Get Ready for a Texas-Sized Culinary Experience at the 2015 Austin Food + Wine Festival April 24-26!

You don’t have to be from Texas to have that “Texas state-of-mind.” Come.Eat.Drink.Sip.Savor and Repeat!



Experience Texas music, artisanal food, wine, local spirits, craft beer! Rub elbows with some of today’s most celebrated top chefs from Austin and Central Texas as well as renowned celebrity chefs from all around the country! Sip on local wine as well as wine from from around the globe. Talk with the winemakers and chefs from Texas and those with the Texas Culinary spirit!

The festival officially kicks off on Friday morning April 24th with Sips and Sweets and the evening will be filled with the Taste of Texas presented by Rioja, held at Republic Square Park in the heart of downtown Austin, with a live musical performance by Jamestown Revival.

Get your tickets here! 2015 AUSTIN FOOD + WINE FESTIVAL April 24-26  Auditorium Shores


In just a couple of weeks, this popular public park, Auditorium Shores, located on Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin, Texas will be transformed into a culinary event with Texas-sized flavors in an intimate setting. White tents and outdoor kitchens will line the grounds for a culinary adventure to enjoy under that big Texas sky!

This festival is one of the most unique festivals I have ever experienced and I just can’t get enough! My heart will forever be an Austinite and a chance to experience this unique lifestyle and culinary culture is the highlight of my year!

100 food, lifestyle, wine, and spirits exhibitors will be satisfying your culinary cravings and quenching your thirst throughout the Grand Tasting with a feast of flavors! Taste what makes Texas so unique with the local spirits, wines and enjoy the 2015 Chef’s Showcase , Hands on Grilling with Chef Tim Love, Feast Under the Stars, Rock Your Taco! and Fire Pit.

Here are just a few of my favorite memories from last year! Get your tastebuds ready for a Texas-style feast and make your own memories!


Enjoy savory bites and sips next to the silhouette of gorgeous downtown Austin in the background!






Charring vegetables in ashes brings out the intense flavors and subtle sweetness at Gardner.



  Andrew Zimmern  is a three time James Beard Award winning TV personality, chef, writer and teacher, and  regarded as one of the most versatile and knowledgeable personalities in the food world…. creator, executive producer and host of the Bizarre Foods franchise on Travel Channel (including Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre World, Bizarre Foods America and the new Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations), Andrew has explored cultures in more than 150 countries.

04/25 | 2:30 – 3:15 | Mystery Challenge
04/25 | 7:00 – 9:30 | Rock Your Taco


Chef Tim Love  Lonesome Dove Western bistro, Woodshed Smokehouse, Queenie’s Steakhouse, Love Shack and White Elephant Saloon

04/23 | 6:30 – 9:00 | Feast Under The Stars
04/25 | 7:00 – 9:30 | Rock Your Taco


 Fire anyone?


Chef and TV personality Richard Blais:  winner of Top Chef All Stars, restauranteur, and last year’s winner of Rock Your Taco!

04/25 | 7:00 – 9:30 | Rock Your Taco
04/26 | 1:00 – 1:45 | For Goodness Steak


 “Murf” aka  David Murfeld is the winemaker of world class Washington state wines of Northstar Winery  who rocks the grapes! Make sure to stop by and say HI!


It’s so Austin to sit under the Live Oak trees especially after a full day of indulging!



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