been transformed by friendly Jordanian owners into a casual Middle Eastern eatery

Food Review, Apr. 28, 2006

Brentwood Tavern

One of North Austin's best-kept secrets is about to be out

Food Review, Feb. 17, 2006

Top Shelf

Austin's latest offerings for a little kitchen reading

Food Feature, Dec. 16, 2005


Gift guide

Food Feature, Dec. 2, 2005


How has the menu-rotating restaurant's fare held up after its big move?

Food Review, Nov. 18, 2005

Interior Designers

After 30 years, Miguel Ravago and Tom Gilliland offer a cookbook as challenging and fascinating as their menu

Food Feature, Nov. 11, 2005

Special Blend

888's fine Vietnamese fare deftly seasons the classic with the contemporary

Food Feature, Oct. 28, 2005

Paggi House

The new Paggi House's model is 'Nothing you expect, everything you want.' Um ...

Food Review, Oct. 21, 2005

Sausage Shrines

A pilgrimage

Food Feature, Oct. 7, 2005

Learn Your EATs

An epicurean orientation for students new and returning, but also for ACL visitors and recently arrived residents

Food Feature, Sep. 23, 2005

Searing Memories

On the occasion of the 15th Annual 'Austin Chronicle' Hot Sauce Festival, some chile-pepper reflections

Food Feature, Aug. 26, 2005


Azul opened quietly a couple of years ago in a refurbished two-story home on East Cesar Chavez, but it quickly became an important cornerstone of the gourmet sandwich revolution in Austin

Food Review, Aug. 19, 2005

Billy's on Burnet

How I found a new favorite hangout

Food Review, Jul. 29, 2005

Fish Tale

Maiko sushi lounge has great potential, but some of its promises have gone unfulfilled

Food Feature, Jul. 22, 2005

An Embarrassment of Mangoes: A Caribbean Interlude

Food Feature, May. 27, 2005

What Einstein Told His Cook 2: Further Adventures in Kitchen Science

Food Feature, May. 27, 2005

La Terraza Grill and Bar

While dining recently at La Terraza, we couldn't help but think about the lucky folks that stay next door at the La Quinta at the corner of I-35 and Oltorf

Food Review, Apr. 1, 2005

It Takes a Village

Inside the new Whole Foods

Food Feature, Mar. 25, 2005

For the Love of Chocolate

The taste, the look, the feel of an obsession

Food Feature, Feb. 11, 2005

Picking the Spread

The best bets for watching Super Bowl XXXIX in Austin

Food Feature, Jan. 28, 2005

Tailgating Traditions

Philadelphia vs. New England

Food Feature, Jan. 28, 2005


Proof that Mexican home cooking is alive and well in far South Austin

Food Review, Jan. 21, 2005

Cool River Cafe

Rounding up the Austin steak house scene

Food Feature, Jan. 14, 2005

Ruth's Chris Steak house

Food Feature, Jan. 14, 2005


Food Feature, Jan. 14, 2005

Eat, Memory

The food staff on their fondness for holidays past: epiphanies, friendship, near-disaster, disaster, and always a full plate

Food Feature, Dec. 24, 2004

Foods of the Americas: Native Recipes and Traditions

Gift guide

Food Feature, Dec. 17, 2004

Brazil: A Cook's Tour

Food Feature, Dec. 10, 2004

Athenian Grill

Things have changed at the space formerly occupied by Jean Luc's Bistro

Food Review, Nov. 12, 2004

Mission Accomplished

After more than a decade, Mars' adventurous menu might not be as challenging as it once was, but it's still one of the best in town

Food Feature, Oct. 15, 2004

Castleberry's Gourmet Sammiches

Where the low-carb craze hasn't found its grasp

Food Review, Sep. 17, 2004

Chooby Doo International Cafe

With the objective of bringing a fun, fresh alternative to the standard fast-food places in the area, this new eatery has devised a menu that incorporates multiethnic fast foods

Food Review, Sep. 10, 2004

Blue Fin Sushi & Robata Bar

Have Round Rock sushi lovers found a replacement for the defunct Tanoshii?

Food Review, Jul. 30, 2004

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