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Map of the Best Mimosas & Sparkling Brunch Cocktails in Austin

As a part of Eater Austin’s breakfast week, I contributed my top mimosa picks for your brunching needs.  They span from good deals ($2 a pop), a gigantic “mamosa”, to elevated varieties like the one you see below.  Enjoy + cheers!
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Best New Restaurants, Meals & Cocktail Bars in Austin 2015

2015 seems to have flown by.  But if I take a moment to think back on everything that I have to be thankful for this year, I can only feel humbled, grateful, and a bit in awe.  Professionally, 2015 has been the most challenging one for me, as I completed my master’s program and obtained my license to practice in my other non-food related career.  I’m also embarking on starting my own practice, which holds many unknowns and promises.  Personally, I’ve made many new friends, and have concreted another layer onto existing relationships.  My family has continued to be my solid rock in the midst of often scary waves.  There is simply much to be thankful for.
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Wu Chow and Emmer & Rye: 2 Exciting Restaurants Open in Austin

Two highly anticipated restaurants opened within a week of each other in Austin.  Conceptually, they’re vastly different.  One dishes up modern Chinese fare while the other focuses on slow-food techniques like grain milling and fermentation. 
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Sourced Craft Cocktails Delivers Top-Notch Drinks in Austin

I love entertaining but I admit that I’m a little possessive over my liquor collection.  If you’re like me, you hide your best booze before people come over and cringe when guests rummage through your stash to make their own drinks (and end up spilling everywhere or making something undrinkable).  There are very few friends that I give free reign over my cabinet – you know who you are :)
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2015 Best Restaurant Meals in Austin: Master’s Degree Celebration at Qui

After several years of what felt like endless paper writing, research, evening classes, presentations, sleepless nights, exams, and internships, grad school finally drew to a close at the end of this summer.  There were moments when I questioned whether it would ever end, whether I would actually make it through the tunnel where the dim light at the end grew all too slowly.
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Best Cocktails in Austin: Mezcal, Tequila, Fortified Wines & Brunch Edition

I thoroughly enjoy being one of the most active cocktail writers and photographers in Austin.  But in spite of my experience with writing about booze and mixed-drinks, I often feel limited to writing about the same ol’ spirits.  
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New Neapolitan and Roman Style Pizzerias in East Austin: Unit-D and Burn

I know, I know, fancy shmancy gourmet pizza places are poppin’ up all over Austin.  But here’s the thing: there’s NEVER such thing as too much pizza.
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Snapshots from Bullfight, Spanish Tapas in Austin Texas

Last Friday, we made an impromptu trip to Shawn Cirkiel and the Parkside group’s latest venture: Bullfight.  I’ve long anticipated the opening of this Spanish tapas concept.  Since traveling in Barcelona years ago, I have yet to have tapas that brought me back to that fun, vibrant fare that stole my heart – until now.
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Treaty Oak Distilling Unveils Ranch in Dripping Springs

I’m always looking for fun destinations that are less than an hour’s drive away from Austin.  A visit to Pieous in Dripping Springs for their amazing pizza and pastrami, followed by funky brews at Jester King is always a good, indulgent bet.  Or how about brunch at The Hollow in Georgetown,  then a tasting at the Georgetown Winery, ending with a stroll through the farmers’ market. And now, Treaty Oak Distilling’s ranch will become a new favorite escape from the city.
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What and Where to Drink Right Now in Austin

Austin’s restaurant scene has erupted unabashedly in 2015.  I could hardly keep up with all the restaurant and bar openings this year thus far.  Not only are restaurateurs strutting their finest, bartenders, distillers, brewers, wine makers, and all colors of beverage crafters are also putting their best drinks forward.
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