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Poke Bay serves up authentic Pacific fare

November 27, 2017

With their competitor recently wiped off the map, the new Poke Bay is filling the void of raw seafood salad near campus. Located in a small building on the Drag near Dobie, Poke Bay boasts an extensive...


Crazy Ricky’s opens brick-and-mortar on Guadalupe

November 8, 2017

On a corner of Guadalupe saturated with burger joints, Mark Oliver Williams is confident that he still has the best burger to offer at the new Crazy Ricky’s.  After operating as a food truck...


Tso Chinese Delivery gives Austin a cheaper delivery option

November 2, 2017

Favor, Uber Eats and Postmates have made food delivery easier than ever for lazy or drunk Austinites, but they’ve also been known to ramp up  meal prices through delivery fees. Austin’s...


Former army base food truck Food2Go brings gyros to campus

October 25, 2017

While students argue over whether Halal Guys or Halal Bros is superior, a new food truck called Food2Go has quietly slipped into the West Campus gyro game.  Owner Zafer Layik initially started...


Lebanon native brings crepes to West Campus

October 19, 2017

In “Talladega Nights,” Ricky Bobby may have been too stubborn to admit his love of crepes, but Mohamad Abdulkader, co-owner of West Campus’ new Cedars Crepes food truck, happily declares...

TIFFANYS fills a taco void on Guadalupe

October 12, 2017

For all the Drag has to offer, Frederick Lee and Evan Van Tassel were surprised by a subpar selection of one of Austin’s favorite foods. “We noticed a bit of a taco deficit near campus,...


King’s BBQ and Soul relocates to West Campus

October 4, 2017

In a city where Central Texas-style barbecue is regarded as religion, one brave Mississippi man is serving up ’cue in the style of his home state.  Starting this Tuesday, Malcolm King’s...


Far East Fest features flavor-filled food, fun

October 2, 2017

Sunday marked the inaugural installment of Austin’s Far East Fest, which brought together some of the city’s best Asian cuisine to give hungry attendees all-you-can-eat samples. Despite it...


Where to find good German food in Austin this October

September 29, 2017

For many people, the beginning of October elicits images of pumpkins, foliage and spooky movies. For others, it sparks cravings for sausage, pretzels and cold beer. Though Texas has no shortage of Oktoberfest...


Bon Bon Banh Mi specializes in popular Vietnamese sandwich

September 26, 2017

When Trang Nguyen and Nghiem Hoang moved from Vietnam to Austin less than seven months ago, they decided the best way to stay close to home was through food. The couple quickly found themselves opening...


Best Spots to Eat Inside DKR

September 22, 2017

Cold beer, red sunburns and crippling losses are all just regular aspects of enjoying Texas football in the fall. Stadium food has never been a particularly prideful part of football season, but the impressive...


Espadas De Brazil brings high-quality steak to West Campus

September 20, 2017

Elaborate salad bars, endless meat skewers and green and red coins have all become synonymous with Brazilian steakhouse dining. The folks at the new Espadas De Brazil food trailer have taken that experience...


Far East Fest attempts to spotlight Austin’s Asian food scene

September 15, 2017

Austin’s flourishing food scene is not limited to breakfast tacos and queso — but many don’t know its Asian food scene is taking off as well. The apparently limited Asian food options...

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Poke Bowl brings Hawaiian trend to West Campus

September 11, 2017

People don’t typically associate raw fish with quick, on-the-go food, but Austin’s Poke Bowl is setting out to change that by providing the campus area with a quick and affordable poke option.  For...


Fire safety tips for amateur pitmasters

September 7, 2017

With football season in full swing and fall just around the corner, students all around campus will be firing up their grills and barbecue pits for their outdoor shindigs. But, as the recent fire at Franklin...


UT alumni open new craft beer and kolache joint

September 6, 2017

One causes hangovers and one cures them, but UT alumni Josh and Noah Lit still found beer and kolaches to be a perfect combo on which to base their restaurant, Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches. “It...


Where to seek comfort in regional cuisine

August 30, 2017

Leaving home for college is often accompanied by a string of uneasy emotions. As lucky as UT students are to be located in a great city like Austin, newcomers — especially out-of-state students —...


