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[20 Sep 2009 | 6 Comments | 1,936 views]
Birthday Appeal: Keep Austin Pets Alive!

The pets in our lives have a unique way of making every day better, helping us take ourselves less seriously, and learn to live in the joy of each moment. Last week as I was driving to work, I heard my friend Laura on the radio talk about an organization she works with called Austin Pets Alive! She was talking about a dog that was rescued the day before and was working to raise money to help fix his hind legs that would drag behind him when he walked.
I was …

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Media, Memories »

[18 Sep 2009 | 8 Comments | 2,203 views]
Potomac Gazette: Local Girl Moves to the Heart of Texas and Eats It

The Internet is an amazing thing. A couple weeks ago I received an e-mail from Erin Donahue, writer for the Potomac Gazette. She had found my post on the Churchill Class of ’96 through her Google news search for “Churchill High” and wanted to write a story about us. We had a lovely chat on the phone.
This morning, I was walking Lucy and checking e-mail on my iPhone and saw messages with links to the article. News sure travels fast on this newfangled world wide web. Anyway, here it is …

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KGSR, Media »

[17 Sep 2009 | 7 Comments | 6,972 views]
Sipping champagne on KGSR with June Rodil, Uchi’s Beverage Director

Today on the show we had the pleasure of sipping on champagne with the beverage director of Uchi. June Rodil was named Texas’ Best Sommelier at the Texas Sommelier Conference last month. She outperformed 20 of her peers from across the state in a grueling three-part examination involving theory, service for Master Sommeliers, and a blind  tasting.
Click on the file below to listen to the interview:

In case you’re curious, we drank Champagne Larmandier-Bernier Blanc de Blancs that is about $100 at Uchi. Probably one of the few times I’ve had …

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[16 Sep 2009 | 29 Comments | 3,772 views]
Austin Cocktail Throwdown 2009

Congratulations on being the potential winner of two spots on the guest list for the 2009 Austin Cocktail Throwdown! If you win, you’ll be part of the exclusive event at the super cool Gibson Guitar Showroom in Penn Field on Thursday, Sept. 24. This is an invite-only event where the drinks will be free and a’flowin!

Since 2004, the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB) and Tito’s Handmade Vodka have awarded “The Official Drink of Austin” to a local drinking establishment. For the first four years, bartenders competed to create a …

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Restaurants, Tasty Tuesdays »

[14 Sep 2009 | 21 Comments | 4,506 views]
Tasty Tuesday: Best Office Lunch Caterer

If you work downtown like me, you might have the option once in a while to order in lunch for the office. I love those days since budget and distance can be less of an encumbrance than it would be if I was just going out to grab something quick and cheap.

At my company, our old standbys have tended to be Austin Java or Do Good Deli. What we loved about Do Good Deli is that they offered tasty, locally-sourced lunches and 100% of the proceeds went to Caritas. Sadly, …

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