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Jessica Dupuy

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Jessica Dupuy is a freelance writer who has written for National Geographic Traveler, Imbibe, the Hollywood Reporter, Texas Monthly, Texas Highways, Fodor’s Travel Publications, and a number of Austin publications. She has also written Uchi: The Cookbook, a cookbook about one of the nation’s most renowned sushi restaurants in conjunction with Executive Chef Tyson Cole and The Salt Lick Cookbook, a cookbook on the iconic Texas barbecue restaurant.

A graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, Dupuy’s favorite writing pursuits are about the things she loves most in life: food, travel and the outdoors. Dupuy lives in Austin with her husband, her two Duck Tolling retrievers, and her son, Gus. She enjoys cooking, traveling, triathlons, and fly-fishing and is a member of Les Dames D’Escoffier-Austin, Foodways Texas, and is on the Advisory Board for the Texas Wine and Food Foundation. To read more from Jessica Dupuy, see

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Texas' Best Sommelier

Arro's Scott Ota is named the best sommelier in Texas

By Jessica Dupuy

Last week, CultureMap reported on the seven Austin sommeliers set to compete for Texas’ Best Sommelier at TEXSOM, the professional wine education conference and sommelier competition. Well, Austin’s own ...

Top Dining Picks

Where to eat in Austin right now: Cool restaurant happy hours and hot ladies nights

By Jessica Dupuy

The summer heat may be uncomfortably sweltering, but we’ve rounded up some refreshing spots for August that offer great happy hours, half-price menu nights, value lunches, and a special ...

Food Matters

HAAM for chefs: Austin Food for Life fosters healthy local restaurant industry

By Jessica Dupuy

Many of us have heard of the effort to help Austin musicians afford better healthcare through organizations such as Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) or the SIMS Foundation. But ...

Dining Destination

Georgetown's monumental restaurants make for a quick and delicious weekend escape

By Jessica Dupuy

Georgetown is known for its charming historic downtown, Southwestern University, and fishing the San Gabriel River. But over the past few years, one man has created a dining dynasty of ...

Dining Picks

Where to eat in Austin right now: Best restaurants for celebrating special occasions

By Jessica Dupuy

This month, as CultureMap Austin celebrates its second anniversary in the Capital City, we’ve picked a few of our favorite spots for honoring special celebratory occasions. It’s a ...

Dining Preview

Paul Qui shares a dazzling preview of soon-to-open Qui Restaurant

By Jessica Dupuy

Those who keep up with the foodie fanfare of this town are aware Chef Paul Qui's soon-to-open restaurant, Qui. With local support for the talented young chef dating back ...

Love wine, will travel

Navigating Napa: Our top tips for getting the best out of California wine country

By Jessica Dupuy

When it comes to wine travel, it's easy to wax poetic about driving the winding roads alongside the sea of vineyards that stretches for miles, and subsequently sipping through ...

Dining Picks

Where to eat in Austin right now: Top spots for fresh summer dining

By Jessica Dupuy

This month, we take a look at some summer favorites for laid-back neighborhood dinners with a fine-dining appeal, new menus with a bounty of local foraged favorites and newcomers to ...

Austin Gets Chopped

Citywide 86’d finale features the next generation of Austin chefs in a culinary challenge

By Jessica Dupuy

Most food fans have followed, or have at least heard of, popular Food Network competition show Chopped. The contest is divided into three stages: appetizer, entrée and dessert. In ...

Dining Picks

Where to eat in Austin right now: A nod to fast-casual restaurants

By Jessica Dupuy

Each month we bring you a short list of Austin restaurants worth checking out either because they’re new, have a new chef or menu, or simply because they’re ...

Baking for Good

Local community fires up ovens this weekend for Austin Bakes for West fundraiser

By Jessica Dupuy

In the past few weeks, we’ve heard some heartwarming stories about Central Texans banding together to help victims of the horrible West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion. This weekend, home ...

Food Fest Report

Austin Food & Wine Festival turns a corner and entices a new loyal following

By Jessica Dupuy

On Sunday afternoon, the last of the fire pit embers on the grounds of Butler Park withered away and the cleanup crew began the arduous task of collapsing the tents ...

Food Fest Frenzy

Eat up: A weekend guide to the Austin Food and Wine Festival

By Jessica Dupuy

Many of Austin’s food fans are looking forward to a flavorful weekend as the 2nd Annual Austin Food and Wine Festival pitches a park full of tents, fires up ...

New Dining Picks

The most anticipated restaurant openings for Austin this summer

By Jessica Dupuy

If there’s one thing we can say about Austin’s restaurant scene, it’s that there seems to be a new place opening its doors on an almost daily ...

Sommelier Passing

Dirk Miller, Glass2Plate sommelier and former Wink beverage director, has passed away

By Jessica Dupuy

Former Wink beverage director and founder of Glass2Plate Supper Club Dirk Miller passed away this weekend. News of the well-respected sommelier has hit the Austin community with a heavy sadness ...

Meet the Tastemakers

Austin's top craft bartenders share the cocktails everyone should know how to make

By Jessica Dupuy

The level of artistry and depth of flavor we’ve seen develop within Austin’s craft bartending scene in recent years has been both swift and captivating. Not only does ...

Dining Picks

Where to eat in Austin right now: A look at the Tastemaker restaurant nominees

By Jessica Dupuy

If there’s one thing you can say about Austin’s dining scene, it’s that we have a lot of great restaurants to chose from. And in a wide ...

Texas Spirits

Balcones Distilling celebrates 5 years with international acclaim and limited special releases

By Jessica Dupuy

Traditional anniversary gifts range anywhere from paper for the first year to diamonds for the 60th. A five-year anniversary usually calls for something made of wood. But in the case ...


Toast the luck of the Irish in style with these St. Patrick's Day libations

By Jessica Dupuy

Let’s not forget the time honored Irish-inspired holiday we have upon us: St. Patrick's Day. Though it’s actually not as wildly celebrated on the Emerald Isle, it ...

Food for a Cause

Mobile Loaves and Fishes uses SXSW to launch Street Treat carts, benefiting the homeless

By Jessica Dupuy

Perhaps one of the most life-changing and inspiring opportunities SXSW attendees can take part in is from four new food-cart bikes manned by Austin’s homeless. Created by Austin’s ...

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