foodie friday: Joann's Fine Foods ~ "Foodie" Friday 3/22/19 - 03/06/19 01:51 PM
I love Austin and we have such a vibe that makes us unique! South Congress Ave. is an icon of downtown Austin.  One of the special things that make the area so special is an all-day diner, located in the Austin Motel in SoCo. They understand how to keep Austin weird.
Joann's pays homage to the classic diner way of life. But, instead of a greasy spoon you'll find custom china and monogrammed napkins. There are leather booths, chrome bar stools surrounding the red counters and an open kitchen.  There's also overhead pendant lighting, decorative stained glass and beaded … (16 comments)

foodie friday: Hula Hut ~ "Foodie" Friday 2/22/19 - 02/19/19 12:16 PM
There's a tropical paradise right here in Austin, TX that's been serving Austinites for over 2 decades. Today is National Margarita Day and guess whose serving Margaritas for $1? There is no better place to be tonight than my recommendation!
Hula Hut                          
Since 1995, the Hula Hut has been overlooking beautiful Lake Austin.  This is traditional Tex-Mex cuisine with a Polynesian twist that all culminates into the finest “Tiki-Mex” cuisine.  You'll have a great time relaxing to music ranging from traditional Hawaiian to surf rock in any of their 3 bars. Enjoy a Mango Margarita and dive into their lavish PuPu Platters.  The … (12 comments)

foodie friday: French Quarter Grille ~ "Foodie" Friday 3/15/19 - 02/15/19 12:01 PM
Thinking about a week-end trip to New Orleans to get a quick fix? You don't have to leave Austin to enjoy that french quarter feel! You'll love my recommendation for this week-ends dining pleasure. Make time and head on over to this Austin restaurant with the New Orleans ambiance.
The French Quarter Grille has a warm and friendly atmosphere and the well trained staff is ready to answer any questions about the menu.  There is an open kitchen so you get to watch the magic happen. With the folk art murals, the Mardi Gras masks and the … (13 comments)

foodie friday: Darcy's Donkey ~ "Foodie" Friday ~ 3/1/19 - 02/14/19 12:03 PM
It's March First and guess what's right around the corner? You're right so make time to start prepping for St. Patrick's Day! What better way to get in the mood than to stop in at an authentic Irish pub and restaurant right here in the heart of Austin! You'll be so glad you did.
Located on Barton Springs Rd, Darcy's Donkey has a wide selection of Irish, Scottish & American whiskeys along with a superior Irish menu.  The main heart of the restaurant is on potatoes, traditional Irish meat pies, beer and whiskey. Once inside, you'll get a cozy, … (18 comments)

foodie friday: True Food Kitchen ~ "Foodie" Friday 3/8/19 - 02/07/19 10:13 AM
Looking for a restaurant where you will actually feel better after eating your meal rather than feeling stuffed? I've got a great recommendation on the newest location of a wonderful eatery that recently opened in the Domain in NW Austin. The food is amazing and good for you..don't hold that against them!
True Food Kitchen was founded by Dr. Andrew Weil who believes that food should make you feel better, not worse.  It's a new way of eating that encourages simple changes in eating habits that can help you achieve and maintain optimum health.  True Food Kitchen believes … (14 comments)

foodie friday: Brix and Ale ~ "Foodie" Friday 2/15/19 - 02/04/19 11:08 AM
How about doing something fun and different and take a Stay-cay 35 minutes North of Austin in Georgetown Texas? You might have been too busy for Valentine's Day so this is a special treat for the particular someone in your life. You'll love the generous hospitality at the Sheraton at the Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center. You'll find classic comfort food and food prepared by a chef with 15 years of culinary experience!  You'll find all this and more and I guarantee you'll be glad you did!
BRIX AND ALE             
Brix and Ale, located on the lower level of the Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center, is a combination of a local … (16 comments)

foodie friday: Scholz Garten ~ "Foodie" Friday 2/8/19 - 02/01/19 09:52 AM
Football is over and its time to get back to spending time with friends and family in a fun relaxed atmosphere. How about heading downtown for a little of "authentic" Austin  this weekend at the last of the great Biergartens in Texas? Put your boots on and enjoy some good food and beer!
SCHOLZ GARTEN                    
Scholz Garten was built by August Scholz in 1866 over an old boarding house. That was the year following the end of the Civil War. It started out as a place where the German community in and around Austin could visit before horseless carriages and moving … (16 comments)

