Austin Food and Wine Festival Recap Day 1

This has currently been the summer of the foodie and I am totally NOT complaining. A few weeks ago, I made the trek to Austin, Texas to partake in the Austin Food & Wine Festival.


During the Houston layover, I got to have my favorite beer.

During the Houston layover, I got to have my favorite beer.


One bonus about traveling on this trip is that I had a layover in my second city of Houston. I got to go back to Pappadaeux for some gumbo and oysters. Amazing!!




This is a new festival, only on it’s second year. I was excited to try it out, but also kinda wary due to the not-so-nice reviews I read about the first year mishaps. I applied for a media pass but was denied :(. Even this that… I still attended the festival on my own dime and enjoyed myself.


The first day of the conference began on a Saturday.

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Foodie Review: The Palm Restaurant

There is something about going into a restaurant that has a historical presence. The Palm is just one of those places, that when you mention the name and everyone instantly understands the experience. Each location prides itself on keeping the tradition alive and I love them for that. Sometimes you need old school service and food in the midst of all of the trendy new restaurants out there. A great cooked steak and a glass of wine works every time for this Southern girl.

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Foodie Review: Park Cafe

I have long read the glowing reviews of this West Nashville restaurant. I just had to check it out myself. Luckily, a gal pal of mine hosted a dinner there recently. I arrived a little early because I was unsure of the parking situation and I wanted to partake in their happy hour prior to our dinner. I am glad that I did arrive early because the place does not have a parking lot. You either have to valet or park several blocks down the residential streets.

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Music City Hot Chicken Festival Recap

It has now become a tradition for me to attend the Hot Chicken Festival in East Park on the 4th of July. This year is no different. I woke up early on Wednesday to get ready for the festival. This year, I attended with a couple of gal pals. This was their first year attending which is probably not a good thing.

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Foodie Review: PM

Last night, I had the pleasure of trying out another Arnold Myint restaurant. I am a huge fan of his other restaurants, Suzy Wong and Cha Chah ( gotta love the sangria and brussel sprouts!). He also has a spot inside of the Nashville Farmers Market (AM/PM) that I have yet to try. Continue reading

First Look: The Southern Steak and Oyster

Have you tried the new swanky downtown restaurant called The Southern Steak & Oyster? It is located in the Pinnacle building. I tried out the restaurant during CMA Fest week. They are known for their oysters, so that is what I decided to try on my visit. Continue reading

Foodie Review: Cabana’s Hot Chicken


So, I tried the Cabana’s “hot chicken” and waffle dish for the 30 days of heat. Here is the picture of it. I really thought that it had potential when it arrived. The red color fooled me. It was NOT hot at all. 😦 I am kinda afraid to try some of the other Nashville Original places. I am willing to check out Cha Chah’s hot quail wings.

Have you tried the fancy version of hot chicken?


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