Monthly Archives: January 2012

Texas Daily Photo: Ray’s Barbecue In Montopolis Neighborhood Of Austin

One of my very favorite barbecue houses in Austin. Montopolis is one of our town’s oldest neighborhoods [it was its own city before Austin even existed] and you can feel the history in the air as you make your way … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: The Red Rooster In Pflugerville Texas

Coming up soon the old town of Pflugerville Texas will be hosting an event like no other. It’s time for some hot oil wrestling y’all.  I’ll always cherish the memories of the old days at XTC Cabaret off Springdale Road … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: Galloway Soul Food

This is where I take my out of town guests. Austin’s soul food scene is not particularly strong so Galloway Sandwich Shop [still mystified as to the official title of the restaurant-they might make a sandwich or two but this … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: Shooters In Vienna Austria

No matter how far away from Texas I get I always find influence the great state has on other people’s culture. A visit to Vienna Austria last year provided ample opportunity to hang out in a Texas-influenced bar called Shooters. … Continue reading

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The State Of Chips And Salsa In Austin Texas Part Five: El Rincon

While not in Austin proper, El Rincon is just up the road a bit in verdant Pflugerville, Texas, 13 miles up Cameron/Dessau Road and in the heart of the old downtown area. Open since the 1980s this is one hell … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: JC’s Backyard Barbecue In Granger, Texas

I did what I always do when I’m in a small town in Texas and on the hunt for barbecue. I post up in a parking lot of a quick mart and make idle conversation with strangers filling up their … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: Cactus Rose In Williamson County Texas

One of the great old-school Texas roadhouses, Cactus Rose sits quietly alongside hwy 95 just north of that great trove of Central Texas barbecue; Taylor. This is where I go to escape the big city life that is the Austin … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: Barron’s Hamburger Haven In Thorndale Texas

I’m always on the lookout for a world class hamburger as the form exists, perhaps a notch below my all time favorite food group; barbecue, Texas barbecue to be specific. During a smoked meat run through Central Texas this past … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: Backyard Barbecue

Sometimes to get it just right, you got to do it yourself. Behold 4 racks of baby back pork ribs sizzling away on the big pit. We were bidding a fond farewell to a couple friends who are removing themselves … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: West End Cafe And Barbecue In Taylor Texas

Never can catch these guys open. I decided to knock out 3 chapters of the Texas Barbecue Book this weekend by running up through Taylor to hit West End Cafe and Barbecue then on to Thorndale to visit Thorndale Meat … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: East Avenue Lounge In Downtown Austin

Calle Ancha as East Avenue was once referred to by Austin’s Hispanic community, has not existed since the 1950s and suffered a killing blow in 1962 when its replacement, Interstate 35 was officially opened. East Avenue had originally been established … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: Mesquite’s Barbecue In Lubbock Texas

Walking down a dark alley with a thick haze of smoke in the air from the barbecue pit, things look pretty promising at Mesquite’s Barbecue located hard up against the campus of Texas Tech University. The inside of the old … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: Taqueria La Playa On E.7th In Austin

In the former Taqueria Arandas #1  building sits a very fine entrant in the Austin, Texas Mexican food world. Taqueria La Playa is where I head when I need bacon wrapped shrimp stuffed with jalapenos and served with a fiery … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: El Primo. Once Over Coffee Bar’s Adjunct Kitchen

Truth be told El Primo was pretty lousy when it first opened. As is my custom when a new cart appears in Austin I hit it good and hard for awhile to get the lay of the land, figure out … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: Walton’s Fancy And Staple

Famously owned by Sandra Bullock, Walton’s Fancy and Staple in downtown  Austin is actually a fine place to grab a morning pastry and cup of coffee for a sidewalk breakfast. We haven’t spotted Ms. Bullock there on any of our … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: Mrs Johnson’s Bakery [est.1948]

The best donuts in Austin by a wide margin. Yes, Ken’s has their acolytes as do Krispy Kreme and Round Rock donuts but at the end of the day it’s Mrs Johnson who rules the Austin donut roost.   The … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: J&M Barbecue In Lubbock Texas

Impressive pit. Impressive look and feel to J&M Barbecue but the part where the rubber meets the road, the meat, not impressed at all. The brisket arrives and it’s sliced into several good looking hunks but there is little flavor. … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: The White Horse From Legendary Austin Bartender Denis O’Donnell Of Hole In The Wall

We had the time of our lives last night at The White Horse, the new bar from old school Austin bartender Denis O’Donnell, a former mainstay at Hole In The Wall. For once we didn’t feel out of place in … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: Tom And Bingo’s Barbecue In Lubbock Texas [est.1952]

This is where the conversation begins on Lubbock barbecue. Tom and Bingo’s is the most well known of all the area smokehouses and with good reason. The hickory smoked meats show the hand of a skilled pit boss with decades … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: Bigham’s Smokehouse In Lubbock Texas [est. 1978]

I had a lot of eating to do in a short period of time in Lubbock, Texas recently. Bigham’s Smokehouse is one of the local barbecue joints that gets a lot of mention when you’re in research mode so it … Continue reading

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