Quattro Gatti: ‘A’ For Effort

Joey – Here it is – our last pizzas together as roommates.
Chandler – I wish I’d known you were going to do that. I ordered Chinese.
Joey – Oh, well, that’s okay. Hey, actually, in a way it’s kinda nice. You know, our last dinner together. Me, bringing the food of my ancestors; you, the food of yours. 

Oh Quattro Gatti, I had such high hopes for you. After all, when a restaurant has 3.5 to 4 stars on Yelp and over 200 reviews, you can’t blame someone for having expectations. Natasha (you may remember her from the Russell’s Bistro article) recommended a whole slew of authentic and tasty Italian restaurants to try, so after I checked out the Quattro Gatti menu online and read some Yelp reviews, my curiosity piqued, and I decided that I should give it a try.  Continue reading


Nutrition Lesson One – A Broad Overview

Don’t run off and get a pastrami sandwich or something, that’d be bad. Cheeseburger, bad. Fries, bad. Shakes, bad. Coca-Cola: woops, I said it! – Tony Horton, during the P90X Plyo workout

Unless you’re a five year old reading this, then you’re probably at an age where you’ve aligned yourself with one of the following lifestyles or approaches to nutrition:

I. Eat healthy, work out a lot. No ‘cheat days’ allowed

II. I should probably eat healthy, and work out a lot… starting tomorrow

III. Eat healthy and work out most days. Cheat every once and a while as a reward

IV. I’m happy with who I am, and I’m just doing to do whatever I feel like doing

You might read the fourth one and think that it’s the laziest option, but if you’re not already deeply entrenched in the first option, I’d like to explain why I believe doing what you feel like doing is the smartest way to go about being a foodie who can eat whatever, whenever.  Continue reading

24 Diner: Would You Like More Toast With That Jam?

If you think what I’m doing is weird, don’t. I’m just tearing my toast into smaller pieces so that I can achieve the optimal bread to jam ratio – Jessica, today’s guest

If you’re an Austin native, and you love breakfast for dinner just like me, then you probably know all about 24 Diner and have formed your own opinion of it already. So no, I’m not just going to sit here and tell you to go eat there. Instead, I’m going to sit here and tell you to go try their incredibly yummy jams. Continue reading

Russell’s Bistro: An Unexpected Experience

In order to make delicious food, you must eat delicious food. The quality of ingredients is important, but one must develop a palate capable of discerning good and bad. Without good taste, you can’t make good food. If your sense of taste is lower than that of the customers how will you impress them? – Jiro, Jiro Dreams of Sushi

When I took a bite of my entree for the first time, it was immediately apparent that the chef at Russell’s Bistro has had their fair share of delicious food growing up. It’s rare to find such quaint and elegant places almost empty on a Friday evening, especially in Austin. Continue reading