Travel and Dining

The best restaurant dining experiences during my travels.

Snapshots of Olamaie, New Modern Southern Kitchen in Austin with the BEST Biscuits

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 | 0 comments

Snapshots of Olamaie, New Modern Southern Kitchen in Austin with the BEST Biscuits

It’s been a little while since I’ve felt excited about a restaurant opening in Austin.  LaV was probably the last debut that perked my interest.  But when I was invited to Olamaie’s soft opening, my heart leaped a little.

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Innovative Farm-to-Table Dining – Snapshots from Trace’s Summer Menu at the W Hotel in Austin

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 | 0 comments

Innovative Farm-to-Table Dining – Snapshots from Trace’s Summer Menu at the W Hotel in Austin

Hotel food.

What goes through your mind when you hear those words?  Ask me 5 years ago and I’d answer: generic, uninspired, homogeneous.  Today, I would say that it depends on who’s in the kitchen. 

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Pizzas, Pastas & Plates: Snapshots from aRoma Italian Kitchen and Bar in Austin, Texas

Posted by on Jul 18, 2014 | 0 comments

Pizzas, Pastas & Plates: Snapshots from aRoma Italian Kitchen and Bar in Austin, Texas

A few months ago, I had a sneak peek of the then about-to-open aRoma when they offered some small bites at Mockingbird Domestics.  Since that mellow soirée, I’ve been anticipating their arrival.

This modern Italian eatery and wine bar on S. Lamar officially opened a few weeks ago.  I had the opportunity to dine there with fellow writers and bloggers.  At the media tasting, they showcased an array of reimagined offerings.  Here’s a snapshot of what we sampled.

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Behind the Scenes of the Dinuguan Dish at Qui in Austin

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 | 0 comments

Behind the Scenes of the Dinuguan Dish at Qui in Austin

It’s been some time since I’ve wielded my camera but dang did it feel good to whip it out. Click to see a photo series that I shot of Paul Qui in Austin for Eater’s Five Days of Meat event.

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Snapshots from Jasper’s Gourmet Backyard Cuisine in Austin

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 | 0 comments

Snapshots from Jasper’s Gourmet Backyard Cuisine in Austin

I’m always keen to explore new-to-me spots in Austin.  I rarely head up to The Domain because I usually only shop when I’m traveling, or I pick up my essentials from the outlets.  This explains why you’ll never catch me Instagramming my outfits ;)

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laV is Austin’s Best New Restaurant in 2014 (à mon avis after trying every menu)

Posted by on Jun 27, 2014 | 0 comments

laV is Austin’s Best New Restaurant in 2014 (à mon avis after trying every menu)

We’re just past the halfway mark in 2014 and I must already declare laV as my favourite new restaurant in Austin.  Yup, I’ve eaten through each of their thoughtfully crafted menus.

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