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[20 May 2012 | 7 Comments | 3,994 views]
An Urban Roots Internship: Quay’s Experience

Yesterday, I dropped by the Urban Roots farm, off 183 in East Austin, to interview Shaquashia (known to me as Quay) about her experience so far in the Urban Roots program. I’ve known Quay since late 2008, when I met her through Ilyse, her “Big Sis” in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas program.
I love the Urban Roots program, having first visited the farm in 2008 on an Austin Urban Farm bicycle tour,  interviewed co-founder Max Elliott on KGSR in 2009, attended a farm lunch in 2010, and …

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[30 Aug 2009 | 15 Comments | 10,572 views]
In the Mood to Celebrate? Chez Nous.

The moment you close the door behind you and step into Chez Nous, you’re transported to a cozy bistro  in Paris. Chez Nous has been serving lick your lips amazing classic french food  at reasonable prices for over 25 years.

Jessica chose Chez Nous for dinner with me and Ilyse last Friday to celebrate some very good news. Ilyse and I picked up Jessica, who had called ahead at 7:30 p.m. to see if there was a wait — there was not. The restaurant is tiny and only takes reservations for …

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[15 Nov 2008 | 13 Comments | 1,679 views]
The Best Sushi in Austin is on Parmer Lane

I am a staunch central and south Austinite — someone who refers to anything north of 183 as “South Dallas.” However, I will make exceptions for special occasions and last night Jessica wanted to go to a sushi restaurant in North Austin to celebrate her birthday. I was skeptical to say the least — I had not heard of Tomo before and it was located in an uber-suburban mini-mall.

From the moment we walked in the door, I had a good feeling. It reminded me of a neighborhood sushi bar in …

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[19 Sep 2008 | 3 Comments | 1,819 views]

I just moved into the neighborhood a little over a week ago but I’d wager that the pizza at Cipollina is the best in Clarksville. I’m starting to think that Clarksville is also the best neighborhood in Austin. I love walking my black lab Lucy to the neighborhood dog park or to Pease Park and passing by stately mansions dating back to the 1920′s, cottages from the 1940′s, and eco-friendly modern homes.

Last Sunday, Ilyse came over to check out my new digs. We were both starving — me from unpacking …

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