Monthly Archives: February 2012

Seeking The Black Queen. Exploring Zagreb Croatia Part One: Eli’s Caffe

Years ago when I first began plotting a visit to Zagreb, Croatia, ¬†I went into heavy research mode. The simple fact is this: I view a city through the prism of their approach to coffee, beer and whatever regional food … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: Taco Joint On San Jacinto Across From University Texas

After 2 plus weeks on the road in parts of the world where eating Tex Mex is plainly a bad idea (the Balkans, Asia, northern Europe) I needed a fix in the worst possible way. With 300+ options in front … Continue reading

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Thirteen Thousand Three Hundred Miles Of International Barbecue

Good to be home. While I have deep love for Texas [and Alabama and Kentucky] barbecue every now and again I have to recalibrate by hitting the open road, overseas, to see how the pit bosses on the other side … Continue reading

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Field Report: Misung 888. A Booze And Meat Paradise In Austin, Texas

Your manager has been yelling at you all day because his manager has been yelling at him all day. You lumber out of your office at 8:30pm, your ill-fitting suit feeling a size too large for your fatigued, slumped shoulders. … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: John Mueller Barbecue Is Branded In Austin Texas

I get a lot of interesting emails on this site. Readers who want to tell me about the restaurant they work in or a taqueria where they had a superb tortilla or perhaps a dive bar where the beer was … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: Perez Barbecue In Bartlett, Texas

Unbelievably good sausage is coming out of the tiny smokehouse, Perez Barbecue up in Bartlett, Texas. It’s a different style than what I’m accustomed to with sage being the predominant (and delicious) flavor. In business for a quarter century, the … Continue reading

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Bufalina Pizza:East Austin Set To Get Major New Player In Central Texas Pizza Game

Update July 2013 A field report from the freshly opened Bufalina http://chowpapi.com/field-report-bufalina-pizza-in-east-austin-texas/ Update 3/27/2013: Just got word from one of the owners that Bufalina Pizza is in the end game stages of build-out and will, hopefully, be opening in April. … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: The Red Rooster In Pflugerville Texas

A beguiling beauty takes her turn at the microphone at The Red Rooster In Pflugerville, Texas. Once a month or so I like to spread my wings a bit and take flight to the northern reaches of Travis County and … Continue reading

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Field Report: One Meal At Lenoir. New Restaurant From Todd Duplechan

Lenoir is the new restaurant on South 1st street by Four Seasons alumnus Todd Duplechan¬† and his wife Jessica Maher. We decided to try out this prix-fixe only restaurant on its opening day. Inside a remodeled residential house, the dining … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: How To Make A King Ranch Casserole

One of the greatest pleasures of Texas cuisine is the King Ranch casserole. I’ve written about it extensively over the years. At one point I got a little hot under the collar when a food writer penned an article on … Continue reading

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