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[12 Nov 2012 | 7 Comments | 4,318 views]
Out-of-Town Visitors’ Austin Recommendations: Part 1

The vast majority of our wedding guests were from out of town, and I asked them what their most–and least favorite Austin experiences were. We did offer them a list of some of our favorite spots to give them a head start on their research. Here is part one of their recommendations after getting a taste of Austin:
Steven Weise:

Food wise, great BBQ brisket taco at Stubb’s.
Disappointed with Casino [El Camino] – one hour wait for a burger when the place was empty (we left).
Minna Golden:
Here is a photo of our …

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Restaurants »

[30 Oct 2009 | 7 Comments | 4,023 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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Restaurants »

[10 Aug 2009 | 8 Comments | 2,697 views]
Vaquero Cocina: Cowboy Cuisine with Central American Flair

While I mentioned Vaquero Cocina as a great place in Austin to pick up BBQ on KGSR a couple weeks ago, I wanted to share a little more with you and finally settled on giving this lovely trailer it’s own post.
Vaquero Cocina is among the trailers on the South Congress strip — in the middle of a block that boasts Mighty Cone on one end and Hey Cupcake on the other.
I’d been hearing really good things about Mambo Berry, the natural frozen yogurt trailer directly north of Vaquero Cocina, and …

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Tours »

[24 Jun 2009 | 2 Comments | 5,453 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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Guest Bloggers, Restaurants »

[10 Jun 2009 | 15 Comments | 3,702 views]
Perla’s Restaurant Review by Guest Blogger Betsy Goldin Becker

I grew up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and can’t think of a more satisfying meal than a plate of fresh local seafood paired with an ice cold beer. In lovely yet land-locked Austin, a meal like that is virtually impossible to come by. So needless to say, I was excited to check out Perla’s, hopeful it would help fill my homesick yearnings for the fresh and flavorful fruits of the sea.
The Scene – As soon as I entered Perla’s lush, oak-tree lined patio area, I felt …

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