2015 Best Restaurant Meals in Austin: Master’s Degree Celebration at Qui

Posted by on Oct 31, 2015 | 0 comments

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

Posted by on Oct 27, 2015 | 0 comments

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

Posted by on Oct 16, 2015 | 1 comment

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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Complete Guide to Best Brunches in Austin, By Neighborhood

Posted by on Oct 2, 2015 | 0 comments

Complete Guide to Best Brunches in Austin, By Neighborhood

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. 

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Snapshots from Bullfight, Spanish Tapas in Austin Texas

Posted by on Sep 30, 2015 | 0 comments

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

Posted by on Sep 23, 2015 | 0 comments

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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Housemade Udon and Sake Flights at Daito Japanese Restaurant in Austin

Posted by on Sep 16, 2015 | 2 comments

Housemade Udon and Sake Flights at Daito Japanese Restaurant in Austin

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.

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