Browsing category: Celebrations

Outstanding in the Field – An Event for the Bucket List of Every Foodie

If you're a wordie like I am, nothing captures your attention any quicker than a good play on an ordinary word. Take a common phrase and give it new meaning? Now, I'm really listening. Such is the case with the four words that make up the brand of the world's most inviting table. Outstanding in the Field Leave it to an artist like Jim Denevan to capture a culinary vision like this one. This is the kind of idea we all wish we could have been the first to have. However, as every regretful poetic line begins - Alas - it was not

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Three Restaurant Chains Worth the Money

Whether you live in Austin or come for a visit, do you scope out the foodie blogs and plan your meals around the latest faves? Me, too. Recently, however, I found myself thinking about how nice it is to enjoy a traditional dinner in Austin at one of our national restaurant chains. There's a lot of competition around here, but these three places have determined to stay on top. They can definitely be a little pricey, but with consistent menus, stellar service, and desserts that wow, I believe these nationally known establishments

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Solving the Mystery at Hillside Farmacy

Ranking ahead of places like St. Louis, Houston and New Orleans in Zagat's list of 30 most exciting food cities is the very one in which Hillside Farmacy has made its unique home. Well, actually, it's not the restaurant's home that is so unique. It's more the restaurant itself.  First, there's the play on the word. It intrigues people, you know. Is it a pharmacy that sells aspirin and artichokes, or is it a restaurant that serves organic salads and stocks its shelves with over-the-counter cold remedies?  Funny you should ask.

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A Carefree New Place to Eat – Caroline on Congress Avenue

If you've been reading along with me on this intentionally-adventurous journey, you know that I dearly LOVE all things Congress Avenue. From the Capitol Building to all.the.coffee, there's never anything boring about Texas' Main Street. Now, there's a new place to eat, and I just love it. Caroline on Congress Avenue From the font to the front door, Caroline's mission is obvious- inviting and carefree dining for locals and visitors alike. Passersby can check out the menu before they go inside this incredible multi-faceted

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Everybody Needs a Favorite Burger

Everybody needs a favorite burger. In Amarillo, we had a favorite burger - or two. One family spot we frequented had a counter where you placed your order and they wrote down your name. After you found your table, you patiently waited until the familiar words rang out on the sound system for all the patrons to hear: Brenda, YOUR BUNS ARE UP. All the middleschoolers in our pack thought that was great fun. In Austin, when it's time for a burger (and somehow, we all just know when it's time, don't we?), we make a mad dash to the

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Chicken and Waffles at Forthright

Living the urban lifestyle in downtown Austin is an emptynester's dream. The moon is bright in the morning sky, and the pool lights reflect on the leaves of every cherished tree surrounding it. Whenever we get ready for a big weekend breakfast after a long walk around Lady Bird Lake, there are a jillion places in walking distance. However, there's only one with this kind of chicken and waffles. It's called Forthright. With a Name Like Forthright, It's Gotta be Good At the previous law firm where I worked, we had a white board.

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From Ding How to Wu Chow

This whole business of eating out, I mean, regularly eating out, is something our kids do without thinking, but something most overfifty-ers did, well...without. When my mom married my step-dad, we started having roast and fried chicken for Sunday lunch instead of beannie wiennies (I may be embellishing a tiny bit here, but only a tiny bit - lol), and for my Mamaw's birthday every February 26th, we celebrated at this Chinese place on the Boulevard.  That's where Chinese restaurants were located.  It had a large sign situated in

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Father’s Day Menu

The Plan Here's the thing.  Overfiftyers are free in so many ways.  Free to stay home for dinner every night if they want to, and free to go out if they don't.  Granted, eating out for two is way cheaper than taking a family of five. However, it is still more expensive to eat out, even for the two of us, so we eat at home a lot...but we keep it a little simpler. Before we get to the Father's Day Menu itself, let's chat about the Over Fifty kitchen in general. The Rotation Breakfast for supper is on the rotation at least once

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