Friday, July 29, 2011

♥ Holy Escargot!

With all the amazing eateries around Austin, it's sad to consider the minimal options one has when late night dining...until you go to Justine's.

Last night a few friends of mine were leaving the Livid Instruments re-opening party, in celebration of their office's new home. We all had a wonderful time drinking Texas beer and checking out all the new music production tools (like the Ohm64 and the new OhmRGB) that this fantastic establishment pumps out for well known and up-and-coming artists like Sound Tribe Sector Nine and Paper Diamond.

But let's just say the mini sandwich bites just weren't doing it.

As we mulled over some ideas, Justine's came to mind. Delicious French cuisine at 11pm? Please and thank you!
With a decadent wine list and an equally decadent menu, needless to say we were all drooling at the buttery surf and turf delights on the menu. The six of us got a table in a matter of minutes and were promptly greeted by our waitress. This dimly lit casita may be on the East side of Austin but you will feel like you are in the sexy, red light district as soon as you walk in. This place was made for me, since it caters to the night owls with fine palettes.

Thank you Justine's for staying open till 2am and not making me resort to pizza by the slice! 



If I can suggest one thing and one thing only, which is extremely difficult because.. man, I want everything on that menu. You have to try the escargot.

It comes in a plate, individually sized for six little delectable, buttery snail. Be careful though, the plate is piping hot, oozing parsley and garlic butter sauce from the edges of the perfectly cooked escargot.

Be sure to ask for some extra bread, because you just can't let that tasty butter sauce go to waste :)

♥ Hope you enjoy,
Mel

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

♥ In terms of survival, music and food come second, after air!



Welcome to Tastytown!

This is my first official blog post and while I should go on with an elaborate welcome and list of things to come, I will leave that for later. For now, it is 4am and a long, but pleasantly unexpected nap has kept me wide awake. 

I would like to share a song that I stumbled upon several months ago that I just cant get over, and is probably aiding in my inability to fall asleep due to my abuse of the repeat button. It is a remix of The Submarines song '1940'. While the original version of this song is soft, sultry and sloooowwww :) the remix gives it an entirely new and funkified life of its own.

The Submarines are an indie, flowery pop group from LA and their music makes you wish you were laying in a field of daisies. You gotta check them out! The lead vocalist, Blake Hazard (pictured above), is downright charming and you can't help but love her infections voice... and the xylophone sounds are cute too!

The remix is cleverly done by Amplive, who is most famous for producing several of Del the Funky Homosapiens beats, along with collaborations with many others. Another catapult, in my opinion, to Amplive's career was his controversial release of his remix to the entire Radiohead album In Rainbows called 'Rainydayz Remixes'.  Which is totally dope! Click the link to getcha some  free downloads!

So, HERE IT IS FRIENDS my favorite song at the moment:

THE SUBMARINES '1940' (AMPLIVE REMIX)



Amplive will also be tagging along with Bassnectar's Divergent Spectrum West Coast tour, with Big Gigantic starting in September! Don't miss your chance to check out this amazing producer! Here's the link for more INFO!

That's all for now, time for bed. Until more from me at Tastytown!

Much love,
Mellie