foodie fridays: Elizabeth Street Cafe ~ "Foodie" Friday 3/29/19 - 03/12/19 12:42 PM
Spring break has come and gone and SXSW is over so Austin is back to the locals (at least for awhile). If you are looking for something new and different and are feeling adventuresome in your dining out choice this week-end, try this Vietnamese café on South First St. in Austin. It's exudes a fun, neighborly experience! 
Elizabeth Street Café is a neighborhood restaurant and French bakery in South Austin that has been opened for a number of years.  Inside you'll find bright & sunny dining rooms and if the weather is nice there's a shady garden patio for … (14 comments)

foodie fridays: Top 10 Restaurants 2018 ~ "Foodie" Friday 12/28/18 - 12/07/18 02:13 PM
Christmas is over and 2018 is coming to a close with New Years soon to be in full swing. What better way to end the year then with a Foodie Friday of Austin 360 Eats list of the top 10 restaurants in Austin for 2018! You still have time to try one or more of these before the year closes out. Why not check at least one of these out this week-end! Best wishes for a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2019! 
#10: Odd Duck   1201 S. Lamar Blvd. Odd Ducks menu is inspired by the Texas seasons by using local ingredients that … (16 comments)

foodie fridays: La Volpe ~ "Foodie" Friday 12/14/18 - 12/03/18 12:30 PM
The count down begins and many are out shopping and trying to make time for friends for quick get togethers. Its a busy time of the year so take a minute to make reservations as they are usually required. Are you hungry for Italian food in a relaxed atmosphere with a Southern flair? I have just the recommendation for you for this week-end!
LA VOLPE                                
Located in Austin's Central Business District, traditional Italian food is being blended with ultra-fresh ingredients and Southern flavors by executive chef Will Eason.  This latest Italian eatery in our city has a very impressive menu that showcases chef … (15 comments)

foodie fridays: Nervous Charlie's ~ "Foodie" Friday 12/7/18 - 11/27/18 12:00 PM
Only 2 more week-ends of Christmas shopping left! I have the perfect place for you to either start your day or drop by for lunch. This place just opened and the history is so amazingly cute. Be sure and check out the website below and meet Nervous Charlie and learn about the owners.  Their NY style bagels are to die for!
Only the best ingredients are used to make these delicious bagels. The dough is shipped from NYC made by dough specialists that have been making it perfectly for over 100 years.  Add in some local ingredients then bake the bagels to perfection and … (15 comments)

foodie fridays: The Brewer's Table ~ "Foodie" Friday 8/10/18 - 08/01/18 11:05 AM
Temperatures are still warm and we're enjoying blue sky and sunshine  in Austin! Why not plan on some dining fun in a laid back fashion this weekend ? Try out a place downtown on E. 5th Street where they believe beer and food should share the spotlight. It's casual... its fun and is a great place to meet friends or make some new ones! 
At The Brewer's Table they offer a complete array of signature beers that are brewed in-house; with most of them featuring a crossover of ideas and ingredients with the food that comes from their wood … (17 comments)

foodie fridays: Foreign & Domestic ~ "Foodie" Friday 7/20/18 - 07/12/18 01:43 PM
Restaurants change hands and new ideas are incorporated while still retaining it's original flavor. A number of years ago I wrote about this restaurant but now with new owners, I feel its time to highlight this Austin Icon in another Foodie Friday. If you're in a causal mood and want to reminiscence about dining in a diner complete with a winged pig mural outside then make sure you stop by ...only in Austin! 
 FOREIGN & DOMESTIC             
The chefs at Foreign & Domestic  have maintained their passion for great food.  Growing up, they loved watching their moms and grandmothers cooking traditional food every day.  As you … (21 comments)

foodie fridays: Jinya Ramen Bar ~ "Foodie" Friday 7/13/18 - 06/28/18 11:39 AM
Even if the temperatures are soaring outside you have to eat and those outside misters can make all the difference! Why not head to the Domain for a special treat and stop by this award-winning restaurant and get a taste of Japan from the other side of the world.
JINYA RAMEN BAR              
As they will quickly tell you at Jinya, real Japanese ramen isn't about the noodles, it's about the broth.  That is the reason their signature stocks are the most important part of their menu. They combine whole pork bones, chickens or vegetables with just the right amount of bonito, dashi, kombu … (19 comments)

