Melanie Haupt

Melanie Haupt earned her PhD in English at the University of Texas at Austin. In addition to her academic work, she is a blogger and freelance writer focusing on food criticism, up-and-coming dining culture, and historic Austin foodways. She is particularly interested in the intersections of feminism and the food industry.

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Tibetan Dumplings Shine at Yak & Yeti in Cedar Park
Tibetan Dumplings Shine at Yak & Yeti in Cedar Park
Dishes for sharing (or not) at this tiny Nepalese restaurant

Food, Feb. 13, 2020

The Meteor Turns a Convenience Store Into a Neighborhood Hang for a New South Congress
The Meteor Turns a Convenience Store Into a Neighborhood Hang for a New South Congress
Before and after noon, diners find craveable carbs and chill vibes

Food, Jan. 30, 2020

Top 10 Austin Veggie Burgers
Top 10 Austin Veggie Burgers
All the taste, none of the meat

Food, Dec. 19, 2019

Cluck-N-Burger Gives Food Truck Vibes at Its Airport Boulevard Location
Cluck-N-Burger Gives Food Truck Vibes at Its Airport Boulevard Location
Fried chicken to wedge salad at this cool new neighborhood eatery

Food, Dec. 5, 2019

Petite Portions and Not-So-Petite Prices at She’s Not Here
Review: Petite Portions and Not-So-Petite Prices at She’s Not Here
South Pacific-themed tiki bar-cum-restaurant evokes a sense of sleek playfulness

Food, Oct. 10, 2019

10 Kid-Friendly Austin Restaurants That Parents Won't Hate
10 Kid-Friendly Restaurants
Dine out with small humans without sacrificing quality or losing your mind

Food, Aug. 29, 2019

All-You-Can-Eat Pickles and Southern Comfort at the Pickle House
All-You-Can-Eat Pickles and Southern Comfort at the Pickle House
One wonders if there's such thing as too many pickles at this Southwest Austin restaurant

Food, July 25, 2019

Canned Cocktails Swoop in to Save the Must-Have-a-Mixed-Drink Day
Canned Cocktails Swoop in to Save the Must-Have-a-Mixed-Drink Day
No bartender? No problem.

Food, July 11, 2019

Perfectly Barked Barbecue and Unlimited Hush Puppies at the Switch
Perfectly Barked Barbecue and Unlimited Hush Puppies at the Switch
The restaurant just off Highway 290 also serves up phenomenal peach cobbler

Food, June 20, 2019

Former Snack Bar Owners Launch GoFundMe for New Bar
Former Snack Bar Owners Launch GoFundMe for New Bar
Funds raised will help open Bobo's Snack Bar in Cherrywood

Food, June 19, 2019

Joann's Fine Foods Has Us Wondering How Much Is Too Much to Pay for Chicken-Fried Steak
Joann's Fine Foods Has Us Wondering How Much Is Too Much to Pay for Chicken-Fried Steak
Top-notch service and attention to detail at SoCo’s Austin Motel

Food, May 23, 2019

Miche Bread Is Closing After Five Years
Miche Bread Is Closing After Five Years
The artisan bread maker's final market is May 5 at Mueller

Food, May 1, 2019

Exploring Diverse Foodways at the Austin Food & Wine Festival
Exploring Diverse Foodways at the Austin Food & Wine Festival
Plant pioneers, wines, and more to satisfy your culinary cravings

Food, April 25, 2019

South Austin Irish Pub Features Practically Perfect Fish and Chips
South Austin Irish Pub Features Practically Perfect Fish and Chips
Darcy’s Donkey is a welcoming addition to Barton Springs Road's Restaurant Row

Food, April 4, 2019

Gluten-Free Wild Wood Bakehouse Shutters Guadalupe Location
Gluten-Free Wild Wood Bakehouse Shutters Guadalupe Location
Their second location, Wilder Wood, remains open on Seventh Street

Food, Feb. 27, 2019

Top 10 Carby Treats
Top 10 Carby Treats
The ten best ways to indulge in a carbohydrate bomb by a bevy of talented local bakers and pastry chefs

Food, Dec. 27, 2018

Top 10 Book Group Meeting Spots
Top 10 Book Group Meeting Spots
Near-ideal settings for a successful book group meeting, with food and drinks, decent acoustics, and seating that allows for spirited discussion without having to shout

Food, Dec. 27, 2018

Cookbook Bar & Cafe
Cookbook Bar & Cafe
Downtown Central Library’s restaurant offers a mixed bag

Food, Dec. 20, 2018

Eldorado Cafe Launches New Menu Item to Benefit Kids
Eldorado Cafe Launches New Menu Item to Benefit Kids
No Hater Tater is the ultimate comfort food

Food, Dec. 17, 2018

J.T. Youngblood’s Is Now Permanently Closed
J.T. Youngblood’s Is Now Permanently Closed
The Mueller fried chicken restaurant’s last day was Dec. 16

Food, Dec. 17, 2018

Staying Hospitable During Our Nation's Division
Staying Hospitable During Our Nation's Division
Local restaurateurs discuss civility at the table

Food, Nov. 8, 2018

Pie Squared
Pie Squared

Food, Oct. 25, 2018

Crescent at North Lamar and Airport Now Offers Unique Asian Dining Options
New Asian Options at Lamar and Airport
Long-ignored strip mall gets a makeover

Food, Sept. 20, 2018

Battle of the Boba
Battle of the Boba
Which of these four Crescent spots has the best bubble tea?

Food, Sept. 20, 2018

Review: The Brewer’s Table
The Brewer's Table
East Austin’s truly wonderful dining experience with a complicated history

Food, Sept. 13, 2018

How One Man Started the Local Mesquite Movement
How One Man Started the Local Mesquite Movement
A baking challenge led Sandeep Gyawali to this little-known flour

Food, Aug. 2, 2018

Hank’s
Restaurant Review: Hank's
Windsor Park’s latest destination is hit or miss

Food, July 19, 2018

ICYMI: Full English Serves Breakfast for the Queen's Subjects
ICYMI: Full English Serves Breakfast for the Queen's Subjects
Get thee some tea sandwiches

Food, May 10, 2018

The People’s Poke
The People’s Poke
Austin’s influx of poke shops is very welcome, just not really Hawaiian

Food, May 3, 2018

A Look at Women Leaders in the Kitchen and at Austin Food + Wine Festival
A Look at Women Leaders in the Kitchen and at Austin Food + Wine Festival
We chat with the other 25%

Food, April 26, 2018

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