As some already know, I’m a major consumer of podcasts. I get most of my audio news that way. I listen to as many history podcasts as I can, and a few on entrepreneurship and music.
The are surprisingly few good podcasts on food, especially with the potential demise of the Alton Browncast (it hasn’t released a new episode in a number of months).
One of the best food related podcasts is Go Fork Yourself, by Andrew Zimmern of …
There are certain restaurants I visit just about every time I come to Vegas: the oyster bar within Harrahs, BLT Burgers (for the milkshakes) and The Egg and I.
Sorry Carnevino, I’m over you.
My latest addition to this list is Shibuya inside the MGM Grand. It’s by far the best sushi I’ve had east of California.
On my most recent trip to Vegas, I was actually staying at the MGM Grand, so it made perfect sense to visit Shibuya …
In a dilapidated shopping center at the Highway 183/Spicewood Springs Road intersection of northwest Austin lies a gem of Cajun restaurant called Sambets. Don't judge this book by its decor inside either. Judge it by its food.
Which is nothing short of fantastic. Whether you want Austin's best muffuletta or a seafood po'boy, Sambets won't disappoint. Their etouffee' and gumbo are amazing as well.
In the Hudson's Bend area of RR620 in Austin, Texas is a little known Mexican restaurant called the Iguana Grill
. Imagine a place with the ambiance of the Oasis, but with much better food.
If you're heading south on RR620 from Round Rock or Cedar Park, the Iguana Grill is a couple of blocks past Hudson's on the Bend on the right. Like the Oasis, it is on a cliff overlooking Lake Travis, but in the case of the Iguana Grill it is overlooking a long, narrow inlet.
Yesterday was my wife's birthday (her first since we got married), so I wanted to take her somewhere both special and different for dinner. I googled for [romantic restaurants austin] and found a number of sites listing what they thought were the most romantic restaurants in town. More than one of these sites listed The Emerald Restaurant
Wait a minute, I thought. Isn't that the Irish restaurant on 71 just west of 620? We pass that place whenever we drive to my sister-in-laws house and always wondered what it was like.
It turns out that it's a rather high end restaurant. I placed a reservation for last night, and let it be a surprise for Shea.
We drove up at our reservation time. The Emerald Restaurant is a replica thatched cottage that really sets an old world atmosphere. It's quaint, but nice.