I was very curious on whether or not Kyoten would taste just as masterful in rice and sushi rolls once Otto left for Chicago. At the least, he does seem far happier there with his dreams and ambition creating higher places to reach. As he stated in our interview with him, there’s someplace he’s trying to go but he may never reach it. Otto: The … Continue reading Did Kyoten Survive Chef Otto Leaving for his Michelin?
About the Brewer’s Table: In Austin, it has become rare to find a restaurant doing something truly unique. We have a thousand food trucks and half of them seem to be tacos. According to KHOU: “Austin has seen the biggest increase in its number of food trucks over the past six years: growing from 648 in 2006 to 1,265 food trucks in 2016”. Usually, I … Continue reading Why you Want Beer in your Food: Review of The Brewer’s Table
I really used to think Açaí bowls were the knockoff versions of bento bowls. They were designed for color more than flavor and the balance was always a mixture between too sweet and cereal with berries. Around town we have many Açaí bowls that compete with each other but feel the same, and I’ve been questioning the sourcing at various places to know how they … Continue reading Review of Southern Pressed Juicery in the Domain
Wrigleyville shocked us with their hot dogs, and we had to learn more. The taste of this beef lovingly nuzzled into a fluffy bun, drooling with the juice of a real tomato makes you forsake your memories and pledge allegiance to Vienna and Chicago style hot dogs. The owners even went to Hot Dog Academy to refine their skills before opening the truck. Located down … Continue reading Interview with Wrigleyville
Otto Phan is a Chef. He is uncollaborative, self-promoting, cocky, and interesting. That is what makes him a great chef. You see, Otto doesn’t just think he is the best Chef in Austin. He knows down to his perfect rice, that he is the best. Can we argue with him though? I don’t think so. The man does make immaculate sushi. His food isn’t fancy. … Continue reading Interview with Chef Otto from Kyoten
After all these months blogging we have run into many restaurant owners with a passion for what they do. We went to McDonald’s to see if their standards of food had shifted from borderline animal abuse to something we could stomach. I was shocked by what happened. The owner’s family has owned McDonald’s franchises for 20 plus years, and he did love his restaurant. … Continue reading McDonald’s with the Owner
For years Austin has been known for our food truck scene. With movies like Chef and TV shows such as The Great American Food Truck Race being filmed here, Austin has been named a top city for food trucks. We have had our share of mouth changers: Chi’lantro, Peached Tortilla, and East Side King have all three been named best food truck in Austin in … Continue reading Top Five Food Trucks in Austin
Kreyol Korner was such a foreign treat that even though I knew the ingredients it felt like I had never tasted them before. We had the most delicious ear time with the owner, Nahika Hillery.
Divine cream meets Italian technique, and the only true scratch made ice cream in Austin.
When you search for your favorite thing to eat in Austin and you don’t find what you are looking for. There are only a couple of things you can do about it. For most of us, we go home and try and make it ourselves. Or just give up and go about our day. But for Raya Naser, she did things a little differently. You see Raya tried really hard to find her favorite Mediterranean place in Austin.