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[3 Nov 2010 | 9 Comments | 2,872 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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[25 Oct 2010 | 5 Comments | 2,338 views]
Dallas’ The Pearl Cup

I think of Dallas as a chain restaurant kind of town. My firm has an office downtown and like many business districts, the only coffee shops around are places like Starbucks.
On a recent business trip, I asked my cab driver to stop off at The Pearl Cup, a newish coffee shop in Dallas off Henderson Avenue, opened by two women who moved to Dallas a few years back from Austin.

Turns out that Messay, my cab driver, is a coffee addict too. However, he’s a big Starbucks fan. He likes the darkest roast …

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[6 Oct 2010 | No Comment | 2,548 views]
Jeff’s East Village Eating Tour

Austinites, thank you for your patience! This is my final NYC blog of 2010.
I loved it when my brother Jeff suggested he would take Adam and I on an eating tour of the East Village, tasting some of his favorite bites in the city.
The tour included some walking and lots of talking, punctuated by small meals. Our first stop was Porchetta, where we ordered the $10 Porchetta sandwich, dividing it into three.
I loved the delicious, porky, goodness and the crispy bits of skin.
Our next stop was just down the street …

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[5 Oct 2010 | 3 Comments | 2,359 views]
Brooklyn’s Buttermilk Channel Brunch

This post is especially drool-worthy and I’ll let the photos speak for themselves. When we were in New York, our friends recommended brunch at Buttermilk Channel. It sounded so fluffy and delicious!
I was curious about the freshly-made sour cream donuts so ordered one up for us to share. It was good, but a little heavy for my taste. At $2, it was a worthwhile investment.
Laura ordered the Eggs Huntington and shared a bite with me. I loved the buttermilk biscuit!
Adam ordered the Short Rib Hash and that hash sure was …

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[4 Oct 2010 | 7 Comments | 3,205 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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