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

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...

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Larry McGuire opens chicken al carbon drive-through

April 23, 2012

Convenience meets quality at Fresa’s, the newly opened drive-through on North Lamar Boulevard downtown. The chicken al carbon restaurant, opened last Monday by well-known restaurateur Larry McGuire...

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Cenote serves local treats, homey vibe

April 16, 2012

Laid back and relaxed, Cenote premieres as a light in the coffee shop darkness that is East Cesar Chavez Street. A bold sign with scalloped edges heralds drivers and pedestrians to the revamped historical...

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Cheese shop provides gouda adventure

April 9, 2012

Let me preface this week’s column by admitting a potential bias that could color this week’s review: I love cheese. And wine, tangentially. But mostly cheese. From caramel-colored and creamy...

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Small neighborhood pub offers libations, relaxing environment

April 2, 2012

  Drink.well, the sleek new neighborhood pub situated in a small building on East 53rd Street, offers a refined respite from a long day at school or work. Although this is not your typical dive...

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New bar provides wholesome Texas feel to environment, menu

March 26, 2012

Rainey Street, the hip, off-the-beaten path home of hidden bars and late-night food trucks, welcomes a new bar at the far end of the road. Javelina is so new that it still smells of the Carolina blue...

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Hillside Farmacy’s charms with retro atmosphere, delivers mediocre food and service

March 19, 2012

Walking into Hillside Farmacy is like walking into the 1940s. Complete with old pharmacy cabinets, glass display cases filled with tempting sweet pastries and savory quiches from local bakeries (including...

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Home Cookin’

March 9, 2012

Cooking at home takes time. If you want to eat good food, it can also be expensive, especially on a student’s budget. Dishes are a hassle and your favorite carb- and sugar-laden boxed, canned and...

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Lenoir uses local food to create a diverse eating experience

March 5, 2012

Started by husband and wife team Jessica Maher and Todd Duplechan, Lenoir opened its doors in mid-January in a tiny building tucked away on South First Street. Named for a black Spanish grape that grows...

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The food movement defined

February 20, 2012

With the rapid rise of the health food movement, students are constantly barraged with prescriptions of what to eat: local food, sustainable food, organic food, chemical-free food. We are told to search...

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Cookbook features recipes using game meat

February 13, 2012

Georgia Pellegrini, a recent Austin transplant, has beautiful blonde hair, perfect skin, high cheekbones and bright blue eyes. She cooks, cans her own vegetables, gives instructions for making rustic...

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Beer connoisseur’s vision sees success

February 6, 2012

Editor’s note: This story is part of a semester-long series exploring the local food scene. In 2009, Bay and Lindsay Anthon began kicking around an idea. Bay, an avid beer drinker, loved the idea...

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Austin Cake Ball offers mature take on playful pastries

January 30, 2012

Cake balls, like macaroons, cupcakes and petit fours, bring to mind images of ruffled lace tablecloths, scalloped window treatments, pink aprons, freshly cut daisies in pristine glass vases and lots and...