Daily Food: Restaurant Reviews
Mick Makes a Return Trip to Costa del Sol
Costa del Sol is a happening little Salvadoran joint at the northeast corner of Cameron Rd. and 183. I knew that whole Cameron Rd-Sprinkle-Dessau Rd. area like the back of my hand when I was growing up. Now, this funky strip center is a culinary destination.

3:50PM Tue. Jun. 10, 2014, Mick Vann Read More | Comment »

Foreign & Domestic's Indie Chefs Table: Chicago's Jason Vincent
Not satisfied with his own media ascendence – nor with the critical acclaim for and personal satisfaction of pushing boundaries of what can be done with exotic edibles and what new and tasty twists can be visited upon traditional culinary tropes – Executive Chef Ned Elliott of Foreign & Domestic has a new Indie Chefs series going on.

2:53PM Fri. Apr. 25, 2014, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

First Look at Sap’s Sibling in Allandale
A couple of weeks ago, I ate at my buddy Sap’s newly opened restaurant. Sap's Fine Thai Cuisine in the southern bend of the Allandale Village, on the southwest corner of Burnet Rd. and RR 2222, just across the street from where the original Frisco Shop stood for decades.

4:50PM Mon. Mar. 3, 2014, Mick Vann Read More | Comment »

Taco More Grabs Us with Goat Dishes
Taco More sits on the Northwest corner of Parkfield and Rundberg in North Austin, but not too far beyond the demarcation line of Research Blvd. It's an unassuming spot well worth finding.

10:00AM Mon. Nov. 4, 2013, Mick Vann Read More | Comment »

The Tortilla Strip
Few things in Austin are as revered as tacos. Ann Richards ate tacos; Molly Ivins did too. They inspired one of Willie Nelson’s most poignant love songs. Some even say Elisabet Ney devoured al Pastor before immortalizing Sam Houston. It’s a wonder the streets aren’t paved in tortillas. Austin never seems to get its fill.

3:15PM Thu. Oct. 24, 2013, Brandon Watson Read More | Comment »

Sunflower: Not Sunny Anymore
About a month ago a friend and I were on a Vietnamese food-craving jag, and I decided to give Sunflower (8557 Research, #146) another try. I had not been there in years; not since the competing owners divorced and the hubby left to open Le Soleil, as a matter of fact.

5:30PM Mon. Oct. 21, 2013, Mick Vann Read More | Comment »

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Wright Bros Brew & Brew
As Austinites prepare for the second weekend of the Austin City Limits Music Festival, a new Eastside craft brew and coffee shop offers a convenient and familiar respite from the chaos.

11:55AM Wed. Oct. 9, 2013, Anna Toon Read More | Comment »

Too Cool For School
Walking into Schoolhouse Pub, you can't help thinking that you've wandered into a Pinterest board. Raw-edged lace gussies up the windows. Tabletop card holders are DIYed from school supplies. The tickets peek behind mini marbled composition books. Every detail is repinnable, just short of twee. You can take your mom if she happens to be a lush.

4:05PM Tue. Sep. 24, 2013, Brandon Watson Read More | Comment »

TopGolf is Austin's Newest Sports Entertainment Phenomenon
"Have you been to TopGolf?" "You've got to go to TopGolf!" "Let's go to TopGolf?"

11:30AM Tue. Aug. 13, 2013, Carly Yansak Read More | Comment »

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