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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: 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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The State Of Chips And Salsa In Austin Texas Part Five: El Rincon

While not in Austin proper, El Rincon is just up the road a bit in verdant Pflugerville, Texas, 13 miles up Cameron/Dessau Road and in the heart of the old downtown area. Open since the 1980s this is one hell … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: El Primo. Once Over Coffee Bar’s Adjunct Kitchen

Truth be told El Primo was pretty lousy when it first opened. As is my custom when a new cart appears in Austin I hit it good and hard for awhile to get the lay of the land, figure out … Continue reading

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The State Of Goat Tacos In Austin Texas Part One: Chivo Brincado Chivo Pagado “The Goat Jumped The Goat Paid”

Rolling along 290 after a very satisfying evening at Burwell Knebel’s old beer joint in north Travis County, I spy a tumble-down food fort listing in the Autumn breeze like a roadside shanty from an old Steinbeck novel. A sign … Continue reading

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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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Only The Best: Top Five Austin Texas Food Carts For SXSW Visitors

As we all know Austin is about to be swarmed with tourists in town for SXSW. A lot of these friendly out of towners are going to need sustenance to maintain their decadent lifestyle of wine, food and song. This … Continue reading

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The State of Bacon Egg and Cheese Breakfast Tacos in Austin Texas Part 6: La Morenita

  THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED DUE TO BRISKET BANDITRY. La Morenita is the kind of little corner taqueria that dots the landscape of Texas by the 1000’s. A small, tidy, family run cafe ready to serve up three squares a … Continue reading

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The State of Bacon Egg and Cheese Breakfast Tacos in Austin Texas Part 5: Paco’s Tacos

I’m not used to getting rolled by a taco vendor on the East Side of Austin. Yes, it’s business as usual to charge north of $2 for a simple little taco on the west side of the interstate but it … Continue reading

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The State of Bacon Egg and Cheese Breakfast Tacos in Austin Texas Part 3: La Monita

Here in Austin, Texas our proximity to Mexico means the occasional call in order to a Mexican restaurant might not  go so well. I phone La Monita to place an order for pickup and my speech is greeted with a … Continue reading

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The State of Bacon Egg and Cheese Breakfast Tacos in Austin Texas Part 2: Polvos

I nearly collapse when the cashier informs me that my single breakfast taco is going to run me $2.27. I weigh my options. The young-buck worker looks pretty fit so the shuck and run move probably won’t work. I can … Continue reading

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