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[11 Sep 2011 | 12 Comments | 3,021 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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[10 Oct 2010 | 13 Comments | 8,824 views]
Uchiko: The Review

Uchiko has been a major source of happiness in our lives over the past handful of months. In June, we received an invitation to try this “son of Uchi” during their pre-opening event where everything on the menu was half price. We went with fellow food lovers Laura and Mike and between the four of us, sampled almost half the menu.
Since opening in 2005, Tyson Cole’s Japanese-fusion Uchi has consistently been named the best restaurant in Austin. This cozy renovated home on South Lamar is known for its gorgeous atmosphere, impeccable presentation, high prices*, …

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[17 Sep 2009 | 7 Comments | 7,046 views]
Sipping champagne on KGSR with June Rodil, Uchi’s Beverage Director

Today on the show we had the pleasure of sipping on champagne with the beverage director of Uchi. June Rodil was named Texas’ Best Sommelier at the Texas Sommelier Conference last month. She outperformed 20 of her peers from across the state in a grueling three-part examination involving theory, service for Master Sommeliers, and a blind  tasting.
Click on the file below to listen to the interview:

In case you’re curious, we drank Champagne Larmandier-Bernier Blanc de Blancs that is about $100 at Uchi. Probably one of the few times I’ve had …

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[16 Sep 2009 | 29 Comments | 3,884 views]
Austin Cocktail Throwdown 2009

Congratulations on being the potential winner of two spots on the guest list for the 2009 Austin Cocktail Throwdown! If you win, you’ll be part of the exclusive event at the super cool Gibson Guitar Showroom in Penn Field on Thursday, Sept. 24. This is an invite-only event where the drinks will be free and a’flowin!

Since 2004, the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACVB) and Tito’s Handmade Vodka have awarded “The Official Drink of Austin” to a local drinking establishment. For the first four years, bartenders competed to create a …

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[27 May 2009 | 3 Comments | 2,800 views]
Edible Austin: Summer 2009!

I’m super excited about the Summer 2009 issue of edible AUSTIN, available at the downtown and Sunset Valleys farmer’s markets on Saturday! Associate Publisher (and Austin food event regular) Jenna Noel tells me that they will deliver this free quarterly magazine around town at these locations starting Monday.

The issue will include Joe from Rockstar Bagels, who is joining us on the KGSR late show tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m. From the table of contents, it looks like there will be articles about chefs and romance, gardening, local sweeteners, tea time, …

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