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[18 Nov 2008 | 2 Comments | 875 views]
Skip Mulberry. Go to Malaga Instead.

When I moved to Austin a little over five years ago from NYC I had a feeling shared by many who have adopted this city as home. I fell in love with the unique charms, people, and magic of this place and didn’t want anyone else to move here and change it! That is how I feel about Mulberry — a shoebox sized, beautifully designed wine bar with a mouth-watering menu to match an extensive list of wines by the glass or bottle.

So if you don’t mind, go to Malaga …

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[17 Nov 2008 | 5 Comments | 783 views]
Western Indian with a South Austin Twist

Whip In is the quintessential “Keep Austin Weird” establishment. Located on the access road to I-35 just south of Oltorf, I always figured it was just a place to make a beer run on the way to a house party. But Whip In is so much more than that! Family-owned since 1986, it sells beer, wine, and local products. In August, they began selling eat-in, homestyle recipes from the Gujarat region of western India — with South Austin flair. Meals are served from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., seven days …

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[15 Nov 2008 | 3 Comments | 904 views]
Breakfast Tacos and more at The Screaming Goat

Eating a taco from a restaurant that calls itself the Screaming Goat is a daunting proposition as anyone who has overdone it with hot peppers can attest. My thinking was that either the owners have a quirky sense of humor or that they are horrible sadists who were going to make me regret choosing to eat there for the rest of the weekend.
After spending a wonderful morning there followed by a peaceful afternoon at home, I can assure you that you will be smiling happily during and after your meal. …

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[15 Nov 2008 | 13 Comments | 1,073 views]
The Best Sushi in Austin is on Parmer Lane

I am a staunch central and south Austinite — someone who refers to anything north of 183 as “South Dallas.” However, I will make exceptions for special occasions and last night Jessica wanted to go to a sushi restaurant in North Austin to celebrate her birthday. I was skeptical to say the least — I had not heard of Tomo before and it was located in an uber-suburban mini-mall.

From the moment we walked in the door, I had a good feeling. It reminded me of a neighborhood sushi bar in …

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[13 Nov 2008 | 5 Comments | 2,035 views]
I Thought I’d Never Get Another Tattoo…

…but this blog has made me think twice. What beautiful, colorful, thoughtful works of art! One day, maybe I’ll go under the needle again. Sorry, mom — looks like my chances of being buried in a Jewish cemetery are looking less and less likely.

10 Food Tattoos: http://www.chow.com/stories/11405j
UPDATE: I’m probably in the clear! Click the photo below for an article in the New York Times on Jews and their tattoos. Thank you, Sinda

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