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Hudson’s Hill Country: NOW [Soft] OPEN

Hudson’s Hill Country: NOW [Soft] OPEN

When Chef Jeff Blank opened the original Hudson’s on the Bend restaurant (in this same location) way back in 1984, he wanted to create an intimate space that offered fine fair to Austinites in a laid back Hill Country setting.┬áHe succeeded. HOTB’s reputation quickly grew […]

Schlotzsky’s Austin Eatery: Newly Opened Concept – Not Your Average Sandwich Shop

Schlotzsky’s Austin Eatery: Newly Opened Concept – Not Your Average Sandwich Shop

The first Schlotzsky’s was “born and bread” in 1971 on South Congress, where they served their scratch made sourdough hugged sandwiches on frisbees. The focus was on quality food and fun, and the shiny new (franchise) Bee Cave concept store takes both to a whole […]

Family Business Beer Company [Dripping Springs, TX]: Visit to a New ATX area Brewery

Family Business Beer Company [Dripping Springs, TX]: Visit to a New ATX area Brewery

I was finally able to visit Family Business Beer Co last Sunday (Mar 4). I was sad to miss the grand opening (Jan 10, 2018), but I was on an eight day craft beercation in Colorado at the time. I know, the struggle is real. […]

Charcuterie & Cheese: Austin’s Best

Charcuterie & Cheese: Austin’s Best

2018 City Guide to Charcuterie & Cheese in Austin I consider myself a charcuterie and cheese enthusiast! I am far from being an expert; however, I have indulged in more than my fair share of each, hundreds of varieties across the globe. When I sit […]

Wine Braised Oxtails – Italian Inspired

Wine Braised Oxtails – Italian Inspired

Since the first time I had them ages ago, I fell in LOVE with oxtails! If they are on a menu, no matter how prepared, I will order them. I have had some fantastic experiences, and some not so stellar – even though they have […]