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[22 Sep 2008 | No Comment | 939 views]
Primizie – A Wonderful Dining Experience in East Austin

On Friday I took Brooke out for her birthday dinner at Primizie, an Italian Osteria on the quickly gentrifying East 11th Street. I’d been there twice for lunch and enjoyed wonderful sandwiches and was looking forward to checking out the scene for dinner. At lunch we had always sat inside and it gets pretty loud because of the acoustics.

It was a gorgeous evening so we sat out on the sidewalk. We split a glass of Pinot Grigio — neither of us was in the mood to drink but wanted …

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[19 Sep 2008 | One Comment | 1,154 views]
AT&T Center Amuses the Palette

Today was the first opportunity for local media to tour the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center. As the media contact for AT&T in Austin, I was lucky enough to join them. The photo at left shows AT&T wireless executive Chris Penrose during an interview with the local NBC affiliate in the 300-seat amphitheatre. AT&T provided cutting edge technology including AT&T U-verse TV and complimentary WiFi throughout the facility as part of their commitment to the University.
We were all pleased to end the tour in the beautiful Carillon restaurant, one …

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[19 Sep 2008 | 4 Comments | 922 views]
Olivia’s for Meat Lovers, And I was Surprised

Longtime readers of my blog (mind you — I began blogging in July) may remember a field trip I took to Lockhart with some friends to taste-test the BBQ. Recently I’ve cut back dramatically on the amount of meat in my diet — mostly for ecological and health reasons.

Last weekend I joined a group of friends for dinner at a much buzzed-about new restaurant, Olivia. From what I had heard, the building and the menu strive for sustainability and the restaurant serves only locally grown products. In my mind, …

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[19 Sep 2008 | 3 Comments | 1,368 views]

I just moved into the neighborhood a little over a week ago but I’d wager that the pizza at Cipollina is the best in Clarksville. I’m starting to think that Clarksville is also the best neighborhood in Austin. I love walking my black lab Lucy to the neighborhood dog park or to Pease Park and passing by stately mansions dating back to the 1920′s, cottages from the 1940′s, and eco-friendly modern homes.

Last Sunday, Ilyse came over to check out my new digs. We were both starving — me from unpacking …

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[12 Sep 2008 | 4 Comments | 1,121 views]
Babies are Delicious

Last night I had the pleasure of babysitting for seven-month-old Mia Ansel, daughter of David and Meredith. I headed over there at about 6:30 p.m. (after picking up the keys to my new apartment — I’m moving today!) to get instructions on how to care for a baby.
I did have an idea of how to change a diaper but I wanted to make sure to learn their routine so that Mia would feel comfortable. After the orientation, they sweetly asked if I had eaten dinner (I hadn’t).
For those who don’t …

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