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[24 Oct 2010 | 4 Comments | 1,888 views]
Elixir Coffee Keeps Mueller Buzzing

Hurray for new coffee options near my house! For those of you who live or work in East Central Austin, you should know that Elixir Coffee is open off Airport near the Mueller development.
Elixir coffee is made with locally roasted beans and served out of a 1952 Studebaker that the owners call “Roscoe.” They are usually parked at 4209 Airport Blvd, 78723 near the old airport hangar at Mueller park. Hours are 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. – noon Saturday and Sunday.
According to the …

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[18 Oct 2010 | No Comment | 1,554 views]
Central Market’s Salute to Cheese

It’s election season and Central Market is creatively branding their October focus on cheese to “melt” in nicely with all the political talk. It’s called “Hail to the Cheese” and the celebration will continue through Tuesday, Oct. 26.

Adam and I were at Central Market North this weekend, and picked up the “Cheese Guide” below to thumb through. Most “marketing material” is the kind of thing I pick up and almost immediately throw away, but this one is a keeper!
It includes suggestions for cheese plates, descriptions of different kinds of cheeses, …

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[12 Oct 2010 | 7 Comments | 2,217 views]
Texas Book Festival Events for Food Lovers

If you’re in Austin this weekend, love books, and love food, you are in luck. The Texas Book Festival will take over the Texas Capitol grounds on Saturday, Oct. 16 and Sunday, Oct. 17. Schedule of events of interest to foodies below.
See you there!

Saturday in the Texas Book Festival Cooking Tent at the Texas Capitol
11 – 12: Amanda Hesser, The Essential New York Times Cookbook.
12:30 – 1:30: Wes Marshall and Mark Oldman, Writing about Wine: Why We Love the Vine. Moderated by TRIO sommelier Mark Sayre.
2 – 3: Matt Lewis and Renato …

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[10 Oct 2010 | 13 Comments | 7,765 views]
Uchiko: The Review

Uchiko has been a major source of happiness in our lives over the past handful of months. In June, we received an invitation to try this “son of Uchi” during their pre-opening event where everything on the menu was half price. We went with fellow food lovers Laura and Mike and between the four of us, sampled almost half the menu.
Since opening in 2005, Tyson Cole’s Japanese-fusion Uchi has consistently been named the best restaurant in Austin. This cozy renovated home on South Lamar is known for its gorgeous atmosphere, impeccable presentation, high prices*, …

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[10 Oct 2010 | 7 Comments | 3,529 views]
Coolhaus Ice Cream Sandwiches

If you’re at ACL today, I recommend keeping an eye out for Coolhaus Ice Cream Truck on Barton Springs Road — probably at Thom’s Market. According to their Twitter feed, they have been camped out there all weekend serving up delicious ice cream sandwiches to the music loving masses.

The Austin Coolhaus truck is the second location nationwide, the first is in L.A. According to New York Street Food, they will be bringing Coolhaus to New York City in 2011.
Coolhaus is an architectural dessert miracle with a wonderful …

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