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 […]

Last Minute Mother’s Day Brunch Suggestions in Austin

Posted by on May 3, 2017 in Best Of

If anyone deserves a day of nice dining and relaxation it’s your Mom! So here are some suggestions for brunch around Austin this Mother’s Day. The Oasis Best view in the city. Charming restaurant with the perfect menu for all those beleaguered moms. Here’s their menu. Mattie’s at Green Pastures Green Pastures was a brunch […]

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 […]

Slab BBQ & Beer Opens in Oak Hill

Posted by on Apr 28, 2017 in News, Openings

There’s something cool going on at the Oak Hill Plaza shopping center at the Y in Oak Hill. Two new and really decent restaurants have opened in the past month. We talked about EurAsia Sushi Bar & Seafood several days ago and just down the sidewalk we now have Slab BBQ & Beer. They’ve taken […]

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 […]

EurAsia Sushi Bar and Seafood Opens in Oak Hill

Posted by on Apr 22, 2017 in News, Openings

EurAsia, a sleek and tastefully appointed new restaurant featuring sushi, sashimi, and other Asian dishes along with an extensive Indonesian menu has opened in Oak Hill. I have been very pleased with EurAsia’s cuisine thus far and am delighted to have a credible restaurant serving Indonesian foods. They are planning a grand opening celebration from […]

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 […]

Is the Owner Operated Restaurant an Endangered Species?

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Rob's Blog

We went to Dallas over the Easter holiday weekend to have brunch with our daughter. She lives near Plano in a lovely area called The Colony. We ate at a smallish chain restaurant near her apartment called Hash House a Go Go. The wait was well over an hour. The food was decent but the […]

Best spots for Easter Sunday Brunch in Austin – the Oasis and more!

Posted by on Apr 5, 2017 in Best Of

The Oasis I couldn’t think of a better place to enjoy Easter brunch than this cozy spot nestled 450 feet above Lake Travis. Take a look at their menu. McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks This always reliable Seafood restaurant at The Domain has their Easter brunch scheduled from 10:30am to 1pm for a special […]

Hao-Q Asian Kitchen: Inspired Chinese And Vietnamese Dining with a Family Flair

Posted by on Apr 2, 2017 in Asian, Chinese, Reviews, Vietnamese

The beauty of Hao-Q Asian Kitchen is extensive: from the lovely and gregarious Hong who works the front of the restaurant to her husband, the amiable and very talented chef Young who produces the varieties of Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine that tend to keep this restaurant located at 3742 Far West Blvd. more crowded than […]

Jackets Required? On Dressing Up and Dining Out in Laid Back Austin

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Rob's Blog

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 home offices resonates outward and has created a minimalist style of dining attire here – even at the fine dining establishments – […]

Austin’s popular The Oasis on Lake Travis Updates Menus

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017 in News

Austin’s sunset capital and comfort food emporium The Oasis has updated their menus. I look forward to trying the Sliders and the Southwest Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocado. Chef Gerald has this place rocking!

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