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The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan


Compete, or just eat, in the Austin Smoke Experiment SXSW food extravaganza

Jourden Sander March 11, 2013

In the South By Southwest food smoking competition, The Austin Smoke Experiment, hosted by the Brooklyn Brewery, Austinites are encouraged to test their cooking chops by exploring the limits of smoking.  “Contestants...


Some organic foods may be worth the extra money

Hannah Smothers February 27, 2013

Organic food is not just restricted to grocery store elitists, people in yoga pants and health enthusiasts. While most college students cannot afford to make regular grocery trips to stores like Whole...


Closing time for the South Congress food trailers

Hannah Smothers February 25, 2013

— A column by Hannah Smothers —  Despite the technically temporary nature of the food trailers that reside on the lot between Milton and Monroe Streets on South Congress Avenue, the...


DHFS to hold cupcake competitions for all student organizations

Willa Young February 11, 2013

Perhaps there is no other baked good that inspires more passion than the cupcake. Cupcake lovers argue over the dominance of red velvet versus Funfetti, buttercream frosting versus chocolate ganache, and...


Celiacs, gluten sensitive make lifestyle changes to adapt, improve health

Sarah-Grace Sweeney February 11, 2013

Cynthia Ivey was so sick she accepted she was going to die. That was three years ago.  Ivey, a UT staff ombuds coordinator, lived most of her life in fear of food. She remembers eating potato chips...


Food network recognized trailer serves taste of Italy to Italian department

Juhie Modi February 5, 2013

A careful inspection of Lucky’s Puccias reveals that there isn’t a single Italian flag hanging in the food truck. But it is not an oversight, a mistake or even against the health code.  According...


It’s Wings and Beer: how Pluckers prepares for the Super Bowl

Olivia Arena February 4, 2013

On any other day Pluckers is buzzing, but on Sunday, the doors opened and hoards of fans swarmed through the entrance. Every year before the Super Bowl begins the team says a few words in an attempt to...


Austin’s Pizza to create a new 24 hour study environment

Willa Young February 4, 2013

Austin’s Pizza, a University of Texas Italian dive and grungy hang-out spot on Guadalupe Street, has decided to reinvent the idea of a study destination. The dark wood and dim-lit stop for pizza...


Barbecue joint brings touch of class to West Campus

Alexandra Hart February 1, 2013

An establishment must have a certain amount of self-respect to set up shop in a historic landmark, particularly the Franzetti Store, a piece of real estate dating back to 1869. Newly opened barbecue restaurant...

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A Zimbabwe snack, from tree to dinner table

The Associated Press January 31, 2013

GWANDA, Zimbabwe — In Zimbabwe, mopane worms are a staple part of the diet in rural areas and are considered a delicacy in the cities. They can be eaten dry, as crunchy as potato chips, or cooked...


For Carillon Restaurant chef Josh Watkins, it’s been a lifetime of cooking

Lindsey Cherner January 28, 2013

Nearly 20 years later he still vividly remembers changing the plating of a dessert at Macaroni Grill. It was right then, now 34-year-old executive chef Josh Watkins, decided that without creativity...


Michi Ramen does not quite measure up to its other ramen rivals

Laura Wright January 22, 2013

Michi Ramen, a new restaurant specializing in the Japanese dish of the same name, held its “soft opening” last Friday night, where it served up gobs of noodles submerged in gelatinous broth...

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