Covering the Coverage

Highlights and behind-the-scenes moments from Moontower Comedy and Austin Food & Wine Festival

Highlights & behind-the-scenes moments from the weekend's festivals

We ate, drank, giggled and grooved our way through the final weekend of April. The weekend of too-many-fests-to-count proved a successful one for CultureMap's staff, writers, photographers and guest contributors.

In case you missed it, we've created a handy guide of our coverage, so that you can relive the highlights and behind-the-scenes moments of Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival and the Austin Food & Wine Festival.

Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival
Funny stuff

A collection of interviews and reviews of the festival.

Inside Joke
A web series from John Merriman and Kerri Lendo, taking you behind the scenes of Moontower.

Austin Food & Wine Festival
From the grounds

Festival guides and demo recaps.

Behind the scenes
Video footage and announcements leading up to the fest.

With their second iteration, both festivals proved that things do, in fact, get better with time. A fine balance of male, female, local and national comedic talent sealed Moontower's fate as a festival on the rise. And a concerted effort to improve programming and offer more options for all ticket holders, Austin Food & Wine Festivals climbed the ranks as a favorite foodie pastime.

We guarantee that both fests will be back in full force for 2014 — start resting now.

Reggie Watts performs at the Paramount Theater for Moontower Festival
Reggie Watts performs at Moontower. Photo by Jon Shapley
Anthony Jeselnik performs at Moontower Comedy Festival 2013
Anthony Jeselnik. Photo by Jon Shapley
Texas Wine panel at Austin Food and Wine Festival
Texas Wine Panel. Photo by Matt McGinnis
Bryce and Jack Gilmore at Austin Food & Wine Festival
The Gilmores. Photo by Matt McGinnis