Category Archives: Randal Copeland

Doins’ In July

A recap of the fun stuff that happened in July.

Photos by Robert Bostick

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Veritas Pig Roast July 3

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by Steven Doyle

It’s probably no secret we enjoy a glass of wine at Veritas or a beer at least once a week.  It’s a nice place to unwind, but also a cool gathering of people from all walks of life.  The tiny patio out front is always buzzing, and they have a fantastic wine and beerselection at fair prices.

We encourage you to jump to their website and sign up for email alerts as the team at Veritas stays busy with new ideas to keep things fresh.  One of the ways is by using the hell out of owner Brook’s Hasty Bake oven

He sent an alert recently that informs us of his latest patio grilling venture that includes a pig and some chef friends. You are invited!   Continue reading

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Why I could not be a chef – A day in the kitchen

Cooking is one of my favorite hobbies. There is nothing better than made-from-scratch pasta or homemade desserts. I realize that I am not a professional chef by any stretch but I would like to think I could hold my own in the right scenario. I have even held a few wine dinners at my house where I cooked the food and paired it with wine as a learning experience/fun family gathering. So when Chef Randall Copeland of Restaurant AVA called to have me come out and help with wine service at a wedding he was catering in the Texas Hill Country, I arrogantly volunteered myself to help cook, thinking I could hold my own. Little did I know what I got myself into. Continue reading


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