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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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

Review: The Elegant but Irreverent Southern Fare of Colleen's Kitchen
Review: The Elegant but Irreverent Southern Fare of Colleen's Kitchen
Mueller's food scene gets elevated

Food, April 12, 2018

Review: Yuyo
Review: Yuyo
Manor Road is now home to upscale Peruvian fare

Food, Feb. 22, 2018

It Takes a Village to Eat Safely With Food Allergies
It Takes a Village to Eat Safely With Food Allergies
Local restaurants adapt to the growing number of Americans with food allergies

Food, Feb. 1, 2018

Review: Le Politique
Review: Le Politique
Austin’s newest Downtown French brasserie holds court

Food, Dec. 21, 2017

Sotol: The New White Lightning
Sotol: The New White Lightning
Three military vets find purpose, identity, and craft in Desert Door distillery

Food, Nov. 30, 2017

Staying Healthy to Stay in School
Staying Healthy to Stay in School
National nonprofit Communities in Schools looks at the role of food in education

Food, Sept. 21, 2017

Dripping Springs Keeps Growing, But Can the Dining Scene Keep Up?
On the Edge
Austin real estate pushes restaurateurs beyond city limits

Food, June 8, 2017

Does Food Really Help Us Through Trying Times?
Does Food Really Help Us Through Trying Times?
Soothing negative emotions with fat, carbohydrates, and sugar

Food, May 4, 2017

The Difficulties of Dining With Kids
The Difficulties of Dining With Kids
Is the restaurant industry making a bad situation worse?

Food, March 2, 2017

How Austin Restaurants Are Leading the Trump Era Resistance
All Politics Is Local
Economically culture-jamming the new administration

Food, Feb. 9, 2017

<i>The Wangs vs. the World</i>
The Wangs vs. the World
by Jade Chang

Arts, Nov. 3, 2016

Finding Community With Bread Church
Finding Community With Bread Church
Local parish comes together around baking

Food, July 21, 2016

What the Hell Is Mighty Swell?
What the Hell Is Mighty Swell?
Introducing the post-millennial wine cooler

Food, July 14, 2016

Selling Feminism One Box at a Time
Selling Feminism One Box at a Time
The serious business of Girl Scout cookies

Food, Jan. 21, 2016

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