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.

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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!!
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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.

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The first day of the conference began on a Saturday.

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Austin Here I Come!

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It is finally here…. The weekend of the Austin Food and Wine Festival. I leave after work and can’t wait to feel Texas heat again.

Here’s hoping to a great weekend with zero stress and great wine and food.

–Country Chic Chronicles

Snowy Saturday

We finally are getting some snow in Nashville, and I love it. I can relax on a Saturday while sipping on mimosas. Best snow day ever!!

Fun Happenings:

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1. Going to attend my first Food and Wine Festival in April in Austin, TX. I am excited even though some of the reviews about the crowds haven’t been so hot. Regardless of the reviews, I plan to look on the bright side and make the most of this trip. I am IN love with the city of Austin. Hopefully I can get some of my girlfriends from Houston to drive up for the weekend.

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2. Spring Break trip to Florida. I am trying out a new spot that I haven’t been to yet. Panama City Beach… The beaches look lovely and it will be great down time. Laying out on white sand beaches is right up my alley after a long semester at work.

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3. Spring Break trip to New Orleans. Mostly because I miss good cajun food and especially the crawfish. I got a ok deal on the hotel at Embassy Suites. I am a sucker for their free breakfast and manager special- free cocktails. The hotel also has a pool, so laying out is on my agenda…. that and drinking. The hotel is also farther away from Bourbon Street so I won’t have to deal with the loud drunks and such.

What are your Spring Break plans? Any foodie recommendations for these three cities?

-Country Chic Chronicles