SXSWi is finally here! This means brilliant minds, creative ideas, and don’t forget, Austin’s incredible food scene. Forkly has put together a series of the top rated and most loved tastes around the Austin area–even better, you can find these lists in the new “Discover” part of the app when you’re on the go in Austin.
Take a look at our first post below for some local favorites. If you happen to find a hidden gem, don’t forget to share it with Forkly friends. Enjoy your food + tech SXSWi adventures!
Alright GABF attendees, we know you’re all about beer this weekend, but if you wake up (on more than one occasion) feeling less than great and craving something delicious, filling, crispy and maybe a tad greasy… we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the best fried chicken dishes in Denver that your hangover is craving!
PS. Lou’s Food Bar in the Highlands and Table 6 also have some fried goodness on their menus–locals love ‘em!
That’s right! Food & Travel lovers rejoice!
Trippy, the social travel website and mobile app that makes it easy for you to collect and share travel ideas with friends, released its first phase of brand profiles today with a select group of targeted brands as inaugural launch partners. The brands will share curated travel content offering unique perspectives and expertise to travelers…
Similar to how it selected its advisors (which include Randi Zuckerberg, Anthony Bourdain, Jason Mraz, Rachel Zoe, Tim Ferriss, Gary Vaynerchuck and others), Trippy’s diverse group of partners are all influential in key lifestyle interest areas related to travel and offer unique insight, authority and original content. Those brands include: Chase Sapphire Preferred; Thompson Hotels; Hawaii; Hilton Hotels & Resorts; Brides; Air New Zealand; and Forkly; among others.
What does this mean for you? You can now use Trippy with great Forkly recommendations to lead the way to the best dishes and drinks on your adventures. Take a look at our Trippy page and follow us! Plus, we’ll be adding to it regularly with new food photographs from Forkly users around the world.
“Working together with brands of this caliber lets us create new ways to connect travelers to great insight and expertise that compliments their social discovery experience on Trippy.” – J.R. Johnson, CEO and Founder of Trippy
As always, feel free to be in touch with questions. And in the meantime, enjoy sharing dishes with fellow traveling food lovers!
Even though we love all of our users from many different states and countries equally, today the spotlight is on Washington, DC because we’ll be there this week!
With so much to do and so much good food to eat–no wonder Forkly loves DC! Check out these tasty bites to try if you’re out and about.
And don’t forget about Forkly’s Happy Hour with Chef Allison Sosna at Hank’s Oyster Bar this Tuesday, July 31st, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Be sure to RSVP and bring your friends!
For those of you still scratching your head on just how you want to “wow” mom this year, we’ve taken the time to round up some events going on around cities near you! Feel free to add other events in the comments section below –and as always, post those tastes on Forkly!
Friday, May 11th
THE MOTHER’S DAY SHOW Featuring R&B Sensation CASE – New London, CT
Colorado Chocolate Festival - Denver, CO
Sunday, May 13th
Dose: Mother’s Day Edition – Chicago, IL
Mother’s Day Brunch at Saratoga National - Saratoga Springs, NY
Chocolate Fest at First Congressional Church of Danbury – Danbury, CT
Mother’s Day Brunch in Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, and Broward County AND in Palm Beach, Boca Raton, and West Palm Beach – Florida
Sexy Mamas Disco Brunch – Denver, CO
Mother’s Day Tea: Once in Barre (1890-1930) - Cambridge, MA
Planning on suprising mom with some of your culinary prowess instead? Here are some fun and sweet recipes that we know she’d love!
Mini Chocolate-Strawberry Heart Pancakes - Yesica of Digital Vegan
Delicious & Guiltless French Toast – by Domenica Catelli
Slow-Roasted Salmon with Spring Herb Sauce - by Jerry Traunfeld
Vegetable & Goat Cheese “Lasagna” – by Penelope Casas
My Mother’s Cheesecake – by Ricki Heller
And more from Cookstr!
Don’t forget to snap some Forkly tastes of all the decadent food you’ll be showering mom with this weekend!
Cinco de Mayo, or “The Fifth of May,” marks the Mexican Army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla. Though it’s not as big of a deal in Mexico as their Independence Day (which it’s commonly confused as), it’s still celebrated with family get-togethers, dancing, fireworks, and lots of tasty food and drinks. Even if you’re not in Mexico for this celebration, you can still break out your oversized sombrero (we know you have one) and find a city around the U.S. showing their love for this Mexican holiday (and cuisine)!
Festivals around the US this Cinco de Mayo weekend & beyond:
Some great establishments to visit this weekend in New York & Austin:
Hungry for more? Here are some delicious recipes to try out if you’re celebrating at home!
Whatever, whenever, and wherever you decide to fiesta this weekend, share your Mexican fair with us on Forkly!
CHEF STEPHANIE IZARD (Forkly: @Stephandthegoat)
Apart from her fabulous Forkly photos, most Forkly users know Chef Izard as the winner of Bravo’s Top Chef – Season Four.
After her huge and historical Top Chef win (she was the first female chef ever to win the title of Top Chef), Chef Izard opened the Girl & the Goat in Chicago—voted by Saveur Magazine as “America’s Best New Restaurant” and nominated in 2011 for the James Beard Best New Restaurant Award. In 2011, Stephanie also released her new cookbook, Girl in the Kitchen, and was named one of Food & Wine Magazine’s “Best New Chefs.” She is now working on her second restaurant, “Little Goat.”
Taste Tip for your next visit to Girl & the Goat: Chef Izard just rotated the Wood Grilled Broccoli back onto the menu—a spring menu staple and customer favorite. Stephanie especially likes the “spiced crispies” part of the dish.
All in all, us Forkly fans have plenty to get excited about as we get first glimpses of Chef Izard’s tastes from one post to the next!
If you want to learn more about Chef Izard, follow her on twitter @stephandthegoat or on Facebook at Girl and the Goat.
Happy Tasting from the Forkly crew!