Local, seasonal fare is spreading in South Austin. It’s a commitment that star chef Bryce Gilmore made prior to Odd Duck’s brick & mortar opening with its sister location just down Lamar, Barley Swine. Sleek, modern and inviting, we’ve been anxious to try Chef’s seasonal menu at Odd Duck…
Sparkling summer cocktails (and mocktails!) to whip together for the 4th! Check out my latest segment on Great Day Houston this Friday, July 4 for the following recipes crafted right before your eyes. These are simple to make and irresistible outdoors, stretched out with a good book or even better conversation…
Fabulous options for sipping this Fiesta season! Multiple picks for margaritas, sangria, beer as well as a few other specialty cocktails to keep you honest are as follows…
Texans take tequila very serious! The Alamo City is one place you can find premium margaritas to ring in your celebration — at home or out and about. I never get tired of these ice cold, tangy creations, and they’re more popular than ever before. Unique takes from different mixologists give this regional recipes a ton of spunk….Enjoy!
This delicious drink comes from Chef Alex Padilla at the award winning Ninfa’s Restaurant in Houston. The pumpkin puree for this cocktail is a bit time consuming but so worth the effort. Kids can enjoy a non-alcoholic version made with the pumpkin puree and seltzer. Note that the puree is best made a day ahead of time to allow the flavors to intensify…bottoms up!
It’s totally time to COOL OUT this summer and feel invigorated with a spirit or two to lift your spirit! There are some wonderfully creative and original fruity blends here to try at home…that is, if you can’t make it out to the following fab locations.
We’re getting into the hottest part of the year, but what better way to chill than with lush, ripe-and-ready watermelon! It was one of my favorite summer snacks as a kid. Now it seems like I’m seeing this fun fruit pop up more often in cool, crafty recipes everywhere I go!
“Juan’s special touch, fresh lime juice, and plain good tequila.” That’s the recipe for over 40 years of success as told to me by Hans White, owner and operator of La Fonda Alamo Heights — a local legend at Tex Mex. Of course he’s referring to his world famous bartender, Juan, who has been with La Fonda over four decades!
Boudro’s is a popular holiday dining destination for tourists and locals alike- and for good reason! Boudro’s distinctive menu of Texas and southwestern specialties is just the icing on the cake…especially when it comes to breaking bread aboard one of its private river barges.
You know you are in for a spectacular evening the minute you see the view from Aldaco’s Stone Oak! And the food is like no other, either. My friend, Blanca Aldaco, is an innovator in the kitchen…and she has done it again with this chilled Watermelon Soup with Shrimp. What a way to keep cool this summer.