We are blessed with many fine restaurants in Austin. But among that group there are a few that stand out as being the trend setters for other restaurants. You know: the places local chefs and aspiring restaurateurs really pay attention to. Congress Since the first day he arrived in Austin over a dozen years ago… Read the Rest »
Brazos has a new Italian restaurant called Il Forte. Owner Cesar Navari describes his new place in terms that intrigue: simple, basic and delicious Italian food. And as foodies know, the best Italian dishes generally reflect the less-is-more philosophy. The address is 800 Brazos near 8th and Brazos. Open for lunch and dinner. Website coming… Read the Rest »
The nasty surge of water that came out of Shoal Creek in Monday’s storm caused the usual hassles for restaurants on or near North Lamar from 9th-12th streets. Shoal Creek Saloon and Bacon have temporarily closed to assess damage, but hopefully will reopen soon. Fresa’s Chicken al Carbon has already reopened along with Easy Tiger… Read the Rest »
Wimberly has had an extremely rough weekend. The flooding and historic rise of the Blanco River have led to widespread devastation. That’s why it’s so touching to see a local business like the Leaning Pear Restaurant jump in and help. Chef McCormick and his staff came in early Sunday and started preparing free family-style meals… Read the Rest »
Hot Plate: Recent Reviews
OlamaieMay 22, 2015
1610 San Antonio St.
Austin, TX 78701
Gus’s World Famous Fried ChickenMay 15, 2015
117 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, TX 78701
Zed’sMay 8, 2015
501 Canyon Ridge Dr.
Austin, TX 78753
Evangeline CaféMay 1, 2015
8106 Brodie Ln.
Austin, TX 78745
Not All Hospital Food SucksMay 13, 2015
I have viewed many a hospital meal over the years as I have accompanied my wife (many times) and other family members through a few somewhat Continue Reading »
Local DJs converge on Spec’s Deli at Arbor Walk for Colossal Burger ChallengeMarch 3, 2015
I’ve hosted a lot of food and wine related events for charity over the years. But none were wilder than having to MC the challenge of 20 Continue Reading »