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The State Of Desebrada In Austin Texas Part Seven: Taqueria El Chanclas

When I  decide to give the under sung taco form of desebrada its proper due and dedicate a seven part series to it, I have no way of knowing how hopelessly rare it is. At least in Austin. I search … Continue reading

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The State Of Desebrada In Austin Texas Part Six: Papalote Taco House

There will not be a scrawny guy with neck tattoos making your tacos for you at Papalote Taco House. Although that business model has been zealously  embraced across Austin at such venues as Torchy’s Tacos and Taco Deli, it’s not … Continue reading

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The State Of Desebrada In Austin Texas Part Five: Mi Ranchito

I’ve gotten some cold stares since I started this series. As I make my way around Austin I’ve taken to stopping at a lot of taco carts that I’ve never sampled. I ignore the posted menu and get down to … Continue reading

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The State of Desebrada In Austin Texas Part Four: Cafe Del Sol

Austin still has a nook and cranny or two that I haven’t completely plumbed out though they are few and far between. I’ve traversed the length and breadth of the city on my motorbike so many times that when I … Continue reading

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The State of Desebrada in Austin Texas Part Three: La Flor

There are a handful of food writers in the US that are so powerful they can make your restaurant a success overnight with a glowing review. John T. Edge is on that short list. A year or so ago he … Continue reading

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The State of Desebrada in Austin Texas Part Two: La Moreliana

Erupting in a violent stream of obscenities is not something I often do when I’m dining out. Other than the time a gay porn star-looking assistant manager of a Western Sizzling Steakhouse in rural Kentucky found himself on the business … Continue reading

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The State of Desebrada in Austin Texas Part One: El Taquito

With a slow wave of his shaggy, buffalo shaped head my friend Antonio speaks on desebrada: “Listen brah, us Mexicans got all kinds of names for stuff we all grew up eating on. Desebrada ain’t nothing but Mexican pot roast. … Continue reading

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