Sway

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).

La Condesa and Sway Move Forward

Nov 1, 2013 By Layne Lynch

Rene Ortiz and Laura Sawicki, the acclaimed chefs from La Condesa and Sway, exited the acclaimed restaurants to pursue other unnamed interests. We spoke to the new executive chef at La Condesa and heard his plans for the restaurant's future.  

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…