Dawn the Gourmand (@dawnthegourmand) [similar]

What's moderation? Eat it! Drink it! Live it!...Austin & beyond. 🍻🍽️πŸ₯‚ Thanks for sharing my foodie boozy adventures! Untappd: DawnATX 😚 #blog ‡️

Dawn the Gourmand (@dawnthegourmand)

Made a special trip out to @laststandbrewing today to try their SMaSH Citra IPA fr the Nitro tap - as if I need a "special" reason.. πŸ‘ If possible, even slightly better...plus just cool pour! Love watching it "settle" & turn into beautiful gold. [swipe⬅️] So juicy! πŸ˜‰ Nitro SCIPA for a limited time. Missed Chicken πŸ’© Bingo today - every 3rd Sun of the month. So silly, so fun! Give 'em a visit & tell 'em Dawn sent you. 🍻 Cheers to the shared love of great beers! [Apologies for the poor video quality; I was zoomed...well, the camera, not me 🀣]
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#sundayfunday #atx #austin #craftbeer #beer #brew #brewery #mapmytaps #beergirl #beergeek #craftbeerlife #ilovebeer #beerstagram #beerporn #tasty #nitro #ipa #juicy #supportlocal #texashillcountry #cheers #dawnthegourmand #DawnATX 😚

Dawn the Gourmand (@dawnthegourmand)

I've recently discovered a new passion...milk stouts. @bvbrewing Big Spoon Tres Leches is almost as black as night, but is super creamy, has strong vanilla & coffee flavors, slight caramel finish, sweet, smooth, & all around tasty experience in the mouth. πŸ˜€ I think it would be great to incorporate this into a dessert, but that's not my forte in the kitchen. [6.0%abv] πŸ˜‰ Very nice, and the can is fantastic. Great as a dessert brew or nightcap. Once again, another very impressive offering fr Brazos Valley Brewery (located ~1 hr fr Austin & Houston). Planning a trip out soon! 🍻 Cheers to the love of good beers! Ever had a milk stout? If so, what's your take? Would ❀️ 2 hear?
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#atx #atxbeergirl #craftbeer #texas #beer #brew #creamy #milkbeer #vanilla #milk #coffee #stout #yummy #brewery #beergirl #beergeek #supportlocal
#craftbeerlife #mapmytaps #beerme #beerstagram #tasty #blogger #blog #cheers #dawnthegourmand #DawnATX 😚

Dawn the Gourmand (@dawnthegourmand)

#Soulfood #Saturday πŸ€— Ooh eeh that's good! Some fried catfish (I ❀️ how they serve all their fried foods on top of a piece of white bread to soak up any excess grease)...those greens tho! Slow cooked w/smoky pork, onions, & salt. Some of the best in Austin! The southern-style soul food truck turned B&M ~6 months ago in a Wells Branch strip does not disappoint. Yum! Also recommend trying the chicken & waffles and braised oxtails. πŸ˜€
Full bar. The RR offers HH daily fr 5-7 w/various drink specials. On Tues & Thur nights they have a DJ & domino tables. Reverse HH Mon-Sat 9-11pm w/ $2 margs, $3 BluRoo (Long Island) & $1 hot wings. πŸ‘ #SupportLocal .
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#atx #foodie #comfortfood #soulfood #friedcatfish #southern #collardgreens #goodeats #instafood #instagood #topaustinrestaurants #hotwings #happyhour #beerfoodfun #scratchkitchen #512eats #blog #blogger #cheers #dawnthegourmand #DawnATX 😚

Dawn the Gourmand (@dawnthegourmand)

Found this Jubelale Winter Ale in back of beer fridge. Don't even remember buying it... a bit scared. Family & emplyee owned Oregon based @deschutesbeer releases this seasonal brew during 3 months a yr. Pours a deep dark brown w/ fluffy tan head. First sip, can definitely taste spices. Creamy on the tongue with a slightly bitter (far less than expected) deep cocoa finish. Nice. "Aged" very well. πŸ‘ I would definitely go for this again. [6.7%abv; 65IBU] 🍻 Cheers to the shared love of good beers!Happy holidays! .
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#atx #oregon #beer #beergirl #beerlover #craftbeer #tasty #instabeer #instagood #beerstagram #beerporn #beergeek #beersnob #brew #brewery #winter #ale #spicy #cacoa #blog #blogger #cheers #dawnthegourmand #DawnATX 😚

