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[10 Dec 2008 | 6 Comments | 1,139 views]
Food-Related Gifts for the Holidays

Are you trying to decide what to get for the food lover in your life or do you just feel like treating yourself? Yesterday I enjoyed two great food-related gifts that I wanted to share with you.
Our Fleishman Hillard-Austin holiday party this year was perfect for our office. While about half of our team specializes in food-related PR (clients include the National Mango Board, Tri-Lamb Group, California Table Grapes, and others), the rest of us just LOVE to Eat!
We decided to take a hands-on cooking class called Global Cocktail Party …

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Profiles »

[8 Dec 2008 | 8 Comments | 1,402 views]
Enjoy Your Puppy Responsibly

Nothing is more adorable than a tiny, awkward puppy peeking out of a festively wrapped gift box under a Christmas tree. Of course, real puppies come with years of responsibility, messes to clean, and whopping vet bills.
Why not surprise your sweetie this year with a dozen LovePuppies Brownies? The delivery is free, the brownies are rich and delicious, and the experience is pure pleasure.
I learned about LovePuppies through a recent post by Austin food blogger Laetitia of The French Fork.
The brownies are currently available for delivery and mail order and …

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Restaurants »

[8 Dec 2008 | 9 Comments | 1,119 views]
The Good, [The Bad, and The Ugly] Knight

The Good Knight is a bar/restaurant that opened in a nondescript building on E. 6th Street in August. I’d been hearing that the food was really good and that the place had a cool atmosphere.
The Good: Incredible menu and interesting drinks; sexy curtained booths and candlelight; feels like a speakeasy.
The Bad: Filling water glasses, providing tableware, clearing used plates, and knowledge of the menu was not high on our waiters priority list. Lighting was so dim that we couldn’t clearly see what we were eating.
The Ugly: We brought brownies with …

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Tours »

[7 Dec 2008 | 5 Comments | 1,812 views]
Austin Urban Farm Bicycle Tour

My tush hurts today after spending most of Saturday biking around the city during the Austin Urban Farm Bicycle Tour. The tour kicked off Eat Local Week, a series of events sponsored by Edible Austin, a gorgeous free monthly publication.
Christine and I started the day off shivering as the temperature had dipped below freezing during the night. We bundled up as much as we could and set off to enjoy breakfast tacos and coffee at Whole Foods.
We then met up for the 14 mile bike ride starting at Bicycle Sport …

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Restaurants »

[6 Dec 2008 | 2 Comments | 1,317 views]
Lamberts is Fancy, But Not NYC Fancy

Christine is the only person I know who has been a vegetarian her entire life. Where did she want to eat for her first meal in Austin after getting off the plane from New York? Lamberts.
Lamberts’ tagline is “Fancy Barbecue” and that’s exactly what it is.
What’s great about the place is that it marries style with substance and the food definitely comes first. It opened in 2006 after the owners spent two years restoring it to the way it was in the 1870s when it was Austin’s first general store.
Located …

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