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Layne Lynch

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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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Food Events

A pajama brunch, a pig roast and more food events you won't want to miss

By Layne Lynch

We've already covered a slew of food stories this week — Obama's pit stop at Franklin, C.K. Chin's haircut, top ranked Texas wineries — so now it's ...


Austin Food News

This week in food: Carillon loses chef, Franklin hits the road and more

By Layne Lynch

Alright, folks: As you wind down the hours until you marvel at fireworks, kick back red-white-and-blue cocktails and engage in general Fourth of July debauchery, we have gathered up this ...


Foodie News

This week in food: Openings, chef shuffles, menu specials and more

By Layne Lynch

While you were wrapped up in all the madness that is the World Cup, the food world kept turning. A great deal of exciting (did you hear about the new ...


Latest Food News

This week in food: Bikinis strikes again with dance hall purchase and more

By Layne Lynch

One-year birthday dinners, new venues, exciting chef shuffles and a variety of other happenings dominated the food news of the week. Read below to see what you missed.  Bikinis strikes ...


This Week in Austin Food

This week in food: Sugar Mama's dishes on Kanye cake, restaurant rallies after hit-and-run and more

By Layne Lynch

Father's Day menus and World Cup specials are all the rage in the local culinary scene this week, but we stumbled across a few delicious tidbits that may have ...


Austin Food News

This week in food: National Doughnut Day & a Dr. Seuss-inspired burger

By Layne Lynch

Summer is here and our restaurants are responding accordingly. The approach of a new season often inspires new menus, grand openings and a slew of exciting changes throughout the culinary ...


Austin Food News

This week in food: Frozen beer debuts at Sway, plus 2 hot summer openings

By Layne Lynch

Last week Austinites witnessed the closing of two beloved spaces — Paggi House and Garrido's — but this week we find refuge in three new restaurant announcements. Read more to discover ...


Austin Food News

This week in food: Coppola loves Josephine House, major burger news, Swift's free food and more

By Layne Lynch

Welcome to this week's edition of food news! This week we encounter a celebrity shout out, new summer dishes and free food. Check out what you may have missed ...


Week in Food

This week in food: Wu Chow spills secrets, Launderette and Angry Bear reveal construction date and more

By Layne Lynch

Construction is set to begin on some of the city's most buzzed about new restaurants, while established joints are upping the ante. What else did we uncover this week ...


Austin Food News

This week in food: Jeffrey's scoops June Rodil, The Great Food Truck Race rolls into Austin, plus a taste of St. Philip's menu

By Layne Lynch

In this week's food news, The Great Food Truck Race finally makes its way to Austin. Plus, we get a sneak peek at the St. Philip's menu, and ...


Austin Food News

This week in food: Andrew Zimmern crushes on local chefs, Brooklyn Brewery invades Austin and more

By Layne Lynch

This week in Austin food, Jack Gilmore spilled the beans on his unorthodox grilling contraption, Andrew Zimmern fell for a few of our favorite chefs and Austin Beerworks turned three ...


Austin Food News

This week in food: One famed restaurant shutters while others expand

By Layne Lynch

Trento shutters while Jack Allen’s grows Here’s some bittersweet food news: Trento has closed, subsequently making room for a third Jack Allen’s Kitchen location. The restaurant took ...


Week in Food

This week in food: Celeb tweets love for Uchi, Austin's first Bloody Mary festival and more

By Layne Lynch

Austin Food & Wine Fest takes over Citywide 86'd Citywide 86’d will host a special Austin Food & Wine Festival edition of their competition on Friday, April 25 at 10 ...


Austin Food News

This week in food: Chef spills restaurant horror stories, Trailer Food Tuesdays return and more

By Layne Lynch

Justine's owners showcase their home Who knew restaurateurs were ever so stylish? Camille Styles caught up with Justine Gilcrease and Pierre Pelegrin in their gorgeous Austin home, and the ...


This Week in Food

This week in food: Indie chefs and a pop-up picnic return, plus one surprising chef departs

By Layne Lynch

This week's food news features an unexpected chef departure, culinary benefits and an array of awards. Read more to find out what you missed. Indie Chefs becoming permanent affair ...


This Week in Food

This week in food: Odd Duck slammed by GQ, HuffPo's bad listicle and Restaurant Week details

By Layne Lynch

This week in Austin food news, Qui-sters get tattoos, HuffPo misses the mark — and GQ says Odd Duck does, too. Huffington Post misses the mark It finally happened. After years ...


Austin Food Beat

This week in Austin food: America's best grocery store, Dark Rye honors and more

By Layne Lynch

Wonder what happened this week in food? Well, it entails free burgers, James Beard Foundation award nominations and a bourbon-spiked feast. Check out this week's under-the-radar food news. Dark ...


Austin Food Beat

This week in food: Justin Bieber loves Austin sausage, Hopdoddy's crazy new burger and more

By Layne Lynch

What did you miss this week in food? Cooking computers, celeb-sightings, barbecue praise and a marriage of cheese and local food.  Computers can cook Remember that time a computer competed ...


The Week in Food

The week in food: El Arroyo loves McConaughey, Stiles Switch's barbecue beer and a new vegan food trailer

By Layne Lynch

This week in food brings us new beer, new ideas for vegan cuisine and new lunch menus. What else was going on? Smoky beer Barbecue and booze have collided at ...


Austin Food Beat

This week in food: Bon Appetit loves Arro, Bess goes local & Jester King gets fruity

By Layne Lynch

This week in Austin food, we saw a heaping of new spring menus and drinks, plus more national recognition. Bon Appetit loves Arro's French style Arro received impressive recognition ...


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