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May Is National Barbecue Month: Texans Unite And Celebrate! Cooper’s Barbecue In Mason,Texas

An icon in the world of Texas smoked meat, Cooper’s Barbecue out in Mason is the mothership of all the Cooper’s  that are now scattered around Texas. Consistency is the bane of all barbecue houses and Cooper’s suffers in this … Continue reading

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May Is National Barbecue Month: Texans Unite And Celebrate! Willie’s Barbecue In East Austin, Texas

I’ve had a long love affair with Willie’s Barbecue located way out MLK in far east Austin, Texas. I first started going there back in the 90s when word on the street had it that Willie was offering boudin with … Continue reading

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May Is National Barbecue Month: Texans Unite And Celebrate! Railroad Barbecue In Manchaca, Texas

Railroad Barbecue is rarely brought up when the conversation turns to the best smoked meat in the Austin, Texas area, but I feel it should at least be in the discussion. Established in 1982, the old wood-floored, barbecue cabin feels … Continue reading

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Texas Barbecue Photos: John Mueller Barbecue

I wrote several articles last year during the run up to John Mueller re-entering the world of Texas barbecue. It was the biggest news story of the year in the world of Austin, Texas smoked meat. By the time Mueller … Continue reading

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Texas Barbecue Photos: Stiles Switch Barbecue In Austin,Texas

Has the hierarchy of the Austin, Texas barbecue scene been threatened by Lance Kirkpatrick of Stiles Switch Barbecue? It depends on who you ask. Prior to Kirkpatrick’s arrival Austin’s top 2 were firmly occupied by John Mueller Barbecue and Franklin … Continue reading

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Texas Barbecue Photos: Miller’s Smokehouse In Belton, Texas

I’ve been reading about Miller’s Smokehouse up in Belton, Texas for the past few weeks from the scribes at Full Custom Gospel BBQ and Texas Barbecue Posse. The men behind those barbecue websites were amped up about Austin, Texas quality … Continue reading

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Texas Barbecue Photos: Pit Stop Barbecue In Temple Texas

We made a barbecue run up to Temple and Belton Texas this past weekend to sample the output at Pit Stop Barbecue and Miller’s Smokehouse respectively. These are two recent discoveries that are prime examples of why it pays to … Continue reading

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Texas Barbecue Photos: Salty Sow To Open In Former Red House Pizza On April 24th 2012

We’re getting excited over here in East Austin. The smell of  smoked pig meat is about to begin wafting through the French Place neighborhood as Salty Sow, the newest restaurant from Larry Foles and Guy Villavaso of Hopdoddy fame, prepares … 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: 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: 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: 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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Texas Daily Photo: Walton’s Fancy And Staple

Famously owned by Sandra Bullock, Walton’s Fancy and Staple in downtown  Austin is actually a fine place to grab a morning pastry and cup of coffee for a sidewalk breakfast. We haven’t spotted Ms. Bullock there on any of our … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: Mrs Johnson’s Bakery [est.1948]

The best donuts in Austin by a wide margin. Yes, Ken’s has their acolytes as do Krispy Kreme and Round Rock donuts but at the end of the day it’s Mrs Johnson who rules the Austin donut roost.   The … Continue reading

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Texas Daily Photo: Storm’s Drive In Lampasas Texas

Robbie IraDell Storm (born 1911)  passed away on New Years Day back in 2009. She was a remarkable woman. Born IraDell Upton, she was the 3rd of 10 children born to Ira Upton. I stumbled upon a hilarious anecdote she … Continue reading

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The Redemption Of John Mueller

Surveying the landscape of Austin Texas’ exploding food scene is something I do each and everyday. But it is nice, once every few months, to take the measure of our town, one of the great cities of the world, in … 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 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 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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The State of Bacon Egg and Cheese Breakfast Tacos in Austin Texas Part 1: La Canaria

There’s a good 7 people in the taco wagon at La Canaria on this beautiful Sunday morning.; a middle aged lady, a teenage girl, a middle age man and a host of young’uns-all laughing and having a good time in … Continue reading

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