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Baxter’s in Bastrop on Austin DM

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AUSTIN: Saturdays 10-11 a.m. on Talk 1370

Bastrop isn’t exactly world-renowned as a culinary destination; but if Terri Knop and executive chef Preston Higgins have their way, people might start coming from miles around to eat at Baxter’s on Main. Working within a building from the 1890s, the duo serves up persuasive arguments that high-quality French and Italian food can be served here, all channeled through a distinct Texas food personality. Higgins should know – since he grew up in Bastrop. In our Grape & Grain tasting segment, we travel even farther from Austin than Bastrop – to the Russian River Valley of Sonoma, for a sitdown at the ranch with Kate MacMurray. The ever-vivacious redhead is always good for excellent pinot gris and even more excellent pinot noir, served with memories of her father, the late film and TV star Fred MacMurray.


About John DeMers

I've been a journalist and author forever. My favorite single word in the English language is "foodandwine." This spirit drives my 45 published books and my weekly radio show heard in Houston, Dallas and Austin.

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