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[18 Oct 2010 | No Comment | 2,029 views]
Central Market’s Salute to Cheese

It’s election season and Central Market is creatively branding their October focus on cheese to “melt” in nicely with all the political talk. It’s called “Hail to the Cheese” and the celebration will continue through Tuesday, Oct. 26.

Adam and I were at Central Market North this weekend, and picked up the “Cheese Guide” below to thumb through. Most “marketing material” is the kind of thing I pick up and almost immediately throw away, but this one is a keeper!
It includes suggestions for cheese plates, descriptions of different kinds of cheeses, …

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[12 Oct 2010 | 7 Comments | 2,731 views]
Texas Book Festival Events for Food Lovers

If you’re in Austin this weekend, love books, and love food, you are in luck. The Texas Book Festival will take over the Texas Capitol grounds on Saturday, Oct. 16 and Sunday, Oct. 17. Schedule of events of interest to foodies below.
See you there!

Saturday in the Texas Book Festival Cooking Tent at the Texas Capitol
11 Р12: Amanda Hesser, The Essential New York Times Cookbook.
12:30 Р1:30: Wes Marshall and Mark Oldman, Writing about Wine: Why We Love the Vine. Moderated by TRIO sommelier Mark Sayre.
2 – 3: Matt Lewis and Renato …

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[8 Oct 2010 | 4 Comments | 2,289 views]
ACL Weekend: Links to Get Down

Just wanted to share some quick link love for those going to ACL this weekend. I’m unfortunately not going to be at Zilker, but wanted to share some good ideas to make your days on the lawn easier and more delicious.
Mike Sutter at the Statesman has a list of the all-star food menu (and drink menu) at ACL.

If you haven’t been before, you are in for a treat with the food, but potentially disappointment in the drinks menu, which features only crappy national beer brands, none of the local brews …

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[4 Oct 2010 | No Comment | 2,883 views]
Small Organic Farm Uses QR Codes

Note: This information is co-posted on Mobilisms, a Fleishman-Hillard blog.
At Fleishman, we think QR codes are pretty cool. We worked closely with an automotive client to experiment with them during SXSW 2010 by positioning QR codes on different parts of a vehicle we were previewing.
Conference-goers interested in learning more about a specific feature could scan those codes, reading and saving the information to their smartphones.
Shopping one day at the Whole Foods Flagship store in Austin, TX, I was amazed to see a QR code displayed in the egg department. This …

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[27 Sep 2010 | 5 Comments | 4,070 views]
Foot (and Back) Heaven in New York’s Chinatown

From Joe’s Shanghai (see yesterday’s blog to read about my soup dumpling adventure in NYC), I walked across the street to Foot Heaven for a massage.
Earlier in the week, I sent out an email asking friends to recommend a cheap massage place, preferably in Chinatown, and Jillian recommended this spot. I made an appointment (although they take walk-ins as well) for an hour long acupressure back rub ($45).
For those accustomed to high-end massage experiences, Foot Heaven could be an unpleasant surprise. The atmosphere, while calm, is not stylish or particularly …

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