WATCH: Why lamb isn’t as gamey as it used to be, plus Costco’s epic edamame noodles

12:50 pm Jul. 20, 2016

Sorry to post two livestreams back-to-back, but I have a feeling that nobody really cares about that except for me. <insert smiley self-deprecating emoticon>

In today’s Deskside Dish, I talk about this week’s food section, including that frozen v. rocks margarita science story, an #Austin360Cooks tip about making watermelon ice cubes for margaritas and a new delivery service called Full Fridge.

I also dug into why I just cancelled my Costco membership

WATCH: Trying boozy ice pops from Qui, ghost pepper chips from Paqui

11:21 am Jul. 20, 2016

I was out of town earlier this month, and it was fun to get back to the Austin and revive my weekly Facebook livestream videos. We’ll do another one today at noon, but here’s last week’s, where we tried Paqui’s ghost pepper chips, Jif’s chocolate peanut butter whip, the world’s best peaches and a boozy ice pop from Qui.

What do you want me to try in an upcoming video?

Vegan party barge set for July 31

11:13 am Jul. 20, 2016

Don’t eat meat?

That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get to party on Lake Travis.

On July 31, you can catch a meal and a fun time on the Vegan Party Barge, a boat that will leave from

The only two margarita recipes you will ever need

3:42 pm Jul. 19, 2016

Have you ever wondered why rocks margaritas tasted more alcoholic than frozen margaritas? Or whether one had more overall ice and water than the other?

I was a chemistry nerd in high school, so thermodynamics is