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Poke Bay serves up authentic Pacific fare
November 27, 2017
With their competitor recently wiped off the map, the new Poke Bay is filling the void of raw seafood salad near campus.
Crazy Ricky’s opens brick-and-mortar on Guadalupe
November 8, 2017
On a corner of Guadalupe saturated with burger joints, Mark Oliver Williams is confident that he still has the best burger to offer at the new Crazy Ricky’s.
Tso Chinese Delivery gives Austin a cheaper delivery option
November 2, 2017
Austin’s newest delivery concept, Tso Chinese Delivery, is setting out to change that narrative for people on a budget.
Former army base food truck Food2Go brings gyros to campus
October 25, 2017
While students argue over whether Halal Guys or Halal Bros is superior, a new food truck called Food2Go has quietly slipped into the West Campus gyro game.
Lebanon native brings crepes to West Campus
October 19, 2017
In “Talladega Nights,” Ricky Bobby may have been too stubborn to admit his love of crepes, but Mohamad Abdulkader, co-owner of West Campus’ new Cedars Crepes food truck, happily declares his love of the thin pancake
TIFFANYS fills a taco void on Guadalupe
October 12, 2017
For all the Drag has to offer, Frederick Lee and Evan Van Tassel were surprised by a subpar selection of one of Austin’s favorite foods.
King’s BBQ and Soul relocates to West Campus
October 4, 2017
In a city where Central Texas-style barbecue is regarded as religion, one brave Mississippi man is serving up ’cue in the style of his home state.
Far East Fest features flavor-filled food, fun
October 2, 2017
Sunday marked the inaugural installment of Austin’s Far East Fest, which brought together some of the city’s best Asian cuisine to give hungry attendees all-you-can-eat samples.
Where to find good German food in Austin this October
September 29, 2017
Though Texas has no shortage of Oktoberfest celebrations this time of year in New Braunfels and Fredericksburg, Austin’s plentiful German eateries will ensure that you don’t have to travel far to get your sausage on. Here are four of Austin’s finest German-style eateries to get you started.
Bon Bon Banh Mi specializes in popular Vietnamese sandwich
September 25, 2017
When Trang Nguyen and Nghiem Hoang moved from Vietnam to Austin less than seven months ago, they decided the best way to stay close to home was through food.
Best Spots to Eat Inside DKR
September 22, 2017
With the new clear-bag policy making it harder than ever for fans to sneak in their own snacks, now is a perfect time to explore the outstanding concession stands that DKR has to offer. Here are some of the best spots to grab a bite at during UT’s home games.
Espadas De Brazil brings high-quality steak to West Campus
September 20, 2017
The folks at the new Espadas De Brazil food trailer have taken the Brazilian steakhouse dining experience and shrunk it down to a more informal, grassroots level.
Far East Fest attempts to spotlight Austin's Asian food scene
September 14, 2017
Austin’s flourishing food scene is not limited to breakfast tacos and queso — but many don’t know its Asian food scene is taking off as well.
Poke Bowl brings Hawaiian trend to West Campus
September 10, 2017
People don't typically associate raw fish with quick, on-the-go food, but Austin's Poke Bowl is setting out to change that by providing the campus area with a quick and affordable poke option.
Fire safety tips for amateur pitmasters
September 6, 2017
The Daily Texan has put together a few tips to help prevent all the self-proclaimed pitmasters out there from setting themselves, or their homes, on fire.
UT alumni open new craft beer and kolache joint
September 5, 2017
One causes hangovers and one cures them, but UT alumni Josh and Noah Lit still found beer and kolaches to be a perfect combo on which to base their restaurant, Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches.
Where to seek comfort in regional cuisine
August 29, 2017
Austin’s food scene is a massive melting pot of different cuisines from all around the country. Here are a few restaurants than can take Austin transplants right back to their hometowns with a single bite.
Four ways to make the best of dining cash
August 27, 2017
The Texan has put together a list of tips to help students get the best out of their campus meal plan this year.
