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Tasty Tuesdays »

[8 Nov 2011 | 5 Comments | 3,841 views]
Tasty Tuesdays: Best Pie in Austin

If you haven’t tried pies or crimps from The Pie Society yet, you’re missing out, Austinites. The Pie Society is a totally local, totally homegrown business started by my friends and former colleagues, Lindsay and Emily.
Let me first answer the question that’s undoubtedly on your mind, “what the heck are crimps?” According to the menu, crimps are bite-sized, fits-in-the-palm-of-your-hand crimped balls of pie, with a flaky, golden crust on the outside and a delicious savory or sweet filling on the inside.
Basically, crimps are the perfect size to sample many different …

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Profiles, Tours, Travels »

[7 Nov 2011 | One Comment | 2,459 views]
Montesino Farm Tour and Barn Dance

I’ve always wanted to visit Montesino Farm in Wimberley, and this weekend had three great reasons to make the hour trek. One: You can rent it for events. Two: Slow Food Austin was hosting a tour of the farm. Three: There was a barn dance.
These are really nice farm apartments (with full kitchen) that you can rent for the weekend.
I was hanging out in their outdoor kitchen/bar area when the Montesino herd of Miniature Herefords came by for a snack. They looked huge to me. I later learned that while …

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Media »

[6 Nov 2011 | 4 Comments | 2,705 views]

Honored to be included in “How to break into food writing” article on the Professional Writers of Austin blog.

How to break into food writing

Food: We all eat it, and for those of us who obsessively blog, read, write, and talk about it, it’s one of the high points of existence. For writers who are food lovers (the f-word—the one that rhymes with “moody”—is not allowed here), being a food writer may be a dream job. The question is how to turn this …

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Tasty Bits »

[4 Nov 2011 | 4 Comments | 3,991 views]
Halloween Costumes and Candy Traditions

When I was a little kid, I loved dressing up. I mean, what child doesn’t? Here is a picture of me in one of my favorite get-ups:
But as I grew older, I started to hate Halloween and all the pressure I felt to dress up in some costume, go to a bunch of parties, get beer spilled on me by strangers, and likely feel uncomfortable in what I’m wearing. But then my friends Betsy and David had a Mad Men New Years party last year, and I really got into …

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Tasty Bits »

[3 Nov 2011 | No Comment | 1,781 views]
Evening at TRIO and Facebook Photo Contest Opp

So I’m challenging myself, along with thousands of other bloggers nationwide, to blog every day this month. And I’m asking myself, why didn’t I pick one of the months with 28 days?! Here we are on day 3, and I’m going to attempt a short post.
Last night, Kerri Holden, the PR rep for the Four Seasons Austin, invited me to join her at TRIO for happy hour (note: they picked up the tab). It was a lovely evening complete with drinks on the patio, steak fries, and pulled pork sliders. …

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