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.
If you have a story idea, question about wine, restaurants or something else, please email me and tell me about it.
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
If you’re still sticking to a healthy diet for the new year but craving Mexican food, check out the diet friendly new menu items over at La Fonda in Alamo Heights…low carb options and gluten free choices too just in time for the new you in the new year!
Plus, if the flu season has got you down, I’ve the recipe for Luby’s Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup on Goodtaste.tv….might be just what the doctor ordered!
Have a great weekend everyone….
Weekend Preview: Jan. 17th
The Texas wine trail is back in gear for another great year. Saturday the wineries along highway 290 near Fredericksburg will feature Port ‘n Pairings – each winery will showcase their Port and pair it with something good to eat from a local restaurant . It’s a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
Another fun idea is to head out to Campe Verde General Store and restaurant. You’ll love the shopping and the food at the new Camp Verde restaurant is fabulous! You can see more on my website Goodtaste.tv.
Have a great weekend!
Weekend Preview: Jan. 10th
As we’re all getting used to the new year, a new you might be on your resolutions list. I’ve got an interesting Fat Flush Diet Soup recipe on Goodtaste.tv. Penn State did a study and found you’ll loose weight faster if two meals a day are soup…check it out on goodtaste.tv.
And speaking of soup, I’ve got Luby’s chicken soup recipe on the site as well which is perfect for our Wintry weather. And if you’re cutting Gluten out of your diet, check out La Fonda Alamo Heights new gluten free menu items…including gluten free tortillas. Your favorite Mexican food might work on your new diet after all.