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Second Helpings: Catfish Hunter
You like catfish? Do your friends know you as "the one who eats catfish"? Have we got a "Second Helpings" for you.
"...Helpings" offers readers the opportunity to sample tasty, bite-sized restaurant listings compiled from new and previous reviews, guides, and..."

Jan. 19, 2001 Food Column

Second Helpings: Catfish Hunter
"...Catfish Hunter Mr. Catfish..."

Oct. 1, 1999 Food Column

Hill's Cafe Review
South Austin mainstay offers good food, good value
"...take another look at the place. I mean, any restaurant that's been around since 1947 deserves a chance at..."

Jan. 18, 2013 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

11th Street Station
Come for the catfish; stay for the cobbler
"...To wit: During one recent visit, the restaurant wasn't particularly crowded, yet it took almost half an..."

July 22, 2011 Food Review by Rachel Feit

Hill Country Food & Wine Guide
by Virginia B. Wood & the Cuisines staff
"...the past three months we've watched this new Mexican restaurant take shape in what had been an abandoned roadside..."

April 13, 2001 Food Feature

Hill Country Food and Wine Guide
"...This Mexican restaurant has taken shape in what had been an abandoned..."

April 5, 2002 Food Feature

Ms B's Authentic Creole Restaurant
Whatever you do, order the sweet potato fries
"...Ms. B's Authentic Creole Restaurant..."

Sept. 29, 2006 Food Review by MM Pack

A Turkish Feast at the Little Country Diner
Family-owned Spicewood restaurant serves up Turkish delights
"...Remzi have devoted all their time to this little restaurant. It is only closed one day a week, and..."

April 6, 2012 Food Review by Wes Marshall

Hill Country Food and Wine Guide
"...Northwest Railroad who were eager to vacation in the Hill Country. The hotel was sold in 1923 and remained..."

April 5, 2002 Food Feature

Hill Country Food & Wine Guide
by Virginia B. Wood & the Cuisines staff
"...Northwest Railroad who were eager to vacation in the Hill Country. The hotel was sold in 1923 and remained..."

April 13, 2001 Food Feature

Hill Country Food and Wine Guide
"...Buchanan where the Colorado River enters the lake, the hilltop lodge and restaurant offer breathtaking views of the winter..."

April 5, 2002 Food Feature

Second Helpings
Food Editor Virginia B. Wood reveals Austin's catfish hot spots in the first of a two-week series.
"...Helpings" offers readers the opportunity to sample tasty, bite-sized restaurant listings compiled from new and previous reviews, guides, and..."

April 26, 2002 Food Column

Finding God in the Gumbo
Once in the Ninth Ward and now in the Hill Country, the Smoking for Jesus Ministry serves up Real New Orleans Style fare with a side of spiritual nourishment
"...make gumbo. And create a new life in the Hill Country...."

May 4, 2007 Food Feature by MM Pack

Southern Comfort
Homestyle Eats in a Post-Virginia's World
"...in the doorway of Virginia's, fantasizing about having a restaurant of my own one day...."

June 6, 1997 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

The Highland Lakes
1. Sonny's Tradition Restaurant & Club
"...friends. The menu offers sandwiches, burgers, chicken-fried steak, and catfish, plus some steaks and a few Tex-Mex dishes. Rumor..."

April 9, 1999 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Location, Location, Location
The Y Bar & Grill's is a great place and has quite the popularity, but what about the food?
"...it has been known to ring true in the restaurant business as well. For the past few years, one..."

Sept. 6, 2002 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

La Vista at the Hyatt
"...before your first visit. A meal in a fern-filled restaurant with a hotel spreading up and around you is..."

Aug. 8, 1997 Food Feature

Second Helpings: Comfort Food
"...Cafe 290 also grills and fries chicken livers and catfish, and makes a mean smothered steak.Dot's Place13805 Orchid, 255-7288..."

March 19, 2004 Food Feature

7 Central Texas Destination Restaurants Worth the Trip
Travel guide-worthy dining and tucked-away spots near Austin
"...could tackle. With a long list of travel guide-worthy restaurants and tucked-away road trip spots located only an hour..."

May 17, 2019 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Smoke Gets in Your Mouth
Taylor
"...gubernatorial inaugurations as to small-town weddings. At the cafeteria-style restaurant in Taylor, Rudy Mikeska's offers the standard round of..."

May 21, 1999 Food Feature

Critic's Picks
Food & Drink
"...Call When You Need to Raise MoneyAustin Chefs & Restaurant Owners..."

Oct. 5, 2001 Best of Austin Feature

Food & Drink
"...Best Speed Dining ExperienceBanzai Japanese Restaurant..."

Sept. 15, 2000 Best of Austin Feature

Day Trips
"...New Braunfels' Clear Springs Restaurant has no trouble filling up to its 325-person capacity...."

April 10, 1998 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
Perini Ranch Steakhouse serves up what must be one of the best steaks in a state known for its beefsteaks
"...powder, the faded boards and tin roof of the restaurant can belie the culinary wonders happening on the other..."

July 28, 2006 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
The nine li'l cabins of the Blanco Settlement offer rocking chairs, Frisbee golf, and a Jacuzzi among other amenities for your vacationing pleasure
"...a colony of temporary residents looking to discover the Hill Country around Blanco...."

April 28, 2006 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Outstanding in Their Field
Like father, like son: Two very different restaurants reflect a lot of the same values
"...Every city has them – locations where several restaurant ventures have failed. Buildings that seem to exist under..."

May 14, 2010 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Landmark Eateries
Austin landmarks 25-49 years in the making
"...landmarks story, we established the totally arbitrary rule of restaurants/hotels that had been in almost continuous operation more than..."

Sept. 12, 2008 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Postmarks
The Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival is not sexist; the city/Bradley settlement bodes poorly for Barton Springs; golf courses pay their way; and more reader mail.
"...sexism by the board of directors for the Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival, I would like to..."

March 24, 2000 Column

A Cook's Tour
You just had to be there: The Chronicle's Mick Vann compasses the cuisine of Thailand, in Bangkok and beyond.
"...treat I had stumbled across. He invariably knew a restaurant-oriented production shortcut that made the dish easier to prepare..."

June 28, 2002 Food Feature by Mick Vann

Food
"...Best Phonetically Correct Restaurant NameAy Chiwawa!..."

Sept. 24, 1999 Best of Austin Feature

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