Dawn the Gourmand (@dawnthegourmand)

#WednesdayWisdom 😁 Slow cooked BBQ Pulled Chicken sliders w/Tex-Mex flare: scratch low sugar sauce (secret recipe😜), cumin seeds, loads of onion, minced garlic, Mexican oregano, topped w/MontJack cheese. So easy, so moist, so yummy! Super thin crispy light chips by @xochitl_chips & grilled then pickled jalapenos by @jackallenskitchen Can also be served in tortillas! .
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#healthy er #atx #atxfoodie #foodie #blog #blogger #chicken #bbq #sweet #savory #spicy #sliders #yummy #slowcooker #comfortfood #onepotmeals #scratchkitchen #easydinner #homecook #cookingathome #cheers #goodeats #dawnthegourmand #DawnATX 😚

Dawn the Gourmand (@dawnthegourmand)

I feel like such a rookie! 😢Just a tad embarrassed this was my very 1st @otherhalfnyc Β Their Cream of Broccoli Imperial IPA pours a nice hazy golden color & is much more tickly on the noise than expected considering the small light head. It’s dank juicy w/citrus & tropical fruit highs & hints of pine & darker notes. Doesn’t taste anything like broccoli. Ha! [7.9% abv] Very nice! It's not hype! 😁 The only problem is I WANT SOME MORE! If anyone is willing to score ANY Other Half, I will be at your mercy for a Austin/Texas mini-trade. Just DM please. 🍻 Cheers to the love of good shared beers!
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Thanks for the πŸ’£ @delcodavedrinks πŸ˜‰
#atx #craftbeer #eastcoast #otherhalfbrewing #brooklyn #newyork #beer #brew #citrus #dank #imperial #ipa #brewery #beergirl #beergeek #craftbeerlife #mapmytaps #beerme #beermail #beerstagram #tasty #blogger #cheers #dawnthegourmand #DawnATX 😚

Dawn the Gourmand (@dawnthegourmand)

Texas is known for its amazing BBQ, & Austin is a hot bed! Despite the KC, Memphis, & Carolina disputes, Texas has its own civil war of meats so-to-speak & Austinites often argue over who's the best - ever heard of that dude named Aaron? I have admittedly had more than my fair share of Q (easily 100+!) over many years, & discovered some real standouts. Enter a "Smoke & Pickle" party I attended at my friend's home on Saturday. I knew the man of the house had mad kitchen skills, but I'd personally never tasted his looooong low and slow (10+ hours of babu sitting) smoked brisket before. Beef porn! Moist, oh that pink smoke ring, & the bark! The bark! Simple S&P. 😘 And all the pickled goods [swipe πŸ‘ˆ]...simply phenom! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘So, some of you may think I'm biased, but I promise I'm writing this 100% objectively. Steve, bud, your brisket is in the top ten best I've ever had the pleasure to put in my mouth. 😁 Start a GoFundMe page, quit your day job & start sharing this w/the masses. πŸ˜‰ Yes, please inc the pickled goodies. I'll be the first to chip in. Hehe! 🍻 Thanks again! .
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#loveyouguys πŸ˜‹ #ATX #austin #atxfoodie #foodie #bbq #brisket #beef #beefporn #pickle #sogood #thebest #homecook #chef #smoked #moist #meat #lowamdslow #barbeque #funwithfriends #weekend #mylife #houseparty #tasty #party #cheers #dawnthegourmand #DawnATX 😚

Dawn the Gourmand (@dawnthegourmand)

Now that's just peachy! πŸ˜€ @treehousebrewco flagship IPA, Julius, is fantastically juicy! [6.8%abv] Pours thick w/a pillowy white head, beautiful dark golden hazy color. Strong peach bouqet, citrus nuances, as well as a hint of mango. Very smooth, easy drinkability, juice bomb! I feel so elated to finally get to try this brew! Only bad thing is, now I want some more. πŸ˜‰ [DM for trades] Thanks to my beer bros @hops_on_whitey & @delcodavedrinks 🍻 Cheers to the shared love of good beers!
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#atx #atxbeergirl #craftbeer #eastcoast #treehousebrewing #beer #brew #mango #citrus #juicebomb #ipa #brewery #beergirl #beergeek #craftbeerlife #mapmytaps #beerme #beermail #beerstagram #tasty #blogger #blog #cheers #dawnthegourmand #DawnATX 😚

