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[31 Oct 2008 | 4 Comments | 2,928 views]
Koriente Restaurant and Tea House

Koriente is one of my favorite spots in Austin — great for a quick, healthy and delicious downtown lunch or dinner before a concert on Red River. It’s owned by a great family who have infused their personalities into the menu and the quirky ambience of the place.

It opened in 2004 and I became completely evangelical about the place — telling everyone I knew to go there and order the garden handroll with veggies that taste like they are fresh from the garden, and a deeply satisfying and comforting beef …

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[30 Oct 2008 | 4 Comments | 859 views]
Secret Ingredients: The New Yorker Book of Food

Fall brings many happy surprises — new beginnings, hope, apple pie, cardigans, smores, twilight strolls, and curling up with a good book.
When I lived in New York, it meant The New Yorker Festival and now that I’ve been an Austinite for five years, it’s the Texas Book Festival and the Austin Jewish Book Fair. The Texas Book Festival is this weekend and the Austin Jewish Book Fair runs through Nov. 10.
This fall, one of the books I’m reading is Secret Ingredients: The New Yorker Book of Food. It’s a compilation …

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[26 Oct 2008 | 5 Comments | 3,557 views]
Late Night Bite at Parkside

Austin’s late night dining scene has a classy new addition with parkside, a bar/restaurant with upstairs patio location on 6th and San Jacinto.

I’ve been there twice in the past two weeks — once when Monica and I had 20 minutes to grab dinner in between two Austin Film Festival screenings, and last night. Brandon and I went to an amazing Ray LaMontagne concert at the Paramount Theatre and were starving when it ended at 10:30 p.m. We felt like French food so we headed over to Chez Nous but it …

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[26 Oct 2008 | 6 Comments | 1,120 views]
Four Ounces of Heaven

Thanks to cousin Jami, a new frozen treat has entered my life. It’s called Brazos Supreme Ice Cream and it’s fresh goat milk ice cream produced by Wateroak Farm (Texas) from fresh dairy. There are three base flavors, vanilla, chocolate and coffee from which are derived the 50 or so flavors.

Today at Fresh Plus, my neighborhood grocery store, it seemed like there were no duplicates among the dozens of 4 oz. ice cream containers in stock. There was Eggnog, Java Jolt, Cafe Vienna, Mocha Almond Fudge, Butter Rum, Key …

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[24 Oct 2008 | 5 Comments | 1,398 views]
Flip Happy Crepes = Heaven on Earth

This is the hardest blog to write. I feel the way an apprentice might have felt when trying to pay tribute to their master craftsman during the Middle Ages. That might sound like a stretch but what I’m trying to convey to you is that Flip Happy Crepes exemplifies the reason I blog about food.

The women who started the business were moms who are pursuing their passion for wonderful food while making sure that they are actively involved with their children’s lives. That is why the business keeps such odd …

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