Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

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


East Side King opens new location at Hole in the Wall

Laura Wright December 5, 2012

Yesterday, local chef Paul Qui opened the fourth location of his East Side King food trailer in the back room of the Hole in the Wall, the long-loved bar and music venue on Guadalupe Street. In the back...

The Great Daily Texan Coffee Taste Test 2012

Sarah-Grace Sweeney and Aleksander Chan November 30, 2012

Finals are upon us. Colder weather has finally found its way south. Finishing the semester is a matter of staying alert through exams, papers and projects and staying warm. We’ve asked five of the...


The Hearty Vegan hopes to bring tempeh and other organic foods to larger retailers

Stuart Railey October 29, 2012

Despite the shadow of today’s stifling economy, small business owners Beth and Becky Taylor have subsisted on a passion for delicious food and the adoration of their loyal customers, specializing...


Cheese vendors dish out grilled cheese advice

Laura Wright October 10, 2012

Crunchy, gooey, savory, sweet — everyone loves the multidimensional grilled cheese. In recent years this simple American sandwich has moved past the realm of sticky, pale-orange “cheddar”...


Local absinthe distillery gains respect in Austin

Sarah-Grace Sweeney October 4, 2012

Graham Wasilition is in the liquor business. He just happens to own and manage a brand of absinthe, an alcohol stereotyped by its green color and supposed ability to cause hallucinations. Wasilition,...


TRACE focuses on promoting locally sourced foods through an evolving menu

Olivia Arena September 27, 2012

Southern comfort food is not usually associated with sleek hotels or sustainable farming, but TRACE brings an environmental and social awareness to its soulful menu. Committed to the use of sustainable...


Colombian restaurant offers home style-made food

Jorge Corona September 24, 2012

Editor’s note: The interviews in this article have been translated from Spanish. The themed lamp posts and the small benched waiting area, conjuring the Alamedas and the central plazas of many Hispanic...

Attempt at spicing up dining hall fare lacks authenticity and flavor

Laura Wright September 21, 2012

On Wednesday night, the Division of Housing and Food Service hosted a “Mexican American Cultural Dinner,” publicized as a “chance to get acquainted with authentic Mexican cuisine as we...


Herb-gardening accessible for students in dorms and dim apartments

Laura Wright September 5, 2012

Herb-gardening may seem like the exclusive hobby of bored retirees and self-described “culinary-type” yuppies, but a pot of herbs in an otherwise gloomy college apartment is deceptively useful....


Kerbey Lane keeps appeal after renovation

Laura Wright July 1, 2012

Walking into the newly remodeled Kerbey Lane Cafe feels a little bit like walking into the waiting room of a hip pediatric dentist’s office — that bright and that sterile. Gone is the reassuring...


Arpeggio’s Grill closes Drag location

Joan Vinson June 8, 2012

Family owned and operated Arpeggio Grill closed the doors to its Guadalupe Street location on June 1 after opening in the summer of 2010. Struggling against the fierce competition of other restaurants...


Austin’s newest Swift’s Attic brings culinary creativity to the dinner table

Brittany Smith May 4, 2012

Walking into Swift’s Attic is like walking into a dream. Carpeted stairs beckon guests to a dim room where waiters and waitresses in dark clothing glide evenly throughout the dining room carrying...