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Stephanie Keller
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Stephanie Keller is an Intel Brand Manager at Dell and freelance writer on Music, Food and Lifestyle. Previously, she worked at various Marketing agencies and the Museum of Television & Radio in New York. She grew up in Manhattan and lived there for 25 years before deciding to shake it up and move to Austin, TX.

In her free time she can be found bouncing around the Austin live music scene, eating or drinking somewhere delicious, fighting an addiction to Gilt Groupe, geeking out over thoughtful typography, playing Bananagrams and practicing yoga.

Contact: sckeller@gmail.com

Entries by Stephanie Keller

Basia Bulat, Tall Tall Shadow and a Sacred Live Show

(0) Comments | Posted March 20, 2014 | 7:41 AM

A few weeks ago I learned that Basia Bulat, a Canadian songbird who has worked closely with members of Arcade Fire and been frequently compared to Joni Mitchell, would be coming to Austin for SXSW. Around the same time, a friend who is always hip to...

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SXSW 2014 Survival Guide: Where to Eat, Shop and Find Transportation

(0) Comments | Posted March 7, 2014 | 12:36 PM

Hello friends, it's that special time of year again in Austin when free beer flows like water, anything can be turned into a music venue and a critical mass of industry folk brings this small city to about a billion times its regular population. Yes, SXSW is upon us and...

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How to Earn Love and Win Fans With Non-Traditional Marketing

(0) Comments | Posted December 1, 2013 | 1:17 PM

"Would you like to bedazzle a bandana" was just about the first thing I heard as I made my way through the grounds at this year's Fun Fun Fun Fest (FFF), Austin's darling of an alternative Music/Comedy festival that happens annually in the Fall. The woman who beckoned...

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5 Hidden Gem Hotels in Austin

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2013 | 3:37 PM

Over the last year, downtown Austin had been consumed by the construction of giant hotels. There are two going up on the popular (but little!) Rainey Street alone, and several others are slated to rise within a 10-block radius in the coming months. And while it seems the demand for...

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Neko Case Makes Borscht, Wins Hearts

(3) Comments | Posted August 29, 2013 | 2:40 PM

Leave it to Neko Case, singer/songwriter/force-of-nature to turn out a darling 18 minute video about making borscht.

In a recent shoot for Rookie Magazine, an online publication aimed at the interests of teenage girls (and famously headed-up by 15-year-old phenom Tavi Gevinson), Case shares her culinary...

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Austin Fashion Week Ups Its Game with Gilt City

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2013 | 3:14 PM

As the world seems to discover more each day, there are many wonderful things about Austin but high fashion is not typically one that comes up in conversation. As such, when Fashion Week came to Austin last week for its fifth year in a row, there...

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PostSecret and the Power of Slowing It Down

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2013 | 1:16 PM

Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.

Last week I stood in the kitchen gadget aisle at Target for a solid five minutes trying to decide whether to purchase the automatic or whistling...

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SXSW 2013 Recap: A Happy Parade of Magical and WTF Moments

(0) Comments | Posted March 20, 2013 | 12:06 PM

It's no secret that the South by Southwest festival has become a major go-to platform for all things music, spectacle and branding and every year Austin locals celebrate and brace for March when the city will be bum-rushed by 30,000 people on work/play vacation. It's a time when sponsored parties...

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Musings From Behind The Scenes Of A Downtown Restaurant During SXSW

(0) Comments | Posted March 8, 2013 | 10:18 AM

"Survive and advance" are the words Chef/Owner Shawn Cirkiel uses to describe the situation at his downtown Austin restaurant during the 10-day stretch of South By Southwest. Situated smack in the middle of the madness on 6th Street, Parkside serves fresh oysters and fancy...

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Creating A Hot Spot

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2013 | 9:11 AM

Austin's dining scene is experiencing a burst of evolution and it's hard to throw a rock these days without hitting a trendy restaurant brought to downtown by McGuire Moorman Hospitality. With a team of talented people and Chef/Entrepreneur Larry McGuire at the helm, they're on a streak of...

