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Time to Get the New Year Rolling!

I know, two weeks into the year is a bit late to announce the kickoff of another great year. Well, I’m lucky to be only two weeks late! What a start…

The Holidays were pleasant, though a bit frantic at times. Not quite a “staycation,” going to various homes of clan members. A quick trip to […]

Playing With Your Food (and Your Mom Would Approve): Shabu Hot Pot & Noodle Bar

This entry is part of a series, Restaurants»

This tale begins with a trip with my spouse into north Austin to buy a bicycle. Although the story has roots further back, for me…

A spring sale at Performance Bicycles had my wife looking to buy her dream bike for well less than list. Their closest outlet […]

A Quick Trip to Agra, Without Leaving Home

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Recently my father-in-law was in town on a mission to single-handedly rescue the central Texas economy doing a little window-shopping and foraging. Since he’s retired now he can do pretty much as he pleases so long as it’s at the explicit direction of his wife. He’s been […]

Chang Thai, Our Family’s New Favorite

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My daughter continues to surprise me with her food interests. Recently (meaning, since she’s gone away to school) she’s learned to enjoy Pad Thai. She came home one weekend and said she wanted to find a Thai place nearby that could feed her need; did I know […]

My Fit Foods: Tasty, Healthy Food, Ready in a Flash

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A few days ago my wife and I enjoyed lunch together in a novel location: My Fit Foods, on I-35 just south of Parmer. We’d seen the store there, along a row of restaurants on the east side of the freeway, and we’d also noticed the kiosks […]

VooDoo BBQ & Grill: Their HooDoo’s Pretty Good, Actually

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Sadly, this restaurant has closed.

Sometime we here in Texas kid about that foreign country to our East, Louisiana. However, when it comes to food, there’s very little joking goes on, either place! Both regions can lay claim to distinctive styles and flavors, even within the realm of […]

Karrrazy, Man: Kublai Khan Crazy Mongolian Stir Fry

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This restaurant is still open, though its sibling in south Round Rock has unexpectedly closed.

In our busy lives, PJ and I are always looking for fast, tasty lunch options. Preferably something not too far from either her work or the house. There’s this restaurant space near a […]

Branch BBQ in Wells Branch: A Local Secret?

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Recently I met the spouse for a quick lunch, and we were planning to eat pho at one of our local favorites. However, Mai Lien was closed for the day (not permanently, thank goodness!), so we were at a bit of a loose end. Just down the […]