Toast and Roast 2017
Mar10

Toast and Roast 2017

The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas held their annual Toast & Roast in partnership with Texas Monthly and their “Top Texas Wines of 2016!” at Stonehouse Villa in Driftwood. This year’s food sponsors were Bryan’s on 290, Vox Table, Capra Lamb, Lox, Box and Barrel and Noble...

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Grizzeldas Mexican Restaurant
Nov18

Grizzeldas Mexican Restaurant

The owners of Jacoby’s Restaurant & Mercantile have opened another restaurant, Grizzelda’s, just a stones throw away on East Cesar Chavez Street. The upscale Mexican restaurant features meat from the Jacoby family ranch, just like at Jacoby’s. I attended a complementary preview of the restaurant and was very impressed by the flavorful food and perfectly crafted cocktails. Even the chips and salsa, which can be considered filler...

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Rose Room, Rock Rose
Jul10

Rose Room, Rock Rose

Rock Rose has added ‘dance club’ to their impressive list of eating, drinking and shopping options. The multi level club has three full bars and offers table service to include a personal balcony for some tables overlooking Rock Rose street...

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Red Horn 1 Year Anniversary
Mar26

Red Horn 1 Year Anniversary

Red Horn Coffee House & Brewing Co opened their doors one year ago giving Cedar Park and North Austin a brewery and coffee shop that you might expect to find downtown. The number of house beers on the menu is often changing, I’ve seen it range from 5 to 15, but there are some mainstays like Hap Slappy (my personal favorite) and Trail Runner. Most weekend nights you will find live music being played on the stage, that...

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Tour de Vin 2015, Austin
Sep18

Tour de Vin 2015, Austin

Disclaimer: I attended as a complimentary guest. All opinions are my own. The Wine and Food Foundation of Texas hosted the 13th annual Tour de Vin on Austin’s East side at Fair Market. Five of Austin’s chefs from well known Gardner + Contigo, Kin & Comfort, Bribery Bakery, Juliet and Vox Table were on hand serving up tasty samples of their food. With 34 participating wineries you didn’t have to worry about an...

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Napa and Sonoma Valley Trip
Jun20

Napa and Sonoma Valley Trip

At the end of May my wife and I took a trip to Sonoma and Napa California for her birthday. A common response when asking someone how their trip was is something like “Not long enough”; that is especially true of a Wine Country trip. With only four nights and three days to reasonably squeeze in as much as we could we started as soon we arrived in Sonoma Friday evening. Downtown Sonoma Plaza For our one night in Sonama we...

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