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[9 Nov 2008 | 5 Comments | 1,199 views]
Cookie Lounge

The marketing professional in me loves a great concept, and the new Cookie Lounge on 22 1/2 Street between Rio Grande and Pearl is definitely that. It’s the baby of Mark Chapman, the former pastry chef at Austin’s Driskill Hotel. He created one of my top 5 favorite cakes — a Chocolate Caramel Mousse Cake with Guayaquil Chocolate, Devil’s Food Cake, and Dark Caramel.

I checked out the new spot last night with some good friends to see what a freshly baked cookie with fun mix-ins chosen on the spot …

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[8 Nov 2008 | 7 Comments | 1,701 views]
South Congress Cafe

I highly recommend South Congress Cafe for lunch, dinner, brunch, and drinks. They have the BEST bloody mary in Austin (if not the world), scrumptious baby corn muffins to whet the appetite, and a great varied menu. The atmosphere and clientelle are fun, the place settings are asymmetrical and awesome-looking, and the glassware makes everything you drink taste special.

I can’t recommend their happy hour enough — it’s 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. every day of the week and features $3.50 margaritas, mojitos, and beer. Their house margaritas are made with …

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[8 Nov 2008 | One Comment | 1,055 views]
Box Lunches for a Good Cause

If you work in downtown Austin, please forward this blog to the person who makes food purchasing decisions for your company. Next time you need to order in lunch for an important meeting or presentation, I hope you will consider Do Good Deli. Why?

100% of their proceeds go to help fight hunger, poverty, and homelessness through Caritas of Austin.
Whenever possible, they get their products from local suppliers like Central Market, Sweet Leaf Tea, SASS, Richards Rainwater, and Dirty Potato Chips.
My company ordered in the other day and munched on sandwiches, …

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[7 Nov 2008 | One Comment | 762 views]

Half of the joy of food touring is the anticipation of wonderful eating experiences to look forward to! You may have noticed that I’ve included links to the right on restaurants that I’ve blogged about. Below that, I’ve added a list called “Food Touring to Come.” These are places that I really want to try. Do you have any suggestions? What am I missing from the list?
Happy Friday Everyone!

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[5 Nov 2008 | 6 Comments | 1,475 views]
Hey Cupcake

Brandon and I celebrated Obama’s win a couple hours before it was actually called by checking out Hey Cupcake, the airstream trailor stand on South Congress Avenue.
Lucy was extremely happy with the customer service because they provided her with homemade, organic, peanut-butter flavor dog treats. She even showed off her favorite trick and jumped up to the window to give the cupcake man a high five. The owner tells me that someone on staff bakes those dog treats and brings ‘em in for the customers dogs. So cool.
We decided to …

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