True Food Kitchen Opens in Austin

True Food Kitchen  | Facebook

True Food Kitchen | Facebook

Austin welcomed its first True Food Kitchen location, the health conscious restaurant created by acclaimed health expert Dr. Andrew Weil and restaurateur Sam Fox. Opening in an old power plant in the Seaholm District, True Food Kitchen looks to offer diners a new take on healthy dining. Rather than offering traditional tofu-based, or an entirely vegetable driven menu, the restaurant focuses on anti-inflammatory ingredients known for their ability to help prevent the onset of cancer and Alzheimer's.

The Austin location is the 12th U.S. restaurant that Weil and Fox have opened together, and the duo have plans to open seven more locations in the near future. Read More

Austin Food Trucks Struggle To Pass Health Inspections


A recent report undertaken by Austin/Travis Co. Health and Human Services shows that nearly 20 percent of Austin's food trucks are currently struggling to pass local health inspections. One of the most common problems these food trucks are facing is not keeping food at the correct (and safe) temperature or do not offer employees a place to wash their hands. Additionally, many of these trucks are operating without correct permits.

While only ten years ago, Austin had merely one health inspector required to monitor the city's mobile restaurants, today there are six that undertake regular inspections on the various food trucks currently operating out of the city.

How can you keep your food truck open and operating? Read More

Millennial Restaurateur Helps Transform Austin's Vibrant Restaurant Scene

Austin Restarauteur Larry McGuire  | Spencer Selvidge

Austin Restarauteur Larry McGuire | Spencer Selvidge

While Austin has always had a world renowned culinary scene, over the last decade the city has welcomed a growing number of chefs and restaurateurs who have worked to bring Austin in competition with some of the best food towns in the nation. Local born Larry McGuire is one such restaurateur helping to transform the city's food scene. Behind respected restaurants such as Perla's and Jeffrey's, McGuire oversees six incredibly distinct restaurant concepts in the city.

“When I was growing up, Austin was a medium-sized college town,” McGuire explained to the Wall Street Journal. “But now it’s maturing into something more real. The city is changing so fast.”

And McGuire is greatly to thank. In addition to the six restaurants he currently oversees, this spring his hospitality group plans to open their seventh, June's, partnering with one of seven of Austin's Master Sommeliers to craft an unparalleled beverage program, as well as oversee the opening of several restaurants that will open inside the forthcoming hotel Austin Proper in 2017. Learn more about McGuire's ongoing culinary plans here.

Austin's First Paleo Restaurant Opening Brick and Mortar on Burnet Road

Picnik's Current Location  | Facebook

Picnik's Current Location | Facebook

Austin's first ever Paleo restaurant Picnik is set to open a brick and mortar location on the city's famed Burnet Road, taking over the former property of the now shuttered Fork & Taco. Picnik first began as a food truck, serving gluten-free, Paleo cuisine including specialties such as bone broth and butter coffee.

The new location promises to continue serving these crowd favorites, as well as expand the current menu in order to feature new dishes as well as a dinner service. The restaurant plans to open in early spring, hoping to become the go-to spot for health conscious diners throughout Austin. Read More

Much Anticipated Otoko Restaurant to Open in Austin in March

Grilled Meat Platter  | Facebook, Paul Qui

Grilled Meat Platter | Facebook, Paul Qui

After much delay, Paul Qui's highly anticipated Otoko restaurant has finally announced it will be opening its doors in Austin sometime in March. The sushi and kaiseki concept promises to offer local Austin diners a number of unique, chef-driven Japanese dishes offered as part of a multi-course omakase menu that can be paired with a variety of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage pairings. 

The restaurant has been eagerly awaited since Food & Wine Magazine named Otoko as one of its 'must try' culinary destinations. Read More