foodie fridays: Tiny Boxwoods ~ "Foodie" Friday ~ 6/22/18 - 06/13/18 12:18 PM
Last week-end Geno and I dined with some special friends celebrating my good friend's birthday in this delightful restaurant! It's named after a little potted plant found throughout their garden. We enjoyed the ambiance, food, service and highly recommend you to check out this amazing place. You'll love the casual Austin vibe.
A number of years ago, owners Baron Doke, Gregg Thompson and Lance Thompson opened this restaurant in the middle of a nursery.  There were potted Boxwood trees found throughout the garden and so that is what they named their restaurant. They wanted to create a 'happy place' for their … (14 comments)

foodie fridays: Bob's Steak and Chop House ~ "Foodie" Friday 6/15/18 - 06/04/18 12:35 PM
If you're in the mood for a fabuous steak and want to be pampered, then head downtown this weekend and treat yourself to a special experience at one of the finest steakhouses in the country! Whether it's a special occasion or just time for a remarkable evening out, you won't go wrong with my dining recommendation.
Bob's started out in Dallas, TX in 1993 and has earned the reputation of being the best steakhouse in any town guaranteed to give you an exceptional dining experience. Bob's, located in the heart of downtown, combines simple elegance with a lively … (12 comments)

foodie fridays: Ruth's Chris Steak House ~ "Foodie" Friday 5/4/18 - 05/03/18 08:56 AM
Its going to be a wet Friday in Austin but the rest of the week-end should be sunny and warm. Feel like a steak done to perfection? The First Lady of American Restaurants knows how to cook a steak and she serves it with a warm Texas welcome!! What more could you ask for??
Ruth Fertel opened her first steak house, Chris' Steak House,  in 1965 in New Orleans. To keep from being called Chris all the time, she named the restaurant "Ruth's Chris Steak House".  When you enter the restaurant, you'll see how the richness of … (22 comments)

foodie fridays: North Italia ~ "Foodie" Friday 3/2/18 - 02/26/18 01:22 PM
I first wrote about this restaurant 6 years ago when they opened in the Domain. They are one of our favorite "go to" restaurants and now opened a downtown location on 2nd street! I love their new location and Kevin Brown the general manager has a winner on his hands! Love the new digs! 
North Italia has expanded and now has a restaurant located on Second St. in the heart of downtown Austin.  The North Italia restaurants are more than just a restaurant.  They are a group of people who have become a family joined by their mutual affinity for anything … (16 comments)

foodie fridays: Thanksgiving Dining Out Options in Austin ~ "Foodie" Friday 11/17/17 - 11/14/17 11:06 AM
The Thanksgiving holiday is right around the corner and for some it's all about dining in with family and friends. But there are many now who like to have someone taking care of the preparing!  If you’re thinking of dining out this year, here are some wonderful restaurant options (both iconic and new). But, don’t wait too long – they are booking up quickly!
811 W. Live Oak St. 512-444-1888        
This restaurant is an Austin icon with a wonderful Thanksgiving brunch.  They’ll have a carving station with sage brined turkey breast and slow roasted prime rib. You’ll … (21 comments)

foodie fridays: Gino's Vino Osteria ~ "Foodie" Friday 10/6/17 - 10/05/17 08:57 AM
This weekend Austin is going to be hopping! The Longhorns are playing at home and its the first weekend for ACL! If I were you I'd make reservations after the 6 pm UT game starts and traffic won't be so bad. If you're in the mood for an old world style Italian restaurant that provides a truly one-of-a-kind memorable dining experience then I have the spot for you!
Gino’s Vino Osteria is attached to the Marriott Residence Inn on E. 51st in downtown Austin. Their focus is on customer satisfaction using original recipes are made from scratch.  The … (11 comments)

foodie fridays: Freedmen's Bar ~ "Foodie" Friday 6/2/17 - 05/18/17 02:57 PM
So many graduations this week-end, parties to attend and relatives and friends in town for the week-end. Take time out and relax, be casual and enjoy some good Texas BBQ while showing off downtown. Head over to San Gabriel St. for some of the best BBQ in Texas, breathe in the flavor of Austin but don’t look for anything fancy…
Freedmen’s in their words is a “laid back lounge, beer garden and smokehouse serving barbecue and retro-inspired cocktails in an historic Austin building.”  This building – called the Franzetti building was built “4 stones thick” by a freed slave named George Franklin. … (12 comments)

