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[5 Sep 2013 | 5 Comments | 5,179 views]
Wishing Everyone a Politically Incorrect, but Very Delicious, Jewish New Year

For all of my Jewish readers, and those who are Jew-curious, L’shana Tova! This is a re-post of an email that Seymour, my financial advisor sent over to me (of course my financial advisor is Jewish and named Seymour, right?). And while it’s a bit silly, and a lot inappropriate, I hope it makes you smile.

As a general principle, Jewish holidays are divided between days on which you must starve and days on which you must overeat.
Some Jews observe no fewer than 16 fasts throughout the Jewish year, based on …

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Travels »

[29 Nov 2011 | 3 Comments | 2,980 views]
Celebrating Christmas at the Driskill Hotel

I love hanging out at the Driskill hotel any time of year — the cowhide covered couches, taxidermy on the walls, delicious meals, and fun bar atmosphere make this a fun place to bring out-of-towners and go on a date.
But to me, the best time to visit the Driskill is during the Christmas season. And this Thursday night, the Driskill is kicking off their “12 Days of Driskill” holiday, as well as their 125th year celebration with what sounds like a fantastic event.
This Thursday, Dec. 1, the Driskill will be …

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Tasty Tuesdays »

[8 Nov 2011 | 5 Comments | 3,798 views]
Tasty Tuesdays: Best Pie in Austin

If you haven’t tried pies or crimps from The Pie Society yet, you’re missing out, Austinites. The Pie Society is a totally local, totally homegrown business started by my friends and former colleagues, Lindsay and Emily.
Let me first answer the question that’s undoubtedly on your mind, “what the heck are crimps?” According to the menu, crimps are bite-sized, fits-in-the-palm-of-your-hand crimped balls of pie, with a flaky, golden crust on the outside and a delicious savory or sweet filling on the inside.
Basically, crimps are the perfect size to sample many different …

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