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…