Benji’s Cantina: Austin’s Newest Downtown Dining Oasis

This past Saturday, I was invited to attend the VIP “Pre-Grand Opening” Celebration for a stellar new downtown Austin dining spot and watering hole – Benji’s Cantina – located at 716 West Sixth Street, across from Molotov Lounge and The Dogwood. Designed by Jamie Chioco, this brilliant location is home to stunning decor, outstanding culinary […]

Dulce Vida Organic Tequila’s Inaugural “Barreled 2013”

Dulce Vida Organic Tequila’s Inaugural “Barreled 2013” Just before the onslaught of SXSW, the inaugural “Barreled 2013” event was held at the Dulce Vida’s World Headquarters in Austin, Texas and attended by over 400 of our closest friends.  If you missed this epic, fun-filled event, you truly missed one for the ages and one you’ll […]

Rancho Rio Eatery: “The Best Lil’ Trailer Park In Texas”

Few cities in the country can lay claim to such a dominant, overwhelming food trailer and food truck culture like we do here in our great city of Austin. You find’em in every direction, in random parking lots, behind dive bars and popular watering holes, in creative nooks and crannies that you might never expect. […]

The Chicago House: Killer New Craft Beer Bar Hits Downtown Austin

With great thanks to owner, visionary and uber-successful local Austin entrepreneur, Doug Guller, I attended the Grand Opening of an excellent new watering hole in the heart of downtown Austin this past Thursday night – The Chicago House – located in a priceless and beautiful historic two-story building at 607 Trinity Street. With an overall […]

Red’s Porch: “Half Cajun, Half Tex-Mex, Half Southern” & Fully Awesome

Having recently moved, at long last, down to phenomenal South Austin, I gotta tell ya about one of my favorite joints on this side of town – Red’s Porch. Located just a stone’s throw from my new condo, just north of Ben White and just south of the Broken Spoke, at 3508 South Lamar, Red’s […]

Drinks Well With Others: Texas’ Own Moonshine Sweet Tea

If you’re like me and one of your vices is the love and borderline addiction of sweet tea, as a true Southerner and self-deemed aficionado of the brewed greatness, I  have to share an excellent new find I stumbled across a few Sundays back, while visiting the Mueller Farmers Market (4550 Mueller Boulevard at the Browning Hangar) […]

Historic, Unique, Cool: Freedmen’s Craft Cocktails and Fine Foods

Man, what a wonderful life this really is. The great experiences and boatloads of fun just keep on comin’… This past Friday night, I was invited to attend the VIP Opening Party at an extremely fascinating and unique new addition to the Austin bar and restaurant scene, Freedmen’s Craft Cocktails and Fine Foods, located at 2402 […]

Cocktailin’ In The Capital City: Austin’s Best Adult Libations

Hello outstanding blog followers! Happy Monday to ya! A few weeks back, I shared my thoughts regarding the Austin dining scene with a collection of  “guilty pleasures” when it comes to grubbin’ around this great town, which I hope you found enlightening and appetite-generating. Considering the holidays are now upon us and the season to […]

Tito’s Handmade Vodka: Award-Winning, Distilled 6 Times And The Finest Vodka On The Market!

Those who know me well…and, really, those who know me at all, are well aware of my love, enjoyment and unbridled support for the one and only, Tito’s Handmade Vodka (, an Austin-based spirits brand that, within the past decade, has rapidly expanded in all directions and continued to gain great popularity throughout the United […]

Trailer Food Diaries Cookbooks: Serving up the American Dream one plate at a time!

For those who live in and around Austin – and for the many who have visited – you are, more than likely, extremely aware of the huge importance of food trailers, food trucks and the overall “mobile cuisine” movement here in the Live Music Capital of the World. Over the past few years, a great […]