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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.

84 articles in 2012   •   page 1 of 3

Dinner, a Love Story

Food Feature, Dec. 6, 2012

The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

Food Feature, Dec. 6, 2012

East Side King + Hole in the Wall = Austin Magic

East Side King at Hole in the Wall: The best of Austin on one corner

Food Daily, Dec. 4, 2012 5:25 PM

Smitten Kitchen at BookPeople

Smitten Kitchen's Deb Perelman packed 'em in on Friday night.

Food Daily, Dec. 1, 2012 10:37 AM

Cookbook Review: Momofuku Milk Bar

Ain't nothing simple in Christina Tosi's cookbook

Food Daily, Nov. 2, 2012 5:35 PM

I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen

Sylvie Simmons

Music Feature, Oct. 25, 2012

Culture's Last Stand

Life as we know it is gone in Justin Cronin's post-apocalyptic future ... except for in Texas

Books Feature, Oct. 25, 2012

Florence + the Machine

Zilker Park, Oct. 12

Music Feature, Oct. 18, 2012

The Black Keys

Music Feature, Oct. 18, 2012

Kishi Bashi

Zilker Park, Oct. 13

Music Feature, Oct. 18, 2012


Music Feature, Oct. 18, 2012

ACL Live Shot: Kimbra

Zilker Park, Oct. 14

Music Feature, Oct. 18, 2012

New on the Menu

Tasty new eats in the central city for hungry ACL fans

Food Feature, Oct. 11, 2012

ACL Interview: Tegan & Sara

Friday, 4:30pm, Bud Light stage

Music Feature, Oct. 11, 2012

Esperanza Spalding

Radio Music Society

Music Feature, Oct. 11, 2012

Kishi Bashi


Music Feature, Oct. 11, 2012


Making Mirrors

Music Feature, Oct. 11, 2012



Music Feature, Oct. 11, 2012

Freelance Whales


Music Feature, Oct. 11, 2012

Spin Modern Thai Cuisine

Thai fusion restaurant puts a new spin on strip-mall dining

Food Review, Oct. 4, 2012

Salty Sow

Successful restaurateur duo strike again

Food Review, Sep. 27, 2012

Kids Eat Free

Taking the tykes out to eat without breaking the bank

Food Feature, Sep. 20, 2012

Mother May I Dine With Danger?

The Homegrown Revival kicks off its fall season at Austin Open Room

Food Daily, Sep. 13, 2012 6:05 AM

Blue Baker

This bakery satisfies your sweet tooth

Food Review, Sep. 13, 2012

"Local" filmmaker chews on Staff Meals

Christian Remde has turned his lens on local restos' staff meals

Food Daily, Aug. 28, 2012 10:00 AM

Crawl No. 4

Uncorked, Takoba. Gourmands, Frontier Bar

Food Feature, Aug. 9, 2012

Bedside Manner: Back to School Edition

Melanie Haupt relaxes by planning her fall syllabi

Books Daily, Aug. 6, 2012 1:39 PM

The Lumineers

The Lumineers

Music Review, Jul. 19, 2012

All Your Memes Are Belong to Us

Austinites bloom where they're planted, and local meme-makers are here to help us laugh at ourselves

Screens Feature, Jul. 19, 2012

Communal Ground

Communal dining sets the mood in trendsetting restaurants

Food Feature, Jul. 12, 2012

Starlings, TN

Heartache in 4 / 4 Time

Music Feature, Jul. 12, 2012

Cool App Alert: Awesome Eats

Austin-made app lets kids play with their food

Food Daily, Jun. 27, 2012 10:50 AM

Olive & June

The highest highs and lowest lows

Food Review, Jun. 21, 2012

33 Revolutions Per Page

Tall tales of Texas and beyond

Music Feature, Jun. 14, 2012

Sweat, Equity

How vegan doughnuts can help fix the economy

Food Feature, Jun. 7, 2012

The Mom 100 Cookbook: 100 Recipes Every Mom Needs in Her Back Pocket

Food Feature, May. 31, 2012

Talking With My Mouth Full: My Life as a Professional Eater

Food Feature, May. 31, 2012

The Fraternal Order

The Duplass-a-Thon charts the evolution of a goofily lovable archetype

Screens Feature, May. 31, 2012

Don't Call It Bar & Grill Anymore: Hickory Street

Food Feature, May. 17, 2012

Easy Tiger

'Top Chef' alum turns out swell sandwiches

Food Review, May. 10, 2012

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