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[4 Apr 2011 | 6 Comments | 4,772 views]
Where to Eat in Marfa, Texas

No one should be surprised that the biggest reason I was excited to visit Marfa was the food.
Where I ate:
Cochineal, which ended up with its own post because it was so memorable and delicious.
Tacos del Norte: Adam and I stopped in to this former gas station to pick up tacos before our morning tour of the Chinati Foundation. While it took a lot longer than the average Austin taqueria to get our food, everything was made with love by the two women running the place, and we watched them freshly …

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[3 Apr 2011 | 10 Comments | 3,764 views]
Cochineal in Marfa, Texas

When I think of West Texas, upscale dining isn’t what comes to mind, but when I read the rave reviews aboutĀ Cochineal, I had to try it.

Adam and I stopped in for dinner our first night in Marfa and walked right past it at first because the sign is almost concealed and the nights are very dark in this part of the world. Walking through the outdoor patio, I was reminded of Justine’s in East Austin, but it was way too cold to even think of sitting outside. The interior was …

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[3 Apr 2011 | 12 Comments | 4,839 views]
El Cosmico and the Art of Marfa, Texas

In Austin, Marfa is spoken of in hushed tones almost as if going there is a religious experience. I can’t tell you how many times people have said to me over the years, “you have to go to Marfa, you will love it!”

Now, I’ve been there. And, I love it. Marfa is seven and a half hours west of Austin, and I can’t wait to make the pilgrimage again.
We stopped in Alpine on the way in, the largest city in the triangle of cool West Texas towns that includes Marfa …

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[13 Mar 2011 | 7 Comments | 8,590 views]
Where to Eat and Shop in Marathon, Texas

So now you know where to stay if you ever drive through Marathon, in West Texas. And while the Gage is a huge draw for this small town, they also have some great places to eat and a few gems for shopping.
Where to Eat Dinner:
If you visit Marathon, I’d guess that you’ll probably plan to be there just one night, unless you have some serious chilling out time. Our first night in Marathon, Adam and I ate at 12 Gage, the upscale restaurant that is part of the Gage hotel. …

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[13 Mar 2011 | 7 Comments | 6,055 views]
Gage Hotel: Where to Stay in Marathon, Texas

On my recent week and a half longĀ road trip, I had the wonderful opportunity to stay in Marathon for two nights — on the way out to New Mexico and also on the way home. For those unfamiliar with this tiny town of around 500 residents, it is best known for three things:

It is home to the Gage Hotel, a historic and elegant building circa 1927.
It’s close to Marfa, a popular arts and food destination for Austinites and East Coast art lovers.
It’s 40 miles north of Big Bend National Park, …

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