Austin's favorite Veggie Heaven reopens
May 4, 2017
Two years after Veggie Heaven’s 2014 closure, owner Stacy Chen was forced to choose between continuing a comfortable retirement and reopening her beloved restaurant.
Pepperbox Coffee serves up jobs for local deaf community
May 2, 2017
The sounds of grinding coffee beans and espresso steam are part of a day’s work at a coffee shop — unless you’re an employee at Pepperbox Coffee.
The Biscuit Hut food trailer brings quick and affordable breakfast to West Campus
April 27, 2017
Dylan Touchstone, founder of the Biscuit Hut, decided to risk it for the biscuit.
Online food service offers healthy campus alternative
April 25, 2017
With a campus dominated by fried chicken sandwiches and cheap Mexican food, UT felt like the perfect place for MBA students Quentin Cantu and Brian Murphy to serve healthy food from their new business, Ranch Hand.
Humboldt distillery infuses vodka with marijuana
April 20, 2017
As marijuana users and drinkers argue over which is the better vice, micro-distiller Abe Stevens decided to bring the two together with his newest product — marijuana-infused vodka.
Former UT technician secures own Thai food truck
April 18, 2017
It’s no secret that Austin has a lot of love for Thai food, but there’s nothing like the real deal.
Delicious offers unique restaurant, bar, market experience
April 17, 2017
South Lamar is a hot spot for some of Austin’s most high-end restaurant options. Delicious aims to fit in with the classy label of South Lamar — but not necessarily the expensive part.
The Republic of Sandwich resurrects as Capitol Sandwich
April 12, 2017
Four months after closing his first restaurant, the Republic of Sandwich, Thomas Gardner has resurrected his business in the form of Capitol Sandwich food truck.
New barbecue food truck rolls into town
April 11, 2017
In a city where barbecue is as omnipresent as water and air, it may seem like smoked meats have already reached their highest level of perfection. The folks at the new LeRoy & Lewis food truck are here to show Austin all of barbecue’s untapped possibilities.
Austin Chicken Wing Festival holds its first installation at the Historic Scoot Inn
April 2, 2017
The Austin food scene is known for tacos and barbecue, but a previously overlooked food is beginning to make a place for itself as another local staple.
New York-based pizza chain opens new Austin locations
March 28, 2017
Between Home Slice and Austin’s Pizza, the 512 already has plenty of picks for on-the-go Italian favorites. However, New York-based chain Neapolitan Express thinks there could still be room for improvement.
Curcuma Serves Ayurveda-Based Food on the East Side
March 23, 2017
When Rachel Musquiz took up an interest in yoga, she never expected it to lead to a food truck.
Lima Criolla offers authentic Peruvian food to North Austin
March 21, 2017
When Peru native Susana Vivanco took up residence in Austin 10 years ago, she decided the best way to keep her country’s culture alive in her new home was through cooking. Her latest restaurant, Lima Criolla, does exactly that.
Food trucks to check out at SXSW
March 9, 2017
South By Southwest is an opportunity for Austin chefs to showcase their talents to a crowd of locals and tourists alike.
SXSW Beginner's Guide
March 9, 2017
It’s finally that time of the year when the annual South by Southwest Festival takes over Austin for a week with an infinite number of concerts, film premieres, panels and of course, advertisements.
Papi’s Kitchen delivers Cuban food to the Austin community
March 5, 2017
Born in Cuba and raised in New York, Fernando Saralegui found the best way to stay in touch with his roots was through food.
Brooklyn’s Carnal comes to Austin for the winter
March 3, 2017
At Brooklyn-based Carnal, chefs Aaron Saurer and James Zamaroy have fused the New York City and Kentucky cuisines of their hometowns.
UT alumnus runs food truck like a lab
February 23, 2017
When Yuzhuo Liu graduated from UT with a math degree, he decided the best lab to go work in would be his own. With Pinch Urban Food Lab, Liu can bring perfectly proportioned foods to life in a controlled environment.
