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[9 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 914 views]

If you live in the United States, you can feed a needy family in Austin without walking away from your computer.
1. Go to: http://www.dishola.com/dishfordish
2. Become a new member (it’s SUPER easy)
3. Review one dish at your fave restaurant – or 20 – it’s easy and each review feeds a family.
The deadline has been moved to Jan. 15 – next Thursday. As of this posting, dishola needs 650 reviews to reach the total of 1,000 meals that Whole Foods will donate.
We can do this guys!
Here’s an example of one …

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Restaurants »

[9 Jan 2009 | 5 Comments | 1,197 views]
Sunflower: You Haunt My Dreams

My dear friend Sara has been living in Sao Paolo, Brasil since this summer. She’s there for a total of two years working as a fifth grade teacher in an international school. She hasn’t yet found good Vietnamese food there so it just made sense that we would eat dinner at one of her favorite spots in Austin last night.
The first time I experienced Sunflower was with Sara and she made it so special. We were with a group of people and Sara expertly ordered for the table. I don’t …

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Guest Bloggers, Restaurants, Travels »

[8 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 1,002 views]
More from Tom Benton on The Red Hen

Poor Tom. He’s so desperate for good food and company that he went back to The Red Hen again the next day. I couldn’t resist another TB post but am I the only one who thinks the photo of the chocolate appears disturbingly similar to that of the sausage. Are you sure that was dessert, Tom?
“Weren’t you in here yesterday?”
The place was empty at the tail end of lunchtime. I sat at the kitchen counter and watched a virgin sausage-maker get his pork legs; browsed the chef’s copy of …

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Guest Bloggers, Restaurants, Travels »

[7 Jan 2009 | 6 Comments | 1,663 views]
Introducing Guest Blogger Tom Benton

Tom Benton is a new friend who is extremely knowledgeable about food — and I’m pretty certain a whole lot else. He’s the kind of guy you want on your team when playing trivia, and to accompany you at 8 a.m. on a Saturday to check out the best BBQ in the world.
He is visiting his parents on the East Coast during a break from school and wrote me the wonderful late-night rant below from his parent’s home in Lexington, Virginia. The town is located three hours from D.C. …

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Profiles »

[5 Jan 2009 | 6 Comments | 1,021 views]
Barbecued Goat, Anyone?

Adam lives in East Austin, a neighborhood that is predominately Mexican-American.
As he headed out to join me downtown on New Years Eve, he was held up by a pickup truck blocking his driveway. The truck belonged to a Spanish-speaking man named Cristino, who asked permission to cut some of the Agave plant on the side of the house to make Barbacoa de Chivo, or barbecued baby goat.
Cristino offered a plate of food in exchange for part of the plant and Adam agreed even though at the time, he had no …

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