Reasons for this Tummy Ache

EAT THROUGH AUSTIN, the final list:

(Watch as this goes from me feasting with glee, to trying to take a break from food (and failing), to needing to shove every morsel I’ve missed into my face before time ran out.)

Night Pre-One

Opal Devine’s

  • Live Oak Black Bark Beer
  • Cracked pepper fries
  • Southwestern Eggrolls

Day One


  • Migas w/ Flour Tortillas
  • Chips/Salsa
  • Kona Coffee

Shoal Creek Saloon

  • Crawfish
  • Shiner

Doubletree Inn

  • Cake
  • Scotch

Verde Camp

  • Peach
  • HEB Central Market BBQ Chips

Day Two


  • Breakfast Tacos (Potato, Egg & Cheese | Spinach & Egg | Bacon, Egg & Cheese)
  • Chips and Salsa
  • Peach
  • Coffee, coffee, coffee
  • Chips/Salsa
  • Bloody Mary

Verde Camp

  • Salad we made from food bought at HEB.
  • Wine
  • Cheese & Crackers
  • Red Velvet cupcake from Hey Cupcake!

Day Three


  • Chips & Salsa
  • Chips & Salsa
  • Chips & Salsa
  • Elvis Green Chile Chicken
  • Queso Compuesto
  • Herradura Margarita
  • Chips & Salsa

Verde Camp

  • Shiner

Amy’s Ice Cream

  • Mexican Vanilla w/ Ginger Snaps & Strawberries

Verde Camp

  • Blackberries

Day Four

(also known as “Pamie Pretends She’s Still Twenty-Five”)


  • Mexican Breakfast
  • Kona Coffee

Verde Camp

  • Shiner
  • Prosecco

UT Club

  • wine + professors

Casino el Camino

  • Casino Burger w/ Bacon
  • Fries
  • Spicy Chicken Wings
  • scotch


  • Shiner

Common Interest

  • Some kind of crazy Jell-o shot that comes in an enormous joke syringe. When I said I don’t do Jell-o shots, my friends said, “Well, it’s just… I thought you were eating through Austin, doing the local food thing. … Pussy.” And so I did the Jell-O shot, and then I did not feel good and then I sang through it and I was fine.


  • Whataburger w/ Cheese
  • French Fries
  • Sprite

Day Five

Verde Camp

  • Tara’s leftover chicken quesadilla tacos from Chuy’s (and a couple of bites from my Elvis plate)
  • Strawberries

Freddie’s Place

  • SALAD.
  • Pacifico

Thundercloud Subs

  • Roast Beef Sandwich
  • Salt & Pepper potato chips from HEB Central Market

Amy’s Ice Cream

  • Mexican Vanilla w/ oatmeal cookies and bananas

Day Six

Eva B’s Bakery

  • Elgin Sausage Kolaches (2)
  • The worst coffee ever


  • Diet Cherry Limeade
  • small Tater Tots (shame-scarfed at the red light leaving the parking lot before Dave knew)


  • sushi
  • beer
  • sake

Day Seven

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

  • Lone Star Beer
  • Salt Lick pulled pork sandwich
  • beans
  • slaw
  • coma

We did it. We totally did it. I stuffed an entire city into my body and had such a fantastic time. Good friends, good food, good memories, all of it. Sad that it took five years to get there, but so happy I was lucky enough to get to spend a week.

…and I guess I’ll have some time to go back now that hiatus has turned to unemployment.

Yesterday brought another uniquely Hollywood experience. Around here, good news comes first from your agent. Bad news comes from your ex-husband and Variety. In that order. (Forever known as my Carrie Fisher Epiphany.)

Goodbye, Samantha Who?. I will miss you lots and lots.

So when I’m feeling blue, now I have this O+ podcast to cheer me up.

THREE TYPES OF COOKIES — The tourists at night are big and full DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS! On the eve of Tara’s departure in the middle of the Eat Through Austin tour, Dave, Pam, and Tara relive some of their favourite meals and moments of the trip thus far. Are you more interested in cookies? LBJ? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered in either case.

It’s our little Austin souvenir (to go with the hundreds of Austin souvenirs purchased), and I am so grateful for minute 25, which will never fail to make me laugh.

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