Tag Archives: Austin

My chocolate addiction

Hello, my name is Laura, and I’m a chocoholic. I love chocolate, lust after it, need it. As such, I’m wondering if Austin has any particularly great chocolate shops, or any locally-made chocolates that can be purchased at the grocery store? I’m just about to Google my brains out looking, but if you’ve got any tips, I’d love to hear ’em!

"I (heart) chocolate" (based on a photo by Flickr user jovike)

More chocolate articles (and sweet, sweet photos) soon to come, but in the meantime, be sure to check out Chocolate.com for all your home-delivery chocolate needs, as well as this edutaining article I wrote about chocolate’s health properties, entitled Research on Health Benefits of Chocolate.

Choco Fanatic, aka Laura


Welcome to Shoestring Austin

Shoestring Austin knows there are plenty of places where you can read about life in Austin, and that lots of them devote most of their space to the local music scene. We think that’s groovy, for those who are into it. Our deal is somewhat different. We’re always asking the question: what is there to EAT?!

We may be on a shoestring budget, with only enough cash to order delivery from the same two places once or twice a week, but BY GOD, WE WANT IT HOT, FAST, PLENTIFUL AND DELICIOUS! This is our only credo: Cheap eats that taste great. Wherever you can find ‘em, there we are.

And that’s the deal. We’re all about snacking our way through life, lived deliciously. Because living on a budget doesn’t have to suck. When’s dinner?

In short: Shoestring Austin is dedicated to uncovering Austin’s greatest cheap restaurants–because living on a budget doesn’t have to suck. Blog editor Laura Roberts also maintains the Shoestring Montreal blog. She can be contacted online via Twitter @originaloflaura.

Finally, our current Shoestring Austin banner is based on a photo taken by Flickr user Stuck in Customs, which has been kindly made available to the public via a Creative Commons license. The photo itself depicts downtown Austin at night, and the original version also features the Frost Tower in the background, which is said to resemble a giant pair of nose hair trimmers.