Restaurant Review – Austin TX: 24 Diner

Chicken & Waffles at 24 Diner, Austin

The newest addition to downtown Austin’s 24 hour dining scene is aptly named. 24 Diner, located at 6th & Lamar next to Waterloo Records, serves upscale comfort food and boasts a more than decent wine & beer list.

The decor is clean, crisp and clutter-free, almost an industrial chic, if you consider the open ceiling and polished concrete floors. The only artwork adorns the wall above the hostess stand while the large windows offer a glimpse of the city in motion. It’s a charming renovation of the old Waterloo Ice House spot. READ MORE

See their Menu: http://24diner.com/public/pdf/food-menu.pdf

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Sandra Bullock’s Restaurant: Bess Bistro

Sandra Bullock at her restaurant Bess Bistro

Bess Bistro is an eco-friendly restaurant in Austin, Texas, owned by actress Sandra Bullock. Bullock opened this restaurant in 2006. The carryout containers and cups look like regular styrofoam, but are actually made with sugar cane, which is biodegradable. Bess Bistro features French, Cajun/Creole, Southern and American cuisine. The restaurant is most popular for their tasty cocktails, macaroni and cheese, and late night dancing. Find address and hours- Read More (-Maholo.com)  Owning a restaurants runs in the family, her husband, ex -Jesse James owns Cisco Burger in Long Beach.

 

Read About an Austin Restaurant Owner that serves the homeless on Sundays:  Nubian Queen LoLa’s Cajun Soul Food

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Touched by a Culinary Angel with a Cajun Twist

Lozina “Lo-La” Stephens, owner of Nubian Queen Lola’s Cajun Soul Food

East Austin, Texas is the proud home of the Nubian Queen Lola’s Cajun Soul Food. The charming purple restaurant, unforgettably covered in alligators, is the brainchild of Lozina “Lo-La” Stephens. According to Stephens, after having a series of God-influenced dreams depicting the minute and major details of her eatery, she created the Nubian Queen.

An experienced cook, Lola learned the ropes of food preparation while “…sitting on a rice sack…” in her mother’s kitchen. The culinary diva expresses her love of cooking by working in the kitchen with love, Jesus, and olive oil. “Cooking,” she declares, “is the best way to a person’s heart.”

There are no guests, patrons, or customers at the Nubian Queen. Stephens affectionately refers to her clients as angels. These angels help the Nubian Queen stay open and fulfill Lozina’s God-appointed duty of aiding the homeless.

Every Sunday “The Queen” is closed. Although the doors are closed to paying angels, the restaurant welcomes the homeless in every Sunday for a meal. In the backyard of “The Nubian Queen,” Lola distributes her culinary blessings to the less fortunate.

With tasty menu items ranging from crawfish etouffe to burgers and fries, Nubian Queen Lola’s Cajun Soul Food will continue to be a blessing to all of Stephen’s angels-paying or not.

For more information on of Lozina “Lo-La” Stephens, check out her website at http://nubianqueenlolas.com/.

Checkout her short film at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2eahbfufg4.

Article  by Catrina A. Sally