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neil-brideau Posted at 2009/03/03 6:11pm reply to

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Hi, I'm sorry to post a question that's probably been posted like a bazillion times before, but here goes:

  I'm visiting Austin from Chicago this weekend to exhibit at STAPLE, and I've got this tradition of getting some sort of breakfast pastry (donut, danish, cinnamon roll) the mornings of shows.  So I was wondering where on Saturday morning should I go for a really great pastry to make my day rock?  I saw Bouldin Creek has some stuff from Vegan Explosion on Mondays, but I assume that stuff'll be sold out by the time I'm in town.

If anyone's interested in comics and independent media, Staple looks like it's gonna be really fun -Stan Sakai, Jeffrey Brown and Chris Onstad are the special guests.  If you do come to the show, stop by my table (11A), and mention you saw this thread I'll give you a free comic (not one of the ones in my "free comics" box either).

here's the show's URL
http://www.staple-austin.org

and my url
http://www.fromthewell.info

If there's anything else I should definitely do vegan-wise in the 38 hours I'm in town let me know too, thanks.
Neil from Chicago.
VeganExplosion Posted at 2009/03/03 6:17pm reply to

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Hey!
We sell our Danishes and other pastries to Bouldin creek every day!

Not just Mondays!

Also, if you want we can always make an order of pastries just for you.
But yeah... Not just mondays!! They are baked fresh and delivered daily.
neil-brideau Posted at 2009/03/03 6:27pm reply to

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Oh sweet!  No need to make anything special for me (I'm not even supposed to bring any food-type objects into the show, which is not to say I wont.  Their options for in-house food at this event doesn't appear to be too vegan...at all).

ETA:
I just checked out their website, and I'll be on route to the show by the time they open on Saturday, do you think they'll still have some Friday night, or should I call and ask them to hold a couple items for me for pick up on Friday night?
VeganExplosion Posted at 2009/03/03 9:27pm reply to

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They should have some left by then.
But a call wouldn't hurt either. Weekends are crazy at BC.
Ross Posted at 2009/03/04 3:56pm reply to

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Hi Neil!

Depending on what kinda food you like, there are quite a few places to sample for good vegan food. Mother's has a great "Bueno Burger" and that probably won't be too far from where you'll be hangin, there's also our new raw restaurant called "Daily Juice Cafe" on 45th street if you like that kinda stuff. Wheatsville is a great grocery/co-op where you can grab good vegan treats, maybe a southern fried tofu sandwich(or popcorn tofu hoagie).
carrie Posted at 2009/03/04 10:29pm reply to

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The cheese danish is worth the effort. It's very good!
neil-brideau Posted at 2009/03/05 3:21am reply to

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Thanks so much y'all.  I'll try to make it to some of your suggested spots, Ross, but will most likely fail.
bpmojo Posted at 2009/03/05 9:56am reply to

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> but will most likely fail.

hey come on now that's not very posi.

Ross Posted at 2009/03/05 12:49pm reply to

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hahaha, good luck sir!
neil-brideau Posted at 2009/03/16 10:03am reply to

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I feel like I should post something about my visit to Austin.  I didn't end up actually getting any sort of breakfast pastry.  But that's OK, it was fun.  I met up with a friend of mine when I got into town, and we had dinner at Mothers, I had their Mushroom and Spinach (am I making that up?) enchilada, delicious.  We then went to see Watchmen at the Alamo, which was lots of fun.

The following day I woke up early, and ate at Kirbylane Cafe, which was alright.  I had a breakfast taco with tofu, potatoes and mushrooms.  Then I spent eight hours at STAPLE!  I met Matt, who recommended a bunch of places, but I had only a couple of hours left in the city, but I still wrote a few down.  I visited with some friends of my kinda-girl friend, who then gave me a ride over to Wheatsville.  Their deli had just closed, so I didn't get to try anything directly from them, but I grabbed some pre-packaged stuff (a salad and a pasta & tempeh thing), and bought a bunch of other stuff, like Nada Moo ice cream, and some food to make dinner, and Maine Root Beer.  All good stuff (though my first couple of bottles of the root beer tasted kind of watered down).  

The next morning I packed up my stuff and headed to the train station, only to find out that I'm an idiot, and hadn't learned it was the start of day light savings.  I had missed my train!  BUT!  That also meant I had a whole extra day in Austin.  So I went over to Toy Joy, snooped around all their gew-gaw for a while, and then bought some soft serve ice cream.  It was good stuff, and I traded comics with the manager there, so that was cool.  I walked up to Austin Books and Comics, which was a really neat store with TONS of stuff.  I then walked a little farther to Titaya's, which was one of Matt's recommendations, and had their spring rolls, and Pad Puk.  Both great.

I then went home, slept, and actually got on the train this time.

Austin was cool, hopefully I'll be back soon.
Ross Posted at 2009/03/16 11:14am reply to

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Awesome, glad you had a good time Neil! happy
carrie Posted at 2009/05/08 8:52am reply to

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Just wanted to mention that I went to Bouldin again the other day and had a blueberry danish. They heated it up, and golly it really was the best thing ever. Thanks Inga and Vegan Explosion for making that available to us!
mattabo71 Posted at 2009/05/08 9:17am reply to

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cool man! I'm glad you had a good visit. It was great to meet you -and I really enjoyed your comics.
Austin Books is like, the best place ever.
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