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Our long national nightmare is over.

Pao’s Mandarin House in Lakeway reopened yesterday. At least, that’s the word on the street. I’ve been a little busy and didn’t get a chance to make it over there last night. Plus, judging from the reaction on NextDoor, I … Continue reading

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Random observation.

When we first started doing the SDC (and when we first started doing the logs), there was no such thing as an automatic paper towel dispenser. When we first started seeing them around town, it was worthy of note, though … Continue reading

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Something to talk about, part 2: what do you miss?

Question number two from dinner last night: what Austin restaurants do you miss? I’ll start: This isn’t really fair, as the restaurant still exists and there’s continuity. But I miss the original Gumbo’s/Yoli’s Jambalaya/Mama Roux. It may be more fair … Continue reading

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Something to talk about, part 1: what’s missing in Austin?

Over dinner last night, Lawrence brought up a couple of questions. It occurred to me that these might be interesting for open discussion. So, question #1: what type or style of food is missing in Austin? Some thoughts: There’s no … Continue reading

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