Melanie Haupt

Food

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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The Return of Hot Luck
The Return of Hot Luck
Aaron Franklin’s food and music fest is about more than just chilling with your homies

Food, May 19, 2022

Five Years After Miguel Ravago's Death, Fonda San Miguel Names New Chefs
Five Years After Miguel Ravago's Death, Fonda San Miguel Names New Chefs
Blanca Zesati and Carlos Monroy tasked with expanding classic menu

Food, May 5, 2022

Restaurant Review: Birdie’s
Restaurant Review: Birdie's
A neighborhood restaurant, for some

Food, May 5, 2022

Revew: Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
Sloppy scripting breaks the spell of this bloated sequel

Movie Review, April 15, 2022

Royal Blue Grocery Raises Money for World Central Kitchen
Royal Blue Grocery Raises Money for World Central Kitchen
Saturday proceeds benefit José Andrés' disaster relief nonprofit

Food, March 17, 2022

Tackling Food Waste as a Social Justice Issue at SXSW
Tackling Food Waste as a Social Justice Issue at SXSW
Various communities look to “feed the soil and starve the incinerator”

SXSW, March 16, 2022

The Lifesaving Cooking of Chef José Andrés in <i>We Feed People</i>
The Lifesaving Cooking of Chef José Andrés in We Feed People
Making a longer dinner table

Screens, March 10, 2022

Chefs, Researchers, and Activists Write the Climate Change Cookbook
Chefs, Researchers, and Activists Write the Climate Change Cookbook
Redefining what sustainable really means at SXSW

Features, March 10, 2022

New Tatsu-Ya Concept Will Occupy Former Contigo Space
New Tatsu-Ya Concept Will Occupy Former Contigo Space
Mueller-adjacent space to get a new tenant

Food, March 2, 2022

Dining at Q2 Stadium
Dining at Q2 Stadium
New and returning faves keep the focus hyperlocal

Features, Feb. 24, 2022

Restaurant Review: JewBoy Sub Shop
Restaurant Review: JewBoy Sub Shop
Remembrance of subs past

Food, Feb. 17, 2022

Vegan Ice Cream Shop Sweet Ritual Suspends Operations
Vegan Ice Cream Shop Sweet Ritual Suspends Operations
Pandemic takes its toll on popular scoop shop

Food, Jan. 31, 2022

How Cranky Granny's Sweet Rolls Went From a Teenager's Dream to a Must-Stop Destination
How Cranky Granny's Sweet Rolls Went From a Teenager's Dream to a Must-Stop Destination
Sianni Dean wants to see her cinnamon rolls across the country

Food, Jan. 27, 2022

Five Cinnamon Rolls to Seek Out in Austin
Five Cinnamon Rolls to Seek Out in Austin
Plus two more worth leaving the city limits for

Food, Jan. 27, 2022

Fire at Texas French Bread Ravages Storefront
Fire at Texas French Bread Ravages Storefront
Beloved restaurant was housed in a building rich with music history

Food, Jan. 25, 2022

Luck Drops Lineup for March Reunion Potluck
Luck Drops Lineup for March Reunion Potluck
Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen to feature local, national chef talent

Food, Jan. 24, 2022

Restaurant Reviews Are Back! (But It's Complicated.)
A little insight into how we're judging restaurants these days

Food, Jan. 20, 2022

Restaurant Review: Canje
Restaurant Review: Canje
Chef Tavel Bristol-Joseph showcases Caribbean flavor

Food, Jan. 20, 2022

Bird Bird Biscuit Rises to Yelp’s Top 100 Restaurants
Bird Bird Biscuit Rises to Yelp’s Top 100 Restaurants
Early birds celebrate with free biscuits on Thursday

Food, Jan. 19, 2022

Labor Unrest Ensues as Via 313 Fumbles Worker Appeal
Labor Unrest Ensues as Via 313 Fumbles Worker Appeal
A hot, melty mess

News, Jan. 13, 2022

Via 313 Workers Protest for COVID, Employment Protections
Via 313 Workers Protest for COVID, Employment Protections
Staff claim management suspended them following petition

Food, Jan. 9, 2022

10 Perfect Patio Cocktails in Austin
10 Perfect Patio Cocktails in Austin
Sun, sip, repeat

Food, Dec. 16, 2021

The Top 10 Austin Food & Drink Stories of 2021
The Top 10 Austin Food & Drink Stories of 2021
Another up-and-down year in Austin food

Food, Dec. 16, 2021

Desert Door Distillery Rolls Out Large Hand Sanitizer Production
Desert Door Distillery Rolls Out Large Hand Sanitizer Production
Local sotol makers offer the critical commodity free of cost

Food, March 20, 2020

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

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