Rob’s Fearless Food Predictions for 2016

Posted by on Dec 26, 2015 in News

I believe that major changes in Austin restaurants and cuisine are ahead for 2016. So here they are unapologetically presented by your faithful scribe. As is our style some of these must be taken with the proverbial grain of salt. But here’s to a great new year in the River City. 1. Sometime soon in […]

Christmas Dining Recommendations

Posted by on Dec 16, 2015 in News

Believe it or not there are folks who don’t cook Christmas dinner at home. Well, here’s a list of places your family or friends might enjoy for Christmas Day dining out if you are so inclined. Cafe at the Four Seasons The best brunch in town seems to ramp it up even more for holidays. […]

A Pictorial Essay on Rudy’s Moist Brisket

Posted by on Nov 27, 2015 in News

Brisket evokes a lot of passion among BBQ fans. Everyone has their own take and favorites but without question, Texans truly love brisket. Now I’m a long-time fan of the moist brisket at Rudy’s Country Store and BBQ and i got to thinking about the process that a brisket goes through from the time it […]

James Ramsey New Exec Chef at The Goodnight

Posted by on Nov 25, 2015 in Heard On The Street, News, Openings

James Ramsey, who has helmed Fore in Lakeway and his own restaurant, Silver and Stone in Georgetown, has now taken over the reins at The Goodnight on W.Anderson. This is a bit of a coup for owner David Goodnight as Ramsey is very well-respected in the industry. I’ve always enjoyed his highly creative yet approachable […]

Back by Popular Demand:, Best New Restaurants in Austin: Rob’s take

Posted by on Nov 5, 2015 in News

For those who used to mourn the lack of quality restaurants in Austin, those days are long gone. Just in the last two years we’ve had dozens of quality openings. And as CK Chin keeps telling me, more are on the way! So here’s our take on the newbies: both fine dining, casual. and food […]

Local Chefs Who Don’t Always Get the Big Headlines (But Should)

Posted by on Nov 5, 2015 in Cuisine, News, Rob On Cuisine

Without question there is a media pecking order with respect to our local superstar chefs. You can’t pick up any periodical, visit a blog or website without hearing names like Aaron Franklin, David Bull, Paul Qui, Rene Ortiz, Shawn Cirkiel, Tyson Cole, Bryce Gillmore with significant frequency. Do they deserve the spotlight? Most definitely. They […]

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