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[27 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 2,553 views]
Gifts for the Austin Music Lover

I know, I know. Chanukah and Christmas have come and gone and you don’t want to even think about buying another gift. However, this Christmas season I was reintroduced to Wild About Music, the store on 6th Street just east of Congress that is just outside my building, and I think they have some great gift options for all price points.
For my office white elephant gift exchange, I was lucky enough to steal an ice cube tray that makes three ice guitars with their very own stirrers. Adam and I …

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[23 Dec 2010 | 17 Comments | 2,155 views]
Reading 2010

Inspired by the nearing of the end of this year, ┬árecent months of voracious reading, and posts on books by Austin Kleon and Tolly Moseley, I thought some of you would appreciate recommendations of the books that I truly enjoyed this year. Here they are, in alphabetical order — for fairness’ sake.

I read these particular books for various reasons that included because they were assigned by my food lovers book club (Medium Raw and Farm City), my mother recommended and lent them to me (The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel …

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[16 Dec 2010 | 8 Comments | 3,748 views]
Holiday Gift Ideas that Make Me Smile

I’ve been taking a little bit of a holiday from blogging and social media for a while. December just feels so frenetic with the holidays and the year end scramble at work that I decided to simplify my life.
However, I did want to share two awesome last-minute Christmas (or belated Chanukah) gift ideas with you.
About a month ago, my friends over at Whole Foods sent me a sample of their gift boxes. What I loved most about this present other than the delicious goodies inside was all the fun food …

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[12 Nov 2010 | 4 Comments | 3,246 views]
Austin Arty Food Events

There are some not-to-miss events for food lovers coming up in Austin that I wanted to share with you all. You can always check out some of my favorite events on the Tasty Touring events page as well.
This Weekend and Next Weekend (Nov. 13 & 14, Nov. 20 & 21)
East Austin Studio Tour: This amazing self-guided and free tour gives you the opportunity to check out some of the best art and crafts in Austin, wander around galleries and converted houses, and pick up some one-of-a-kind gifts for those on …

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[26 Oct 2010 | No Comment | 2,312 views]
Free Free-to Pie. Today!

Just a quick post to let you know that you can get your frito pie on today for FREE from 5 – 6 p.m. at Jo’s Coffee on S. Congress.
One hour only. Today only.
I enjoyed the Venison Chili Frito Pie from┬áRanch 616 (served in a frito pie snack bag!) at the Austin Film Festival’s Film & Food Fundraising event last week and it was my favorite dish of the night. So tasty!
Here’s a quick and dirty picture from my iPhone.
The frito pie they are serving at Jo’s today will be …

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