I worked as an investigative reporter, news anchor and even executive producer and host of my own talk show. I was also a finalist in the search for a co-host with Regis Philbin appearing on the show twice when Kathie Lee left (and yes, he’s very nice). I’ve worked with some incredible people. We changed lives… even changed state laws.
Fate has always been my biggest ally. It was fate that got me in the news business, and I believe fate is responsible for bringing my passion for wine, food and travel to fruition. After 17 years at the same television news station, I am venturing off in a new and exciting direction. Now, this fabulous world… what I describe as the ‘real’ world outside the news bubble has unfolded. So c’mon—let’s continue to journey — together we’ll have a great time and discover some great wines and fun people along the way.
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Weekend Preview: March 29 - March 31
For many it’s all about Easter brunch this weekend and the Westin la Cantera Hill Country Resort is once again the site of a fabulous Easter brunch. In addition to the incredible spread of delicious food, there will be an Easter egg hunt for the girls and boys. You can get more details on Goodtaste.tv
And if you’re staying home, check out the Cupcake Easter bunny creation on Goodtaste.tv-fun for the whole family! Also, we have some delicious ham recipes—ever tried a tangerine glazed ham! Plus, all kinds of wine recommendations too on Goodtaste.tv Happy Easter everyone.
Weekend Preview: March 22-24
Hi everyone, this is Tanji Patton for Q101.9’s Weekend Preview….up for an Easter egg hunt anyone? Saturday Boerne is hosting its seventh annual easter egg hunt at City Lake Park there for kids of all ages…you can get more info online.
Also on Saturday is Culinaria’s 5k wine and beer run…the 3.1 mile ocurse starts at the shops at La Cantera jaunts along the hills there nearby.
If you’re staying home, check out the delicious crab cakes benedict recipe from HEB’s Cooking Connections on my website at Goodtaste.tv. And I’ve got some great wine pairing ideas.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone…
St. Patrick's Day Weekend
Lots of St. Patricks Day celebrations around town…downtown checkout the newly dyed green river while you sip a cold one on the patio at Boudro’s. There will be an arts fair along the banks of the Riverwalk and a St. Patty’s Day parade and Festival too.
Another big celebration this weekend is a birthday party at The Point on Boerne Stage Rd....Your favorite food trucks will be there…look for my friends at SaySheAte serving Akaushi burgers, There will be live music both days…again it’s the Point on Boerne Stage Road.
Weekend Preview: March 8-10
Hi everyone, there’s always something to do at Pearl on the weekends and Sunday is the 4th annual Paella Festival. Top chefs from our area and beyond compete for honors by seeing who can create the most delicious and most beautiful Paella. Plus, you’ll get to sample all the entries. I’ll be there so I hope to see you too.
If you’re staying in, I’ve got some great recipes for a cozy meal at home including a delicious Green Chili Chicken casserole. You can see that and more at Goodtaste.tv.
Weekend Preview: March 1-3
Hi Everyone…Saturday morning hit the Pearl Farmer’s Market and then Sunday another new restaurant opens there at Pearl called Green – a 100% Kosher Vegetarian restaurant with choices for vegans and omnivores.
My favorite Saturday lunch spot is Sandbar – raw oysters are in season and the chef’s ceviche at Sandbar is the best!
If you’re staying home, how about making some of your kids favorite store bought snacks at home? Like Snickers Bars and Girl Scout cookies…I’ve got the copy cat recipes on Goodtaste.tv.
Texas wine fans there’s a fun event on Sunday at the legendary Salt Lick near Dripping Springs – it’s Cowboys and Gauchos featuring bbq and wine from Texas and South America. Nearly a dozen Texas wineries will be there and of course, you’ll enjoy the Salt Lick’s incredible food. More details at saltlickbbq.com
If you’re staying closer to home this weekend, check out the incredible Sloppy Joe Lamb Slider’s at Zinc Bistro and Wine bar downtown. They’re new to the menu there and topped with Zinc’s delicious crispy onion rings. I’ve even got the recipe at Goodtaste.tv. Have a great weekend everyone.
Weekend Preview: Feb. 15
Hi everyone…a notable new restauarant opened this week Arcade Midtown Kitchen over at the Pearl. Arcade is Chef Jesse Perez’s creation featuring Americana food. Knowing Jesse…it’s gonna be a big success…be one of the first to check it out this weekend.
If you’re staying at home, I’ve got a delicious chicken cacciatore recipe from HEB’s Cooking Connections that is delicious and incredibly easy. Dinner will be done in 15 minutes…guranteed! It’s on Goodtaste.tv. Have a great weekend!
Weekend Preview: February 7th
This weekend is for lovers in the Texas Hill Country as the Teas Wine Lovers Trail kicks off. Most of the vineyards along Highway 290 will be celebrating the season with special chocolate and wine pairings. This weekend Becker vineyards is offering delicious dark chocolate cake balls to pair with their red wines – Merlot anyone?
And if you’re heading out to the rodeo this weekend be sure to stop by the Wine Garden where you can taste the winning wines of the wine competition. It’s a fun place to hang out either before or after the show.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Hi , Everyone!
Chances are you’re looking for some serious Super Bowl snacks for the weekend. Check out the delicious Akaushi sliders and duck fries from SaySheAte food truck on Goodtaste.tv.
On Saturdays, The Point on Boerne Stage Road is the place to be for some good food from a variety of food trucks. The grills fire up about noon.
If you’re planning a Super Bowl party I’ve got delicious recipes on Goodtaste.tv including beef-stuffed spuds and bacon-wrapped jalapeno poppers.
Get the lowdown at Goodtaste.tv