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5 Ways to Get Your Drink/Grub on this Week

April 22, 2014
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5 Ways to Get Your Drink/Grub on this Week

Wednesday, April 23: Pick up lunch or dinner at Market Square through Sunday as the city’s center celebrates Fiesta de los Reyes. The menu includes 30 booths of Mexican cuisine, Cajun shrimp, burgers, aguas frescas, funnel cakes and more. Free admission, hours vary, 514 W Commerce, reyfeoconsejo.org. Wednesday, April 23: Dogfish Head Founder and...
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SoBro Pizza is Open for Business

April 22, 2014
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I find that much like prolific Jaliscos, there’s always room for one more pizzeria. Lucky for the Lo Bro area, SoBro Pizza Co. has finally opened its doors at 1915 Broadway, #101 inside the Mosaic apartments. Owned by Mon and Gerry Shirley of Mon’s Thai and Paul Hughes of the now-closed Park Motel Cafe,...
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Booze News: Austin Eastciders, Cooking Up Culture and Homebrew Happy Hour

April 22, 2014
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Booze News slings up the latest gulp downs around town every Tuesday. Here’s the latest in summer swigs: Austin Eastciders has announced their first cider, Eastciders Original, to be sold in cans at select H-E-B stores throughout Texas beginning in late April. Gold Top cider, which has been available on tap will be sold...
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What I Ate: A five-course meal at Gwendolyn and too many Peeps

April 22, 2014
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Another busy week of eating is in the books. I somehow survived two Hot Joy visits, a five-course dinner at Gwendolyn and way too many Easter sweets. I also managed a visit to Fiesta Arts Fair at the Southwest School of Art where I found no gorditas! Blasphemy!  Follow me on Instagram for food...
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Shot of of the Week: Pomelo Solo

April 18, 2014
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Drink up. (Dustin Dooling)

Equal parts playful and refreshing, this shot embodies Fiesta. Based on the wildly popular Mexican beverage, the Paloma Blanca, the Pomelo Solo uses the flavor of grapefruit and lime to take the “bite” out of the tequila. The sweetness of the grapefruit soda masks the tequila scent while the shot finishes with tangy hints...
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Tapa Tapa Owner Opening First Restaurant On St. Mary’s

April 17, 2014
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Fans of Tapa Tapa truck who’ve missed stumbling out of the Brooklynite to order fish tacos or watermelon and Pop Rocks salad can rejoice–owner Rudolfo Martinez has found a location for his first restaurant at 2327 N St. Mary’s. While Martinez isn’t talking about the menu just yet, he likened the concept to a...
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Practice Makes Perfect: Lis Forsythe prepares for Speed Rack Nationals

April 16, 2014
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Miss Speed Rack Texas is getting ready for nationals and that means practice rounds. Lis Forsythe, this year’s winner of Miss Speed Rack Texas is preparing for nationals on May 8 in NYC with a round of practice sessions at Hot Joy (1014 S Alamo), the sister restaurant of Barbaro, where Forsythe is currently...
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5 Local Eggs Benedict Dishes for National Eggs Benedict Day

April 16, 2014
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Today is National Eggs Benedict Day so for all you eggs bennie lovers, we have five local dishes to eat today or at brunch this weekend. The Monterey, Madhatters Tea House and Cafe and Candlelight Cafe all serve the delicious egg dish their own way making it impossible to chose just one favorite place....
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5 Ways to Get Your Drink/Grub on This Week

April 15, 2014
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5 Ways to Get Your Drink/Grub on This Week

Friday, April 18: Taps y Tapas is getting in on the flamenco action with performances on the patio every third Friday. Canela Fina con Chayito kicks off the series’ first performance. $5, 8pm, 1012 N Flores, (210) 277-7174. Saturday, April 19: The Cocineros, a group of local cooks, will host their first pop-up dinner,...
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The Perfect Prom Accessory–The KFC Corsage

April 14, 2014
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  It’s prom season, kids. Whenever I reminisce about my proms (usually while watching 10 Things I Hate About You or She’s All That), I rarely remember the corsage. That’s not to say my corsages weren’t fabulous, I’m sure, but they probably would have made more of an impact on my teenage memory if...
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