Daily Food
Ruby’s BBQ Set to Close
Ruby’s BBQ, an Austin institution of nearly 30 years, will shut its doors forever by the end of February. Famous for their brick pit, oak-smoked barbecue, the eclectic spot near UT campus has been serving up reasonably priced, legit brisket, ribs, and smoked chicken for longer than most current college kids have been alive.

1:09PM Wed. Jan. 31, Jessi Cape Read More | Comment »

Fast Cars and Craft Beer
Lockhart, a picturesque little town with a big reputation for smoked meat, has long proclaimed itself the “barbecue capital of Texas.” Beginning in February, one man hopes to beef up the town’s repertoire to also include great beer.

12:39PM Tue. Jan. 30, Tucker Whatley Read More | Comment »

Central Market + Maffei: Better Than a Halftime Show
“Gotta be some mistake,” you think to yourself as you enter the brightly lit classroom upstairs at Central Market on North Lamar. “Gotta be some mistake,” you think, getting an eyeful of the big guy in chef’s whites behind the video-camera’d cooking line, “that can’t be Maffei. That’s gotta be, like, some linebacker escaped from a nearby gridiron.”

10:45AM Wed. Jan. 24, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Vodka and Candy: A Match Made in Texas
Two of life’s greatest guilty pleasures are candy and vodka, and that’s the driving sentiment behind the recent partnership of L.A.-based Sugarfina and Austin’s own Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

3:49PM Thu. Jan. 18, Alisha McDarris Read More | Comment »

Will $2.13 Pale Ale Tip the Scales of Waitron Justice?
Check that recently cleared 10-top in your section, pallie, and you might notice that Oasis Texas Brewing Company and local community forum In the Weeds have collaborated to create a beer called $2.13

1:45PM Wed. Jan. 17, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Weekend Wine
Just like Texans have become very proud (rightly) of their Viognier, Oregon has a similar soft spot for Pinot Gris. If the grape’s name isn’t familiar, it is genetically the same as Pinot Grigio, though the two names connote major stylistic differences.

8:50AM Sat. Jan. 13, Wes Marshall Read More | Comment »

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Celebrate MLK Day With P.I.E.
Whether savory or sweet, there’s something inherently communal about making and sharing pies. One homegrown organization has been organizing pie socials for more than 20 years in an attempt to facilitate neighborly conversations centered around food.

4:36PM Fri. Jan. 12, Jessi Cape Read More | Comment »

Weekend Wine
For almost a quarter of a century, CEO Mark Hyman and VP/Executive Winemaker Greg Bruni have been hard at work producing some of Texas’ best wines. But unlike many of their more cash-strapped cohorts, they have also been able to keep a lid on their pricing.

7:23AM Sat. Jan. 6, Wes Marshall Read More | Comment »

Free Kwanzaa Celebration at George Carver Museum
Many elementary school children come home singing songs they’ve learned about holiday celebrations around the world, including Kwanzaa. The George Carver Museum will host Elizabeth Kahura, originally from Kenya, and founder of the teaching program African Safari, to lead festivities on Friday and educate the public at the same time.

4:16PM Thu. Dec. 28, 2017, Jessi Cape Read More | Comment »

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