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 […]

Anthony Bourdain, Take Two…and some SHIT food!

It’s no joke, kids…amigo and I like to get our food on!  Last night, my sweet man escorted me to see my foodie idol, Anthony Bourdain.  Now, I have seen him once before, this time in much better company, and he was great then as well, however, I do believe that I now have a […]

Vichyssoise (and so much more) @ OLIVIA – Austin

I was fortunate enough to have a working lunch today with a wonderful woman – at Olivia.  Named, by Bon Appetit Magazine, as one of the Top Ten New Restaurants in America for 2009. Upon walking in, I was delightfully greeted by a garden at the back of the building.  You know what that means…FRESH! (or at […]

Franklin’s BBQ – Austin, Texas

Howdy ya’ll! I realize that it has been a while since I promised that review on the Franklin BBQ trailer, so here goes. I have actually been twice now. And mind you, I am not the world’s biggest BBQ fan! First of all, go only when you have plenty of time to stand in line.  […]

The Great Outdoors Nursery and The Garden Distrcit Cafe + Butterflies!

  First I will begin by saying that I am newly obsessed with The Great Outdoors Nursery and the cafe that also sits on the property, The Garden District.  I like to go for lunch because it’s right by my office and makes for a mini-vacay in the middle of my otherwise stressful (what a […]

Q: What do Anthony Bourdain and Doughnuts have in common?

A: AUSTIN!  My most favorite “celebrity” chef…i use that term lightly, is in town for a speaking event, a book signing, and he is also filming an episode for his Travel Channel morsel of righteousness, No Reservations!  I saw him speak about two years ago and it was one of the most memorable events of my […]

SXSW – Austin, Texas…I hugged a hot trannie!

Ugh, where to start. Wednesday, St Patty’s Day, ( I don’t have a lick of Irish in me, but they do make fabulous whiskey) was a night thing because I had to work all day. After work I went downtown and drank my face off by myself, well, not by myself – with the other […]

SXSW – Here We Go, Ya’ll!!!!

So today begins the official start of the SXSW music portion of the nine-day festival! I can’t find anyone to join me tonight as most of my friends are either working early tomorrow, or they are already shitfaced (2:02pm) and celebrating this day… So, I have decided that I will brave these crowds alone and […]

Don’t call me irrepressible, I prefer effervescent!

A lil ditty from “the friend” that I told you about earlier…he called me “irrepressible”…and here is his response to my post. (I love you Marco, really, I do)… “Was going to post this on your blog, but it appears “comments” have been disabled. Whoever was the dickhole that called you “irrepressible”, if you see […]

24 Diner: Austin, Texas

I would like to begin by saying that this place should be packed next week for SXSW, however, with the amount of cocaine that is consumed during those four days, I’d be impressed if they stayed marginally steady. Once the locals have succumbed to sleep and quiet – it will be packed again, assured! Occupying […]