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Dust Up! Taylor Texas Louie Mueller Heirs In Epic Austin Barbecue Battle

The Taylor, Texas barbecue dynasty: the Muellers, are back on the front pages of barbecue journals and websites across the United States this week. John Mueller, the firebrand pit boss and son of Bobby Mueller {RIP} has been relieved of … Continue reading

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Update: Amado “Mayo” Pardo, Two Time Killer, Texas Syndicate Member And Founder Of Jovita’s Cantina

The big, mean dog is going berserk. I’m standing on Milton Street where the FBI raid on the house of Amado Mayo Pardo took place, and the big shepherd is trying desperately to batter down the fence of his master’s … Continue reading

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Texas Barbecue Photos: John Mueller. Pit Boss. Texan

It doesn’t get any more Texas than this. Legendary pit boss John Mueller, framed by the flag of the great state. Mueller had just come off twelve hours of smoking an entire steer when I took this photo. The beast … Continue reading

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Dateline Austin,Texas:Operation Muerte Negra Takes Down Heroin Ring Being Run Out Of Jovita’s Cantina

Austin, Texas’ Mexican restaurant community is in shock right now. Jovita’s Cantina, after a 2 decade run, is at the center of a firestorm of media as their patriarch; Amado “Mayo” Pardo, was arrested along with 17 others on heroin … 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 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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Consider The Pork Chop: A 3 Star Michelin Chef Dines At John Mueller Barbecue

In the high dollar, haute cuisine world of the Napa Valley out in California, black pepper is referred to as the “forbidden spice”. It’s considered too aggressive by most estimates to be reckoned into an evening’s meal for two diners … Continue reading

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“We’re Setting The World On Fire One Spark At A Time” John Mueller Barbecue Is Open For Business In Austin, Texas

Maybe John Mueller should be the writer. I love his quote above and after today’s meat lunch at his crowded trailer yard in South Austin I’m inclined to agree. Like most of my favorite cooks, Mueller is a control freak. … Continue reading

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

When I ┬ádecide 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 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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Once Over Coffee Bar – Mad Scientist Coffee Comes To Austin

When the kids at Once Over Coffee Bar decided to throw their hat in Austin’s ultra-crowded, semi-competitive coffee ring it could have been described as a long shot. But they had an ace in the hole: Artisan coffee served by … Continue reading

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