Date Me in Deep Ellum: Idle Rye

Date me in Deep Ellum: Idle Rye My series continues with yet another killer spot for food and cocktails in Deep Ellum: Idle Rye. Extremely knowledgeable servers, a subtle, not trying-too-hard atmosphere and excellent drinks set the stage for awesome food to shine. I’d describe it as a modern gastropub, but with some worldly flavors […]

Shhhhh… a Peek Inside Don’t Tell Supper Club

What did you do last Saturday night? Because unless you helped a magician swallow a sword, watched a hipster juggler juggle knives, drank badass cocktails with friends, ate apps, mains and zerts studded with gilded sculptures and was genuinely surprised by how much fun it all was, I had a better Saturday night than you […]

Date Me in Deep Ellum: Niwa Japanese BBQ

Date me in Deep Ellum! Take me to Niwa Japanese BBQ. Puh-lease! This is going to be a new series. Because it needs to happen. Here’s why. It’s not news that Deep Ellum is like, a THING now. It’s full of awesome stuff. Places to eat and drink and walls to take photos in front […]

POKÉ ALL DAY: A #VIPeek at Pokébop in Oaklawn

Poke All Day: A #VIPeek at Pokébop in Oaklawn ​​ As I type this, another poké spot has likely opened its doors. I’m not mad at it; I love the fresh, light, healthy, Asian flavors of a poké bowl. On any given day I am likely craving such a thing, in fact. So I’m happy […]

International Adventures in Food: Carrollton’s Russian Banya & Restaurant Volga

So our Sunday got a little bit weird. We drove out to Carrollton and found a section of a strip mall painted with colorful columns and vines and whatnot. The words “spa” and “live music” and “cafe” and “WTF” (not really, but it might as well have been), were painted on the windows of the place. […]

A #VIPeek at the New Midnight Brunch at Addison’s Ida Claire

Unless you’re new here (which if you are, heyyyyy! Welcome to the food porn show!! Hope you like some cussin!), you probably might have guessed by now that I am a pretty big fan of the meal that we all commonly refer to as brunch. It can happen, in my humble opinion, any time you […]

Don’t Just Drive on by. Eat at Malai! #ThaiMeUp

If there’s one thing you need to know about Malai, it’s that it will likely surprise you. Tucked into the West Village shopping area in Uptown, it looks a bit unassuming. The patio is sweet, inside it’s often bustling with shoppers stopping in for a midday respite or a post-shopping trip bite before heading home. […]

Read My Official 2015 Austin Food and Wine Festival Recap on the Official AFWFest Blog

As an official Austin Food & Wine Festival Blogger Ambassador, one of my official ambassadorial duties was to write about my experiences for the festival and present my findings to the powers that be so that my words might be published on the official blog of the festival. So. Damn. Official. This was indeed exciting. […]

My #Sponsored Steakcation at The Highland Dallas, Curio Collection by Hilton

Have I mentioned lately that I’m a lucky bitch? Well, perhaps I haven’t satisfied my mentions quota for 2014, then. Since the year is winding down, let’s go ahead and toss another one on the pile. I am one lucky bitch. This time, it’s because the lovely people at Curio, a collection by Hilton, gave […]

Style + Taste: The New @NespressoUSA Store inside Northpark #SWAGBRAG

First things first: Tim Gunn endorsement from food bitch on Vimeo. So embarrassing. I totally shot this video vertically like a n00b. In my defense, I was out-of-my-mind excited to meet Tim and trying not to pee my pants at the same time. This turned me into an old person, apparently. And now that we’ve […]

A #VIPeek at Savor on Klyde Warren Park

While I’ve been a tad bit preoccupied of late with the #foodbabies, I did get to have a fabulous last hurrah for a while at Savor for an excellent media dinner with some really great people, great food and service. I was already excited to try Savor as I’m a big fan of all things […]

Scenes from the Jonathan Waxman dinner at Fearing’s

Last Thursday, I was lucky enough to be invited to attend a special dinner at Fearing’s featuring Barbuto chef Jonathan Waxman. This evening began with a cocktail hour featuring a few choice appetizers and a special cocktail created by Jason Kosmas. Inside each glass was a fork-tongued orange peel and a faceted ice ball by […]

#VIPeek: JoJo brings the mojo

About a week ago, I was invited to try JoJo Eating House & Bar, the new French-Mediterranean, well, eating house and bar, on Howell Street near the Quadrangle. Since I work right over there, I was already planning on heading over to try it myself just as soon as my schedule allowed, but I have […]

Abacus’ New Fall Dishes AKA What I Did on 12-12-12

Let me just spit it out. On 12-12-12 I enjoyed twelve courses of Abacus. Chef Kent Rathbun was there the whole time, explaining dish after dish, as well as his pastry chef (Abbey Renegar), new chef de cuisine (Daniel J. Burr) and sommelier. It sounds like a dream, right? Until relatively recently, like many Dallassites, a […]

#VIPeek at Pinkberry’s New Chocolate Hazelnut

Breaking news: Pinkberry is delicious. Seriously though, the folks at Pinkberry know what they’re doing, and I’m not just saying that because they keep inviting me over to sample their special new recipes. This isn’t rocket science. You put good quality, tasty toppings on some Pinkberry and BAM–it’s fantastic. The new flavor is Chocolate Hazelnut, […]

13 Things I Loved About Last Week’s Jacob’s Creek Wine Dinner @Bistro31 #BLTN

That hashtag up there (#BLTN) is for Better Late Than Never. I’m a busy bitch. I sometimes take a little too long to get my shit together and tell you all about the deliciousness I experience. Sorry about that. But the expiration date isn’t quite upon us, so it’s still good. ;) The folks at […]