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[29 Dec 2010 | 30 Comments | 13,073 views]
First Impressions: Second Bar + Kitchen

Last week, I was lucky enough to join Adam and his colleagues for a test meal at the much anticipated Second Bar + Kitchen. Adam is working on the Congress Austin website.
In our two years of dating, this was the first time that having a food blog actually worked against me — I almost didn’t get in! I promised not to tweet about the experience until the opening.
On Sunday, the day after Christmas, Second Bar + Kitchen officially opened for dinner. Since then, the buzz about the place has been …

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[9 Sep 2010 | 10 Comments | 2,904 views]
The Tigress Brings Out the Feline

I’m kicking myself for writing this because The Tigress is the kind of place that makes you feel like you “discovered it” and are in on a secret. Add to that the fact that it’s tiny and to be honest with you, I don’t want anyone to go except for my friends.
That said, I also want to share my love for The Tigress with the world so that everyone can experience it’s sweetness and so it will continue to thrive.
Located on North Loop, the only signage for The Tigress is …

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[17 May 2010 | 13 Comments | 4,129 views]
Eastside Showroom Keeping Austin Cool

A quick post about how much I love East Side Showroom, a place I love in spite of myself. Why didn’t I want to like it? Mostly, because of it’s popularity with the hipsters, higher prices, long waits, and smoky interior (due to ventilation issues in the kitchen that may now be resolved).

However, when Adam and I joined our friend Jon for dinner and drinks on a recent Monday night, we all felt it lived up to the hype. I’ve been thinking about it ever since and am going back …

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[16 Sep 2009 | 29 Comments | 3,868 views]
Austin Cocktail Throwdown 2009

Congratulations on being the potential winner of two spots on the guest list for the 2009 Austin Cocktail Throwdown! If you win, you’ll be part of the exclusive event at the super cool Gibson Guitar Showroom in Penn Field on Thursday, Sept. 24. This is an invite-only event where the drinks will be free and a’flowin!

Since 2004, the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB) and Tito’s Handmade Vodka have awarded “The Official Drink of Austin” to a local drinking establishment. For the first four years, bartenders competed to create a …

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[31 Aug 2009 | 26 Comments | 4,101 views]
Tasty Tuesdays: Best Cocktail in Austin

David Alan of the Tipsy Texan and Annie’s Cafe & Bar will join us on the KGSR Late Show this Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. to talk about what life is like as a bartender, mix some drinks from Annie’s new bar menu, and hopefully share some tips on how to make great drinks at home.
My go-to cocktails are either a vodka soda or margarita on the rocks made with freshly squeezed lime juice.
When I’m feeling literary, I’ll go for a Papa Doble, also known as a Hemingway Dauquiri. Ingredients …

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