The 2013 Austin Food and Wine Festival just wrapped up, and it was full of memorable experiences and excellent tastings & cooking demonstrations from celebrity chefs.
For Austinites who are fans of the Food Network, the festival was the perfect opportunity to get up close and personal with some of their favorite stars, such as Andrew Zimmern, Marcus Samuelsson, Christina Tosi, Tim Love, and Paul Qui.
The whole weekend was packed full of events, day and night. Lesson learned for next year, there is A LOT going on during the festival and you can really only take advantage of all the food and drink if you don’t stuff yourself or drink too much too early in the day. Pacing yourself and just tasting is the name of the game! The Food & Wine Festival is a marathon, not a 100m dash.
The following photos capture snippets of Days 1 and 2 of #AFWFEST 2013.
MJ ready to get started at the Food and Wine Festival in Austin
Marcus Samuelsson interviewed at the W Hotel in Austin, Texas – 2013
Grilling Demonstration on Day 1 of the Austin Food & Wine Festival
Andrew Zimmern and Tim Love prepare for a Grilling Demonstration at the Austin Wine and Food Festival
Row upon row of Weber grills before Andrew Zimmern’s grilling demo
Pigs on a spit at the Austin Food and Wine Festival – Austin, TX
Bill Norris examines beer in a shot glass during his beer tasting class
Beer Tasting at the Austin Food and Wine Festival 2013
Andrew Zimmern 2 ways during his Wild Bird 3 Way demonstration
DJ Mel spining tunes in the tasting tent
John Bates of the Noble Pig
Pork Pastrami from the Noble Pig – Austin Food Wine Festival 2013
Grilled Shrimp from the Gilmores (Jack & Bryce) of Barley Swine / Jack Allen’s Kitchen
Roasted pork on a beet sauce from the Gilmores (Jack and Bryce)
Austin Skyline in the background of the Austin Wine and Food Festival
Awesome Kale salad from the Carrilon
Josh Watkins of the Carrilon with a shirt that says, “Lettuce Turnip the Beet”
Lemon Lavender baked goods
Fancy Frito Pie in the bag from Ranch 616
Natanya Anderson dishes on Social Media and food at Austin Food and Wine Fest 2013
Columbus Salami – Austin Food and Wine Fest 2013
Good desserts from the somewhat unfortunately named “Butterface”
David Alan AKA the Tipsy Texan speaks about drinks, Austin, and his upcoming book
Hope you enjoyed these photos from the Austin Food and Wine Festival 2013