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Barley Swine’s Bryce Gilmore Battling for Beard Award

This year’s James Beard Award semifinalists have been announced, and Bryce Gilmore of Barley Swine is among the 2013 contenders.  Gilmore earned a semifinal nod for Best Chef: Southwest.  Gilmore will challenge Kevin Binkley of Binkley’s Restaurant in Cave Creek, … Continue reading

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Spring Restaurant Week Around the Corner

Austin Restaurant Week for Spring 2013 is coming up April 7-10 and 14-17.  The event boasts participating restaurants from all over the city offering pre-fixe, 2-course lunches for $12-17, and 3-course, pre-fixe dinners for either $27 or $37.  This time … Continue reading

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Spin Modern Thai

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14005 N. U.S. Hwy. 183, Suite 1000 Austin, TX 78717 Phone: (512) 258-1365 Website: spinmodernthai.com Hours: Lunch: Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Dinner: Sun.-Thurs. 5-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 5-10 p.m. Austin’s Asian fusion scene has received abundant, well-deserved accolades.  But, when you … Continue reading

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Austin Culinary Crawl

February 7th marks the next Austin Culinary Crawl.  The event, created by SherpaLux, offers ticket holders a culinary experience with a touch of mystery.  Guests meet at Trace Restaurant, and hop on buses for a three-restaurant visit for appetizers, entrees, … Continue reading

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Supper Friends

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Austin is lucky to have a thriving foodie population, which offers lots of unique opportunities for new and surprising food experiences.  One of the more interesting hidden gems I have encountered lately has been the Supper Friends experience hosted by … Continue reading

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Central Market North Hosting a Variety of Holiday Themed Cooking Classes

The folks at Central Market on North Lamar have out together a host of holiday-inspired cooking classes and events throughout the month of December. From instruction on how to decorate a gingerbread house to selecting holiday wines to a special … Continue reading

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Bar Mirabeau

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800 West 6th Street Austin, Texas 78701 Phone: (512) 436-9633 Website: www.barmirabeau.com Hours: Breakfast: Mon.-Fri. 7 a.m.-10:30 a.m.; Lunch: Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Dinner: Mon.-Sun. 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; Bar: Mon.-Wed. 4 p.m.-12 a.m., Thurs.-Fri. 4 p.m.-2 a.m. A few years … Continue reading

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Easy Tortilla Soup

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When the weather starts getting even remotely chilly in Austin, I get the urge to put together a cozy pot of soup.  Tortilla soup is one of my favorite Tex-Mex options when the summer starts to give way to lower … Continue reading

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Austin’s Restaurant Scene Continues to Thrive

The buzz around Austin’s restaurant scene has reached a fever pitch over the past year or two–with key events like the inaugural Austin Food & Wine Festival and Paul Qui’s Top Chef victory only further fueling interest in the city’s … Continue reading

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Austin Restaurant Week Kicks Off Today

Austin Restaurant Week begins today, and continues through Sept. 23rd. It picks up again Sept. 30th, and wraps up on Oct. 3rd. Restaurant Week is a great opportunity to sample the tastes of some of the city’s best restaurants at … Continue reading

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