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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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The Ultimate Guide To Austin’s Best Cocktail Spots

The first piece I ever wrote on cocktails in Austin featured Haddingtons, which is sadly no longer.  That Serious Eats article was published back in January, 2012.  Since then, I’ve watched the city’s cocktail scene blossom, no: explode.
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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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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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8 Tasty Ways to Stay Cool in Austin Texas this Summer

Summer is inevitably upon us. I’m temporarily putting the days of steamy ramen bowls and oil-slicked menudo behind me. So where do I go to eat when I feel sluggish in the summer heat? Below are my picks of 8 cool bites and sips that can help you stay refreshed under the Texas sun.
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Belated Austin Restaurant and Bar Openings Plus an Olive Dessert Just Cuz

Please pardon my tardiness in updating.   I’ve been swamped.  With what?  *breathe in* In 1 breath, I just came back from vacation and am busily catching up with Vancouver Food Tour operations while freelance writing for Serious Eats et al. with a project for Google on my hands and had to write 2 certification exams before starting my school year of teaching again while preparing for grad school to begin.
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Top Chef Paul Qui’s Flagship Restaurant Opens in East Austin

Today marks Austin’s most anticipated restaurant opening of the year.  512’s beloved Top Chef and James Beard Award winner, Paul Qui, unveiled his long awaited project in East Austin.
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Austin’s Newest Bars and Restaurant Menus this Summer

Austin’s food and bar scene is blowing up this summer with a surprising number of newcomers.  I’ve been running around town like a mad woman trying to keep up with all the restaurant and bar openings, and new menus.  I’m by no means complaining, of course, and am enjoying every new experience.  These are exciting times of Austin and it’s motivating to see the industry grow at this lightning rate.
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Where to Eat in Chicago: Best Chicago Restaurant Meals On Our Quick Trip

For my birthday, my husband surprised me with tickets to Chicago. To that, he added two additional surprises: 1) the trip would be during freezing cold February and 2) he also made reservations for us to Alinea.
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5 Best Mexican Cocktail Recipes from La Condesa Austin’s Happy Hour

I perk up like a puppy that hears the mailman approaching when my husband texts me 2 simple words: “Happy Hour?”
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