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Don't Miss This: Aaron Franklin And Paul Qui Are Cooking Dinner Together

Austin's big guns are raising money for charity
Dec 16, 2014 3:30 pm

Qui has been one of Austin’s most difficult tables to snag since opening last year. Franklin Barbecue is, well, have you seen the line that forms outside before it opens every single day? For one night only, the chefs behind the two immensely popular restaurants — Paul Qui and Aaron Franklin — are collaborating to cook dinner. Ladies and gentlemen, this is going to be a meal for the ages. Details, right here.

You Travel, You Eat: 8 City Guides To Eating, Drinking, Shopping And Staying

Guides to Austin, Nola, Philly, Brooklyn and more!
Oct 19, 2014 9:00 am

What about all the stress involved in planning trips? That's where we come in. We've assembled eight of our popular "You Travel, You Eat" columns, which highlight the best spots to eat, drink, caffeinate, shop and stay in some of the country's most vibrant cities. Basically, all that remains to do now is booking the actual flight. We also threw in our guide to Bangkok, Thailand. You know, for those who really need to get out of town for awhile. 

Meet The Only American To Compete In The World Gelato Championships

Austin's Matthew Lee went on a sweet trip to Italy
Oct 1, 2014 10:00 am

There are few things that beat a scoop – or three – of gelato. And in the United States, there is no gelato as good as the one found at Teo Espresso and Gelato in Austin, Texas. That's a fact: Owner Matthew Lee and his team were the only Americans selected for this month's annual Gelato World Tour in Rimini, Italy. Here's what he discovered abroad.

The Time New SNL Cast Member Michael Che Braved, Accosted The Line At Franklin BBQ

Here's some video evidence of crazy brisket fans
Sep 15, 2014 2:00 pm

On Friday word hit the comedy news wires that Saturday Night Live had hired comedian Michael Che to join its cast, and team with Colin Jost behind the anchor desk on its long-running "Weekend Update" segment. This spring we hung with Che in Austin, Texas — where he was performing at the Moontower Comedy Festival. Did we interview him about funny fruit and vegetable shapes? Come on! Give us some credit. We all woke up early and hit the mythical line at Franklin Barbecue. Here’s what went down.

What Are Craft Cocktails? Let's Ask Jessica Sanders Of Drink.Well In Austin

Why 'It's a good time to be drinking in Austin'
Sep 9, 2014 1:00 pm

It's one of the most discerning drinking towns in the country, which would make opening a bar in Austin, Texas a fairly harrowing experience. Not for Michael and Jessica Sanders, the husband-wife team behind the two-and-a-half-year-old drink.well, a cocktail bar and restaurant where pretention gets checked at the door (probably guns too, this being Texas). The Sanders' altruistic approach to cocktail-making has made drink.well an instant classic, and as you can see in our interview with Jessica, their philosophy on everything from what is a craft cocktail to how to mix a drink is as refreshing as an ice-cold margarita on a hot Austin night. 

99-Pack Of Canned Beer Sets New Standard For Beer Marketing Antics

82 pounds. Seven feet long. One ridiculous idea.
Aug 27, 2014 8:00 am

Say hello to the latest debauchery to come from Austin-based brewery Austin Beerworks: the 99-pack. It weighs 82 pounds. It’s seven feet long. And most importantly, it really does hold 99 beers. Read on.

Fall Preview 2014: 10 Major Restaurants Opening In The American South

The big openings in Atlanta, Nashville, New Orleans
Aug 25, 2014 9:00 am

If you track population statistics, it’s pretty obvious that gravity must have some effect on migration, since folks are flowing toward the bottom half of the U.S. map to fill up all those new condos and apartments that are flying up around the southern half of the country. Many restaurateurs are taking advantage of the influx to open new dining establishments in the South’s culinary capitals. Here’s the lowdown on the most anticipated openings between now and the end of the year.

Video: Austin Chef Lawrence Kocurek Explains Duck Bacon, Healthy Migas

Trace at W Austin's chef gets clever with meat, veg
Aug 21, 2014 10:00 am

We're featuring Q&As from our Food Republic Interview Lounge at the W Austin during the Austin Food & Wine Festival this past spring, with video excerpts of the sessions with host Richard Martin. Next up is Lawrence Kocurek, chef de cuisine at Trace at the W Austin, talking duck bacon, healthy migas and homegrown escargot.

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