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Keeping The Austin Chronicle Relevant One Piece At A Time: Mick Vann Speaks On Barbacoa

Mick Vann is determined to keep the Chronicle relevant in this modern era of Austin food letters. Options are endless if you’re looking for information on where to go and what to eat in town with thousands of avenues for … Continue reading

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The State of Barbacoa In Austin Texas Part 7: El Taco Rico

Business is slow today for the discount funeral wreath man who sets up shop on a grassy knob alongside Montopolis on the weekends. I wonder if he sits there fretting “go ahead and die already, I gotta eat”? Who knows? … Continue reading

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The State Of Barbacoa In Austin Texas Part 6: Taqueria Piedras Negras #2

It’s tempting to compare this modern Piedras Negras with the old version from 10 or so years ago but it wouldn’t be wise. The old taco cart stayed open til 4 am, made homemade tortillas and featured lumberjack portions of … Continue reading

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The State of Barbacoa in Austin Texas Part 5: La Hacienda

Mexican supermarkets dot the landscape of Austin like bluebonnets in the springtime. While La Michoacan has long been my favorite I’ve always had a love for La Hacienda as well. When I assigned myself this barbacoa project I decided to … Continue reading

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The State of Barbacoa in Austin Texas Part 4: Los Altos

The charms of Los Altos are many. I’ve long contended that out of the two hundred plus Mexican restaurants in Austin they put the finest, gratis, chips and salsa on the table. A smiling Mexican girl is the delivery system … Continue reading

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The State of Barbacoa in Austin Texas Part 3: La Monita-Best Meathouse in Austin

Fresh off a hard nights work the hooker strolls in to La Monita looking right at famished. Wielding a dollar bill she approaches the counter girl “gimme a dollars worth of pork skins”. The worker chooses the largest one out … Continue reading

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The State of Barbacoa in Austin Texas. Part 2: La Fogata

Over on the Chowhound board this tiny food cart on Burnet Road gets a lot of love. Living about 75 blocks away has precluded me from visiting til this mornings course of events carries me deep into the heart of … Continue reading

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The State of Barbacoa in Austin Texas. Part One: Fiesta Mart [ Day One of 7 Barbacoa Tacos in 7 Days Project ]

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