Wine Snob? I challenge that notion. #1- Experiences

I get asked this question a lot. Or, I get labeled this way. Why?? Is it because I want to look at the wine list of a restaurant? I want to decide my entree before I choose what to drink? I don’t automatically ask for the “house” wine? Or, when offered a mass produced wine,…


Although we’ve been away from this blog, we have not been away from eating and talking.  Talking with our friends about food and wine.  Talking with our waiter, talking with our chef– Talking. So often, people don’t ask about what they’re eating and drinking.  What’s the story behind the dish, the pairing of wine, the…

It’s time. We’re back.

Ok.  We’ve missed you.  And we’ve missed sharing.  Many people have asked us for our advice about eating in and out, drinking good wine, and cuisine.  Beginning now, you’ll begin seeing our regular musings.  Here we go!  

Buon Giorno, Italia

Yes, we will.  It’s true.  Descriptions of the best Italy trip- its wine, its food, its sights- coming soon!

Soon, Very Soon

Yes, we’re back!  Many life events have happened.  But, we’re back.  Some great new places, food, and wine.  We’ve enjoyed the experience of getting to know these and are looking forward sharing!

A Friday Night Wine Tasting – Pinot Passion

WINE TASTING AT THE RED ROOM LOUNGE – DONUM ESTATE WINES   It’s Wednesday night.  Marc is at a dress rehearsal for Austin Opera’s A Masked Ball.  He texted me earlier in the day “let’s do something fun Friday night.” Inspiration came in an email from the Red Room Lounge on 3rd Street: Exclusive Wine Tasting…

“A Quiet WEEKEND” from the Empty Nesters…with great food

Here is a tour of our eats and drinks Thursday – Sunday, October 16-19, 2014. THURSDAY>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Dinner: Cheddar, Corn, and Potato Chowder A recipe from the Whole Foods App.  I serve it with Aurelia’s Chorizo.  You can find this on occasion at HEB (the Besitos – small links). Central Market also carries Aurelia’s chorizo products….

Dinner, the Symphony, & ACL Traffic

One of our favorite symphonic pieces lured us to an Austin Symphony concert.  Several years ago, Debra played a band arrangement of Scheherazade at LBJ High School (a big SHOUT OUT to Don Haynes, LBJ Band Director).  Marc played the same transcription at Anderson High School.  A few years ago, the Anderson High School band…

Home Is Where the Heart Is… and Good Food!

DINING AT HOME – OCTOBER 2014 — Now that Marc and I fall in the “empty nesters” club, our meals at home look and feel a little different. First adjustment: servings.  Although it is nice to have leftovers for the lunchbox, an abundance of servings equals waste – or eating the same dish for multiple…