Thursday, February 21, 2013

Bits and Bites

-- February 22 marks National Margarita Day, and Jack Allen's Kitchen (both locations) is celebrating all week with various margarita specials.

-- Beginning March 3rd, Swift's Attic will be open Sundays for brunch, complete with a make-your-own Bloody Mary bar. The food will not be your standard brunch fare, but Swift twists, like antelope steak frites with egg, foie gras PB+J pancakes, and forbidden rice bibimbop.

-- Bacon, bacon, bacon! One of my favorite topics! :) The Bacon Takedown will be Saturday, March 9th at Hickory Street, from 2 - 4pm. Enter your most creative bacon recipes or just stop by to see what crazy things other people came up with!

-- Restaurant Jezebel is holding a five course wine pairing dinner on March 10th with Scholium Wines, $250/person.

-- Three awesome local pie companies are working together to offer mini-versions of some of their signature pies for $3.14, in honor of National Pi/Pie Day, March 14th. Send in your orders by March 11th, and all of the proceeds are going to the Capital Area Food Bank! Check out their offerings:
  • Cake & Spoon -- Four-and-a-half inch Buttermilk and Lemon Chess Pies
  • The Pie Society -- Five-inch pies of Pecan; Oh My Guinness Pie and Strawberry Kiss (strawberry, rhubarb and basil)
  • Tiny Pies -- “Pie of the Month” individual Key Lime Tiny Pies

-- I've been over the moon with the news that 1) Hill's Cafe has new investors and is off the chopping block; they're going to bring in former Artz's Ribhouse owner Art Blondin to revamp things, which then leads to 2) the investors will help Art reopen his old Artz location (South Lamar and Bluebonnet)! My favorite baby back ribs may live to see another day!!!

-- Argus Cidery is now open for tastings on Saturdays only (and by reservation). Check out their website for specifics on making a reservation and the variety of apples used in their production.


  1. Pi/Pie Day is coming!! I'm so glad you mentioned this -- I would have missed out! Buttermilk chess pie... mmmm....

    1. I know, they all sound delicious! I can't wait, and such a good cause! :)