Saturday, June 11, 2022

*The End*

Times are changing...

Well friends, the time has come to put this blog to rest, permanently. What began in September 2008 prior to a trip to Morocco kept going for 573 posts to where we are now. As I prepare to move out of Austin, it is time. All good things come to an end, right? {Also, don't you hate it when you come across a cool blog but their last post was four years ago? What happened?!}

I started the blog as a creative outlet; I've always thought of myself as a decent writer and I have a good understanding of my palate. I've tried to communicate why I liked/disliked foods/dishes beyond just saying "it was good" because anyone can do that. What are the tastes, the textures, does it meet the menu description? Also when I started blogging, there wasn't really search engine optimization or analytics to be concerned about, and hence I have never bothered to be concerned with them. I am not in this for generating a high number of "likes" or other metrics. Plainly put, I don't really give a fig. It's never been my desire to be a social media influencer. It is very gratifying though to hear from someone who did read my post and appreciates my food recs and writing, so thank you. 💓

Leaving Austin and selling my South Austin home of 24 years does not come lightly, but after dealing with the Covid era (or "coronial times" as a good friend calls it) and then snowpocalypse/snowvid in February 2021 it definitely makes me want to be closer to my family. Albuquerque will be my new home come the end of June. Only one state away, but SO different in so many different ways.  And you can't really be South Austin Foodie living in Central Albuquerque, can you?  While I won't be updating the blog, I will keep it hosted + accessible, but will keep my Instagram page going, though undoubtedly the name on IG will change once I get settled. Give me some suggestions for a new IG handle!

I already have some Abq food recs, so if you need some holler and if you have some to share, don't be shy! 

I've been in Austin altogether for 28 years. It has changed, much of it for the better. But I am ready for a change as well. It has been my pleasure being South Austin Foodie for the last 14+ years. Onward.

Yours in good food, 

-- Suzanna

Part of my 50th birthday celebration with my closest girlfriends
 earlier this year at Becker Vineyards.

15 comments:

  1. End of an era! Thank you for everything!

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  2. We're moving to Albuquerque this year, too. Hope to see you there!

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    1. Dang, Margaret. I didn't know you were moving, too. (Why is everyone leaving? It's not like Texas is becoming actively more horrible by the day until we all find ourselves in a burning expensive hellscape, stripped of our civil liberties.)

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    2. We haven't really announced it to anyone but family yet, but yeah. We're tired of high property taxes, political leaders who would rather see LBGTQ+ folks dead or locked up, and an infrastructure that can't keep up with the growing population (both state and city).

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    3. Some of NM's infrastructure is lacking (my mom's originally from Las Cruces and my parents have been in Abq for 15 years, hence my move) but yes, it's not nearly as politically effed up as it is here thank god!

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    1. I love you dearly and will miss you terribly. Move to Abq! I mean, you all loved Santa Fe so much, why not? xoxo

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  4. I like that you put together a final post as opposed to letting yours languish aspirationally like mine. ;) You will be so sorely missed, Suzanna, but we fully intend to visit NM often and hope to see you there when we do! It's been such a pleasure getting to know you over the years and meals. <3

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    1. Much love to you + Chris, and long live the Asian Supper Club! I do hope to see you in NM! xo

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  5. My youngest called your new home “Apple Cookie.” I will miss you, but I am thrilled for you for your next adventure.

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    1. LOL! It took a moment for me to figure that one out (Kristin translated!). All the best to you, Maggie!

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  6. I always looked forward to your posts.Thanks for being one of the better (best?) Austin food bloggers, your content always made me hungry and excited to give new spots a shot. Best of luck in New Mexico!

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    1. Thank you so much! I've always tried to keep it real! Happy eating to you! :)

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