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[11 Sep 2011 | 12 Comments | 3,023 views]
ABJ: Eateries Watching Online Reputations

It’s always fun seeing your name in print, and I was happy to share some thoughts with the Austin Business Journal on recommendations for restaurants engaging on social media.

I responded to a request on Twitter from writer Vicky Garza, and she conducted the interview via email. Her query:
“I am working on an article about the role of social media for restaurants. You seem pretty active on Twitter. Do you know of any examples where social media (or the lack of) has really hurt/helped an Austin-area restaurant? Why is it important …

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Media, Memories »

[14 Apr 2011 | 15 Comments | 3,504 views]
We Can Do It!

As of this writing, there are 27 hours left to vote in Whole Foods’ national Foodie Fantasy contest and I’m the only contestant from Austin! I’m so appreciative of the Statesman and the Chronicle for encouraging their readers to vote for me.
Thank you to everyone on Facebook who has been voting for me over the past week and a half. Your support means so much to me and no matter what happens, I’ll be grateful. If you haven’t voted, you can potentially vote twice before the contest ends — …

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Memories, Recipes, Tasty Bits »

[16 Mar 2011 | 34 Comments | 7,303 views]
SXSW: The Latest in Food Applications

I spent the past four days at South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) conference, and my mind is jam packed with new information about our crazy connected online world. Thanks to friends at Whole Foods, I also spent part of the weekend at the Techmunch, an amazing conference for food bloggers. Those interested in hearing more about Techmunch should check out Natanya Anderson’s notes on her new blog, Social Feasting.
The panel I’ve decided to share with you all is one I attended yesterday, a SXSWi core conversation called “How Technology is …

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Memories, Travels »

[11 Apr 2010 | 5 Comments | 11,710 views]
The Lagniappes of California

One of the themes on our trip to California was the lagniappe (pron: lan-yap). A lagniappe is a creole word that comes from the American South — probably around New Orleans.
According to author Julia Alvarez, Dominican Spanish la ñapa refers to “the little extra” added on at the end. Just when you thought you’d gotten all that you would get, along comes your ñapa, like a baker’s dozen (13), with one more kiss, one more pastelito, one more mango at the mercado.
The first lagniappe …

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