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[17 May 2010 | 13 Comments | 3,075 views]
Eastside Showroom Keeping Austin Cool

A quick post about how much I love East Side Showroom, a place I love in spite of myself. Why didn’t I want to like it? Mostly, because of it’s popularity with the hipsters, higher prices, long waits, and smoky interior (due to ventilation issues in the kitchen that may now be resolved).

However, when Adam and I joined our friend Jon for dinner and drinks on a recent Monday night, we all felt it lived up to the hype. I’ve been thinking about it ever since and am going back …

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[12 May 2010 | 6 Comments | 3,299 views]
Jimmy John’s Brings the Weirdness

I rolled up to Jimmy John’s on the first floor of my building — searching for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for a late lunch. They don’t have pb&j, but what they do have is this guy:
His name is Alex and he better not get fired for his awesomeness. You see, the guys (usually they are dudes) that work there also deliver sandwiches to nearby businesses and residents that order. I’m assuming Alex ended his delivery shift and started his register shift but wanted to keep it safe. And, …

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Memories, Tasty Tuesdays »

[11 May 2010 | 21 Comments | 6,621 views]
Tasty Tuesdays: Best Cajun/Creole Food in Austin

My boyfriend loves some Louisiana eats. So does my friend and Mississippi native, Betsy. Her husband, David, a recently reformed vegetarian, is pretty happy eating just about anything. When Betsy and David invited us to road trip down to New Orleans for Jazz Fest this year, I knew there would be some delicious meals ahead.
The drive from Austin to New Orleans is about 8-9 hours. To be honest, I’m not really sure how long it took since I indulged in healthy naps on both legs of the journey. A couple …

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[4 May 2010 | 32 Comments | 3,253 views]
Tasty Tuesdays: Best Patio Dining in Austin

There are lots of places to eat outside and enjoy the beautiful spring weather in Austin this time of year. About a month ago, I stopped in to Once Over Coffee Bar on S. 1st to meet Dan from Thrillist Austin for a chat before work and some much-needed joe.
I stepped outside before he arrived and checked out this unexpected and peaceful patio overlooking Bouldin Creek (which is flowing nicely thanks to all the rain we’ve gotten this year)
For this week’s Tasty Tuesday, I’d love to know what some of …

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[3 May 2010 | 4 Comments | 1,767 views]
Yoga for Foodies

A couple weeks ago, my friend and sometime guest blogger Betsy invited Adam and I to join some Whole Foods Market employees for a yoga and chocolate class on the plaza above the flagship store.

Combining two of my favorite things – yoga and chocolate – sounded like heaven to me. Betsy read about David Romanelli, a yoga teacher that started offering classes combining yoga and food, in a New York Times article. She was inspired and asked him if he would come to Austin and teach a class.

It was a …

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