The college kids dig Sixth Street, hip cats dig the east side, and shoppers flock to South Congress or The Domain. But there’s a rad collection of bars, restaurants, boutiques, and entertainment in the heart of downtown, in Austin’s 2ND Street District.[Read more…]
It can take hours for everyone in a group text to agree on where to eat. Diverse tastes, allergies, lifestyles, and ages are all factors. You need a place chic enough for young professionals, but relaxed enough for squiggly families; healthy enough for fit friends, but tasty enough for the foodie in the group. Friends, you are in luck. I’ve found your next hangout and it is just right: Rosedale Kitchen and Bar.[Read more…]
Imagine your favorite breakfast item. Now, imagine it stuffed inside a waffle. Local food truck and catering company, Ooga Booga Waffles, has taken Austin’s waffle game to the next level. The local business has created a fun twist on a traditional breakfast item, and it’s something you don’t want to miss.
Whether you’re a fan of sweet or savory items, Ooga Booga Waffles will make your next breakfast one of your most waffle-tastic.[Read more…]
Well, I done did it. When I moved here from NYC six years ago, if you told me I’d end up having a kid and living in an Austin suburb, I would’ve called you insane. Yet two months ago, my wife, three-year-old, and I moved into an adorable home in Cedar Park. It’s even on a cul-de-sac for Pete’s sake. We’re officially ‘burbing.
While the cool kids in Austin proper consider Cedar Park a cultural wasteland, I’m here to set the record straight. Sure, it may not be a bastion of foodie goodness like the city’s hipper neighborhoods, but Williamson County dwellers have more than chain restaurants and fast causal to keep the taste buds tantalized.
Here’s an insider’s guide about where to eat in this fine town of friends and families, including a couple spots just outside the city limits.[Read more…]
When I attended St. Edward’s University, I went on a one-week trip to Japan to learn more about the Japanese culture, as part of a global business ethics and responsibilities course. The trip was amazing! Everything about the country blew me away, especially the food.
Luckily, we have our fair share of authentic and mouth-watering Japanese cuisine here in Austin. I’m sure you’ve heard of one of the restaurants I frequent: Ramen Tatsu-ya. But did you know the Tatsu-ya group has three other restaurants in Austin, with a fourth on the way?[Read more…]
When you think of local baked goods, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Giant slices of pecan pie? A heaping mound of Cop Stop ice cream from Amy’s? Or maybe a doughnut sandwich from Gourdough’s tickles your sweet tooth.
Prepare to add something a bit more delicate to that pantheon of delectable Austin treats. By perfecting the under-appreciated and oft maligned meringue, the team at Fluff Meringues & More has filled a niche local foodies didn’t know they needed. These sweet treats are created with impeccable technique, exquisite style, and out of this world flavors.[Read more…]
Here in Austin, the battle for taco supremacy is a bloody one. Families divided, friendships dashed, and Twitter feeds triggered over the age-old argument of who does it better. With the multitude of options available, it’s easy to get lost in the debate.
For those weary of the war, there’s a familiar shelter in the storm. A mainstay of excellence in the local Tex-Mex scene for almost 20 years, Tacodeli has endured using fresh ingredients, attention to quality, and a heart for all things local.
With a new downtown Austin location ready to open its doors, a whole new audience is poised to try this old favorite for the first time.[Read more…]
Austin summers have a way of turning our thoughts to water–drinking it, swimming in it, or enjoying a view of it from a fabulous patio. I can’t get enough.
Austin blesses us with an abundance of heavenly bodies of water and cool restaurants overlooking them. We all know about The Oasis and its spectacular sunset views. It is well-known for a reason–almost everyone has an Oasis story to share.[Read more…]
Revelry on the Boulevard has barely been open for a couple of months, but it’s been a long time in the making. The space, which was converted from an old auto shop, now serves as the sister restaurant to Revelry Kitchen + Bar on Austin’s east side. The new location seats 250 and has 13 TVs, two dog-friendly patios, and a huge selection of local beer and wine.[Read more…]
Whenever I do a food tasting, it’s usually in a public setting. A small shop on 25th Street, a bustling dining room, or even in a commissary kitchen, surrounded by clouds of flour smoke and blazing ovens. Imagine my surprise when I found myself at the baker’s dining room table, tasting delectable treats for the purposes of this review.
A storefront isn’t necessary to create baked good magic. With a handful of pop-up events on its side and a menu of sensational sweet treats to share, Basilflower Patisserie creates unique takes on classic dishes and across-the-pond culinary delights.[Read more…]