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Head Up 290 to the Austin Food + Wine Festival

A monster event right up the road

By Catherine Matusow February 19, 2015

A master shares his secrets.

Oh, heck yes.

We documented our love for the fine grilled meats of chef Tim Love in an Open Road story for Houstonia last July, when we traveled to Fort Worth and tried Woodshed Smokehouse, his amazing restaurant that we’d definitely drive back up I-45 just to visit. Now, there’s a chance to learn how it’s done from Love himself.

In April, Love is teaching the what Austin Food + Wine Festival organizers are calling “the world’s largest hands-on grilling classes,” over two days at the city’s Auditorium Shores. Lucky attendees will learn the mysterious workings of the charcoal grill, as well as tricks used by the master.

That’s just one of the events taking place at this monster of a festival, taking place from April 24–26. There’s an Uchi & Sushi class taught by Tyson Cole himself, and Houston hometown chef Chris Shepherd of Underbelly will be there conducting “an international cast iron cooking adventure.” The fest brings demos for days, drink tastings, book signings, and more. 

Tickets are $550 for an All-In pass and $250 for a Weekender. For information, visit  


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