South Austin Brewery Opens New Intimate Music Venue

South Austin Brewery Full Disclosure: I attended a complimentary tasting during a preview of the Upstairs at South Austin Brewery. All opinions are my own. Stage at the Upstairs Room South Austin Brewery recently opened an intimate new venue called the Upstairs. The venue is located inside the brewery complete with stage, communal tables andContinue reading “South Austin Brewery Opens New Intimate Music Venue”

Hopdoddy Burger Bar Opens at the Triangle

Hopdoddy Triangle Full Disclosure: I attended a complimentary preview tasting at Hopdoddy Burger Bar in the Triangle. All opinions are my own. Hopdoddy Burger Bar restaurant is now serving up their highly rated Angus and Akushi beef burgers at their new Triangle location. The Austin-born restaurant\’s new location opens their doors at 11am on Monday,Continue reading “Hopdoddy Burger Bar Opens at the Triangle”

JINYA Ramen Bar Now Open on Rock Rose Avenue

JINYA Ramen Bar Full Disclosure: I attended a media tasting at JINYA Ramen Bar and sampled complimentary menu items. All opinions are my own. JINYA Ramen Bar is the newest addition to the Rock Rose district in North Austin. JINYA was founded by Tomonori Takahashi who opened the first JINYA Ramen Bar in Tokoyo in 2000. UponContinue reading “JINYA Ramen Bar Now Open on Rock Rose Avenue”

Growler USA Now Pouring 100 Taps & More Near UT Campus

Meridian Hive Mead at Growler USA Full disclosure: I attended a preview party at Growler USA and received complimentary samplings of drinks and bites. All opinions are my own.Growler USA is a new microbrew pub pouring 100 American-made craft beverages near UT. 65 of the taps are Texas-made. In addition to an exceptional beer tapContinue reading “Growler USA Now Pouring 100 Taps & More Near UT Campus”

Fork + Taco

Fork + Taco  Lately it seems that Burnet Road is booming with new restaurants opening up every other week. Fork + Taco is one of the newest additions to the Burnet Street eats. Fork + Taco opened a few weeks ago and was greeted with an excited lunch crowd. I dined in on opening dayContinue reading “Fork + Taco”

Otto\’s German Bistro Opens in Fredericksburg

Otto\’s opened their doors to the public about a month ago in a converted house and former bookstore a block off Main street. While they were remodeling the old bookstore into a beautiful restaurant they hosted several pop up dinners around town. The restaurant\’s interior is small and intimate and the patio open and inviting.Continue reading “Otto\’s German Bistro Opens in Fredericksburg”

Bufalina Bringing the Flavors of Naples to East Austin

Bufalina is bringing the flavors of Naples to East Austin using high quality and fresh ingredients. The meats are sourced from Salt & Time and Antonelli\’s Cheese Shop and they also use Antonelli\’s cheese. While they do prepare most of their food in house, they also serve Austin\’s beloved Easy Tiger baguettes to accompany theContinue reading “Bufalina Bringing the Flavors of Naples to East Austin”

Umami Mia Pizzeria\’s Bloody Caesar

 I love a good spicy bloody Mary so when I read the description for Umami Mia\’s Bloody Caesar I was intrigued. This bloody is made with Tito\’s vodka, Clamato juice, Umami tomato sauce, lime juice, cracked pepper, Sriracha and wasabi sauce. While the Sriracha and wasabi add some spice and heat to the drink it isContinue reading “Umami Mia Pizzeria\’s Bloody Caesar”