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[7 Jun 2009 | 7 Comments | 1,753 views]
Lucali – The Best Pizza in Brooklyn?

A very belated “Thank You” to our Brooklyn friends — Josh, Laura, Lenny, and Danny. We visited them in late April and had dinner plans on a Thursday night. They told us to meet at Josh’s apartment at 5 pm for dinner at a place that was as famous for the long waits as they were for their pizza pies. It’s in Carroll Gardens and is called Lucali.
Lucali is BYOB so we picked up a large bottle of red wine at a nearby bodega. Inside, there were only about …

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[5 Jun 2009 | 4 Comments | 2,330 views]
Wining and dining ‘Yelpers’

Wanted to share a story in the print edition of today’s Austin Business Journal on the power of online reviews in the food scene. I spoke to reporter Christopher Calnan for the story to give background on the awesome Austin food blogger community.

Friday, June 5, 2009
Wining and dining ‘Yelpers’

The value of getting bloggers behind you
by Christopher Calnan ABJ Staff

Local software executive Jack Newton was one of 40 elite Yelpers at Max’s Wine Dive last month. He joined Yelp about three years ago.

It was only 5:30 p.m. on a …

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KGSR, Media »

[4 Jun 2009 | No Comment | 22,079 views]
Best French Fries on KGSR

After talking about best burgers in Austin on the show last week, it was natural to move on to best french fries today. Everyone has strong opinions about their french fries — do you prefer them with or without skin, battered, what oil do you favor, would you rather have thick steak fries or skinny fries with crunch?
The debate continues but there is no question that Austin has some tasty options.

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Restaurants »

[4 Jun 2009 | 5 Comments | 2,264 views]
South Austin Pizza Stand Brings the Amore

I don’t remember the first time I saw Giovanni Pizza Stand on South Lamar at Barton Skyway, and was surprised to learn when I finally visited this past weekend that it has been there for two years. Giovanni is easy to miss – it’s a small white trailer with unassuming signage set in the back of an empty parking lot.
Owned by Julio Rangel, word is he settled on calling his little pizza and pasta stand by an Italian name to avoid people driving up and asking for tacos. Julio …

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Tasty Tuesdays »

[2 Jun 2009 | 17 Comments | 1,526 views]
Tasty Tuesdays: Best Happy Hour

Happy Tuesday! What are you doing for Happy Hour tonight? What is your favorite spot to meet a group of friends? Today’s topic made me think of some of my favorite sitcoms.
Where do you and your friends like to hang out and why? During my over five years in Austin, some places my friends and I have enjoyed gathering include:

Jo’s Coffee Shop on South Congress (delicious pastries, crushed ice, beer)
The dog park at what used to be called Windsor at Spyglass apartments (BYOB)
The Four Seasons (love their 1/2 price happy …

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