Category Archives: Austin Texas

On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: El Taco Tejano

I traveled out to San Antonio recently to blaze a barbacoa trail across that dusty old town. That dust is being blown away by all the new money blowing into Bexar County but it’s unlikely barbacoa will be hard to … Continue reading

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East Austin Charcuterie Project: A Cured Meat Food Party At Tamale House East

Here’s the menu for our East Austin Charcuterie Project food party this weekend, Saturday April 5th 2014 at Tamale House East. Boudin Shrimp Cake Fried In Hog Lard w/Andouille remoulade   Allan Benton Smoked Ham Hock Bean Purée w/Easy Tiger … Continue reading

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East Austin Oaxaca Project: The Land Of Mole

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Field Report: Bufalina Pizza In East Austin Texas

A long, hard road. That’s the path that Steve Dilley walked down as he attempted to open Bufalina pizza restaurant in Austin, Texas. Underground eaters began gnashing their teeth way back in 2011 when word circulated that East Austin was … Continue reading

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Akaushi Japanese Beef Party: Celebrate Texas Independence Day At Tamale House East

Here’s the menu. Hope y’all can come out celebrate Texas Independence Day with us. We’ll have plenty Texas beef and ice cold Live Oak draft beer. Scrumptious Chef Pop Up Restaurant #9 Sat March 2nd 2013 Chicken Fried Steak (Wagyu … Continue reading

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Intelligentsia Coffee, Fried Catfish And Collards: East Austin’s Got A Brand New Bag

I’m perpetually on the hunt. Soul food is hard to come by in Austin, Texas. Yes, there are a handful of joints scattered around town, but I miss the profundity of cities like Birmingham, Jackson and New Orleans. It’s one … Continue reading

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Scrumptious Chef Pop Up Restaurants In Austin Texas Hit The Big Time: Featured In Austinist

We toiled quietly for 8 months before Austin media caught on to the hottest food parties in town. Our Scrumptious Chef Pop Up Restaurant series blew up this morning with a feature in Austin’s biggest entertainment blog: The Austinist. This … Continue reading

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Ten Wines I’ve Been Enjoying Of Late

I haven’t given up on beer and barbecue by any stretch but I’ve also begun exploring wine a bit as well. Here are a few wines I’ve been drinking lately. I concentrated on bang for your buck wines. Stratus Sauvignon … Continue reading

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Sweet Soul Music: RL Reeves Jr Takes A Break From Food To Share A Few Tumblrs With Y’all

When I’m not cooking, tending bar, taking pictures or writing about food and restaurants, I like to spend my free time digging through soul music archives online. Balance. Here are a few Tumblr accounts I especially dig. Enjoy. http://thesoulciety.tumblr.com/ http://rootsnbluesfestival.tumblr.com/ … Continue reading

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SPIN Modern Thai In The Suburban Wilds Of Northwest Austin

On a lazy, Texas Saturday afternoon, I was in the strip mall dominated neighborhood of US 183 and Lakeline when I happened upon SPIN Modern Thai. I thought that surely in this neighborhood, modern is a euphemism for non-authentic, bland, … Continue reading

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Scrumptious Chef Soul Food Pop Up Restaurant: Sun Aug 5th At 3 Little Pigs Food Truck

After Scrumptious Chef Pop Up #1, barbecue edition we took the lay of the land and decided to wade back into the fray with Pop Up #2. This time we’re tackling soul food. Adrian Miller, the soul food scholar{whom you … 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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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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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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Iliana de la Vega’s Oaxacan Kitchen: El Naranjo Is Reborn On Rainey Street

One of the most viewed articles I’ve ever penned for this site was a review of Iliana de la Vega’s entry into  Austin’s Mexican food scene with her Oaxacan cuisine  trailer; El Naranjo Mobile. {http://chowpapi.com/el-naranjo-mobile-iliana-de-la-vegas-oaxacan-kitchen/} The chef  arrived amid a … Continue reading

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Operation Muerte Negra’s Heroin Bust Can’t Keep Jovita’s Closed. Amado “Mayo” Pardo’s Family Hopes To Reopen

Interesting developments in the south Austin heroin bust saga that we’ve been detailing for almost a week now. Amado “Mayo” Pardo, patriarch of Jovita’s Cantina and thrice convicted murderer, sits behind bars accused of being an Austin heroin kingpin. Last … Continue reading

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Dateline Austin,Texas:Operation Muerte Negra Takes Down Heroin Ring Being Run Out Of Jovita’s Cantina

Austin, Texas’ Mexican restaurant community is in shock right now. Jovita’s Cantina, after a 2 decade run, is at the center of a firestorm of media as their patriarch; Amado “Mayo” Pardo, was arrested along with 17 others on heroin … Continue reading

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Pies And Pigs Benefit For Colleen Sommers At Springdale Farms In Austin, Texas

Looking for a report on the affair. I could not attend so I would love to hear from someone who made it to the benefit.   http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/index.cfm/2012/6/11/Salt-And-Time-Steps-Into-The-Ring-With-Three-Little-PigsSpringdale-Farms-Hosts-Hog-Showdown-Benefit   All the details on the event are up on the Chronicle’s website … Continue reading

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