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[14 Dec 2009 | 47 Comments | 4,765 views]
The Bubbe Chronicles Vol. 1: Eating with Bubbe

Adam’s Bubbe, Bessie Holzband, is ninety eight and a half years old. We love to spend time with her when we visit Houston for holidays like Passover and most recently, Thanksgiving.
I’ve known Bubbe for less than a year but she introduces me as one of her grandchildren to the staff and residents in her retirement community. It’s very sweet. I call her Bubbe which isn’t a conflict of interest for me because: a) all of my grandparents have passed away and b) my grandmothers were known as “Mama” and “Nagymama” …

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[9 Mar 2009 | 7 Comments | 1,737 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.
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