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Book of the Week

I finally had some time to read this week and I ended up with two duds.

Alice & Oliver was a difficult read, not because it’s a book about cancer, but because it’s a book about cancer that conjured up exactly zero emotion.

I judged a book by it’s (beautiful) cover and got the vapid Wreck & Order. I made it 75 pages before tossing it across the room.

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Austin Guide to Pho #ATXBestEats

Last year’s guide to pho around Austin was such a hit that I decided to give it an update as part of the Austin Food Blogger Alliance’s 2016 City Guide. Be sure to check out the full guide for local blogger recommendation for the best eats in Austin.

I’m no connoisseur, but I am a big fan of phở. How can you not love something that has its own emoji? 🍜

If you’re not familiar, phở is a type of Vietnamese soup, typically made from stock and spices to which noodles and thinly sliced meats and veggies are added. Bean sprouts and jalapeño are plentiful. Condiments make the varieties endless.

I crave phở year-round because it’s rich and comforting but with the fresh zing of cilantro and lime. I’m slowly making my way around Austin to as many phở restaurants as possible based on friend’s recommendations. Below is a round-up of pho around Austin with links to the restaurant and full reviews and photos where other local bloggers were able to pitch in.

I’m sure I’ve mistakenly left off a gem. Where’s your favorite place for phở in Austin?

#ATXBestEats, Pho, Austin, Austin Pho, Pho in Austin

888 Pan Asian Restaurant
2400 E. Oltorf St., #1A, Austin, TX 78740
M-Sat 11:00 am – 2:00 am
Sun 11:00 am – 11:30 pm

Pho Austin Dong Nai
Dong Nai

Dong Nai
4211 S. Lamar Blvd., E1, Austin, TX 78704
Everyday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

Pho Around Austin Elizabeth Street Cafe
Elizabeth Street Cafe

Elizabeth Street Cafe
1501 S. 1st St., Austin, TX 78704
Everyday 8:00 am – late

Hai Ky
1931 E. Oltorf #B, Austin, TX, 78741
Everyday 11:00 am – 10 pm

3736 Bee Caves Road, Austin TX, 78746
M-Th 11:00 am – 8:30 pm
F 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sun closed

3808 Spicewood Springs, Austin TX, 78759
M-Sat 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sun closed

Hea Cafe
500 E. Ben White, Suite D-200, Austin, TX 78704
Everyday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Kim Phung Restaurant
7601 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78753
Everyday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Minh’s Cafe
12221 Riata Trace Parkway, Ste. 190, Austin, TX 78727
M-F 11:00 am – 2:30 pm and 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sun 11:30 am – 9:00 pm

Pho Dan
11220 N. Lamar Blvd., B-200, Austin, TX 78753
Everyday 8:30 am – 9:00 pm
Review by Foodie is the New Forty

Pho Hoang
2521 Rutland Dr., Austin, TX, 78758
Everyday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

399 W. Louis Henna Blvd., Ste. C, Austin TX 78728
Everyday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Pho Please
Pho Please

Pho Please
1920 East Riverside Drive, Austin TX 78741
Monday – Sunday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Pho King
1021 E. Parker Lane, Austin TX 78759
Everyday 9:30 am – 9:00 pm

Pho Saigon
10901 N. Lamar Blvd., A108, Austin, TX 78753
Everyday 9:30 am – 9:00 pm
Review by Austinite Tips

Pho Thaison
Pho Thaison

Pho Thaison
3601 W. William Cannon, #250, Austin TX 78749
Everyday 11:00 am – 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

1908 Guadalupe, Austin, TX 78705
Everyday 11:00 am – 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

161 W. Slaughter Lane, #L850, Austin, TX 78749
Everyday 11:00 am – 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

2438 W. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78757
Everyday 11:00 am – 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

2121 E. Oltorf, #12b, Austin, TX 78741
Everyday 11:00 am – 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

5401 S. FM 1626, #307, Kyle, TX 78640
Everyday 11:00 am – 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Pho Van
8557 Research Blvd., #120, Austin, TX 78758
Everyday 10:30 am – 9:00 pm

PhoNatic
PhoNatic

PhoNatic
2525 W. Anderson Lane, Building 3, Suite 280, Austin, TX 78757
Everyday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

9900 S. IH 35, Suite P500, Austin, TX 78748
Everyday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Review by Oh Hey

1468 E. Whitestone Blvd., Suite 200, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Everyday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

200 University Blvd., Suite 530, Round Rock, TX‎ 78665
Everyday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

1201 Barbara Jordan, Suite 1460, Austin‎, TX‎ 78723
Everyday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Sunflower Restaurant
8557 Research Blvd., #146, Austin, TX 78758
Sun – Th 10:00 am – 9:30 pm, Fri-Sat 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Tam Deli & Cafe
8222 N. Lamar Blvd., D33, Austin, TX 78753
Everyday except Tues 10:00 am – 8:00 pm, Tues closed

Tan My Restaurant
1601 Ohlen Rd., Austin, TX 78748
Everyday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Thanh Nhi
9200 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78753
Everyday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Le Creuset Not In Le Budget? Enamel Cookware Options

Le Creuset makes beautiful heirloom cookware pieces, but they aren’t always in the budget unless you pick up a piece or two at the Le Creuset outlet. Luckily, there are some great options for enamel cast iron and stoneware on the market that have many of the same benefits of Le Lcreuset (including gorgeous colors options!) without the cost, so pull our your favorite Coq Au Vin recipe and get cooking!

Check out Le Creuset Not In Le Budget? Enamel Cookware Options

by Corrin Foster at Mode

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Food Flair

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flair, pins, enamel pins, food flairFlair from my personal collection — the green heart dates back to 1997 GAP.

Much like Madeleine Albright, I have a thing for pins. Particularly enamel pins (which the kids nowadays call flair) and I’ve been picking them up here and there for years.

Apparently flair is hot right now so once I started down the path of food flair, I could hardly stop myself. Here are some of my favorites. I pre-ordered the boba tea.

food flair, pins, enamel pins

Boba Tea // Soft Serve // Bomb Pop // Banana Split
Happy Croissant // Fried Egg // Bread Buddy
Cotton Candy // Honey Bear // Smarties // Donut
Pretzel // Pierogi  // Ramen // Pizza // Hungry Taco
Grapefruit // Peach // Avocado //  Lemon