Pho Dan is pho-king delicious!

I am going to be honest here….I DO NOT like nor do I trust Asian cuisine, I just don’t.  I can’t be diggin’ on a place that hangs naked ducks in the windows (Enticement?  I don’t think so.) or on a cuisine that insists on showering everything on the menu in fish sauce! I’ve had […]

Ross’s Old Austin Cafe – North Lamar

I have been waiting to review Ross’s and it’s not an ideal time now because I am starving…but, I will go ahead and get it done! I had gone to Ross’s once back in early 2001 or so, and since moving to a more centrally located spot in town, I simply (and oh so sadly) […]

Zed(s) … Not Dead!

My #1 amigo and I decided to treat ourselves to dinner this past weekend.  One of our favorite past times, besides the actual action of stuffing our faces, is to try new restaurants!  Considering that we moved merely a month ago, we have been encountering mucho food in suburbialand…. Friday, we decided to try Zed’s.  […]

Pablito’s Bakery – Austin, Texas….

Let’s begin with a trip to tacoland.  Pablito’s Bakery @ Bluff Bend and Braker is par none.  Everything I have had there is divine.  (They could use some help with their coffee-making skills, but….)  Gorditas, quesadillas, tacos, tortas, everything!  Very fresh and flavorful and most importantly, affordable.  Pablito’s is better than La Mexicana (my former […]

Review: Zandunga Mexican Bistro Austin!!!

  Zandunga is the second child for the east Austin staple, Mi Madre’s.  It has been several months since our trip here, so it’s a bit hard for me to recall many specifics.  I will say this though, I realllly wanted to like it, beacuse I love Mi Madre’s and I think that the family […]

GBJ Soap Opera Update…

Phew, sorry about that ya’ll! I done went and got hitched to amigo, bought a house (HEADACHE, but worth it), got a dog (Frankie!!!!), and had family in for the holidays – life has been insane… Something swell did indeed rise through the smoke – we are amidst a plethora of new restaurants and bars […]

Review: #19 Bus – Austin

The food trailer has become somewhat of a local revolution, they are everywhere.  Some are good, some not-so-much and it’s a high stakes game when I compromise my food.  To the west of the new East Side Drive In (whack) is a commune of food trailers, and one of those is the #19 Bus.  An old […]

Review: Your Mom’s Burgers – Austin!!!!!

  Let me start by saying that today, Amigo and I got to eat lunch together, so my that made my day – he even brought the Frankie with him! We decided to try Your Mom’s Burger Bar because some friends of ours in the ‘hood said they were pretty darn good.  Holy schmolly they could […]

Dinner Idea for the CARNIVORES: Sundried Tomato and Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken

As many of you know by now, I loooove to cook, I love to eat, I love to bake, and most of all I love to try out new recipes… Sick of the same old same old in the poultry world, I recalled a chicken recipe I had several years ago – some (Italians) call […]

Justine’s Brasserie – More delicious food in Austin!

Ok, so I have been pining to to go to Justine’s and this past Saturday…my wish came true…A hefty $100 tab later (I blame the Hendrick’s martinis) and a full belly…I can’t wait to go back! We had a crew of seven and rolled in at 10:20 pm to a not-so-welcoming HOUR wait.  Justine’s will […]