EurAsia Sushi Bar & Seafood’s Great Fish Dishes

Posted by on Jul 22, 2017 in Reviews

My admiration for EurAsia Sushi Bar & Seafood continues too grow. This neat new restaurant in Oak Hill at the Y blends Indonesian cuisine along with seafood dishes and Japanese sushi and sashimi. So far I’ve been focusing on the Indonesian part of the menu with delicious results. But the fish dishes deserved their turn […]

Looking for BBQ Shrimp? Check Out the Gnarly Gar at Point Venture

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in Reviews

I have been to New Orleans many times and always seem to work my way over to Pascal’s Manale for their amazing BBQ shrimp at least once on each visit. Eating this dish is a messy but glorious experience as you’re engulfed in flavors you might never have thought possible. Owner Luke DeFelice and his […]

Street Restaurant Makes a Tasty Oblique Turn Toward Japanese

Posted by on Jul 8, 2017 in Reviews

When Ronald Cheng’s Street Restaurant debuted last year on Greystone in the space that had formerly housed Musashino, there was a definite Chinese tilt toward the pan-Asian menu. I loved the restaurant then and I still do, even though it has taken on decidedly more of a Japanese inclination. We started the other night with […]

The Oasis Review: Dining Atop Lake Travis

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 in Reviews

The 4th of July is approaching and as always my thoughts turn to that irresistible combination: water and food. And then my thoughts turn to The Oasis on Lake Travis. Perched in a gorgeous setting 450 above Lake Travis, the Oasis began as the dream of interior designer and art collector Beau Theriot who grew […]

Jobell Cafe & Bistro in Wimberley: Gold in the Hill Country

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Reviews

Austin has a number of really cool and interesting restaurants that are sometimes tucked away in more remote locations. Finding them is like striking culinary gold! Dining at them is a blissful experience that every foodie should enjoy. Jobell Cafe & Bistro on Highway 12 in Wimberley is one such place. Established by transplanted New […]

Rob Reviews Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Reviews

Austin has a lot of unique restaurants with great back stories and Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden is one of them. Founder Ben Siegel does not come from a food background but that didn’t deter him from following his vision to Rainey Street and putting together one of the most popular gathering spots in […]

Craig O’s Pizza & Pastaria in Lakeway Sneaky Good

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in Reviews

Had a leisurely dinner at CraigO’s Pizza & Pastaria in Lakeway Friday night. Since they do a lot of takeout there, they’ve reduced the overall square footage. But no matter – the food still mostly rocks. I saw a tray of pizza rolls headed to the table next to ours. I’d always thought of these […]

Phoenicia Bakery and Deli Review

Posted by on Jun 4, 2017 in Reviews

I have been a fan of Phoenicia for quite some time. All it takes is a taste of their splendid shawarma or gyro and a brief chat with owner Malek Sr., who has that dry sense of humor reminiscent of Steven Wright. Malek came over from Lebanon years ago to get a degree in chemical […]

Rob Reviews Joe’s Bakery & Coffee Shop on East 7th Street

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Reviews

There are many restaurants and dishes in my food life that border on compulsory. And there are a few that are simply indispensable. Joe’s Bakery & Coffee Shop on East 7th is one such place. The history of this place is remarkable, dating back to the late 1930s when it was a bakery called La […]

Rob Visits Cane Rosso Neapolitan Style Pizza in Sunset Valley

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Reviews

As you’ll read in our forthcoming Austin Pizza Wars 2017, what was once a veritable wasteland for good pizza has become a mecca of sorts for pizza lovers. Cane Rosso, a popular Dallas chain, threw its hat into the Austin pizza scene last year at the site of the old Cannoli Joe’s (and later St. […]

Mattie’s at Green Pastures Sparkles in SoCo

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in News, Openings, Reviews

I must admit it had been quite some time since we’d dined at Green Pastures, one of Austin’s oldest and most iconic restaurants. It was badly in need of a makeover and that musty smell had gone from endearing to annoying, so it had kind of dropped off our radar. But the old gal has […]

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 […]

Bullfight – celebrating Spanish food, drink and Culture

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Reviews

I have long enjoyed dining at Shawn Cirkiel’s various restaurants: from his first, Jean Luc’s Bistro, to Bullfight, one of his more recent. Shawn is a creative chef and he’s adventurous. In my book that’s an excellent combination. And that brings us to the Spanish-styled Bullfight at 4807 Airport Blvd. I cannot say that I […]

First Bites at Citizen Eatery Locally Sourced Vegetarian Restaurant

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Healthy Dining, Reviews, Vegetarian

This is not a full review, but I was so impressed with Citizen Eatery on Burnet that I had to share this with you. This is a family owned business featuring vegetarian food. No, nothing as extreme at the former Beets on W. 5th but good, rib-sticking fare. I loved the Citizen Scramble, a rich, irresistible […]

Cannon and Belle – Farm to Table Fare at the downtown Austin Hilton

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in Reviews

If you haven’t been to the downtown Hilton lately, you might be surprised next time you go. The food scene has changed dramatically. Liberty Tavern is gone, as is Finn & Porter. The bar upstairs from these two has expanded exponentially to house the restaurant that has replaced Finn & Porter as well as the […]

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