Red Room Lounge: A Wine Lover’s Dream In The Heart Of Downtown Austin

On a late night not too long ago, a gathering of wine drinkers and sommeliers, once again, found themselves in the wine cellar of one of Austin’s oldest downtown buildings, doing what they do best – drinking and talking wine. As the night went on, cellar owner, Alex Andrawes, and sommelier, Bill Elsey, came to a […]

Max’s Wine Dive Austin: A Downtown Dining Experience You Won’t Forget!

Living in a great city like Austin, Texas, we are gifted with a slew of outstanding restaurants, fine dining locations and excellent spots to relax with a bite and a glass of vino. Often, when asked for recommendations among visitors or those here in town looking for the best, I always put Max’s Wine Dive […]

Bungalow: Excellent Addition To Austin’s Bustling Rainey Street

Austin’s hottest new hub of nightlife, Rainey Street, has a great new addition with the recent opening of Bungalow in yet another charming Craftsman-style house chock full of character, two well-stocked bars (one inside, one out), a huge back patio and much more. Bungalow’s Operating Partner, Jason Steward, and his team have created quite a […]

Welcome To Austin! – 10 Dining Experiences For Every Visitor To ATX

With the onset of the 2012 college football season, this coming weekend is sure to be extremely busy in and around Central Texas. Here in the Capital City, the Longhorns have another home game against New Mexico Saturday at 7pm CT, Texas A&M welcomes the University of Florida (yes, my alma mater – GO GATORS!) […]

Labor Day Weekend Cure-All: Austin’s Best Brunches & Bloodies

Labor Day Weekend 2012. Wow, hard to believe it’s here already. Overstated annually, but, really, where has the year gone? With the last official weekend of the Summer comes cooler temperatures (hopefully), the blessed return of college football and a long weekend to celebrate the avoidance of work and productivity on the job. For those […]

Virtuoso Selections Portfolio Tour: Sneak Peek Inside The Wine & Spirits Industry

Gotta admit, it’s one thing to attend a wine and spirits tasting that’s open to the public at a local retailer or watering hole, where samples can be skimpy and the ability to interact with the brand reps might be limited. It’s a completely different experience and unique perspective when attending a private event along […]

Dulce Vida Organic Tequila: Enjoyin’ The Sweet Life Throughout Austin and Beyond!

Very excited to announce my new partnership with Dulce Vida Organic Tequila (, an Austin-based spirits brand that is rapidly expanding in all directions throughout the United States. If you’re seeking the finest compliment to your margaritas, fine cocktails and tequila mixers, look no further! For locations where you can find Dulce Vida, please check […]

In Fine Spirits We Trust: Austin’s Urban Wine + Liquor

Considering the great recent resurgence of urban living and playing in downtown Austin, only fitting that new businesses continue to pop up in and around the central business district to further support this excellent growth. No finer addition to the streets of ATX than Urban Wine + Liquor, an excellent retailer of the finest wine, […]

Sunshine & Suds: Austin’s Excellent Collection Of Outdoor Bars

So, some may find it funny (and perhaps ironic) that first thing this morning I sat down at the computer already thinking about happy hour. Not just happy hour at any ol’ dive (and Lord knows I love a good dive), but at one of Austin’s amazing amount of excellent outdoor bars. Truth be told, […]

Simply Divine: Opal’s Heads For The Hills

Hello campers! Been an insanely busy week and the time to dedicate to keeping up my consistent updates in and around our great city of Austin has been difficult. No excuses, though. I’m back and chock full of new adventures and local discoveries! Despite the madcap pace of the past few days, I was fortunate […]