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Daily Texan on Austin Food Bloggers

21 April 2010 2,045 views 12 Comments

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 thing eaten from a trailer, place to take out of town friends, best romantic atmosphere, and group happy hour.


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After checking out the article, I’m very thankful they let me send them a photo that I like (thanks to Adam H. for taking it at the Tasty Up tour). While Kate sent me questions for the Q&A over e-mail, we didn’t have a formal interview so I’m guessing she pulled the information in the article from my blog which might have been misleading. A couple corrections just for fun (and for records sake):

  1. While originally from Canada (and proud of it), I actually moved to Austin from New York City in 2003. Before that, I lived in Maryland, Michigan, Spain, Maryland, Montreal, and Ottawa (in that order backtracking).
  2. I can’t confirm or deny that the most viewed feature on my blog is Tasty Tuesdays. With Google searches and SEO, that’s probably true. The sad part is that I haven’t posted a Tasty Tuesday since October 2009. I better get on that again. If you have suggestions for future Tasty Tuesdays, let me know in the comments!

It’s true that I tend to cover trailers and dives more than the fancier restaurants in town — but not without exception of course! I’m up for covering any spot where the food is made with love.

Kate did her homework and didn’t list the weekly food show on KGSR that ended in Dec. 2009. Shout out to Andy and Bryan who gave me that awesome opportunity — I miss you guys! If any readers hear about a local radio or TV station that wants to do a regular food segment, feel free to name drop. I’ll take you out for dinner if it works out!

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  • http://www.Rebeccammendations.com Rebecca

    Jodi,

    Thanks for posting this! I also have a correction that I'll post here since you took this opp to do so– I am not a state employee, but do work for a company contracted by the State of Texas.

    And yes, that is a great photo of you!

    Keep on doing the fabulous food writing that you do!

  • http://twitter.com/iveygolightly Megan

    Have you thought about buddying up with someone and doing your own show on KOOP? Could be fun!

  • linda

    KUDOS JODI!

    …i went online @ wheatsville to see if i could get the tempeh recipe…i was intrigued but could not find it…any thoughts…thanks!

  • Betsy

    Congrats, Jodi and Rebecca! It's recognition well-deserved. Now, I've gotta try Botticelli's for my next “date night” and Wheatsville for my next ginger tempeh peanutty pasta fix. Yum!

  • Betsy

    Congrats, Jodi and Rebecca! It's recognition well-deserved. Now, I've gotta try Botticelli's for my next “date night” and Wheatsville for my next ginger tempeh peanutty pasta fix. Yum!

  • Linda Bart

    This is very impressive. How honored you must have been to have her interview you. I love the picture.

  • Ilyse

    Que fabuloso! You look and sound beautiful. But I'm so sad right now — the radio show is over, whaaaa?? que triste! Austin is such a better place when it gets to hear your laugh in the morning!

  • Penny

    I have to agree that anything from Franklin's BBQ or Chi'lantro is A-OK. I also love the spicy chicken wrap at Kebabalicious.

  • Lisa

    How about reviewing cooking classes for an article?

    Check out these: http://www.nutritionalhealingclinic.com/Courses

    I attended the stocks and soups class this weekend. The most delicious soups I've ever had!

  • Lisa

    How about reviewing cooking classes for an article?

    Check out these: http://www.nutritionalhealingclinic.com/Courses

    I attended the stocks and soups class this weekend. The most delicious soups I've ever had!

  • Penny

    I have to agree that anything from Franklin's BBQ or Chi'lantro is A-OK. I also love the spicy chicken wrap at Kebabalicious.

  • Lisa

    How about reviewing cooking classes for an article?

    Check out these: http://www.nutritionalhealingc

    I attended the stocks and soups class this weekend. The most delicious soups I've ever had!