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 […]

The Blind Cafe Heading to Austin Feb 22-24.

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017 in News

Taste. It’s subject to influence by many variables. But perhaps none more so than lack of vision. That’s why I so much appreciate Rosh and his team and their traveling dinners in total darkness called The Austin Blind Cafe. All cell phones must be off. No light of any kind allowed. The dining is community […]

Chelsea and Cy Buchheister: Sister and Brother Chefs at Cafe Blue

Posted by on Jan 29, 2017 in News

Chelsea and Cy Buchheister: Sister and Brother Chefs at Cafe Blue [Galleria] and [Downtown]. With all the competition for the best culinary talent in Austin it’s rather fortuitous for Cafe Blue, one of our Top 25 restaurants, to have a sister and brother at the helm of both its Galleria and new downtown restaurants. Chelsea […]

Sap: A Profile

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in News

It’s been long journey for my friend Sap, the owner of Saps’s Fine Thai Cuisine with locations on Westgate and Burnet. I would attempt to give you his last name but I can’t even spell it let alone pronounce it. He came from Bangkok to Texas in his late teens and in 1972 enrolled at […]

Qui Segues into Kuneho

Posted by on Jan 20, 2017 in News, Openings

Paul Qui’s namesake restaurant Qui on E 6th is no longer. The Top Chef winner who had an admittedly tough year in 2016 shuttered Qui and is back in form and looks to make its replacement restaurant Kuneho into another one of his stellar Pan Asian restaurants. Kuneho is now open for business with a […]

Where Have all the Good Jewish Delis Gone?

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in News

I have a long time Jewish friend who, despite his infatuation with Rush Limbaugh, I have great admiration and respect for. We were talking about getting lunch the other day and I was a bit surprised about his interest in the pastrami at Pieous which is quite a piece from his house in Northwest Hills. […]

Emmer & Rye Snags National Attention from Bloomberg News

Posted by on Jan 3, 2017 in News

I don’t normally cover restaurant awards because there are so damn many of them. But this is special. Bloomberg News rarely strays away from New York or Europe to name best restaurant dishes. And true to form in 2016 they pretty much stayed with their usual coverage for their 19 best dishes. But there was […]

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