Austin

Fareground – Austin’s First Food Hall

23 February, 2018

Fareground - Austin Food Hall

Recently, we stopped by Austin’s first food hall – Fareground. We had been eagerly awaiting its opening since we first heard about it. On a nice Austin day (read: not blisteringly hot), it’s a lovely walk from our house. Fareground is located right on the corner of Cesar Chavez and Congress, which is an easy stroll from South Congress, downtown, or the hike and bike trail.

I love the concept of the food hall — everyone can order what they want, and then come together at a shared table. If someone is in the mood for sushi, and someone else wants a cheese plate, no problem! And all the restaurants at this one are FANTASTIC. You can find a list of them here. And then there is a bar where you can order beer, wine, and even cocktails like a Pineapple Mezcal Punch.
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Drinks

Cocktails with Bundaberg

26 January, 2018

Bundaberg cocktails

Disclaimer: We received samples from Bundaberg, but recipes and opinions are all our own!

It’s been awhile since we’ve had a cocktail recipe on the blog. To make up for it, here we are with TWO cocktails. Bundaberg was nice enough to send us some samples of their sodas, and we used those to whip up a couple of refreshing drinks.
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Breakfast

Soft Scrambled Eggs with Green Onions

12 January, 2018

Scrambled Eggs with Green Onions

Sometimes simplicity is best. I love recipes that aren’t overly complicated. Especially now with a new baby that is still demanding the majority of my attention. If I can whip something up in 5 minutes? Perfect.

Enter these scrambled eggs. They are light, fluffy, and the green onions add something special.

What inspired this recipe was a trip to the farmer’s market here in downtown Austin. We wound up spotting these beautiful green onions. They were so fresh, and I knew they would accompany scrambled eggs perfectly. A match made in breakfast heaven.
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Dinner, Soup

Kale, Sausage, and White Bean Soup

4 December, 2017

Kale, Sausage, and White Bean Soup

Where does the time go? I can’t believe it’s almost December and Zara is almost 3 months old.

With a new baby, I’ve been trying to make meals I can do in parts. And simmer until I can put the baby down and actually eat. This sausage and kale soup is one of those meals.

And it doesn’t use many ingredients, which means it is easy to make.

Bonus? This soup is delicious.
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Austin

A Trip to Bougie’s Donuts

13 November, 2017

bougies donuts in austin, texas

I love donuts. So much.

I don’t have a big sweet tooth. Many times I can have a couple of bites of a dessert and be good. But donuts. Donuts are different. I could eat 10 donuts. Of course, not all donuts are created equal. Some are sooo light and airy you feel you barely ate one. Some are crazy-sweet with sugary icing. Some have cereal as a topping. But one of my favorites is one that strikes a nice balance in between. Substantial enough to fill you up. Delicious enough to impart flavor, and not just sweetness. And Bougie’s Donuts do exactly that.
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Austin

Marker 10 – Dining On the Lakeshore

26 October, 2017

Marker10

Full Disclosure: We attended a complimentary tasting at Marker 10. All opinions are our own.

Like many of the great cities of the world, Austin rests on the banks of a beautiful river (alright, they call it a lake here, but that’s a whole other blog post). The Colorado River meanders easterly to the pleasure of those paddleboarding, kayaking, or cruising along the trail lining its beautiful banks.

But do you know what all those other cities have that Austin doesn’t have? A bitchin’ place to eat and drink while watching couples on first dates awkwardly navigate giant swan paddle boats upstream! Well, it turns out, there is such a place and it’s been right under our collective noses the entire time.
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