Articles Archive for November 2008
When I moved to Austin a little over five years ago from NYC I had a feeling shared by many who have adopted this city as home. I fell in love with the unique charms, people, and magic of this place and didn’t want anyone else to move here and change it! That is how I feel about Mulberry — a shoebox sized, beautifully designed wine bar with a mouth-watering menu to match an extensive list of wines by the glass or bottle.
So if you don’t mind, go to Malaga …Read the full post »
Whip In is the quintessential “Keep Austin Weird” establishment. Located on the access road to I-35 just south of Oltorf, I always figured it was just a place to make a beer run on the way to a house party. But Whip In is so much more than that! Family-owned since 1986, it sells beer, wine, and local products. In August, they began selling eat-in, homestyle recipes from the Gujarat region of western India — with South Austin flair. Meals are served from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., seven days …Read the full post »
Eating a taco from a restaurant that calls itself the Screaming Goat is a daunting proposition as anyone who has overdone it with hot peppers can attest. My thinking was that either the owners have a quirky sense of humor or that they are horrible sadists who were going to make me regret choosing to eat there for the rest of the weekend.
After spending a wonderful morning there followed by a peaceful afternoon at home, I can assure you that you will be smiling happily during and after your meal. …
I am a staunch central and south Austinite — someone who refers to anything north of 183 as “South Dallas.” However, I will make exceptions for special occasions and last night Jessica wanted to go to a sushi restaurant in North Austin to celebrate her birthday. I was skeptical to say the least — I had not heard of Tomo before and it was located in an uber-suburban mini-mall.
From the moment we walked in the door, I had a good feeling. It reminded me of a neighborhood sushi bar in …Read the full post »
Tasty Bits »
…but this blog has made me think twice. What beautiful, colorful, thoughtful works of art! One day, maybe I’ll go under the needle again. Sorry, mom — looks like my chances of being buried in a Jewish cemetery are looking less and less likely.
10 Food Tattoos: http://www.chow.com/stories/11405j
UPDATE: I’m probably in the clear! Click the photo below for an article in the New York Times on Jews and their tattoos. Thank you, Sinda