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[1 Dec 2012 | No Comment | 1,982 views]

My mother-in-law sent me this trailer for a documentary film that is being made about the traditional Jewish deli. The doc will actually focus on Ziggy Gruber, the owner of Kenny & Ziggy’s. This twelve minute preview of the film is totally worth watching — it made me hungry, it shows the passion that Ziggy has for what he does, and it talks about the history of the deli. Enjoy (video embedded below).

Deli Man Trailer from Erik Anjou on Vimeo.
For more on the film, check out this post by Robb …

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[14 Nov 2012 | One Comment | 2,824 views]
Out-of-Town Visitors’ Austin Recommendations: Part 3

Our wedding guests sent in some great recommendations for me to pass on to other visitors to Austin. Here’s part three of the series.
Emily Goodstein of Wild and Crazy Pearl
Tacodeli continues to be a favorite food destination in Austin. I look forward to many more mornings there with Lucy Bart by my side sitting at a picnic table. I love knowing that “The Otto” with egg is called “The Craig” (THANKS KENNY); Editor’s Note: It turns out “The Craig” is an invention of one of my most dear, creative, …

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[13 Nov 2012 | No Comment | 4,320 views]
Out-of-Town Visitors’ Austin Recommendations: Part 2

Our wedding guests sent in some great recommendations for me to pass on to other visitors to Austin. Here’s part two of the series.
Rachel Lanman:
From an out of towner/former local, my favorites:

Yummy brunch at Olivia– especially their fried chicken
Getting Upper Crust cinnamon rolls and coffee at Flipnotics on the way to Barton Springs
Green chile queso from Torchy’s
Pimento cheese sandwich and Tom’s Fudge from Wheatsville Co-op

Disappointment:

Ice cream at Lick

Biggest tip:
When time is tight, it’s never too late (or early) to get your Texas fix– 9 a.m. Salt Lick BBQ breakfast tacos …

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[12 Nov 2012 | 7 Comments | 3,779 views]
Out-of-Town Visitors’ Austin Recommendations: Part 1

The vast majority of our wedding guests were from out of town, and I asked them what their most–and least favorite Austin experiences were. We did offer them a list of some of our favorite spots to give them a head start on their research. Here is part one of their recommendations after getting a taste of Austin:
Steven Weise:

Food wise, great BBQ brisket taco at Stubb’s.
Disappointed with Casino [El Camino] – one hour wait for a burger when the place was empty (we left).
Minna Golden:
Here is a photo of our …

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[8 Nov 2012 | 14 Comments | 3,751 views]
Slurping Down the Austin Ramen Scene

Austin is buzzing about ramen, thanks to two restaurants currently serving what I’m told is authentic Japanese ramen — Komé and Ramen Tatsu-Ya. Now that I’ve had a chance to try both, I wanted to share pictures and first impressions from the point of view of someone new to this dish.
Komé serves ramen only at lunch, and they offer three varieties for about $9 each — shoyu ramen, miso ramen, and tonkotsu ramen. The ramen comes with lots of goodies along with the broth and fresh noodles — the tonkotsu …

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[5 Nov 2012 | 15 Comments | 2,581 views]
The Sandwich Project

Adam designed our wedding website, and the best part of the site was definitely the “ADAM + JODI” banner he created from scratch. It all happened on a Sunday in May when Adam had the inspiration of making our names out of sandwiches.
We started the day with brunch at Noble Pig with Emily G. and Kenny P. As we were waiting for our meal, Adam took the lead on brainstorming lists of different types of bread and sandwiches.
After brunch, I took a nap while Adam and Emily went to Central …

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[31 Oct 2012 | 17 Comments | 5,074 views]
Hospitality Bags for Wedding Guests

In planning our wedding, two things that I put a lot of thought into was (well, other than every little detail surrounding the wedding) the hotel where the guests would be staying and their hospitality bags to welcome them to Austin. The hotel we chose was the Sheraton Austin, and we went with that hotel because we liked the location near downtown and with easy access to the highway, the lobby was bright and welcoming, and the rooms were clean and each bed had white sheets and comforters (meaning they …

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