Thursday, December 1, 2016

Sbragia Home Ranch Chardonnay 2012

I have long been a fan of legendary California winemaker Ed Sbragia since he stunned the wine world back in 1994 with his award winning Chardonnay. His new 2012 chard has received a 94 from Wine Spectator and Robert Parker has characterized Sbragia as  Continue Reading »

Our Favorite Austin Restaurants Owned and Operated by Women

In the constant furor over whose doing what in the uber hot Austin dining scene, we often forget that there are a boatload of successfully and highly entrepreneurial women who have found their niche in what used to be a business dominated by men. That  Continue Reading »

Billie Jean’s Burger Pub Podcast

  Billie Jean’s Burger Pub is a hot, new joint at 6501 S. Congress helmed by Miranda and Christie, two veterans of the local Austin food wars. As you will hear, they are quite personable and really buzzed about their new place. I really like  Continue Reading »

Four Restaurants You Must Try Now

There are some terrific restaurants around Austin that are kind of flying under the serious foodie radar scopes thus far. The purpose of this article is to let you know about these little gems before the rest of the vast majority Austin cognoscenti catch  Continue Reading »

This Week’s Podcast: Cesar Navarri of il Forte

  Il Forte is a charming little Italian restaurant on 8th between Brazos and Congress. It is run by an ingratiating Italian gentleman named Cesar Navarri. He and his wife Renata along with chef Giovanni have created quite a restaurant: enough for  Continue Reading »

The Best Comfort Food Places in Austin: An Update

Three years ago we posted a story on our favorite comfort food spots in Austin; however, given the speed at which the Austin restaurant scene is moving, it’s time for an update. 1. Jack Allen’s Kitchen Well, some things just don’t change.  Continue Reading »

Dining Recommendations in the Lakeline Mall Area

We’re getting an increasing stream of inquiries from readers about dining in North Austin, specifically around the Lakeline Mall area. The good news is that there are many neat restaurants within a 3-4 mile radius. Here are some of our favorites. Soto Located  Continue Reading »

Is Austin Really Restaurant Friendly?

Austin has a national reputation as a business-friendly city. On the whole, that statement seems reasonable. But take a closer look into the restaurant segment of Austin’s business map. And remember, the restaurant/bar industry in the Austin area employs  Continue Reading »

Burnet Trifecta Packing Them In

I’ve always loved the trifecta at the racetrack. But that’s a long shot at best. There is a restaurant trifecta on Burnet that is, as racing fans would say, a lock. I’m talking about the back-to-back-to-back configuration of Noble Sandwich  Continue Reading »

Podcast: Steve Southern

  Steve Southern is the subject of this week’s podcast. A Texas-born chef, he trained in Dallas, and cut his spurs at the Hyatt under the tutelage of some real pros. He later opened a restaurant in San Antonio, and then joined Iron Cactus  Continue Reading »