Corner

While walking around downtown a few weeks ago. The JW Marriott is in full swing and there’s a new restaurant in the lobby – Corner! True to its name, it sits on the corner of 2nd and Congress with an amazing wrap around patio. We had some margaritas, tacos, and chicken sandwiches. All the food was excellent. As is expected of a hotel restaurant,…

1886 Cafe and Bakery

Last fall, my mom and I were downtown at the Pecan Street Festival and were mesmerized by the beautiful Driskill Hotel. We wandered inside and ooed and awed at the elaborate architecture. It was built in 1886 by Mr. Driskill for $400,000. Inside, the hotel has a cute little bakery called the 1886 Cafe and Bakery. We were drawn to it immediately! It was…

Product and Food

Have you seen my collection of Food and Product photography? It has it’s own page: https://kphilphoto.com/portfolio-2/food-and-product/

Tiny Pies

The cute cupcake trend has hit new heights – gourmet individual tiny pies. I thought this was such a cool idea, so I went to Tiny Pies on Burnet Road to try them out for myself. They were great! I definitely liked the fruit pies more than the sweeter pies though. The front of the shop is painted wonderfully. I believe they have finished it since I…

Lake Austin, Skinny Limits, and Ladybugs

A few weeks ago, Brian, my family and I went to walk around Lady Bird Lake. I know it’s always packed with people, making it difficult to attain that “I’m being peaceful in nature” feeling, but I just love it. I don’t mind the crowds at all. And I never as up a chance to get photos of the lake and the downtown skyline! After…

St. Philip

FINALLY. I have found good pizza in Austin. For being such a foodie city, I have not been impressed with the pizza scene. Now, there are some people out there who are pizza fanatics/snobs and I’m definitely not one of those. Pizza has always tasted the same to my unrefined palette: good. But what I’ve tried in Austin so far has left me wanting more. My…

Thai Spice

Not far from my parents house in Lakeway, there’s a little restaurant called Thai Spice. Originally, we went simply because it was down the street. Now, I go for three words: happy hour sushi. They offer 6-8 piece sushi rolls for a discounted price in the evenings. I love it, because I can pay a couple bucks for the staples, like my spicy tuna and…

Monument Cafe

We’re branching out today and exploring Georgetown! It’s a cute little city just north of Austin. My family and I went to walk some trails at San Gabriel Park and, as we usually do, had lunch afterwards. We ate at the Monument Cafe. It’s a cute diner that serves breakfast all day long. My kind of place! Immediately upon arriving, I came across several…

Snack Bar

I think South Congress is the coolest place. Everyone has an opinion on SoCo, but personally, I’m always looking for opportunities to visit. There are a bunch of unique shops, ranging from vintage clothing, to rare books, to straight up bizarre home decor. There is also a wide variety of food, including Amy’s Ice Cream, Home Slice, and Jo’s Coffee. Something I’ve always loved…

Food Photography

I’ve been working a lot on my food photography, doing my best to follow the current trends. I wish some of these were brighter… But I was working with the lighting I had. I’m hoping to get a portable surface of some kind, whether it be a small table or piece of reclaimed wood, something I can take outside to photograph on. I was…