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[5 Oct 2009 | 15 Comments | 3,353 views]
Austin Food Deals – Apps, Happy Hours, Price Fixe

Welcome to the second in a series of three Austin Food Deals posts. Yesterday, the topic was “Freebies and Groceries.” Today the focus is on complimentary appetizers, happy hours, and price fixe menus.
Thanks again to Moriah Butler, communications major at the University of Texas, for her generous fact checking help.
Complimentary Appetizers
When I go out for a nice meal, I love a little gesture that makes me feel welcomed and special from the get-go. An easy way to do that — warm up some rolls and serve some whipped butter with …

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[4 Oct 2009 | 16 Comments | 5,908 views]
Austin Food Deals – Freebies and Groceries

I’ve been thinking about all of the great Austin food secrets for a while now — things I have learned over the years from friends, articles, and personal experiences. To be honest, I was worried about some of these secrets getting out. What if too many people take advantage and they aren’t sustainable or less special?
But then I realized that in sharing our knowledge and secrets with each other, we become inspired to give back even more and the entire community benefits. Many of the businesses below have earned a …

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[3 Oct 2009 | One Comment | 2,312 views]
Happy Moon Festival

It’s my pleasure to introduce a new Tasty Touring guest blogger, Marc Matthews. Marc, a white Mormon who has lived in Taiwan and Beijing, recently moved to Austin with his new bride, Megan. They’ll hopefully share some experiences cooking at home and exploring the Austin Asian food scene.
The background below was what Marc sent around the office yesterday after sharing some traditional Moon Festival goodies for us to taste.

Tomorrow is the “moon festival” in China. It dates back 3,000 years and is a celebration of the end of the summer …

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