A Picnic at Hamilton Pool

Jack and I took a day trip to Hamilton Pool, near Austin Texas. Check out our picnic perfect menu!

Since Jack and I first moved to Austin, we’ve loved exploring all of the local natural springs and watering holes. The heat here in the summertime is no joke and the best way to beat it is by getting around some water. A few weeks ago, we took the day off and spent a lovely afternoon hiking and picnicking at Hamilton Pool. For this post, we’re partnering with Bota Box to share our little local adventure. Hamilton Pool is SO beautiful.It’s a natural pool with a gorgeous 50-foot waterfall. It’s about a 40 minute drive outside of Austin – an easy half-day trip. There’s a quarter mile hike…


Favorite Places in Austin to Eat & Drink

I get so many emails asking about my favorite places to eat and drink in Austin. It used to be pretty easy to make a list for people from out-of-town, but in the past couple of years Austin has really become a top notch food city. The list of restaurants to hit is becoming endless, so today I’m narrowing it down to just a few of my favorites and when (and with whom) I would go. This post is in partnership with Square Cash – because their app is a super easy way to split the check between friends. Unlike other money exchanging…


2015 ACL Austin Restaurant Guide

Looking for the best food in Austin for SXSW, F1, or Austin City Limits? This food guide will show you the best spots in Austin, from a local!

Whether you’re heading to Austin for South by Southwest or ACL (or just for fun!), here’s a list of some of my personal favorite food recommendations. These are sorted by neighborhood: Near Downtown: La Condessa – my favorite mexican food & best guacamole Josephine House – pretty spot, good wine, dinner, brunch flagship Whole Foods – the Disneyland of Whole Foods-es SFC Downtown Farmers Market – Saturdays 9am to 1pm Snap Kitchen – for a quick & healthy meal to go. (vegan, gf, paleo options) South Lamar Area: Juiceland – veggie juices & smoothies Henri’s – tiny neighborhood spot – great food, cheese & wine…


Austin Food & Wine Festival 2015

Photos from the 2015 Austin Food and Wine Festival!

One of our favorite foodie events is without a doubt the Austin Food & Wine Fest. It’s a smoky grill-tastic weekend complete with big flavors on small plates… celebrity chefs cooking alongside local chefs… and, of course, bottomless glasses of wine. One highlight for us was watching Hugh Acheson’s demo (we just love watching him on Top Chef!)… Surrounded by a pretty meaty food & wine fest, he made fava bean & leek soup and an arugula salad with mint. He charmed the audience talking about the importance of cooking at home, eating seasonally and using good ingredients. He says “life’s too short for crappy olive…

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Photograph of Jeanine Donofrio and Jack Mathews in their kitchen

Hello, we're Jeanine and Jack.

We love to eat, travel, cook, and eat some more! We create & photograph vegetarian recipes from our home in Chicago, while our shiba pups eat the kale stems that fall on the kitchen floor.