CHOW Tour Handmade
AUSTIN
2/14 - 2/27
OAKLAND
2/28 - 3/13
PORTLAND
3/14 - 3/25
See Where We've Eaten!

CHOW Tour: Handmade, Coming Atcha!

CHOW is going back on the road to report on the best food, drink, and fun we can find in Austin, Texas; Oakland, California; and Portland, Oregon. We’re calling this road trip CHOW Tour: Handmade, since we’ll be seeking out real people making real, authentic food—from pupusas being slapped together by hand out of a food truck to whole-animal-to-plate antelope tartare, fresh off the bone.

Video producer Blake Smith and I will be traveling in each city for a week, meeting up with chefs, winemakers, street vendors, and even some Chowhounds (hi, daveena!) to visit these people at work making kick-ass food. We’ll post videos, Q&As, photos, and more. And we’ll be tweeting all along the way, so follow us, if you will, @roxanne_chow and @blakets. Thanks to the tour sponsor, Acura (hi, Acura!), we’re traveling in style.

Keep checking in. These three cities have some of the most creative, grass-roots food scenes in America, and we’ll be documenting as much as possible for your viewing (and eating) pleasure.

In the coming days we’ll post a little bit more about what we’re looking forward to seeing in each city. And watch for the official kickoff to the CHOW Tour on February 14, with Austin.

Roxanne Webber is a former editor at CHOW.