ATX Eats & Treats

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A Slice of Summer Pop-Up Dinner

A Slice of Summer Pop-Up Dinner

I had the honor and joy to cook at Forthright’s kitchen once again for a pop-up dinner on August 2nd. I titled this night “A Slice of Summer” to represent some of summer’s best ingredients. Best of all – everything was gluten free! The first course featured red beets with walnuts, goat cheese, and reducedContinue Reading A Slice of Summer Pop-Up Dinner

The Carillon: Chef’s Tasting Menu

The Carillon: Chef’s Tasting Menu

I had the incredible honor and pleasure to dine at The Carillon and be treated to their Chef’s Tasting Menu by Chef Dan and their team. I can’t believe I’ve never visited their amazing restaurant before because I was blown away by everything they made. Course’s 5 and 8 were my absolute favourites, but IContinue Reading The Carillon: Chef’s Tasting Menu

Unit D Happy Hour

Unit D Happy Hour

There’s a new happy hour in town and it’s delicious. Almost every dish is only $5 – I’m talking fried green tomatoes with harissa aioli, white bean puree with house bread, and chaat chicken wings! There are also great $5 wines like the Mont Gravet Rosé and $5 featured cocktails. The white bean puree isContinue Reading Unit D Happy Hour

Searsucker Happy Hour

Searsucker Happy Hour

I recently checked out the happy hour menu at the beautiful Searsucker in downtown Austin. Their happy hour runs Monday through Friday from 4-6 pm and boasts delicious eats and drinks! Here are the things I ate and drank: The drinks pictured are the “snake in the grass” with cucumber gin, bruised mint, lime andContinue Reading Searsucker Happy Hour

Austin Live Fire at Jennifer’s Gardens

Austin Live Fire at Jennifer’s Gardens

If you’re looking for an unforgettable evening of creative culinary delights, you need to check out Austin Live Fire and their Supper Club… And Jennifer’s Gardens is the perfect place to host such a special event. Dinner started out with amazing bites cooked over live fire. There were octopus, quail, bacon, and mushrooms. There wasContinue Reading Austin Live Fire at Jennifer’s Gardens

Restaurant Review: Vegas Concessions

Restaurant Review: Vegas Concessions

There’s a new truck in town and you are going to love it. It’s located in the patio of one of the best bars on east 6th street, Hotel Vegas. Let’s talk about their corn dogs. House made batter, polish sausage, and hot mustard OF YOUR DREAMS. This was my favourite thing on the menu,Continue Reading Restaurant Review: Vegas Concessions

Recipe #18: Veggie Pad Thai

Recipe #18: Veggie Pad Thai

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve posted a recipe of my own – but now there’s this fabulous healthy pad thai recipe for you to make and devour (like I did)!   Ingredients: 14 – 16 oz of rice noodles 4 tbsp tamari 4 tbsp honey 2 tbsp tamarind paste 2 tsp fish sauce 2Continue Reading Recipe #18: Veggie Pad Thai

Buenos Aires and Mendel Wines Dinner Party

Buenos Aires and Mendel Wines Dinner Party

I had the honor to dine in the Milonga Room at Buenos Aires Cafe this past weekend and what a delight it was! Mendel Wines from Argentina brought five amazing wines to taste with a tapas menu created by the chefs at Buenos Aires. It was a decadent experience full of contrasting flavors and textures (andContinue Reading Buenos Aires and Mendel Wines Dinner Party

Restaurant Review: Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ

Restaurant Review: Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ

Just another BBQ spot, right? WRONG! Valentina’s is included in the Austin Monthly’s Top 50 BBQ Joints for a good reason – they make damn good cue. The drive out to Manchaca wasn’t as bad as I thought it’d be (granted, I35 was particularly nice that day). The large trailer and shaded patio is invitingContinue Reading Restaurant Review: Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ

Restaurant Review: La Mancha

Restaurant Review: La Mancha

I finally visited the beloved neighborhood restaurant La Mancha and it was the tex-mex feast of my dreams! Their menu is huge so everyone will find something they want. They have a huge front patio out front, as well as plentiful seating inside. Lots of colorful paintings, flags and detailed tiling adorns the inside. YouContinue Reading Restaurant Review: La Mancha