Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

BDR’s Top 5 for 2017

Happy New Year from Bing Daniel Realty! As a suggested new year’s resolution, we highly recommend that you make an effort in 2017 to visit, re-visit, explore, and discover all that Austin has to offer. In this first post of the New Year, we highlight our top 5 spots to visit in 2017 – some… Read More »

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Top 10 Zip Codes in Austin

78703 – One of my favorite zip codes. High-rise living that allows Austin residents to walk to Whole Foods headquarters, Book People, Starbucks, 6th Street, and scores of bistros, bars, and shops. Most of Austin’s high rises were built after 2000, offering luxury living at its best. 78756 – Median Home Price $440,000. A blend… Read More »

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Torchy’s Taco Review

TORCHY’S TACOS 13 Austin Locations! 27 others in Texas, Colorado, & Oklahoma! www.torchystacos.com Torchy’s Tacos is a taco nirvana. With humble beginnings in a single Austin food truck on Bouldin Creek, Torchy’s has become one of the fastest growing restaurant sensations in the state of Texas. With all the excellent Tex-Mex spots in Austin, you’ve… Read More »

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Satellite Bistro & Bar Review

SATELLITE BISTRO & BAR 5900 SLAUGHTER LANE, AUSTIN TX 78749 512.288.9994 www.satellitebistroandbar.com A South Austin delight… This spacious, well designed restaurant is a visual walk down memory lane. Turquoise booths, a retro bar complete with space needle light fixtures – a classy nod to the 1960’s and George Jetson and his boy Elroy! But…that’s where… Read More »

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen Review

PAPPADEAUX SEAFOOD KITCHEN 6319 I-35 NORTH, AUSTIN TX 78752 512.452.9363 11617 RESEARCH BLVD, AUSTIN TX 78759 512.953.9283 …more locations opening soon! www.pappadeaux.com I have a standing lunch date with my husband at least once a month on Saturdays at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen. One of the few places that have the lunch menu and reduced lunch… Read More »

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Lamberts Downtown Barbecue Review

LAMBERTS DOWNTOWN BARBECUE 401 W SECOND ST, AUSTIN TX 73701 512.494.1500 www.lambertsaustin.com Rockin’ cornbread and all the fixins’. One of the few places that is consistently awesome. Complimentary cornbread muffins set the stage for what’s to come — scrumptious offerings on an evolving menu, putting a fine culinary spin on the staple that is Texas… Read More »

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Curra’s Grill Review

CURRA’S GRILL 614 E OLTORF ST, AUSTIN TX 78704 512.444.0012 www.currasgrill.com A South Austin classic, Curra’s Grill is a go-to restaurant for regional Mexican and Tex-Mex food and drinks. Eclectically decorated with murals and other artwork by local artists, Curra’s exudes the “we’ve been around for quite a while” vibe, and in a very good… Read More »

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

La Fontaine de Mars Review

LA FONTAINE DE MARS 129 RUE SAINT DOMINIQUE, PARIS, FRANCE 75007 www.fontainedemars.com We have been to Paris quite a few times, and La Fontaine de Mars is always one of our stops — specifically on a Sunday as they are one of few great restaurants that are open. The location is just a few… Read More »

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

The China House at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, Thailand Review

THE CHINA HOUSE AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL, BANGKOK 48 ORIENTAL AVENUE, MANDARIN ORIENTAL, BANGKOK, THAILAND (SILOM) 66.2.659.9000 http://www.mandarinoriental.com/bangkok/fine-dining/the-china-house/ My son and I were on a whirlwind first-timers tour of Bangkok – only 2 nights, and 2 days – before meeting up with the rest of our travel group in northern Thailand – Chiang Mai for the… Read More »