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[31 Aug 2009 | 26 Comments | 2,307 views]
Tasty Tuesdays: Best Cocktail in Austin

David Alan of the Tipsy Texan and Annie’s Cafe & Bar will join us on the KGSR Late Show this Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. to talk about what life is like as a bartender, mix some drinks from Annie’s new bar menu, and hopefully share some tips on how to make great drinks at home.
My go-to cocktails are either a vodka soda or margarita on the rocks made with freshly squeezed lime juice.
When I’m feeling literary, I’ll go for a Papa Doble, also known as a Hemingway Dauquiri. Ingredients …

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Restaurants »

[30 Aug 2009 | 15 Comments | 5,282 views]
In the Mood to Celebrate? Chez Nous.

The moment you close the door behind you and step into Chez Nous, you’re transported to a cozy bistro  in Paris. Chez Nous has been serving lick your lips amazing classic french food  at reasonable prices for over 25 years.

Jessica chose Chez Nous for dinner with me and Ilyse last Friday to celebrate some very good news. Ilyse and I picked up Jessica, who had called ahead at 7:30 p.m. to see if there was a wait — there was not. The restaurant is tiny and only takes reservations for …

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Tasty Bits »

[30 Aug 2009 | 26 Comments | 3,506 views]
A New and Improved Tasty Touring

After what feels like months of planning, I’m so proud to share the new site with you.
Thank you to Leslie Williams, the graphic designer who turned an idea about a greasy spoon 1950s diner into a whimsical visual for the header. I love the old school theme and playful logo.
Tasty Touring is now powered by WordPress instead of Blogspot, allowing me to share information in a more interactive and user-friendly way.
You can now easily:

Subscribe by e-mail or RSS, become a fan on Facebook and follow on Twitter.
Browse recommended Austin food-related …

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KGSR, Media »

[27 Aug 2009 | 6 Comments | 1,247 views]
Olivia from Sugar Mama’s Brings the Sweets on KGSR

I’m so glad that Olivia, owner and baker over at Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop, got enough of her voice back to join us on KGSR this morning to tell us about the shop’s first birthday party this Saturday and give us a taste of her delicious new line of bars and mini pies debuting next week!
The party is from 3 – 7 p.m. on Saturday at the shop, located at the corner of Mary and S. 1st, and will include live music, food, drinks, and a pie eating contest.
The bakeshop is …

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Tasty Bits »

[21 Aug 2009 | 3 Comments | 2,945 views]
Movies Under the Stars: This Weekend and Beyond

I’ve always wanted to go to a drive-in movie and have never been but with cooler nights coming soon, I’m starting to think about being outside again and enjoying an outdoor film and a picnic. Both Whole Foods Austin and Treat have started showing classic films from the 70s, 80s, 90s on site.
Treat is offering a different theme each week — “Back to School” continues through Wednesday and will be followed by “Time Travel.” All films start at 8:30 p.m. and are projected onto a 1959 Teardrop trailer at the …

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