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[14 Nov 2012 | One Comment | 1,714 views]
Out-of-Town Visitors’ Austin Recommendations: Part 3

Our wedding guests sent in some great recommendations for me to pass on to other visitors to Austin. Here’s part three of the series.
Emily Goodstein of Wild and Crazy Pearl
Tacodeli continues to be a favorite food destination in Austin. I look forward to many more mornings there with Lucy Bart by my side sitting at a picnic table. I love knowing that “The Otto” with egg is called “The Craig” (THANKS KENNY); Editor’s Note: It turns out “The Craig” is an invention of one of my most dear, creative, …

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[13 Nov 2012 | No Comment | 2,277 views]
Out-of-Town Visitors’ Austin Recommendations: Part 2

Our wedding guests sent in some great recommendations for me to pass on to other visitors to Austin. Here’s part two of the series.
Rachel Lanman:
From an out of towner/former local, my favorites:

Yummy brunch at Olivia– especially their fried chicken
Getting Upper Crust cinnamon rolls and coffee at Flipnotics on the way to Barton Springs
Green chile queso from Torchy’s
Pimento cheese sandwich and Tom’s Fudge from Wheatsville Co-op

Disappointment:

Ice cream at Lick

Biggest tip:
When time is tight, it’s never too late (or early) to get your Texas fix– 9 a.m. Salt Lick BBQ breakfast tacos …

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[12 Nov 2012 | 7 Comments | 2,399 views]
Out-of-Town Visitors’ Austin Recommendations: Part 1

The vast majority of our wedding guests were from out of town, and I asked them what their most–and least favorite Austin experiences were. We did offer them a list of some of our favorite spots to give them a head start on their research. Here is part one of their recommendations after getting a taste of Austin:
Steven Weise:

Food wise, great BBQ brisket taco at Stubb’s.
Disappointed with Casino [El Camino] – one hour wait for a burger when the place was empty (we left).
Minna Golden:
Here is a photo of our …

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[19 Jun 2012 | 20 Comments | 4,925 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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[29 Nov 2011 | No Comment | 1,330 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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