AFBA Happy Hour at Snack Bar

AFBA Happy Hour at Snack Bar

The Byte of Texas conference kicked off with a complimentary happy hour at Snack Bar. I’ve eaten here a couple of times over the years (love the mac and cheese!), but this was the widest variety of foods I’ve tried here and the most insight I’ve gotten about the history of the restaurant. The Restaurant … Continue reading

AFBA Happy Hour at the Austin Winery

AFBA Happy Hour at the Austin Winery

I joined the Austin Food Blogger Alliance last month (yay!!!) and attended my first AFBA happy hour. It was everything I hoped for. :) We met at The Austin Winery for a complimentary wine tasting with Argentinean appetizers created by Chef Carlos Crusco. Wine alone would have been excellent. Add gazpacho and granita and I’m … Continue reading

Hatch Chile Season and Berry Chile Salad

Hatch Chile Season and Berry Chile Salad

I love hatch chile season in Austin. I love that during hatch chile season, you see hatch chiles in just about everything you can think of in grocery stores, restaurants, and food blogs. I haven’t made it to Whole Foods or Central Market to check out their selection yet (and might have missed some of … Continue reading

Brunch at Eastside Cafe

Brunch at Eastside Cafe

I met a friend for brunch at Eastside Cafe this weekend. I have a soft spot for houses-turned-restaurants, so Eastside was love at first sight (and at first smell: you could smell breakfast food as soon as you opened the front door). At 10:30am on a Saturday it was easy to get a table, although … Continue reading

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

We visited Machu Picchu close to halfway through our trip, after having a few days to acclimate to higher altitudes in Cusco. It was amazing! We were fairly lucky, as the days before and after were rainy and heavily cloudy but on the day we went it was clear and only mildly cloudy. We chose … Continue reading