Note to all happy hour establishments: $1 off wine and $4 beers is not happy hour. It’s just not. And those “special menus” that offer a limited number of food options with prices identical to the regular menu? We see right through your scheme. Getting to happy hour is no easy feat. Most run from… Continue reading Austin Musts: Happy hour at Hotel Ella
I love to get dressed up almost as much as I love to eat. Dates, therefore, are a favorite of mine, particularly when they are with interesting people who also love to eat. And while every single date with my boyfriend is even better than the last, there is something to be said for putting on… Continue reading The beauty of the friend date: dinner at NoRTH
*Every once in a while, I hope to include a few newsworthy items on the blog. Enter “The Scoop,” the first of many spoon-related puns on these pages.* On Thursday, I got to do two things that I really, really enjoy: 1) eat a lot of Chi’lantro and 2) be a part of something creative. I am excited… Continue reading The Scoop: Chi’lantro opens new location on Burnet Road
I have been a gazpacho fan since freshman year of college. I was working at small cafe in Cincinnati over the summer and servers were allowed two things for free: soup and rolls. A sweet, tiny woman named Maria made the soup, and every time she’d bring out a new batch she’d smile at me knowingly.… Continue reading Great, now I’m a gazpacho snob
When we were kids, my sisters and I were obsessed with a movie called Practical Magic. Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman were in their long-haired prime, playing two stunning sisters who happened to be witches. The soundtrack was filled (most appropriately) with Stevie Nicks songs like “Crystal.” The movie was just the right balance of heartwarming… Continue reading Austin Musts: Walton’s Fancy and Staple
It’s no secret that I love to cook. With the right amount of time and a hungry audience, I’ll cook my face off on a Tuesday. But as a grown ass woman with a life, there are plenty of nights when my “dinner menu” sounds like Cher’s from Clueless: Handful of popcorn Avocado + crackers Bowl… Continue reading The Weeknight Meal, a.k.a. the Art of Grazing
Clive Bar is like that guy in a flannel shirt who buys the expensive bourbon and keeps it in a cabinet he made with his grandfather.
As I navigate Austin’s food scene, I’ve started compiling a list of essential Austin restaurants to better entertain any future visitors I may have. I’m starting this list with Elizabeth Street because, quite frankly, I fell in love with the place before I even tried the food. To me, its South First Street facade looked quintessetially Austin before… Continue reading Austin musts: Elizabeth Street Cafe