foodie friday: Malibu Poke ~ "Foodie" Friday 2/1/19 - 01/25/19 09:58 AM
Good evening..... a little late with my restaurant recommendation for this week-end but I've got a good one for you. Looking for a taste of Southern California cuisine?  Love the technology they have integrated..only in Austin!
You'll have to check this experience and you'll find it right here in downtown Austin!
MALIBU POKE           
Malibu Poke has recently opened in the Seaholm District located near downtown Austin.  Poke has become popular here in Austin, and Malibu does it with a twist on this Hawaiian favorite.  Owner John Alexis worked with Matt McCallister, a James Beard nominee, to create the mix and match style … (5 comments)

foodie friday: Austin Cheese Company ~ "Foodie" Friday - 1/25/19 - 01/15/19 12:12 PM
There's a new kid in the hood at the Arboretum at Great Hills shopping center and its right close to my office! Its a wonderful spot to meet friends, colleagues and family for a bite to eat. If you love cheese like I do you're going to enjoy this wonderful addition to to our shops and other restaurants. It's quaint and quiet. After shopping at Z Gallery,  the Pottery Barn or Avant Garde Jewelers maybe a break is needed for a little nourishment!! 
Austin Cheese Company loves everything about cheese.  They care about the details, like how it is produced and where … (17 comments)

foodie friday: Brentwood Social House ~ "Foodie" Friday 1/11/19 - 12/19/18 11:19 AM
I love my referral this week on a place to meet friends and family and enjoy good food in a charming neighborhood. You can even meet for afternoon tea with all the trimmings! It's just down the street from my son's new office building in the family friendly Crestview/Brentwood neighborhood. If you are looking for casual and comfortable than you'll love this spot..its a gathering place for locals..just the kind of place you'll know will be good and you'll be returning time and again!
The Brentwood Social House is an Austin neighborhood café that serves teas/coffee, beer and wine and locally … (19 comments)

foodie friday: Thanksgiving Dining ~ "Foodie" Friday 11/16/18 - 11/06/18 08:58 AM
It's hard to believe Thanksgiving is next week. It's early this year but whether it's caught you off guard and you're not ready to cook don't fret there are some excellent dinner dining out options for those that want someone else to do the holiday cooking.  Check these out and don't forget to make reservations. 
117 W. Fourth St.         512-322-2005
This downtown steakhouse will serving their Thanksgiving menu from 11am to 9pm.  On the menu will be slow roasted turkey with brioche stuffing, various sides and dessert.  The price for adults is $39 and for children $15. A regular menu … (17 comments)

foodie friday: Johnny's Steaks & Bar-Be-Que ~ "Foodie" Friday 11/9/18 - 11/01/18 12:45 PM
The weather is turning colder and Lisa Von Domek is pushing their Dallas rain down to us so let's opt for taking a short trip (an hour) to Salado this week-end! There is shopping and of course great food plus you'll get a real understanding of what Texas is all  about (in case you didn't already know) at my restaurant pick in Salado!  
Salado is a wonderful place to spend the day shopping, especially at this time of the year.   There are stores for antiques, home decor, art galleries and more. After you've spent the day browsing and you're hungry … (14 comments)

foodie friday: Moonshine Bar & Grill ~ "Foodie" Friday 11/2/18 - 10/24/18 01:04 PM
This week-end if you're looking for a causal oldie but goodie place for lunch or dinner than I have just the spot for you! This restaurant's history goes back to the 1800s.  If you're looking for a unique place with delicious food you'll find it on Red River Street in downtown Austin!
The Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill is located where the pre-Austin settlement of some of the oldest commercial buildings in Austin can be found.  A German settler named Henry F. Hofheintz built a small building for his store of trade goods and as a corncrib for his mule … (21 comments)

