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[21 Aug 2009 | 3 Comments | 4,187 views]
Movies Under the Stars: This Weekend and Beyond

I’ve always wanted to go to a drive-in movie and have never been but with cooler nights coming soon, I’m starting to think about being outside again and enjoying an outdoor film and a picnic. Both Whole Foods Austin and Treat have started showing classic films from the 70s, 80s, 90s on site.
Treat is offering a different theme each week — “Back to School” continues through Wednesday and will be followed by “Time Travel.” All films start at 8:30 p.m. and are projected onto a 1959 Teardrop trailer at the …

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[16 Aug 2009 | 4 Comments | 2,230 views]
Little Deli: You Wanna Go Where Everybody Knows Your Name

A couple months ago on the KGSR morning show, Andy told me we were going to taste the best pizza in Austin. He said it was from his neighborhood sandwich shop, a place called Little Deli, and they had been serving pizza for the past couple months. I’m not sure I had ever heard of Little Deli before, but Andy showed me that it is tied with a handful of other restaurants at the top of the Yelp Austin ratings with 4.5/5 stars.
When owner Tony Villani showed up that morning …

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Restaurants, Travels »

[7 Jun 2009 | 7 Comments | 2,249 views]
Lucali – The Best Pizza in Brooklyn?

A very belated “Thank You” to our Brooklyn friends — Josh, Laura, Lenny, and Danny. We visited them in late April and had dinner plans on a Thursday night. They told us to meet at Josh’s apartment at 5 pm for dinner at a place that was as famous for the long waits as they were for their pizza pies. It’s in Carroll Gardens and is called Lucali.
Lucali is BYOB so we picked up a large bottle of red wine at a nearby bodega. Inside, there were only about …

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[4 Jun 2009 | 5 Comments | 2,713 views]
South Austin Pizza Stand Brings the Amore

I don’t remember the first time I saw Giovanni Pizza Stand on South Lamar at Barton Skyway, and was surprised to learn when I finally visited this past weekend that it has been there for two years. Giovanni is easy to miss – it’s a small white trailer with unassuming signage set in the back of an empty parking lot.
Owned by Julio Rangel, word is he settled on calling his little pizza and pasta stand by an Italian name to avoid people driving up and asking for tacos. Julio …

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