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[23 Sep 2009 | 55 Comments | 37,180 views]
Pitching Food Bloggers: My Point of View

As a public relations professional and a food blogger, I’m in a unique position to give feedback on public relations efforts targeting food bloggers.
While I’ve been thinking about this topic for a while, reading Food Mayhem’s thoughtful post on the subject really inspired me.
Overall, I think it’s great that blogs are being recognized as influential by restaurants and companies. Bloggers generally have loyal readers who trust their opinion and count on them for reviews, opinions, and insight. Companies are and should be building these relationships and getting their relevant products …

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[20 Sep 2009 | 6 Comments | 2,047 views]
Birthday Appeal: Keep Austin Pets Alive!

The pets in our lives have a unique way of making every day better, helping us take ourselves less seriously, and learn to live in the joy of each moment. Last week as I was driving to work, I heard my friend Laura on the radio talk about an organization she works with called Austin Pets Alive! She was talking about a dog that was rescued the day before and was working to raise money to help fix his hind legs that would drag behind him when he walked.
I was …

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[16 Sep 2009 | 29 Comments | 3,868 views]
Austin Cocktail Throwdown 2009

Congratulations on being the potential winner of two spots on the guest list for the 2009 Austin Cocktail Throwdown! If you win, you’ll be part of the exclusive event at the super cool Gibson Guitar Showroom in Penn Field on Thursday, Sept. 24. This is an invite-only event where the drinks will be free and a’flowin!

Since 2004, the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB) and Tito’s Handmade Vodka have awarded “The Official Drink of Austin” to a local drinking establishment. For the first four years, bartenders competed to create a …

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[7 Sep 2009 | 10 Comments | 5,664 views]
Eat Local, Do Good, and Taste Austin

Labor Day marks the traditional end of summer and while the weather is still in the upper 90′s, calendars and inboxes are filling up with fun events around town.
Austin Restaurant Week kicks off on Sunday, Sept. 13-16 and the following week — Sept. 20-23. The event is a great opportunity to try fixed price meals at higher end eateries throughout the city from $25-$35. Five percent of the proceeds will go to the Sustainable Food Center and AIDS Services of Austin.
On Sunday, Sept. 13, the JCAA invites the community to …

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[30 Aug 2009 | 26 Comments | 5,452 views]
A New and Improved Tasty Touring

After what feels like months of planning, I’m so proud to share the new site with you.
Thank you to Leslie Williams, the graphic designer who turned an idea about a greasy spoon 1950s diner into a whimsical visual for the header. I love the old school theme and playful logo.
Tasty Touring is now powered by WordPress instead of Blogspot, allowing me to share information in a more interactive and user-friendly way.
You can now easily:

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