Pizza Wars 2014: The Best Pizzas in Austin

Posted by on Feb 16, 2015 in Cuisine, News, Rob On Cuisine

According to our pizza pals, the week after Valentine’s Day is traditionally a good one for pizza restaurants in Austin. Guess everyone went broke on Valentine’s Day, or some such reason. Nonetheless, here’s one of our favorite pieces of the year for your enjoyment. As many of you may know by now, I grew up […]

Korean Food Ramping Up in Austin

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in Cuisine, Rob On Cuisine

I’ve loved Korean food since I first tried Bulgogi and Kimchi at a friend’s house back in the 70’s. It took a while for the local restaurant scene to plant their flags, but things are moving forward. Reading Melanie Haupt’s excellent piece in the most recent Chronicle brought back a flood of flavor memories. The […]

Another Austin Original: Margarito Maldonado

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 in Cuisine, Fascinating People, News, Rob On Cuisine

Think about how many restaurants in Austin have opened within the past 10 years. Then, regrettably think about all of those that have closed in the same time span (way more than you might think). So when you reach the point when your place is celebrating a 10th anniversary, you have really accomplished something. Margarito […]

An Austin Original: Freda Cheng

Posted by on Jan 16, 2015 in Cuisine, Fascinating People, News, Rob On Cuisine

I was having lunch at Chinatown Bee Caves the other day when I ran into an elegantly dressed elderly Asian woman with a friendly yet dignified air about her. We shook hands and I asked for her daughter. “What else new?” she said. “She working.” The woman was Freda Cheng’s mother, matriarch of the Cheng […]

An old Austin Food Year Passes, and a New One Awaits!

Posted by on Jan 2, 2015 in Cuisine, News, Rob On Cuisine

It is hard to put the enormous changes in the Austin food scene over the past year into perspective; and harder still to anticipate what impact the 2015 openings will bring. Bottom line, we are as on point food-wise as I’ve ever seen us. And it makes my job all the more pleasurable. While we […]

Austin Bar/Restaurant Owner on Undercover Boss

Posted by on Dec 30, 2014 in Cuisine, Openings, Rob On Cuisine

I first met Doug Guller about ten years ago as he was readying his first Bikini Sports Bar and Grill for opening at IH-35N. The concept is simple: girls in bikinis serving drinks and comfort food, and lots of sports on TV. Doug even coined the term “breastaurant.” Since then the business has grown to […]

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