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CFE Hits the Big Time

Our friend Steph does some food writing for the Huffington Post. Earlier this week, she published a review of two Austin restaurants featuring some photos taken by Eliza and me. Here’s another one of Eliza’s that wasn’t featured in the … Continue reading

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Another Look at those Octopus Tostadas

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Happy Hour: Fonda San Miguel

When I finally finished my month of work up in New York, I returned to Austin with Mexican on my mind. My craving for melty cheese took us to the place Texas Monthly deemed the “grand dame” of Texas¬†Mexican restaurants: … Continue reading

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Eating Our Way Through the Ace Hotel, Pt. III: The Breslin

Part three of our April Bloomfield obsession takes us to the Breslin. Confusingly, you cannot order the Breslin burger in the Breslin restaurant (the burger is only available through room service and at the hotel bar). Nonetheless, we made do. … Continue reading

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Bedroom Recordings, Vol. III: The Finer Things in Life

One of our dogs is afraid of guitars. This means that I’ve done a lot less playing around the house than I used to. But I’m hoping over time I can get her used to it.¬†For the last couple of … Continue reading

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Round Rock is Hell On Earth… Okay, Maybe Not

About a year ago at this time, we were remodeling our kitchen, so we spent a lot of time travelling back and forth to Ikea. Our Ikea is located about 20 miles north of us in Round Rock. As it … Continue reading

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Eating Our Way Through the Ace Hotel, Pt. II: The Breslin Burger

The burger pantheon now includes two: Father’s Office and the Breslin Burger. That’s all that needs to be said here. That and the fact that we ate a combined total of five of these in three days. Okay, I’ll say … Continue reading

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The Perfect Winter Meal: DBGB, New York

A lot of people who write blogs apologize to their audience when they aren’t able to post as frequently. But I figure I get more enjoyment out of this thing than anyone else, so when I blog less often, I … Continue reading

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And Here is a Photo of…

A ham hock

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Speaking of the Ace Hotel…

If you haven’t seen Portlandia, do yourself a favor. Buy it from the iTunes store or set your DVR to record it on IFC.

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