Four ways to make the best of dining cash

August 28, 2017

Freshmen living in dorms for the first time might think $1,600 in Dine In Dollars and $200 in Bevo Bucks sounds like more than enough to get through the year. However, between overpriced turkey burgers...


Austin’s favorite Veggie Heaven reopens

May 4, 2017

Two years after Veggie Heaven’s 2014 closure, owner Stacy Chen was forced to choose between continuing a comfortable retirement and reopening her beloved restaurant. She chose to prioritize the happiness...


Pepperbox Coffee serves up jobs for local deaf community

May 3, 2017

The sounds of grinding coffee beans and espresso steam are part of a day’s work at a coffee shop — unless you’re an employee at Pepperbox Coffee. Co-owner Nicholas Buchanan started...


The Biscuit Hut food trailer brings quick and affordable breakfast to West Campus

April 27, 2017

Dylan Touchstone, founder of the Biscuit Hut, decided to risk it for the biscuit. “I wanted to do breakfast because if I do breakfast, then I get the rest of the day to do whatever I want,”...

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Online food service offers healthy campus alternative

April 26, 2017

With a campus dominated by fried chicken sandwiches and cheap Mexican food, UT felt like the perfect place for MBA students Quentin Cantu and Brian Murphy to serve healthy food from their new business,...

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Humboldt distillery infuses vodka with marijuana

April 20, 2017

As marijuana users and drinkers argue over which is the better vice, micro-distiller Abe Stevens decided to bring the two together with his newest product — marijuana-infused vodka.  The...


Former UT technician secures own Thai food truck

April 19, 2017

It’s no secret that Austin has a lot of love for Thai food, but there’s nothing like the real deal. Songkun Phayungpong, owner of the new Thai-Licious food truck, has taken it upon himself...


Delicious offers unique restaurant, bar, market experience

April 18, 2017

South Lamar is a hot spot for some of Austin’s most high-end restaurant options. Delicious aims to fit in with the classy label of South Lamar — but not necessarily the expensive part.  “We...

The Republic of Sandwich resurrects as Capitol Sandwich

April 13, 2017

Four months after closing his first restaurant, the Republic of Sandwich, Thomas Gardner has resurrected his business in the form of Capitol Sandwich food truck.  “This neighborhood we were...

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New barbecue food truck rolls into town

April 12, 2017

In a city where barbecue is as omnipresent as water and air, it may seem like smoked meats have already reached their highest level of perfection. The folks at the new LeRoy & Lewis food truck are...

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Austin Chicken Wing Festival holds its first installation at the Historic Scoot Inn

April 3, 2017

The Austin food scene is known for tacos and barbecue, but a previously overlooked food is beginning to make a place for itself as another local staple.  On Sunday, the city’s colorful mix...


New York-based pizza chain opens new Austin locations

March 29, 2017

Between Home Slice and Austin’s Pizza, the 512 already has plenty of picks for on-the-go Italian favorites. However, New York-based chain Neapolitan Express thinks there could still be room for...


Curcuma Serves Ayurveda-Based Food on the East Side

March 23, 2017

When Rachel Musquiz took up an interest in yoga, she never expected it to lead to a food truck.  Curcuma is a vegan, paleo and gluten-free food truck that takes a lot of its inspiration from Ayurveda,...


Lima Criolla offers authentic Peruvian food to North Austin

March 22, 2017

When Peru native Susana Vivanco took up residence in Austin 10 years ago, she decided the best way to keep her country’s culture alive in her new home was through cooking. Her latest restaurant,...


Food trucks to check out at SXSW

March 10, 2017

South By Southwest is an opportunity for Austin chefs to showcase their talents to a crowd of locals and tourists alike. This year, SXSW will be hosting the SouthBites Trailer Park on Driskill and Rainey...

SXSW Beginner’s Guide

March 10, 2017

It’s finally that time of the year when the annual South by Southwest Festival takes over Austin for a week with an infinite number of concerts, film premieres, panels and of course, advertisements....


