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[15 May 2009 | No Comment | 1,757 views]
Austin’s Food Truck Craze on KGSR

Today we talked about the new craze sweeping the nation — and Austin — the food truck. Below is a photo of Flip Happy Crepes, one of the first to serve delicious food out of a trailer. It has been followed by a cadre of fancy food trailers located throughout Austin and concentrated on South Congress and South First Streets.

And here is the show!

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[14 May 2009 | 3 Comments | 3,199 views]
Suggested Route: Saturday’s East Austin Taco Bike Tour

I spent my lunch hour today driving the route for the East Austin Taco Bike Tour. You guys would have giggled if you had seen me using my broken Spanish to communicate to some of the people at the stops for Saturday. Muchos personas van a comer tacos aqui en Sabado. Quisieramos comer muchos tacos. Gracias! According to Google Translator, this means: Many people go to eat tacos here on Saturday. We would like to eat many tacos.
Although the tour this Saturday is self-guided, we wanted to provide you with …

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[13 May 2009 | 7 Comments | 790 views]
Are You a Local Lucy?

Read a fascinating article in the New York Times about how some large companies are trying to cash in on the “eat local” movement. The following excerpt jumped out at me:
Reporter: “Frito-Lay is one of several big companies that, along with some large-scale farming concerns, are embracing a broad interpretation of what eating locally means. This mission creep has the original locavores choking on their yerba mate.”
Inside my head: Yerba mate isn’t grown locally in the U.S., is it? A quick check on Wikipedia confirmed that yerba mate is a …

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[10 May 2009 | 2 Comments | 1,343 views]
Strawberry Lemon Cocktail on a Sunday Afternoon

Last week a bunch of food bloggers and reporters were invited to Thai-Fresh, a fast casual Thai restaurant on W. Mary Street in South Austin. The chef/owner, Jam, and David of Tipsy Texan wanted us to check out their new class — Summer Cocktails and Thai Appetizers. They are offering the class this Thursday, May 14 if you want to check it out yourself.
I loved the Thai food but it was the inventive drinks and the history behind American cocktails that really blew me away. The Tipsy Texan makes his …

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[8 May 2009 | 6 Comments | 6,270 views]
Austin Food Lover’s Tattoos

I’m so intrigued by beautiful tattoos. My hair stylist Sharon has the most gorgeous sleeve of beautifully colored body art on one of her arms. While spending the evening at Thai Fresh the other night for a wonderful Tipsy Texan drinks and Thai appetizer cooking class, I noticed that a server at the restaurant had these awesome tattoos of produce on her inner forearms.
Madeline Pizzo told me she was a vegan for a long time and while living in Atlanta, got her first tattoo to honor one of her favorite …

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