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Nonprofit Red Beans & Ricely Yours provides homemade food, comfort to those in need

Nonprofit Red Beans & Ricely Yours provides homemade food, comfort to those in need

Zoe Tzanis March 31, 2021

It’s Saturday afternoon. The kitchen smells strongly of southern spices and sautéed onions. In stained aprons and bulky safety goggles, Chris Cubas and Maris Clegg spend hours prepping vegetables, cutting...


Food trucks provide place for students to make memories

Morgan-Taylor Thomas February 25, 2021

As they slurped their freshly made pasta underneath twinkling string lights, Amy Deaton and her freshman year roommates knew they had found their favorite eatery in a new city they now called home.  “We...


What’s open, closed or free around UT campus

Editor’s Note: This story was updated regularly until Sunday, February 22. Information within this story may no longer be or up to date. Freezing temperatures, unsafe road conditions and low power...


Coronavirus sets back UHD sustainability efforts

Zoe Tzanis September 11, 2020

On her first day on campus, environmental advocate Zosia Sandweiss approached Kinsolving Dining and was met with trash cans filled with plastic foam boxes, piled on top of one another like Jenga blocks. Due...


Austin, UT work to combat food insecurity

Anissa Reyes August 27, 2020

From New York City to Austin, fridges adorned with custom paintings and the words ‘Free Food,’ have been popping up on streets and in neighborhoods.  The Free Fridges Project was created...

cake shop courtesy of sideserf cake studio

Austin baker creates realistic cakes, contributes to viral trend

Kate Williams July 27, 2020

Before anyone asks — no, this story is not a cake.  Last week, a viral trend of videos of hyper-realistic cakes made to look like other food or household items left many with trust issues,...


Don Japanese Kitchen supplies community with essential items

Sabrina LeBoeuf April 22, 2020

Behind the University Co-Op is a food truck handing out more than just boxes of french fries paired with spicy mayo.  Don Japanese Kitchen is taking orders for care packages containing some of...


National Margarita Day: 9 places to save money in Austin

Faley Goyette February 21, 2020

Whether you like your margarita frozen or on the rocks, rimmed with sugar over salt or with two limes instead of one, celebrate with your favorite concoction this National Margarita Day.  On Saturday,...

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‘Shh, They’re Vegan’: A local vegan bakery’s story

Maya Shamir February 11, 2020

What started as an attempt to modify family recipes to accommodate her lactose intolerant daughter led Sascha Biesi to become co-owner of local vegan bakery Skull and Cakebones. Seven years after opening...


How to set the mood and save your wallet this Valentine’s Day

Catherine Cardenas February 5, 2020

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and love is in the air. Whether you decide to spend it with your significant other or your best friends, The Daily Texan has compiled a list of restaurants...


Ranch Hand co-owners talk business, McCombs, how their food is more than just salad

Grace Barnes January 24, 2020

In a little more than three years, health-conscious grain bowl business Ranch Hand has gone from a meal subscription service at UT to local food truck to sharing space with other small businesses at Native...

Popeye's Q&A_courtesy of Angela Brown

Q&A: ‘…y’all good?’: The social media strategist behind the viral Popeye’s chicken sandwich tweet

Amarachi Ngwakwe November 18, 2019

With two words, the social media team at Austin-based advertising agency GSD&M sent the internet into a frenzy about the new Popeyes chicken sandwich. Excitement over the product made Popeyes the...