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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.

31 articles in 2010

The Fresh and the Cured

Two local charcuterie wizards surf the old wave

Food Feature, Dec. 24, 2010

What to Cook & How To Cook It

Need help making that Black Friday shopping list? Here's a selection of great cookbook ideas with something to delight any foodie you know.

Food Feature, Nov. 26, 2010

Thai Street Food

David Thompson

Food Feature, Nov. 26, 2010

Jax Neighborhood Cafe

New neighborhood joint serves up the basics

Food Review, Nov. 19, 2010

Bayseas 7

It's the ideal combo of delicious soul food and fresh, perfectly fried seafood

Food Review, Oct. 22, 2010

Pars Deli

This is refined, amazingly complex, and authentic Persian food that tastes like it came from a favorite grandmother's table

Food Review, Oct. 1, 2010

Spartan Pizza

Spartan Pizza does the Greek gods proud with its pies

Food Review, Sep. 24, 2010

Asi Es Colombia

This 16-table spot features authentic, homestyle Colombian cuisine in mass quantities for very reasonable prices

Food Feature, Sep. 10, 2010

Bringing the Heat

A few stories from 'The Austin Chronicle' Hot Sauce Festival

Food Feature, Aug. 27, 2010

'Chronicle' Critics' Picks for Restaurant and Commercial Hot Sauces 2010

Our critics guarantee these sauces are all delicious and encourage readers to check them out

Food Feature, Aug. 27, 2010

Mobile Food

Some tips on getting a foot in the door of the trailer business

Food Feature, Aug. 20, 2010

El Taco Rico

In the realm of taco trucks, Taco Rico is king; in the realm of Mexican food, they reign supreme

Food Review, Aug. 13, 2010

Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook

With Medium Raw, the wit is dry, the humor is laugh-out-oud, the attacks sharp and well-honed

Food Feature, Jul. 23, 2010

Nuernberg Brauhaus

Head to the east side of Pflugerville for some of the best local German food

Food Review, Jul. 16, 2010

The Jalopy

You'll find fresh and flavorful sandwiches at this spot on a shady Downtown corner

Food Review, Jul. 16, 2010

Las Delicias

In our atomic summer heat, Las Delicias makes an excellent chilly pit stop

Food Review, Jun. 25, 2010

Honduran Food Comes to Austin

You don't have to be a Sandinista or a Contra to enjoy Honduran food in Austin

Food Feature, Jun. 4, 2010

Complete Summer Reading

Cookbooks, memoirs, and cultural studies to get you through the summer

Food Feature, May. 28, 2010

Seven Fires: Grilling the Argentine Way


Food Feature, May. 28, 2010

La Cucina: The Regional Cooking of Italy


Food Feature, May. 28, 2010

Franklin Barbecue

Franklin Barbecue serves up tender smoked meats ... or at least before the meat sells out

Food Review, May. 28, 2010

Curbside Cuisine Goes Big in Austin

Due to an unforgiving economy, the food trailer scene in Austin has exploded (in a good way)

Food Feature, May. 21, 2010

Jack Gilmore

Like father, like son: Two very different restaurants reflect a lot of the same values

Food Feature, May. 14, 2010

Odd Duck Farm to Trailer

Food Feature, May. 14, 2010

Mariscos in Austin

Austin's Mexican seafood restaurants are a gustatory vacation if you can't leave the country

Food Feature, Apr. 30, 2010


Half market and half restaurant, Teji's offers authentic cuisine worth getting giddy over

Food Review, Apr. 2, 2010

Piedras Negras Taqueria #2

With accommodating hours, reasonable prices, and an interesting location, Piedras Negras Taqueria #2 is No. 1

Food Review, Feb. 19, 2010

Ho Ho Chinese BBQ

Great barbecue and fresh seafood cooked in a light style will have us going back to explore more facets of Ho Ho's mega menu

Food Review, Jan. 29, 2010


Yes, these doughnuts definitely make your ass look fat, but who cares?

Food Review, Jan. 15, 2010

Little Deli & Pizzeria

A neighborhood favorite stays solid with the addition of stone-baked pizzas

Food Review, Jan. 8, 2010

Top Sandwiches of 2009

In this economy, sandwiches are a guy's best friend. Even when it's a torta.

Food Feature, Jan. 1, 2010

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