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Head for the Hills
Driftwood is Central Texas' hottest culinary destination
"...Twenty years ago, the bucolic rolling hills southwest of Austin were dotted with ranches, a well-known..."

Dec. 18, 2015 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Dip, Sip, & ’Que: A Texas Trilogy
Day Trips on the best barbecue and swimming holes in Central Texas
"...Summertime in Texas goes better with the cooling effects of dipping your..."

June 30, 2016 Columns Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Hill Country Compendium
Cuisines editor Virginia B. Wood has been scouting the Hill Country looking for all the new bed & breakfasts, restaurants, and other interesting places she can find.
"...next few weeks will be busy ones in Central Texas, with the Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival..."

April 7, 2000 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Day Trips
A Valentine's weekend Hill Country winery tour.
"...the most unusual places. In the past 20 years, Texas wines have grown up to be national and international..."

Feb. 11, 2000 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
"...Texas Hills Vineyards brings a little bit of the southern..."

June 16, 2000 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Liquid Assets
Texas Hill Country Wine Lover's Wine Trail
"...du Rhone, you still have our home state. Luckily, Texas is turning into quite a winemaking area, producing wines..."

Feb. 9, 2001 Food Column by Wes Marshall

Beyond the Spritzer
Cooling off with summer wines
"...grapes and making wine on their own. Their Milbrandt Vineyards Traditions Pinot Gris ($12) style is just about in..."

July 18, 2008 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Happy Trails
Thirteen of Texas' Hill Country wineries, all within an easy drive of Austin, are uniting to create a two-day Valentine's celebration of love and wine February 12-13 in the Texas Hill Country Wine Trail. Wes Marshall provides the details on the participating wineries.
"...Cabernet Sauvignon? The Hill Country is changing. Thirteen of Texas' Hill Country wineries are uniting to create a two-day..."

Feb. 11, 2000 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Liquid Assets
The 'Chronicle' food and wine update: spring, 2003
"...Opus One, among others), he followed his sweetheart to Texas and started looking for work. The Nabers snapped him..."

May 9, 2003 Food Column by Wes Marshall

Food Events
Feb. 15-21
"...• Texas Humane Heroes Chili Cook-off Chili cooks and chili lovers..."

Feb. 15, 2013 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Day Trips
The High Plains wine country offers wine lovers a nice selection of quality wineries to tour and enjoy a sampling of their wares
"...grape-growing region around Lubbock may not have the beautiful hills of some appellations, but it does have the climatic..."

Sept. 23, 2005 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Wine Trips From Marble Falls
Seventeen wineries, so little time
"...have individual wines that will surprise you.TRIP 1Pillar Bluff Vineyards: 300 Burnet County Rd. 111 outside of Lampasas, 512/556-4078,..."

Aug. 4, 2006 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Austin Restaurant Take-Out and Other Food Delivery Options During Coronavirus Quarantine
Support local business while maintaining your social distance
"...Sarah Eckhardt have ordered that bars and restaurant dining rooms be shuttered to slow the spread of COVID-19 through..."

March 16, 2020 Food Post by Jessi Cape

Day Trips
The Windy Hill Winery north of Brenham makes eight wines using locally grown grapes with good results
"..."We're in Texas, and we like our wines cold," says August Meitzen..."

May 11, 2007 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Day Trips
Flat Creek Estate vineyard and winery brings the flavor of Tuscany to the Hill Country
"...neat rows of grapevines that wrap the gently sloping hills like giant green caterpillars...."

Sept. 16, 2011 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Food-o-File
In this week's edition of Food-o-file, Austin Chronicle Food editor Virginia B. Wood congratulates Grape Vine Market's selection as Food and Wine's Retailer of the Year and mentions several upcoming food events and changes in the local restaurant scene.
"...foods and prepared meals to go, a rare wine room, a tasting bar, and a classroom, among others. The..."

Oct. 1, 1999 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Whisk Handcrafted Cuisine
The cozy atmosphere and satisfying cuisine at Whisk will transport you to the sun-splashed Mediterranean
"...Plenty of people have noticed that the Texas Hill Country bears a striking resemblance to the Provence..."

Jan. 16, 2009 Food Review by Virginia B. Wood

Day Trips
There's drupelets a-plenty at the Bella Vista Ranch pick-your-own fruit farm.
"...to become the first commercial olive oil producer in Texas...."

July 13, 2001 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

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