Nubian Queen Lola


In Central East Austin, a beacon of grace and passion for helping the poverty stricken stands tall. She is known as Nubian Queen Lola and recognized as much for her food as she is her desire to serve those in need.

Down at the Roots: BeeSweet Lemonade is growing strong


A new Whole Foods opened at The Domain Wednesday, and somewhere between samplings of grilled beef and the salad bar was a cold case filled with all-natural drinks, including neat glass bottles of BeeSweet Lemonade, locally produced using a recipe handed down by 9-year-old founder Mikaila Ulmer’s Granny Helen. It’s a flaxseed lemonade recipe that Mikaila tweaked with local honey and mint.

French Quarter Grille


Since its original opening (three years ago this month), I have found myself wanting to visit French Quarter Grille to experience their offering of Louisiana-inspired Cajuan/Creole cooking.