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[27 Apr 2010 | 29 Comments | 2,559 views]
Tasty Tuesdays: Austin’s Most Underrated Restaurants

During this year’s SXSW, I wrote a post on Austin’s most overrated restaurants. I’m curious as to what you guys think are the most UNDERrated spots to get your grub on. I’m looking for those places that no one talks about but that you think should be on the radar.
A personal example, I’ve always loved Houston’s. In fact, the restaurant was mentioned in previous Tasty Tuesday posts on best french fries and best burgers respectively. I’m also a huge fan of their salads and amazing ribs. I’ve been hoping to dedicate …

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Media »

[21 Apr 2010 | 12 Comments | 2,037 views]
Daily Texan on Austin Food Bloggers

I was honored when a writer for the Daily Texan, the student newspaper for the University of Texas, contacted me for a story they were doing on local food bloggers. The story ran yesterday in Longhorn Life, an “Advertising Supplement of the Daily Texan.” Not sure how Tasty Touring and Rebeccamendations ended up in there since we didn’t pay for the articles but I’m not going to complain!
Read on for our mind-blowing insights about Austin’s best cuisine, favorite dish (I don’t actually have one but picked a past obsession), favorite …

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Restaurants »

[21 Apr 2010 | 9 Comments | 1,603 views]
Calbi Fusion and the Growing Korea-Mex Food Scene

I’m posting about this new food truck at the corner of San Jacinto and 15th mainly because I promised three very nice customers I met there today that I would. Hi, guys!
Anyway, I learned about Calbi from an article in the Austin Business Journal promoting $1 tacos today until 1 p.m. I was intrigued and decided to stop off on my way back to work from an appointment.
There was a small crowd outside but most seemed to be folks who worked in the neighborhood — not the usual food blogging …

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Recipes »

[17 Apr 2010 | 4 Comments | 1,277 views]
CSA and Backyard Garden-Inspired Meals

Adam and I are checking out Green Gate Farms CSA this month — splitting a full share with our friends Laura and Mike. CSA stands for “Community Supported Agriculture,” and basically is a way to connect consumers and farmers directly — cutting out the middle man and ensuring food is eaten at its peak. I think the best part so far is the new recipe experimenting. We picked up our loot last Saturday from our new friend Adelea and she passed along some great recipes. I made my own version …

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Recipes, Travels »

[12 Apr 2010 | 5 Comments | 2,177 views]
Artichokes Gone Wild

To my surprise, I found additional photos from my recent trip to California on my camera and I couldn’t resist sharing these beautiful ones of artichokes from the stem to the table.
Jane saw these babies growing in fields as far as the eye could see and we quickly realized that we were passing through Castroville, the “Artichoke Center of the World.” The artichokes you eat are likely from this small Central California town — according to Wikipedia, they provide 75% of the nations chokes.
Weird, fun fact: Marilyn Monroe was named …

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