"...Virginia B. Wood, the Chronicle’s food editor from 1997- 2014, died today in a San Antonio care facility..."
"...Austin’s culinary community is joining together for Batter Up for Virginia, a bake sale benefit in the Lenoir wine garden on July 1 to honor and raise funds for the city’s famed food writer Virginia B. Wood, who is in critical care battling chronic health issues...."
"...16]. Many thanks for Virginia Wood's researching Old West eateries, and especially for including the original menu...."
"...Virginia B. Wood, the Chronicle's food editor from 1997 to 2014, died Friday, March 2, in a San Antonio care facility...."
"...Among the distinguished Who's Who honorees this year is The Austin Chronicle's own Food editor, Virginia B. Wood, recipient of the Festival's Unsung Hero award..."
"...One person I asked was the Chronicle's own Food editor, Virginia Wood. "Oh, yes, Ann had a big influence on me..."
"...Dear Editor, It was with true amazement that I read Virginia Wood's almost surreal piece on her gastric bypass surgery ["Enough Is Enough," Food, July 13]. I have always thought that having a morbidly obese food critic is perverse at best, but her writing is usually solid, and she does have a real heart for local culinary talent. It has been sad over the years to see her barely able to move at various food events, a real red flag as to the dangers of no self-control. But her article about trying to slim down really takes the cake (in one bite, apparently)..."
"...I knew, if I wanted to understand this culture, I had to find an insider to guide me. The Austin Chronicle’s food critic Virginia Wood became my guide..."
"...by Virginia B. Wood..."
"...In an interview lasting more than an hour, Swamp Dogg revealed the secrets of the rodent on the infamous album cover to Rat On! and does his best to explain his sexual attraction to wood nymphs. Here are some highlights from our conversation..."
"...Dear Editor, Regarding Virginia Wood's column this week ["Food-o-File," Food, July 26]: Are you serious, Virginia? Assuming you are referring to Mr. Bourdain, Tony is a genius author, one who also brings top-notch educational TV to his viewers in, yes, a charming, bad-boy, yet fascinating manner..."
"...YES, VIRGINIA Well, if our Austin Chronicle Food editor cohort Virginia Wood can spill her guts no pun intended about having had weight-loss surgery, then Your Style Avatar guesses he can, too. As if it weren't already obvious to anyone who has seen us in the past few months, we've undergone quite the transformation recently, dropping 10 inches off of our still-well-padded frame..."
"...As we recall, the Eastside – long home to African-American and Hispanic bars and businesses – began to experience an influx as early as 2003 and 2004. Though, as Food Editor Virginia Wood points out in her introduction to the bar crawl, things really began to change after "the economic downturn in 2008..."
"...But I'm going to mention the first one only in this paragraph, by way of a tip-o-the-hat to artist Jeff Scott and the Chronicle's food editor Virginia Wood, and the fine folks at Foreign & Domestic who feted our fortunate table with one of almost everything from that night's diverse menu. But I'll return to Scott and F&D in these pages again, to be sure. I'm also hoping to return to whatever next thing the tastemaking music-and-food impresarios of San Francisco's Noise Pop and graffEats projects do locally. Because that's the other dining experience that recently dazzled my sensorium. To the point where I can actually write "dazzled my sensorium" with a straight face. Noise Pop has this series they've been doing for years in California's Bay Area. It's called "Covers," and it's where graffEats chef Blair Warsham composes a multi-course meal based on the signature dishes of acclaimed chefs from around the nation. Like covering a song, see? Like how the Dum Dum Girls covered Morrissey's "There Is a Light that Never Goes Out," kind of, except that of course it's the tastes and textures, the whole culinary gestalt, of food that's being covered here. Sound good? Well, what sounds even better – literally – is that the whole glorious meal is accompanied by musical covers chosen to complement each course. Not just obvious choices based on wordplay – not somebody covering Chubby Checker's "Peppermint Twist" if there's a peppermint twist, say – although your hosts might be that endearingly goofy every now & again – but more subtle pairings of eclectic sonic goodness with what you're eating. Yeah, it does sound good, doesn't it? And to that, add this: Wine pairings provided by Wente Vineyards for each course, too, if you're so inclined. Perhaps, at this point, you're considering salivating? Perhaps, at this point, you're already considering attending the next "Covers" iteration? Let's take a closer look at this most recent one, first, this one that Noise Pop brought to Austin in time for SXSW and which they unveiled at the Swoop House. Yes: That's the place near East Seventh that's run by Stephen Shallcross and the savants of 2Dine4 Catering. Yes: That's the place that hosts those incredible Supper Friends dinners. The sound designer and Foley artist Buzz Moran accompanied me on this gustatory adventure, because we're both into food, as the saying goes, and because we never really have a chance to sit down & just chat although we're often involved in the same or overlapping projects. Also, the man looks good in a suit. Tall, thin, well-groomed..."
"...Travis Heights Elementary PTA president (retired)I Love Brentwood ElementaryDear Chronicle,..."
