This past weekend in the Texas capital, the Austin Food and Wine Festival returned for its third straight year, and by most accounts it was the strongest event so far. Maybe that's because the emphasis was less on nationally known celebrity chefs and more on Texas' dazzling display of culinary talents. The Friday night event, A Taste of Texas, showcased this class of young, emerging superstars, many of whom are featured in the photos below. Check back over the next few weeks for much more from the Austin Food and Wine Festival, including videos from the Food Republic Interview Lounge.
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