EAT | HEN OF THE WOOD
With its original location still open in Waterbury, Hen of the Wood in Burlington, Vermont is one of our favorite spots to go for a special occasion or intimate dinner with friends. Their menu features fresh dishes made with local products from Vermont ranchers, bakers, and crafters. A perfect place to order a wide range of plates to share, the menu changes daily so you’re guaranteed to be digging into something new and amazing every time.
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READ | THE NASTY BITS
Broken down into sections based on flavors (Salty, Sweet, Bitter, Sour), The Nasty Bits is a book by the late Anthony Bourdain that we wish we had read sooner. While Kitchen Confidential still remains one of our favorite books to reread, this takes his captivating style of writing, combines it with the world travel of his later career, and mixes in his fascination with each culture and their relationship with food. This is definitely a book that we’ll be revisiting again and again.
WATCH | I JUST KILLED MY DAD
At first what appears to be a murder in cold blood quickly unfolds to be a story about kidnapping, control, and years of lies. I Just Killed My Dad is a limited series on Netflix , with only three episodes that you can finish in just one sitting. (Yes, we’re speaking from experience.) If you’re a fan of true crime, mystery, or just want a fascinating and quick watch, this is one for you.
TREAT | BLUE LACY DOG MENU
If you show up without a four-legged friend, you won’t be disappointed with anything on the menu. That said, Blue Lacy has a menu just for the dogs that we couldn’t ignore. It features everything from beef or chicken, dog friendly “beer“, and doggy dessert. Enjoy your Avocado Bruschetta or Hippie Cowboy Hash alongside your best friend at this incredibly dog friendly spot.
DOWNLOAD | REAL PLANS
No matter your dietary restrictions, family size, or schedule, Real Plans is a perfect app to give you back time in your day that you might normally spend thinking about what to do for dinner. It helps you organize what to eat on which nights based on your diet and preferences, organizes ingredients for trips to the store, adjust portions based on how many people you're cooking for, and so much more. With thousands of recipes to choose from, this meal planner is the perfect accomplice to any pre-planned lunch or evening dinner.
ATTEND | PEOPLE'S MARKET & THE ANNUAL HOT SAUCE FESTIVAL
Today from 6 to 10 at Republic Square here in Austin, the People’s Market is popping up to feature local BIPOC creatives and entrepreneurs all in one convenient place to shop and support.
If you’re also looking for an exciting and spicy way to round out your weekend, the 32nd Annual Hot Sauce Festival kicks off tomorrow and features live music, food trucks, some high-heat taste testing, and supports a great cause - the Central Texas Food Bank.