New Orleans restaurant update

Having arrived home from our weekend in New Orleans at about 1AM this morning, it will likely take another day or two to fully recover. It was a fantastically fun weekend, full of amazing food and even better music, but three days at an all-day music festival, plus late jazz shows, decadent dinners, and lots and lots of walking mean we’ll need a few early … Continue reading New Orleans restaurant update

Boston Restaurant Week: Russell House Tavern

Here in Boston, Restaurant Week comes twice a year: March and August. If you’ve never heard of it, Restaurant Week is actually a two-week span when many restaurants offer a special, three course, prix fixe dinner. It tends to be mostly high-end restaurants, and in theory the prix fixe price ($38, this year) is supposed to encourage diners to try a restaurant they might not … Continue reading Boston Restaurant Week: Russell House Tavern

A short list on Austin, Texas

We visited Austin in late April, 2011, in part for a writing convention for Rob which took place at a Doubletree Hotel a bit outside the city, on Interstate 35. It was actually a very nice hotel, but once the convention was over, we moved downtown to The Driskill. This was a splurge, but the convention hotel had been very inexpensive, and this would only … Continue reading A short list on Austin, Texas