Empress is a Pop Up for a Purpose


Get a temporary taste of Chef Brian West’s flare for Asian fusion cuisine when you visit Empress. A pop up lasting up to 60 days is something San Antonio has yet to see. With ten percent of gross sales to be donated to select area non-profits, look for Empress to really impress!


Zinc Apple Drink

Zinc’s Baked Apple Cocktail is All the Buzz!

Easily one of my favorite places to dine when I’m in town, Zinc Bistro & Wine Bar continues to exceed expectations. Introducing a new seasonal creation from Bar Manager Peter Fitzgerald – the Baked Apple! Find it at Boudro’s as well…



Rollback Prices Twice a Week at Las Palapas!

One of my very favorite Mexican restaurants has been serving San Antonio since 1981, and twice a week the prices reflect this inaugural year. If I’ve been traveling and haven’t been home, this is the FIRST thing I crave when I return…Las Palapas!



Brisket Tips from the Chef Who Wrote the Book!

In our fast-paced, info overloaded world, time is a luxury. But, if you truly take barbecuing and smoking seriously, do yourself a favor and take the time to watch a true BBQ master guide you through his techniques to achieve the ‘gold standard’ in brisket.



Hearty Mardi Gras Eats from Liberty Kitchen

Stumble into Liberty Kitchen on Fat Tuesday and you won’t leave disappointed! Their menu features an array of American comfort foods in an artsy, upscale setting just off 5th Street in downtown Austin. This week, however, it’s all about authentic Cajun cuisine.



Succulent Sea Scallops Raw & Cooked!

Goodtaste is back inside the incredible kitchens at Sysco Houston with Executive Chef Ojan Bagher for a double take on scallops! We’re trying two different preparations – one raw & one cooked – using the same scallops for both dishes.


HEB HOU Feb Wines

Something Fizzy & Fun on Valentine’s Day

Sparklings are in for February, though truth be told I like’em anytime. We found some fabulous options at The Cellar at San Felipe – celebrating one year! Wine Manager Michael shared his personal faves for sparklings that shine on Valentine’s Day.



Local Lamb from the Lone Star State!

You really can’t lose with lamb! Fact is, a number of top eateries from around Texas are already experimenting with this trendy protein. A staple of the Mediterranean diet, locally-sourced lamb products are a lean, heart-healthy option for meals with virtually no carbs…



Half Price Pizza from The Backspace!

It’s a good time to be a pizza fan at The Backspace! This quaint, Neapolitan pizzeria from Chef Shawn Cirkiel is currently celebrating 5 years with complimentary bubbles for all dinner guests AND half price pizzas during lunch for the remainder of January!



Win 2 Nights at The William in Boerne!

An elegant departure unlike any you’ll find in Boerne. Sign up today for your chance to win a FREE weekend stay for 2 at The William! This newly renovated Hill Country property overlooks the heart of Historic Downtown Boerne and is just steps from Main Street…



Tender Angus Beef TWO Ways!

Two vastly different meal preps using the same trusted product – cheers to the versatility of Certified Angus Beef! The Angus is an amazing brand that’s consistent and flavorful with gorgeous marbling and a tenderness all its own…



Brunch with a BANG on NYE!

Laissez les bons temps rouler–2016 is gonna be a great year! Just in case the remaining hours on New Year’s Eve are your last diet-free day for a while, why not finish big with a decadent brunch! Happy New Year everyone!



Enjoy New Year’s Eve at The Houstonian!

Each and every year, my friends at The Houstonian pull out all the stops on New Year’s Eve! Go for gold this year with four NYE party packages available to choose from. Each come with fabulous options for the evening, beginning with a three course prix fixe dinner (with wine) at Olivette or the legendary Manor House…



Southwest at Its Best from Z’Tejas!

Folks in from out of town may especially like to get a taste of a unique spot like Z’Tejas this week. Everything on the brunch menu is under $15 with regional flavors and influences spanning Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. Here are a few of the star attractions…


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