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[13 Nov 2012 | No Comment | 4,271 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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Restaurants »

[13 Apr 2009 | 6 Comments | 1,422 views]

Are you ever stumped as to where to go to brunch on a weekend? There are so many choices in Austin but many of the standbys – Magnolia, Moonshine, South Congress Café, 1886 at the Driskill, etc. have long waits on the weekends. Next time you’re with a group of people and want to enjoy a relaxing meal in place of breakfast and lunch, give Blue Dahlia a try.
Adam and I met some friends at Blue Dahlia on a Sunday at 11. It was a cold and rainy day so …

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Recipes »

[24 Sep 2008 | 4 Comments | 1,484 views]
Blue Dahlia – A little gem!

Fellow food blogger and colleague Lindsay arranged for a group of us to have lunch yesterday at Blue Dahlia — a restaurant on East 11th Street that is part of the cities restoration effort of the area. Thanks to friend and Food Touring reader Lisa for suggesting we go there!
The menu included lots of salads and sandwiches and the setting was really beautiful — both the wooded indoor space and the nice outside patio where we had lunch. Lindsay and I split the chicken salad sandwich with pine nuts and …

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