Austin Artisans Score Good Food Awards
Hops & Grain, Texas Jelly Queens, and Celtic Seafare among honorees
By Brandon Watson,
12:34PM, Mon. Jan. 23, 2017
With media organizations lately exploring the concept of “alternative facts” and Taylor Swift’s non-attendance at the Women’s March, it’s nice to hear news that does not feel like a prologue to On the Beach. And it is especially welcome to hear that the news is that some of our favorite local artisans won Good Food Awards this year.
The Good Food Awards, honoring “tasty, authentic and responsibly produced” food, selected 193 winners this year from more than 2,000 entries nationwide, winnowed down by a blind tasting by 250 judges. In previous years, hometown heroes like Argus Cidery, Jester King, Pogue Mahone Pickles, and Confituras have received nods. This year, three local companies received nods along with two other Texas food artisans. Congratulations to them all.
Hops & Grain Brewing, The One They Call Zoe & A Pale Mosaic
Lox, Box & Barrel/Celtic Seafare, hot roasted honey salmon
The Jelly Queens, lemon lavender curd
Yates Pecan Company (San Saba), extra virgin pecan oil
Texas Black Gold Garlic (San Antonio), black garlic purée