Food Fact Finding

Last week we went on a little fact finding mission for the Del Castillos. Well, that is what we called it. Basically, they just bought us dinner. But here is the full report.

We arrived at Casa de Luz.

It's located near downtown, but the grounds don't feel like it. Xanadu.


And here is the main plate. Before this we had salad and soup. You can get seconds (and probably thirds) on everything. Everything was delicious and well made. Many people on Yelp say this place is overpriced, but they are morons. It's 12 bucks or so per person for three courses (plus seconds) and drink (no beer though, boo). Plus everything is organic and whenever possible local. That shit adds up. Considering all that, Casa de Luz might be the best deal in town.


Euro Beer #7 - Prince of Wales Pub

In the fall of 2007 my wife and I traveled through Europe for 10 weeks. We ate a lot of food and drank of a lot of beer (and wine). Not enough food, not enough beer. Creeping around London:

Euro Beer #7 - Prince of Wales Pub

A rowdy, drunk happy-hour crowd made this place kind of lame. But we grabbed our beers and sat in the corner. I had a Wells Bombardier Bitter. It was good, but not as satisfying as the Young’s Bitter that I enjoyed earlier. Sofia gulped down an Adnams Broadside, which was smooth and a bit sweet. She commented that it would pair well with pork chops. We had no pork chops.

Young me.

I also had a Green King IPA. Grassy. Decent.

For more euro foodage and drinkage, go here.

Prince of Wales Pub
150-151 Drury Lane

Phancy Phones.


Minute of Santi #1

Quick minute with Santi:

If that is just too long, check out this wild 9 seconds:


Euro Beer #6 - Young's Windmill Pub

In the fall of 2007 my wife and I traveled through Europe for 10 weeks. We ate a lot of food and drank of a lot of beer (and wine). Not enough food, not enough beer. Out of Dublin and over to London:

Euro Beer #6 - Young's Windmill Pub

Our first beer in London was had at The Windmill, a Young's pub well known for their pies. Whilst in London I wanted cask ale and would accept no less. We stumbled across this pub while walking among the crooked London streets. Service was unimpressive, but not surprising. The crowd was sparse.

Oh look, one of those famous pies. This one was a steak and mushroom pie, with mashed potatoes and mushy peas. The pie was excellent and left us scraping the plate.

We had a pint of Waggledance and Bitter, both acceptable. Beer is the cheapest thing to do in London. Shit is expensive there. Though there are some nice free museums. Go to the museums, drink beer before and after.

For more euro foodage and drinkage, go here.

The Windmill
6-8 Mill Street

I want one

My birthday is coming up in like 8 months. Get me one of these.


Here and There

Santiago and Joaquin. Dude is like Santi's bff. He woke up today and the first word out of his mouth was "aquin."

Last weekend we went down to San Antonio to visit Jay, John and Co. And to pick up the guides.

Sofia eating Santi's apple.

Fast forward a week - at the park, duh . . . WINNING.

Then we went to daddy's park - the brewery. Circle Brewing's grand opening party.

Santi's new nickname: NOTORIOUS P.I.G.


ABG Printed

This from last night's Big Texas Beer Tweetup. We also used the event to launch our first issue of Austin Beer Guide. Stay tuned to the Twitter feed for drop locations.

Thanks for the photo Preston.


New Old House

We've been here for over a month now. Still new to us. Here are a few shots of the new place:

Santi's room.

Living room.

Other side of the living room. Check out those rabbit ears, booyeah. This room makes our TV look really small.


Event: Big Texas Beer Tweetup

Don't tweet, don't worry. It will still be a fun event.
• Happy hour prices on beers and food
• Meet and great with some great Texas brewers
• Rollout of Opal Divine's new beer menu featuring 24 Texas crafts on draft
• Debut of Austin's newest print beer resource, the Austin Beer Guide

Let us know if you are coming, or not, or maybe.


Poster by Shelley Lai



It's that time of year again. Festival time. We went to the Kite Festival this weekend. SXSW starts later this week. We forgot our camera. Oh well. Santiago could not have cared less about the kites (he is my son!). He dug the free snacks and crayons though.

Sofia almost got me punched. Santiago was pushing his stroller and almost hit another kid. The kid's dad said to his kid "Watch where you are going son." And Sofia says "He needs to watch where he is going" - meaning Santiago. But I don't think he got that and gave us a menacing, confused look. This dude was big too. Thanks a lot Sof.


Austin Beer Guide

Start looking for this next week. It is a joint effort of Craft Austin and Beertown Austin. Let us know what you think. More to come, so you better like it.

Also, thanks to Liquid Austin for the plug.


7 Years

January 2004 and January 2011. Older and dumber.