Layne Lynch

Austin Food & Wine Festival announces finalized schedule

Jan 30, 2013 By Texas Monthly and Layne Lynch

Yesterday, the Austin Food & Wine Festival announced the finalized schedulefor the 2013 festival, which takes place April 26-28 at Auditorium Shores. The culinary event features a plethora of seminars including Drinking Vinegars & Shrubs, Classic Desserts in a Modern Kitchen, Qui Ingredients, It’s Tailgate Time In Texas,…

Uchi Houston Sous Chef to Replace Uchiko’s Tim Dornon

Jan 28, 2013 By Texas Monthly and Layne Lynch

Last week, we reported that Tim Dornon, chef de cuisine of Uchiko, was leaving the Uchi establishment to join Paul Qui’s newest restaurant, QUI, as a chef consultant. Just a day after the news broke, Philip Speer, culinary director of Uchi, revealed to Eater Houston that Page Pressley,…

2013 San Antonio Cocktail Conference kicks off boozy festivities

Jan 18, 2013 By Layne Lynch

People from the spirits/brew world will descend upon Alamo City this weekend to discuss, serve, and celebrate a myriad of boozy beverages at the 2nd Annual San Antonio Cocktail Conference. TEXAS MONTHLY’s own Pat Sharpe will be judging the conference’s Original Cocktail Competition from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at the St.

Paul Qui to Curate Selection of Eateries for SXSW

Jan 18, 2013 By Layne Lynch

Austin’s South by Southwest (SXSW) festival is embracing a much more prominent culinary element this year with SouthBites, a curated line-up of gourmet food trucks and trailers. Paul Qui, executive chef/owner of East Side King and the yet-to-be-opened Qui, is in charge of orchestrating the new event. According to the …

Doug Guller to open Chicago House on January 23 in Austin

Jan 10, 2013 By Layne Lynch

As if buying a Texas town wasn’t enough, restaurateur Doug Guller is at it again. The hospitality mogul plans to open Chicago House, a craft beer-focused bar, on January 23 at 607 Trinity Street in Austin. According to the press release, “The bar will feature an…

Feast announces shutter on Twitter, Houston diners shocked

Dec 5, 2012 By Layne Lynch

In case you haven’t heard, Feast, Houston’s first notable snout-to-tail restaurant,  announced it will close its doors for good in August 2013 after their five-year lease comes to an end. The shocking shutter announcement came via Twitter last week: “So the bad news is we’re closing in 9…