Snapshots from Austin Food and Wine Festival 2013

[Photographs: Melody Fury]

The second annual Austin Food & Wine Festival was full of tastings and cooking demos hosted by celebrity chefs, sommeliers, and bartenders. Austin chefs took turns keeping the fire pit alive and dished out whole roasted animals. The hands-on grilling sessions were some of the most popular and lively events at the festival. Lavish, over-indulgent after parties such as Sips & Sweets at Mellow Johnny's and Sel et Gras at the W Hotel capped off the cool evenings.

It was especially nice to see more restaurant participants from other Texas cities, such as Underbelly and The Pass and Provisions from Houston, and Feast in San Antonio.

Andrew Zimmern with his wild birds

This year's Austin F&W Festival was educational, entertaining, and delicious. Check out more highlights in the slideshow!