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[1 Mar 2013 | 12 Comments | 99,641 views]
25 Recommended Downtown Austin Restaurants

Sometimes, when people visit Austin for the weekend, or for events like SXSW, they decide not to rent a car if they are staying downtown. Downtown Austin used to be sort of a ghost town as far as great restaurants went, with a few sprinkled here and there, but not enough to sustain even a weekend visitor very easily. Luckily, Austin is growing like mad, and new restaurants are opening every week.

For the Austin City Guide, I’ve pulled together a list of my top 25 downtown restaurants, with “downtown” in …

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Tasty Bits »

[7 Jun 2010 | 4 Comments | 5,392 views]
Sailor Jerry and Food Tattoos

I was recently invited by the folks that make Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum to a media preview dinner to ¬†check out a documentary on Sailor Jerry at Frank. In case you haven’t heard of him, Sailor Jerry was a tattoo artist in Hawaii during WWII — a time when he left his mark on many a drunk and/or love sick enlisted man.
Starting this weekend, there will be FREE public viewings in cities across the country of ¬†“Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry: The Life and Times of Norman Keith Collins.”
Written and directed …

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KGSR, Media, Restaurants »

[9 Jul 2009 | No Comment | 1,316 views]
KGSR Late Show: A Bunch of Hot Dogs in a Room and Me

Today we chatted with the guys who brought Frank — a great bar, hot dog restaurant, and future meat market to downtown Austin.

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KGSR, Media, Restaurants »

[9 Jul 2009 | 8 Comments | 2,020 views]
Franks and a Red Headed Stranger

This morning was truly a sausage fest on the KGSR “Late Show” for a visit with the chef and owners of Frank, purveyors of artisan sausage in downtown Austin. I arrived and walked in to the kitchen only to see the kitchen table transformed into a prep line where Matt (the chef) and Geoff and Daniel (the owners) were preparing fresh hot dogs.
Daniel poured me a bloody mary — mind you it wasn’t yet 8:30 a.m. and I was headed to work after the show. It’s called a Red Headed …

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