2019 Austin Food + Wine Festival: Holiday Ticket Pre-sale !

If your food-lover in your family is on the “Nice List” Let Santa surprise them with the ultimate foodie gift!   Merry Christmas to you!   If your food-lover in your family is on the “Nice List” Let Santa surprise them with the ultimate foodie gift!   Tickets are on sale now for the 2019 Read more about 2019 Austin Food + Wine Festival: Holiday Ticket Pre-sale ![…]

Tapas, Pinchos and Spanish Gin Cocktails are on the Menu at El Chipiron Restaurant

Layla Mays contributor and photographer (laylamays.com) Austin Spanish-Style If you have been searching for a unique dining and cocktail experience in Austin look no further than El Chipiron on South Lamar. Chef Pablo Gomez will supply you with a “culinary and cocktail passport” to his beloved country on a Spanish food and cocktail adventure right Read more about Tapas, Pinchos and Spanish Gin Cocktails are on the Menu at El Chipiron Restaurant[…]

Get in the Holiday Spirit with Christmas-Themed Pop-Up Cocktail Bars in Downtown Austin

Creative cocktails will fill you with the Christmas spirit and chase away the grinch! (photography and contributor by www.laylamays.com) Too soon? Not a chance! It’s never too soon to start feeling that Christmas spirit at The Eleanor and Nickel City in downtown Austin!   Two Christmas cocktail-themed Pop-Up bars opened their doors on Black Friday and Read more about Get in the Holiday Spirit with Christmas-Themed Pop-Up Cocktail Bars in Downtown Austin[…]

My Paella Travels and Ab Astris Winery Pair Up with Flamenco Music For a Texas-Style Paella and Wine Event

Texas Fusion Paella, Texas Tempranillo and Flamenco Music were front and center at Ab Astris Winery in Stonewall, TX. What better way to celebrate Tempranillo in the Texas Hill Country than to pair it with a paella that is filled with smokey brisket, chorizo, andouille and chicken with a rich, flavorful broth. *My Paella Travels Read more about My Paella Travels and Ab Astris Winery Pair Up with Flamenco Music For a Texas-Style Paella and Wine Event[…]

Crowd Pleasing Wine and Food Pairings for Your Holiday Festivities

(Offered samples evaluated and written about in own words and thoughts) Three wines for your holiday celebrations that are crowd pleasing and food friendly! Ruffino Modus Tuscana 2013 and Ruffino Il Ducale Pinot Grigio 2016   Kim Crawford New Zealand Rose’ 2017   A big, bold Super Tuscan, a crisp Italian Pinot Grigio and a Read more about Crowd Pleasing Wine and Food Pairings for Your Holiday Festivities[…]

Celebrate Tempranillo Day on November 8th and the Holidays with LAN Rioja Crianza and Reserva

  I am happily writing about Rioja samples that were sent to me and have reviewed them in my own words and thoughts! Celebrate #TempranilloDay Just in time for the upcoming holidays, the most famous red wine from Spain has its own day set aside to showcase and celebrate some of the best wines from Read more about Celebrate Tempranillo Day on November 8th and the Holidays with LAN Rioja Crianza and Reserva[…]

Enjoy a Summer Cool Down with Three Refreshing Spanish Wines from Cariñena

(Sample wines provided by www.gregorywine.com and wine sample photos by www.LaylaMays.com) This summer’s temperatures are still on the rise. It’s never been a better time to explore the refreshing  wines from the region of Cariñena. Discover wines that you will enjoy during this hot summer that also pair well with your favorite summertime foods. About Read more about Enjoy a Summer Cool Down with Three Refreshing Spanish Wines from Cariñena[…]