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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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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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Austin Food and Wine Festival 2013

Tickets are on sale for the 2013 Austin Food and Wine Festival, which will take place April 26-28, 2013. Check out the website for pricing info and a schedule of events and talent. There’s even a special holiday offer good … 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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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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Yummy Bites from Boston Food Blogger Swap

Austin to Boston swap

Austin Food Blogger Alliance sponsored a holiday Austin to Boston Food Swap (#atxbos) in which Austin bloggers were paired up with a Boston counterpart.  Each blogger was to ship a package costing no more than $30.  The gifts could include … Continue reading

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Top Chef Texas Watch Party

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Went to Uchiko last Wednesday to sample the wares and watch Top Chef Texas and cheer for Paul Qui.  Had one of the most amazing dinners ever!  Highly recommend a Wednesday visit while the show’s still going.

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Lucy’s Fried Chicken opens today

The newest spot from James Holmes of Olivia opens today.  Lucy’s Fried Chicken, at 2218 College Avenue (just off S. Congress) opens its doors, offering fried chicken, several oyster selections, and all manner of comfort food.

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