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[30 Oct 2009 | 7 Comments | 4,079 views]
Snack Bar Austin Finally Opens

I was very excited to learn that Snack Bar on South Congress is officially open after months of construction, waiting, and two soft openings — one during SXSW in March and one during Austin City Limits Music Festival in early October.
I called and was told that they will be open for the next week during breakfast, lunch, and for afternoon snacktime — closing at 4 p.m. I believe their hours will stretch much later once they have a chance to hire more staff and get in the groove.
This spot, vacated …

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Tours »

[24 Jun 2009 | 2 Comments | 5,512 views]
We Ate, We Ate, We Biked. We Ate More.

The Tasty Touring South Austin Food Trailer Tour was over a week ago and Adam’s dad Lenny has been clamoring (or so I’m told) for a recap on the blog.
This is for you, Lenny.
Like the East Austin Taco Tour the month before, the weather played a large role. Instead of torrential rains, it was hot, Africa hot, that morning. Normally, I like the comfort of my car and it’s lovely air conditioning during the summer months in Austin. As tour planner, I felt it was only fair that I brave …

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Tasty Tuesdays »

[11 Jun 2009 | 2 Comments | 1,848 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 »

[4 Jun 2009 | 5 Comments | 2,550 views]
South Austin Pizza Stand Brings the Amore

I don’t remember the first time I saw Giovanni Pizza Stand on South Lamar at Barton Skyway, and was surprised to learn when I finally visited this past weekend that it has been there for two years. Giovanni is easy to miss – it’s a small white trailer with unassuming signage set in the back of an empty parking lot.
Owned by Julio Rangel, word is he settled on calling his little pizza and pasta stand by an Italian name to avoid people driving up and asking for tacos. Julio …

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Recipes »

[10 May 2009 | 2 Comments | 1,672 views]
Strawberry Lemon Cocktail on a Sunday Afternoon

Last week a bunch of food bloggers and reporters were invited to Thai-Fresh, a fast casual Thai restaurant on W. Mary Street in South Austin. The chef/owner, Jam, and David of Tipsy Texan wanted us to check out their new class — Summer Cocktails and Thai Appetizers. They are offering the class this Thursday, May 14 if you want to check it out yourself.
I loved the Thai food but it was the inventive drinks and the history behind American cocktails that really blew me away. The Tipsy Texan makes his …

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