It’s been over a year now that I live in “the great country of Texas” Y’all.
Being a chef is great, but some days you don’t want to cook, lol.
So, knowing how much I love food and appreciate a good meal.
Here are my favorite places in Texas (restaurant and my favorite food):
  • CBD Provisions – pig’s head and steak tartare.
  • Ida Claire – everything on the menu, literally. Ok, the green fried tomatoes and muffuletta.
  • Whiskey Cake – whiskey cake, duh and three little pigs (pulled pork sliders).
  • 60 Vines – love this place! wood fired cauliflower and c.a.b. burger.
  • Jasper’s – hichory smoked flat iron steak.
  • Filament – red velvet cake.
  • Emporium Pies – think of pie, rethink. it’s a “whole nother level”. drunken nut and lord of the pies.
  • Jorg’s Cafe Vienna – camembert kase and joachim special schnitzel.
  • Origin Kitchen + Bar – Seasonal Hash Bowl. out of this world.
  • The Blue Fish – best sushi I had in Dallas so far. The Rainforest roll has my eternal devotion.
  • Kenny’s Burger Joint – best sweet potato fries and jalapeno poppers.
  • Gordon Biersch – grass fed beef slider and sauerkraut & bacon potato croquettes.
  • Lockhart BBQ – the best bbq joint in town. brisket and ribs. all the sides.
  • Dakota’s – oysters and steaks. be prepared to spend some bills.
  • Braindead Brewery – octopus and the bacon flight.
Beijos <3
Stay hungry people!


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Thanks to the guys at Ramen Tatsu-Ya  my husband and I fell in love with tonkotsu.

If you are ever in Austin, TX = you MUST try their food. It’s absolutely phenomenal!

8557 Research Blvd #126, Austin, TX 78758

This labor intensive bone broth from Japan is by far my favorite soup of all times.

We followed this recipe: Serious Eats Blog

Made a few adjustments to our taste and voila!

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A Brazilian staple. A typical bar food, or something that we eat when we go to birthday parties, etc.
once you try it, you will never forget it. In my humble opinion the secret is in the dough.
I did extensive research on the subject and turns out that majority of the recipes are fairly simple.
It’s a labor intensive process but the ingredients are simple and here is my to-go concoction.
you need: 2 chicken breasts + 1 onion + 4 cloves of garlic + evoo + butter + water + chicken bouillon (side note: I bought a whole chicken, boiled the bird down, end result: less flavor than bouillon) + parsley + salt + pepper + red pepper flakes
dough: 1 liter of water, 2 tablespoon of good bouillon, 4 cups of flour, evoo + 1/2 cup oil.
cold beer in the fridge PLEASE <3



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I crave simple things.
A smell, a memory, a moment that happened before and causes me to remember how much I loved a certain taste, food, place or person.
Oh Boston.
I am craving a long walk by the Charles River, a lazy afternoon stroll by the Gardens, a completely careless day.
The craving is still with me, deep down in my heart.
Before moving out over a year ago, on my last weekend in Boston, I walked alone, from North Station to the Seaport and back through the city, North End, Haymarket, Government Center and Back Bay. Here!
Man, I love that city. Like a child loves her favorite stuffed animal.
Boston lives in my heart.
It’s a part of me and I am a part of it.

The Beast & Boston ❤️ eternal love ❤️

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