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Jessi Cape

Food Editor


Jessi Cape is a native Texan and dedicated bibliophile who writes primarily about food, film, and books. Her focus is often sustainability, women and children, and literacy.

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Italic Puts the Emphasis on Fresh Flavors

Andrew Curren’s Downtown restaurant reinvents Italian lunch

Food Column, Sep. 6, 2018

Hot Sauce Festival Winners 2018

The judges – and the people – have crowned their local hot sauce royalty

Food Daily, Aug. 27, 2018 1:25 PM

Celebrate Melted Cheese!

Quesoff benefits Central Texas Food Bank, today at The Mohawk, 1-4pm

Food Daily, Aug. 25, 2018 12:49 PM

Welcome to the 28th Annual Hot Sauce Festival

The heat is on

Food Feature, Aug. 23, 2018

Attention Hot Sauce Makers and Festival Lovers!

Does your hot sauce bring all the folks to the yard?

Food Daily, Aug. 21, 2018 3:23 PM

Frank & Angie's to Close ... Eventually

Hut's Hamburgers will remain open for business

Food Daily, Aug. 20, 2018 11:45 AM

ICYMI: Ski Shores Cafe

“Big cheeseburgers and good french fries”

Food Column, Aug. 16, 2018

Restaurant Review: Home Slice Pizza – North Loop

The classic local hot spot serves up its New York-style slices on North Loop

Food Feature, Aug. 9, 2018

Into the Black Nowhere by Meg Gardiner

In the sequel to UNSUB, Gardiner pits Caitlin Hendrix against a killer based on Ted Bundy and shows again what a great storyteller she is

Arts Review, Jul. 26, 2018

Amorada Tequila and the Woman Behind Its Success

We chat with Austin-based tequila maker Terray Glasman

Food Daily, Jul. 24, 2018 2:30 PM

JuiceLand Employee Harassed by Right-Wing Comedian

Social media post sets off in-store confrontation

Food Daily, Jul. 13, 2018 5:59 AM

Drunk on a Train

Four friends bar crawl their way down the Capital Metro Red Line

Food Feature, Jul. 12, 2018

Casa Marianella Reunites Family Separated at the Border

East Austin immigrant shelter coordinated efforts to reconnect family from Congo

News Feature, Jul. 5, 2018


I fell in love with a cup of hot corn

Food Feature, Jul. 5, 2018

ICYMI: Wingzup Wingbar & Grill

Everyone's favorite bar in Hancock Center offers more than award-winning chicken wings

Food Column, Jun. 28, 2018

Eating Animals

Natalie Portman narrated documentary about the ethics of farming versus factory farming.

Film Review, Jun. 28, 2018

Virginia B. Wood's Cookbook Collection Will Live on at Cookbook Cafe

Home "On the Range" at the Central Library

Food Feature, Jun. 21, 2018

Battle of the Briskets Champion: Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que

Food Feature, Jun. 21, 2018

The Austin Chronicle’s Battle of the Briskets

Get to know these 30 top contenders and cast a vote for your favorite

Food Feature, Jun. 7, 2018

Announcing The Austin Chronicle’s Battle of the Briskets!

30 local brisket masters compete for Best Brisket in Austin title

Food Daily, May. 31, 2018 3:10 PM

Sustainable Food Center’s Farm to Plate Dinner

Support local food and have a blast doing it

Food Daily, May. 9, 2018 4:30 PM

Good News for Bees and CBD Fans

Turtles all the way down

Features Feature, Apr. 19, 2018

Local Munchies

A handful of haunts for a stoner-friendly snack

Features Feature, Apr. 19, 2018

ICYMI: Musashino Sushi Dokoro Prides Itself on Craft

Edomae-style sushi at this traditional restaurant

Food Column, Apr. 19, 2018

Calling All Queso Enthusiasts: Quesoff and Hot Luck Fest

Celebrate melted cheese and compete to win Best Queso in Austin

Food Daily, Apr. 10, 2018 1:40 PM


Italian food crafted with love just down the road from the Broken Spoke

Food Feature, Apr. 5, 2018

Another Look at the Underrated Tex-Mex of Vivo

Have a Mexican martini and then walk to AFS Cinema

Food Column, Apr. 5, 2018

Austin's Fareground Food Court Has Something for Every Palate

Downtown's first food hall includes local favorites Dai Due, Easy Tiger, Contigo, and more

Food Feature, Mar. 29, 2018

Yoshi Ramen and Veggie Heaven

Chef Stacy Chen is the bandleader of two distinctly tasty Asian restaurants

Food Feature, Mar. 22, 2018

What’s Cooking at the SXSW SouthBites Food Trailer Park

The sixth annual on-site food hub is extra-special

Food Feature, Mar. 8, 2018

Four Tasty Pop-Up Food Events at SXSW

Fiction meets reality with several bonus dining events

Food Feature, Mar. 8, 2018

The Four Pillars of Austin Food During SXSW

We get by with tacos, pizza, barbecue, and burgers

Food Feature, Mar. 8, 2018

Virginia B. Wood Dies at 67

Austin food community mourns the loss of one of its champions

Food Feature, Mar. 8, 2018

HBO Documentary Elvis Presley: The Searcher Debuts at SXSW

New archival footage of the king, the musician, and the man behind the music

Screens Feature, Mar. 8, 2018

Virginia Wood, Champion of the Austin Food Community, Dies at 67

Our colleague and friend will be greatly missed

Food Daily, Mar. 2, 2018 6:21 PM

Hot Luck Announces Chef and Music Lineup

Tickets are on sale now for Aaron Franklin’s party of the year

Food Daily, Feb. 21, 2018 4:05 PM

Grocery Pup Creates Gourmet Dog Food Good Enough for Humans

Austin couple offers an all-natural way to feed your pup

Food Feature, Feb. 15, 2018

ICYMI: Chez Nous

French bistro offers comfort, romance, and wonderful food

Food Column, Feb. 8, 2018

Show Some Love for Emancipet

Fundraising kits offer treats for a Valentine’s Sit Stay Day at home

Food Daily, Feb. 2, 2018 9:00 AM

Springdale Farm Is Closing

Beloved East Austin urban farm announces summer closure

Food Daily, Jan. 31, 2018 3:38 PM

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