Category Archives: Austin Texas

Kathryn Weatherup’s New East Austin Bar Is Dead Serious About Your Cocktails And The Ice That Keeps Them Cold

Expertly mixed cocktails are now available in the Cesar Chavez barrio of East Austin. It’s not been  many years since that sentence would’ve rung out across Austin as an absurdity. Not anymore. We’ve been looking forward to Kathryn Weatherup’s entry … Continue reading

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Dangerous Mind’s Richard Metzger Has A Map Of Austin You Need To Look At

I’m all over http://www.dangerousminds.net/  on a daily basis. It’s a vast repository of coolness that sucks you in and leaves you with little recourse other than complete slavery. It is addictive.  In today’s edition, the team over that way has an … 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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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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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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Craft Beer, Pork Belly And Sweetbreads: Our Meal At Barley Swine

I always get a cold chill when the waitress says “we ask that you order everything at once and the kitchen will course the meal for you”. It never works out. As is evidenced by our meal recently at Barley … Continue reading

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Once Over Coffee Bar: Where The Drinking Water Is As Sweet As A Maiden’s Kiss

Business was slow coming out of the gate but nowadays Once Over Coffee Bar is like a runaway truck with lines snaking out the door, packed tables and a busy crew hustling out, by my estimation, the best coffee in … Continue reading

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Prohibition Ends! Celebrate Repeal Day, December 5th In Austin Texas In High Style

The great shame of a great state; you can’t choose who your sons and daughters may be. Perhaps this is why few people are aware of the fact that Carrie Nation was born in Kentucky. It’s not something of which … Continue reading

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We’re Number 4! Travel And Leisure Puts Austin Fourth In National Scale Of Which Towns “Fly Freak Flag Highest”

In an unsurprising move New Orleans finished in the number one spot in Travel and Leisure’s oddball city poll. Now that’s a genuinely strange town. Not as a result of a clever marketing campaign but as a genuine expression of … Continue reading

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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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Down By The River: One Meal At Live Oak Barbecue And Beer In Austin Texas

Initial thoughts on Live Oak Barbecue and Beer. A lot of time energy and effort has went into this restaurant and while it’s too early to issue any ringing proclamations a few first impressions can be wrought. 1: Authentic Central … Continue reading

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Soul Food Has A New Face In East Austin: Three Little Pigs Brings The Collards And Grits To Rosewood Avenue

There’s magic happening on the tiny plot of land that Chef Raymond Tatum’s Three Little Pigs food cart shares with East End Wines on Rosewood Avenue. You can feel it in the warm spring air looking out over the state … Continue reading

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Best Municipal Hamburger in Austin Texas Part One: Lion’s Municipal Golf Course

The griddle at Lion’s Municipal Golf Course in west Austin is nicely seasoned after  three quarters of a century of use. Trouble is, you really can’t feel the history due to numerous renovations of the facility over the years. I … Continue reading

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Over and Under The Radar Barbecue in Austin Texas SXSW Edition: Franklin, Bert’s, Willie’s, Ray’s, Ruby’s and Sam’s

The skies opened up last year in Austin Texas, the sun beamed down and the city welcomed barbecue that at last, finally, was as good as the heavenly smoked meat palaces of Taylor, Lockhart and Luling Texas. Salvation came in … Continue reading

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Salt and Time Charcuterie: New Kids on Austin Meat Block

In the 65 year old Victory Grill,  Austin’s newest entry in the charcuterie niche: Salt and Time, put on quite the display on a gorgeous June evening in East Austin. I never send a plate of food back to the … Continue reading

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El Naranjo Mobile: Iliana de la Vega’s Oaxacan Kitchen

The overarching theme to Iliana de la Vega’s cuisine is a subtlety that’s not apparent in other Mexican kitchens in Austin, Texas. Walking through the beautiful, shade-drawn streets of the Rainey Street neighborhood, big changes are afoot with new bars and … Continue reading

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The Simple Pleasures of La Reyna

Austin, Texas looked a lot different back in 1974 when La Reyna began her residency on what would eventually become “the Tex-Mex Mile” on South First Street. Under 300,000 people called the Capitol city home back then, Texas Chainsaw Massacre … Continue reading

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Turf and Surf Po Boy: The Land and the Sea Come to Downtown Austin

During my lifetime I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve visited New Orleans. I may have been weaned on po boys for all I know cause I began visiting the Crescent City when I was still a sprout. While … Continue reading

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Once Over Coffee Bar – Mad Scientist Coffee Comes To Austin

When the kids at Once Over Coffee Bar decided to throw their hat in Austin’s ultra-crowded, semi-competitive coffee ring it could have been described as a long shot. But they had an ace in the hole: Artisan coffee served by … Continue reading

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Taqueria La Canaria: Real Deal Mexican on Airport Boulevard

When you stake a claim within rock throwing distance of one of Austin’s most legendary taquerias [Tamale House] you’d better be prepared to bring your A game on a daily basis. In some ways La Canaria is actually superior to … Continue reading

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