Another big week in a seemingly endless series of big weeks in Austin’s food scene. As we brace ourselves for the Austin Food & Wine Festival lets take a moment to get caught up on the big stories that are happening right now.

1] If the soft opening at Swift’s Attic is any indication of what shall be coming out of the kitchen of chefs Matt Clouser and Zack Northcutt there will be a seismic shift in the rankings of Austin’s top kitchens. http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2012/4/13/Austin-Daily-Photo-The-Portal-To-Deliciousness-At-Swifts-Attic 2] In the former Parlor Pizza location on North Loop, the new Workhorse Bar is preparing to throw a serious party by bringing in a nearly 70 year old Texas barbecue house’s smoked meats http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2012/4/12/Workhorse-Bar-Gets-Serious-Barbecue-To-Be-Served-At-Grand-Opening-April-21st-2012

3] RL Reeves jr hit the kitchen to make his yearly batch of burgoo, a woodsman’s stew of gator, hog, frog, goat, chicken, deer, rabbit, steer and wild boar http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2012/4/14/Reflecting-On-Burgoo-And-The-Primacy-Of-Stock-In-Serious-Cooking?adminview=true

4] We wrote an obituary for East Side Drive In http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2012/4/9/Death-Of-A-Texas-Food-Trailer-Court-Rest-In-Peace-East-Side-Drive-In?adminview=true

5] Now that Facebook has essentially been abandoned we’ve set up shop over on those barren grounds http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2012/4/12/Now-That-Facebook-Is-Completely-Pass-Scrumptiouschef-Is-On-Facebook?adminview=true

Thanks for checking out the site y’all.

last week’s top 5 http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2012/4/8/Top-5-Austin-Texas-Food-Stories-This-Week?adminview=true

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