National names and first time Austin Food & Wine Festival participants Jimmy Bannos and Jimmy Bannos Jr. (Purple Pig in Chicago) and Los Angeles partners Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo (Son of a Gun and Animal in Los Angeles) will be a few of the stars at AFWF’s presentations and demos on Saturday afternoon. Headlining the day’s afternoon festivities will be returning favorites Graham Elliot and Andrew Zimmern, who pulled a WWE-style smackdown at last year’s festival. Famed chef Jonathan Waxman returns to take one of the late afternoon spots Sunday, along with Austin Master Sommeliers Craig Collins and Devon Broglie. The exact topics of the demos is not listed on AFWF’s site.
The roster of talent for the popular Fire Pits was also released and includes Ned Elliot (Foreign & Domestic), Jack Gilmore (Jack Allen’s Kitchen); Paul Qui (Qui), and Blaine Staniford (Grace, Little Red Wasp) on Saturday and Brian Moses (Contigo), Bryce Gilmore (Barley Swine, Odd Duck), Jack Gilmore(Jack Allen’s Kitchen) and Kent Rathbun (Abacus, Hickory, Jasper’s) on Sunday.
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