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Mid-Summer Tasty Touring Linkdown: The Tasty Bits

I learned through Natanya’s Fete and Feast blog that (512) Brewing Company is having a party to celebrate their 1st anniversary this Saturday from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. If you’re legal to drink, you can tour the brewery, listen to live music, and maybe even leave with a free gift. More info here.
After stopping by (512), come out and meet me at One 2 One Bar downtown for the Cupcake Smackdown hosted by Jennie Chen, MisoHungry Makes it With Moonshine blogger and “cupcake fairy” of Central Texas. The event …

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[30 Jul 2009 | 3 Comments | 2,022 views]
Sourdough Pancakes: Four Meals in the Four Corners

Sourdough likely originated in Ancient Egypt at around 1500 BC, and was probably the first form of leavening. Sourdough was the main bread made during the California Gold Rush, the Klondike Gold Rush, and the Colorado Gold and Silver Boom of the late 1800′s AD.
The bread became so common that “sourdough” became a general nickname for the gold prospectors — especially in Northern California. Conventional leavening agents such as yeast and baking soda were less reliable at the altitudes and temperatures faced by the prospectors. The sourdough starter had to …

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[29 Jul 2009 | One Comment | 1,766 views]
Meatless Balls: Four Meals in the Four Corners

While I may not be blogging about the restaurants on this particular trip to Colorado, I did enjoy some amazing fried chicken at Southern Vittles in Lake City, fresh salsa and enchiladas at Buen Tiempo in Ouray, fish tacos at Steamworks Brewery in Durango, and an Elk burger at Handlebars in Silverton (pictured below).
At Handlebars, I was trying to decide between Elk and Buffalo after I realized I wouldn’t be able to stomach the Rocky Mountain Oysters. I was sick the night before after going four wheeling at 13,000 feet …

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[28 Jul 2009 | One Comment | 2,772 views]
Navajo Fry Bread: Four Meals in the Four Corners

I’ve been in Durango, Colorado, in the four corners region of the U.S. for the past week and today is my last day. I’m planning to share a series of four blogs, called “four meals in the four corners,” to share recipes, experiences, and photos of the trip.
According to Wikipedia, the four corners consists of southwest Colorado, northwest New Mexico, northeast Arizona and southeast Utah. The name comes from the Four Corners Monument — the only spot in the U.S. that sits on the boundaries of four states. This area …

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Interview with Nubian Queen Lola on KGSR

If you haven’t already, check out my post from last week on Nubian Queen Lola’s Cajun Soul Food in East Austin.
She is amazing and every time I see her, I leave the experience feeling so good. It didn’t hurt that she brought us delicious cajun foods to sample including her wonderful gumbo, fried catfish, beans and rice, cornbread, and more.

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Tasty Tuesdays »

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Tasty Tuesdays: Best BBQ in Central Texas

I’m a bit obsessed with Texas barbecue, or BBQ, depending on your personal preference, and have written about it quite a bit. Over the almost six years that I’ve lived in Austin, I’ve visited many of the best BBQ pits in the state ranging from Salt Lick to Smitty’s to the back entrance of the Continental Club on South Congress.
Over the past year, I’ve eaten at and written about BBQ tours in Lockhart, fancy BBQ at Lamberts, filling up before wine tasting at Opie’s, Wyatt McSpadden’s Texas BBQ book, a …

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Tony Villani and Little Deli Pizza on KGSR

My mind was blown this morning. Last week, Andy told me and Bryan that we were going to try the BEST pizza in Austin. And that it was from Little Deli. Now I’m embarrassed to say that I had never eaten at Little Deli before, even though they are one of Austin’s highest rated restaurants on Yelp due to their amazing sandwiches.
Tony took over this Crestview neighborhood lunch spot 3 years ago and has worked hard to keep the quality high and the feel personal. He added pizza about three …

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