Thursday, June 27, 2013

Five spots for Brunch

What should you do on Sunday? Go to brunch, of course.  Go get a Bloody Mary, mimosa and/or something that you can pour maple syrup all over. Here are five places that will satisfy your brunch cravings:

Green Pastures –Located in a Victorian estate serving French-inspired cuisine.  They also have peacocks on their grounds!
Santa Catarina – Located in the heart of Lakeway, they offer interior style Mexican fare. Don’t forget to ask for the homemade corn tortillas. Gluten-free and vegetarian items are available as well.
Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill – This place is busy, you may want to call ahead.
South Congress Café – Brunch is served daily. Great place to take visitors from out of town and great people watching as well.
Russell’s Bistro – $1 mimosas. Do I need to tell you more?

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Beer in Austin

I've written about places to find wine, coffee and tea.  Now it it's time for beer. Here’s a list of where to get it and where to drink it:

Thirsty Planet Brewing Company – This brewery is in South West Austin off 290 and Circle Drive. Visit the small tasting room. You can grab a beer and hangout on the patio.

The Syndicate Club – This upper class speakeasy style club offers food, cocktails, beer and Jazz in the Lakeway area.

Austin Homebrew Supply – Want to brew beer at home? This place has the supplies and the knowledgeable staff to get you started.

The Whip In – They are a small grocery store and wine bar that offers craft beer, Indian food, and live music. It’s ever evolving; you never know what they will add next.

The Ginger Man – This pub has a great beer selection and they are constantly adding new ones all the time. 

The Austin Brew Bus - Take a bus tour to different Austin’s breweries and get a firsthand look at each of their process of making beer.


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Healthy Choices in Austin

Looking for healthy places to eat in and around Austin, TX? When it’s warm out I like to eat lighter and healthier. I’ve got a few favorites I would like to share:

  1. Java Dive Organic Café- Coffeehouse with gluten free and organic food in the Lakeway area. 
  2. HOPE Farmers MarketLocated in East Austin, there are veggies and fruit being sold straight from the farm.  Plus there are plenty of locally made dishes to take and eat. 
  3. Mother's Cafe and Garden – Vegetarian and vegan food in the Hyde Park area. If you go on the weekend try their pancakes.  
  4. Beets Living Foods  – This is a raw and vegan café. Bring your credit card because they are pricey but their food is delicious.  
  5. JuiceLand  - Smoothies, juices and tonics. I highly recommend the Peachy Green.