First Bites at Citizen Eatery Locally Sourced Vegetarian Restaurant

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Healthy Dining, Reviews, Vegetarian

This is not a full review, but I was so impressed with Citizen Eatery on Burnet that I had to share this with you. This is a family owned business featuring vegetarian food. No, nothing as extreme at the former Beets on W. 5th but good, rib-sticking fare. I loved the Citizen Scramble, a rich, irresistible […]

EurAsia Sushi Bar and Seafood Opens in Oak Hill

Posted by on Apr 22, 2017 in News, Openings

EurAsia, a sleek and tastefully appointed new restaurant featuring sushi, sashimi, and other Asian dishes along with an extensive Indonesian menu has opened in Oak Hill. I have been very pleased with EurAsia’s cuisine thus far and am delighted to have a credible restaurant serving Indonesian foods. They are planning a grand opening celebration from […]

Cannon and Belle – Farm to Table Fare at the downtown Austin Hilton

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in Reviews

If you haven’t been to the downtown Hilton lately, you might be surprised next time you go. The food scene has changed dramatically. Liberty Tavern is gone, as is Finn & Porter. The bar upstairs from these two has expanded exponentially to house the restaurant that has replaced Finn & Porter as well as the […]

Is the Owner Operated Restaurant an Endangered Species?

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Rob's Blog

We went to Dallas over the Easter holiday weekend to have brunch with our daughter. She lives near Plano in a lovely area called The Colony. We ate at a smallish chain restaurant near her apartment called Hash House a Go Go. The wait was well over an hour. The food was decent but the […]

Best spots for Easter Sunday Brunch in Austin – the Oasis and more!

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in Best Of

The Oasis I couldn’t think of a better place to enjoy Easter brunch than this cozy spot nestled 450 feet above Lake Travis. Take a look at their menu. McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks This always reliable Seafood restaurant at The Domain has their Easter brunch scheduled from 10:30am to 1pm for a special […]

Hao-Q Asian Kitchen: Inspired Chinese And Vietnamese Dining with a Family Flair

Posted by on Apr 2, 2017 in Asian, Chinese, Reviews, Vietnamese

The beauty of Hao-Q Asian Kitchen is extensive: from the lovely and gregarious Hong who works the front of the restaurant to her husband, the amiable and very talented chef Young who produces the varieties of Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine that tend to keep this restaurant located at 3742 Far West Blvd. more crowded than […]

Jackets Required? On Dressing Up and Dining Out in Laid Back Austin

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Rob's Blog

Austin is the kind of town where the concept of “laid back” is ingrained into the daily fabric of life. The sartorial casualness that kind of flows from the campuses, tech firms and home offices resonates outward and has created a minimalist style of dining attire here – even at the fine dining establishments – […]

Austin’s popular The Oasis on Lake Travis Updates Menus

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017 in News

Austin’s sunset capital and comfort food emporium The Oasis has updated their menus. I look forward to trying the Sliders and the Southwest Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocado. Chef Gerald has this place rocking!

Mo Pittle’s JewBoy Burgers: A cross-cultural Austin food trailer experience

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Reviews

Mo Pittle is a welcome addition to the Austin food community. He has travelled many paths from his home in El Paso to his new JewBoy Burgers burger/sandwich trailer at 1606 E. 6th St. Some may find the name of his food trailer offensive, but Pittle says the origin of the name was quite simple. He […]

Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden Initiates Massive Expansion

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in News

One of the anchors of Rainey Street, Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden, has announced plans for a massive expansion. Beginning today, March 20th, work will start on converting an adjacent lot into an additional 15,000 square feet of dining, drinking and performance space. This is a multi-million dollar project that reaffirms how big a […]

Cuba512 Cuban Cuisine: A Taste of Havana in South Austin

Posted by on Mar 18, 2017 in Reviews

I have always enjoyed authentic Cuban cuisine but unfortunately Austin is not a hotbed of our southern neighbor’s island cuisine. And then I got an email post talking about the name change of a restaurant called Guantanamera to Cuba512 on Westgate. I’d somehow overlooked the first iteration of this spot. I wasn’t about to miss […]

The Gnarly Gar at Point Venture to Reopen

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in News

Good news for those who like their cuisine on the water! The Gnarly Gar, one of our favorite Lake Travis restaurants, is about to reopen at their Point Venture location. Owner Todd Hynes closed for some refurbishing, but that is finished and they are getting everything ready for an opening blast. The Lake is full […]

Dining Advice for Austinites During SXSW 2017

Posted by on Mar 11, 2017 in News

The madhouse of mind-boggling creative energy and networking that characterizes SXSW Interactive is upon us. Here are some rules for us local folk to keep in mind when dining out during SXSW. During the Interactive event forget dining within three miles of downtown. Focus on fun perimeter restaurants like Chinatown Westlake, Dai Due, Sap’s Fine Thai […]

Heard on the Street: What’s happening with Austin restaurants

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in News

I have never seen such volatility in the Austin area restaurant scene as in the last year. And there’s more to come. aRoma Italian Kitchen on S. Lamar looks like it’s about to be sold to a new owner from Italy. We’ll keep you posted on that but it’s probably safe to say the cuisine […]

Café Blue Classic Seafood & Oyster Bar, Downtown Austin location

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in Reviews

I have long been a fan of Café Blue Classic Seafood & Oyster Bar, the fine seafood restaurant that had its beginnings above a cove near Volente Beach, then moved to more elegant digs at the Galleria at Bee Cave, and has now opened a second location downtown on 2nd St. next to Fleming’s. This […]

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