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Texas Daily Photo: East Austin Mujere

I spotted this lady at the Joe’s Bakery 50th Anniversary party at Fiesta Gardens in East Austin. She was whirling around and around on the dance floor til I coaxed her into stopping for a moment so I could get … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: Scrumptious Chef Restaurant Pop Up #7: The Wild Foods Of Texas

Looks like Tamale House got a hold of the Scrumptious Chef Restaurant Pop Up event poster. I wasn’t going to release it for a few more days. It’ll probably go viral as long lines form at the east Austin eatery … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photos: Thai Noodle House In Austin Texas

One of the first Thai restaurants I ever visited in Austin, Texas. The owner, Eddie Nimibutr is on the hotseat right now for some comments he made regarding the school shooting in Connecticut. It will be interesting to see if … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: Tombstone Texas Bar And Grill In Liberty Hill

One of the nicer new bars I’ve seen open in Central Texas in the past 15 years. Tombstone Texas Bar and Grill is gorgeous. While I have no doubt that it will be embraced by the good people of Liberty … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: Julian Fernandez of Los Texas Wranglers

Expert practitioners of conjunto, the raucous, accordion-driven music that came into being in the Texas of the 1800s, Los Texas Wranglers provided a driving backbeat to the Joe’s Bakery 50th Anniversary party held at Fiesta Gardens in East Austin last … 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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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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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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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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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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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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