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[19 Aug 2009 | 4 Comments | 2,256 views]
Urban Roots on KGSR Tomorrow at 8:30 a.m.

I’m really looking forward to chatting with Max Elliott from Urban Roots and YouthLaunch tomorrow on KGSR 107.1 at 8:30 a.m. CT. We’ll be on the KGSR “Late Show” with Andy and Bryan and it will be streaming live online if you want to check it out.
I wrote about my experience at an Urban Roots community lunch this summer (scroll to the bottom of this hodgepodge blog) and first discovered this awesome non-profit while participating in last year’s Austin Urban Farm Bicycle Tour.
Urban Roots is a youth development program that …

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Tasty Tuesdays »

[18 Aug 2009 | 8 Comments | 12,635 views]
Tasty Tuesdays: Austin’s Best Cupcake

I was honored to be a judge a couple weeks ago in Jennie Chen’s Cupcake Smackdown at One 2 One bar in downtown Austin and have been meaning to write about the event since then. Below is a cute photo taken by a Statesman A-List photographer of Devrah Otten, winner of the tasting competition portion of That Takes The Cake in 2008 and 2009, me, Jennie, and Natanya Anderson, Fete and Feast blogger and Next Food Network Star hopeful.
I’m not going to get into the results here but some …

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Guest Bloggers, Restaurants »

[17 Aug 2009 | 2 Comments | 2,229 views]
Shuck Shack Brings Gulf Flavor to Austin

Betsy is one of the people whose opinion I trust most when it comes to fresh seafood and cajun-style cuisine. We have eaten together at Perla’s, Nubian Queen Lola’s, and now Shuck Shack. I heard about Shuck Shack first via Maggie’s Austin, another local food blog with awesome photography.

Below is Betsy’s review — I’ll follow up after to add my two cents (although I generally agree with her).
Shuck Shack’s website prominently proclaims “The Gulf Coast Comes to East Austin.” As a Gulf Coast native who is generally disappointed in …

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Restaurants »

[16 Aug 2009 | 4 Comments | 1,693 views]
Little Deli: You Wanna Go Where Everybody Knows Your Name

A couple months ago on the KGSR morning show, Andy told me we were going to taste the best pizza in Austin. He said it was from his neighborhood sandwich shop, a place called Little Deli, and they had been serving pizza for the past couple months. I’m not sure I had ever heard of Little Deli before, but Andy showed me that it is tied with a handful of other restaurants at the top of the Yelp Austin ratings with 4.5/5 stars.
When owner Tony Villani showed up that morning …

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Guest Bloggers, Restaurants »

[13 Aug 2009 | 4 Comments | 1,470 views]
Laura S. Reviews Food Blogger Event at Gumbo’s

I love spending time with guest blogger Laura S. and her main squeeze Mike, so was very pleased that they were invited to attend the food blogger’s happy hour last night at Gumbo’s.
The restaurant is beautiful and location on Colorado between 7th and 8th in the historic Brown Building. While I’ve never experienced a meal at Gumbo’s, I did recently blog about Vault 55, the super exclusive wine storage facility in the basement of the building.
Gumbo’s would be perfect for a quiet business lunch, or a romantic dinner. There’s …

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