Rene Ortiz

Their Beautiful Launderette

Mar 18, 2015 By Patricia Sharpe

What happens when veterans of two of Austin’s finest Mexican and Thai restaurants try their hand at Mediterranean cuisine? Very delicious things.

A Q&A With Rene Ortiz

Dec 9, 2013 By Layne Lynch

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).

Thanksgiving Dishes from Renowned Texas Chefs

Nov 21, 2012 By Layne Lynch

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 …

Sway Announces Opening Day, Releases Highly Anticipated Menus

Nov 14, 2012 By Layne Lynch

The wait is over! Sway – a contemporary Thai restaurant on South First Street in Austin – will open its doors on December 9. For those who haven’t followed news about the much-anticipated restaurant, Sway was originally supposed to open this past summer. For over a…

Jesse Herman of La Condesa talks new Austin Thai restaurant

Apr 4, 2012 By Layne Lynch

For five years, Jesse Herman, owner of La Condesa, has been working on the concept behind his yet-to-be-opened Thai restaurant in Austin. His modern Mexican establishment, La Condesa, has garnered culinary praise from all over Lone Star State and the nation. So what’s a guy that…

More Proof That Austin Is Smoking Hot!

Jan 27, 2012 By Patricia Sharpe

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 (an online magazine for chefs and culinary insiders) decided to hold one of its four national awards ceremonies in…