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Layne Lynch


During her youth, Layne Victoria Lynch cultivated a deep appreciation for delicious Southern fare while cooking alongside her mother, Mary, and grandmothers, Carol and Margie. An honors graduate of the School of Journalism at The University of Texas at Austin, Layne now works as a food writer in Austin and Houston. For the past five years, Layne's writings have mainly focused on the three things that fascinate her most: passionate chefs, innovative restaurants and up-and-coming culinary trends. Although she loves to eat at places like Uchiko and Foreign & Domestic, her favorite place to dine is at home with her friends and family. Layne has written stories online or in print for publications like Texas Monthly, Food Network Magazine, CultureMap Austin, Edible Austin, the Austin American-Statesman, Austin Monthly and Eater Austin. If she isn't writing or blogging about her culinary adventures or musings, Layne is probably hiking around the Green Belt or hanging out with her two sweet Labradors, Bonnie and Lucky.

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Austin Foodie Bucket List

9 quintessential Austin dishes you've gotta eat before you die

By Layne Lynch

Austin is known for its fair share of signature dishes. Breakfast tacos, barbecue, ice cream, Tex-Mex, burgers, and an array of other famed dishes permeate our well-rounded dining landscape, enlivening ...

Very Best Sandwiches

Your guide to Austin's very best sandwiches from barbecue to banh mi

By Layne Lynch

There’s more to sandwiches than proteins, assorted vegetables, dressings and baked breads. In fact, Americans love their sandwiches so much that an entire month is dedicated to celebrating their ...

Top Austin Staycations

The best culinary staycations in Austin: Where to eat and drink when you want to escape

By Layne Lynch

Traveling is one of the greatest thrills life has to offer. After months of long work days and familial commitments, it's common for locals to pack up their belongings ...

Top Margaritas

10 best spots in Austin for out-of-the-ordinary margaritas

By Layne Lynch

It's National Tequila Day, and what better way to celebrate this glorious day than by kicking back a few Texas margaritas? This boozy, refreshing potion has inspired an array ...

Cheap Eats and Drinks

Get a taste of East Austin's best restaurants for less than $10 at new summer dining series

By Layne Lynch

If you’ve ever wanted a taste of the east side, now’s your chance. An exciting weekly dining series, Eat East, showcases a slew of fine cocktails and innovative ...

French Independence

The top 6 ways to celebrate Bastille Day around Austin

By Layne Lynch

Tuesday, July 14, is Bastille Day, the French equivalent of July 4. In honor of French independence, a host of restaurants around town have prepared special food and drink menus ...

We All Scream

Get the scoop on Austin's 9 best ice cream shops

By Layne Lynch

There are many things Texans love about the long hot summer: frozen margaritas, crisp watermelon, backyard swimming, barbecue road trips, fresh-from-the-vine peaches and bowls of ice cream. Yes, after a ...

Work It

Popular fitness studio opens first Austin location, offers free preview classes

By Layne Lynch

A wildly popular workout studio is planting roots in Central Austin. Define Body & Mind, a Houston-based fitness center, opens its first Austin location June 5, and locals are invited to ...

Top Tastemaker Chefs

Austin's best chefs revealed: 8 culinary stars heating up the food scene

By Layne Lynch

It’s hard to believe how far the Austin food scene has come. A decade ago, "farm-to-table" and "New American cuisine" had little weight or influence on our culinary landscape ...

Veggie Tales

P. Terry's beloved veggie burger now available at Whole Foods Market

By Layne Lynch

With locations rooted all over the sprawling city, P. Terry's has garnered mass acclaim for its no-fuss menu and delicious veggie burger.  On Monday the Austin-based business announced a ...

Sweet Anticipation

Sneak a peek at Bribery Bakery, Austin's most anticipated bakeshop opening this week

By Layne Lynch

After months of torturous anticipation, Bribery Bakery, Jodi Elliott’s long-awaited pastry and bakeshop, finally held its soft opening last week. Just in time for the madness that is SXSW ...

Luck of the Irish

Our picks for the biggest and best St. Patrick's Day parties in Austin

By Layne Lynch

Texas weather has been manic lately, but come March 17, there will be nothing but green. If you're still planning your St. Patrick’s Day fun, you're in ...

Chef Shuffle

All-star chef steps in to lead St. Philip in wake of Philip Speer's dramatic departure

By Layne Lynch

Last year former Uchiko Chef De Cuisine Page Presley stunned gourmands when he exited the Austin culinary scene to pursue other culinary opportunities in Philadelphia. Fast forward to present day ...

Jezebel on Bravo

Will Restaurant Jezebel's old-school ways make it Bravo's Best New Restaurant?

By Layne Lynch

Restaurant Jezebel has accrued its fair share of media over the years. First came the devastating fire that shuttered the fine dining restaurant in 2010 until its reopening in 2012 ...

Beat It Beets

Local culinary stars dish on food trends that need to disappear in 2015

By Layne Lynch

The new year is here and with it comes anticipation and excitement throughout the local culinary scene. 2014 was saturated with paleo diets, ramen fanatics, gluten-free options, kale everything and ...

Holiday Sipping

Sip and savor: Our favorite local cocktails — and one dessert — to enjoy this holiday season

By Layne Lynch

The holidays are almost over, and while gift-giving, music, merriment and parties dominate these last few days of December, cocktails have always been a main staple of the holiday season ...

Family Feud

Terry Black's Barbecue vs. Black's Barbecue: Which restaurant comes out on top?

By Layne Lynch

Since 1932, Black's Barbecue in Lockhart has inspired impressive acclaim, awards and admiration for its signature succulent meats. Pounds upon pounds of juicy charred brisket, grease-laden sausage, tender ribs ...

Breaking with Tradition

Austin restaurants spice up Thanksgiving with these mouthwatering dishes

By Layne Lynch

Every fall, families and friends gather around lively communal tables during Thanksgiving to feast on family-style fare, including succulent turkey, jellied cranberries, warm yeast rolls, whipped mashed potatoes and cinnamon-spiced ...

Oprah's Texas Two Step

Oprah returns to Texas: 5 things we learned about the media mogul

By Layne Lynch

Nobody commands a stadium like Oprah Winfrey. Statuesque and poised with her ever-infectious confidence and warmth, Oprah greeted a Houston audience in a floor length vibrant yellow gown at the ...

Culinary Questions

From Italian to dim sum: Local chefs dish on what's missing from Austin's restaurant scene

By Layne Lynch

We live in a city saturated with restaurants, bars, breweries, bakeries, farmers markets and food trailers. It's no secret that Austin has garnered acclaim over the years for its ...

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