Posts Tagged ‘lakeway

(map) From a small taqueria tucked between a laundry and a pool hall, Don Mario and his “Mexico City street food” have now arrived at the fancy digs of the former Sobani location. They may now offer table service, but are still dishing up the same delicious pork al pastor, sopes, alambres, huaraches and other

Meet Rick McGee

In: Stuff

19 May 2014

How do men measure success in their lives? Local author Rick McGee appears at the Lake Travis Library tomorrow night at 7 to read excerpts from his new novel, Yardstick: A Life Measured. Find more info here.

The Austin Chronicle lists its top restaurant choices for First Plates of 2014, and surprisingly, there are a lot of them out West. For the complete list including Artisan Bistro, Jack Allen’s Kitchen, Mandola’s Italian Market, Schmidt Family Barbecue, The Grove and The League, read the article here.

Breakfast at Sandeez

In: Eating

18 Jan 2014

(map) Now that we’ve all broken our New Year’s resolutions, we can start enjoying food like this again. Sandeez (aka Sandy’s) is known for burgers, but dishes up some good breakfasts, too. Old-school diner faves like eggs over easy, sausage, biscuits and a hot mess of

(map) Java Dive has a new chef and owner who’s shaking up the menu. Chef Parker is still committed to fresh, local and organic, but he’s adding some dinner entrees and yes, beer and wine. Cheers to that! They’ve still got their famous waffles and omelets. Now they’re rolling out soups, salads, and exotic sandwiches […]

Beaujolais Nouveau

In: Drinking

14 Nov 2013

(map) On the third Thursday in November (the 21st this year), Nouveau Beaujolais is released simultaneously all over the world. This wine is young and fruity, fermented for just six to eight weeks after harvest and meant to be drunk right away. To celebrate, Artisan Bistro will host a Nuvo Bojo celebration next Thursday from […]

(map) There are a lot of places to buy pumpkins, but it’s hard to find a patch more deserving than this. The pumpkins are grown by a Navajo tribe in New Mexico. Freshly cut, they’re brought to the hillside next to Acts Church. The church folks send two-thirds of the sales to the tribe, then use […]

Janice Hamrick

In: Stuff

2 Oct 2013

(map) Tomorrow night at 7, comic-mystery author Janice Hamrick appears at the new Lake Travis Community Library. She’ll talk about her Jocelyn Shore series, mysteries, and writing. Booklists Magazine writes, “With its entertaining blend of realistically quirky characters, tartly humorous writing, and generous dash of romance, Hamrick’s mysteries are tailor-made for readers of other cozy comic crime-series books.” […]

(map) This Saturday, it’s a fundraiser by the Central Texas Water Coalition and Sail & Ski to help save the lake. There’ll be live music by Ken Davidson and the Black Diamond Experience, beer, wine, margaritas and door prizes. Admission is free. Find more info here.

(map) This colorful place is offering a tasty deal on its menu of 13 regional hot dogs (above, the Chicago Classic). Monday through Friday from 5 to 6 pm, save $1 off any 6″ dog, $2 off 12″ dogs. And since Chi-Town has its long-awaited beer license, it’s a very happy hour indeed! Chi-Town Chicago […]


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