Austin Dining

Serena Lissy Chocolates Wins Gold

We are excited to announce that the International Chocolate Salon, presented by Taste TV, has presented Serena Lissy Chocolates with a gold and two silver awards in the International Chocolate Salon Competition, Bridal Chocolate Category.  The judging panel consisted of editors of national and regional magazines, newspapers and other media experts. The Bridal Salon Awards are a great […] Continue reading >

Austin’s Best Desserts – 2016

This is my second year of writing about Austin's Best Desserts and I'm excited to say that my jeans still fit after a year of great food. Although next year I may need to write about Austin's best running trails. Last years write-up had some really delicious and creative desserts on the list. Almost all […] Continue reading >

Austin’s Best Donuts 2016

I can't believe this is my second year for writing Austin's best donuts. There has been some changes in this little city over the last twelve months. New places have opened, some favorites have closed. I have been getting tips all year long on best donuts to try. And for you persistant folks in this […] Continue reading >

MMH Burger Challenge in Four Days

In August McGuire Moorman Hospitality Group, MMH, decided to have a burger challenge in Austin. I saw the social media buzzing around it and thought for a few days on whether I would participate or not; I love the MMH restaurants, but I'm not really a big hamburger fan. The dangling carrot for me was the promised $250 gift […] Continue reading >

Viva L’Italia – Hooray for Italy

I was invited to attend a preview of the new menu items for Schlotzsky's a few weeks back. I'm pretty selective about attending these events since I'm a pastry gal and most of these are a culinary experience. I agreed to attend this event because it has been a very long time since I have dined […] Continue reading >

Austin’s Best Desserts – 2015

I don't think there are enough days in a year to enjoy all the best of desserts in this city! So I'll start with a few of my favorites and just keep adding as the year goes on. It really is a tough job, but someone does have to do it. I just hope my […] Continue reading >

Austin’s Best Donuts 2015

I will say this was a really difficult task. I don't eat a lot of donuts, but when I find the right one I can't stop eating it! Spoiler alert...A glazed donut from St Philip is that right one! Good grief, that thing is melt in your mouth delicious! And what makes it even worse […] Continue reading >

Austin’s Best Chocolates 2015

This is my first year writing for the city guide and I couldn't be more excited. Not only do I get to write about my favorite things, I get to sample all of those things. And it's no secret I have a love for chocolate. These chocolate folks are relative new comers to the Austin […] Continue reading >

Hand Painted Chocolate Masterpieces

Over the last few months I have been watching Kate Weiser from afar. Well, as afar as the distance of Austin to Dallas. I’ve been following her social media posts anxiously awaiting the opening of her new chocolate shop. The Annual Dallas Chocolate fest was just enough reason to finally get in the car and […] Continue reading >

Uchi, The Little Red House

  After many, many visits, to the little red house (AKA, Uchi), in the heart of South Lamar, this was my first trip during happy hour. The first time I have ever walked up to the reception hostess and got seated within 5 minutes of arrival. I was lucky enough to grab one of the […] Continue reading >