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French Twist

Written by | Published January 20, 2011
In the past few months, I've had the good fortune to dine at a handful of French-inspired brasseries and bistros…

Deep-fried blog: Dining at the State Fair

Written by | Published August 26, 2010
I'm not sure I understand the competition to come up with the next best fried thing, and I'm not here…

Fresh Sushi from a Trailer

Written by | Published August 25, 2010
The chopstick wrapper may say "good luck," but you won't need it at Sushi-A-Go-Go. From left: Dynamite Roll and Sunshine…

Dinner and a Show in Denison

Written by | Published June 24, 2010
After a day of packing up my daughter's belongings at Austin College in Sherman for the return trip home to…

A Taste of Argentina

Written by | Published March 3, 2010
It's becoming a familiar scenario: A friend comes in from out of town, and I discover a new Austin restaurant.…

Dinner is Served, Trailerside

Written by | Published February 2, 2010
The trailer-café craze that has consumed Austin tends to be a mostly daytime affair, with many if not most in…

Quirky Breakfast in Houston

Written by | Published January 11, 2010
If you're planning to tour Quirky Houston, I suggest you start your day with breakfast. On a recent visit, my…

Mediterranean in McKinney

Written by | Published May 19, 2009
Inspired by a comment on my last post on dining in McKinney (thanks, Shelly from This Eclectic Life), I paid…

Lunch in McKinney; Coffee in Sherman

Written by | Published March 3, 2009
When my sister and I visited my daughter at Austin College in Sherman, we took the opportunity to explore nearby…

Beyond Barbecue in Llano

Written by | Published January 26, 2009
When we're hungry, but not in the mood for 'cue in our favorite Hill Country town, we find a booth…

Show Us Your Tex-Mex

Written by | Published November 26, 2008
The December issue's Top Tables article on old-school Tex-Mex restaurants—"Candy or Sherbet?"—makes my taste buds crave that extra cheesy enchilada…

Farewell, Mobil—Hello, Giovanni!

Written by | Published October 16, 2008
My reliable neighborhood full-service Mobil gas station/garage is no more. Left in its place, in the parking lot, is a…
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