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[21 Dec 2008 | 6 Comments | 2,670 views]
Snow’s BBQ in Lexington Texas Smokes ‘Em

Snow’s Recipe for the Best BBQ in Texas

A heaping scoop of love, respect, family, and tradition
Pitmaster Tootsie Tomanetz has been smoking meat for over 40 years in Giddings and Lexington. Owner Kerry Bexley has known Tootsie his whole life (he is in his 40s, she in her 70s). Kerry and Tootsie opened Snow’s in 2003 to continue the longstanding tradition of serving BBQ in the town on Saturday mornings, right before the weekly cattle auction down the street.
Drizzle liberally with tasty morsels of perfectly cooked meat
BBQ of course, is about …

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[20 Dec 2008 | 2 Comments | 1,189 views]
If Pie for Breakfast is Wrong I Don’t Want to be Right

After reading Mike Sutter’s Statesman post on Pie Slice bakery on South Lamar, I couldn’t wait long to give it a try. Since it was my turn on Friday to pick up breakfast tacos for my colleagues at Fleishman Hillard, I decided to try out their $0.99 tacos made with house-made flour tortillas.

Pie Slice is a small store ront on the west side of Lamar between Mary and Oltorf. The flashing sign and arrow helped me find it without any problem.
Pie Slice has been open since Dec. 12. The owners …

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[20 Dec 2008 | 2 Comments | 1,241 views]
Another Great Vietnamese Option

Normally when I’m in search of passable Vietnamese in Austin I think of three options: Hai Ky, Sunflower, and lulu b’s. Now I’ll add another to the mix — Le Soleil, located up north on Lamar near Rundberg Lane. Rumor has it that Le Soleil was opened by the ex-husband of the owner of Sunflower, after their divorce.

Sara B. introduced me to Sunflower and after tasting their prawns with garlicky noodles, I was hooked. Sara ordered our group a delicious array of her favorite foods there (I can’t remember the …

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[17 Dec 2008 | 11 Comments | 1,234 views]
Jewish Soul Food

In Hebrew, the word for soul is Neshamah. In the American South, soul food is usually made with lots of fat and deep fried. Hanukah is the eight-day Jewish festival of light that celebrates two events:

1. The victory of the underdog (Maccabees) against a bully (the Syrian army) and rededication of the temple in Israel in 165 BC.
2. The miracle of one day’s worth holy olive oil that burned for eight days — allowing the Jews to ritually cleanse the Temple and prepare more supplies of holy oil.
This Sunday, Jews …

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[17 Dec 2008 | 2 Comments | 1,201 views]
Restaurant Discounts are Pretty, Pretty Good

Check out these restaurant coupons – they expire on Dec. 25 and if the marketing is to be believed, they will go fast! According to a well-researched and reliable source, there are $25 gift certificates available to some Austin restaurants for as low as $2 right now (prices vary). And these places don’t suck either — Aquarelle, Asti, Wink, Zoot, Starlite, and Sagra are all available.
Clink on Larry for the link:

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