James Beard Awards Semifinalists

Today, the James Beard Foundation released the list of semifinalists for the 2015 Restaurant and Chef Awards! For those of you who don’t know, these are annual awards for excellence in the food and drink industry, they are the Oscars of food.  The finalist will be announced on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. The awards ceremony will … Continue reading “James Beard Awards Semifinalists”

Hanging at the Lake

Dining with a view can come in different forms.  Some choose to dine high above mere mortals, the higher the better with the skyline as their dining backdrop.  For those with a different take on an “amazing view” fear not we have you covered.  Here are some great spots to drink, dine or just chill … Continue reading “Hanging at the Lake”

Killer Happy Hours That Can’t be Missed

Happy Hour, Social Hour, whatever you want to call it rarely lasts just an hour and is an opportunity to save a few bucks (which if wisely saved can be spent on your next Happy Hour adventure).  In this economy who isn’t looking to save while exploring local and international brews, craft cocktails or whatever … Continue reading “Killer Happy Hours That Can’t be Missed”

Brunch spots in Austin

Brunch is a great time to catch up with family and friends and forget the work week you have ahead of you.  Of course it’s best paired with a bloody mary or mimosa.  Here are some great spots for Brunch in Austin. Chez Zee American Bistro – Chez Zee is warm and welcoming with a … Continue reading “Brunch spots in Austin”

Great Tequila Selections in ATX

Tequila is no different than any other spirit.  There are bold flavors, smokey flavors and some are smoother than others.  Here is a guide to exploring the many tequila options in ATX. Hecho en Mexico – The flavors of San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato is what you can expect when you walk through the doors of … Continue reading “Great Tequila Selections in ATX”

Rooftops in Austin

The weather is beautiful so why not enjoy your cocktail or pint outside.  Here is a guide to some great rooftops in Austin. Lanai Rooftop Lounge – Lanai is a casual lounge with lots of space.  They are opened Wednesday-Sunday and have a retractable roof to gaze at the stars on a clear night. Maggie Mae’s – … Continue reading “Rooftops in Austin”

Pubs in Central Austin

Take a load off at one or all of these pubs located in Central Austin. Crown and Anchor Pub – Open 365 days a year, Crown and Anchor Pub is a neighborhood favorite in the Hyde Park/University area.  Come here and shoot some pool or check out their video games or try your luck in the weekly … Continue reading “Pubs in Central Austin”

Dining, Drinking and Lounging around the Frank Erwin Center – March Madness

Here is a guide to dining, drinking and lounging in the heart of all the NCAA March Madness. El Mercado Restaurant – You will find consistent Tex-Mex grub at this chain.  They serve solid drinks and their food definitely has a kick. Hickory Street Bar & Grille – Hang out on their deck and enjoy the sites … Continue reading “Dining, Drinking and Lounging around the Frank Erwin Center – March Madness”

St Paddy’s Day in Austin

St Paddy’s Day is just around the corner.  Here is a list of some of the happenings in Austin. B.D. Riley’s Irish Pub – 3/17 Frat-like it may be but they go nuts on St. Patrick’s Day from 10am on with live music and bagpipes, and Irish food and drink specials. Fado Irish Pub – Fadó Irish Pub & … Continue reading “St Paddy’s Day in Austin”

Can’t Miss Guinness spots in Austin

Warming up for your St Patrick’s Day celebration?  Why not start with a perfect pint of Guinness.  If you are interested in the dark stuff here are some must stops in Austin.  Remember a proper Guinness takes a few minutes. B.D Riley’s – Head here to visit and experience the true feel of Ireland and the … Continue reading “Can’t Miss Guinness spots in Austin”