FEAST!!!

D – We always delight in dining with friends.  This week was no exception. Wednesday night we celebrated the first UUMC Choir rehearsal after our summer break with the “Doctors”.  Can you guess where we landed?  It starts with a “V” – yes, Vino Vino!  We enjoyed an outstanding bottle of Barbera  recommended by the…

Second Bar & Kitchen

August 9, 2012 D – If you have not taken in a movie at the Violet Crown Cinema, it is a must!  Not only do they create one of the most comfortable and easy forms of movie watching in Austin, but also are located near several good options for a bite to eat and/or a…

FULL ENGLISH CAFÉ – August 9, 2012

A few weeks ago the Austin American Statesman featured an article about an “authentic” British café in South Austin.  I’m guessing that the London Olympics may have prompted the paper to feature this establishment.  So my Dad read about the FULL ENGLISH CAFÉ (www.fullenglishfood.com ) and suggested that we take my Mom (who is British)…

Farmhouse Breakfast

D – If you’ve been following our blog, you’ve read about FARMHOUSE DELIVERY (here’s the link, just in case). Recently they have been offering weekly specials – a combination of 3-4 products from locally sourced providers at a special discount.  Here is the package we added to our regular veggie/fruit delivery: *6 pack of handmade…

OPERA OVATIONS – August 3, 2012

D – What a great evening!  It began at a performance of the opera LITTLE WOMEN presented by SPOTLIGHT ON OPERA ( http://www.spotlightonopera.com ).   We were blown away by the production!  This was our first opportunity to hear Mark Adamo’s beautiful score, and all of the performers tackled the challenging music with confident singing and…

“Inspire a Generation” – the 30th Olympic Games

Yeah!  The Olympics are finally here!  What a great Opening ceremony!  The Queen (and James Bond) stole the show, and the orchestra’s performance of “Chariots of Fire” was fabulous, thanks to the quirky antics of Mr. Beane.  The slogan of this year’s games, “Inspire a Generation” rang true as several young athletes lit the Olympic…

Calico Amarillo Home-Style-O

CALICO COUNTY – AMARILLO, TX., JULY 2012 On our return trip to Austin from Colorado, we once again stopped in Amarillo for the night.  A special friend from college recommended we try Calico Country for dinner for some good homestyle cooking.  The menu is extensive and includes several home cookin’ favorites. The meal started with…