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[28 Feb 2013 | 25 Comments | 1,630 views]
An Amazing Chapter Comes to A Close

Today marks the end of my two-year term on the board of the Austin Food Blogger Alliance and I’m feeling a lot of emotions this morning — a lot of pride, a little sadness, and overall I’m very grateful to have been a part of the founding and growth of this amazing organization.
This Sunday I will hit “publish” on the 2013 Austin City Guide — a coordinated list of blog posts with recommendations for the best eats and drinks in Central Texas. The first year we published the guide was …

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Restaurants, Tasty Tuesdays »

[25 Feb 2013 | 28 Comments | 24,846 views]
Austin City Guide: New Restaurants

According to Forbes, Austin is the fastest growing city in America. Even more impressively, Austin has held on to the number one spot on this list for three years in a row.

It’s my honor to share with you a list of some of the restaurants to make a splash in our fair city over the past year for The Austin Food Blogger Alliance’s 2013 Austin City Guide. I sourced the list from my own research as well as by combing through posts from Addie Broyles Openings/Closings category in Relish Austin and Andrea …

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Memories »

[22 Feb 2013 | 3 Comments | 1,047 views]
Paint Your Pet

Most of the people I work with are really into our dogs — since most of us don’t have kids yet, our dogs are our children. When Courtney came across a “paint your pet” class benefiting Austin Pets Alive earlier this year, we jumped at the chance to try it out.
Unfortunately, all of the classes that were offered to benefit APA either didn’t work for our group, or were already sold out. However, we came across a class at Painting with a Twist on Burnet and 183, and decided to check it …

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Recipes »

[20 Feb 2013 | 9 Comments | 1,355 views]
Aunt Linda’s Strawberry Thaw

My mom is a great cook, and like most great cooks, she has signature recipes that are family favorites. Her strawberry thaw is one of my dad’s favorite recipes, and I’m guessing that I have cousins who love it also, because the recipe my mom sent me was titled “Aunt Linda’s Strawberry Thaw.”
I made the strawberry thaw last week for Valentine’s Day as I had frozen strawberries defrosted for another recipe, and because the thaw is stored in the freezer, and we were going away for the weekend the next …

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Media, Memories »

[19 Feb 2013 | No Comment | 1,439 views]
On Equality and Absinthe

Today, I read an amazing article in the New York Times starring Brandon and his boyfriend, Benn. The article details how Brandon and Benn decided to move to London together (Benn is British) after Benn was unable to renew his work visa. The article poignantly shows — through interviews with Brandon and Benn, a photo slideshow, and audio, the painful experience of leaving your country, line of work, family, and closest friends in order to stay with the person they love.
I was reminded how lucky I am to know my friend …

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