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One man's green issues are another man's Foie Gras Cotton Candy

One of the most disheartening things that can happen around here is to open the paper and have big ol' mistakes pop up and slap me in the face. There they were in last week's Critics Picks that followed our Readers Restaurant Poll results. In the category of Best Self-Contained, Handheld Food Item, the award was meant for the Aussie Pies at Boomerangs (3110 Guadalupe, 380-0032, www.boomerangspies.com) Also, the Best Bar Snack award listing should have read "Corn Dog" Shrimp at Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill (303 Red River, 236-9599, www.moonshinegrill.com). We regret the errors, which have been corrected in the online edition and on award certificates. A belated congratulations!… Things are really hopping at the Triangle these days, what with the Farmers' Market attracting hundreds of shoppers every Wednesday afternoon and the third Flipnotics Coffeespace & Cafe (4600 Guadalupe, 380-0097, www.flipnotics.com) outlet doing a brisk business since their opening earlier this month. The world-food offerings at the popular midcity destination will become even more diverse when the third location of the homegrown pan-Asian chain MaMa Fu's Asian House (various locations, www.mamafusaustin.com) opens at the Triangle later this year… The wild salmon will be running at McCormick & Schmick's (401 Congress, 236-9600) starting at a wine dinner this evening, May 24, and continuing throughout the summer months. Check their "fresh sheet" for specific wild-salmon varieties and dishes… Operation Texas Tea is an afternoon tea on June 8 honoring our soldiers at the Brook Army Medical Center in San Antonio. If you would like to support this event, you can drop off a new or gently used teapot, teacup and saucer, or mug at one of the following local tea shops: Keria Teas (204 E. Main in Round Rock, 512/255-3742), Chado Tea Market (3663 Bee Caves Rd., 306-0224), the Steeping Room (1410 Century Oaks Terrace #112, 977-8337), or the Tea Embassy (900 Rio Grande, 330-9991). For more information about the event or details about how to ship the donation yourself, e-mail operationtexastea@earthlink.net… Fans of former Austin chef Roberto Santibañez will be pleased to know the charming Mexico City native will be back in town promoting his new cookbook, Rosa's New Mexican Table (Artisan, $35), with a class at the Central Market Cooking School (4001 N. Lamar, 458-3068) on June 6. Speaking of Central Market, cooking school director Kelly Ann Hargrove attended the James Beard Foundation Awards in New York earlier this month. She says the most interesting food item she encountered at the awards reception gala at Lincoln Center was a stick of Foie Gras Cotton Candy created by Spanish molecular gastronomy whiz chef José Andrés.

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