This Valentine's Day weekend, Austin is expected to hit freezing temperatures, so it might be worth ditching the layers of clothing to go to a nice restaurant and stay in with a warm and cozy meal.
Here are seven recipes worth sharing the love over this very cold Valentine's Day.
Flavorful, smooth, creamy and romantic, this lobster bisque is perfect for any dinner with your loved ones. This rich recipe is easy to make and will take up about one hour and 15 minutes of your time, so find the perfect sous-chef, cozy up with your significant other and enjoy a warm bowl this Valentine's Day.
You can find the recipe for lobster bisque here.
Coq au vin blanc
A French classic, this recipe is perfect for any lovers (or families) looking for a comforting dish on this upcoming cold Valentine's Day. Chicken and mushrooms braised in white wine followed by a delicious creamy texture, coq au vin blanc is filled with so many flavors and warmth you will want a second bowl. This recipe will take up one hour of your time and is the perfect addition to any Valentine's Day.
You can find the recipe for coq au vin blanc here.
Valentine's Day is the best opportunity to try something new with your love. If you've never made homemade pizza, try this recipe for a fun night of different flavors. Whether you're a fan of classic cheese pizza or want to change things up by making a truffle pizza, these recipes have you covered. Once you make the dough, the possibilities are endless! Try shaping your pizza into a heart for an ultimate love-fest this Valentine's Day.
You can find the recipe for homemade pizza here.
Mushroom risotto is simple, yet takes patience and time. If you've been trying out new things in the kitchen, this recipe should be your go-to for Valentine's Day dinner. It will take 50 minutes to make, but with constant stirring, you and your love can take turns making this mouthwatering dish for a wonderfully delicious dinner.
You can find the recipe for mushroom risotto here.
Steak lovers can rejoice this Valentine's Day with this steak diane recipe for two. With only a few ingredients and a flavorful bite, this recipe is a perfect main dish for a romantic dinner at home. Try pairing it with herb and garlic mashed potatoes or a beet salad with goat cheese for a delicious dinner.
You can find the recipe for steak diane here.
Lemon garlic scallop pasta
When it comes to making a dish that will satisfy everyone and is easy enough to make, this lemon garlic scallop pasta is the perfect elevated dinner for Valentine's Day. If you're a pasta lover and have never tried making scallops, this recipe is easy to follow and will only take up 30 minutes of your time. Besides, nothing is better for a romantic dinner than sharing a plate of pasta.
You can find the recipe for lemon garlic scallop pasta here.
Lamb chops with mint gremolata
Lamb chops are delicious and super easy to make, and this recipe is no different. With only five ingredients, these lamb chops with mint gremolata are perfect for elevating your Valentine's Day dinner. Marinate your lamb chops 2 hours in advance and you'll have a meal to share with your love in no time. Try pairing it with roasted potatoes and baby carrots with garlic for a full meal.
You can find the recipe for lamb chops with mint gremolata here.
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The Texas French Bread Bakery, located on 2900 Rio Grande Street, has been completely destroyed after a fire erupted on Monday night.
The Austin Fire Department responded to the fire just before 11 p.m., where they arrived to see flames coming from the roof of the bakery. Firefighters fought the fire for about an hour before the roof collapsed.
While no one was injured in the fire, firefighters say the historic building was completely totaled.
Texas French Bread just went up in flames pic.twitter.com/agXqKN3c00
— Jordan (@AimIessFriend) January 25, 2022
AFD determined that the fire was accidental and caused by mechanical failure. AFD said the damages amounted to $1.6 million total: $1.1 million in structural damage and $500,000 in damage to the contents of the bakery.
This year, Texas French Bread will celebrate 40 years of business. Before the bakery occupied the building, it was the Rome Inn, a music venue that hosted 1970s artists like Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Austin's first major league team is ready to extend its reach with a new collaborative sports complex The Pitch, an Austin FC destination packed with local food, beverages and Verde fervor is set to open in Northeast Austin in February.
The Pitch, a collaboration between Austin FC and Karlin Real Estate, among other entities, will be located in the 50-acre Parmer Pond District, which already hosts the club's practice facility St. David's Performance Center.
Dubbed a "true destination" for both soccer fans and the community, The Pitch will consist of multilevel shipping containers designed by Mark Odom Studio that will carve out into a 1,200-seat stadium complete with a soccer pitch made of turf, food and beverage options and a five-acre "Parmer Pond" featuring jogging trails.
Made from multilevel shipping containers, The Pitch will include food and a 1,200-seat soccer pitch made from artificial turf. (The Pitch)
“The launch of Karlin’s new food and entertainment experience will greatly enhance the Parmer development while perfectly complimenting St. David’s Performance Center,” Austin FC founder Anthony Precourt said. "The Pitch... will offer a strong variety of food options and gathering spaces for guests who will utilize St. David’s Performance Center and Parmer Field for a variety of events.”
The Pitch project lead Dave Greeley, who helped come up with the concept, is a former president of Austin FC parent company, Two Oak Ventures.
“The vision behind The Pitch at the Parmer Pond District is to be a first-of-its-kind sports, dining and entertainment destination,” said Dave Greeley, The Pitch project lead and Team Orbis president. “This will be an unmatched experience for Parmer Austin tenants, Austin FC and club supporters, and the community."
With its proximity to the practice center, the venture hopes to contribute to the growing "soccer city" of Austin during Austin FC matches and youth games with the Austin FC Academy hosted at the St. David's Performance Center.
The Pitch hopes to converge both community and club interests with Austin FC. (The Pitch)
In addition to the soccer pitch, stadium and pond, The Pitch will provide a foody experience made by the creative team behind Austin staples like Fareground and Easy Tiger. The complex will offer local bites including:
- Ranger Burger, which offers beers and burgers made from highly-coveted Wagyu beef direct from Ranger Cattle in East Austin
- Ga Roti, which merges flavors from Northern Vietnam with the culinary techniques of France to create a unique rotisserie chicken joint
- Taco Flats, a local taco chain serving Mexico City-style tacos, micheladas and more
- Sand Bar, which fulfills its namesake with beauty cocktails, local beers and a sand volleyball court
- Coffee Club, a coffee shop and bakery
- Corner Kick Bar, the soccer-focused main bar of The Pitch complete with "tunes, TVs and (a) beer garden"
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