Old Thousand brings American-Chinese fusion to East 11th
February 21, 2017
At Chef James Dumapit's new restaurant, Old Thousand, he can finally make Chinese food of his own.
The Beer Plant brings vegan food and craft beer to West Austin
February 17, 2017
Though he’s enjoyed careers in higher education, psychotherapy and construction, Ray McMackin’s true passions have always been beer and vegan food.
Valentine's Day 2017
February 14, 2017
This week, Life & Arts celebrated Valentine's Day, exploring food, movie, and music options for the holiday.
Austin's Valentine's Day aphrodisiac food options abound
February 13, 2017
Valentine’s Day challenges couples to fill an entire day with romance.
Two Austin chefs discuss the state of traditonal black cuisine in Austin
February 10, 2017
Though Adrian Lipscombe and Joi Chevalier may approach food from totally different angles, they share the same dream of bringing black food to the forefront of Austin’s culinary scene.
COLLiDE ATX offers Austinites a comfortable place to create with a rotating menu
February 8, 2017
After making a career of covering art, food and music for his online publication COLLiDE, Alan Miller decided he wanted to give other people the opportunity to pursue those passions for themselves.
Rancho Rio food truck park hosts live music and comedy nights
February 1, 2017
When a trio of Rancho Rio food truck proprietors noticed that some students were unable to get into West Campus parties, they decided to create a place they could kick it to free live music and comedy nights.
Pastor opens new brewery in East Austin
January 31, 2017
Beginning his career as a pastor in Missoula, Montana, the last place Christian Cryder expected to find himself was in Austin with a brewing company.
Kemuri Tatsu-Ya serves up unique culinary rarities
January 26, 2017
As a Japanese immigrant growing up in Austin, Tatsu Aikawa found that the best way to pay respect to both of his cultural identities was through the culinary arts.
Austin restaurateurs successfully resurrect historic New York bar
January 24, 2017
When Tom Maitland, managing director of Austin restaurant Eberly, heard that one of his favorite New York bars was closing, he felt compelled to keep its spirit alive.
Local Food Truck Owner Brings Authentic Philly Cheesesteaks to West Campus
January 18, 2017
Despite the diverse amount of food truck options thriving in West Campus, a lack of classic American sandwiches prompted restaurateur Mohammed Ismail to fill the void by serving up authentic Philly cheesesteaks.
EastSide Tavern brings barbecue to East Austin
December 5, 2016
After exploring the best barbecue joints in and around Austin for the past two years, business partners Matt Carter, John Korioth and Clarissa Alcantara decided to try their hand at the popular Texas cuisine with EastSide Tavern.
Husband and wife serve vegetarian menu at Citizen Eatery
November 30, 2016
It only took one hungry kid for husband and wife Michael Moyer and Aimee Waldon to realize there weren’t enough quick and healthy options in the Austin area.
Third national Taco Bell Cantina fails to foster an ideal hangout spot
November 10, 2016
After a brief absence from the UT community, Taco Bell is back with a fresh spin on its business model.
UT alumnus serves Jewish and Latino-inspired burgers
November 9, 2016
The last time UT alumnus Mo Pittle was in Austin, he was working as a bouncer at Cain and Abel’s. This time around, he’s serving classic food inspired by his upbringing.
Holy Macaroni replaces Mac Daddy’s in West Campus
October 28, 2016
Brothers Joe and Matt Doherty’s love for food stems from their first love: music.
Wafel Guys offers authentic Belgian waffles to West Campus residents
October 20, 2016
Although neither Eric Muyldermans nor Jeff “The Chef” Howard had any professional culinary experience, they recently found themselves starting their own food truck.
Prescription drugs, hard drugs commonplace in West Campus
October 19, 2016
When he came to college, he was nothing more than a casual marijuana smoker. But when he saw how much fun everyone around him seemed to be having using harder drugs, he upgraded.
