Serve Gourmet: A Story In Photos

Austin was delightfully chilly today — my perfect weather, really: a little blustery and nippy enough that a stroll outdoors is refreshing and relaxing inside is cozy. We spent the afternoon at Serve Gourmet, eating food from Well Fed and Well Fed 2 — that I didn’t have to make! — and meeting lovely paleo people. Take a look.

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Numero uno awesome thing about today: this sign outside the store. Number two on the hit list? It was cold enough for my leopard coat!

servesignInside, I had a sweet little setup to greet paleo people amidst all the amazing kitchen gadgets. The store is stocked with all kinds of lovely and functional doodads for the kitchen. I saw a bunch of stuff I wanted — silicone lids shaped like flowers, pretty dish towels, stunning wine glasses — but the only thing I bought was a brush from Lodge to clean my newly-seasoned cast-iron skillets.

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One of the first people to arrive was my friend Stacy — an old comrade-in-arms from my agency days. Bonus points to her for also wearing animal print.

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Then there was a whirlwind of food samples from Well Fed and Well Fed 2Golden Cauliflower Soup, Sweet Potato Soup With Bacon, Garlic-Balsamic Butternut Squash, Plantain Nachos, Fried Apples With Pecans, and Pear and Bacon Bites — and a slew of fun paleo people from the Austin Primal Living Group.

I wish I had photos of everyone I met today because they were all smart, smiley, engaging,and a treat. Here’s a sampling of just a few of the pretty paleo people I had the good fortune to meet:

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From the top… Robin, who made the whole Serve extravaganza a reality and did all the cooking… Billy, a new transplant to Austin from Brazil… Elil and Kristi, glowing with good health and happiness… and Vivian, another stunner and veteran of my Whole Foods cooking classes.

Big hugs of thanks to the fine folks at Serve for hosting us and to everyone who came out to play today. It was cold outside, but you warmed my heart.

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