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[17 Oct 2009 | 13 Comments | 4,500 views]
Free Samples Day

Today I’m at the mercy of the food and beverage marketers of the world. My level of fullness is completely dependent on the plans for today’s grocery store merchants and food publicists to offer tasty and nutritious snacks. Adam and I are heading down to meet David Becker at the downtown Farmer’s Market to begin our quest for free samples.

The mission: Live off of free samples for a full day and live blog the experience on both Tasty Touring and The Forty Days.
Please feel free to follow along here or …

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[12 Oct 2009 | 5 Comments | 3,146 views]
Austin Food Deals – Random Tips and Social Media

This is kind of bittersweet — the third in the Austin Food Deals series. Thanks to everyone that shared their tips in the cocktail throwdown post. Thank you again to Moriah Butler for the research assistance.
Random Tips
This one is from Adam — If you get a meal at Wendy’s you can upgrade from a soda to a Frostee for 15 cents.

If you happen upon a farmers market about an hour before they close, there may be discounts on over-ripe or slightly imperfect fruit and veggies that are perfectly good. David …

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[5 Oct 2009 | 15 Comments | 3,843 views]
Austin Food Deals – Apps, Happy Hours, Price Fixe

Welcome to the second in a series of three Austin Food Deals posts. Yesterday, the topic was “Freebies and Groceries.” Today the focus is on complimentary appetizers, happy hours, and price fixe menus.
Thanks again to Moriah Butler, communications major at the University of Texas, for her generous fact checking help.
Complimentary Appetizers
When I go out for a nice meal, I love a little gesture that makes me feel welcomed and special from the get-go. An easy way to do that — warm up some rolls and serve some whipped butter with …

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[4 Oct 2009 | 16 Comments | 6,612 views]
Austin Food Deals – Freebies and Groceries

I’ve been thinking about all of the great Austin food secrets for a while now — things I have learned over the years from friends, articles, and personal experiences. To be honest, I was worried about some of these secrets getting out. What if too many people take advantage and they aren’t sustainable or less special?
But then I realized that in sharing our knowledge and secrets with each other, we become inspired to give back even more and the entire community benefits. Many of the businesses below have earned a …

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[24 Sep 2009 | No Comment | 2,363 views]
Taste of ACL on KGSR with Chefs from Hudson’s and Torchy’s

If you are like most ACL-goers, you’ll be eating about six meals at Austin City Limits. According to the FAQ, you are not allowed to bring your own food into the park. However, you can bring an empty Nalgene bottle or a couple of factory-sealed water-bottles to refill throughout the weekend.
Today, I had the opportunity to meet some of the chefs participating in the AWESOME Austin City Limits Food Court. If you have been to ACL before, you know that I’m not kidding. The food is generally great!
Jeff Blank from …

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