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What's a more fall like food than a warm cup of soup? This week's fall recipe is perfect for a cozy night in when curling up on the couch is preferable. It's a favorite of mine that I actually learned from my dad. Cooking was serious business in my house and I'm pretty lucky to have grown up with two parents who are excellent cooks. This Leek and Potato Soup recipe is super simple and takes under an hour to whip up. In France they call it Potage Parmentier, so the name itself should make you feel like a seasoned chef.
Leek and Potato Soup (originally from Jacques Pepin)
There’s nothing more exciting to us than the feast that commences for Thanksgiving – and of course, the leftovers.
However, if the idea of cooking a whole meal from a roasted turkey to a selection of pies seems daunting, we have a Plan B. These Austin restaurants and grocery stores are ready and willing to provide you with a Thanksgiving dinner with no-mess and no-stress.
PLACES TO EAT: If you’re looking to dine out, these restaurants that will be open Thanksgiving Day.
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Your weekly dose of fall recipes is back this week with a focus on sweet treats. You know, the kind that fill the kitchen with the aroma of chocolate and make your mouth water while you're baking. I have to admit that I have a stronger sweet tooth this time of year, and I'm sure the same goes for most of you. To encourage you to give in to that craving, we have the perfect Chocolate Raspberry Bar recipe from TRIBEZA's Design Intern, Madeline Waggoner.
Chocolate Raspberry Bars
2 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup butter or margarine
1 egg, beaten
1 t. almond extract
1 cup raspberry jelly
12 oz. chocolate chips
Bijou Finney and Beaux Jackson, the owners of new event company Velvet Cartel, are throwing their launch party The Velvet Casino at the Belmont this Saturday, November 16 at 7pm. This post-F1 party will benefit local charities, and take guests through a dazzling vintage experience reminiscent of a Monte Carlo casino in the 1950s. Additionally, there will be performances from Burlesque dancers and the DJ, A-Trak.
We talked with Veronica Beyer who is handling the PR for The Velvet Casino about what we can expect at the party:
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This week we're highlighting a flavorful fall recipe for the carnivorous eaters out there. We're talking grilled squash, brown sugar infused baked apples, and meticulously marinated flank steak. Yumm. Even if you're not big into cooking (kind of like me), this recipe is actually quite simple and is sure to impress a friend, significant other or table full of guests. Plus, cooking is good for the soul. This favorite recipe is brought to you by Staley Hawkins, TRIBEZA's Events and Marketing Coordinator.
Oriental Flank Steak (from Stop and Smell the Rosemary)
The countdown has officially started for Formula 1 United States Grand Prix to make its way to Austin for the second year. In less than two weeks, the city of Austin will welcome one of the largest racing events in the world. Last year Austinites didn't even know what to expect, but this year, we're ready and there's much more that will be taking place than just the race.