Papi’s Kitchen delivers Cuban food to the Austin community

March 6, 2017

Born in Cuba and raised in New York, Fernando Saralegui found the best way to stay in touch with his roots was through food. Now, Saralegui is injecting his Cuban roots to the Austin community with his...


Brooklyn’s Carnal comes to Austin for the winter

March 3, 2017

At Brooklyn-based Carnal, chefs Aaron Saurer and James Zamaroy have fused the New York City and Kentucky cuisines of their hometowns. In a bold business move, the duo has brought their menu of slow cooked...


UT alumnus runs food truck like a lab

February 23, 2017

When Yuzhuo Liu graduated from UT with a math degree, he decided the best lab to go work in would be his own. With Pinch Urban Food Lab, Liu can bring perfectly proportioned foods to life in a controlled...


Old Thousand brings American-Chinese fusion to East 11th

February 21, 2017

Chef James Dumapit’s fascination with Chinese food came to him in small steam baskets during weekly dim sum meals with his parents growing up. At his new restaurant, Old Thousand, he can finally...


The Beer Plant brings vegan food and craft beer to West Austin

February 17, 2017

Though he’s enjoyed careers in higher education, psychotherapy and construction, Ray McMackin’s true passions have always been beer and vegan food. At his new gastropub, The Beer Plant, McMackin...


Valentine’s Day 2017

February 14, 2017


Austin’s Valentine’s Day aphrodisiac food options abound

February 14, 2017

Valentine’s Day challenges couples to fill an entire day with romance. Luckily, The Daily Texan has listed some foods that’ll keep the steam rolling through breakfast, lunch and dinner this Valentine’s...


Two Austin chefs discuss the state of traditonal black cuisine in Austin

February 10, 2017

Though Adrian Lipscombe and Joi Chevalier may approach food from totally different angles, they share the same dream of bringing black food to the forefront of Austin’s culinary scene.  Lipscombe,...


COLLiDE ATX offers Austinites a comfortable place to create with a rotating menu

February 8, 2017

After making a career of covering art, food and music for his online publication COLLiDE, Alan Miller decided he wanted to give other people the opportunity to pursue those passions for themselves. COLLiDE...


Rancho Rio food truck park hosts live music and comedy nights

February 2, 2017

When a trio of Rancho Rio food truck proprietors noticed that some students were unable to get into West Campus parties, they decided to create a place they could kick it to free live music and comedy...


Pastor opens new brewery in East Austin

February 1, 2017

Beginning his career as a pastor in Missoula, Montana, the last place Christian Cryder expected to find himself was in Austin with a brewing company.  “We had planted a church for people...


Kemuri Tatsu-Ya serves up unique culinary rarities

January 26, 2017

As a Japanese immigrant growing up in Austin, Tatsu Aikawa found that the best way to pay respect to both of his cultural identities was through the culinary arts.  Unlike his other restaurant,...


Austin restaurateurs successfully resurrect historic New York bar

January 25, 2017

When Tom Maitland, managing director of Austin restaurant Eberly, heard that one of his favorite New York bars was closing, he felt compelled to keep its spirit alive. What he didn’t anticipate was...


Local Food Truck Owner Brings Authentic Philly Cheesesteaks to West Campus

January 18, 2017

Despite the diverse amount of food truck options thriving in West Campus, a lack of classic American sandwiches prompted restaurateur Mohammed Ismail to fill the void by serving up authentic Philly...


EastSide Tavern brings barbecue to East Austin

December 5, 2016

After exploring the best barbecue joints in and around Austin for the past two years, business partners Matt Carter, John Korioth and Clarissa Alcantara decided to try their hand at the popular Texas cuisine...


Husband and wife serve vegetarian menu at Citizen Eatery

November 30, 2016

It only took one hungry kid for husband and wife Michael Moyer and Aimee Waldon to realize there weren’t enough quick and healthy options in the Austin area. Seven years later, they’ve taken...


Third national Taco Bell Cantina fails to foster an ideal hangout spot

November 10, 2016

After a brief absence from the UT community, Taco Bell is back with a fresh spin on its business model. In addition to the pseudo-Mexican food it’s famous for, it will now be serving alcoholic beverages...