Review: Cho Sushi Japanese Fusion

4 out of 5 stars

Some of the best Sushi in Austin

Reviewer: Brian Combs

Deep within the Steiner Ranch subdivision is a gem of a sushi bar called Cho Sushi Japanese Fusion. Over the last year or so, it has become one of our favorite places to go in Austin for sushi.

Like every sushi bar in Austin, they have a huge selection of unusual sushi rolls. But the straight forward, simple nigiri and sashimi are fantastic. Fresh

Review: Nagoya Steak & Sushi

4 out of 5 stars

Great Teppanyaki at a Fair Price

Reviewer: Brian Combs

Hidden at the intersection of RR620 and Anderson Mill Road is Nagoya Steak & Sushi is one of the best spots for teppanyaki (aka hibachi grill) in Austin. The Wife and I have been there at least ten times, and the show has yet to get old.

There are quite a few places around town that offer table-side teppanyaki. Many are more expensive than Nagoya,

SFC Farmers Market at Sunset Valley

Austin loves a farmers market. There must be a dozen or more around the greater Austin area alone. These markets focus on locally grown, and often sustainable, food and other products.

The Wife and I have been to several of the Austin-area markets and this morning we decided to make the trek down to south Austin for the SFC Farmers Market at Sunset Valley. SFC also runs the markets downtown (on 4th) and in the Triangle, and is supposed to …

Iliza Shlesinger in Austin, Texas

The Wife and I returned to Cap City Comedy Club last night, this time to see Iliza Shlesinger. Iliza is the most recent winner, first female winner, and youngest winner of Last Comic Standing. She’s also appeared on the roundtable on Chelsea Lately. It seems that the Wife and I discover most comics there lately.

Her style is a mix of observational humor and physical comedy, and I can see why she won Last Comic Standing. …

John Caparulo in Austin, Texas

The Wife and I went to see John Caparulo at the Cap City Comedy Club last night. John has appeared on Craig Kilborn, The Tonight Show, Blue Comedy Tour: The Next Generation, and a half-hour special on Comedy Central. But the WIfe and I know him for his regular appearances on the Round Table on Chelsea Lately.

There were a pair of warm up acts. both of which has some funny material and some that was not …

Snowpacalypse 2010 Pictures

Every time there's the slightest amount of snow in Central Texas, the entire city of Austin shuts down. Usually, this is an overreaction. Today was different. When I got up this morning, it was already sleeting. A couple of hours later, it turned to snow, and it's been snowing on and off since then. In nearly four decades in Austin, I'm not sure I can remember when we've gotten so much snow.

My Jury Duty Experience

A few weeks back, I received a jury summons. I’ve never served on a jury, and I wouldn’t mind doing so, except that right now I’m relatively busy with client work. In addition, I’m bidding some projects that I might lose if I end up spending two or three weeks in a jury box.

I’m not a student, and last I checked, Obama hadn’t yet approved my request to become the ambassador to St. Lucia, so I didn’t have an …