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[4 Oct 2009 | 16 Comments | 6,615 views]
Austin Food Deals – Freebies and Groceries

I’ve been thinking about all of the great Austin food secrets for a while now — things I have learned over the years from friends, articles, and personal experiences. To be honest, I was worried about some of these secrets getting out. What if too many people take advantage and they aren’t sustainable or less special?
But then I realized that in sharing our knowledge and secrets with each other, we become inspired to give back even more and the entire community benefits. Many of the businesses below have earned a …

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Memories »

[9 Mar 2009 | 7 Comments | 1,794 views]
Road Food – Austin to Houston

Rachel and I drove from Austin to Houston on Sunday for the unveiling of the marker for her grandfather, Papa Joe. The purpose of the trip was to honor and remember Joe after he passed away almost exactly one year ago. I was able to squeeze in some tasty touring along the way, however.
We left Austin at 7:30 a.m. and stopped along 290 at Shipley Do-Nuts. The first Shipley donuts were sold for five cents a dozen in 1936. There are now 90 locations in and around Houston.
Other …

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Memories, Restaurants »

[14 Feb 2009 | 3 Comments | 1,832 views]
Sweet Nothings from Mrs. Johnson’s

Brought to you by Adam and Jodi with a little midnight help from Mrs. Johnson.
Click the pic above for a slideshow of our Valentine’s late night adventure.

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Recipes »

[17 Dec 2008 | 11 Comments | 1,921 views]
Jewish Soul Food

In Hebrew, the word for soul is Neshamah. In the American South, soul food is usually made with lots of fat and deep fried. Hanukah is the eight-day Jewish festival of light that celebrates two events:

1. The victory of the underdog (Maccabees) against a bully (the Syrian army) and rededication of the temple in Israel in 165 BC.
2. The miracle of one day’s worth holy olive oil that burned for eight days — allowing the Jews to ritually cleanse the Temple and prepare more supplies of holy oil.
This Sunday, Jews …

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