Monthly Archives: May 2011

Down By The River: One Meal At Live Oak Barbecue And Beer In Austin Texas

Initial thoughts on Live Oak Barbecue and Beer. A lot of time energy and effort has went into this restaurant and while it’s too early to issue any ringing proclamations a few first impressions can be wrought. 1: Authentic Central … Continue reading

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Soul Food Has A New Face In East Austin: Three Little Pigs Brings The Collards And Grits To Rosewood Avenue

There’s magic happening on the tiny plot of land that Chef Raymond Tatum’s Three Little Pigs food cart shares with East End Wines on Rosewood Avenue. You can feel it in the warm spring air looking out over the state … Continue reading

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Best Municipal Hamburger in Austin Texas Part One: Lion’s Municipal Golf Course

The griddle at Lion’s Municipal Golf Course in west Austin is nicely seasoned after  three quarters of a century of use. Trouble is, you really can’t feel the history due to numerous renovations of the facility over the years. I … Continue reading

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Taylor Texas: Davis Grocery And Bar-B-Q Honors The Lord Through Brisket

When God himself tells you to open a barbecue restaurant there’s only one thing left to do. You open a barbecue restaurant. Which is exactly what the good Reverend James Davis Jr did in 1994 after he had a vision … Continue reading

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The State of Desebrada in Austin Texas Part Three: La Flor

There are a handful of food writers in the US that are so powerful they can make your restaurant a success overnight with a glowing review. John T. Edge is on that short list. A year or so ago he … Continue reading

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The State of Desebrada in Austin Texas Part Two: La Moreliana

Erupting in a violent stream of obscenities is not something I often do when I’m dining out. Other than the time a gay porn star-looking assistant manager of a Western Sizzling Steakhouse in rural Kentucky found himself on the business … Continue reading

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