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Attention to Detail
The Little Things Make a Big Difference at Tocai
"...Tocai of Austin..."

May 22, 1998 Food Feature by Pableaux Johnson

"...Tocai601 W. Sixth, 457-8880..."

March 24, 2000 Food Review by Wes Marshall

Wine of the Week
Friulano from northeastern Italy
"...get the Italians to stop using their trademark name Tocai. Winemakers in Friuli have grown Tocai Friulano (aka Sauvignon..."

May 3, 2013 Food Column by Wes Marshall

Cuisines Editor Virginia B. Wood mentions the good news and the bad about local restaurants.
"...22, both Fresh Planet Cafe (Sixth & Lamar) and Tocai (601 W. Sixth) closed the weekend of April 15th...."

April 27, 2001 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Eating Well in Austin Without Breaking the Bank
"...Tocai601 W. Sixth, 457-8880..."

March 2, 2001 Food Feature by Rachel Feit

The Whole Woman
The profound underexposure of women among Austin's food luminaries causes one to wonder whether a certain locker-room mentality still prevails in kitchens around the city.
" knows that Betsy Johnston is the chef at Tocai, or that Kerry Johnson works as chef de cuisine..."

May 5, 2000 Food Feature by Rachel Feit

On the Pork Trail
Noel Coward once declared that "Any part of the piggy / Is quite all right with me" but we found five pork dishes at Austin restaurants that are more alright than others.
"...that practically falls apart on the fork. Cassoulet at Tocai Indisputably the signature dish of southwest France, cassoulet is..."

Oct. 29, 1999 Food Feature by Rachel Feit

Coffee Talk
"...The next time you visit Tocai (601 W. Sixth, 457-8880), consider surrendering yourself to the..."

June 18, 1999 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Chow Downtown
Dining in the Heart of Austin
"...Tocai of Austin..."

Jan. 30, 1998 Food Feature

Liquid Assets
Wes Marshall scrutinizes the best wine lists in Austin.
"...Crisp white: Polencic Tocai Friulano ($34)...."

May 31, 2002 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Chef news and upcoming culinary events in town.
"...Griffiths has taken over the top job in the Tocai kitchen since Betsy Johnston married a Nashville cat and..."

Feb. 2, 2001 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Best Bites
The Cuisines Staff Noshes Through 2000
"...9. Tocai: Tocai is the best place in Austin to learn..."

Jan. 5, 2001 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

The Flavors of Fall
Photo Essay by John Anderson
"...Mushroom Crusted Chicken BreastBetsy Johnston, Tocai (601 W. Sixth, 457-8880)..."

Nov. 17, 2000 Food Feature

Terms of Enqueerment
What happened when gay Austinites decided to come out of gay bars and into straight ones
" October at Trudy's on 30th Street (and then Tocai for dinner, and then the Voodoo Room), "you are..."

Nov. 10, 2000 News Feature by Clay Smith

Critics Picks
"...Best Wine ListTocai..."

May 12, 2000 Food Feature

In this week's edition of Food-o-file, Austin Chronicle Cuisines editor Virginia B. Wood goes on a mini-rant and updates readers on local restaurant news.
"...Bakery, Brigid Abdenour of Tom's Tabooley, Betsy Johnson of Tocai, Anna Salinas of El Sol y La Luna, and..."

March 10, 2000 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Wines of Spain
Wines of Spain, a trade group, recently hosted a tasting in Austin of Rioja wines.
"...the largest concentration of Spanish wines are Malaga and Tocai. In both cases, Spanish wines are their most popular..."

Oct. 29, 1999 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Crescent City Beignets
"...Attention, paella lovers! Every Wednesday in July, Tocai (601 W. Sixth, 457-8880) will feature the Mediterranean saffron..."

July 9, 1999 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Hidden Pleasures
"...front of the restaurant or in its check sleeves. Tocai of Austin does the same, in addition to maintaining..."

June 18, 1999 Food Column by Anthony King

Top Ten Food Stories of 1997
Best Bites of 1997
"...for several months; snazzy Mediterranean restaurant and wine bar Tocai blossomed in an abandoned bagel store; Señor O'Brien's gave..."

Jan. 9, 1998 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Pub grub gone posh
" the building since it was Thai Tara or Tocai, you're in for a big surprise. The place now..."

May 13, 2011 Food Review by Wes Marshall

The Grape Beyond
From Burgundy to Tuscany, the basics on wines one might soon find in Austin
"...out, and the family style rang through. Sauvignon Blanc, Tocai, and Pinot Bianco are all well-extracted wines, but with..."

Oct. 26, 2007 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Selections From Italy
"...2006 Tocai di Friuliano $30..."

Oct. 26, 2007 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Virginia B. Wood goes stream of consciousness in this week's "Food-o-File."
"...has taken over the space formerly occupied by both Tocai and Ped's Lemongrass... Earlier this year, baker Gilbert Paisano..."

Aug. 23, 2002 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

The 2002 Austin Chronicle Restaurant Poll
Readers Poll
"...Honorable MentionTocai, Waterloo Brewing Co., G & M SteakhouseWorth NotingHabana..."

May 24, 2002 Food Feature

The 2002 Austin Chronicle Restaurant Poll
Critics Picks
"...Huisache Grill in New BraunfelsPlaces We Wish Were Still OpenTocai, 22, Les AmisWorth NotingCafe Mundi, PangoUp & ComingLambert'sWhere Critics..."

May 24, 2002 Food Feature

The 2002 Austin Chronicle Restaurant Poll
"...Tocai, (out of business)Critics Places We Wish Were Still Open..."

May 24, 2002 Food Feature

Food Editor Virginia B. Wood has had correspondence from several of the most tasteful men in Austin's food scene in the past week and it's all good news.
"...spring when the pleasant Mediterranean-inspired bistro and wine bar Tocai was an early victim of downtown construction street closures..."

March 1, 2002 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

A prominent local restaurateur has taken to the radio, complaining about all the gloom and doom being reported in the newspapers and then a reader e-mailed last week to say he was tired of reading about "dot-com failures" and their impact on Austin's restaurant scene. Well, boys, all I can say in my defense is … the news is just the news.
"...RR 620S, 263-2221; 601 W. 6th) in the former Tocai just west of the Warehouse District later this month...."

Aug. 10, 2001 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

The 2001 Austin Chronicle Restaurant Poll
"...notice a rash of restaurant closings, saying goodbye to Tocai, Pao's downtown, Little Italy, Little Bombay, Fresh Planet, and..."

May 25, 2001 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

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