Dawn the Gourmand (@dawnthegourmand)

After 3.5 yrs in the making, @ironwolfranchanddistillery opened it's facility & tasting room less than 3 months ago. It's a must visit for anyone who enjoys fine craft spirits. Located in the beautiful Texas Hill [StillπŸ˜‰] Country on sprawling acreage, Iron Wolf is an all around cool place to relax, play a plethora of games, maybe enjoy some live tunes, say hi to Luna (the resident Siberian wolf, yup!), & of course sip some libations. Can do a tasting of 4 for $8, or opt for s cocktail. I did both! Their HotScotch whiskey is simply addictive. Infused w/ natural butterscotch & three locally grown peppers (chopped by hand on-site), it's perfect w/a splash of soda & orange slice. "Bold spirits: Texas attitude" indeed! 😁 Join the Pack! 🐾 Currently open Sat 12-8 & Sun 12-6. Tell 'em Dawn sent ya. 😘 Cheers!
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#atx #austin #texas #spicewood #craft #spirits #distillery #cocktails #liquorgram #thebest #tasty #rum #vodka #whiskey #gin #fresh #weekend #fun #wolf #livemusic #games #supportlocal #mixology #texashillcountry #lg #cheers #dawnthegourmand #DawnATX 😚

Dawn the Gourmand (@dawnthegourmand)

Smoked Beef Rib quesadilla w/ grilled onion, bells, & pepperjack cheese & spicy slaw...really nom! 😊 That beer tho! First time having @legaldraftbeer Chief Justice Stout. GOOD! Malty, chocolaty goodness. So smooth, slightly sweet, this brew out of Arlington, TX is a new fav for me! I'm on the hunt! [6.6%abx; 30IBU] 🍻 Cheers to the share the love of good beers! Happy weekend!
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#atx #foodie #brisket #quesadilla #spicy #yummy #craftbeer #beer #brew #stout #thebest #brewery #beergirl #beergeek #supportlocal #Texas #Arlington #beerfoodfun
#craftbeerlife #512eats #beerstagram #tasty #blogger #blog #cheers #lg #dawnthegourmand #DawnATX 😚

Dawn the Gourmand (@dawnthegourmand)

Feeling very festive tonight w/ snow falling in #Austin 🌧️ It might not be a hot beverage, but it is a Coffee Porter. πŸ˜‰ This Blanco, TX @realalebrewing seasonal release unfiltered & unpasteurized brew is black as night, has nice cocoa hints, tastes slightly malty & is incredibly smooth. Strong fresh coffee bouquet. I like it! Cheers to the shared love of good beers! 🍻 Happy holidays!
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#atx #blanco #texas #beer #beergirl #beerlover #craftbeer #tasty #instabeer #instagood #beerstagram #beerporn #beergeek #beersnob #brew #brewery #coffee #coffeeporter #porter #blog #blogger #cheers #dawnthegourmand #DawnATX 😚

Dawn the Gourmand (@dawnthegourmand)

#ThrowbackThursday …way way back! I had the great privilege to attend @sierranevada #BeerCamp on tour when it landed in #Austin this year (June 24; 1 of only 8 cities – yay!)! 😁 By far the best fest I have ever attended! πŸ‘πŸ‘ Toted as β€œAmerica’s largest craft beer festival,” you won’t get any argument from me. There were over 100 beers to try, from all the U.S. (inc Alaska & Hawaii) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ & a few International as well. [SwipeπŸ‘ˆxPics]

The event was very well organized & held in a vast space that accommodated everyone greatly. Number of selections aside, what made this event truly exceptional was each vendor table was chaired by the actual brew masters &/or owners who were all super enthusiastic about sharing info. Met the great folks fr Maui Brewery & tried a couple of their brews for the 1st time (now a staple in my beer fridge), tried 6 special reserves fr various brewers throughout the evening, got totally ROGUE, made sure to say howdy to all of the ATX peeps, & scored tons of cool swag (sticker heaven!).
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GA ticket was only $55 & inc entry, 12 2oz tastings (um yeah, people were really β€œfriendly”), & commemorative glass. There were also several local food trucks on-site & live music during the event. .
If Beer Camp Tour stops in your city, I highly recommend that you attend. Wow! Still smiling from ear to ear. 🍻🍻🍻Cheers to the shared love of good beers!
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To get updates, enroll at http://www.beercamp.sierranevada.com/festivals/austin/
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#ATX #austin #craftbeer #tour #festival #fun #food #brew #beer #bier #beerfoodfun #beergirl #beerlover #beersnob #beerlife #beernerd #beerme #beersofinstagram #cheers #dawnthegourmand #DawnATX 😚