Best, worst of local food trucks meet at Trucklandia Festival
October 16, 2016
The Austin American-Statesman parking lot was transformed into a food court this weekend, showcasing Austin’s mobile eateries for the fourth annual Texas Trucklandia Fest.
Paleo favorite Picnik opens first brick and mortar establishment
October 6, 2016
After years of struggling to find meal options within her dietary restrictions, Naomi Seifter decided to open her own restaurant Picnik, which upgraded to its first brick and mortar eight weeks ago.
UT students discuss their ticket-scalping methods
September 30, 2016
As Austin’s biggest music event of the year kicks off this weekend, students find themselves scrambling for the limited selection of tickets still remaining on the Austin City Limits website.
UT alumni start Austin’s first beer museum
September 29, 2016
UT alumni Virginia and Matt Benavidez and their friend Cameron Paxton decided to get creative with their collection of empties and educate the people of Austin about the history of beer.
Veteran Comedian Alonzo Bodden discusses racism, comedy heroes and e-cigs
September 22, 2016
On the heels of his latest Showtime special “Historically Incorrect,” comedian Alonzo Bodden will headline at Austin’s Velv Comedy Lounge on Sept. 23 and 24. He spoke with The Daily Texan about his newest material, experiences with racism and comic heroes.
Longhorn Chicken owner opens new ice cream and cookie food truck
September 14, 2016
Less than a year after launching Longhorn Chicken, chef Eddie Windwillow is already expanding into the West Campus dessert game.
UT students produce, perform original plays in one week
September 8, 2016
Most theatre productions take months of writing, directing and casting. But this Thursday, some UT students will take on the challenge of creating a play in seven days.
The Texan recommends ridehailing apps for the fall semester
September 2, 2016
When Uber and Lyft left Austin in May, many students didn’t have to deal with the change as they went home for the summer shortly after.
Tat-Tuesday: People on campus share stories behind their ink
August 30, 2016
Members of the UT community talk about their tattoos.
Popular Northern Chinese restaurant comes to West Campus
April 20, 2016
Austin’s West Campus community is no stranger to Asian Cuisine with restaurants and food trucks serving Thai, Japanese and Korean food. Last week, West Campus gained its newest addition to the collection of Asian food options with Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot.
UT alumnus feels the “Raisin Bern” with latest project
April 13, 2016
The young entrepreneur behind Snorkel ATX and the Netflix and Chill condoms is back — this time with a political agenda.
Austin restaurants offer distinct takes on crawfish this season
April 12, 2016
With crawfish season in full swing, Cajun and seafood restaurants all over Austin are adding the Southern delicacy to their menus.
West Campus food truck offers fresh take on fried chicken
April 6, 2016
With all the foreign and specialty food truck options offered in West Campus, sometimes simplicity is key. Longhorn Chicken brings a professional take on a classic college meal.
UT Farm Stand brings fresh Austin produce to UT’s East Mall
March 29, 2016
With an abundance of restaurants and a shortage of grocery stores around UT’s campus, it is difficult for students to find convenient healthy food options.
Sourced Craft Cocktails makes home entertaining easier for Austinites
March 11, 2016
Austinites of all backgrounds can be found on Sixth Street any given weekend enjoying cheap mixed drinks. Sourced Craft Cocktails is offering people the chance to opt out of a regrettable night on Sixth with their cocktail delivery service.
All That: The '90s Revisited
March 4, 2016
Lace up your high tops. Crank up some Nirvana. Break out the Scooby Snacks. With the Blanton Museum of Art’s latest exhibit, “Come As You Are,” bringing the 1990s back to campus, The Daily Texan explored the decade and everything that made it great. Boo-yah!
Students speak on the influence of ’90s comedy
March 4, 2016
The ‘90s brought about a new era of comedy, especially in television. Although the majority of current UT students were born in the latter half of the ‘90s, the influence of the decade on comedy did not go unappreciated by millennials.
