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[26 Oct 2008 | 5 Comments | 7,268 views]
Late Night Bite at Parkside

Austin’s late night dining scene has a classy new addition with parkside, a bar/restaurant with upstairs patio location on 6th and San Jacinto.

I’ve been there twice in the past two weeks — once when Monica and I had 20 minutes to grab dinner in between two Austin Film Festival screenings, and last night. Brandon and I went to an amazing Ray LaMontagne concert at the Paramount Theatre and were starving when it ended at 10:30 p.m. We felt like French food so we headed over to Chez Nous but it …

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[26 Oct 2008 | 6 Comments | 1,951 views]
Four Ounces of Heaven

Thanks to cousin Jami, a new frozen treat has entered my life. It’s called Brazos Supreme Ice Cream and it’s fresh goat milk ice cream produced by Wateroak Farm (Texas) from fresh dairy. There are three base flavors, vanilla, chocolate and coffee from which are derived the 50 or so flavors.

Today at Fresh Plus, my neighborhood grocery store, it seemed like there were no duplicates among the dozens of 4 oz. ice cream containers in stock. There was Eggnog, Java Jolt, Cafe Vienna, Mocha Almond Fudge, Butter Rum, Key …

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[24 Oct 2008 | 5 Comments | 2,288 views]
Flip Happy Crepes = Heaven on Earth

This is the hardest blog to write. I feel the way an apprentice might have felt when trying to pay tribute to their master craftsman during the Middle Ages. That might sound like a stretch but what I’m trying to convey to you is that Flip Happy Crepes exemplifies the reason I blog about food.

The women who started the business were moms who are pursuing their passion for wonderful food while making sure that they are actively involved with their children’s lives. That is why the business keeps such odd …

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[21 Oct 2008 | 5 Comments | 1,818 views]
Jason’s Deli – Texas Born ‘n Bread

Last night Daniel very sweetly treated me to dinner at Jason’s Deli, where he is director of eMarketing and PR. We chatted with his boss (and step brother) Lee Greer, the chief marketing officer, about restaurants, food, marketing and PR. I was in heaven!
Daniel and I split the Bagelini, a hot pressed turkey sandwich with provolone, homemade guacamole, lettuce, tomato, onion, and peppers. That came with blue corn chips and fresh homemade salsa that rivals the delicious salsa served at Texas French Bread. He also let me try the Ciabatta-Bing! …

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Tasty Bits »

[17 Oct 2008 | 4 Comments | 1,145 views]

In these tough economic times, we are lucky to live in a city like Austin where there is lots to do without spending outrageous sums of money. Forbes magazine just ranked Austin #1 in terms of residents getting the best value for their money.
I’m always looking for ways to save and wanted to share this great link from Katie S. that lists out 1/2 price appetizers and other restaurant deals across the city. It even separates them out by day of the week so that you can plan the best …

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[15 Oct 2008 | No Comment | 1,032 views]

Check out this link to get $5 off any Whole Foods purchase of $25 or more through next Wednesday, Oct. 22. It’s a tiny bailout from our friendly neighborhood grocer!

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[15 Oct 2008 | 6 Comments | 2,366 views]
Lunch Express – An Hour in India

Today Megan and I stole away from work for an hour to participate in a “lunch express” class at Whole Foods Culinary Center. We won the time entry drawing at the last staff meeting so our company actually paid for the class — only $18/person.

Our teacher, Shefaly Ravula, has roots in multiple parts of India and has been cooking and teaching regional Indian cuisine for several years.
We filed into the classroom and sat in rows where we enjoyed a full meal while learning how to prepare a menu of mostly …

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