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[14 Nov 2010 | 10 Comments | 6,949 views]
East Side Drive In Rocks Austin

There’s a new trailer park in town — at least new to me — and it’s called the East Side Drive In. I visited during a self-guided trailer tour that I helped organize for the Jewish Community Association of Austin’s Young Adult Division (YAD).
In case you are confused like I was, the East Side Drive In is located on East 6th and San Marcos. There is another trailer park with a similar name on East Cesar Chavez — that’s the East Austin Trailer Park & Eatery (aka Starving Art or …

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[3 Nov 2010 | 9 Comments | 2,965 views]
Texas Wines: You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby

I love wine and I love supporting local businesses. That’s why I take every opportunity I can to learn about and taste Texas wines. Thanks to Denise Fraser and the Texas Department of Agriculture Go Texan programs to promote Texas wine, I’ve had many opportunities over the past couple years.
Recently, I was invited to attend Sunset on the Lake in Marble Falls. This event brought together about 20 Texas wine makers and a dozen local restaurants for an evening of tasting. According to TDA, there are over 180 wineries in …

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[4 Oct 2010 | 7 Comments | 3,286 views]
More Goodness from NYC Food Trucks

While my previous post focused on food trucks that were parked on weekdays during lunchtime on Park between 26 and 27, I’ll cover some other food trucks around the great metropolis known as New York in this one.
The day I met Perry of New York Street Food at Wafel & Dinges (see previous post if you missed it), Adam and our friend Josh met us, and Perry recommended that we walk over to the Desi Truck parked at 27th and 5th Avenue since they were in the mood for Indian …

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[29 Sep 2010 | 15 Comments | 6,015 views]
NYC Food Trucks on Park Avenue

Thanks to Twitter, @??? (Tony ?), connected me to Perry from @nystfood, who e-mailed me a list of some of his favorite food trucks in the city. At the moment, Perry specializes in Manhattan food trucks, which served me just fine, since we would be spending most of the week in the city. Lunches were unplanned, due to my work schedule, so I was hoping to visit a handful of food trucks midday. Thanks to Perry and his wonderful site, that’s exactly what I did.
While the trucks park in various …

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[4 Jul 2010 | 9 Comments | 3,702 views]
Cuvee Coffee Roasting Company

About one month ago, Mike and Rashelle McKim opened their backyard to about a dozen tasty tourers for a visit to their roasting facility in Spicewood.
You have probably tried Cuvee beans if you’ve ordered a cuppa Joe at Caffe Medici, Houndstooth, Once Over, or Thunderbird.
McKim included lots of interesting information for geeks and trivia nerds alike. His beans come from Central and South America and he purchases one year’s worth during the annual harvest. He told us that most countries harvest once a year except for Colombia.
While burlap bags are the traditional container …

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