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I kept hearing about a cronut™ craze going on in New York last spring — with people lining up over two hours before Dominique Ansel’s bakery opened for the chance to try one. Each cronut is $5 with a limit of two per person, and cronut scalpers were waiting in line and then selling their cronuts for up to $100 each. New Yorkers are fuckin’ crazy….
Wait a minute — Austinites are also known to wait in line for their favorite food. I actually drove past Franklin Barbecue at 9 a.m. this morning and …
Earlier this week, Adam and I reserved two seats for an Olamaie (pron. “Ola-may”) pop-up dinner, held at Lenoir. According to their website, Olamaie is a modern Southern food restaurant set to open in Austin in early winter 2013. Olamaie will be located at 1610 San Antonio Street, in the old Sagra location.
They are building buzz for the new venture, as well as working out the kinks, with a series of pop-up dinners in August, September and October. The final pop-up dinner this week is tonight, but you can still reserve seats …
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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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I’m so very glad that we followed the many recommendations and visited Tasty n Sons for brunch while we were in Portland last fall. Here’s a photo of the dining room that I grabbed from their website. Don’t you love the Soup Peddler-style bicycle on the wall?
How cute is this stamp on the top of the menu? I want to have hundreds of these made so that I can wear them everywhere.
Adam and I grabbed seats on the bar near the window, and ordered glasses of Smith Teamaker tea. You …Read the full post »
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Both Adam and I are regular coffee drinkers (especially me), so of course we had to visit Portland’s Stumptown Coffee while on our honeymoon last fall. Here are some photos from our stop at the Stumptown in the lobby of the Ace Hotel.
I love the design and feel of their bags of coffee beans.
We picked up two pastries — a kouign amann and a raspberry hazelnut scone — to enjoy with our coffees. Kouign Amann is a round cake with layers of caramelized sugar. The cake originated in western France, but …Read the full post »