Hotel San Jose is really just my favorite place to hang out in Austin – from after-work happy hours to all day Sunday brunches, it always has the best atmosphere rain or shine. This past weekend was Chili cook-off hosted in their parking lot shared with Jo’s. They’ve hosted this event since 2005 to support non-profit groups addressing hunger issues locally. It’s a great cause, the chili was delicious (I think “cream team” was my favorite), the music and two-stepping were oh-so-Texan, and the drinks at San Jose were as refreshing as always. Looking forward to SX San Jose and Spring jazz brunches coming soon. Cheers!