THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE — Wrist band: check. Wine glass: check. Pig snout: check. After a rainy Saturday, the skies cleared for a beautiful fall afternoon at the fifth annual Wine & Swine this past weekend.
The mouthwatering aroma of pork being cooked over wood fires wafted over the crowd on the brisk fall breeze Sunday afternoon. Live country music provided the party soundtrack and an old school cowboy stood on the saddle of his pinto pony, delighting onlookers with expert rope tricks. Foodies swarmed over the main street of the quaint Western village at Star Hill Ranch, sipping fine wine and sampling pork dishes from 18 top Texas restaurants. The talented folks of the Austin Food & Wine Alliance produced another winning event to benefit their community endeavors. The tasty pork bites ranged from the haute to the humble, with variations on pulled pork making the most appearances. Here are the highlights of our culinary trek down the porcine gauntlet.