The Root Cellar in San Marcos

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 in Reviews

215 N. LBJ
San Marcos, TX 78666
(512) 392-5158

Where Have all the Good Jewish Delis Gone?

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in News

I have a long time Jewish friend who, despite his infatuation with Rush Limbaugh, I have great admiration and respect for. We were talking about getting lunch the other day and I was a bit surprised about his interest in the pastrami at Pieous which is quite a piece from his house in Northwest Hills. […]

Kemuri Opens

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 in Openings

More from Tatsu Aikawa and the Ramen Tatsu-Ya gang: Kemuri Opens on East Side. My old pal Tatsu-san is at it again. The king of the big Ramen slurp has opened Kemuri Tatsu-Ya on 2713 E 2nd. It’s at the site of the old Live Oak BBQ and that’s appropriate because kemuri means “smoke” in […]

Emmer & Rye Snags National Attention from Bloomberg News

Posted by on Jan 3, 2017 in News

I don’t normally cover restaurant awards because there are so damn many of them. But this is special. Bloomberg News rarely strays away from New York or Europe to name best restaurant dishes. And true to form in 2016 they pretty much stayed with their usual coverage for their 19 best dishes. But there was […]

Cannon and Belle Opens at the Hilton

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016 in Openings

Named after Austin heroine Angelina Belle Eberly who fired the legendary cannon shot in 1842 which ignited the Texas Archive War, Cannon and Belle is the new Fine Dining restaurant at the downtown Hilton. Helmed by Chef Peter Maffei the restaurant replaces Finn and Porter and stands at the forefront of other new entertainment and […]

Merry Christmas Downtown

Posted by on Dec 15, 2016 in Rob's Blog

Although folks might not quite realize it yet, downtown Austin got a nicely wrapped Christmas gift in the form of the new Cafe Blue restaurant at the site of the former Crave across from the convention center on 2nd. This was dead space in an areas of town that could ill afford to have it, […]

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