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14 recipes that make tasteful holiday gifts

You could spend hours combing the Internet in search of gifts for every person in your life. Or, you could hit up the supermarket once and cook, …

Best Chinese food and Mack Brown's misfortune top the week's biggest stories

From the most authentic Chinese fare in town to Mack Brown's unfortunate start to the season, these are the most popular stories of the week.<p>1. A …

Where to Eat and Drink Outside Right Now, Spring 2014

It's spring in Austin, which means now is the time to spend every free waking moment outside. A number of new restaurants opened over the chillier / SXSW months are perfect for enjoying the great weather. From <b>Silo on 7th's</b> rooftop views to rustic <b>Odd Duck's</b> picnic table charm, now is the time to …

Austin's Best Wintertime Restaurants, Mapped

The temperatures may mercifully be back in the 70's this week, but nights are still chilly, and the Arctic cold will surely return before Austin's sacred time of renewal, SXSW. Eater asked readers for the best bets for <b>winter and holiday dining</b>, and they shared their picks for comfort food, soup …

39 Thanksgiving Potato Recipes: Mashed, Baked & More

Mashed, roasted, or baked into a cheesy gratin—one of these 37 recipes for the potato is sure to grace your holiday table.<p><b>One of these easy, homey potato recipes</b> is sure to earn a permanent spot on your holiday table.

Cooking

11 'Hunger Games' Power Breakfasts for the Girl on Fire

Surviving the Hunger Games is no easy feat—especially if you haven't eaten a good breakfast. Here's 11 recipes to keep the odds ever in your favor<p><b>Katniss Everdeen</b> is back, and in <i>The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,</i> premiering today, she is offered the worst kind of do-over: a second chance in the …

Breakfast

Chamomile Gin Cocktail

Makes 8 Servings<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1/4 cup dried chamomile flowers or 12 chamomile tea bags<p>6 tablespoons honey<p>2 cups London dry gin<p>3/4 cup fresh lemon juice<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Mix chamomile and 6 Tbsp. very hot water in a medium bowl. Let stand for 1 minute. Stir in honey; mash chamomile with a wooden …

Recipes

Black's Barbecue Austin Coming in January

Matthew Odam at <i>The Statesman</i> reports that <b>Black's Barbecue Austin</b> is coming to Barton Springs Road. At the helm are twin brothers Mark and Michael Black, who are the <b>great-grandsons</b> of Edgar Black, founder of Lockhart stalwart Black's Barbecue. The brothers have spent "more than a dozen years" …

How to pack like the pros

Does traveling more make you pack less? Not necessarily, although we talked to five high-mileage, high-profile travelers (whose combined annual airline points could buy a private island in the Caribbean) to get their take on carry-on and carrying less.<p>Pauline Frommer<p><i>Publisher of Frommers.com and</i> …

Incredible Underwater Park in Austria

Grner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, Austria known for its shimmering, emerald-green hue and its fluctuating depth throughout the year, at times leaving a park completely submerged in it. Being that the water for the lake is provided mainly by runoff from the surrounding karst mountains, it …

Arcade Fire hits the stage at Mekka for their #Miami stop of their #Reflektor tour #arcadefire #music

Banh Mi Wire

Thrillist explores the <b>banh mi</b> scene along North Lamar and lists five of the best spots. <b>Tam Deli</b> gets a nod for the best bread, with <b>Pho Van</b> coming in second for "bread that's flakier than your friend with the really dry scalp." Yum. [Thrillist]

Ten Years In With Moonshine: Growth, Celebrities, and the Bush Twins

Eater's long-running series of One Year In interviews give readers a peek into that first intense year in the restaurant business. Making it a year is a big deal in the restaurant industry, and making it <b>ten years</b> is a much, much bigger one. Eater is kicking off its inaugural Ten Years In series …

Pour House Pints & Pies Now Open on Jollyville Road

<b>Pour House Pints and Pies</b> opened officially today at 11835 Jollyville Road. This is seventh bar from owners <b>Marcos Canchola</b> and <b>Brian Hyde</b>, who also run The Hideout Pub, The Pour House Pub, Barfly's, MugShots Bar, Violet Crown Social Club and Bender Bar and Grill. Eater reported back in July that the …

19 Essential Austin Patios for Outdoor Drinking and Dining

Patio time is special for Austin, when people get to enjoy the sun and perfect weather, just before the dreaded summer heat consumes the city. The city has a strong selection of outdoor spaces built for perfect alfresco dining and drinking, available all year-round.<p>Here are Austin's most essential …

Foodheads: Tempting Sandwich Secret in Central Austin

An old wooden house on West 34th Street is home to Foodheads, a hidden mecca of breakfast, lunch and dinner delicacies. Homemade sandwiches, soups, …

Spirits: Meet Genius Gin, Austin's Newest Craft Tipple

If you're been frequenting Texas cocktail bars of late, it's likely that you've noticed that an increasing number of local spirits are turning up on …

31 Black-And-White Movies Every Twentysomething Needs To See

Life lessons brought to you entirely in black and white.

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Cool restaurant happy hours and hot ladies nights

The summer heat may be uncomfortably sweltering, but we’ve rounded up some refreshing spots for August that offer great happy hours, half-price menu …

Old stand-bys, exotic infusions, and even vegetarian options – this is one sausage fest you won't want to miss!

<b>79 Rainey, 512/386-1656, http://www.bangersaustin.com</b> <br>Mon.-Wed., 4pm-11pm; Thu.-Sat., 11am-12mid; Sun., 10am-11pm<p>Banger's may not be the newest or …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

BuzzFeed takes a stab at unearthing the things Austinites loves most

Do you love tacos? Shelter dogs? Doing lots of yoga (in various places)? Then you're a true Austinite, at least by BuzzFeed standards. In another …

A culinary tour of the best restaurants and cafes on Burnet Road

This small morsel of Burnet Road, one of Austin’s busiest thoroughfares, has morphed into an ultra-cool neighborhood, boasting everything from a yoga …

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