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[22 Nov 2010 | 16 Comments | 24,543 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 Nov 2010 | 10 Comments | 7,894 views]
East Side Drive In Rocks Austin

There’s a new trailer park in town — at least new to me — and it’s called the East Side Drive In. I visited during a self-guided trailer tour that I helped organize for the Jewish Community Association of Austin’s Young Adult Division (YAD).
In case you are confused like I was, the East Side Drive In is located on East 6th and San Marcos. There is another trailer park with a similar name on East Cesar Chavez — that’s the East Austin Trailer Park & Eatery (aka Starving Art or …

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[25 Oct 2010 | 5 Comments | 3,132 views]
Dallas’ The Pearl Cup

I think of Dallas as a chain restaurant kind of town. My firm has an office downtown and like many business districts, the only coffee shops around are places like Starbucks.
On a recent business trip, I asked my cab driver to stop off at The Pearl Cup, a newish coffee shop in Dallas off Henderson Avenue, opened by two women who moved to Dallas a few years back from Austin.

Turns out that Messay, my cab driver, is a coffee addict too. However, he’s a big Starbucks fan. He likes the darkest roast …

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[24 Oct 2010 | 4 Comments | 2,491 views]
Elixir Coffee Keeps Mueller Buzzing

Hurray for new coffee options near my house! For those of you who live or work in East Central Austin, you should know that Elixir Coffee is open off Airport near the Mueller development.
Elixir coffee is made with locally roasted beans and served out of a 1952 Studebaker that the owners call “Roscoe.” They are usually parked at 4209 Airport Blvd, 78723 near the old airport hangar at Mueller park. Hours are 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. – noon Saturday and Sunday.
According to the …

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[10 Oct 2010 | 13 Comments | 8,789 views]
Uchiko: The Review

Uchiko has been a major source of happiness in our lives over the past handful of months. In June, we received an invitation to try this “son of Uchi” during their pre-opening event where everything on the menu was half price. We went with fellow food lovers Laura and Mike and between the four of us, sampled almost half the menu.
Since opening in 2005, Tyson Cole’s Japanese-fusion Uchi has consistently been named the best restaurant in Austin. This cozy renovated home on South Lamar is known for its gorgeous atmosphere, impeccable presentation, high prices*, …

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