Monthly Archives: November 2011

Austin Eastciders Launch Party With Franklin BBQ: Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krgDm9KLwB8   I have yet to figure out how to embed video on this site. WordPress is savvy to such things but unfortunately I’m a Luddite. I wasn’t able to make it to the launch party for Austin Eastcider at … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: Central Texas Hot Guts Project

  Fixings: Central Texas Hot Guts project. Fresh jalapenos, heavily seasoned meat, country ham trimmings. We’ve knocked out 3 batches of fresh sausage in the last month and this was easily the best one. We’ve discovered a secret that we’ll … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: Pearl Light Beer

  If you’re a bar owner in Texas please stock plenty of Pearl Light beer so that when I show up I can settle in for a nice long session. Oh, lots of Shaver and Hank on the jukebox would … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: Budare’s Venezuelan Food Trailer In Austin

  The front house of Budare’s Venezuelan food trailer on Rainey Street in Austin Texas. As you walk down the little driveway on the left side of the picture a small courtyard appears wherein a food cart is set up … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: Charlie’s Steakhouse In Pflugerville Texas

  Just a few more days left in the ol gal. Charlie’s in Pflugerville prepares to shutter on 11/30/11

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The State Of Goat Tacos In Austin Texas Part One: Chivo Brincado Chivo Pagado “The Goat Jumped The Goat Paid”

Rolling along 290 after a very satisfying evening at Burwell Knebel’s old beer joint in north Travis County, I spy a tumble-down food fort listing in the Autumn breeze like a roadside shanty from an old Steinbeck novel. A sign … Continue reading

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The State Of Chips And Salsa In Austin Texas Part Three: Los Altos

To be perfectly clear; Los Altos would not be entered into this series if they weren’t putting out some of the very best salsas in Austin. They would be disqualified right off the bat due to their using a low … Continue reading

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The State Of Chips And Salsa In Austin Texas Part Two: Takoba

I have to admit I looked askance at Takoba when they first opened. I’d seen a number of restaurants in the space over the years and none had impressed. I waited til I received good word from a local Basque … Continue reading

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End Of An Era: Kermit Ruffins, Owner Sidney’s Saloon In New Orleans Treme, Ends Late Night Barbecue Swinger Sets

Big news coming out of New Orleans. Kermit Ruffins is calling an audible on the tenor of his legendary music shows in the Crescent City. No more late night funk and soul parties. Ruffins is giving himself a curfew. I … Continue reading

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On Giant Afros, Smoked Brisket And Pot Belly Stoves: Alexander’s Barbecue In Cedar Creek Texas

Sometimes you stroke one out of the park. After a long meander out through the East Travis County countryside, I find myself in Bastrop County, and faced with the choice of rolling through downtown Bastrop or hitting Hwy 21 and … Continue reading

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