Rene Ortiz

Eat My Words |
December 9, 2013

A Q&A With Rene Ortiz

Former La Condesa and Sway chef Rene Ortiz discusses his latest project, including Laundrette (an upscale café-grocery) and the Angry Bear (classic Chinese takeout).

Recipes |
November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Dishes from Renowned Texas Chefs

Turkey Day is upon us, and an abundance of families will be cooking fall-centric dishes at home tomorrow. In case you’re looking to scrounge up some last-minute Thanksgiving recipes, here are a few offerings from a handful of talented Texas chefs. Roasted Pumpkin Soup with Absinthe Crème Fraîche from Jason Dodge of Péché 

Eat My Words |
July 30, 2012

The La Condesa Folks Take the Wraps off Their New Austin Thai Venture on South First

Attention, Austin foodies. You know that Thai restaurant that’s being built across from the Elizabeth Street Café by the La Condesa people? The one we’re all watching slowly rise from a vacant lot seemingly forever? Two of the most pressing questions about it have now been answered: The restaurant’s name

Eat My Words |
January 27, 2012

More Proof That Austin Is Smoking Hot!

There’s nothing like a bandwagon. No sooner did Food & Wine and Bon Appétit fall all over themselves to give Austin a whole lotta love than StarChefs.com (an online magazine for chefs and culinary insiders) decided to hold one of its four national awards ceremonies in Austin

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