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[26 Jan 2009 | 6 Comments | 1,052 views]
Austin Food Lovers Read The Omnivore’s Dilemma

For those living under a rock, Addie Broyles is a food reporter for the Statesman. She is truly immersed in the Austin community and hosts semi-monthly get-togethers called “Appetizers with Addie.” She also formed a group on Facebook called “Austin Food Bloggers.”
In early November, Addie hosted an “Appys with Addie” in the wine country and invited members of the Austin Food Bloggers Facebook group. We met up at Spicewood Vineyards for wine tasting, networking, and snacking. That day I met fellow blogger Rachel, who suggested we form a book …

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[25 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 1,602 views]
Royers Round Top Cafe is OMG

Bud Royer was my friend on Facebook but now he’s my friend IRL. Bud graciously invited me and Adam to stop into his restaurant, Royers Round Top, for dinner last weekend on our way to Houston.
Bud and the rest of his family treated us so well. It was quite overwhelming. The restaurant is run by Bud’s daughter and her husband and one of his sons was working that night. Bud lives in Austin but heads east to Round Top on the weekends to hold court at the front table and …

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[20 Jan 2009 | One Comment | 1,293 views]
Burning Love [Note New Date: Sunday, Feb. 15]

What better way to celebrate the day AFTER Valentines Day (date moved from Feb. 13) than to get together around a fire pit with fancy s’mores and participate in a group bonding activity.
Please bring either a photo or paper item (note, receipt, brochure) that symbolizes something you want to let go of — ideas include a photo of an ex-beau, an old checkbook, a receipt, a poem, something personal you have written, a bad habit, etc….
We’ll ceremonially burn these things in a campfire and tell stories about the things we …

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[18 Jan 2009 | 3 Comments | 971 views]
Should Mr. Potato Head Go on a Diet?

I’m not sure if I’m kidding when I wonder if we are now feeding growth hormones to every ever-loving thing that we put into our mouths. I know that it’s common in animals so we get it in our meat and our milk (unless we only buy organic). I’ve also noticed that the fruit in our grocery stores is getting bigger at the same rate that the taste are getting blander.
Anyway, the other day it was 3 p.m. and I hadn’t had a chance to leave my desk to grab …

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[17 Jan 2009 | 5 Comments | 1,644 views]
Dudes Love Taco Trucks

The other night I had the unique pleasure of joining Mando from Taco Journalism, David the Soup Peddler, Logan from Boots in the Oven, Food Touring guest blogger Tom, Food Touring muse Adam, and Mando’s adorable wife Ixchel for a South Austin taco tour.
We were supposed to meet at 6:30 p.m. at the gordita/taco truck that parks just west of Thornton on Oltorf. Adam and I were a little late getting there and we received a dejected call from David telling us the truck was not there even though it’s …

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