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[3 Apr 2011 | 10 Comments | 4,248 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 | 5,466 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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[16 Mar 2011 | 34 Comments | 6,834 views]
SXSW: The Latest in Food Applications

I spent the past four days at South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) conference, and my mind is jam packed with new information about our crazy connected online world. Thanks to friends at Whole Foods, I also spent part of the weekend at the Techmunch, an amazing conference for food bloggers. Those interested in hearing more about Techmunch should check out Natanya Anderson’s notes on her new blog, Social Feasting.
The panel I’ve decided to share with you all is one I attended yesterday, a SXSWi core conversation called “How Technology is …

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[13 Mar 2011 | 7 Comments | 10,265 views]
Where to Eat and Shop in Marathon, Texas

So now you know where to stay if you ever drive through Marathon, in West Texas. And while the Gage is a huge draw for this small town, they also have some great places to eat and a few gems for shopping.
Where to Eat Dinner:
If you visit Marathon, I’d guess that you’ll probably plan to be there just one night, unless you have some serious chilling out time. Our first night in Marathon, Adam and I ate at 12 Gage, the upscale restaurant that is part of the Gage hotel. …

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[13 Mar 2011 | 7 Comments | 6,844 views]
Gage Hotel: Where to Stay in Marathon, Texas

On my recent week and a half long road trip, I had the wonderful opportunity to stay in Marathon for two nights — on the way out to New Mexico and also on the way home. For those unfamiliar with this tiny town of around 500 residents, it is best known for three things:

It is home to the Gage Hotel, a historic and elegant building circa 1927.
It’s close to Marfa, a popular arts and food destination for Austinites and East Coast art lovers.
It’s 40 miles north of Big Bend National Park, …

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