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Tasty Touring Voted Best Local Food Blog in Austin Chronicle Readers Poll

19 October 2011 2,470 views 20 Comments

On Thursday morning, I was lying in bed deciding whether to snooze the alarm for another ten minutes, or drag myself into the shower. Instead of doing either of these, I rolled over, grabbed my iPhone from the bedside table, and checked email and Facebook.

Facebook Screen Capture Best of Austin

The Austin Chronicle posted a link to their Best of Austin winners, and I immediately checked out the food section to see if any of the people or businesses I loved had been recognized.

I was completely blown away to see my name listed in the readers poll as Best Local Food Blog since I figured that I had already used up my 15 minutes last year.

On a side note, check out the issue’s cover. Isn’t it beautiful? I hope to attend one of Vintage Vivant’s events very soon!

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And here’s the listing that totally surprised me in the best of ways. It was easy to jump out of bed and into the shower after seeing this:

best of austin readers poll food and drink

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I just want to thank you all of those who voted, and especially my regular readers (mom, dad, Adam, Linda Y., etc.) for reading and commenting. It means so much to me to get to share my passion with you. I haven’t always blogged as often as I would like to this past year, but this honor has really motivated me to keep writing, hopefully post more frequently, and revive some popular features from the past few years — like Tasty Tuesdays.

I’d love to hear feedback from you guys anytime. Please feel free to send me story ideas, questions about the local food scene, or notes about posts that just didn’t do it for you. While I write the blog in a large part for myself, I wouldn’t have kept it up this long if it wasn’t for the interaction with you.

And if you like food and Austin, there are a lot of great independent blogs to be read in this city. I’m the communications chair and board member for the Austin Food Blogger Alliance, and we have pulled together a twitter list of our members, if you want to check them out.

Three of my personal favorites are Austin GastronomistThe Feminist Kitchen, and Stetted. However, whether you’re interested in menu planningeating seasonallysupporting local farmers and producerseating out in West Austin,avoiding glutencooking for the next generationknowing the latest restaurant gossipfood photographyeating at the newest restaurantswatching cooking shows, gardeningpizza, drinking, Indian fusion, activism, digging on swine, not digging on animal products, not following recipes, or following recipes, there’s a blog (or several) that you’ll enjoy.

Regardless of your tastes in food, I recommend you add Austin Eavesdropper, winner of Best Local Blog, to your Google Reader. Tolly is aptly described in the Chronicle as “an ebullient pixie bent on experiencing and sharing the best of what our city has to offer.” She’s a doll and a pleasure to read — plus, she’s got great suggestions for off-beat activities to check out around town.

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  • Rebecca Goodstein

    Congrats friend! You deserve this! xoxo

  • http://leavemetheoink.wordpress.com Jake

    Congrats! Great work!

  • jodibart

    Thank you, Jake! I think your blog is awesome so really appreciate the kind note.

  • http://leavemetheoink.wordpress.com Jake

    Congrats! Great work!

  • jodibart

    Thank you, Jake! I think your blog is awesome so really appreciate the kind note.

  • Juliberwald

    Congrates! What a wonderful and deserved honor! And I love the Chronicle cover too!

  • jodibart

    Thank you, sweet Juli!

  • Juliberwald

    Congrates! What a wonderful and deserved honor! And I love the Chronicle cover too!

  • jodibart

    Thank you, sweet Juli!

  • http://www.austineavesdropper.com Tolly Moseley

    Yeah Jodi!!  I was thrilled when I saw your name there!  Totally deserved, woman.  You do so much for the local food blogging world not only as a writer, but a community-builder, too.  Kudos!

  • linda

    WOW! KUDOS!!
    mommy linnie just emailed this link & i cannot believe that i did not see this posting…what a great honor!
    & thanks for the shout out!
    you are one talented & passionate person…smart judges!!

  • jodibart

    Thank you so much, Tolly. xo

  • jodibart

    Thank you so much, Linda!

  • Paula and Lenny

    2nd year in a row for this honor………Best Local Food Blog in Austin Chronicle Readers Poll!!  Congrats and Way to Go Jodi!  Paula and Lenny

  • Paula and Lenny

    2nd year in a row for this honor………Best Local Food Blog in Austin Chronicle Readers Poll!!  Congrats and Way to Go Jodi!  Paula and Lenny

  • jodibart

    Thanks so much for your support, guys :-)

  • jodibart

    Thanks so much for your support, guys :-)

  • Emily

    Congrats Jodi! And thank you ;)

  • Emily

    Congrats Jodi! And thank you ;)

  • Emily

    Congrats Jodi! And thank you ;)