Alex

Alex Shebar is constantly reminded that he is an American. Of course, this is what happens when you move to London but haven't quite given up the accent (he does spell "favourite" with a 'u' and say, "rubbish," though.)

Born in Boston, and Yelp's former Community Manager of Cincinnati, he emigrated to The Old Smoke in 2012 and never looked back.

Alex now enjoys bad films, strong gin and a brightly coloured Instagram account. Hopefully you enjoy his posts about London and around the world (or at least, those previously mentioned brightly coloured photos.)

The Buzz On The Bee Cave Sonesta Hotel

Here’s what I’ve learned in my short time living in Texas: This state has some pretty damn excellent city names. Want some examples? Happy to provide: Here is a collection of some of the best from around the state: Bacon, Texas. Noodle, Texas. Sundown, Texas. Trout, Texas. Rainbow, Texas. Salty, Texas. Sweet Home, Texas. All true. Here’s another that I really like that I got …

The Best of ATX with Austin Monthly

It’s hard to declare anything the best of anything. Oh, if you ever want to have an argument, you should give it a go. Declare something the “best” to someone else: The “best” TV show or the “best” burger or the “best” time ever. Watch them scrunch up their face and get ready for an argument. “Best” is such a subjective statement since everyone’s “best” …

Feeling Fancy at Walton’s Fancy & Staple

Isn’t it nice to eat in a garden? Isn’t it awful to be eaten by bugs and suffer 100 degree slowly melt the top of your head heat as you try to eat in a garden. Well, I got to experience the nearly-next best thing the other day: a happy hour in Walton’s Fancy & Staple. WALTON’S WHAT NOW? Why, Walton’s Fancy & Staple of …

Shark Attack at The Alamo!

Picture this. The sun is going down, and that lovely light blue lake you’ve been floating on has turned a sinister dark black, enveloping everything around you with an unforgiving darkness. Yes, you’re on a giant yellow inner-tube, but that doesn’t stop your legs from dangling in the water, kicking around like some kind of little fish. And in front of you, on a gigantic …

What’s So Roaring About A Fork?

Here’s something I learned the other day: I can parallel park in downtown Austin like a monster. Now, you must know this wasn’t a given. Up until about a week ago, I didn’t actually have a driver’s license. This wasn’t always the case mind you, I had that license the moment I turned sixteen and a half growing up in Massachusetts, and I loved it. …