NEW Blue-Tooth Capable BBQ and Grill Thermometer by Maverick!

Bluetooth thermometerIntroducing the latest thermometer from Maverick, with Bluetooth connectivity, up to 4-probe simultaneous monitoring, 15 total temperature presets, smart temp and range alerts, a backlit display and much more. This is the ultimate BBQ thermometer– and what a great Father’s Day gift!

The Maverick ET-735 is the most advanced BBQ thermometer available on the market. It’s reliable Bluetooth connectivity turns your Bluetooth-capable smart device into a powerful remote cooking device and BBQ data receiver. With the downloadable app, you can set all food temps, set cooking timers, monitor the cooking progress, and receive smart alerts.

The ET-735 sports 4 inputs which can handle up to 4 probes, so you can potentially monitor 4 separate temperatures on your iOS or Android device. The unit itself is rainproof, and the two included probes are waterproof and heat-resistant. (Additional probes can be ordered.) ($89.99)

Enjoy THE ULTIMATE GOURMET BURGER with Chef Katy Parker, THIS Wednesday, May 27th!

Burger-IstockA perfect burger is more than just meat on a bun.  It’s the essential combination of condiments, toppings, the finest quality meat, and a warm, fresh roll.  In this class, you’ll learn how to bring your burgers to the next level… and beyond!

Menu includes: Fresh Pea, Mint and Radish Salad; Quick and Spicy Pickles; Kobe Beef Burgers with Chimay Cheese, Praline Bacon, Horseradish Mayo, Boston Lettuce and Balsamic Onion Jam; and for dessert, homemade Chocolate and Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches. (Let me tell you, once you’ve had praline bacon, you’ll never want a burger without it!)

The Ultimate Gourmet Burger Cooking Class will be held on Wednesday, May 27th from 6-8pm.  The cost for this demonstration class is $49 per person.  To reserve your seat, call 512-266-5666!

Ready for Wine? (Of course… what a silly question.) Indulge yourself with the clever RED WINE CUP!

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With Memorial Day this Weekend, Indulge yourself with our clever Red Wine Cup.  Yep, it’’s a red cup on a stem – —no wine snobs allowed!

Set yourself apart from the crowd and flaunt your fun and unique style.  Enjoy 14 ounces of your favorite wine (Maybe from a box? We won’t judge!), pop it in the dishwasher and reuse all over again.  Made of break-resistant and high quality plastic so they’re perfect for around the pool, this sturdy cup will delight everyone at your next get together. Just $9.99 each, so you can get enough for everybody. Cheers!

Our “Train your Taster!” Class THIS Saturday, May 23rd – a UNIQUE Culinary Experience!

iStock FlavorsThis Saturday, May 23rd, Chef Katy Parker will change the way you think about food! Through a series of tasting exercises, this class will train your taste buds to detect and identify different flavors found in your food.

This will allow you to better pair your dishes and beverages, to more accurately describe food and flavors, and become a better cook overall by understanding your ingredients and how they interact.

Class will run from 11 am to 1 pm, and a light meal will be served after the tasting exercises are completed. The cost for this class is $49 per person.

Reserve your seat TODAY by calling 512-266-5666!

Barbecue Class with Pitmaster Levi Smith- How to cook perfect your Brisket on Saturday, June 13th.

Brisket smTired of making unsatisfactory brisket?  Want to bring your brisket knowledge up to speed before tackling one yourself? Join us on Saturday, June 13th, from 11 am to 1 pm for a Barbecue Workshop with Pitmaster Levi Smith of Woodpile BBQ! You’ll learn:

  • Pit and/or Smoker Selection
  • The importance of choosing the right wood
  • Meat Selection
  • Starting and Maintaining your fire
  • Brisket trimming and rub application
  • Time and Temperature– two of the most important things
  • When to pull your meat off, how to let it rest, and how to slice it
  • How to translate the skill of barbecuing brisket to other cuts of meat

You’ll learn to make brisket that’s so good, so tender and so moist, that it stands on its own- even without sauce. Levi will be bringing his own pit, and serving brisket at the end of the class. There will be plenty of time for you to ask questions about how to best prepare this Texas classic. Bring a chair, a couple of beers and your appetite!