foodie fridays: The Root Cellar Cafe & Brewery ~ "Foodie" Friday ~ 4/7/17 - 04/06/17 10:10 AM
The weather promises to be beautiful this weekend, warm sunny with blue skies  in Austin! How about taking a short road trip for awesome food and ambiance? Feel like taking in some Texas history along with a few good brews? Grab some friends and family and head south on I-35 and to San Maros and might even try early morning breakast and then work your way back with some stop for shopping.
The Root Cellar Café is the only local brew pub in San Marcos where they serve exclusive micro brews created right there in their cellar!  The Root … (21 comments)

foodie fridays: DeSano Pizza Bakery ~ "Foodie" Friday 3/3/17 - 02/20/17 10:15 AM
It looks like rain this week-end but Italian is always good..right?Especially a pizzeria that calls itself a pizza bakery and follows the strict guidelines of the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (VPN) to make authentic Neapolitan pizza. This is definitely one you want to check out.
DESANO PIZZA BAKERY                
Scott DeSano has a life mission of preserving the classic Italian traditions and recipes of his grandparents when it comes to making his pizza.  At a young age, he decided he wanted to open his own pizzeria and in 2012 DeSano Pizza Bakery was born. At DeSano they use only the highest quality Italian ingredients that … (20 comments)

foodie fridays: Eberly and The Cedar Tavern ~ "Foodie" Friday ~ 2/10/17 - 02/03/17 11:37 AM
It's the week-end before Valentine's Day and many are thinking of indulging in a special dining expereience over the week-end. Hearts, wine and romance ♥♥ are in the air! Where to dine over this weekend?  How about a special  spot whispered in the Austin Chronicle that says it's where “Victorian and mid-century modern meet in a contemporary space.” Sound interesting? Why not give it a try?
First, a little history behind the Eberly…in 1842, a local innkeeper named Angelina Eberly stood up to President Sam Houston and the Texas Rangers by firing a cannon.  She did that … (15 comments)

foodie fridays: Paul Martin's American Grill ~ "Foodie" Friday 12/16/16 - 12/12/16 12:13 PM
There is another wonderful restaurant that opened in the Domain for you to check out while you're out Christmas shopping! There are 3 words that best describe this recently opened restaurant in Austin: Local, Seasonal and Delicious! You'll love the ambiance and know your eating the freshest of foods available....make time to sample something on their vast menu! 
Once restaurateur Paul Fleming started eating fresh, pure food straight from the land when he moved to Napa, he knew that’s the only way to enjoy food.  He considered it back-to-basics eating and wanted to offer that across the country. Fellow … (22 comments)

foodie fridays: Max's Wine Dive "Foodie" Friday ~ 11/25/16 - 11/17/16 02:50 AM
I'm sure you've enjoyed the turkey, stuffing, sides and gravy and are ready to wait on the leftovers for another day. By later today you'll be asking who is cooking? Why not let someone else do the cooking tonight? Load up the car with family and friends and head downtown Austin to San Jacinto for a night out (you deserve it after all that cooking!) You'll be glad you did..take in the sights and sound of the holiday season!
Located in a refurbished warehouse, Max’s Wine Dive quickly became a hot spot when it opened in 2009.  It’s a laid … (17 comments)

foodie fridays: Cherrywood Coffeehouse ~ "Foodie" Fridays ~ 10/21/16 - 10/17/16 03:54 AM
Whether you’re looking for a weekend brunch spot, or going out for lunch or dinner, this casual and comfortable neighborhood spot at 1400 E. 38 ½ Street is just the spot. Remember this is Formula One week-end so plan drive time accordingly! You'll love this Austin hot spot!!
The menu at Cherrywood is varied with salads, sandwiches, burgers, tacos, pastries and smoothies along with beer and wine – something for everyone! If you want to stop in for brunch (Saturdays and Sundays 10-3), you can start your day with a breakfast taco (an Austin favorite) as well as choose … (12 comments)

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Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Austin, TX

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