Bloody Marys

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BurgerMary Cooks! A new bloody mary inspired ingredient.

I had a few people round for dinner on the weekend. I hadn’t cooked at home in ages and the arrival of the first day of winter (in the Southern hemisphere) seemed to call for a big pot of gumbo. I had also recently picked up a...
spahrs

Spahr’s Seafood

Spahr’s Seafood 3682 Highway 90 E Des Allemands, LA 70030   About 40 minutes south west of New Orleans sits a a tiny town in Cajun country called Des Allemands. It’s not really mentioned in any travel guides or tourism sites and there’s nothing particularly extraordinary...
gourmands

Gourmands neighborhood pub

Gourmands 2316 Webberville Rd Austin, TX 78702   I am nearly a little hesitant to share Gourmands with y’all because it’s kind of a hidden gem. Except for that one time when Texas Monthly made a huge (deserved) fuss over their Foghorn Leghorn sandwich. Nonetheless, where...
belv

Belvedere Bloody Mary vodka launch

Recently I was fortunate enough to be invited along to the brunchtime launch of Belvedere Vodka’s latest infusion flavour – Blood Mary. I’d actually heard of this product many months ago when fellow Mary aficionado Miss Mardi excitedly sent me a photo of the...
stubbs

Stubbs BBQ gospel brunch

Stubbs BBQ 801 Red River St Austin, TX 78701   A slow Southern brunch is one of the most decadent ways to start a Sunday. Iconic “hybrid music venue slash Bar-B-Q restaurant” Stubbs offers a gospel brunch over the weekends, starting at $16.95 per head for an...
county line

Meet ya at the County Line

County Line 6500 Bee Cave Rd Austin, TX 78746 There’s a great deal to be said about a restaurant that has been in business for over 35 years. Plus one that, despite having opened nine additional locations, manages to maintain the quality and feel...
highball

A toast to The Highball

The Highball 1142 S Lamar Blvd Austin, TX 78704 Friends, The Highball is cool. Not “oh yeah I don’t mind if you have a couple of my fries” cool, but rather “this joint makes the Old Spice guy looks like a chump” cool. The Highball is...
infused vodka

Infused vodka: please, make it stop.

COMMENCE RANT! Infused vodkas have been all the rage for a while now. You should be made aware that infusing alcohol is a stupidly easy process. Take flask/jar/bottle, fill with alcohol of choice, add flavouring ingredient of choice and let steep for several weeks...
zax

DIY Bloody Mary at Zax

Zax Restaurant & Bar 312 Barton Springs Rd Austin, TX 78704 Brunch is a happy time of the weekend. It’s the time when you get to sleep in late without missing out on breakfasty dishes, even though the clock is technically pushing into the PM. The...
jackson

Finding Comfort in New Orleans

Good morning from Lafayette, Louisiana. I’ve been a bad, bad blogger, but I have a great excuse – New Orleans. I’ve finally been reunited with Southern Comfort and we’ve spent the last few days in the Crescent City. In case you didn’t know, if...
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