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[6 Apr 2011 | 7 Comments | 2,631 views]
Voting Love: Austin Business Journal and Austinist

Two days into the Whole Foods Foodie Fantasy contest, and I’m feeling overwhelmed with your love. The outpouring of support from friends and family members from as far away as Germany, Brasil, the UK, and Canada, to those scattered throughout the U.S., I’m truly touched by your support.
But Austin, you take my breath away.
Today, the Austin Business Journal posted on their blog to encourage their readers to vote. Click the image below to view in a new browser window.
A few hours later, my friend Tom from Austinist wrote a very …

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[5 Apr 2011 | 15 Comments | 3,155 views]
Congrats! You’re a Foodie Fantasy Finalist!

This was the subject line of the e-mail I received yesterday that set my heart a’twitter.
After spending days creating my submission for Whole Food’s Foodie Fantasy Food Blogger Video Contest, I learned that out of over one hundred videos submitted by fellow food bloggers, mine was chosen as a finalist! You can watch the video and vote for me here: http://bit.ly/fwRuZu.

I hope you won’t mind if I employ the five W’s to explain what this is all about.
Who: I’m one of eight food bloggers from across the U.S. and Canada …

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[4 Apr 2011 | 6 Comments | 5,788 views]
Where to Eat in Marfa, Texas

No one should be surprised that the biggest reason I was excited to visit Marfa was the food.
Where I ate:
Cochineal, which ended up with its own post because it was so memorable and delicious.
Tacos del Norte: Adam and I stopped in to this former gas station to pick up tacos before our morning tour of the Chinati Foundation. While it took a lot longer than the average Austin taqueria to get our food, everything was made with love by the two women running the place, and we watched them freshly …

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[3 Apr 2011 | 10 Comments | 4,584 views]
Cochineal in Marfa, Texas

When I think of West Texas, upscale dining isn’t what comes to mind, but when I read the rave reviews about Cochineal, I had to try it.

Adam and I stopped in for dinner our first night in Marfa and walked right past it at first because the sign is almost concealed and the nights are very dark in this part of the world. Walking through the outdoor patio, I was reminded of Justine’s in East Austin, but it was way too cold to even think of sitting outside. The interior was …

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[3 Apr 2011 | 12 Comments | 5,868 views]
El Cosmico and the Art of Marfa, Texas

In Austin, Marfa is spoken of in hushed tones almost as if going there is a religious experience. I can’t tell you how many times people have said to me over the years, “you have to go to Marfa, you will love it!”

Now, I’ve been there. And, I love it. Marfa is seven and a half hours west of Austin, and I can’t wait to make the pilgrimage again.
We stopped in Alpine on the way in, the largest city in the triangle of cool West Texas towns that includes Marfa …

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