Meet the Austin’s TRACE’s New Executive Pastry Chef, Chef Angel Begaye

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Recently, the W’s TRACE welcomed their new Executive Pastry Chef, Angel Begayeto the team. Chef Begaye brings an amazing touch to the dessert menu. From a decadent Fried Candy Bar to a Butterscotch Bordon Pudding, there was a nice balance of flavors in each dish. The finesse in the plating and the richness of […]

Jam & Jive At Travaasa In Austin To Benefit Sustainable Food Center

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Join Travaasa Austin and Edible Austin as they celebrate the season with Jam & Jive, a culinary weekend that includes food, live music, dancing and exploring.

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Besides delicious prepared meals and the live music, the weekend will also include food preservation workshops by Edible Austin. Sourdough […]

4th Annual Holiday Lights And Ice At Omni Barton Creek Resort Spa In Austin


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This year’s fourth annual Barton Creek Holiday Lights and Ice event in Austin will be a holiday event to remember! I have never visited the resort for this skating and lighting event, but my friend who works for the resort told me that it definitely […]

Travaasa Austin’s Wine And Culinary Experiences

Travaasa General Manager, Tim Thuell and his wife, Tina  (Photo Credit: Rachael Chandler)

I was recently invited to attend a culinary event at Austin’s newest destination resort and spa, Travaasa, which held its first dining experience of its spring and summer culinary programming. Another Miss A contributor, Mary Grace Rodriguez, wrote a great article about this rare resort and all its offerings and now […]

Cocktail For A Cause At W Austin Benefitting SafePlace

Here’s something to drink to, W Austin is serving up the Celebration Libation, a specialty cocktail benefiting SafePlace. They’re donating half of every drink purchased between now and December 30th to the non-profit organization.

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“W Austin is honored to benefit SafePlace with half of the proceeds from […]

Five Fabulous Christmas Dining Options In Austin

TRIO at The Four Seasons Hotel

Christmas Day Buffet – Enjoy a buffet featuring holiday specialties in one of the festively decorated ballrooms.

Reservations required. Click here for complete holiday event details and menu.

WHERE: TRIO at The Four Seasons Hotel 98 San Jacinto Boulevard Austin, TX Ph. 512-685-8300

The Driskill Hotel

Austin’s […]

Inn At Pearl Street in Austin

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On the eve of Thanksgiving, I met with Jill Bickford, owner and operator of the Inn at Pearl Street, “a vintage boutique hotel on Judge’s Hill.” I have a personal connection to the inn. My parents stayed there for their 40th wedding anniversary, a short two years before my mother […]

Travaasa Austin: A Destination Resort Hotel

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The name itself comes from two words travel and pravaasa, Sanskrit for memorable journey, and it says something that Austin and Maui were chosen as destination locations, just as there is something to be said for the passion of memory.

Much like how spices can infuse a dish and […]

Lake Austin Spa Resort Launches Celebrating Paws Program

Garden at Lake Austin Spa Resort (Photo Credit: The Russell Collection)

Garden at Lake Austin Spa Resort (Photo Credit: Lake Austin Spa Resort)

Lake Austin Spa Resort, a world class spa destination, is planning a first class benefit for Animal Trustees of Austin with its new “Celebrating Paws” pet program, which kicks off November 2–6. One hundred percent of the fees collected through the […]

The W Hotel To Host Austin’s Tour De Vin

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Austin foodies and wine connoisseurs will soon unite at Austin’s swanky new hotspot, the W Hotel, for the Wine and Food Foundation of Texas‘ Tour de Vin. This evening affair promises to lead guests on a culinary journey around the world as Austin’s finest chef’s prepare an array of samples […]