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Live Fire!

Austin Food & Wine Alliance
Event organized by Austin Food & Wine Alliance

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Live Fire! is Austin’s most anticipated celebration of all things beef, bringing a sizzling hot lineup of top-notch chefs from across the U.S. and Mexico.


Aaron Franklin, Franklin Barbecue
Miguel Vidal and Modesty Vidal, Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ
Rick Lopez, La Condesa Austin
Joaquin Cardoso and Sofia Cortina Camargo, Hotel Carlota (Mexico City, Mexico)
Susana Trilling and Kaelin Ulrich Trilling, Seasons Of My Heart, Cooking School & Gourmet Store (Oaxaca, Mexico)
Val Cantu, Californios SF (San Francisco)
Alma Alcocer-Thomas, El Alma
Atticus Garant and Jason Purcell, Garrison
Andrew Stiver, Vista Brewing
Anne Ng and Jeremy Mandrell, Bakery Lorraine (San Antonio)
Daniel Brooks, Licha's Cantina
Evan LeRoy, LeRoy and Lewis
Fermín Núñez and Sam Hellman-Mass, Suerte
Kevin Taylor, ATX Cocina
Louis Ciola, Salt & Time Butcher Shop and Salumeria
Page Pressley, Emmer & Rye
Rene Ortiz and Laura Sawicki, Fresa's - South First
Rico Torres and Diego Galicia, Mixtli (San Antonio)
Whole Foods Market Experience
Brent Fogerty, Cold One Pops
Katherine Clapner, Dude, Sweet Chocolate (Dallas)

And live music from Vanessa del Fierro and the Mariachi Las Coronelas!

Live Fire! is a fundraiser benefit for the Austin Food & Wine Alliance (AFWA), the culinary nonprofit dedicated to fostering awareness and innovation in the Central Texas food and beverage community. Proceeds from the sizzling tasting event will help AFWA give back to the local culinary community through a vibrant grant program for chefs, farmers, artisan producers, and nonprofits by funding projects focused on culinary innovation.


The Austin Food & Wine Alliance is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering awareness and innovation in the Central Texas culinary community through grants, educational programming, and events. Guided by an all-volunteer board of directors and committees made up of culinary-and-community-minded professionals, the Alliance’s commitment is to promote Texas food, wine, spirits, and craft brews and to increase appreciation of Texas’ culinary impact. The AFWA is the designated beneficiary of the Austin FOOD & WINE Festival. For more information about the Austin Food & Wine Alliance, visit AustinFoodWineAlliance.org.