Eurasia Hard to Turn Down

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018 in News, Rob's Blog

This photo was taken opening day at Eurasia Sushi Bar & Seafood in Oak Hill and I haven’t stopped going since. The food is just too good! EurAsia Sushi Bar and Seafood 7101 West Hwy 71 Suite #C13 Austin, TX 78735 (512) 382-0968 www.EurasiaSushiAustin.com    

Sullivan’s Steakhouse to Close After 20-Year Run

Posted by on Dec 27, 2017 in Closings, News, Rob's Blog

I must tell you that while this saddens me, it is not surprising. Downtown Austin literally has more steakhouses than it knows what to do with. It was inevitable that one of the dominoes would fall. But that’s capitalism for you. Thing is in the late 1990’s Sullivan’s lounge was THE place to be seen […]

New Year’s Eve Dining in the Austin Area

Posted by on Dec 23, 2017 in Holiday Dining, News, Rob's Blog

New Year’s Eve will soon be upon us. Posted below are special menus from Jobell Café & Bistro, Juliet Italian Kitchen, Café Blue Classic Seafood & Oyster Bar, and III Forks. We’ll list more as we receive them. Happy New Year from all us at DiningOutWithRobBalon.com! Jobell Café & Bistro Juliet Italian Kitchen Café Blue […]

Clark Griswold has Nothing on The Oasis on Lake Travis!

Posted by on Dec 2, 2017 in Lake Travis, News, Rob's Blog

Every year when Christmas season rolls around, we inevitably watch Christmas Vacation at least a few times. The classic movie from National Lampoon has more than its share of illumination. But that’s a movie. If you want to see the real thing head out to The Oasis on Lake Travis. They know how to do […]

BBQ Wars Coming Soon: who has the best barbecue in Austin?

Posted by on Nov 27, 2017 in Barbecue, News, Rob's Blog

We’re about to take on a project dealing with the most hotly contested and ongoing Central Texas food argument that’s raged from downtown to The Hill country: who, in the Austin area, in our opinion, really has the best BBQ? It’s bound to make some folks happy while pissing other people off, but that’s what […]

Jobell Café & Bistro in Wimberley Unveils Fall/Winter Menu

Posted by on Nov 22, 2017 in News, Reviews

One of my favorite parts of my job is anticipating the roll out of a new menu and then getting to actually taste the culmination of the ideas that I heard discussed turned into new and flavorful dishes. So my last tasting at Jobell Café & Bistro was a memorable one, particularly with all the […]

Be More Pacific Filipino Kitchen and Bar Opens on 7858 Shoal Creek

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in News, Openings, Rob's Blog

For years now I have been bitching and moaning about the city’s lack of great Filipino cuisine. Nothing against Mang Dedoy but it’s a store with four tables. I used to love dining at Goldilocks in Las Vegas which is a terrific Filipino restaurant and bakery. I even asked the owner, Mandrei, if he would […]

EurAsia Gaining Momentum in Oak Hill

Posted by on Oct 27, 2017 in News, Rob's Blog

For a restaurant that has barely been open six months, EurAsia Sushi Bar & Seafood at the Y in Oak Hill is making serious progress. Indonesian imports Andre and Lili have taken a dumpy old Chinese buffet and turned it into a sparkling and beautifully decorated restaurant. Their sushi and sashimi is pristine and wonderfully […]

One Saving Grace for Napa Valley in the Midst of the Wildfires

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 in News, Rob's Blog

As the unprecedented wildfire roared through Napa Valley destroying many wineries and generations of history, there is some good news. Roughly 90% of this season’s grapes had been harvested at the time of the fire. While this glimpse of hope must be taken into context with the horrible loss of life and carnage, still it’s […]

In Memorium: We Mourn for the Victims in Las Vegas

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in News, Rob's Blog

Many Austin foodies have celebrated many great dinners at restaurants in Las Vegas. But last night’s horrific shootings cast a terrible pall over this normally vibrant city. Speaking for myself and all our readers, we offer our condolences to the families of the victims of this senseless act of violence and wish them Godspeed in […]

Behind the Scenes at L’Oca d’Oro

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 in News, Rob's Blog

Chef Fiore Tedesco of L’Oca d’Oro You don’t often find an Exec chef and co-owner of an Italian restaurant who started college on a tennis scholarship at Hofstra. Nor does he list a three-year stint at Franklin BBQ on his resume. But Fiore Tedesco had always wanted to have an Italian restaurant, and after a […]

The Oasis Celebrates 35th Anniversary on October 6th

Posted by on Sep 19, 2017 in News, Rob's Blog

Hard to believe that 35 years (actually more) have gone by since Beau Theriot found a tract of land overlooking Lake Travis and fell in love with it. He opened the first Oasis there in 1982. The rest of the story is the stuff of local restaurant legend. And on October 6th the restaurant is […]

Ronald Cheng Restaurant Group to Donate 100% of Dining Sales to Rockport

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in News, Rob's Blog

Ronald Cheng of Chinatown and Street restaurants When most restaurants pitch in to help people after a tragedy or natural disaster they usually donate 10% of sales for a day. Very generous to be sure. But it pales in comparison to the three Chinatown restaurants and Street restaurant owned by the legendary Ronald Cheng. On […]

Jobell Cafe & Bistro in Wimberley Celebrates 3rd Anniversary

Posted by on Sep 7, 2017 in News, Rob's Blog

Jobell Cafe & Bistro is hosting their 3rd year anniversary celebration with a sneak preview of their upcoming Fall & Winter 2017 menu! Join them at the private event on September 18th for a tasting of their new fall/winter 2017 menu before its launch to the public. Executive Chef Mike Massaro and Sous Chef Tomas […]

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