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[6 May 2012 | 3 Comments | 2,147 views]
Austin’s May Food Events

On May 8, Beth M. Howard will be at Book People to talk about and sign copies of her memoir, “Making Piece: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Pie.”

On May 9, Central Market will kick off their two week celebration of all things French. Their Passport to France events will include lots of delicious sampling opportunities in the store (especially the evening of May 9 and on the weekends), daily live music and entertainment, cooking classes, additional products imported from France, including over forty new cheeses, and more.
Highlights include:

Creperie open daily from …

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[29 Apr 2012 | 18 Comments | 3,260 views]
Tim Love Preaches Grill Gospel at the Austin Food & Wine Festival

I have a fear of cooking meat. I’m most comfortable with vegetarian dishes, and will occasionally make seafood or chicken, but I have never cooked and served a thick, juicy, steak. Growing up, my parents would regularly use our gas grill to make burgers, flank steak, kabobs, and more, but I never ventured to the grill to learn how to do it myself.
When I saw that Ft. Worth based Tim Love was leading interactive grilling demos at the Austin Food & Wine Festival, I saw the perfect opportunity to conquer my …

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[25 Apr 2012 | 12 Comments | 2,875 views]
Our (Second) Wedding Venue

When Adam and I got married on Christmas Day, 2011, we were already in the process of planning our wedding for October, 2012. After weeks of visiting dozens of venues, we had chosen one that felt truly special to us, and had hired a wedding planner. We took a hiatus from planning “Wedding B” as we started calling it in order to focus on planning “Wedding A” — which included many ups and downs in the month that we worked on pulling it together. As you know if you read …

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[3 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 5,504 views]
Austin’s Delicious April Events

I am hearing about so many wonderful-sounding events in the month of April, and wanted to share them here with you, as well as list them for my own reference.

Funky Chicken Coop Tour
Saturday, April 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The purpose of this tour is to encourage city residents to raise chickens at home by demonstrating the many ways that chicken (and other poultry) housing can be incorporated into urban residence without violating city ordinances or creating a nuisance.  Buy your “ticket(s)” in advance online for pick up …

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[18 Mar 2012 | 2 Comments | 10,231 views]
My Juice Fast Results

Lots of folks have been asking me questions about the juice fast I did a few weeks ago. Here are the most FAQs:
Q: Did you go the full ten days?
A: I drank only juice for nine days and decided I’d had enough. My first non-juice meal was a glass of red wine and veggie sushi with some friends. I tried to be careful about what I ate for the first 24-hours just in case my stomach was more sensitive than usual, but didn’t have any issues.
Q: Did you lose weight? …

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[6 Mar 2012 | 6 Comments | 4,189 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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[4 Mar 2012 | 46 Comments | 8,640 views]
New Restaurants in Austin

Those making their annual pilgrimage to Austin for SXSW this week may be interested to know what’s new in the Austin food scene since last year. The focus of this post is on brick and mortar restaurants; A Mike’s Life covered new food trailers since last year. For more ideas on where to eat in and near Austin, spend some time checking out the Austin Food Blogger Alliance’s Austin City Guide.
This post isn’t meant to be a comprehensive guide to every new restaurant that has opened over the past year, but it is …

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