Wednesday’s are for wine! At Andiamo Ristorante in Austin, TX, Wednesday’s also mean 20 dollar bottomless bowls of pasta and half-priced bottles of select wines. With this being said, my girlfriends and I dressed up and made our way to the promise land of bottomless pasta.
Zagat, a notable review site for restaurants, marked this Italian gem as one of the best places to find housemade pasta in Austin.
Excited to taste, my friends and I sat down and indulged in their famous housemade cheese bread and a bottle of wine. The pasta’s that we indulged in are presented below with a description of each.
Ravioli ai 4 Formaggi
Cacio e Pepe
A unanimous decision from the table revealed the ravioli was the best, and I would highly recommend giving it a try. The creamy tomato sauce has a flawless balance of acidity and sweetness leaving you craving another bowl–but hey, it’s bottomless, so why not!
Andiamo Ristorante has a sleek aesthetic and is great for getting dolled up and going out with your friends, or if you’ve been meaning to take a special someone on a date, this restaurant has the perfect romantic atmosphere.
Cool brisk air sweeping in at 65 degrees, composed with the smell of firewood and christmas trees has finally caught wind and made it’s way to San Marcos, Texas.
A new season is always exciting because I get inspired when it comes to the wardrobe. There are so many opportunities to utilize last seasons finds with new ones. In other words, it’s time to get creative and put together something you’ll look captivating in!
Luckily, for anyone who feels underdressed or unprepared for the Winter season, O’Neill’s House of Fashion, a small boutique located on the square in San Marcos, is there to provide you with all that you may need. O’Neill’s House of Fashion is described as an upscale women’s clothing boutique, where shabby meets fashion. Essentially, it’s the perfect place to go if you need to spice up your attire.
The small boutique is filled with a variety of sweaters, jackets, leggings, winter dresses, and even a bangin’ collection of accessories. If any of you know me well enough, you’d know I’d be checking out the sunglass collection first.
If you have the time this season, or if you need a last minute holiday dress, stop by O’Neill’s and see what you can find that spices up your life. Get creative and have fun!
With little to no rain, the sun trying to break through the clouds, and festival attendees pouring through the gates, day two proved another successful day in the forest. There were three artist particularly on my radar for Saturday, including Pouya, Big Boi, and Beach House.
Starting at the Forest Stage for the second day in a row, I was shocked to find somewhat of a bleak crowd formed around the stage. From behind the speakers and light fixtures, and tall lanky white boy emerged onto the stage with the beat following. Pouya performed songs “Growing Pains” and “Energy 2,” which embody a lot of what kids these days are calling “hype.” Towards the end of his performance he told the crowd, “don’t sing, just mosh,” so with body parts flying around in the front, and people bumpin’ in the back, the show came to an end.
The next performer on my radar was Big Boi, a rapper best known for being a member of the hip hop duo Outkast, alongside Andre 3000. We’ve all shaken it like a polaroid picture once or twice, but Saturday night I was ready to get down and boogie. Unfortunately, Big Boi conquered the stage later than scheduled, but the wait was well worth it. He performed songs from his duo Outkast including, “B.O.B,” “The Way You Move,” and my personal favorite, “Mrs. Jackson.”
In addition to Big Boi’s notable work with Outkast, he played songs from his collaborative work with Phantogram, titled Big Grams. Although Phantogram was at the festival on day one, Big Boi performed their songs “Lights On” and “Fell In The Sun” solo. During the infectiously catchy song “Drum Machine” the crowd was bouncing, twerking, and shaking what their mama’s gave em’. The energy from the crowd out of control, and it was awesome.
Lastly and slightly later than scheduled, Beach House took the stage. Despite the anxious fans waiting, there’s nothing better than the moment you close your eyes and hear a sea of voices chattering go silent before cheering on an artist to take the stage. The base crept in, and with a steady beat, and the strings of guitars chiming in, Beach House took the stage opening with “Wild.” Beach House embodies a very melodic and soothing sound in many of their songs, creating a wonderful concert experience during songs like “Myth” and “10 Mile Radio.” With lots of swaying and subtle movements around the crowd, the show had a kind of feeling you’d experience while listening to a lullaby. It was breath taking.