Accolades and otherwise.
We’ve been fortunate enough to be covered in a variety of media. And we’re grateful for every editor, reporter, food writer and blogger that thought we were worthy of attention.
Right here you can find the good, the bad and the ugly – but mostly the good.
Please visit Authentic Tuscany with Chef David Bull for more information on this once in a lifetime culinary vacation…
Yes, it’s true, Erica does fry pudding…
We’re so thankful to be considered a best meal for 2013.
It’s resolution time…
A Taste of Koko has a pretty impressive list of dishes you’d be wise to eat this fall and winter.
Thank you Zagat for including Erica’s Brioche Beignets on your list!
Chef Bull sits down with Zagat to talk how menus get put together and why.
Virgin America has the cheat sheet for your trip to Austin.
Thirsty? Thrillist has an article for that.
As Emma’s last article for the Austin American-Statesman, we’re proud to be included in this list. .
The title says it all…
We’re honored to be on this list… thank you.
Can you say fried pumpkin pie?
It’s kind of cold, right? Jason Stevens mixes up a fall-inspired cocktail for CultureMap Austin.
Matthew Odam tells you what to eat at the ACL Festival.
Who will win the fight for best sandwich at ACL Festival?
Watch Second Bar + Kitchen’s Chef de Cuisine Jason Stude prepare for his competition on Chopped. Spoiler alert: he won.
Second Bar + Kitchen makes Matthew Odam’s list for the top 12 burgers in Austin in Austin360.
Chef Bull shares his recipe for the perfect midnight snack – a pork belly fried rice with an over-easy egg – with Tribeza.
We are honored to be named to Wine Enthusiast’s “America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants” in 2013.
Congress is included as one of the 20 best restaurants in Austin in the Forbes Travel Guide.
Chef Bull shares the recipe he prepared for the Capital Area Food Bank’s summer lunch program kick-off event with the Austin American Statesman.
Edible Austin speaks with Paula Rester to find out what it really takes to be a sommelier.
Thank you Zagat for naming Bar Congress one of the “the hottest joints for top-notch tipples around the U.S.”
We have an amazing team and we’re happy to share two of them, Scott Martin and Chris Sowers, with Tribeza.
Congress’ John Hajash competed in the Citywide 86′d competition hosted by Uchiko, and well, you’ll just have to read on to see how he fared.
The Travel Channel lists Second Bar + Kitchen as one of its top 5 picks for where to eat and drink in Austin.
Thank you to The Daily Meal for including Congress on this list.
Zagat recognizes Congress as one of the Top-Rated Service Restaurants from 25 cities.
Thrillist highlights some of the new dishes on the Congress menu… feast your eyes…
Second Bar + Kitchen’s Breakfast Pot Roast is named one of Austin Monthly’s best breakfast items.
Food & Wine lists where to get sparkling cocktails for New Year’s Eve, and Bar Congress has one for you…
MSN.com names Bar Congress as one of the great craft cocktail bars – thank you.
We are honored to have both Congress and Second Bar + Kitchen included on Matthew Odam’s Top 50 Austin Restaurants list.
Thank you Emma…
The Guardian names Bar Congress as one of the 10 best bars in Austin… cheers.
The Daily Meal gets a Pink Pony at Second Bar + Kitchen.
This time Tasting Table hangs out with Rebecca and gets the perfect summertime soup recipe.
Food & Wine shares its insider picks for dining in Austin.
Erica shares one of her savory sweets with Condé Nast Traveler.
We are honored to be named one of Wine Enthusiast’s “100 Best Wine Restaurants in America” in 2012.
Jason Stevens shares his techniques with the Austin American-Statesman for infusing hops into your spirits.
Ethan Holmes invited Tasting Table into his home to make a delicious berry crisp.
Camille Styles shares her guide to eating and drinking and Austin, and includes Second Bar + Kitchen and Bar Congress among her Central Austin favorites.
Pat Sharpe from Texas Monthly sits down to talk with our new Pastry Chef, Erica Waksmunski.
We are so incredibly honored to be named Texas Monthly’s best new restaurant in Texas. Thank you.
