Daily Food
'Charred & Scruffed' Review
Charred and Scruffed
by Adam Perry Lang, with Peter Kaminsky
Artisan, 280 pp, $24.95

1:51PM Wed. Jun. 6, 2012, Mick Vann Read More | Comment »

Tom Upthegrove Still One of the Best
Austin has been bombarded with talented new bartenders in every corner of town. Curly mustachioed, tatted to the shoulder blades, pierced to the point of perforating and slinging ultra-expensive ingredients like Pollock with paint, these artisan mixologists reign supreme in contest after contest.

12:43PM Wed. Jun. 6, 2012, Wes Marshall Read More | Comment »

Fontana Candida Frascati Winemaker Comes to Town
Frascati is a fascinating wine. During the last few decades, it has been ill treated by winemakers who decided to make lots of weak-willed wine rather than focus on making great wines in smaller quantities. Luckily for us, there are a few wineries that always focused on quality.

9:27AM Mon. Jun. 4, 2012, Wes Marshall Read More | Comment »

Summer Reading for Tiny Chefs
With school out and summer in full swing, the heat is on for new, fun kids’ activities. Books, gardening, and snacks are always a hit, and several new releases will help parents and caretakers entertain the littles this summer.

11:45AM Thu. May 31, 2012, Jessi Cape Read More | Comment »

Fresh & Easy
What to Cook & How to Cook it: Fresh & Easy by Jane Hornby (Phaidon, $45, ppg. 351) Home cooked meals are always in season but there is something special about creating a meal using vibrant farmer’s market produce available in late spring and summer here in Austin.

11:00AM Thu. May 31, 2012, Jessi Cape Read More | Comment »

Rio Rita's Sexy Bloodys & French 75s
Rio Rita's bloody marys are a testament to the fact that I wasn't the only one kid who liked to dip my finger in spices as if they were Fun Dip candy. I don't even really drink bloody marys, but these pickled salads-in-a-glass are so delicious and well-made, I'd drink them even if they weren't rimmed with creole seasoning.

5:59PM Mon. May 28, 2012, Meghan Ruth Speakerman Read More | Comment »

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Party Time With the Captain
Captain Morgan is celebrating its new dark spiced rum Captain Morgan Black with a U.S. party tour, bringing the festivities to Austin last Wednesday. Mercury Hall has never seen such a sexy crowd.

3:24PM Mon. May 28, 2012, Meghan Ruth Speakerman Read More | Comment »

Foreign & Domestic Bake Sale
The line began to form about 9:30 as people walked, biked, and drove to this popular neighborhood restaurant where pastry chef and co-owner Jodi Elliot is hosting a pop-up bake shop at 10am on Saturday mornings.

3:12PM Mon. May 28, 2012, Virginia B. Wood Read More | Comment »

Whitehall Lane Winery Tasting Shows a Winner
Whitehall Lane's VP was in town to show off their newest wines, one of which was a real winner. We started with their Sauvignon Blanc ($18), a mouthful of a wine with a noticeable amount of residual sugar.

5:04PM Sat. May 19, 2012, Wes Marshall Read More | Comment »

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