10th Annual Taste of North Austin at the Domain

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017 in News

What does a restaurant critic do on an off day? He sits down with three other judges in front of the iPic at the Domain and tastes the offerings of 25 different north Austin restaurants. It’s called the Taste of North Austin and it happens Saturday at 12:15 at the Domain. For the public it’s […]

DK Maria’s Legendary Tex-Mex Opens on 1807 Slaughter

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in News, Openings

Replacing the former Tres Amigos, DK Maria’s Legendary Tex-Mex has opened at 1807 Slaughter. The fare is family-style Mexican food inspired by the creative influences of DK Maria herself. Former Kenichi investor Mike Reynolds is highly involved with this restaurant and he told me today that he’s been “delighted” with the initial response from the […]

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 and Don Pryor’s Dining Out Austin Podcast Featuring Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden’s Ben Siegel

Posted by on May 26, 2017 in News

Click on the link below to listen to a fascinating interview with Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden founder Ben Siegel. He started from scratch with no restaurant experience and built an amazing business. How did he do it? The story awaits! Dining Out Austin Podcast – Ben Siegel of Banger’s

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. […]

Cantine on South Lamar Closes

Posted by on May 21, 2017 in Closings

I’ve always been an Emmet Fox fan (the force behind Austin restaurants Asti and Fino) and I really enjoyed his latest venture, Cantine on South Lamar. But Cantine has now gone dark, and frankly I’m not surprised. South Lamar bears virtually no resemblance to what it looked like five years ago. There are simply too […]

Hot Luck Fest, Aaron Franklin’s Homage to Austin Food, Drink and Music, Wraps Up

Posted by on May 21, 2017 in News

It has been an unusual but fun four days. The Hot Luck Festival is winding down to its final Sunday brunch at L’Oca d’Oro after a rousing beginning at Franklin Barbecue earlier this week. I’m not sure if this city really needs another festival, but after popping in to a few events I must say […]

The Back Story of the Opening of EurAsia Sushi Bar & Seafood in Oak Hill

Posted by on May 18, 2017 in News

Oftentimes the story behind the opening of a restaurant is as interesting as the restaurant itself. Such is the case with EurAsia Sushi Bar & Seafood in Oak Hill and its owners, Andre and Lili Dinata. Andre was born in Indonesia and made his way to the US where he gradually became involved in the […]

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 […]

North Italia and Flower Child to Open in New Google Building Downtown

Posted by on May 11, 2017 in News, Openings

FOX Restaurant Concepts out of Arizona had early success at the Domain with North Italia, a very decent Italian restaurant. Recently the company also opened Flower Child at the Domain as well. But no one expected what was to come next. The two restaurants are scheduled to open new operations in the Google building downtown. […]

Biderman’s Deli on Far West Blvd. launches Regular Hours Thursday at 7 a.m.

Posted by on May 10, 2017 in News, Openings

Finally, the closest thing Austin has had in a long time to a genuine Jewish Deli is opening. It’s called Biderman’s Deli and is located in the strip center on Far West Blvd., just down from Hao-Q Asian Kitchen. Biderman’s will start serving at 7 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. The variety of fresh […]

Toulouse Café and Bar Now Open at the Domain in Austin

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in News, Openings

Yet another high-end chain restaurant has opened at the Domain. Toulouse purports to be a French-style bistro and from my first tasting they did a decent – but not spectacular – job. The Crispy Duck Leg Confit was the best dish I tried (though I have always preferred Thomas Keller’s version at Bouchon) and the Foie […]

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 […]

Tumble 22 Nashville Hot Chicken Trailer Opens on Austin’s West 5th Street

Posted by on May 7, 2017 in News, Openings

  Austin’s fried chicken scene just ramped up another notch with the opening of Tumble 22 Hot Chicken on W. 5th. St. The formal opening date is Monday, May 8th. Tumble 22 is the newest venture of chef Harold Marmulstein, who staked his claim with the Salty Sow on the East Side. It’s hard to […]

Load More