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'Top Chef' Cries Uncle
After months of online speculation (some of which started here) and cameraphone snaps, Bravo has finally confirmed that the ninth season of Top Chef is going down in Texas.

1:23PM Tue. Aug. 9, 2011, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

Chablis: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Chardonnay
These are a few highly recommended Chablis. The reason several wineries have wines by the same name (Les Clos for instance) is that the vineyard may have several owners, or the one owner may sell to several wineries.

3:21PM Sun. Jul. 31, 2011, Wes Marshall Read More | Comment »

Flix Brewhouse Arrives in Round Rock
The first major competition to Alamo Drafthouse – well, sort of – arrived in the Austin area this week with the debut of Flix Brewhouse. Is Round Rock ready for dinner and a movie?

5:00PM Fri. Jul. 1, 2011, Lee Nichols Read More | Comment »

Microbrewery Bill Moves Forward
Texas microbrewers may have felt a bit hammered a week ago when a bill to help them promote their products, which seemed headed for passage, suddenly ran into opposition from the Anheuser-Busch brewing giant. But today, House Bill 602 was moved out of the Senate Business & Commerce Committee with no amendments.

5:05PM Wed. May 18, 2011, Lee Nichols Read More | Comment »

A Trip to Segura Viudas
Is it possible for a huge winery, owned by a mega-corporation to act like a small, family kept operation? A small group of print journalists were invited to the Segura Viudas winery in Torrelavit in the beloved Alt Penedès district of Spain, ostensibly to see if we could make a better blend than the winemaker, Gabriel Suberviola. He beat me.

5:06PM Sat. Mar. 26, 2011, Wes Marshall Read More | Comment »

Tickets Left for Fall Creek Kickoff
Thursday, March 31 marks the kickoff of the 26th Texas Hill Country Wine and Food Festival. What better way to celebrate the beginning of the festival than by having lunch with the folks who started it?

3:40PM Wed. Mar. 23, 2011, Wes Marshall Read More | Comment »

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Storm in a Beer Stein
Craft brewing fans had only one tear in their beer at Tuesday’s House Licensing & Administrative Procedures Committee meeting, but it could be a big one. Texas brewers and supporters (operating as Texas Beer Freedom) turned out in force to support House Bills 602 and 660. The former's passage seemed assured, but the latter's uncertain.

2:34PM Wed. Mar. 23, 2011, Lee Nichols Read More | Comment »

Hey Shorty, Let's Go for a Stack
Pancake lovers know it's always a good time for a short stack. Get set for the gooey goodness, because on National Pancake Day, March 1, Shriners Hospital teams with IHop to bring you a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes! In return, diners are asked to leave a donation to Shriners. Find a location here.

5:27PM Thu. Feb. 24, 2011, Anne Harris Read More | Comment »

Brewers Lobby at the Capitol
I just got back from a meet-and-greet event at historic Saengerrunde Hall hosted by the Texas Brewers’ Institute intended to promote beermakers’ interests to state legislators and their staffs – in particular, House Bills 602 and 660 – and came away with two major news items:

11:54PM Wed. Feb. 23, 2011, Lee Nichols Read More | Comment »

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