Dawn the Gourmand (@dawnthegourmand)

Enjoyed a wonderful wine tasting class w/ food pairing experience last night at 827Ray's. Held on the first Tues of every month (except Jan 2018; will be 2nd Tues), the "Sensory Wine Experience" hosted by Sommelier Tatiana Short focused on West Coast vintages & inc 4 pours (refills flowed!) & 4 courses. The setting was beautiful, the information was intriguing, the crowd was interactive, the wine (Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon...) and food (Duck Carpaccio, Roasted Beef Tenderloin...) all delicious, & the staff were splendid. Highly recommend! [Full write-up on blog soon]

Tickets are only $40 p/p & can be purchased through EventBrite. For additional information, contact the restaurant at 512-266-9445. Please tell them Dawn sent you! Cheers!
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#atx #foodie #westcoast #wine #media #wineclass #tasting #vino #duck #beef #chocolate #sommelier #yummy #lakeway #laketravis #thebest #keepaustineatin #512eats #hillcountry #topaustinrestaurants #blog #blogger #afba #cheers #dawnthegourmand #DawnATX 😚

Dawn the Gourmand (@dawnthegourmand)

When you just can't help it! 😁 White Chocolate Almond...yum! Happy #CookieDay πŸ˜€ Also featured are macaroons, peanut butter, & raisin oatmeal. The box is full!

Austin based Tiff's Treats opened in 1999 & continues to bake some of the best cookies on the planet. Can buy in store, delivery options also available. Makes for a great gifts or just a guilty indulgence. πŸ˜‰ So pleased to announce another Austin area location opening! Don't miss out on the Steiner Ranch grand opening charity event on Sat, Dec 16th benefiting the Andy Roddick Foundation. Mr. Roddick will be on site from 9 to 11 a.m. & a dozen cookies will be sold for only $5!
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#atx #atxfoodie #foodie #cookies #tiffs #gift #charity #sweettreats #moist #yummy #sweet #dessert #cookie #oatmeal #peanutbutter #blog #blogger #afba #cheers #dawnthegourmand #DawnATX 😚

Dawn the Gourmand (@dawnthegourmand)

#MondauMotivation All day Sake Social at Soto! This beautifully crafted Avocado Salad (not on HH) opens like a flower to reveal its bounty of asst fresh raw fish, crabstick & veg mixed w/spicy mayo is delightfully creamy, has the perfect balance of flavors and textures, & is deceptively filling yet light. A great option for lunch! Simply put, Innovative perfection. πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘‰ Please be sure to visit Soto's new South Lamar location as well; currently only serving dinner Tues-Sun. Reservations recommended.
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#atx #atxfoodie #foodie #fresh #avocado #salad #spicy #creamy #sakesocial #happyhour #whenfoodisart #sake #thebest #foodporn #sushilover #sushi #yummy #oishi #delicious #sashimi #fish #crab #japanese #soto #blog #blogger #cheers #dawnthegourmand #DawnATX 😚

Dawn the Gourmand (@dawnthegourmand)

Weekend porch πŸ’£ just made #SundayFunday even better! Putting these in the fridge right away. 🍻 Cheers to the shares love of good beers!
@bolerosnort Cyberbullied DIPA
@kneedeepbrewingco Breaking Bud IPA
@tiredhandsbrewing Punge DIPA
@treehousebrewco Alter Ego IPA, Bright DIPA, & Julius IPA
@ncbcbeer A Good Problem to Have DIPA
@victorybeer Cream Ale w/Coffee & Sour Monkey Tripel
Looks like I'm gonna be really hoppy for a while!!! 😁 Shout out to my East Coast guys Pat & Dave! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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#atx #atxbeergirl #craftbeer #philly #newjersey #beer #brew #tasty #ipa #dipa #porchbomb #treehouse #beermail #beerme #dmfortrades #brewery #beergirl #beergeek #blog #blogger #craftbeerlife #ilovebeer #beerstagram #craftbeernotcrap #cheers #dawnthegourmand #DawnATX 😚

Dawn the Gourmand (@dawnthegourmand)

Ohhh myyyy! I finally came accross a 6er of Zilker Brewing Coffee Milk Stout & somehow refrained myself fr popping one open until it was cold. This is one sexy stout! So creamy, so smooth, not bitter coffee hints (local beans), so be careful not to chug it down in 5 lrg gulps like I just did. This is one of the best beers I've had in a very long time! [5.9% abv] 🍻 Huge cheers for the shared love of great beers!

