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[13 Jan 2014 | No Comment | 8,930 views]
Austin Food and Drink Recommendations

Tonight I was invited to speak at the monthly meeting of the Austin Concierge and Guest Services Association. The event was held at the Hotel Ella with a delicious family-style meal provided by their on-site restaurant – Goodall’s.
I’m a huge fan of concierges – in fact, before I had an iPhone, I had the Four Seasons concierge desk on speed dial for those times when I was away from a computer and needed a recommendation. There was limited time to talk about food and drink in Austin during the meeting, …

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[18 Jun 2013 | No Comment | 5,817 views]
Favorite Austin Eats

Last week, I wrote a guest blog post for my friend Chris’ site — Republic of Austin – on my favorite restaurants in Austin. The piece was a response to the Austin Chronicle‘s recent list of “First Plates” — top restaurants chosen by their food critics.

Here’s a link to the post, which includes a list of the 66 restaurants that the Chronicle staff and I agreed on, as well as the 50 that were on my list, but not on theirs.
And here’s a complete list of my current favorite Austin restaurants (there are 116):

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[1 Mar 2013 | 12 Comments | 46,789 views]
25 Recommended Downtown Austin Restaurants

Sometimes, when people visit Austin for the weekend, or for events like SXSW, they decide not to rent a car if they are staying downtown. Downtown Austin used to be sort of a ghost town as far as great restaurants went, with a few sprinkled here and there, but not enough to sustain even a weekend visitor very easily. Luckily, Austin is growing like mad, and new restaurants are opening every week.

For the Austin City Guide, I’ve pulled together a list of my top 25 downtown restaurants, with “downtown” in …

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[25 Feb 2013 | 28 Comments | 26,708 views]
Austin City Guide: New Restaurants

According to Forbes, Austin is the fastest growing city in America. Even more impressively, Austin has held on to the number one spot on this list for three years in a row.

It’s my honor to share with you a list of some of the restaurants to make a splash in our fair city over the past year for The Austin Food Blogger Alliance’s 2013 Austin City Guide. I sourced the list from my own research as well as by combing through posts from Addie Broyles Openings/Closings category in Relish Austin and Andrea …

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[19 Jun 2012 | 20 Comments | 4,989 views]
Recommended Austin Food Trucks

I’m often asked about my favorite food trucks, or those I most recommend in town since there are so many. Here is a list of trucks that are either my favorites, or those that I know many other people enjoy.
South of the River

Dock and Roll – Lobster Roll

La Boite Cafe – Almond Croissants, Macarons

Flip Happy Crepes – Sweet and Savory
Gourdough’s – Big. Fat. Donuts.

Holy Cacao – Drinking chocolate, Brass Cake Balls
The Ice Cream Social – house-made waffle cones, unique ice cream flavors

J Mueller – ribs
The Mighty Cone – made famous …

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