Texas Union Film Festival gives student filmmakers platform to show work
March 2, 2016
Students eagerly filed into the Texas Union theater Thursday for an evening of captivating films made by passionate directors.
Popular tea shop opens its first Austin location
February 22, 2016
With a vibrant interior and niche menu items, Kung Fu Tea’s new West Campus location is grabbing the attention of UT students.
Tat-Tuesday: Students share stories behind ink
February 16, 2016
Editor’s note: Tat-Tuesday is a weekly series that features students around campus and their tattoos.
Tat-Tuesday: Students share stories behind ink
February 16, 2016
Stephanie Kent, a first-year theatre and dance graduate student, wanted to bring a piece of her hometown with her when she moved to Texas for school.
Isalia's offers authentic Tex-Mex to the Drag
February 9, 2016
Last December, father-son duo Ezequiel and Gubiel Aviles brought Tex-Mex to the Drag.
Philanthropic club donates hats to cancer patients
February 4, 2016
Education sophomore Maddie Friedman recalls scrolling through pages of a friend’s blog that chronicled the journey of her 8-year-old son, who was dying of cancer.
Classic '90s TV shows live on through reboots
February 3, 2016
More than twenty years after Jerry Seinfeld’s puffy shirt and Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” the ’90s live on.
TBT: World War II leaves female students without housing
January 28, 2016
In 1944, as thousands of male students went overseas to fight in World War II, hundreds of newly enrolled female students were left behind without a place to live at a University full of male-only dorms.
Harry Ransom Center takes García Márquez archives global
January 19, 2016
Drafts, photos and quirky fan mail correspondences can all be found in the depths of Gabriel García Márquez’s archives.
TBT: 1944 Longhorns prepared for Thanksgiving victory against Texas A&M
November 25, 2015
Today, UT students have much to be thankful for, including Kerbey Queso, music festivals and Matthew McConaughey. But on Thanksgiving Day in 1944,the Longhorns were thankful for one thing — their win against Texas A&M’s football team.
The Daily Texan gives alternate donut options in Austin
November 23, 2015
With the recent opening of Voodoo Doughnuts, Austinites can add another bizarre location to their list of go-to sweet shops.
Portland’s Voodoo Doughnuts opens Austin location
November 20, 2015
Between the bars on Sixth Street, one of Austin’s newest eateries allows patrons to purchase voodoo dolls, fake penises and “fat blunts” all at once — but at this shop, they’re all donuts.
UT student runs business selling feminist fashion, boy band tees
November 11, 2015
Instead of letting ridicule for their boy band T-shirts, posters and accessories alter their style choices, two One Direction fans decided to turn their interests into a business platform.
Retro-review: Revisiting Wu-Tang Clan’s debut album in anticipation of Fun Fun Fun Fest
November 6, 2015
Wu-Tang Clan released their debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) in 1993.
UT alumna works to publish first original comic book
October 12, 2015
From a manic musician to a temperamental princess, UT alumna Yasmine Pirouz has been crafting the lives of her comic book characters since she was 12 years old.
Q&A: Political Comedian W. Kamau Bell discusses race, comedy
September 30, 2015
Comedian and CNN correspondent W. Kamau Bell will perform his live show, “The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About an Hour,” this Wednesday in the SAC Ballroom. Bell sat down with The Daily Texan to discuss his live show and racism.
TBT: Student recounts football game following raised drinking age
September 24, 2015
Having a few drinks before games has always been common practice around the UT campus, so when UT’s under-21 students lost their drinking privilege in 1986, Daily Texan reporter John Russell was quick to fire back.
Student, alumnus trio offer snorkeling tours of Barton Creek
September 21, 2015
While kayaks and paddleboards float down Barton Creek on a sunny afternoon, members of Snorkel ATX dive into the water’s depths alongside schools of bass and sunfish.