Daily Archives: 07/20/2013

Eden East Again

(Community Matters) Couldn’t resist – back to Eden East at Springdale Farms last night w/ Carly & Clayton Christopher. The menu was summer sausage, egg plant frites, crispy oysters, melon carpaccio, grouper and a lemon bar for dessert (details here). Gotta love byob: a Deep Eddy Tea peached cocktail, Gaston Chiquet champagne, Chateau Carbonnieux Gran Cru Classe de Graves, and a Charmes Chambertin. Once again Sonya was brilliant.


Wheatsville’s BIG Direction

(Community Matters) In Cooperative Grocer

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Buy Copper

copper(Community Matters) 

After a sustained lobbying effort, the Securities and Exchange Commission late last year approved a plan that will allow JPMorgan Chase, Goldman and the Blackstone Group to buy up to 80 percent of the copper available on the market.

By early next year, according to documents filed with the S.E.C., Goldman plans to be storing copper in the same Detroit-area warehouses where it now stockpiles aluminum. continued

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President Obama on Trayvon Martin

(Community Matters) President Obama struck an extraordinary balance in this discussion of Trayvon Martin’s death, about the trial, the historical context of African American males’ experiences, and the reality of young black men’s disproportionate involvement in the criminal justice system (after clarifying that the trial was fair, conducted appropriately, that reasonable doubt was relevant, that once a jury’s spoken, that’s how our system works).

“There are very few African American men in this country who haven’t had the experience of being followed when they were shopping in a department store. That includes me. There are very few African American men who haven’t had the experience of walking across the street and hearing the locks click on the doors of cars. That happens to me — at least before I was a senator . There are very few African Americans who haven’t had the experience of getting on an elevator and a woman clutching her purse nervously and holding her breath until she had a chance to get off. That happens often. And I don’t want to exaggerate this, but those sets of experiences inform how the African American community interprets what happened one night in Florida. … The African American community is also knowledgeable that there is a history of racial disparities in the application of our criminal laws — everything from the death penalty to enforcement of our drug laws. And that ends up having an impact in terms of how people interpret the case.

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Olamaie’s Pop Up

olamaieplywood-thumb(Community Matters) Just booked reservations for one of the Olamaie pop up evenings at Lenoire.

a menu that focuses on farm-to-table freshness and a dining experience that combines classic southern hospitality with modern restaurant craftsmanship.

featuring chicken grease biscuits ($6), blue crab over rice with a corn souffle ($20) and pickled prawn with soft scrambled eggs and smoked tomato ($22)

New Fast Dining in Austin

indian food(Community Matters) The exquisite preparation and tastes without the wait, Kristi Willis in Culture Map lists newest, favorite fast dining:

  1. PhoNatic – bringing Vietnamese cuisine to the masses.
  2. Verts – the doner kebap — a sandwich with Turkish origin that is wildly popular throughout Europe.

  3. Tarka Indian Kitchen – fast-casual Indian restaurant that shares ownership with the Clay Pit

  4. Hat Creek Burger – Premium Gold Angus, turkey and vegetarian grain burgers, hand-cut fries and Blue Bell milkshakes