Southern Living explores and advises a town close to our hearts.
From Tribeza, just in time for SXSW…
Chicken Fried Steak? Um, yes please. Southern Living asked Chef Bull to go up against Chef Tyler Brown in Nashville to determine who has the most comforting, comfort food recipe.
Tribeza selected Chef Bull as one of “The 10 Austinites of the Year,” and then threw one great party to celebrate – check out the recap.
We’re honored Esquire named Congress as one of the Best New Restaurants in 2011 – and Hannah Mary Marshall was named Hostess of the Year.
What better gift to give this season than your own homemade candied orange peels? Imbibe asked us for our candied orange peel recipe, and then Scott Walker and Billy Hankey came up with the perfect drink for it – the Culling Royale.
We are honored to be among so many Austin greats in November’s Austin Monthly. Congratulations go out to Chef Bull for his award and the Second Bar + Kitchen team for their accolades. We’re also proud to share the Best New Restaurant of 2011 title with Barley Swine.
In Austin Monthly‘s November issue, they start the season off right with amazing comfort food around town and highlights one of our favorites.
Congratulations to our very own June Rodil, who earned the coveted designation from Wine & Spirits as one of the “Best New Sommeliers of 2011.”
Chef de Cuisine Rebecca Meeker receives some much-deserved recognition in October’s Glossy.
Austin Woman gets the details on Congress’ wine program from June, and her top wine selections for the moment.
Wine Spectator suggests three places to hit up when you’re in Austin, and we’re one of them… who else has an Ace Sommelier?
Bon Appétit selects the 10 best new restaurants in America. You’ll have to read it to find out if we made the cut.
Hunter Ellis of KEYE stopped by to speak with Chef Bull about the Bon Appétit designation… make sure you watch the second segment to see Chef Bull and Hunter prepare a delicious scallop dish.
The Chicago Tribune is also showing some love to the ten best new restaurants…
Forbes.com gives a first look at Bon Appétit‘s top 10 new restaurants in America.
Congrats to the 35 under 35 in Austin – and to our very own Adam Bryan, June Rodil and Plinio Sandalio.
Get to know June Rodil a little better as she talks with Tom Thornton of Austinist.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram wants you to travel Texas this summer, and they have some recommendations for you.
Adam Bryan shares his thoughts on our spaces, tiki, spirits and more with Tom Thornton of Austinist.
We always love the witty posts from the Austin Eavesdropper – Tolly Moseley – and this is no exception.
Cecilia Nasti of Field & Feast loves our fried olives so much, she re-created them… go ahead and give them a try.
Austin Woman Magazine gives some love to Second Bar Kitchen’s newest Sous Chef, Monica Senclair.
Imbibe highlights the Montegomatica as its drink of the week – and you get the recipe.
Imbibe showcases the variety of Austin’s craft drinks scene – everything from cocktails to coffee to beer to spirits.
Ashley Kelsch, owner of Teddies for Bettys, spills her favorite ten things to Austin Monthly.
Texas Monthly asked Elizabeth Lopez of Bar Congress to give her take on the classic margarita. Read the article to see what she came up with… OK, we’ll give you a sneak peek: “pepper and salt and sugar and smoke.”
Rachel Ray came to Austin for SXSW and found a few favorites around town.
Your News Now interviews Chef Bull at El Buen Samaritano where he worked with the Capital Area Food Bank to feed 80 children and bring attention to childhood hunger in Texas.
Community Impact has a great spread on centrally-located restaurants and the chefs behind them.
Emma Janzen gives you the heads up on Tikimatica, the new summer drink program at Bar Congress.
Get to know Brian “Brain” Dressel better in this interview by DrinkingInAmerica.com.
We know Austin is awesome, but for all those who don’t, check out this article on where to stay, what to eat and what to do.
Tolly Moseley tells you why the Moscow Mule is the perfect drink.
Austin Man Magazine features dishes selected from Chef David Bull with wine pairings, and the reasons for the pairings, from June Rodil for its inaugural issue.
Bar Congress gets called out – in a good way – by Esquire for what it is bringing to the Austin cocktail scene.
