Thursday, April 17, 2014

Hot Off the Presses: News from the Local Food Scene

We blogged last month about the “strange case of Eddie Nimibutr” who owned or worked at (depending on who you’re talking to) the Thai Noodle House on Guadalupe. He was the unfortunate Facebook poster who went nuclear about the Newtown shootings,  Continue Reading »

Fore in Lakeway Updates Menu Under New Chef

New Chef Robert Snow will roll out updated lunch and dinner menus at Fore in Lakeway beginning February 20th. Snow, whose credits include Fix at Bellagio in Las Vegas, Fleming’s and most recently Judge’s Hill in Austin, has his eye on some  Continue Reading »

Hill’s Cafe: Demise of an Austin Icon?

Bob ColeI have known Bob Cole as a friend and industry colleague for over 30 years. I was pleasantly surprised when he ventured into the restaurant business about a decade ago after he acquired the venerable Hill’s Cafe on South Congress. I ate  Continue Reading »

Heard on the Street: New Developments in the Restaurant Biz

Mizu to Seque into the 2nd “Grove”? The ill-fated Mizu in Lakeway, which closed on New Year’s Day, and which had one of the most spectacular views in Austin, may soon house the 2nd iteration of Reed Clemon’s highly successful Grove  Continue Reading »

Indie Chefs Week at Foreign and Domestic is a Foodie Smash

January 9th thru the 12th has been and continues to be a very special week at Foreign & Domestic. It’s the first Indie Chefs Week for Austin and it features local chefs and other rising stars from around the country. Please note: no Bobby Flays,  Continue Reading »

Foo Swasdee Back in the Kitchen at Satay

Fans of Satay, the long-running Thai classic off Anderson Lane, will be glad to know that a reinvigorated Foo Swasdee is now back in the kitchen on a full time basis. Swasdee, who has a PhD in Food Science from A&M has got lots of new creations bubbling  Continue Reading »

Restaurant Jezebel Initiates Mandatory Jacket Policy

Austin is the kind of town where the concept of “laid back” is ingrained into the daily fabric of life. The sartorial casualness that kind of flows from the campuses, tech firms and resonates outward has created a minimalist style of dining attire,  Continue Reading »

The Pita Man and His Empire

Malek AbijaoudeOdds are, if you’ve eaten a slice of Pita bread at any local deli or restaurant around Austin, chances are Malek Abijaoude, the proprietor of Phoenicia Bakery and Deli, has gotten up at 2am and fired up his South Lamar ovens and baked  Continue Reading »

Rob’s Top Ten Comfort Food Restaurants in Austin

Ever since 9/11, when the national craving for comfort foods made a dramatic comeback, foodies have been rediscovering all those simple yet memorable tastes from their childhoods. And restaurants have been alert to what might have been called a fad for  Continue Reading »

More Troubles for John Mueller

John MuellerA battle with sister LeeAnn Mueller once again spells trouble for the prodigal son of central Texas BBQ, John Mueller. And just like that, in enough time as it takes to say “beef ribs,” John is out at the popular South 1st St. Trailer.  Continue Reading »