Tagged: BBQ

Gluten-Free at the Austin Trail of Lights 2018 #AFBAHH #atxlights

The Austin Trail of Lights  I’ve always loved the Austin Trail of Lights, but this year was extra special.  I’m a member of the Austin Food Blogger Alliance and we enjoyed our December happy hour hosted by the Austin Trail of Lights.  They were so wonderful to us!  And it was super fun to hang out with the nicest people and fellow food bloggers. I have to say I was blown away by how much bigger the Trail of Lights event is now.  There is so much more to do. When Brett and I went on one of our first dates back in 2007 (when Austin was way less crowded), we basically just took a nice stroll around the trail and that was it.  And we’ve gone...

incredibly delicious barbacoa short rib at ATX Cocina in Austin

Gluten-Free Restaurants in Austin, Texas

Gluten-Free Eats in the ATX Hi everyone!  I made a list of our favorite gluten-free restaurants in Austin, Texas.  It’s really nice to live in a city with so many options! I’m super sensitive to cross-contamination so gluten friendly or gluten free-ish places didn’t really work for me.  But lately I’ve been impressed with how knowledgeable chefs and staff are and how easy it is to safely eat out.  And so many 100% gluten-free kitchens are popping up. Sometimes we’ve had to sit down with a manager and talk to them about food preparation and potential cross-contamination.  We had a great experience at many different restaurants around town that aren’t necessarily thought of as gluten-free restaurants. Whereas we probably ate at PF Chang’s in The...

Gluten-Free at The Hot Luck Festival 2018

Whole Enchilada Passes To Hot Luck Festival Woot! Woot!  I didn’t make it to the first Hot Luck Food & Music Festival last year, but boy did I luck out this year.  Tillamook cheese held a contest on twitter for two Whole Enchilada passes and I actually won them!  So exciting.   That’s a value of $1100 and access to almost all the food and music events! So the Hot Luck Fest is put on by Aaron Franklin, James Moody, and Mike Thelin over Memorial Day Weekend here in Austin.   There are several food and music venues around town with over 60 chefs and 6000 lbs of meat!  And thanks to Tillamook, Brett and I got to experience a lot of it. Of course,...

The Weekly Menu Oct 24, 2016

Hi all!  Hope you are doing well. It’s already time for the weekly menu Oct 24!  We have a couple days off from cooking again this week.  Woohoo!   Last week we tried two more places offering gluten free food – Frank (artisan sausages served on a Udi’s bun with waffle fries from a dedicated fryer) and take out from Pho Thaison (Vietnamese Pho, starters, chef and house specials).   I’ll be adding them to my growing list of restaurants serving delicious gluten free food in Austin, Texas! Fun Stuff Coming Up Next week we have two interesting events planned.   We are going to see the screening of Tower, a documentary highlighting the witnesses, heroes and survivors of the first American mass school shooting at...

Smoked Cabbage Slaw | Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free

This is an easy copy cat recipe for the smoked cabbage slaw they used to serve at Freedmen’s Bar and Smokehouse.  It is gluten-free and dairy-free, too! Freedmen’s Bar and Smokehouse Update 2019 I’m so sad that Freedmen’s closed down.  I really loved their BBQ and sides and we used to go often and sit on the patio.   I actually used to live down the street when I was an undergrad at UT and my goodness campus has changed!  There are so many more apartments and places to eat and shops for healthy food.  So many more people living on campus now, too. Like I said, we enjoyed sitting on the patio, which had such a nice breeze, as we sipped our favorite cocktail...