Chef David Bull spotlights childhood hunger in the summer issue of Edible Austin. He’ll cook for 80 kids – all at less than $3 per child – on June 24th. Contact the Capital Area Food Bank if you want to help end hunger.
Rob Balon shows what to eat at Second Bar + Kitchen on KVUE.
We are honored to be recognized by the 2011 Austin Chronicle Restaurant Poll in some amazing categories. Congratulations to all the winners!
Sunday’s are even tastier with Second Bar + Kitchen’s brunch menu, and Chef Ethan Holmes shares his favorites with KXAN for Tasty Thursday.
You can’t go wrong with a Gin + Jam – and Nicole Carbon agrees.
Whether it’s Derby Day, or just a good patio-siting day, you should always have a mint julep in hand. Emma Janzen shares our recipe on Austin360.com and her tips.
The 2nd Street District gets some love from the New York Times Magazine.
Or two, or three, or four. L Style / G Style gives you a some great places to get great bites.
L Style / G Style gives the low-down on the deliciousness that is wine on tap. Mmmm…
Austin Monthly gives their take on a night at Congress.
Chef Ethan Holmes shares Mother’s Day Brunch ideas with KEYE’s Austin Live. Don’t forget, you can eat brunch anytime…
Matt McGinnis gives June some love on whatareyoudrinking.net.
Imbibe scouts out Bar Congress and Adam Bryan.
Bon Appétit gives local and national love for the cocktail revolution. Viva la Revolución!
Stephanie Keller shares her thoughts about the Austin dining scene with the Huffington Post.
The Austin Chronicle gives its review of Congress, Second Bar + Kitchen and Bar Congress.
Christy shares her experience at Congress on epicuriosities.com.
The Houston Chronicle spends a few weekends in Austin, and has some restaurant recs…
Austin360.com gives you a rundown of the Wine and Food Festival events this year – June, Adam and Chef Bull are all participating.
Marshall Wright of EatThisLens.com tells the story of Second’s opening night through his photos.
Want a play-by-play on the Congress Burger? Read this.
Food Porn. Enough said.
After reviewing all three spots, Mike Sutter has some questions for Chef Bull.
Mike Sutter reviews Congress in the Austin American-Statesman.
Bar Congress gets its review from Mike Sutter.
Mike Sutter shares his experiences at Second.
Check out the video to see what Rachel Ray thinks of Austin and Second Bar + Kitchen.
Kind words from Chef Paul Liebrandt.
Eatocracy from CNN hosts a secret supper during SXSW, and Plinio was invited.
The Hollywood Reporter has the hottest places to eat, sleep and stay – just in time for SXSW.
Austin - Departures Magazine gives you the inside scoop on what you can do with $500 in the ATX.
SassTown.com serenades you while tempting your taste buds – baby let me love you down…
Centered downtown for SXSW? Austin Chronicle has a list of new dining spots for you to try.
HelloAustin.com gives a rundown of the three spaces.
Maker’s Mark and beer? Emma Janzen tells you about Adam’s perfect combination to drink after mowing the lawn.
Food and a Movie: Strategic local restaurant suggestions to enhance your SXSW Film Festival schedule
Austin Chronicle gives advice on places to eat throughout Austin during SXSW.
Whether it’s for SXSW, or just for fun, Jodi Bart gives you tips on where to stay, where to eat and what to do during a weekend in Austin.
Mike Sutter lets festgoer’s know about all the new restaurants that have opened since SXSW 2010.
SXSW guides everywhere – Eater Austin has tips on where to drink.
Zagat.com gives the buzz on where to eat during SXSW.
Ready for SXSW? Michael Barnes gives you all the best places to people-watch.
Watch as Ethan shows Austin Live viewers how to be decadent on Fat Tuesday.
Jodi Bart gives her favorite places for late night dining on TastyTouring.com, just in time for SXSW.
MargaritaBlog.com shares her passion for raw eggs in her cocktails, and the Preferred Lies, at Bar Congress.
Ethan shows KXAN viewers how to make avocado fundido.
