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[6 Mar 2012 | 6 Comments | 4,939 views]
Austin Food Blogger Favorites and City Guide

I’m so excited to share the Austin Food Blogger Alliance’s 2012 Austin City Guide and the first-ever¬†Austin Food Blogger Favorites.

The City Guide includes over 65 blog posts written by 45 members of the Austin Food Blogger Alliance, covering a wide variety of topics. This includes what’s new, ethnic eats, eating mindfully, special occasions, beverages, food-related activities, and restaurants by location.
The Austin Food Blogger Favorites includes over 40 categories, with about half of the over 100 members participating in the survey.
Earlier today, I did a little promotion for the City Guide …

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[24 Feb 2012 | 44 Comments | 9,949 views]
Best Italian in Austin

I’m very excited to be participating in the Austin Food Blogger Alliance’s 2012 City Guide, a compilation of posts with recommendations on food and drink in our fair city. My first contribution is this guide to the best Italian food in Austin. Now, when I moved to Austin in late 2003, the Italian offerings were pretty slim. Vespaio, which is still one of the best Italian restaurants in town, was open, but to my memory, there wasn’t much else in terms of really good Italian food.

Since then, the Italian food …

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[31 Jan 2012 | 8 Comments | 5,838 views]
Tasty Tuesdays: The Austin Scene is Blowin’ Up

There are lots of new, big, and fun things happening in the Austin food scene lately and since I haven’t had time to blog much in 2012, I thought I’d just throw down a list of some of the news that is making me wiggle around in my seat with excitement!
Upscale Eating

Bistrot Mirabelle: A romantic neighborhood bistro in Mesa Hills serving southern French-inspired dishes for lunch, dinner, and Sunday ¬†brunch. I visited recently for an event and absolutely loved their mussels, along with a chocolate chocolate cookie, and am looking …

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[6 Dec 2011 | 18 Comments | 3,807 views]
Tasty Tuesdays: Best Cocktails in Austin

I’ve been thinking a lot about cocktails lately, and December just feels like such a cocktail-friendly time of year with all of the celebrations going on around town. Also, with the cocktail scene growing and so many interesting cocktails being created, I figured it was time for a Tasty Tuesdays on the best cocktails in Austin.
For this edition of Tasty Tuesdays, feel free to share your favorite bars, bartenders, and individual cocktails. Some of mine, in no particular order, include:

The Tigress
East Side Show Room
La Condesa
Bar Congress

Cocktail Historian

David Alan, aka The …

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[29 Nov 2011 | No Comment | 2,854 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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