FLOUR & VINE… and the KING – OCTOBER 2014

After a year hiatus, we are back! We look forward to sharing with you again our culinary adventures – both out and about and at home. Date night – Friday, October 3, 2014 — Dinner and a Show!! After a challenging week at school, we headed out early (due to ACL) and parked our car…

Another Fine Anniversary Dinner- Happy 24th!

CONGRESS  Yes, spoiled we are in Austin.  There will never be enough days or meals to enjoy all of the tastes offered in our city – from fine restaurants, to food trucks, delis, cheese shops and wine bars (to name a few).   The summer, however, affords us with a little more time to whittle down…

Triple Stop Tour

LICK – via Mister Tramps and East End Wines- for best viewing, view from the site EatSipSwirl.com – especially for our email-viewing friends. You know it is summer when you find yourself at 7:00pm on a Friday night craving a cold treat.  We had just finished having dinner with my parents at Papa’s favorite sports pub,…

Pieous or “Pious”— Righteous!

(To get the full effect of EatSipSwirl.com, please click this link- it’s worth it!) Pious – 1. Devoutly religious; 2. Showing reverence and devotion for the divine Pieous – a new pizza spot on Highway 290 For some time now, Pieous has found its way to the top 10 list on the front page of…

Happy Father’s Day

Yes, we have gotten way behind on our blog entries. What I’ve learned from scrapbooking is that it is best to start with the most recent events (hoping that your memory serves you best here), then work backwards. We spent a quiet afternoon and evening at home for Father’s Day. Marc decided on steak for…

A 50th Celebration

On June 1st, my parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  The Carmack “5” held a special party in honor of their parents at our home.  Besides hosting the open house, I had the great pleasure of planning and preparing the menu.  Since my Mom is from England, and my Dad is from Texas, I thought…

Swift’s Attic – Loft of Goodness

Marc has been so busy with Easter and Opera, that you could imagine my excitement when he surprised me on a Thursday to say he had Friday night off. We really wanted to try something new.  I have been reading about the “HOT” new restaurants in Austin, and Swift’s Attic kept showing up.  After calling…

The Jury is out…

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins are a hit! At the end of my exhausting two weeks of jury duty, I got up early to bid my oldest son  (and his three friends that camped out with us the evening previous) “ciao” as they left very early Friday morning for their journey to Italy.  Thursday night I…

BACON- nuff said…

During my two week stint at the courthouse, I had the opportunity to visit BACON with a few of my fellow jurors.  Located on !0th and Lamar, this cute little establishment has all the makings for a unique dining experience. We approached from the backside of the restaurant. The décor of the building, both inside…

Vino Vino – Paella Night

Some dear friends invited me to join them for paella at Vino Vino on the occasion of Marc’s departure from the country.  We’ve posted about the amazing paella in at least one previous entry, so I will stick to sharing the wine and dessert. We enjoyed a lovely bottle of r a pfaffl  “the dot” austrian…