I love to go to high-end restaurants and savor the byproduct of the usually seamless partnerships between the front and back of the house. And that’s why we so much enjoy Fleming’s at the Domain. Yes, it is a chain. But for my money, you could call it “Daryl’s” after owner/partner Daryl Wittle. Truth be… Read the Rest »
Driven by the perception of a void in Southern cuisine in Austin, the new Olamaie opens Tuesday at 1610 San Antonio. The cuisine promises to be a modern spin on Southern classics, with as much local sourcing as possible. Only American wines will be served. The chefs are CIA trained. Michael Fojtasek and Grae Nonas… Read the Rest »
Steven Dilley’s story, as you’ll hear, is quite remarkable. With no restaurant experience whatsoever, he took his insatiable curiosity about pizza and parlayed that into the very popular (4th in our Pizza Wars 2014) Bufalina on Cesar Chavez. The fact that a brand new pizza joint made it into our Top 5 is nothing… Read the Rest »
Mention pork belly sliders to me, and I’m yours. Mention Cheese Pierogis, and I am even more committed. Thus my passion for the Porter Ale House and Gastropub 3715A South First. It seems like we have a plethora of gastropubs these days around Austin. You know what? It’s fine with me. I love neighborhood joints… Read the Rest »
Hot Plate: Recent Reviews
Texican CaféAugust 29, 2014
11940 Manchaca Rd.
Austin, TX 78748
Chinatown – Bee CavesAugust 22, 2014
2712 Bee Cave Rd., Ste. #124
Austin, TX 78746
Russian HouseAugust 15, 2014
307 E. 5th St.
Austin, TX 78701
Sap’s Fine Thai Cuisine IIAugust 8, 2014
5800 Burnet Rd.
Austin, TX 78756
Rob Commits a Take Out Faux PasJuly 10, 2014
In my line of work, something like this is bound to happen. In fact, it’s happened more than once. Tried out a newish pizza joint the Continue Reading »
Ronald Cheng’s Impressive ComebackJune 2, 2014
I’ve known Ronald Cheng and admired his work for over thirty years, since he and former wife Linda began the original Chinatown on Bee Continue Reading »