#WineWednesday: Wedding Wines That Wow

by Robin Barr Sussman on June 10, 2020

No matter what the world throws us, it can’t stop love. Or weddings. Petite soirees are the rage with family and close friends mostly in outdoor settings. Because groups are smaller, the bride-to-be can focus...

#FoodieFriday: The Great Texas Cheese and Wine Road Trip

by Robin Barr Sussman on May 29, 2020

Going stir crazy? Then let’s take a road trip to nationally-lauded Antonelli’s Cheese Shop in Austin, pack a picnic, and hit a Texas winery that welcomes picnics and is offering tastings. Optionally, have a happy...

#FoodieFriday: Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes from La Cantera

by Margaret Richards on May 1, 2020

Get ready to treat mom safe at home with these four delicious recipes from the chefs at San Antonio’s award-winning La Cantera Resort & Spa. Until you can escape to La Cantera in person, you...

#WineWednesday: Wineries Get Creative During COVID-19 Pandemic

by Robin Barr Sussman on April 29, 2020

With virtual wine tastings, great deals on shipping, fundraising, and online cooking classes, wineries are providing a grape escape while we shelter in place. Here’s to sipping safe—the new normal, at least for a little...

#FoodieFriday: TGIF with DIY Signature Cocktails from San Antonio’s Esquire Tavern

by Bebe Brown on April 24, 2020

The weekend is here and sadly we can’t visit our favorite haunts in person, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get creative. In San Antonio, the James Beard-nominated Esquire Tavern and its sister bar, Downstairs...

#WineWednesday: Cheers to Earth Day, 2020! (Plus, Bonus Recipe)

by Robin Barr Sussman on April 15, 2020

Whether you drink red or white, go green in the glass this month while social distancing. Earth Day 2020 is April 22, but for many wineries, earth-friendly practices happen every day. From composting to water...

#FoodieFriday: Austin’s Central Machine Works

by Haven Lindsey on April 3, 2020

Something special is on tap at this East Austin brewery and it’s not just the craft beer. This place is “neighborhoody!” Update: This review was written before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Central Machine...

#WineWednesday: Wining and Dining Well During the Pandemic, Part Two

by Robin Barr Sussman on April 1, 2020

We’re back with our second installment of the Texas Restaurant Take Out. From New American to Tex-Mex (a margarita with that?), pizza and cold beer, to cheese shops with wine, here are our Top 10+1...