The second Austin Food & Wine Festival wrapped Sunday, with a new setup and schedule.
While last year's festival was marred by long lines, little food and a dusty Auditorium Shores, a venue change to Butler Park (with plenty of grass and shade) and some tweaks to the schedule (with less events competing with each other) made for a vastly improved festival experience.
One of the standouts this year was a large, continual cooking demo: “The Fire Pit,” featuring Texas chefs working their magic over smoke and open flame, with dishes like smoked turkey, grilled quail and carnitas tacos.
In the slideshow below, you can see photos from the festival by KUT's Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon, who was on hand to document the bites and beverages.
And if you couldn't make this year's festival, KUT's Nathan Bernier has a story about how Austinites can experience some of Austin Food & Wine's talent year-round.
Disclosure: KUT Austin was a media sponsor of the festival.