Monday, July 6, 2015

Rob’s Christmas and New Year’s Dining Options 2014

He’s making a list…For your convenience, we’ll be compiling many recommended restaurants’ hours of operation for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Enjoy, and don’t forget to generously tip your  Continue Reading »

Podcast: Steve Adler

  Mayor-Elect Steve Adler joins us this week to discuss the permitting, licensing, and other infrastructure issues that confront and often cripple the hospitality industry (restaurants, bars, hotels, clubs, et al.) that comprise the LARGEST number  Continue Reading »

Hollywood Comes to Austin for Opening of Fat Sal’s

I must admit to being a huge fan of Entourage, the long-running HBO comedy about a band of buddies playing or trying to play the Hollywood game. But when Jerry “Turtle” Ferrara and his former East Coast pal Sal Capik (who turned out to be  Continue Reading »

Rob’s Favorite Tex Mex Places

When I first came to Austin over 30 years ago, I had never heard of Tex Mex. But I was a fast learner, and soon we had become addicted to the unique flavors of true Tex Mex. Your cardiologist may not approve, but I look at this as a guilty pleasure more  Continue Reading »

Podcast: Freda Cheng of Freda’s Seafood Grille

  Freda Cheng is a proud member of one of Austin’s family restaurant dynasties. As proprietor of Freda’s Seafood Grille, she has teamed with brother Ronald Cheng (Chinatown) to bring the River city a diverse array of excellent food.  Continue Reading »

Thanksgiving 2014 Dining Recommendations

Next to Valentine’s Day, Thanksgiving is Austin’s other favorite dining out day. And as always, we’re posting a list of restaurants that will be open for Thanksgiving and contact information for those restaurants. We’ll also be updating our  Continue Reading »

Big Reds and Bubbles: What You Missed

The Driskill was buzzing last Thursday night as the Wine & Food Foundation of Texas staged their 12th annual fundraiser Big Reds and Bubbles. Guests were noshing and sipping a variety of restaurant food offerings, and of course some wonderful Big  Continue Reading »

Podcast: Mitch Ellengold of Rudy’s Bar-B-Q

  Hard to believe it’s been 20 years since the first Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q on Research opened its doors. Three friends from the insurance business, including Ken Schiller and our guest for today Mitch Ellengold, were behind  Continue Reading »

Podcast: Margarito Maldonado of Los Pinos

  This week’s Podcast features Los Pinos owner and chef Margarito Maldonado. Maldonado has combined his training cooking under Jack Gillmore at Z’Tejas and Michael Vilim at Mirabelle. You don’t find many Mexican chefs with this  Continue Reading »

Podcast: John Thompson of Stinson’s

  This week’s podcast guest is John Thomspon, who along with his wife owns and operates two charmiing bistros: one at 45th and Burnet called Stinson’s Rosedale, and the other on Lake Austin Blvd. called Stinson’s Deep Eddy Grill  Continue Reading »