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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. 

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.

Video: Tim Love Talks 'Restaurant Startup,' His New TV Show On CNBC

Show with Joe Bastianich premieres next week
Jul 2, 2014 9:00 am

We are featuring Q&As from our recent Food Republic Interview Lounge at the W Austin during the Austin Food & Wine Festival, including video excerpts of the sessions with host Richard Martin. Next up is festival co-founder and Texas chef/restaurateur Tim Love. 

Georgia Pellegrini Says We Should All Be Eating Squirrel

The 'Girl Hunter' and chef offers creative advice
Jun 19, 2014 9:00 am

We are featuring Q&As from our recent Food Republic Interview Lounge at the W Austin during the Austin Food & Wine Festival, including video excerpts of the sessions with host Richard Martin. Next up is Georgia Pellegrini, the hunter, chef, TV personality, travel guide and author of three books, including Girl Hunter and the recent Modern Pioneering

Comedian Dan Soder On How 'Budtenders' Are Like Weed's Evil Mixologists

A hint of paranoia with heightened appetite
Jun 17, 2014 12:00 pm

Comedian Dan Soder says that legalized marijuana in Colorado has led to a pretentious class of dispensary dealers who call themselves "budtenders." Here, he mock-complains, plus gives his take on dating in restaurants, foodie comedians and more. 

John Currence Traces Bourbon's Popularity To The Southern Food Renaissance

It's all about history, people
Jun 4, 2014 9:00 am

We are featuring Q&As from our recent Food Republic Interview Lounge at the W Austin during the Austin Food & Wine Festival, along with video excerpts of the sessions with host Richard Martin. Next up is John Currence, the chef and restaurateur behind City Grocery and other fine Oxford, Mississippi establishments, who dishes out the reasons why everyone's now so obsessed with Southern food.

Comedian Joe Mande On The Problem Of Being High At Qui

And touring with Aziz Ansari, comedy mixtapes, more
Jun 2, 2014 9:00 am
Joe Mande photo
Photo: Jo Ann Santangelo

In the coming months, we'll feature Q&As from our recent Food Republic Interview Lounge at the W Austin during the Austin Food & Wine Festival and Moontower Comedy Festival, featuring video excerpts of the sessions with host Richard Martin. Next up, Joe Mande, a stand-up comedian who recently released the "comedy mixtape" Bitchface, and a writer for the NBC series Parks and Recreation, as well as a regular on The Nick Kroll Show

Please Don't Bother Matt McCallister While He's Plating

The Dallas chef behind FT33 thrives on art, silence
May 28, 2014 9:00 am
Matt McCallister of FT33 Dallas photo
Photo: Jo Ann Santangelo

In the coming months, we'll feature Q&As from our recent Food Republic Interview Lounge during the Austin Food & Wine Festival, featuring video excerpts of the sessions with host Richard Martin. First up, Matt McCallister of FT33 in Dallas.

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