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[10 Mar 2009 | One Comment | 937 views]

I couldn’t resist sharing the brand new Grupo Fantasma video by Onion Creek & API Productions. Produced and directed by friends of Adam’s and featuring Adam (as a dancing green disco ball and a crowd member) and others in his crew, it brings us back to the days of the cheesy 70′s & 80′s PBS telethons we loved to hate. Check out the new single “Gimme Some” (click on HQ for high quality):

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Memories »

[9 Mar 2009 | 7 Comments | 1,268 views]
Road Food – Austin to Houston

Rachel and I drove from Austin to Houston on Sunday for the unveiling of the marker for her grandfather, Papa Joe. The purpose of the trip was to honor and remember Joe after he passed away almost exactly one year ago. I was able to squeeze in some tasty touring along the way, however.
We left Austin at 7:30 a.m. and stopped along 290 at Shipley Do-Nuts. The first Shipley donuts were sold for five cents a dozen in 1936. There are now 90 locations in and around Houston.
Other …

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Tasty Bits »

[9 Mar 2009 | 3 Comments | 1,365 views]
SXSW Food Blogger Parties and Pie Offs!

Addie Broyles JUST posted on her blog the news that the much anticipated (at least by me) Austin360 Food and Wine Blogger Bash has been announced. Here is what she had to say:
A week from today, local and national food and wine bloggers will get a chance to eat, drink, mingle and celebrate the vibrant food scene in Central Texas at the first ever Austin360 Food and Wine Blogger Bash, sponsored by Whole Foods Market and the Go Texan program of the Texas Department of Agriculture.
Here’s the flier from the …

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Restaurants »

[7 Mar 2009 | No Comment | 1,132 views]
Black-Market Ziplock-Baggie No-Phone-Number Thai Food Club

People criticize social media all the time but I say, if you use it (and don’t let it use you), it’s one of the greatest informational tools ever created. For example, I recently learned that there is a home-cooked Thai delivery service called My Thai Mom from J.P., a friend of a friend on Facebook (who is now my Facebook friend).
You might wonder why My Thai Mom isn’t hyperlinked. I mean, even Russ & Daughters in NYC has a web site and they are about as family-owned as a business …

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Tours »

[4 Mar 2009 | 8 Comments | 2,208 views]
Cheap Tasty Tours – SXSW 2009 Edition

Smart marketing by the folks at Yelp — they asked their advertisers to provide one or more menu items for half price in exchange for some advertising to hungry SXSW-goers. It’s a great idea that promotes Yelp, promotes the businesses, and feeds the masses without breaking the bank. Click the ad below for more details on the deals:

I’ve put together some mini tasty-tours based on location for the out-of-towners or Austinites with a bad sense of direction:
The South Lamar Sushi and Wine Tour

$5 glass of wine at House Wine + …

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