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Mick Vann

Mick Vann is a retired Austin chef who is a food writer and restaurant critic, cookbook author, restaurant consultant, and recipe developer. He moonlights as a University of Texas horticulturist with a propensity for ethnic eats and international food, particularly of the Asian persuasion, but he also knows his way around a plate of soul food or barbecue.

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Guantanamera Cuban Cuisine

Good things come in small packages

Food Feature, May. 7, 2015

Taquito Aviles

Getting our goat on Braker

Food Feature, Feb. 19, 2015

The Year in Food

The 2014 tastes we just couldn't stop thinking about

Food Feature, Dec. 31, 2014

Season's Eatings

Our guide to finally shutting up your in-laws

Food Feature, Dec. 4, 2014

One For the Books

The Hit the Spot cafe does just that

Food Feature, Oct. 30, 2014

Texas Book Festival: Fresh Cookbooks

New titles explore Mexico's diverse culinary legacy

Food Daily, Oct. 24, 2014 10:30 AM

Move Any Mountain

Balkan Cafe rises to the top

Food Feature, Oct. 9, 2014

Sweet Deal

Michoacana Natural Ice Cream stands up to pricier parlors

Food Feature, Sep. 25, 2014

Cock of the Walk

Sriracha ain't just about rooster sauce

Food Feature, Aug. 21, 2014

Second to Naan

Daawat's Southern Indian excels up north

Food Feature, Aug. 7, 2014

El Taquito Supremo

Mini-chain vies for taco domination

Food Feature, Jul. 31, 2014

Camille's Hand Dipped Ice Cream Bars

Good food moves to the 'burbs

Food Feature, Jul. 17, 2014

Fire in the Hole Stone Pizza and Brew

Food Feature, Jul. 17, 2014

Texan Cafe

Food Feature, Jul. 17, 2014

Plaka Greek Cafe

Food Feature, Jul. 17, 2014

Little Kabul on Howard Ln.

Chapli Kababs n Curries brings delicious Afghan cuisine to Austin

Food Feature, Jul. 10, 2014

Franklin Barbecue Reopens Tuesday, July 8

Kitchen expansion will improve service and consistency

Food Daily, Jul. 8, 2014 10:45 AM

Roadside Fuel

Gas station eats by the lake

Food Feature, Jul. 3, 2014

Mick Makes a Return Trip to Costa del Sol

Authentic Central American food crawl in a small strip center

Food Daily, Jun. 10, 2014 3:50 PM

Memorial Day Weekend Visit to Taylor Cafe

90-year-old WW II vet Vencil Mares still smoking meats in Taylor

Food Daily, Jun. 5, 2014 4:45 PM

Yucatán: Recipes from a Culinary Expedition

Cookbooks and cultural conversation starters top our summer reading list

Food Feature, May. 22, 2014

Thailand: The Cookbook

Food Feature, May. 22, 2014

Charcutería: The Soul of Spain

Food Feature, May. 22, 2014

Heavenly Chops

Biryani Pot seduces with sublime goat rib chops

Food Feature, May. 1, 2014

Measured Edge

Weige Knives crafts custom blades for local chefs

Food Feature, Apr. 17, 2014

L.A. Chef Roy Choi Shares a Wild Tale

Bourdain-esque memoir with recipes good for reading and cooking

Food Daily, Mar. 17, 2014 3:40 PM

Burger Town

How do our hometown patties match up against the influx of trendy national chains?

Food Feature, Mar. 6, 2014

First Look at Sap’s Sibling in Allandale

Second location for Austin Thai fave Sap's Fine Thai Cuisine

Food Daily, Mar. 3, 2014 4:50 PM

Family Food Fun

The mystical Manchaca Rancho Winslow Supper Club

Food Feature, Feb. 20, 2014

Rancho Winslow Supper Club Recipes

Two popular soups

Food Feature, Feb. 20, 2014

Tickle the Ribs

The first annual 'Austin Chronicle' Invitational BBQ Beef Rib Smackdown

Food Feature, Jan. 16, 2014

The Tradition Continues With Schmidt Family Barbecue

Bee Cave gets good 'cue

Food Feature, Jan. 9, 2014

Top 10 Austin Barbecue Joints

Food Feature, Jan. 3, 2014

Pok Pok: Food and Stories From the Streets, Homes, and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand

Food Feature, Dec. 5, 2013

The Louisiana Seafood Bible: Fish Vol. 2

Food Feature, Dec. 5, 2013

Mayan Hummus (Sikil P'aak)

Food Feature, Nov. 21, 2013

Turkey Meatballs in Green Curry Broth

Food Feature, Nov. 21, 2013

A Prudent Gearhead's Guide to Good Country Eats

Reliable food near the COTA track

Food Feature, Nov. 14, 2013

Texas Pie Co.

Food Feature, Nov. 14, 2013

Wild Bubba's Wild Game Grill

Food Feature, Nov. 14, 2013

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