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Bento Picnic: Everything in Its Right Place
Leanne Valenti’s Japanese homecooking venue exceeds the sum of its parts
"...Valenti is the owner of Bento Picnic, the popular restaurant on East Cesar Chavez that's..."

June 11, 2021 Food Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

New Fortune's Kaput, There's an Otoko x Nixta, Bento Picnic's A-Grillin', Mudbugs are Back, and More
All the news that's fit to get your taste buds quivering
"...We’re already big fans of Bento Picnic, so hearing that their menu has expanded makes..."

March 23, 2021 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

New Fortune's Kaput, There's an Otoko x Nixta, Bento Picnic's A-Grillin', Mudbugs are Back, and More
All the news that's fit to get your taste buds quivering

March 26, 2021 Food Column by Wayne Alan Brenner

Booze To-Go Is Here To Stay, APL’s Cookbook Reopens, Pinthouse Goes Large, Fancy Greek Noms In the Littlefield, and More
All the news that’s fit to get your taste buds quivering
"...what about Phillip Frankland Lee's Sushi | Bar inside Bento Picnic? We hear it’s a sort of omakase speakeasy..."

May 5, 2021 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Austin Restaurants and Seafood Suppliers Work Toward Sustainability
Staying afloat with Minamoto Foods' SeaChange program
"...Ankimo kobachi: monkfish liver, ponzu, momiji, and negi Bento Picnic2600 E. Cesar Chavez St.; www.bentopicnic.com..."

April 30, 2021 Food Feature by Veronica Meewes

Food-o-File: Monday Lagniappe
A little extra Austin food news
"...of Austin's newest catering and lunch delivery services is Bento + Picnic from chef Leanne Valenti, a graduate of..."

April 13, 2015 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Austin Shift Meal's Job Fair, the Quesoff's Triumphant Return, Jester King's Pet-Adoption Rescheduling, and More
All the news that's fit to get your taste buds quivering
"...your wonderful Cenote and Sweet Chive and Oseyo and Bento Picnic and Counter Culture and Intero and – oh,..."

May 26, 2021 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Table22’s Subscriptions Are Helping Restaurants Do More Than Survive
The ATX/NYC company brings a digital fix to Covid-thwarted kitchens
"...partnership – our first, ah, guinea pig – was Bento Picnic on the Eastside. So we have this deep..."

Nov. 25, 2020 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Austin Restaurant Take-Out and Other Food Delivery Options During Coronavirus Quarantine
Support local business while maintaining your social distance
"...Bento Picnic Open for pick-up and delivery between 10:30am-3pm (code..."

March 16, 2020 Food Post by Jessi Cape

A Banana Peel, a Diaper, and a Plastic Bag Walk Into Austin's Composting Program
How can a whole city compost, is it working, and can we reach zero waste by 2040?
"...of Joe's Organics (whose clients include Short Stop and Bento Picnic) was involved at the inception of the ARR..."

Feb. 21, 2020 Food Feature by Lina Fisher

Four Flavors of Local Kombucha That Come in Cans
Chill with a can of Greenbelt Kombucha's fermented tea
"...[stores]" and some local restaurants – Tso Chinese Delivery, Bento Picnic, Jo's Coffee, and a few other shops...."

July 12, 2019 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Photos From the 100+ Best Restaurants in Austin
"...Bento Picnic..."

June 13, 2019 Photo Gallery

Living Off the Land With Local Leaf
Eric Knight and Stacy Coplin turn Central Texas foliage into yaupon tea
"...well as restaurants like Casa de Luz, Curcuma, and Bento Picnic...."

Oct. 19, 2018 Food Feature by Veronica Meewes

VOX Table Forms Bartender Supergroup
Daily Austin food news
"...will be split between the final winners. Congrats to Bento+Picnic, Crickers, Eat at Home, and Tastography...."

Dec. 1, 2015 Food Post by Brandon Watson

Critic's Picks
Kids
"...open year 'round, too. (Call ahead to reserve a picnic table and/or order snacks and sodas from the concession..."

Oct. 5, 2001 Best of Austin Feature

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