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[13 Nov 2012 | No Comment | 5,193 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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Tasty Tuesdays »

[14 Sep 2010 | 25 Comments | 5,931 views]
Tasty Tuesdays: Best Interior Mexican

Google “Austin Interior Mexican” and you won’t have to scroll far down to find Fonda San Miguel. Before Fonda opened in 1975, Austin was a decidedly Tex-Mex town.
What’s the difference? That’s up to your own personal interpretation but I think of Tex-Mex as dishes like chips and salsa, queso, fajitas, and the combination plate.
Interior or Regional Mexican is more traditional cuisine that is served and enjoyed throughout the six regions of the country. According to Wikipedia, some of the specialties of each region include:

Yucatán – sweetness and achiote seasoning
Oaxaca – tamales and …

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Profiles »

[1 Dec 2008 | 9 Comments | 1,652 views]
Tis the Season for Tamales

This weekend Brandon and I stopped off at Oaxacan Tamaleo for lunch. It was my first visit to the restaurant in the year it moved from the gas station on West Anderson to Cedar Creek (near the Hyatt Lost Pines). While the food is yummy — especially the mole sauce, the new location is a schlep and the atmosphere is depressing. It’s definitely worth a stop-off if you are driving East though. It’s December unbelievably and Christmas is around the corner. In Central American communities and in Texas in …

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