Austin Love

Rio Rooftop Pool

RIO Rooftop Bar + Pool

I know, I know… it’s almost Thanksgiving, so why am I reviewing a rooftop pool? Because rooftop pools are AWESOME, that’s why. And because, to my delight, RIO Rooftop was the location for our October AFBA Happy Hour! I’d been wanting to check out RIO since I first caught wind of its existence back at the […] Read more…

Quail and Grits from US Food

La Dolce Vita Food + Wine Festival Recap

I’ve always wanted to attend La Dolce Vita since I moved to Austin and first heard about this glorious event. The magnificent Laguna Gloria, an absolutely beautiful outdoor venue, is swarmed by over 50 of the hottest Texas restaurants and wineries, and attendees are tasked with the stressful chore of tasting everything. And by “stressful” I clearly mean “AMAZING.” […] Read more…

Imperia Jelly Shots

Imperia Sushi Bar + Lounge

A little less than a month ago I was invited to a special menu tasting at Imperia, a sushi lounge downtown I’ve heard about but somehow had never visited, despite my never-ending obsession with sushi. A group of Austin food writers (myself included) was treated to a lavish multi-course dinner, and I have to say […] Read more…

Haymaker Austin

Haymaker: Finally, a Sports Bar on Manor!

I’ve always been a fan of the Manor area. It’s home to some of my favorite eateries in Austin: Mi Madre’s, Hoover’s, Vivo (because their hibiscus margarita is my favorite marg in all of Austin!), Salty Sow, etc. Lately it’s been blowin’ up even more with the very recent openings of Schoolhouse Pub and, yep, Haymaker. […] Read more…

Mueller HEB Cafe Counter

Falling in Love with the New Mueller H-E-B

Let’s talk about… Austin grocery stores! So generally I’m a Central Market girl. Of course I love Whole Foods too, but it’s a little pricier and more of an ordeal, plus I live super close to the CM on North Lamar so it’s much more convenient than journeying all the way down to 6th & […] Read more…