Beso is not just the Spanish word for kiss. It also happens to be the Latin American/Middle Eastern/Mediterranean fused restaurant owned by actress Eva Longoria and celebrity chef Todd English.
Courtesy of Beso
Nestled on the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Ivar Street, this restaurant’s decor lives up to its romantic name. As you walk in through the entrance you are immediately welcomed by Spanish poetry that has been delicately etched in glass along the wall. The blackened windows and candlelit interior help set the mood for the exotic and whimsical night to come.
Courtesy of Beso
After you have made your way to your table and cozied up to your honey under the glamorous dangling chandeliers, open up the menu and treat yourself to Tequila Spa cocktail, infused with tres sietes silver, red grapes, cucumber, lemon, and lime $14. … Read More »
I took an environmental philosophy course in college and the professor had us read Margaret Atwood’s novel Oryx and Crake. Essentially the book takes place after a genetically engineered pandemic wipes out all of civilization. All that is left roaming the world are a number of genetically engineered humans and hybrid beasts.
It has been 7 years since I last read that book and the thought of bioengineering and genetically modified anything still makes me squirm a little bit. So when I woke up Monday morning and read the news to see that the world’s first lab-grown beef burger was cooked and eaten by a couple of foodies, I couldn’t help but immediately shutter at the thought of what we are capable of doing with the knowledge of science.
I don’t want you to think that I am writing this article with … Read More »
I am OCD. No, I’m not just saying that. I was clinically diagnosed with OCD when I was twelve years old. My obsession? Cleanliness. If you have a dirty toilet in your home I will call you out on it. Cleaning is not only something that I have to do, it is also something that I actually generally enjoy doing. My home is clean, my classroom is clean, and when I go to restaurants, I bus my own table. It used to drive Andrew crazy but now he’ll even help me stack the dishes and pick the crumbs up off the table when we go out to eat.
Having said that, I am almost 100% sure that I have an invisible hole in my mouth. I chew with my mouth closed but I somehow always manage to get food either all … Read More »
Foodio54 Co-Founder Andrew Glass is in Los Angeles this week on business so I thought we would go ahead and feature a LA- based Michelin award winning restaurant in honor of that. Plus, I figured we could give him something to drool over
In last week’s article, Deleyla Dreams of Jiro’s Sushi, I broke down the various Michelin star ratings and what they mean. This week’s restaurant pick, Hatfield’s, is a one-star Michelin award recipient. This means it’s a great restaurant, the food is consistent and has high standards, and is definitely worth a visit. So if you live in LA or the surrounding areas then this restaurant needs to be on your list of go-to places to eat.
Hatfield’s. Photo Courtesy of TripAdvisor.
Hatfield’s is the creation of culinary couple Karen and Quinn Hatfield. With their … Read More »
It’s Friday! It’s a whopping 98 degrees outside and we needed a family friendly place to enjoy a nice lunch. We started brainstorming places we could take our little girl to go eat and I needed to write a blog article, so we combined those two thoughts together and thus Family Friendly Fridays was born. Each Friday we’ll head out and try a new family friendly establishment in Austin and feature it here. If you live here in Austin or are traveling to this beautiful city with your family consider this your go to resource for family friendly eats!
Boat House Grill
6812 N FM 620, Austin, TX 78732
The Boat House Grill is located on the corner of 2222 and 620 in the Four Points neighborhood, an area nestled halfway between Lakeway and Cedar Park and close to Lake Travis. Parking … Read More »
It seems like these days the government is all up in everyone’s business, most specifically on what we are and are not allowed to do with our bodies. Texas and Ohio have been in the news with their crack down on a woman’s right to choose and Mayor Bloomberg more recently has been fighting tooth and nail for his right to ban large sugary drinks from being served to the people of his city. It appears that these individuals in power are riding on a very slippery slope, so the question then becomes to what extent are we going to allow them to determine what we do with our bodies?
Obesity is an epidemic in this country. I for one am someone who has a hard time putting down the Agave Nectar Sweet Tea served at my local Coffee … Read More »
I love Sandra Bullock. If there was a woman that I could choose to settle down with and make babies with, it would be Sandra Bullock. She is gorgeous and timeless. No matter what day of the week it is she looks absolutely flawless. She speaks two languages fluently, has the cutest little boy, and is an Academy-Award winning actress. She is a hottie with a body and I happen to live in the city where she owns Bess Bistro and Walton’s Fancy and Staple.
Sandra Bullock. Courtesy of Zimbio.
Now I have wanted to eat at both establishments since I arrived in Austin two years ago, but I am absolutely terrified at the small possibility that she may happen to be there when I go. Like I said before, I would bend down on one knee, ask … Read More »
Last night I watched an old episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives where Guy Fieri showcased three family-friendly restaurants. Needless to say my salivary glands went into overdrive and I found myself drooling all over my pillow at the thought of chowing down on some of those tasty treats. Today I would like to feature one of those restaurants simply because they serve the biggest hamburger and hotdog I have ever seen in my life. What can I say? I’m easily impressed!
The Big Bad Bubba Burger. Courtesy of Hillbilly Hot Dogs.
The name Hillbilly Hot Dogs is not meant to be offensive or funny. According to the owners, it symbolizes the vision that they have for their 12×16 hot dog stand. The lovebirds, Sharie and Sonny, wanted to create a place where people would go … Read More »
If you haven’t had the opportunity to watch Jiro Dreams of Sushi, a 2011 documentary directed by David Gelb, then it is time to put that Netflix subscription of yours to use. The film is centered around 85-year-old Jiro Ono, the owner of three-star Michelin award winning sushi restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro . It follows Jiro as he dedicates every waking moment of his life to create and perfect some of the most beautiful and enticing pieces of sushi that anyone would give their left hand to devour (seriously, I would give my left hand). It is a masterfully done film and has given me a new-found appreciation for the dedication and workmanship that goes into a master chef’s craft.
Jiro Ono in Jiro Dreams of Sushi. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.
According to the film, when a restaurant is designated … Read More »
A month ago I was in Austin at the Lonestar Round Up enjoying my cigars and sipping bourbon while I watch Rat Rods of all kinds cruise up and down South Congress. I happened to be parked in front of a bright yellow shipping container with a spotted burro logo on it, but I never gave it a second thought. Word on the street was that the Burro Cheese Kitchen had some killer eats, but the last thing I wanted with my bourbon was a grilled cheese sandwich.
Now my buddy, who was at the Round Up with me had different ideas. He was hungover like a sailor on shore leave, so he rolled the dice and checked the place out. That was the last that I thought I was going to hear about the place because my palette has evolved … Read More »