Layne Lynch

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January 18, 2013

Paul Qui to Curate Selection of Eateries for SXSW

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 

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November 20, 2012

Paul Qui’s East Side King restaurant opens December 4

Here’s another restaurant opening Austinites can add to their December dining list: East Side King, Paul Qui’s Asian-inspired street food concept, will open its newest location in the back building of Hole in the Wall on Tuesday, December 4. This marks the fourth location of Qui’s East Side King as

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October 31, 2012

Halloween Cuisine: Texas Halloween Treats to Sink Your Teeth Into

If you’re looking to diverse your Halloween diet beyond candies, chocolates, and confections, check out some of these Halloween-inspired cocktails and cuisine from around the state of Texas. Philippe Restaurant/Phil’s Wine Lounge Phil’s Patch L’Autumn (Houston) 1.5 oz. Stolichnaya Vanilla vodka .75 oz. pumpkin pie syrup (recipe

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October 25, 2012

Gravy, Anyone? Tomorrow is Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day

Ready your gravy boats, fellow Texans; Tomorrow – Friday, October 26 – is Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day. This culinary holiday honors one of the most famed dishes in the Lone Star State, and in celebration of Texas Chicken Fried Steak Day, different restaurants across the state are offering chicken fried steak specials

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October 23, 2012

A Conversation with Nathan Tate of Boulevardier

For October, Pat Sharpe selected Boulevardier, a modern French bistro in Dallas, as Pat’s Pick. I spoke with Nathan Tate, executive chef of Boulevardier, about his brand new restaurant, French food, and his favorite dishes on the menu. (In case you haven’t heard, 

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October 16, 2012

Bryce Gilmore Announces Plans for Odd Duck Restaurant

Bryce Gilmore has announced plans to open a brick-and-mortar location of the food trailer that propelled him into local fame: The Odd Duck. The 120-seat Odd Duck restaurant will re-open in Spring 2013 in its original location at 1219 South Lamar Boulevard with “a rustic and casual atmosphere [featuring] simple and

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October 8, 2012

Bridget Dunlap talks her new Austin restaurant Mettle

With a handful of successful bars on Rainey Street, Bridget Dunlap has become a force to be reckoned with in the Austin nightlife scene. Recently, however, Dunlap announced that she is done with Rainey Street bars and is now ready to move forward with a few culinary projects. To commence her plans “to take on Austin,”

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September 20, 2012

Check Out These Pumpkin Dishes from All Around Texas

Fall is upon us and you know what that means: pumpkins! Yes, these orange gourds are already making their way into local farmers markets and Texas restaurants. I’m pretty crazy about pumpkins and the eclectic culinary creations they inspire, so I decided to reach out to a number of Texas chefs and see

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September 11, 2012

Blind Houston Chef Wins MasterChef Competition

Reality cooking shows have seen their fair share of Texas talent this past year. Earlier this spring, Austin’s Paul Qui was named the winner of Top Chef Texas. Now, Houston has its own culinary reality star: Christine Ha, a blind graduate student at the University of Houston. Last night on the finale of FOX’s

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September 6, 2012

Paul Qui Returns to Uchi Roots Next Week

Paul Qui – the recent winner of Top Chef Texas and the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southwest – is currently working on his much-anticipated Austin restaurant projects, but that doesn’t mean he has completely forgotten his chef roots. From September 10-15, Qui will return to the

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August 21, 2012

Pay It Forward Tonight with Daniel Curtis and Austin Chefs

Despite our most valiant efforts, we cannot predict the life events that await us around the corner. Before May of last year, Daniel Curtis – former food and beverage director of The Carillon – had every intention of continuing his work in the evolving Austin culinary scene. But when a diving accident