foodie friday: Cafe Blue ~ "Foodie" Friday ~ 10/26/19 - 10/19/18 09:46 AM
I don't know about you but I'm craving some classical seafood this week-end. I know the perfect spot whether you are in downtown Austin or in Bee Cave. Stop in either location for some of the best seafood around, but save room for their deserts...they are heavenly!
CAFE BLUE         
Café Blue is a traditional seafood restaurant and oyster bar with 2 locations: downtown across from the Convention Center and in Bee Cave in the Hill Country Galleria.  At either location, you'll be served the best seafood - fish, shrimp, oysters and crab along with the best oyster bar in Austin and a … (18 comments)

foodie friday: Barlatas ~ "Foodie" Friday 10/19/18 - 10/17/18 08:38 AM
The rain continues and the Lakes are cresting and flooding in Texas! Lake Travis full is 685 feet and is now at 710 feet and more rain on the way. ACL is over and Formula 1 is scheduled this week-end (let's see how that goes with a wet track). I'd suggest if you're looking for something different, and want to get out stop into this Tapas Bar on South Lamar and taste their traditional Lata dishes.
Latas are small tins of gourmet, ready to eat vegetables, meat and seafood that are preserved in brine.  In Tapas Bars, they are often sold alongside … (14 comments)

foodie friday: Chisos Grill ~ "Foodie" Friday 10/12/18 - 10/05/18 12:58 PM
The second week-end of ACL is under way in Austin. If you've had enough and are looking for something else (maybe a little more quiet and relaxing) to do and in the mood for a short hop, skip and jump this weekend, head out to our beautiful Hill Country and stop at this southwestern style grill located in the Hill Country Galleria in Bee Cave, TX. You'll love it! 
CHISOS GRILL                               
Co-owners Chad & Lily Jones love the beautiful and magnificent landscape of the Big Bend region of TX and the mountains of northern New Mexico.  At Chisos Grill, they have incorporated … (13 comments)

foodie friday: Andiamo Ristorante ~ "Foodie" Friday 10/5/18 - 09/26/18 01:41 PM
It's been several years since I've written about this restaurant and I felt it was time to re-introduce you! Under new management this authentic Italian restaurant is even better (if that is possible) and loved as a go-to restaurant for so many. If your taste buds are screaming for Italian food you must try this recommendation out for this week-end!
Andiamo Ristorante is known in North Austin for serving authentic Italian dishes. When the current owner, Daniela Marcone purchased Andiamo and started transforming it.  It became a symbol of Italian culture with an updated classic menu and seasonal Italian food using the freshest local … (16 comments)

foodie friday: Fixe Southern House ~ "Foodie" Friday 9/28/18 - 09/17/18 12:57 PM
I've got a real treat in store as a recommendation for this week-end for your dining pleasure. This downtown restaurant takes southern cooking to the next notch and will definitely leave you looking forward to your next visit.  Want to have a special evening with friends?  Give them a call and make a reservation. The UT game is Saturday afternoon at 2:30 so you'll still have plenty of time to enjoy this experience!
If you're from the South, these Southern classics will take you back to that feeling of your most memorable Sunday supper.  If you're not, you'll wish you were … (19 comments)

foodie friday: Bob's Steak and Chop House ~ "Foodie" Friday 9/21/18 - 09/11/18 11:26 AM
Anyone have a birthday or anniversary coming up this week-end? Maybe a special celebration "Just because" (these are the best kind). I've got a special place perfect for where every customer is treated as a VIP.
Each Bob's Steak & Chop House has its own character, while strictly upholding the same exceptional dining experience customers have come to expect.  Bob's is known as the best steakhouse in any town and that's due to their simple sophistication, dynamic ambiance, big drinks, outstanding wine list and large cuts of the finest steaks, chops and seafood. Bob's has received numerous awards … (11 comments)

foodie friday: IL Brutto ~ "Foodie" Friday 9/14/18 - 08/29/18 12:50 PM
It's going to be another rainy weekend so plan to get out and think Italian food one night! I've got just the place for you to try.....Remember the movie "The Good, The Bad & The Ugly"?  Well, this restaurant in East Austin is a nod to that iconic western. Great food, atmosphere and ambiance...what more could you ask for?
IL BRUTTO                    
IL Brutto serves authentic Italian cuisine on E. 6th St. located in East Austin. Executive Chef, Erind Halilaj, has a deep passion for great food and the actual experience of dining.  Her goal is to bring genuine Italian cuisine to Austin. By that … (17 comments)

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Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Austin, TX

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