When I say, “let’s have BBQ” to you, you might have an idea of what I mean. But depending on where you are from, or where you live, you might have a completely different idea in your head, then I do. That is because we have Memphis, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kansas City, St. Louis, Alabama, …

We dedicated this last weekend to playing and eating. I suppose that is the same dedication that we make to every weekend, but we got right to work as soon as we popped out of bed on Saturday. We began by getting revved up with a few YouTube videos on monster trucks and race cars. …

For the third time in her life, Mrs. Play Gourmet celebrates her birthday on Easter. It will happen again in another eleven years, but she will need to live to be 106 years old to see it happen again after that. And our Little Play Gourmet would be 75 years old! We got a chance …

Our Little Play Gourmet’s love of trains is still strong. We celebrated Austin’s Zilker Parks’s 100th birthday this weekend, by waiting in a very long line to ride the Zilker Zephyr (Train). There was a pizza food truck appropriately parked right next to the line, which was perfect to put us in the mood for pizza. …

Corpus Christi hosted the Wings Over South Texas Air Show this weekend. And since we are always looking for reasons to explore new cities, we decided to pack the car and blaze a trail southward. Looking on a map, Corpus Christi doesn’t look too far away from Austin. It makes the southern point of a …

It’s getting warm in Austin again. Reminding us that dog days are around the corner. Now is the time for us to start our research on how to stay cool this summer. That is pretty cool, but not the cool, I was referring to. When you start exploring in Austin, you never know what you …

The rodeo is in town. And a few cliches come to mind. 1. This is not our first rodeo. 2.  Everything’s bigger in Texas. Well, growing up in central Florida, we had county fairs, and we had rodeos, but that did not prepare me for the magnitude of the rodeo hosted by the state capitol …

Ever noticed how the most delicious things are things we shouldn’t eat? Of course you have. It is always being told to us. Basically, no matter what you want, you shouldn’t have it. I like pasta and rice. Nope, bad. I like steak, sausage, ribs: bad, bad, bad. I like to cook in oil, or …

Declan, a founding PlayGourmet, is 2 years, 2 months, and some change old. When I describe him to people, I basically just describe a person that I would like to be. He is athletic, adventurous, and imaginative. He has a great sense of humor, and loves to play, eat, and be with his family. But …

What do you get when you cross a visit from Uncle Mark and Aunt Sasha with the birth of a new crawfish season? You get a day dedicated to the art of a crawfish boil. Being in Austin affords us many pleasures, but one pleasure is the ability to get live crawfish starting around the …