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[2 Jun 2013 | 16 Comments | 10,688 views]
Our Texas Hill Country Wedding

For me, really feeling like a truly married person has been a gradual process over a year and a half period. Adam and I got engaged in Paris on Sept. 25, 2011, got legally married in Houston in a hastily planned ceremony on Dec. 25, 2011 (Christmas Day), and co-hosted a second wedding ceremony and celebration in Austin on Oct. 6, 2012. Last week, I officially changed my name to Jodi Bart Holzband on my driver’s license, and today I’m finally sharing some of my favorite moments from our Hill …

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[26 May 2012 | 11 Comments | 4,973 views]
Cenote Coffee, Bites, and Sips

I’m relaxing in Cenote on Cesar Chavez in East Austin on a quiet Saturday night in Austin. Cenote is as a re-purposed historic 1800′s home that has been given new life as a coffee shop on steroids. It feels like the right place to be as I’m writing my 500th post on Tasty Touring.

Built in 1887 on what was then called Water Street, the building is on Austin’s first hand-drawn map, produced for the City of Austin in 1889. The owners received the Heritage Society of Austin’s “Merit Award for Adaptive Use” in …

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[11 Nov 2011 | 12 Comments | 3,584 views]
Belgium Bites

Sending a shout out to everyone celebrating a birthday today on 11-11-11! This year, I spent my birthday in Bruges (or Brugge), Belgium. Adam and I bought a small package of candles at HEMA, one of those stores where you end up buying things you never knew you needed.
We ate our way through Bruges, and almost everywhere we stopped, Adam stuck a candle in whatever we were sampling and lit it. I got to make lots of wishes that day! Here we are at da Vinci Gelateria.
Next stop was for …

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[15 Aug 2011 | 15 Comments | 5,590 views]
Joe’s Place and Connie’s Beer Garden – An East Austin Gem

One of the categories of the Austin Chronicle‘s Best of Austin reader’s poll last month was Austin’s Best-Kept Secret. My vote? Connie’s Beer Garden on Friday and Saturday nights.
I happened to drive by Joe’s Place and Connie’s Beer Garden one day, and noticed their sign boasting about their great reviews on Yelp and Urban Spoon. By the way, the name is kind of confusing, but I believe the business is called Joe’s Place, and Connie’s Beer Garden is how the husband-and-wife owners refer to the outdoor space.

There are a lot …

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[6 Apr 2010 | 10 Comments | 2,891 views]
Passover Recap 2010

According to my web research, Passover officially ended last night. I must admit that I didn’t keep Passover after the first night Seder since we were traveling and I didn’t want to miss out on any culinary delights. However, I thought I’d share a bit about how we did celebrate.
Last Sunday, I spent the day with my mom and cousin Jami in Berkeley preparing for the next night’s dinner. Obviously, my contribution was the Matzoh Crack. When I found a six pack of HE’BREW, The Chosen Beer, at a nearby …

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