Seasomal. Get it ehile you can! I'm up for a mini trade if anyone is interested. Have some other Austin favs to add. πŸ˜‰ DM me. .
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#atx #atxbeergirl #craftbeer #austin #texas #beer #brew #creamy #milkbeer #milk #coffee #stout #thebest #brewery #beergirl #beergeek #supportlocal
#craftbeerlife #mapmytaps #beerme #beerstagram #tasty #blogger #atxblog #blog #cheers #dawnthegourmand #DawnATX 😚

Dawn the Gourmand (@dawnthegourmand)

Enjoyed savory crepes at Vivel Crepes & Coffee located in Oaks at Lakeway Center. Super friendly customer service, inviting environment, & good food fast.

The beautifully plated vegetarian Aubergine w/ roasted eggplant, goat cheese, grilled tomatoes, pepperery arugula & mushroom bechamel was delightful. Surprisngly filling; could only get half way through.
The far shot is Vivel's Grilled Chicken crepe w/sliced mush, gooey mozz, yummy smoked gouda bechamel & arugula garnish. The small bits of moist chicken were well seasoned & all of the other fillings & toppings made for super tasty bites. Highly recommend the chicken! πŸ˜‹ Crepes cooked to perfection. Great to order and share!

Open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch, & dinner. Gluten free options available. #supportlocal .
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#atx #atxfoodie #foodie #lakeway #french #crepes #savory #yummy #vegetarian #eggplant #goatcheese #bechamel #grill #chicken #mushroom #mozzerella #gouda #512eats #keepaustineatin #goodeats #goodfoodfast #blog #blogger #cheers #dawnthegourmand #DawnATX 😚

Dawn the Gourmand (@dawnthegourmand)

🎀"...Christmas is yooooooouu!" Spending a cozy night at home, finishing putting the decorations on my tree, and enjoying a #Christmas Bomb fr @prairieales πŸŽ„ So jolly & in the spirit, there's even a "can you find the difference game" on the 2 sides of the label. πŸ˜€ Sound on! 🎡( Mariah actually set off my house alarm! 🀣)...as if the spinning isn't annoying enough. πŸ˜•
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It's an imperial stout brewed w/ various spices. Deepest brown thick pour w/ heavy dark choco flavors, nutmeg & cinnamon, this barrel-aged brew is quite a beauty! And at 13% abv, it's a sipper. No getting on the ladder for me tonight. If you can get your hands on this Tulsa beer, do it! 🍻 Many cheers to good beers! Happy weekend to all!
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#atx #atxbeergirl #craftbeer #tulsa #beer #brew #tasty #coffee #chocolate #barrelaged #imperialstout #stout #beerme #brewery #beergirl #beergeek #blog #blogger #craftbeerlife #ilovebeer #beerstagram #craftbeernotcrap #cheers #dawnthegourmand #DawnATX 😚

Dawn the Gourmand (@dawnthegourmand)

Easy, yummy #GameDay eats. 🏈 #ChickenWings ?...something a lil different...a bit more healthy (sans blue cheese & butter of courseπŸ˜‰). Buffalo Chicken Meatballs w/ blue cheese dip & celery. Yum! These fluffy, golf ball sized goodies really hit the spot & I feel absolutely guilt-free! πŸ˜… Super easy recipe on my blog (link in bio). 🍻 Cheers to good friends, football, eats, & drinks!
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#atx #atxfoodie #foodie #football #thursday #chicken #ChickenWings #buffalowildwings #onthelighterside #healthy #meatballs #spicy #yummy #easy #recipe #nfl #cowboysnation #instafood #homecooking #cookingathome #blog #beer #afba #blogger #cheers #dawnthegourmand #DawnATX 😚
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