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Historic Austin Restaurants: Capital Cuisine through the Generations
     

Historic Austin Restaurants: Capital Cuisine through the Generations

by Melanie Haupt PhD, Dena Childs (Photographer)
 

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Austin has staked its claim as the seat of innovative culinary movements, and its food culture mirrors the transformations taking place across the city. The evolution of the east side is reflected in joints like Franklin Barbecue, while landmarks like Scholz Garten, the oldest restaurant in the capital, testify to the contributions of the town's college presence

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Austin has staked its claim as the seat of innovative culinary movements, and its food culture mirrors the transformations taking place across the city. The evolution of the east side is reflected in joints like Franklin Barbecue, while landmarks like Scholz Garten, the oldest restaurant in the capital, testify to the contributions of the town's college presence and a healthy German influence. Joe's Bakery isn't just one of the town's most beloved Tex-Mex spots; it's the place where the real wheeling and dealing in Texas politics happens. Food writer Melanie Haupt samples Austin's iconic restaurants and the rich heritage that produced them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781626191235
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
10/08/2013
Series:
American Palate
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,290,702
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Melanie Haupt earned her PhD in English at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a blogger and freelance writer focusing on food criticism, up and coming dining culture and historic Austin foodways. Haupt is a frequent contributor to the Chronicle and a member of the Austin Food Bloggers Alliance and Foodways Texas. Dena Childs is an e-commerce marketing manager for a yarn retailer. She spends her downtime knitting, watching movies and running. Living in Austin, Texas with her husband and two kids, she enjoys her latest passion of photography.

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