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[18 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 10,813 views]
Favorite Austin Eats

Last week, I wrote a guest blog post for my friend Chris’ site — Republic of Austin – on my favorite restaurants in Austin. The piece was a response to the Austin Chronicle‘s recent list of “First Plates” — top restaurants chosen by their food critics.

Here’s a link to the post, which includes a list of the 66 restaurants that the Chronicle staff and I agreed on, as well as the 50 that were on my list, but not on theirs.
And here’s a complete list of my current favorite Austin restaurants (there are 116):

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[22 Nov 2010 | 16 Comments | 24,545 views]
My Fit Foods 21 Day Challenge

This post is by Jessica, a dear friend and first-time blogger with this post on her experience on the My Fit Foods 21 day eating challenge. My Fit Foods, like Mel’s Meals and Snap Kitchen, that all opened relatively recently in Austin, sells individually packaged, healthy, fresh prepared meals. With Thanksgiving a couple days away, this seemed like as good a time as any to post about these healthy options.
I can vouch for Jessica that when she commits to something, she sticks with it, and this challenge wasn’t easy. For …

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[14 Dec 2009 | 47 Comments | 4,910 views]
The Bubbe Chronicles Vol. 1: Eating with Bubbe

Adam’s Bubbe, Bessie Holzband, is ninety eight and a half years old. We love to spend time with her when we visit Houston for holidays like Passover and most recently, Thanksgiving.
I’ve known Bubbe for less than a year but she introduces me as one of her grandchildren to the staff and residents in her retirement community. It’s very sweet. I call her Bubbe which isn’t a conflict of interest for me because: a) all of my grandparents have passed away and b) my grandmothers were known as “Mama” and “Nagymama” …

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[11 Dec 2009 | 7 Comments | 2,891 views]
It’s Fry Time for Chanukah!

I’m looking for the first night of Chanukah, beginning at sundown tonight when we’ll:

Light the first candle of the menorah (Hanukkiah) with the shamash (while in reality a candle, the shamash doesn’t count as one of the eight candles — their only purpose is for viewing).
Recite the Chanukah blessings and sing songs.
Eat fried potato pancakes (latkes), and sufganiyot (donuts).
Play dreidel and eat chocolate gelt (potentially Twix this year as I haven’t been to a store that sells gelt yet).

In honor of this fun time of year, I wanted to share …

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[3 Oct 2009 | One Comment | 2,932 views]
Happy Moon Festival

It’s my pleasure to introduce a new Tasty Touring guest blogger, Marc Matthews. Marc, a white Mormon who has lived in Taiwan and Beijing, recently moved to Austin with his new bride, Megan. They’ll hopefully share some experiences cooking at home and exploring the Austin Asian food scene.
The background below was what Marc sent around the office yesterday after sharing some traditional Moon Festival goodies for us to taste.

Tomorrow is the “moon festival” in China. It dates back 3,000 years and is a celebration of the end of the summer …

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