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[27 Aug 2011 | 5 Comments | 5,502 views]
Mike Sutter Unmasked

When I heard the news that Austin American-Statesman food critic Mike Sutter was taking a buyout and retiring from the paper, I felt a pang of sadness.
Everyone had their own opinion of his reviews, but to me, they were smart, funny, and always well-researched. I knew that if I read a review by Mike, that it would mean he had visited the restaurant at least three times, taken pains to ensure he wasn’t recognized, and did his best to give the restaurant staff the respect and care they deserved.
He understood …

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Media, Tasty Bits »

[6 Nov 2009 | 14 Comments | 3,550 views]
Devouring the Statesman Dining Guide

Did you know that about seven times more restaurants opened than closed in the past year in Austin, Texas according to the Statesman?
This isn’t hard for me to believe in that I have a hard time keeping up with all of the new spots that are opening all around town — especially all of the food trailers!
After reading through the Austin360 Dining Guide, Mike Sutter’s recommendations for dishes and meals he enjoyed during his first year as Statesman food critic, I decided it was time to make my own list …

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KGSR, Media »

[5 Nov 2009 | 3 Comments | 2,893 views]
Statesman Restaurant Critic Mike Sutter on KGSR

This morning at 8:15 a.m. CT, Statesman food editor and restaurant critic Mike Sutter will join us on the KGSR morning show to chat about his first year on the job, some of the 25 best dishes in Austin, and how it’s possible that no picture of him appears on a Google image search.
The paper’s dining guide will come out on Friday. Below is a video of Mike and food writer Addie Broyles from a Statesman promotional video. See if you can figure out who’s who…

I met Mike in …

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Tasty Tuesdays »

[11 Jun 2009 | 2 Comments | 2,058 views]
Bike Tour Saturday and Vote for Favorite Pizza!

If you’re in town and not a Harley Honey, hope you will join us for the South Austin Food Trailer Tour! It’s free, self-guided, and you’ll be with a lot of other new riders and/or pro racers riding their bicycles around town in search of delicious vittles. You can drive, too (this is Texas after all) but some of us might laugh and point
In honor of the Tasty Touring Trailer Tour on Saturday, Taste No Evil Muffins will be offering “Half Size Muffins” so you can have all …

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Restaurants »

[29 Jan 2009 | 2 Comments | 2,472 views]
Statesman Reviews Somnio’s Cafe

I grabbed takeout at Somnio’s Cafe yesterday and was pleasantly surprised to see the restaurant reviewed in the XL section of today’s Austin American-Statesman by critic Mike Sutter.
Most of the 30 indoor seats were taken when I arrived at 12:30 p.m. but since my order was to-go* it didn’t take long for chef Guidry to put together some sweet potato fries for me to sample along with the mushroom tacos and a side salad. Everything was unique, delicious, organic, and so FRESH. I could definitely feel the love.

*Somnios …

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