Layne Lynch

Stories

Where Does Hugo Ortega Eat When He Visits Austin?

Hugo Ortega of Hugo’s, Backstreet Café, and Caracol, in Houston discusses his love for traveling, his James Beard Foundation Award nomination, and his favorite Austin restaurants.  

A Q&A With Justin Yu

Below, Justin Yu of Oxheart in Houston discusses his recent James Beard Foundation Award nomination, his favorite Austin restaurants, the progression of Oxheart and a dreamy Taylor Swift-themed restaurant.

It's National Margarita Day Somewhere

Celebrate by raising a glass filled with one of these concoctions from The Pastry War, Odd Duck, and Mexican Sugar.

Austin Food & Wine Festival Lineup Announced

And the list includes chefs from Los Angeles, Chicago, and Nashville, as well as the usual homegrown talent.

Two Texas Picks Make Bon Appetit's List of Best New Restaurants

Hot Joy, in Houston, and Thai-Khun, a popular trailer in Austin.

Go Local With GO TEXAN

A chance to eat locally-sourced ingredients at some of Texas’s best restaurants. 

How the W Hotel in Austin Ended Up With a Bee Hive on Its Roof

Walter Schumacher’s organization, Central Texas Bee Rescue, is saving bees one hive at a time.

King Creole wins James Beard Award

Chris Shepherd, of Underbelly in Houston, takes home the big prize. 

Hugo Ortega on Austin's Food & Wine Festival

Ortega discusses his personal culinary evolution and seeing the Houston culinary scene transform before his eyes.  

La V's Allison Jenkins Preps for the Austin Food & Wine Festival

Jenkins discusses what drew her to Austin, gender stereotypes in the kitchen, and her admiration for Rick Bayless.

Oxheart's Justin Yu Gets Ready for the Austin Food & Wine Festival

Yu discusses his recent James Beard Foundation Award nomination, eating Austin ramen, and Paul Qui’s enviable fashion sense.

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