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[27 Dec 2013 | 7 Comments | 12,337 views]
One Night in San Antonio

Adam and I recently went to San Antonio for a little one night getaway — well, not exactly recently — it was last Christmas Eve to be exact. It was my first time staying in San Antonio overnight and it’s been on my “to blog” list ever since. We stayed at the Liz Lambert owned Hotel Havana¬†which was originally built in 1914 and opened in 2010 as a boutique, dog friendly hotel.

Our dog Lucy approved of the simple and evocative room decor.

Hotel Havana provides freshly laundered and bleached bedding for …

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[2 Jun 2013 | 14 Comments | 8,657 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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Tasty Bits, Travels »

[14 Jan 2013 | No Comment | 2,418 views]
San Antonio Cocktail Conference

This coming weekend, Jan. 17-20, is the second annual San Antonio Cocktail Conference.
I went for the day last year and attended just a couple classes, and from what I experienced, it was a fantastic event for anyone who is interested in drinking cocktails and/or making them at home. If Adam and I weren’t going to Los Angeles for a wedding, we would definitely be attending the conference, and this year, I wouldn’t make the mistake of driving there and back in one day by myself. This is a conference that …

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Tasty Tuesdays »

[6 Dec 2011 | 18 Comments | 3,072 views]
Tasty Tuesdays: Best Cocktails in Austin

I’ve been thinking a lot about cocktails lately, and December just feels like such a cocktail-friendly time of year with all of the celebrations going on around town. Also, with the cocktail scene growing and so many interesting cocktails being created, I figured it was time for a Tasty Tuesdays on the best cocktails in Austin.
For this edition of Tasty Tuesdays, feel free to share your favorite bars, bartenders, and individual cocktails. Some of mine, in no particular order, include:
Bars

The Tigress
Contigo
East Side Show Room
Sagra
La Condesa
Bar Congress
Fino
Peche

Cocktail Historian

David Alan, aka The …

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Restaurants »

[12 Jun 2011 | 19 Comments | 2,667 views]
An Evening of Food Trailer and Bar Hopping

My friend Jan was in town last month for a wedding and of course, she wanted to check out the food truck scene. I had recently tired of food trucks because to be totally honest, most of them are nothing special. However, I did have a handful that I wanted to try, and we decided to have dinner at Love Balls.
Love Balls is located in the lower part of the East Side Drive In, next to Progress Coffee.

They serve takoyaki, a Japanese street food that is classically fried pancake balls …

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