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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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Bailey's Burgers

Food Feature, Nov. 14, 2013

El Borrego de Oro

Food Feature, Nov. 14, 2013

Taco More Grabs Us with Goat Dishes

The menu here always has us calling out for mas y mas

Food Daily, Nov. 4, 2013 10:00 AM

Boss Bangladeshi Fish at Voss

Under-the-radar Bangla joint surprises with fantastic fish dishes

Food Review, Oct. 31, 2013

Sunflower: Not Sunny Anymore

Food and service wilt in the light of day

Food Daily, Oct. 21, 2013 5:30 PM

Blue Ox BBQ

Findings from the big honkin' fire pit in Buzz Mill's backyard

Food Review, Oct. 10, 2013

Peached Tortilla Pops Up in Driftwood

Trailer food and craft beer invade tiny Driftwood, blow town away

Food Daily, Oct. 9, 2013 10:15 AM

Wholly Kabob

Persian wraps and bowls carpeted with big flavor

Food Feature, Oct. 3, 2013


North Austin fave expands to UT

Food Review, Sep. 19, 2013

Ashley, the Wonder Waitress

Texican Cafe server sets a very high standard

Food Daily, Aug. 2, 2013 11:50 AM

How the Caja China Roasting Box Got Its Nicknames

Hot box cooking method delivers delectable pork

Food Daily, Jun. 25, 2013 1:05 PM

Local Flavor

Five Austin cookbooks to sink your teeth into

Books Feature, Jun. 13, 2013

Smoke & Pickles: Recipes and Stories From a New Southern Kitchen

Edward Lee

Food Feature, May. 30, 2013

Texas Eats: The New Lone Star Heritage Cookbook

Food Feature, May. 30, 2013

Restaurant Flashbacks From the Frisco Shop

Last vestige of Nighthawk chain serves comfort food and memories

Food Daily, May. 29, 2013 3:45 PM

The Lazarus of Barbecue Rises in East Austin

Mercurial John Mueller is back at the top of his game

Food Feature, May. 23, 2013

Veni, Vidi, Vici at Vaca y Vino

Multitasking hospitality pros tackle a 1,000-pound steer at benefit event

Food Feature, May. 2, 2013

National Grilled Cheese Day

Gustidude's ode to the master of comfort food sandwiches

Food Daily, Apr. 12, 2013 1:15 PM

Full Custom Gospel BBQ Guru Daniel Vaughn Takes a Statewide Tour

BBQ Snob reveals the true nature and nuance of Texas barbecue

Food Daily, Apr. 4, 2013 9:30 AM

East 12th Kafe

Soul and a smile at 12th and Springdale

Food Review, Apr. 4, 2013

Two Pals Pop Their Pie-Making Cherries for National Pi Day, March 14

A sordid tale of two pie-making neophytes rolling in dough

Food Daily, Mar. 14, 2013 3:10 PM

Seeking XLB

In search of the mystical soup dumpling

Food Feature, Feb. 14, 2013

Xiao Long Bau Recipe

Soup Dumplings and Soup Buns: Serves 16 (about 64 dumplings)

Food Feature, Feb. 14, 2013

Monday Means Red Beans & Rice

Mick makes 'em Cajun style, we guarantee

Food Daily, Feb. 11, 2013 1:45 PM

Chinese New Year 2013

Asian communities worldwide celebrate the year of the snake

Food Daily, Feb. 2, 2013 2:15 PM

Pars Deli Serves Perfect Persian on Burnet Road

Underrated food, great value, laid back atmosphere draw me back

Food Daily, Jan. 29, 2013 3:00 PM

Micklethwait Craft Meats

Hard to pronounce, sublime to eat

Food Review, Jan. 24, 2013

'The Taste' Recap

The first nibble of ABC's unsavory new cooking competition

Food Daily, Jan. 23, 2013 10:30 AM

Melvin's Deli Comfort

Melvin, a slightly off-kilter couple that excels at making some of Austin's best sandwiches

Food Review, Jan. 17, 2013

Top 10 Pork Dishes of 2012

Food Feature, Jan. 4, 2013

Mi Ranchito II Never Fails to Satisfy

Guacamole, Mexican burgers, or huge bowls of caldo, it's all good here

Food Daily, Jan. 3, 2013 11:00 AM

Good Luck Eats for New Year's Day

Southern food traditions and recipes to ensure prosperity in 2013

Food Daily, Dec. 29, 2012 10:00 AM

Rancho Winslow Fin del Mundo Fiesta/Slumber Party

The world didn't end but the feast was fit for the end of time

Food Daily, Dec. 26, 2012 4:20 PM

Thirteenth B'ak'tun Bacchanalia

A Mayan feast fit for the end of the world or the beginnings of a new age

Food Feature, Dec. 20, 2012

Long Live R.O.'s

The Osbans are back in business in a trailer on their own land

Food Review, Dec. 20, 2012

'BBQ Pitmasters' Returns on a New Network

Aaron Franklin back as a judge on reality cooking competition show

Food Daily, Dec. 16, 2012 10:30 AM

China Dynasty

No frills, just consistently excellent Chinese food

Food Review, Dec. 13, 2012

Big Night at the Barber Shop

Dripping Springs brewpub hosts Austin caterers

Food Daily, Dec. 11, 2012 3:15 PM

India: The Cookbook

Food Feature, Dec. 6, 2012

The Lebanese Kitchen

Food Feature, Dec. 6, 2012

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