"...Editor, The reply to my letter [“Postmarks,” July 20] concerning Virginia Wood's glowing review of Lap-Band surgery ["Enough Is Enough," Food, July 13] missed the point entirely. Wood is your chief food writer but almost never mentions the concept of nutrition. Isn't that why we eat food? Instead, she treats food as entertainment and judges it weekly almost entirely on taste, not on its merits in contributing to a healthy life. Food is meant to keep one alive and healthy; only by abusing food does one become obese..."
"...Dear Editor and Virginia Wood, I've been thinking of these questions off and on for some years now, and with the release of the May 15 issue, I've finally remembered to sit down and ask them. As regards the release of the current edition of the 2009 Austin Chronicle Restaurant Poll, my questions are these..."
"...Dear Editor, I appreciate Virginia Wood sharing her struggle with weight ["Enough Is Enough," Food, July 13]. I request she focus a few articles on how an epicurean can eat well in Austin on 1,500-2,000 calories per day...."
"...Paul Silver [Virginia B. Wood responds: Paul Silver's explanation of the failure of G/M Steakhouse is as one-dimensional and flawed as the one proposed by the young man who placed the blame at the feet of a greedy land owner..."
"...What has happened to our Chronicle? I have depended on Virginia Wood for finding good food in Austin since I arrived here eight years ago. In light of two recent events, I can no longer do that..."
"...Dear Editor, What has happened to our Chronicle? I have depended on Virginia Wood for finding good food in Austin since I arrived here eight years ago. In light of two recent events, I can no longer do that..."
"...But the new Bentzin attack ad showing a drunk Barrientos being stopped by the police for DWI is one of the most despicable political ads I've ever seen. Given the general Woodstock-sized mud wallow of this campaign season, that's saying a lot...."
"...Working with Food Editor Virginia B. Wood, Smith helped that section reach the lofty goals she has set for it..."
"...Clay Smith tackles the Fonda San Miguel story this issue, which makes for great reading (accompanied by former San Miguel employee and current Chronicle Food Editor Virginia's B. Wood's chronology)..."
"...The whole experience was great. Thanks to Virginia Wood, Tim and Karrie League at the Alamo, and all the restaurants that provided such wonderful meals (Michael King is still talking about the smothered pork chops from the Soul Food night)...."
"...This was a decision made on last Thursday or Friday (after our regular editorial meeting). When someone finally got around to mentioning this to Food Editor Virginia Wood, she was quite surprised..."
"...One of the first jobs for Adrian Creasey as new corporate director of operations for the San Gabriel Restaurant Group will be to replace chefs at both Mezzaluna locations (310 Colorado, 472-6770; Gateway, 372-8030). George Powell left the downtown outlet to become chef at Davis Tucker's new North by Northwest Brew Pub, due to open in the Arboretum area by the end of the month, while Will Packwood left the north location to interview with local fine dining operations......"
"...Beginning July 15, patrons with a craving for Katz's chow can order anything from the New York-style deli menu 24 hours a day by contacting the Katz's Deli Web site at www.katzneverkloses.com. And who'd be available to deliver an overstuffed Reuben with a side of latkes, 24/7, you ask? American Yellow Checker Cabs, who else? With a gigantic delivery area (south to near the airport, west to Rollingwood, north to the Pond Springs-Jollyville area, and northeast almost to Pflugerville) and American Yellow Checker Cabs at the wheel, Katz's should see some traffic..."
"...-- Virginia B. Wood..."
"...And that's just what we did. From soothing coconut curries to scorching papaya salads, members of the Chronicle food staff (Rebecca Chastenet de Géry, Meredith Phillips, section editor Virginia Wood, and myself) recently explored the menus of 11 Thai eateries in the Austin area..."
"...Directed by: Boaz Yakin. Starring: Kate Bosworth, Craig Kirkwood, Kip Pardue, Hayden Panettiere, Nicole Ari Parker, Ethan Suplee, Ryan Hurst, Wood Harris, Donald Faison, Will Patton and Denzel Washington..."
"...Directed by: Sally Potter. Starring: Tilda Swinton, Charlotte Valandrey, Lothaire Bluteau, Quentin Crisp, Heathcote Williams, John Wood and Billy Zane..."
"...Evan Rachel Wood refuses to change, Marco Rubio does the robot, and Julie Brown takes on an eighties lady. Today’s AggreGAYtor crowns thy good with brotherhood...."
"...Kudos to Virginia Wood and the Chronicle for publishing the enlightening article on genetically engineered (GE) foods ["It's Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature," Vol. 18, No..."
"...Dear Editor, I learned long ago to skip right past the Chronicle News section – never really reporting, just affirmation for the converted. I always picked it up for Virginia Wood's reporting on restaurants and her reliability..."
"...Dear Editor, I was truly amazed when I opened my Chronicle the other day to find that the editor chose to publish such an insulting letter in response to Virginia Wood's heartfelt story about trying to take control of her health by having weight-loss surgery [“Postmarks,” July 20]. It is truly sad how uninformed the writer is, but even sadder to me that the Chronicle would choose to publish such a letter rather than something more supportive..."