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Worthy of the Week

It’s time for Worthy of the Week! A collection of some of my favorite stories, recipes, fashions, and random links from around the web this week. Read something fabulous lately? Share your favorite links in the comments! Worthy of the Week I’ve never liked the Dove “Real Beauty” campaign. Veruca Salt is touring! Original lineup. First time since 1996. Best…

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Mark Your Calendar for World Book Night

If you aren’t familiar with World Book Night, it’s an annual celebration dedicated to spreading the love of reading. Each year on April 23rd, tens of thousands of people go out into their communities and give half a million amazing books to light and non-readers just because. I’m super excited to be a book giver this year and invite all of…

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24 Hours at Hotel Havana

Just one more post about my birthday and I’m done (till next year). Pinkie swear. A few weeks ago, I decided I needed to get out of town to celebrate my birthday so I put a call out to see if anyone was up for a road-trip. Cathy was brave enough to accept and we proceeded to wing a weekend…

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Four Years in Austin

Four years ago today, we packed up and headed south on a 1,200 mile road-trip from Chicago to Austin. After a bumpy first year, a hard second year, and a bitter third year, things are good. “We” is now “me” (and my dog) and I love Austin. Thanks for having me, Texas. [ online viagra sales | america viagra |…

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Awesome Austin, Bookish, Worthy

Worthy of the Week

It’s time for Worthy of the Week! A collection of some of my favorite stories, recipes, fashions, and random links from around the web this week. Read something fabulous lately? Share your favorite links in the comments! Worthy of the Week Austin restaurants scheduled to open in 2014. You guys. We’re getting a Shake Shack! A clicky iPhone keyboard! All…

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Sit or Squat: Austin Bathrooms

Oh hey. What did you do this summer? Me? I checked out the bathrooms at my favorite restaurants all around the city. As the Austin City Editor for the Charmin Sit or Squat app, available for both iPhone and Android, I made it my mission to pee in as many bathrooms in Austin as I possible (and I thank everyone for…

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PhoNatic Vietnamese Cuisine

Once again, Mad Betty was kind enough to invite me as her +1 to the media lunch for the new PhoNatic on the south-side, and I’m glad she did! PhoNatic is a bit hidden in the Southpark Meadows shopping center — right next to the Smashburger, so keep your eyes peeled — but it’s easy to get to from I35…

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SPIN Modern Thai

A few weekends ago, I was invited to dine with Mad Betty and South Austin Foodie at SPIN Modern Thai Cuisine. Who says no that invitation? SPIN is an unsuspecting little place in a strip mall on the north side of Austin. The staff seemed a little nervous to see three bloggers walk in with cameras and iPhones at the…

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First Taste: Longhorn Steakhouse

Congrats to @hallienoves who won a $40 Longhorn gift certificate! Ever drive past a restaurant over and over again, always see people in the parking lot, but never stop for dinner? That was me and Longhorn Steakhouse. I drive past the new location in Sunset Valley on my way to and from work every day, and I’ll be honest, I…

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