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[14 Nov 2012 | One Comment | 2,579 views]
Out-of-Town Visitors’ Austin Recommendations: Part 3

Our wedding guests sent in some great recommendations for me to pass on to other visitors to Austin. Here’s part three of the series.
Emily Goodstein of Wild and Crazy Pearl
Tacodeli continues to be a favorite food destination in Austin. I look forward to many more mornings there with Lucy Bart by my side sitting at a picnic table. I love knowing that “The Otto” with egg is called “The Craig” (THANKS KENNY); Editor’s Note: It turns out “The Craig” is an invention of one of my most dear, creative, …

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Tasty Bits »

[26 Oct 2010 | No Comment | 1,582 views]
Free Free-to Pie. Today!

Just a quick post to let you know that you can get your frito pie on today for FREE from 5 – 6 p.m. at Jo’s Coffee on S. Congress.
One hour only. Today only.
I enjoyed the Venison Chili Frito Pie from Ranch 616 (served in a frito pie snack bag!) at the Austin Film Festival’s Film & Food Fundraising event last week and it was my favorite dish of the night. So tasty!
Here’s a quick and dirty picture from my iPhone.
The frito pie they are serving at Jo’s today will be …

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[22 Mar 2010 | 7 Comments | 2,903 views]
Knitta, Please

You know what is totally gangsta?!  A group of women that go around tagging stuff….with knit items instead of spray paint. The group, called “Knitta, Please,” is based in Houston and was started by two members who go by the names AKrylik and PolyCotN.

At Jo’s during SXSW, they were serving coffee with a side of lady gangsta love. Apparently, owner Liz Lambert is friends with some of the Knittas and they decorated Jo’s on S. Congress as a surprise.
Check out this planter garnish:

The lines at Jo’s are always super long…especially …

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Tasty Tuesdays »

[2 Jun 2009 | 17 Comments | 1,404 views]
Tasty Tuesdays: Best Happy Hour

Happy Tuesday! What are you doing for Happy Hour tonight? What is your favorite spot to meet a group of friends? Today’s topic made me think of some of my favorite sitcoms.
Where do you and your friends like to hang out and why? During my over five years in Austin, some places my friends and I have enjoyed gathering include:

Jo’s Coffee Shop on South Congress (delicious pastries, crushed ice, beer)
The dog park at what used to be called Windsor at Spyglass apartments (BYOB)
The Four Seasons (love their 1/2 price happy …

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[18 May 2009 | 68 Comments | 9,054 views]
What is Your Favorite Burger in Austin?

This Friday, I’ll be joining the KGSR Late Show guys to discuss the hamburger trend in Austin. It seems that new burger joints are popping up daily in Austin and there was recently a story comparing some of them in the Austin American Statesman.
To be perfectly honest, I don’t eat hamburgers very often. I’ve tried TerraBurger on the drag, and of course Huts and Casino el Camino. My favorite burger in Austin is the Big Ass Burger at Roaring Fork. It’s the perfect size to split with a friend …

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