Hot Luck Fest, Aaron Franklin’s Homage to Austin Food, Drink and Music, Wraps Up

Posted by on May 21, 2017 in News

It has been an unusual but fun four days. The Hot Luck Festival is winding down to its final Sunday brunch at L’Oca d’Oro after a rousing beginning at Franklin Barbecue earlier this week. I’m not sure if this city really needs another festival, but after popping in to a few events I must say […]

The Back Story of the Opening of EurAsia Sushi Bar & Seafood in Oak Hill

Posted by on May 18, 2017 in News

Oftentimes the story behind the opening of a restaurant is as interesting as the restaurant itself. Such is the case with EurAsia Sushi Bar & Seafood in Oak Hill and its owners, Andre and Lili Dinata. Andre was born in Indonesia and made his way to the US where he gradually became involved in the […]

Mattie’s at Green Pastures Sparkles in SoCo

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in News, Openings, Reviews

I must admit it had been quite some time since we’d dined at Green Pastures, one of Austin’s oldest and most iconic restaurants. It was badly in need of a makeover and that musty smell had gone from endearing to annoying, so it had kind of dropped off our radar. But the old gal has […]

North Italia and Flower Child to Open in New Google Building Downtown

Posted by on May 11, 2017 in News, Openings

FOX Restaurant Concepts out of Arizona had early success at the Domain with North Italia, a very decent Italian restaurant. Recently the company also opened Flower Child at the Domain as well. But no one expected what was to come next. The two restaurants are scheduled to open new operations in the Google building downtown. […]

Biderman’s Deli on Far West Blvd. launches Regular Hours Thursday at 7 a.m.

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in News, Openings

Finally, the closest thing Austin has had in a long time to a genuine Jewish Deli is opening. It’s called Biderman’s Deli and is located in the strip center on Far West Blvd., just down from Hao-Q Asian Kitchen. Biderman’s will start serving at 7 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. The variety of fresh […]

Toulouse Café and Bar Now Open at the Domain in Austin

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in News, Openings

Yet another high-end chain restaurant has opened at the Domain. Toulouse purports to be a French-style bistro and from my first tasting they did a decent – but not spectacular – job. The Crispy Duck Leg Confit was the best dish I tried (though I have always preferred Thomas Keller’s version at Bouchon) and the Foie […]

EurAsia Sushi Bar & Seafood Celebrates Grand Opening in Austin’s Oak Hill

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in News, Openings, Reviews

We told you last week that EurAsia Sushi Bar & Seafood had opened at the Y in Oak Hill. I had the chance to attend the grand opening on May 4th and it was so much more than the usual pomp and circumstance one sees at these things. There was genuine warmth among the guests […]

Tumble 22 Nashville Hot Chicken Trailer Opens on Austin’s West 5th Street

Posted by on May 7, 2017 in News, Openings

  Austin’s fried chicken scene just ramped up another notch with the opening of Tumble 22 Hot Chicken on W. 5th. St. The formal opening date is Monday, May 8th. Tumble 22 is the newest venture of chef Harold Marmulstein, who staked his claim with the Salty Sow on the East Side. It’s hard to […]

Slab BBQ & Beer Opens in Oak Hill

Posted by on Apr 28, 2017 in News, Openings

There’s something cool going on at the Oak Hill Plaza shopping center at the Y in Oak Hill. Two new and really decent restaurants have opened in the past month. We talked about EurAsia Sushi Bar & Seafood several days ago and just down the sidewalk we now have Slab BBQ & Beer. They’ve taken […]

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 […]

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!

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 […]

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 […]

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