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The State of Carne Guisada in Austin Texas Part 7: Porfirio’s

When food luminary John T. Edge came to Austin last year he had quite the agenda. He was writing a piece for the paper of record, New York Times on Austin’s burgeoning taco scene and was in town to do … Continue reading

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The State of Carne Guisada In Austin Texas Part 6: Amaya’s Taco Village

Tucked away in a strip mall that’s an anchor tenant’s departure from decrepitude, Northeast Austin’s Amaya’s Taco Village has been soldiering along for over three decades. The room is perpetually abustle with folks from the nearby neighborhood, workers from the … Continue reading

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The State of Carne Guisada in Austin Texas Part 5: Tacos La Guera

The statue of Liberty has seen better days. Hunkered down on a poured cement curb, sucking furiously on a Marlboro and chattering angrily into a cell phone, the middle age Black man in a statue of liberty costume bears little … Continue reading

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The State of Carne Guisada in Austin Texas Part 4: La Reyna

There is a vanishing breed of Tex Mex restaurants in Austin Texas. To wit: Small mom and pops with middle aged waitresses, made from scratch tortillas, free chips and salsa and bottomless cups of coffee. This style of restaurant is … Continue reading

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The State of Carne Guisada in Austin Texas Part 3: La Casita

Anderson Lane in North Central Austin is a little down at the heels. Wheeling into a quick mart near La Casita to gather up a Topo Chico for later, shadowy figures just sort of melt into the background over near … Continue reading

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The State of Carne Guisada in Austin Texas Part 2: Izzoz Tacos

A number of misfires by Izzoz Tacos keeps the South First Street trailer from being a contender in the crowded field of first rate carne guisada purveyors. 1. No homemade tortillas. At least they make a decent enough, reach-into-a- plastic-bag-and-just-sort-of-call-it-a-day, … Continue reading

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The State Of Carne Guisada In Austin Texas Part 1: Taco Cabana

My second visit to Taco Cabana in the last decade proves to be a fruitful one. Hot on the heels of 7 part series’ on Carnitas, Barbacoa and Bean and Cheese Tacos; I’ve been pondering the next in-depth exploration of … Continue reading

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