garrison at the fairmont ~ austin, texas

Garrison at The Fairmont Austin

No words to describe the magnificence of a meal at Garrison inside The Fairmont Hotel, Austin.  Service is second to none.  Wine list diverse and amazing.  Before and after tidbits a lovely and unexpected gift.  The Wagyu Ribeye mouthwatering and tender.  Housemade Tater Tots so much fun!  Original desserts made onsite from scratch.  Make a reservation.  Stay at the hotel.  Don’t miss a once in a lifetime Garrison experience.

 

magnolia table ~ waco, texas

Magnolia Table

Followed the crowd and the hype to stop for breakfast at Magnolia Table.  You only need to go once to say you’ve been to Chip and Joanna’s place.  Right off IH 35 just south of downtown Waco, easy in and out.  Order some of their amazing bacon and splurge on the homemade hash brown rounds just for fun.  If you need a tourist trap experience, this is it.  Including the wait!

aspen open market ~ aspen, colorado

Aspen Farmers Market

Fresh air open stalls at the base of Ajax Mountain in the heart of Aspen, June-October, the most stunning time of year!  Locally grown produce, locally raised meats, chocolates,  pastries and breads in every size, flavor and shape.  Tea, Coffee, Kambucha.  Clothing, fabric, pillows, blankets and shawls.  Artisan art work, pottery, furniture, leather goods.  A market that must be experienced.  Enjoy!

four friends kitchen ~ denver, colorado

Four Friends Kitchen

Fresh squeezed orange juice, HUGE portions, housemade jams, real whipped cream, crisp bacon, delicious coffee, THE BISCUITS!!!  Super diverse menu.  Fun open atmosphere and great service.  Breakfast treat must do.  Arrive early-the line can get long.  You can check wait and get on list via website.  Click link above!  Enjoy!

gabriela’s downtown- austin, texas

Gabriela’s Downtown

It’s a dump.  And there are lots of flies.  And the service is marginal.  The parking is a nightmare.  But the food, OH MY!  And if you are downtown Austin or need to be downtown and would like some real deal Mexican food, you can and should go to Gabriela’s.  Sit outside if it’s cool enough and watch the light change over downtown.  Drink a Mojito or Margarita, or two.  Stuff yourself with the best Salsas and Queso Flameado EVER.

second bar & kitchen, archer hotel- austin, texas

Second Bar & Kitchen

In the trendy Domain Northside, inside the Archer Hotel find Second Bar & Kitchen.  Simple yet cozy chic.  Excellent happy hour with top notch service. Worth the visit just for their Baked Brie and Truffle Fries.  Check out the butterfly lemon on the French 76!  Lots of lovely little extra touches make this a must go.