Natanya Anderson shares her top picks for entertaining clients in Austin for SXSW on FeteandFeast.com.
Rebeccamendations.com gives her insight on lasting Austin spots for SXSW.
Pat Sharpe chooses Congress for her March review in Texas Monthly.
Tribeza reviews its experience at Second Bar + Kitchen.
Guess which cocktail won the A-List?
Michelle Cheng gives her picks for upscale dining for SXSW on FoodieIsTheNewForty.com.
The New York Times picks up Pat’s Pick of Congress as the best new restaurant in Texas right now.
The Austin Business Journal talks with Jeff Trigger about the team behind Congress Austin.
Plinio is shown some pastry love right around Valentine’s Day on Austin360.com.
Watch Cassiday from the JB & Sandy Morning Show on Mix 94.7 talk about her night out at Second Bar + Kitchen.
Watch as Plinio discusses Valentine’s Day desserts with Bettie and Jason at KEYE on Austin Live.
Cassiday, of Mix 94.7, has a date night at Second Bar + Kitchen. We also think meat is sexy…
The Austin restaurant scene grows, as does the economy.
An analytical mind gives his thoughts on dinner at Congress on CookingforEngineers.com.
City’s Best Austin gives tips on what to order at Bar Congress.
5 reasons why Second Bar + Kitchen rocks.
City’s Best Austin rounds up Austin date night ideas.
Food Arts gives the deep dish on Congress Austin.
Michael Barnes includes us in his round up of Austin Social Hot Spots in January.
Lauren Petrowski, local reporter for My Fox Austin, shares details about her birthday dinner at Congress on her blog.
Marques Harper interviews our designer and profiles our style in the Austin American-Statesman.
Marques Harper has a video to go with his story on statesman.com.
Pocoa Cocoa gives its thoughts on Bar Congress.
Austin 360 magazine shares recipes and pictures of some of Bar Congress and Second Bar + Kitchen’s cocktails.
New spots on the ground floor of the Austonian building mix it up with a one-two punch of sophisticated cocktails
Emma Janzen interviews “Bad Billy” Hankey and Adam Bryan about the cocktail program on Austin360.com.
Photos from Emma Janzen’s time at Bar Congress.
Thrillist has a video of Adam Bryan mixing cocktails at Bar Congress.
Thrillist has photos and descriptions to make your mouth water.
Jodi Bart covers the growing food scene on TastyTouring.com.
Michelle Cheng shares New Year’s Eve at Congress on FoodieIsTheNewForty.com
Houston Modern Luxury talks about our opening.
Wes Marshall covers the cocktail scene for the Austin Chronicle.
Three dots: Drew Barrymore, Scarlett Johansson, Justin Long, Billy Gibbons, Jim Franklin and more out on the town
Michael Barnes shares the holiday sightings, with Congress Austin making an appearance.
Jodi Bart divulges her first impressions on TastyTouring.com.
Virgina Wood includes our opening dates in her Event Menu column.
Austinist.com announces our opening dates.
Mike Sutter shares the details for our opening.
Mike Sutter shares ways to stay red and green through the holidays – with our Bad Santa making an appearance.
City’s Best Austin talks with Chef Bull right before opening.
Austin-American Statesman launches its cocktail database and speaks with our very own Adam Bryan.
Chef Bull invites Edible Austin into his home to make gnocchi with his family.
Tolly Moseley shares her sneak peek of Congress Austin on Launch787.com.
Eater Austin highlights the team of Congress Austin.
Mike Sutter announces the kitchen and beverage team members of Congress Austin.
Austin Monthly Home dishes on the upcoming restaurants.
Kristi Willis shares her experience at Chef Bull’s vegetarian cooking demo at Central Market on AustinFarmtoTable.com.
Matthew Odam reports on the conversation he shared with Chef Bull at the Culinary Masters dinner.
Chef Bull shares a Texas food trend with Southern Living.
Virginia Wood mentions the coming restaurant concepts in the Austin Chronicle.
The Austin Business Journal releases information about the restaurants.
Austin360.com shares plans of the restaurant concepts.
Mike Sutter covers the announcement of the restaurant plans.