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
Guantanamera Cuban Cuisine
Good things come in small packages

Food, May 7, 2015

On the Cheap: Taquito Aviles
Taquito Aviles
Getting our goat on Braker

Food, Feb. 19, 2015

The Year in Food
Top 10 Global Grub
The 2014 tastes we just couldn't stop thinking about

Food, Dec. 31, 2014

Season's Eatings
Our guide to finally shutting up your in-laws

Food, Dec. 4, 2014

One for the Books
One For the Books
The Hit the Spot Cafe does just that

Food, Oct. 30, 2014

Texas Book Festival: Fresh Cookbooks
Texas Book Festival: Fresh Cookbooks
New titles explore Mexico's diverse culinary legacy

Food, Oct. 24, 2014

Move Any Mountain
Move Any Mountain
Balkan Cafe rises to the top

Food, Oct. 9, 2014

Sweet Deal
Sweet Deal
Michoacana Natural Ice Cream stands up to pricier parlors

Food, Sept. 25, 2014

Cock of the Walk
Cock of the Walk
Sriracha ain't just about rooster brand

Food, Aug. 21, 2014

Second to Naan
Second to Naan
Daawat's southern indian excels up north

Food, Aug. 7, 2014

El Taquito Supremo
El Taquito Supremo
Mini-chain vies for taco domination

Food, July 31, 2014

Dining Beyond the Chains
Fire in the Hole Stone Pizza and Brew
Good food moves to the 'burbs

Food, July 17, 2014

Texan Cafe
Good food moves to the 'burbs

Food, July 17, 2014

Plaka Greek Cafe
Good food moves to the 'burbs

Food, July 17, 2014

Dining Beyond the Chains
Camille's Hand Dipped Ice Cream Bars
Good food moves to the 'burbs

Food, July 17, 2014

Little Kabul on Howard Lane
Little Kabul on Howard Ln.
Chapli Kababs n Curries brings delicious Afghan cuisine to Austin

Food, July 10, 2014

Franklin Barbecue Reopens Tuesday, July 8
Franklin Barbecue Reopens Tuesday, July 8
Kitchen expansion will improve service and consistency

Food, July 8, 2014

Roadside Fuel
Roadside Fuel
Gas station eats near the lake

Food, July 3, 2014

Mick Makes a Return Trip to Costa del Sol
Mick Makes a Return Trip to Costa del Sol
Authentic Central American food crawl in a small strip center

Food, June 10, 2014

Memorial Day Weekend Visit to Taylor Cafe
Memorial Day Weekend Visit to Taylor Cafe
90-year-old WW II vet Vencil Mares still smoking meats in Taylor

Food, June 5, 2014

Food, Foodies, Foodways
Thailand: The Cookbook
Cookbooks and cultural conversation starters top our summer reading list

Food, May 22, 2014

Food, Foodies, Foodways
Charcutería: The Soul of Spain
Cookbooks and cultural conversation starters top our summer reading list

Food, May 22, 2014

Food, Foodies, Foodways
Yucatán: Recipes from a Culinary Expedition
Cookbooks and cultural conversation starters top our summer reading list

Food, May 22, 2014

Heavenly Chops
Heavenly Chops
Biryani Pot seduces with sublime goat rib chops

Food, May 1, 2014

Measured Edge
Measured Edge
Weige Knives crafts custom blades for local chefs

Food, April 17, 2014

L.A. Chef Roy Choi Shares a Wild Tale
L.A. Chef Roy Choi Shares a Wild Tale
Bourdain-esque memoir with recipes good for reading and cooking

Food, March 17, 2014

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

Food, March 6, 2014

First Look at Sap’s Sibling in Allandale
First Look at Sap’s Sibling in Allandale
Second location for Austin Thai fave Sap's Fine Thai Cuisine

Food, March 3, 2014

Family Food Fun
Family Food Fun
The mystical Manchaca Rancho Winslow Supper Club

Food, Feb. 20, 2014

Rancho Winslow Supper Club Recipes
Rancho Winslow Supper Club Recipes
Two popular soups

Food, Feb. 20, 2014

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