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Four Austin restaurants are among the best in Texas, according to Gourmet magazine. Virginia B. Wood reveals which ones and updates readers on Austin's culinary news.
"...listed in the top 10, while Cisco's Bakery & Cafe is recognized for serving the best Tex-Mex, and Vespaio..."

Oct. 6, 2000 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Margaritas vs. Mojitos
It's Mexico vs. Cuba, tequila vs. rum, mix vs. muddle, in this battle for lime-infused-libation-sensation supremacy in the Lone Star State
"...and 1 gallon fresh lime juice) in a 5-gallon water cooler. While we're sure the dispenser was never suitable..."

Aug. 18, 2006 Food Feature by Barbara Chisholm

Our apologies to 888 Vietnamese
"...the sad news that he and wife Joni closed Cafe Caprice (900 W. 10th) on July 30. "We did..."

Aug. 4, 2006 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

After a Fashion
You'll have to know when to hold 'em at the 10th anniversary of the fabulous VIVA! Las Vegas charity event; Remedy's love heals; and West Lynn's local indie retailers could use some of your love now that street construction has finally ended.
" from some of Austin's finest restaurants, including Mirabelle, Cafe Josie, and Roy's among others. For VIPs and high..."

June 13, 2003 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

A Dizzying Pace
"...June at Parmer and Mopac and the Thai Spice Cafe (701 S. Capital of Texas Hwy, 330-0203) is slated..."

July 31, 1998 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Learn Your EATs
An epicurean orientation for students new and returning, but also for ACL visitors and recently arrived residents
"...restore your mojo like an Amy's shake. Austin Java Cafe & Bar..."

Sept. 23, 2005 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Pub Grub
A guide to some of the best food-serving bars in town
" The central city has a selection of reliable watering holes with satisfying menu options that the Chronicle Food..."

March 7, 2008 Food Feature

Superior Wine and Fine Food for a Great Charity
"...shiraz, grenache, and mourvedre. Sam Dickey from the Granite Cafe will be serving Grilled Serrano Cheese Grits with Chipotle..."

Sept. 5, 2003 Food Feature

Bar None
Please don't be offended by our assumption that you'll be spending a fair amount of time in our local bars while you're here for SXSW music. Here's the lowdown on downtown watering holes.
"...there've been some changes: Two of our most revered watering holes have closed, and we have one new famous..."

March 15, 2002 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Local foodies who are traveling for food, and an update on the Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival.
"...Salado, Will Packwood of Emilia's, and Larry Perdido of Saba Blue Water Cafe...."

March 23, 2001 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

The details on the upcoming Fourth Annual Texas Fiery Foods Show and the 10th Annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Contest.
"...Brannon of Hudson's on the Bend, Larry Perdido of Saba Blue Water Cafe, Kevin Williamson of Ella's and Ranch..."

Aug. 18, 2000 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Two culinary programs change, Wheatsville wins, M Two debuts, and more
"...5:30pm to midnight in the space once occupied by Saba Blue Water Cafe... Melbourne, Australia, cupcake baker Jess Pryles..."

June 25, 2010 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Then and Now
"...which sits between neighbors Halcyon to the west and Saba Blue Water Cafe, Cedar Street Court­yard, Péché, and Truluck's..."

Sept. 11, 2009 News Feature

Food on Fourth
A guide to small plates and good drinks for barhopping in the Warehouse District

Oct. 29, 2004 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Just because it's the biggest and busiest week on the Texas culinary calendar doesn't mean that there isn't plenty o' news to report on, in this week's "Food-o-File."
"...the elegant fine-dining outlet in the meticulously restored historic Waterloo compound generated lots of local and national media attention..."

April 4, 2003 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Great food and creative fundraising go hand in hand here in Austin for the next few weeks.
"...wines at Asti on June 4, Mojito cocktails at Saba Blue Water Cafe on June 6, sake at Kenichi..."

April 26, 2002 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Local culinary news
" Roger Mollett of Central Market, Larry Perdido of Saba Blue Water Cafe, and Dave Hermann of the Range..."

Nov. 24, 2000 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

A Very Fertile Market
" their family and now they hope to have Saba Blue Water Cafe open in the Warehouse District before..."

Oct. 9, 1998 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Plant-Centered Cuisine
"...Rouge (311 W. Sixth, 473-8642). The menu offers fresh cold-water Atlantic seafood and European fish with subtle Asian influences,..."

March 12, 1999 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

After a Fashion
Stephen pees himself over and over and over, and some upcoming stuff too cool to miss
"...images of decaying beauty are superb. The food from Saba Blue Water, Málaga, and Moonshine was sublime, piled high..."

March 5, 2004 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Day Trips
Highway 16 winds through the heart of Texas like the seam of a colorful quilt
"...crosses farm country known for its peanuts, peaches, and watermelons. In De Leon, the Terrill Antique Car Museum is..."

Oct. 2, 2009 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
"...settlers who carved a living out of the rugged Blue Mountain Range of the northern Hill Country...."

Sept. 29, 1995 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

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