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...
When I heard that Austin was FINALLY getting a proper yakitori izakaya, I was thrilled. I’ve spent countless hours drinking sake with friends in izakayas while living in Vancouver, and...
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...
What began as a one-off article in Culturemap on the best brunches in East Austin evolved into an entire brunch column, featuring my top picks from Austin’s most vibrant, tastiest neighborhoods.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
I’ve dined exceptionally well this year in Austin so far. I seem to say that a lot. Vox Table and Counter 3.FIVE.VII are my favorite upscale restaurant openings in 2015 (posts coming soon). But when it comes to the new restaurant that I’ve been visiting most consistently, it’s got to be Daito.Read More
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.Read More
I’ve been mulling over something clever to say about cocktails in Austin but if I spend any more time, this embarrassingly belated post will never go out. Go drink at these bars. You’ll love them.
(Better late than never!)Read More
The most common question I receive on social media is from travelers asking where they should eat in Austin. So you plan your trip around your meals, I understand! I’ve partner with Expedia to bring visitors an essential guide to Austin bars and restaurants. Here’s how to experience Austin’s unique dining scene like a local while avoiding the tourist traps.Read More