Food news from around the pages of the Statesman:
After back-to-back bombs, Matthew Odam proclaims LaV a shining star in the Austin restaurant scene thanks to the keen vision of chef Allison Jenkins and wine director Vilma Mazaite. A really nice review and some stunning images from Deborah Cannon.
Central Market hosted a big 20th anniversary celebration last night with famed fire cooking expert Francis Mallman, who creates some of the most elaborate cooking contraptions you’ve ever seen.
A team of brewers is biking to Colorado to raise money and awareness about prostate cancer. (And yes, they timed their arrival to the start of the Great American Beer Festival.)
The U.S. Postal Service released a new line of stamps today honoring five revolutionary chefs: Julia Child, James Beard, Joyce Chen, Edna Lewis and Felipe Rojas-Lombardi.