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[13 Sep 2009 | 11 Comments | 3,929 views]
Brunch in Wimberley at The Leaning Pear

One of my favorite weekend activities is to take road trips to all of the great small towns in the Hill Country. Today Adam and I joined the KGSR “Late Show” guys and their ladies for brunch at The Leaning Pear in Wimberley.

We were invited for a meal by the folks promoting the GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up, a statewide event Sept. 28-Oct. 2, where participating restaurants serve a special Texas menu. A portion of the proceeds may go to food …

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[10 Sep 2009 | 7 Comments | 1,580 views]
Giveaway: Name one of Whole Foods’ Global Cheese Buyer’s Favorite Cheeses

Listen to the KGSR “Late Show” this morning at 8:30 a.m. CT to learn more about the fascinating world of cheese, hear about Slow Food Austin, and maybe win two tickets to the Jewish Comunity Association of Austin’s annual fundraiser, Fall Fusion.
Cathy Strange, global cheese buyer for Whole Foods Market will be our guest and we will ask her at some point in the program to name her top 5 favorite cheeses (or 5 cheeses to try before you die).
The first person to comment below with one of her favorites …

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[8 Sep 2009 | 8 Comments | 4,080 views]
Two Jews and a Goy Eat Five Kinds of Bagels and “Roll” Home

In early June, after my first post about Joe Humel, Jeff Salamon, an acquantance and writer for the Statesman, picked up a bagel at Wheatsville and posted on his Twitter account, “OMG, Jodi Bart is right: Austin finally has a good bagel.”

A month later, Facebook reminded me that it was Jeff’s birthday. I posted, “Happy Birthday! Did you kick off the day with a rockstar bagel?”
His response: “Two! A poppyseed and a garlic. Even though you don’t really know me at all, Jodi, you know me all too well.”
A happy …

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[7 Sep 2009 | 10 Comments | 5,582 views]
Eat Local, Do Good, and Taste Austin

Labor Day marks the traditional end of summer and while the weather is still in the upper 90′s, calendars and inboxes are filling up with fun events around town.
Austin Restaurant Week kicks off on Sunday, Sept. 13-16 and the following week — Sept. 20-23. The event is a great opportunity to try fixed price meals at higher end eateries throughout the city from $25-$35. Five percent of the proceeds will go to the Sustainable Food Center and AIDS Services of Austin.
On Sunday, Sept. 13, the JCAA invites the community to …

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[3 Sep 2009 | 11 Comments | 4,025 views]
David Alan of Annie’s and The Tipsy Texan Mixes Drinks on KGSR

The Winston Churchill High School class of 1996 is having a good week in the world of food media — Dhani Jones was on Man v. Food, David Freedenberg will be on No Reservations, and I was on the KGSR “Late Show” for my weekly Tasty Touring segment.
While a local radio gig may not be as big a deal as being a regular guest with Anthony Bourdain, or having your own show like Dhani Tackles the Globe, my mom still thinks it’s cool.

This Monday, Sept. 7 at 9 p.m. CT, …

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