Restaurants

No Va Rainey Mac and Cheese

A Very Happy Hour at No Va

The best part about being in the AFBA is definitely bonding with fellow food-obsessed Austinites, but I’d say the second best part is our monthly happy hours. These events are useful for networking and whatnot, but mostly they give me a great reason to try out a different bar/restaurant every month! Case in point, the […] Read more…

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…

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…