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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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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

Ruby’s BBQ Set to Close

The beloved barbecue restaurant will shutter by the end of February

Food Daily, Jan. 31, 2018 1:09 PM

Krua Urban Thai

South Lamar restaurant offers bold flavors and mixed emotions

Food Feature, Jan. 25, 2018

Fat Ice Company Puts the Cool in Your Cocktail

Pure ice means pure imbibing

Food Feature, Jan. 18, 2018

Celebrate MLK Day With P.I.E.

“Peace Includes Everyone” and everyone could use a treat right now

Food Daily, Jan. 12, 2018 4:36 PM

Free Kwanzaa Celebration at George Carver Museum

Elizabeth Kahura explains the principles and food behind the holiday

Food Daily, Dec. 28, 2017 4:16 PM

The Year in Food

It's all about community, and really great food

Food Feature, Dec. 28, 2017

Top 10 Food News Stories of 2017

Food Feature, Dec. 28, 2017

Top 10 Constant Cravings

Food Feature, Dec. 28, 2017

Tex-Mex Institution Reopens as an Austin Food Truck

Austin’s newest tamale mavens, Karam’s Tamale Company

Food Feature, Dec. 14, 2017

Eat, Drink, Bee Merry

Edible holiday gifts for even the darkest of souls

Food Feature, Dec. 7, 2017

Phoebe's Diner

New daytime dining hot spot hits the '04

Food Feature, Dec. 7, 2017

Bao'd Up

Mueller's new steamed bun shop is hit and miss

Food Feature, Nov. 9, 2017

Dog & Duck Pub Closes

Update: Longtime employees send heartfelt thanks to the community

Food Daily, Nov. 8, 2017 5:22 PM

Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Spider House Co-Owner

From Facebook post to public statement ...

Food Daily, Oct. 27, 2017 8:00 AM

Eldorado Cafe

Finding the gold in an Allandale strip mall

Food Feature, Oct. 19, 2017

AC Food Fight: Frozen Desserts

Which one of these frozen desserts is the best bet?

Food Column, Oct. 12, 2017

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