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[13 Dec 2011 | 3 Comments | 2,942 views]
Snap Kitchen: Some Favorite Dishes

I’m now mid-way through my 21-day Snap Kitchen Commit Program. As I wrote in the first post, Snap paid for 2/3 of the program in exchange for me writing four posts about the experience.
I approached Snap Kitchen about working with them because I already knew that their food was delicious, and much more varied and flavorful than their competitors. I was thrilled when they agreed to work with me!
While it has been a challenge to pass up all of the sweets at the office and at parties this time of …

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[3 Dec 2011 | 4 Comments | 2,000 views]
Sunday, Dec. 4: Thai Food for Flood Relief

A tight-knit Central Texas community has organized an important fundraiser, and local fans of Thai food won’t believe what they have put together. Over two dozen area restaurants will be offering their favorite dishes on a rotating schedule at an all-you-can-eat buffet, complete with live music and a cash bar, in downtown Austin at Thai Passion (620 Congress Avenue # 105  Austin, TX 78701).
Well known local favorites Madame Mam’s, Satay, Titaya’s, Chon Som, Little Thai, Sub Sin, hosts Thai Passion, and more are all teaming up to raise money for …

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[29 Nov 2011 | No Comment | 2,057 views]
Tasty Tuesdays: Edible Austin Eat Drink Local Week

Saturday kicks off Edible Austin Eat Drink Local Week (formerly Eat Local Week), and there are tons of activities to enjoy for some very good causes. Proceeds from the week’s event will be sent to support Urban Roots, the Sustainable Food Center, and of course local small business owners.

Activities kick off with the Urban Farm Bicycle Tour this Saturday ($30 for adults – children under 16 are free).

Other events include:

Springdale Farm’s Pig Roast and Harvest Dinner at 4 p.m. Saturday ($30)
A Coffee and Chocolate Festival at 11 a.m. Sunday at …

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[25 Nov 2011 | 27 Comments | 2,263 views]
Holiday Gifts You Can Buy Online

It’s Black Friday at almost 3 p.m., and we haven’t left the house because we’re afraid of all the shoppers out for Black Friday! With my fear of dealing with traffic and lines and general frustration, it seemed like perfect timing to share some holiday gift ideas for those who like me, want to buy as many gifts as possible online.
One of my favorite gift ideas are cookbooks and coffee table books. I love something that is both useful and beautiful at the same time. When the PR firm for …

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[22 Nov 2011 | 12 Comments | 5,414 views]
Tasty Tuesdays: Best Food Trucks in Austin

The Austin food scene is constantly changing. It was announced last week that a local favorite, Odd Duck Farm to Trailer, is closing. Chef Bryce Gilmore is smart to focus on Barley Swine, his brick and mortar restaurant that has gotten rave reviews nationally.
And while some other old favorites have closed, or just gone downhill, there are new trailers constantly coming onto the scene to replace them. Last week, I got to try one of them — The Seedling Truck by the people who run Royal Fig Catering.

If the goat cheese polenta …

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