'Austin' on Serious Eats

We Chat With Callie Speer of Swift's Attic, Austin

Don't dare try to insinuate she can't cook, for she's had just as much experience on the line as at the pastry station. "There's always jokes about pastry chefs—that they don't know how to cook, they have dull knives, all that." Callie grins and declares with a slight Texas twang, "Whatever! I'll kick all y'all's asses!" More

3 Desserts To Try Now At Barley Swine, Austin

Austin's Barley Swine is known for serving hyper-local fare using the freshest ingredients, and the dessert section of the menu is no exception. Pastry chef Kyle McKinney utilizes the bountiful variety that the area has to offer, pushing the boundary of what qualifies as "dessert." We checked out three of McKinney's creations currently on the menu at Barley Swine. More

Plinio Sandalio's Guide to Austin Sweets

Austin may be known for its savory options like BBQ and Tex-Mex, but a number of pastry chefs have begun to put the city's sweets on the map. Plinio Sandalio, pastry chef at The Carillon, located on the University of Texas campus, is one of these dessert masterminds. His modern, seasonally-driven approach has garnered Sandalio praise from both the James Beard Foundation and Star Chefs. See where he likes to get his sweet fix in his current hometown of Austin. More

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