Melanie Haupt

Contributing Writer, Restaurant Critic

Melanie Haupt is the restaurant critic for The Austin Chronicle.

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Restaurant Review: Bambino
Restaurant Review: Bambino
New Eastside pizza joint from L’Oca d’Oro owners has something to say

Food, June 6, 2024

Greek Fest, Taylor Swift Wrestling, and More Weekend Events
Greek Fest, Taylor Swift Wrestling, and More Weekend Events
No weekend plans? We have some suggestions.

Arts, May 23, 2024

Croy and the Boys, Warpaint, a Metal Fest, and More Crucial Concerts
Croy and the Boys, Warpaint, a Metal Fest, and More Crucial Concerts
Recommended shows for the week

Music, May 23, 2024

Restaurant Review: LeRoy and Lewis Barbecue
Restaurant Review: LeRoy and Lewis Barbecue
The BBQ trailer-turned-brick and mortar is generally delicious but could use a more streamlined menu

Food, May 16, 2024

Restaurant Review: Poeta
Restaurant Review: Poeta
All-day Italian cafe brings the romance

Food, April 25, 2024

Review: Murray’s Tavern
Review: Murray’s Tavern
A great hangout, maybe not a great restaurant

Food, March 21, 2024

Restaurant Review: Bureau de Poste
Restaurant Review: Bureau de Poste
Chef Jo Chan delivers delicious cuisine in former Hyde Park post office

Food, March 7, 2024

Whimsy Meets Elegance at South Lamar's Elementary
Whimsy Meets Elegance at South Lamar's Elementary
Happy meals for adults

Food, Jan. 25, 2024

Redbud Ice House Blooms in Former Contigo Space
Redbud Ice House Blooms in Former Contigo Space
MaieB Hospitality partners with Batch Beer & Kolaches for new concept

Food, Dec. 21, 2023

A Gen X Feminist Mom’s Approach to Holiday Greetings
A Gen X Feminist Mom’s Approach to Holiday Greetings
Holiday staples and folded

Food, Dec. 21, 2023

Free Week 2024 Just Got Tastier
Free Week 2024 Just Got Tastier
Red River restaurants announce discounts

Food, Dec. 19, 2023

The 10 Best Things I Drank in Austin in 2023
The 10 Best Things I Drank in Austin in 2023
Cheers to staying thirsty

Food, Dec. 14, 2023

Food-Adjacent Gifts for Drinking, Cooking, and Entertaining
Food-Adjacent Gifts for Drinking, Cooking, and Entertaining
Stylish textiles, cutting boards, Austin bar guide, and more

Food, Dec. 7, 2023

Food Editor Melanie Haupt’s 10 Favorite Austin Restaurants
Food Editor Melanie Haupt’s 10 Favorite Austin Restaurants

Food, Nov. 2, 2023

Dearly Departed Dishes, Part Deux: Re-Creating Iconic Austin Meals
Dearly Departed Dishes, Part Deux: Re-Creating Iconic Austin Meals
Resurrecting faves from Basil’s, Mars, and the Night Hawk chain

Food, Oct. 26, 2023

Restaurant Review: Yamas Greek Kitchen + Bar
Restaurant Review: Yamas Greek Kitchen + Bar
Inconsistent food and service mar influencers’ darling

Food, Oct. 19, 2023

Bureau de Poste Opens Today
Bureau de Poste Opens Today
Tiny Grocer and Jo Chan collab finally opens its doors

Food, Oct. 3, 2023

New Italian-Inspired Cafe Opens in Mueller This Weekend
New Italian-Inspired Cafe Opens in Mueller This Weekend
Bottega weds Merry Monarch ice cream with snacks and sips

Food, Sept. 1, 2023

Eat for Free at Korea House
Eat for Free at Korea House
Owner's "spiritual healing" leads her to feed folks for free

Food, Aug. 25, 2023

Rotisserie Chicken Dinners That'll Fill Your Belly Without Breaking the Bank
Rotisserie Chicken Dinners That'll Fill Your Belly Without Breaking the Bank
Winner winner, chicken dinner

Food, Aug. 17, 2023

These Local Restaurants Are Raising Money for Maui Wildfire Relief
These Local Restaurants Are Raising Money for Maui Wildfire Relief
Here’s your opportunity to dine out for a good cause

Food, Aug. 14, 2023

First Look: Unicorniverse
Unicorniverse
New European bakery and cafe turns plants into magic

Food, July 27, 2023

Restaurant Review: Ezov
Restaurant Review: Ezov
Chef Berty Richter’s upscale Mediterranean restaurant is thoughtful, modern, and inviting

Food, July 27, 2023

Five Austin Hotel Pool Happy Hours to Cool Your Heels
Five Austin Hotel Pool Happy Hours to Cool Your Heels
Because it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere

Food, July 20, 2023

Cookbook Cafe at Central Library Is Closed Forever
Cookbook Cafe at Central Library Is Closed Forever
The city of Austin hopes to find a new vendor soon

Food, July 11, 2023

Allday Pizza Is Opening in Hyde Park
Allday Pizza Is Opening in Hyde Park
A little slice of heaven is coming to Speedway

Food, July 10, 2023

Beard Award-Winning Nixta Taqueria Launches Flor Xakali
Beard Award-Winning Nixta Taqueria Launches Flor Xakali
The omakase casita will be a feast for the senses

Food, June 26, 2023

Restaurant Review: Uptown Sports Club
Restaurant Review: Uptown Sports Club
Has Aaron Franklin’s reach exceeded his grasp?

Food, June 22, 2023

BBQ Ramen Tatsu-Ya Calls It Quits
BBQ Ramen Tatsu-Ya Calls It Quits
The ramen restaurant group promises a remix and reopening elsewhere

Food, June 15, 2023

Sun's Out, (Bao) Buns Out
Sun's Out, (Bao) Buns Out
Quirky bao-based food truck can't miss

Food, June 15, 2023

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