The cost for this demonstration class is $55 per person. A portion of the class will take place outdoors. To reserve your seat, call 512-266-5666.

¡Salud! Bottoms up with the Cantinero Tequila Tasting Set!

cantineroEducate yourself on everyone’s favorite South-of-the-Border essential with the elegant yet sturdy Cantinero Tequila Tasting Set. Featuring a dark wood serving tray, a ceramic serving bowl for your limes or other citrus, a glass salt shaker, and six bottom-heavy shot glasses, this tasting set has everything you need to explore the many varied nuances of blanco, resposado and anejo tequila.

Of course, if tequila doesn’t rev your engine, you can also use all the pieces of this tasting set with any other liquor of your choice. No matter what you’re pouring out, you’re sure to have an tasty experience that will broaden your drinking horizons. So go ahead… Gather your amigos, some bottles of the good stuff, and get ready for a world class fiesta. ($29.99)

Interior Mexican Fiesta Cooking Class Wednesday, May 20… ¡Olé!

tingaChef Katy Parker always brings us a really good time– and this time, she’s doing it with a Mexican flair!

Join us on Wednesday, May 20th from 6-8 pm for an Interior Mexican cooking class, with a menu that includes: Cebiche Verde de Sierra (Green Shrimp Ceviche); Pork Tinga with Potato, Avocado and Queso Fresco; and Guava and Cheese Empanadas with Mexican Hot Chocolate Sauce.

The cost for this demonstration class is $55 per person.  You can reserve your seat by calling 512-266-5666.

To see a complete list of all our upcoming Cooking Classes CLICK HERE

Eat your next lunch “Al Fresco” with The Laguna Picnic Tote from Picnictime

AnthThe Laguna Anthology Picnic Tote from Picnictime is the most convenient go-anywhere picnic pack you can find! Fully insulated, it’s made of sturdy polyester and comes with a deluxe picnic service for two. There’s  an insulated, divided wine section for two bottles and a removable water-resistant liner in the food storage area.

You get: 2 melamine plates, 2 acrylic tumblers, 4 cotton napkins, 2 stainless steel forks, knives, and spoons, a hardwood cutting board, 1 cheese knife with wooden handle, and a corkscrew.

Great for the beach, concerts, and casual picnics, or a terrific wedding gift for the active couple! With luck, the only ants at your picnic will be the tiny ones printed on the pattern of this set. ($99.99)

Summer Entertaining Cooking Class Saturday, May 16th– all the flavor with less fuss!

shrimpThis summer, join your own party! When you’re entertaining, you don’t want to be stuck in the kitchen rather than enjoying your guests. So you don’t drive yourself crazy, serve things chilled or at room temperature that you can prepare ahead of time or cook very quickly.

Join Chef Jessica Pearson for this Summer Dinner Party cooking class on Saturday, May 16th from 5-7 pm!  This menu is quick to prepare and doesn’t require an oven. Menu includes: Beef Carpaccio with Arugula, Mesquite Olive Oil and Shaved Parmesan; Garlic Shrimp, tossed with Local Summer Vegetables, Orzo and Feta in an Herb Sauce; and for dessert, Fresh Berries with Balsamic, Ricotta and Almond Cookies.

The cost for this demonstration class is $55 per person. Reserve your seat TODAY by calling 512-266-5666!

To see a complete list of all our upcoming Cooking Classes CLICK HERE

Vietnamese Flavor, American Style! Cooking Class on Wednesday, May 13th

StirfryFamous for its lively, fresh flavors and artfully composed meals, Vietnamese food and cooking is the true ‘light cuisine’ of Asia. When you fuse these characteristics with American-style cooking, you get delicious, simple food that you’ll love, and that won’t weigh you down.

On Wednesday, May 13th, from 6-8 pm, join Chef Andrew Brooks for a Vietnamese-inspired delight!  The menu for this class includes: Grilled Endive Salad with Celery, Radishes and Apricot Curry Dressing; Chicken, Peanut, and Scallion Stir Fry, with Jasmine Rice Pilaf, Spring Peas and Baby Spinach; and for dessert, Chai Custard with Black Sesame Shortbread.

The cost for this demonstration class is $49 per person. To reserve your seat, call us at 512-266-5666!