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Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012: Year of the RUN-D.M.C Reunion and the Taco Cannon

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2012 | 2:51 PM

Last weekend the seventh annual Fun Fun Fun Fest, a music event featuring primarily progressive acts and legendary old school talent, rolled through Austin and brought with it some of the best independent shows, band reunions and modern inventions to appear on a festival bill so far this...

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Five Life-Changing Condiments

(9) Comments | Posted October 25, 2012 | 5:23 PM

When I was a little girl, I liked to stay up late and it was not an uncommon sight around the Keller household to cruise into the kitchen at 11 p.m. and catch my dad standing there, with the fridge door open and spoon in hand, non-chalantly devouring a jar...

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High-End, Hormone-Free Drive-Thru Food: Is America Ready?

(10) Comments | Posted August 6, 2012 | 7:00 PM

A few months ago, a drive-thru restaurant called Fresa's opened in the heart of downtown Austin that broke the mold on the familiar, cheap, quick and processed fast food model. With an entrepreneurial spirit and an 8-foot neon chicken high in the air out front, Fresa's began serving...

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The Patrón Secret Dining Society Experience

(0) Comments | Posted May 23, 2012 | 3:28 PM

A few weeks ago I received an email to my inbox titled "The Patrón Secret Dining Society Event - Austin" and although I had no idea what to make of it at the time, I was intrigued by every word in that sentence. I opened the note to find an...

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A Famous and Most Phenomenal White Lobster Bisque Recipe Fit for All Seasons

(2) Comments | Posted May 15, 2012 | 10:40 AM

The first time I went to Congress, a five-star restaurant in Austin, TX, headed by renowned chef David Bull, I was with two of my best eating buddies on our monthly outing to try a new place. Per usual, between the three of us we ordered almost every...

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All-Star Chefs Bring Their Shows and Skills to Life at Austin Food & Wine Festival

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2012 | 1:18 PM

Over the weekend, the first Austin Food & Wine Festival breezed through town, bringing with it a myriad of cooking demos, all-star chefs, parties, and flavors from the world over. With a lineup of talent like Masaharu Morimoto, Gail Simmons, Marcus Samuelsson, Andrew Zimmern, Michelle Bernstein, Tyson Cole and,

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The Austin Food and Wine Festival Draws Close and the City Intensifies Crush on Chef Paul Qui

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2012 | 4:25 PM

A beautiful spring has sprung here in Austin, Texas. Bluebonnets are everywhere, it's not yet 100 degrees and, now that the city has recovered from South By Southwest, Austin will soon be celebrating the chance to prove itself in the culinary space with its first-ever Food & Wine...

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Up Close With Carolyn Wonderland and the Making of Peace Meal

(2) Comments | Posted January 12, 2012 | 1:11 PM

It's been a big year for Carolyn Wonderland, the Texas-born songstress known for her incredibly soulful Blues/Rock music and frequent comparisons to Janis Joplin and Stevie Ray Vaughn. 2011 brought Peace Meal, her new album compiled of well-chosen covers and biography-based originals, as well as true...

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Fun Fun Fun Fest Highlights: Slayer, Lykke Li, Major Lazer, Tacos, Tattoos And More

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2011 | 11:07 AM

In the wee hours of Monday morning, the events of Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011, a genre blending Austin Indie music festival divided into Rock, Metal/Punk, DJ/Dance and Comedy stages, came to a close after three days of non-stop shows, Ryan Gosling sightings, and after parties...

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Gypsy Picnic Celebrates Austin Food Trucks and Creates Food Lover's Field Day

(0) Comments | Posted October 26, 2011 | 11:48 AM

Last weekend 36 food trailers, five rock bands, and an estimated 15,000 food fans gathered on a gorgeous fall day in Austin to enjoy food truck culture and eat to capacity at the second annual Gypsy Picnic Trailer Food Festival. The picnic is a free yearly event at...

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