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[22 Jul 2009 | No Comment | 1,456 views]
Interview with Nubian Queen Lola on KGSR

If you haven’t already, check out my post from last week on Nubian Queen Lola’s Cajun Soul Food in East Austin.
She is amazing and every time I see her, I leave the experience feeling so good. It didn’t hurt that she brought us delicious cajun foods to sample including her wonderful gumbo, fried catfish, beans and rice, cornbread, and more.

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Tasty Tuesdays »

[21 Jul 2009 | 21 Comments | 3,208 views]
Tasty Tuesdays: Best BBQ in Central Texas

I’m a bit obsessed with Texas barbecue, or BBQ, depending on your personal preference, and have written about it quite a bit. Over the almost six years that I’ve lived in Austin, I’ve visited many of the best BBQ pits in the state ranging from Salt Lick to Smitty’s to the back entrance of the Continental Club on South Congress.
Over the past year, I’ve eaten at and written about BBQ tours in Lockhart, fancy BBQ at Lamberts, filling up before wine tasting at Opie’s, Wyatt McSpadden’s Texas BBQ book, a …

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[16 Jul 2009 | No Comment | 1,407 views]
Tony Villani and Little Deli Pizza on KGSR

My mind was blown this morning. Last week, Andy told me and Bryan that we were going to try the BEST pizza in Austin. And that it was from Little Deli. Now I’m embarrassed to say that I had never eaten at Little Deli before, even though they are one of Austin’s highest rated restaurants on Yelp due to their amazing sandwiches.
Tony took over this Crestview neighborhood lunch spot 3 years ago and has worked hard to keep the quality high and the feel personal. He added pizza about three …

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Profiles, Restaurants »

[16 Jul 2009 | 9 Comments | 1,835 views]

After reading the Statesman story about restaurateur Lola Stephens-Bell handing out ice water to Austin’s homeless to cool them down on these 100 degree and higher days, I knew it was finally time to check out her place, Nubian Queen Lola’s Cajun Soul Food. A group was quickly formed via Twitter and e-mail, and I called Lola to make a reservation for 7 p.m. the following night, a Tuesday.
The group included me and Adam, Ilyse, Darrell from Bella Verdi Farms, David and Betsy, and Jennifer and Roderick. When we arrived, …

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Restaurants, Travels »

[13 Jul 2009 | 4 Comments | 2,006 views]
Showing Love for Cupid’s Hot Dogs (L.A.)

I’m pleased to introduce you to Lenny H., who submitted the post below on Cupid’s Hot Dogs via an e-mail to his son (and my boyfriend), Adam, who forwarded it on to me. After last week’s KGSR radio show and blog post on Frank, a fancy hot dog restaurant and bar in downtown Austin, both Lenny and Adam’s cousin Evan wanted to spread the Cupid’s gospel. Lenny grew up in the Los Angeles area and Evan still lives there. Take it away, Lenny:
The all-time BEST hot dog I’ve ever tasted …

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