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Where to Eat Outdoors in Austin, TX, 2014 Edition

Austin has a vibrant patio culture. Thanks to year round warm weather and little rain, almost every restaurant seems to have al fresco dining space. So what makes a patio area particularly special? Well, plenty of shade helps since Austinites are still willing to sit outside long after the temperatures exceed 100 degrees. Of course a relaxed space serving great food, beer, and cocktails doesn't hurt either. More

Snapshots From the Austin Food & Wine Festival

The third annual Austin Food and Wine Festival came to a close yesterday. Kicking off on Friday night with a "Taste of Texas" event showcasing restaurants from around the state, it was an educational but sometimes wild weekend of epic eating and drinking. Between chef demos, dishes from restaurants and comapnies around the country were available for tasting, and various chefs kept the fire pits smoking all weekend. More

Heading to SXSW? Here's Where to Eat and Drink in Austin

Hey there, music-and-food-and-drink lover! (Allow us to say that you clearly appreciate the finer things in life.) Are you heading down to Austin for South by Southwest (SXSW) this weekend? Sure, the huge festival will be keeping you busy with music, films, new technology, and more, but festival-goers still gotta eat, right? And —just as importantly (some would say more importantly) —drink. Here's where to do it. More

Cheap Eats in Austin: 10 Dishes We Love Under $10

With several new restaurants opening every month, there's no shortage of great places to eat in Austin. But because most of these new places typically charge $20 to $30 per entrée, it can be hard on both your stomach and your wallet to keep up. Don't feel too bad for us Austinites, though—there are plenty of budget-friendly options out there if you know where to look. Here are ten of our favorites! More

First Look: Modern Southwestern at Chavez in Austin

Shawn Crikiel, the chef and owner of Austin's Parkside, Backspace, and Olive & June, launched his latest venture, Chavez, earlier this month. In an unusual turn of events, the restaurant is in the former TGI Friday's space in the downtown Radisson hotel, causing Austinites who've long disregarded the location to take note of the revamped poolside digs once again. Here's a look at Crikiel's menu and space. More

Paul Qui and the Hole In The Wall Team Talk Ramen Shop

At East Side King at Hole in the Wall in Austin, chef/owner Paul Qui, head chef Yoshi Okai, and partner Moto Utsunomiya are known for turning out slightly gonzo, supremely satisfying ramens like beer bacon miso and chicken tortilla ramen. They're also all ramen aficionados in their own right, clocking serious mileage between Texas and Japan to scope out the latest in ramen trends across the country. We talked to the trio about their most memorable bowls of all time, ramen in the US versus ramen in Japan, and more. More

How I Learned to Like Breakfast Tacos at Veracruz All Natural in Austin, TX

When I tweeted about my dislike for breakfast tacos on my way through Austin a couple weeks ago, I knew I was in for an earful. What I didn't expect was for the folks at tacojournalism.com—who literally wrote the book on breakfast tacos—to tweet back at me, suggesting that I meet them in person the next morning for what promised to be a mind-altering experience. More

Amazing Mexican Food at El Gran Mercado Flea Market in Austin, TX

On Saturdays and Sundays, a cluster of vendors appear behind El Gran Mercado on Pleasant Valley Road in Southeast Austin. They huddle under a network of tents and tarps that just barely shields the compact market from the intense sunlight. Here, you'll find things like cowboy boots, phone cases, toys, and even used cars—and some of the best Mexican food vendors in town. More

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