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[1 Apr 2011 | 14 Comments | 2,925 views]
Austin Bakes for Japan and an Update

I’ve missed connecting with everyone through the blog these past two weeks and wanted to share what’s been happening in my world.
Professional:
I have a new full-time gig doing PR and social media for SolarWinds, an IT management software company. I’m “drinking through the fire hose” as they say in corporate America — but loving every minute! Best food-related perk of the new gig? They cater in lunch twice a week from local Austin businesses! If you have any recommendations for local companies that would be interested in catering an upcoming company …

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[16 Mar 2011 | 34 Comments | 6,078 views]
SXSW: The Latest in Food Applications

I spent the past four days at South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) conference, and my mind is jam packed with new information about our crazy connected online world. Thanks to friends at Whole Foods, I also spent part of the weekend at the Techmunch, an amazing conference for food bloggers. Those interested in hearing more about Techmunch should check out Natanya Anderson’s notes on her new blog, Social Feasting.
The panel I’ve decided to share with you all is one I attended yesterday, a SXSWi core conversation called “How Technology is …

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[13 Mar 2011 | 7 Comments | 8,713 views]
Where to Eat and Shop in Marathon, Texas

So now you know where to stay if you ever drive through Marathon, in West Texas. And while the Gage is a huge draw for this small town, they also have some great places to eat and a few gems for shopping.
Where to Eat Dinner:
If you visit Marathon, I’d guess that you’ll probably plan to be there just one night, unless you have some serious chilling out time. Our first night in Marathon, Adam and I ate at 12 Gage, the upscale restaurant that is part of the Gage hotel. …

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[13 Mar 2011 | 7 Comments | 6,122 views]
Gage Hotel: Where to Stay in Marathon, Texas

On my recent week and a half long road trip, I had the wonderful opportunity to stay in Marathon for two nights — on the way out to New Mexico and also on the way home. For those unfamiliar with this tiny town of around 500 residents, it is best known for three things:

It is home to the Gage Hotel, a historic and elegant building circa 1927.
It’s close to Marfa, a popular arts and food destination for Austinites and East Coast art lovers.
It’s 40 miles north of Big Bend National Park, …

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[12 Mar 2011 | 15 Comments | 6,413 views]
Road Trip to West Texas and New Mexico

This is the first in a series of posts I’ll write about a road trip I just took from Austin to New Mexico and back. All in all, I drove a total of 2,400 miles in ten days of travel that took me from Austin –> Junction –> Marfa –> Marathon –> Roswell –> Santa Fe –> Albuquerque –> Santa Fe –> Truth or Consequences –> Hatch –> White Sands National Monument –> Marathon –> Marfa –> Austin.
A huge thank you to my love Adam, for joining me on the …

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[10 Mar 2011 | 13 Comments | 7,840 views]
A Long Weekend in Austin

Austin has become quite the tourist destination. According to a 2011 study from Brookings, Austin is the top city in the U.S. right now for recent college grads, and The Atlantic says it “could be America’s hottest city at the moment.”
Many visitors are traveling to Austin as I type this to participate in the SXSW interactive, film, and music conferences. Most of these folks are going to be attending just one conference, others will stay for longer. However, since we Americans are known for our limited vacation time, I thought …

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[6 Mar 2011 | 29 Comments | 7,024 views]
Austin Visitor’s Guide to Late Night Eats

It boggles my mind that SXSW and the huge crush of people it brings to Austin is starting in just a few days. In order to help out-of-towners navigate our local food scene, a group of Austinites with food blogs have decided to update and expand the Food Bloggers’ Guide to Austin, first published in 2010.

I’ll be updating my posts from last year — 24 Hour Eats and Austin Overrated. I must warn you that other than the closing of Katz’s Deli, not much has changed in the open 24 …

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