Sunday, February 25, 2018

Weekly Favorites 02/18 to 02/24







It's been a slow week around here in regards to food discoveries. That's happens with a 9 to 5 though! I still found some time to bring you my favorite food and restaurant articles!


Two Austin Restaurants Land on Texas Monthly's Best New List of 2018 - via eater.com 


Two Austin Restaurants Land on Texas Monthly’s Best New List of 2018
Two Austin Restaurants Land on Texas Monthly's Best New List of 2018
Photo Credit eater.com


I've always loved Austin, especially back when it was just a college town without the crowds. So I was excited to see these two new restaurants land on Texas Monthly's Best New List of 2018!



27 Bacon Recipes That Prove It's the Best Food on Earth - via Brit + Co
Bacon Guacamole Grilled Cheese
Bacon Guacamole Grilled Cheese
Photo Credit Brit + Co

It's a little known fact that I used to be a vegetarian. It was a phase and I've happily moved past it. I mean, how could I go on living without bacon?



What's So Great About Topo Chico? - via Garden & Gun

Well I have to admit, I am one of the masses that loves Topo Chico. Remember that I love Austin, TX.  There's just something about the flavor that stands out over every big box store name brand.

What's so Great about Topo Chico?
Topo Chico
Photo Credit Garden & Gun

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Weekly Favorites 02/11 to 02/17

My favorite food and restaurant articles I came across this week! I've been finding myself drawn to unconventional places to read about food this week, most notably, Outside Magazine.

The Simple Meal That's Powering Team USA  - via Outside Magazine



An Olympic Breakfast
An Olympic Breakfast
Photo Credit: Outside Magazine


With the Olympics in full swing, this article stood out and seemed appropriate to include. I don't want to give too much away, but I'll say three words: Oats, eggs, and coffee.


HEB Buys a Delivery Service - via eater.com


HEB
Photo Credit: HEB
Food delivery services are in full swing, and for good reason. Why take time to go the store if you don't have too. So much productivity comes out of these services. Texas based HEB has now acquired it's very own on-demand food
service, a startup called F
avor.

Four Go-to Camper Meals
Four Go-to Camper Meals
Photo Credit: Outside Magazine


Four Go-to Camper Meals - via Outside Magazine

I used to do a lot of camping and backpacking. The challenge was to find good food to make that was edible and nutritious as well as being portable enough to take camping. These four meals will definitely come in handy next time I make a trip!


Why Do Barbecue Pitmasters Always Wear Black Gloves
Why Do Barbecue Pitmasters Always Wear Black Gloves
Photo Credit: Austin American-Statesman
Why Do Barbecue Pitmasters Wear Black Gloves - via Austin American-Statesman

I can honestly say that I have always wondered why barbecue pitmasters wear those black gloves. Now I know!


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Chimichurri Steak

Chimichurri Steak
Chimichurri Steak
I've been thinking about making this one for a while, and finally got around to finding a night to try it out! The chimichurri sauce is full of big flavors that compliment steak perfectly! This chimichurri is based off of Anthony Bourdain's version, with a few modifications.


The Recipe:

  • 1 1/2 Cups Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Cup Finely-Chopped Fresh Parsley
  • 1 Cup Finely-Chopped Fresh Cilantro
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Oregano
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • Juice of Half a Lime
  • Juice of Half a Lemon
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Top Sirloin, About 2 Pounds

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir until combined. Marinate the top sirloin in a plastic storage bag for at least 1 hour. Then, it's time for the grill. I grilled this top sirloin using the reverse sear method.

Chimichurri Steak
Chimichurri Steak Ready for the Grill
While the top sirloin was on the grill, I put the remaining marinade on the stove. Once it came to a simmer, I turned down the heat. Now, I had a sauce for my steak! I served this top sirloin along side some crinkle cut sweet potato fries!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Weekly Favorites 02/04/18 to 02/10/18

It's been a slow week around here. I only found a couple articles that peaked my interest!

Mountain-top Dining  via Colorado.com

Beano's Beaver Creek Resort
Beano's Beaver Creek Resort
Photo Credit Colorodo.com
I've always loved the mountains and everything associated with it. I even took a year off in school and moved to Estes Park, CO. So mountain-top dining is right up my alley. There's just something about warming up inside over a meal while the snow falls outside that is just about perfect.




Bourbon Salted Caramel Cheesecake with Pralines - via Garden & Gun

Bourbon Salted Caramel Cheesecake with Pralines

Bourbon Salted Caramel Cheesecake with Pralines

Photo Credit Garden & Gun
This one includes just a few of my favorite things, especially cheesecake! With everything else in thi
s recipe, I just had to stop and take a look!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Weekly Favorites 01/2818 to 02/03/18

My favorite food and restaurant articles I came across this week. I little late this week, but better late than never!

13 Ways to Use Ground Lamb
13 Ways to Use Ground Lamb
Photo Credit Delish
13 Ways to Use Ground Lamb - via Delish

This one caught my eye especially because of a Lamb Ragu recipe I have been contemplating in my
head! Lamb is one of my favorite meats to cook with, though I seldom use it.




Martha Hall Foose's Bacon Crackers - via Garden and Gun

Martha Hall Foose's Bacon Crackers
Martha Hall Foose's Bacon Crackers
Photo Credit Garden and Gun


I've never had bacon crackers, but in all honesty, how could you go wrong with bacon?



Fire Side Dining in Deer Valley
Fire Side Dining in Deer Valley
Photo Credit Deer Valley Resort


Indulge in Deer Valley - via Deer Valley Resort

I used to be a huge skier. I still would be if I lived closer to the mountains and it wasn't so outrageously expensive these days. So when I saw this article about the best places to eat near Deer Valley, I just had to share!


Skillet Wings
Skillet Wings
Photo Credit Garden and Gun 


Skillet Wings - via Garden and Gun

I love wings! I was introduced to them in high school and I have been hooked ever since! This skillet version sounds amazing!



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