Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Art Of The Cocktail Part Two: The Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned occupies that curious ground between being a grown man’s drink, it’s got a serious jolt of bourbon in it, and being sweet and fruity enough to appeal to beginning drinkers or folks who typically like cocktails with … Continue reading

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Melancholia Settles Over New Orleans: Hubig’s Pies Has Burned To The Ground

I have a list of things to do each time I’m fortunate enough to spend a few days in New Orleans. Upon arrival in the city I ride my bike out to Chalmette and purchase a muffaletta at Tag’s Deli, … Continue reading

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Turf N Surf Po Boys In Austin, Texas

Turf n Surf Po Boys in downtown Austin has a chef from the famous Gilmore cooking family. No, it’s not Bryce Gilmore of Odd Duck Farm To Trailer and Barley Swine nor is it Jack Allen Gilmore of Z’Tejas and … Continue reading

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The Art Of The Cocktail Part One: The Lonely Bullfighter

I’ve had a long love affair with well mixed cocktails. The people who prepare them, bars stretching from rural Texas to Istanbul, and the culture that surrounds the art of the cocktail have long fascinated me. A perfectly crafted drink, … Continue reading

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THE DEATH OF A TEXAS STEAKHOUSE

In 1972 in Pflugerville, Texas, Charlie Parker flung the doors open on a little roadside steak house in the middle of nowhere and prayed that business would come. And it did. But now, 40 years later, Central Texas has lost … Continue reading

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New Orleans To Hold Largest Culinary Library In The South

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum and The New Orleans Public Library are teaming up to found the largest culinary library in the South. Over the course of the last 2 months the New Orleans Public Library has opened 5 … Continue reading

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Soul Food In Austin, Texas: Marcus Samuelsson Comes To Town

I spend a lot of time thinking about soul food. Growing up in Eastern Kentucky, country cooking, a cousin to the genre, was on my family’s table 7 nights a week. We raised our own beef, our own pork and … Continue reading

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Austin Texas Barbecue Pop Up Restaurant At Three Little Pigs Food Truck

Pop up restaurants are hugely popular in cities like New Orleans, San Francisco, Chicago and Portland, but Austin’s largely been left out in the cold of this new phenomena. Til now. This Sunday, July 15th, Chef Raymond Tatum is turning … Continue reading

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Round Rock Texas Your Prayers Have Been Answered: Jack Allen’s Kitchen Prepares To Open In Williamson County

Update October 1st 2012: Jack Allen’s Kitchen’s Round Rock location is now open. —————————————————————————————————   I’ve had a love affair with Jack Allen’s Kitchen since the day they opened at the Y in Oak Hill. Chef Jack Gilmore brings high … Continue reading

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The Barbecue Culture Of New Orleans Louisiana

Saucy’s BBQ is moving to Magazine Street from their current location in Metairie. They’ll be tacking up their sign in the former Ignatius Eatery, which has shifted into the former Rue de la Course.I’ve been lucky and haven’t had a … Continue reading

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Daniel Delaney Of BrisketLab Sits Down With RL Reeves Jr

I just got off the phone with Daniel Delaney of BrisketLab, the New York City brisket subscription service that has taken the Northeastern part of the United States by storm. Mr. Delaney, the founder of Vendr.TV, was kind enough to … Continue reading

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Update: Amado “Mayo” Pardo, Two Time Killer, Texas Syndicate Member And Founder Of Jovita’s Cantina

The big, mean dog is going berserk. I’m standing on Milton Street where the FBI raid on the house of Amado Mayo Pardo took place, and the big shepherd is trying desperately to batter down the fence of his master’s … Continue reading

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Bridget Dunlap, The Tigress Of Rainey Street Set To Face Off Against Slew Of Entrepreneurs

Javelina on Rainey Street On a recent sunny afternoon I went for a walk down beautiful and historic Rainey Street just south of downtown Austin. I’ve been following the media dust up over this neighborhood for well over a decade … Continue reading

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The Rise Of The Food Trucks: Can Chicago Be The Next Austin, Texas?

Austin, Texas is the leader in the United States food truck industry. We have more trucks than any other city. We have better trucks than any other city and we have more diversity in the foods offered than any other … Continue reading

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Istanbul Restaurants: Where The Turks Eat by RL Reeves Jr. Lentil Soup-Mercimek Corbasi

The Turks know their soup. Many restaurants open early in the morning so workers can dash in for a bowl of  çorbası before they begin their daily affairs. Every restaurant, no matter how humble or grand offers at least one … Continue reading

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