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[24 Apr 2011 | 23 Comments | 6,723 views]
Contigo Austin: First Impressions

Last night, Adam and I visited Contigo Austin, that he learned was open through a little social media detective work. They are currently in their soft opening period, with the grand opening announced for May 7. We are super excited about Contigo because:

It is an 8 minute drive, 45 minute walk, and 2.5 miles away from our house
We can hang out with all of our friends who live nearby — including those with kids!
It’s dog friendly
They have a great menu that includes interesting drinks, small plates, and entrees

Here’s the sign …

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[23 Apr 2011 | 16 Comments | 3,118 views]
Austin Post: Jodi Bart Wins the Whole Foods Foodie Fantasy Contest

Thank you to Michelle Savage-Mena for writing this story about me for the Austin Post!

By Michelle Savage-Mena
Monday April 18, 2011
It’s probably not a surprise to her parents, who always heard their young daughter hum with bliss while eating, but the all grown up Jodi Bart, creator of the delectably local Tasty Touring food blog, sure was surprised today to win the Whole Foods Foodie Fantasy Contest. Now Bart and a buddy will go on a feeding frenzy from Berlin to Amsterdam to Bruges to Paris with a couple stops at producers in …

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Recipes »

[18 Apr 2011 | 11 Comments | 4,244 views]
Chocolate Covered Caramel Matzo, AKA Matzo Crack

It’s Passover and that means it’s time for my annual tradition of making matzo crack for the seder. Two years ago, I posted a recipe from The Mensch Chef. This year, I decided to make the version from David Lebovitz with coaching from Emily G. of Wild and Crazy Pearl.
Whether you spell it matzo, matzah, or matzoh — when you cover it with caramel, chocolate, and other goodies, it’s just plain delicious. It’s called crack because you crack the matzo squares into pieces and also because when you try some, …

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Tasty Bits, Travels »

[18 Apr 2011 | 39 Comments | 4,168 views]
Thank You All! We Did It!

As I refreshed my Facebook screen for the umpteenth time this morning, I saw my profile picture next to an update from Whole Foods. It didn’t register at first, but as the realization hit me that I was the winner of Whole Food’s national food blogger contest to win a trip to Europe, I screamed and started running around the office, hugging everyone and jumping up and down! Here is that update:

And on the contest page, the win was confirmed!

Thank you to everyone who voted for me — especially those …

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Memories, Travels »

[17 Apr 2011 | One Comment | 4,882 views]
Wonders of New Mexico: Road Trip 2011

Adam and I drove almost without stopping from Marathon, TX to Roswell, NM to check out the UFO Museum. After five hours in the car, I kind of looked like an alien myself.  While this “From Roswell to Your Kitchen” cookbook looked intriguing from the cover, it was actually just recipes from local folks for things they enjoy making at home — no recipes from aliens here.
I’ve spent time in Santa Fe before, and knew it was at high altitude. However, last time, I had a couple days to acclimate …

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Media, Memories »

[14 Apr 2011 | 15 Comments | 3,487 views]
We Can Do It!

As of this writing, there are 27 hours left to vote in Whole Foods’ national Foodie Fantasy contest and I’m the only contestant from Austin! I’m so appreciative of the Statesman and the Chronicle for encouraging their readers to vote for me.
Thank you to everyone on Facebook who has been voting for me over the past week and a half. Your support means so much to me and no matter what happens, I’ll be grateful. If you haven’t voted, you can potentially vote twice before the contest ends — …

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[9 Apr 2011 | 2 Comments | 4,636 views]
The Republic of Austin Has Decreed: Vote for Jodi!

Thank you to Chris Lynn, editor of the Austin blog Republic of Austin, for encouraging his readers to vote for me to win the trip to Europe from Whole Foods. You Rawk, Chris!
Help Austin food blogger Tasty Touring win a European  dream trip. [FUNNY VIDEO]
2011 APRIL 8
by Chris Apollo Lynn
One of our favorite local food bloggers, Jodi Bart from Tasty Touring, has made it to the finals of the Whole Foods Foodie Fantasy Contest. If she wins, she’ll get to go on a kick-a European tour of food hotspots across …

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