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RL Reeves Jr Reports To The Main Stage: Issues Top Ten Barbecue List For Kevin’s BBQ Joints

Kevin Kelly is an authority on barbecue. He authors Kevin’s BBQ Joints, a website and blog with hundreds if not thousands of barbecue restaurant reviews. To further establish his bona fides, he moved from his home on the West Coast … Continue reading

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Happy Bayram! A Guide To International Groceries In Austin Texas

When I began preparing for my journeys through Istanbul, I dove headfirst into thick tomes on the culture of the city. I quickly discovered that Turkey is a secular country with topless beaches, loud heavy metal concerts, couples making out … Continue reading

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The Art Of The Cocktail Part Three: The Caipirinha

Austin Texas has a large Brazilian community that explodes one weekend per year at the Palmer Event Center, when they all show up clothed as scantily as possible then proceed to spend the next few hours gyrating wildly eventually ending … Continue reading

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SPIN Modern Thai In The Suburban Wilds Of Northwest Austin

On a lazy, Texas Saturday afternoon, I was in the strip mall dominated neighborhood of US 183 and Lakeline when I happened upon SPIN Modern Thai. I thought that surely in this neighborhood, modern is a euphemism for non-authentic, bland, … Continue reading

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Scrumptious Chef Soul Food Pop Up Restaurant: Sun Aug 5th At 3 Little Pigs Food Truck

After Scrumptious Chef Pop Up #1, barbecue edition we took the lay of the land and decided to wade back into the fray with Pop Up #2. This time we’re tackling soul food. Adrian Miller, the soul food scholar{whom you … Continue reading

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Turf N Surf Po Boys In Austin, Texas

Turf n Surf Po Boys in downtown Austin has a chef from the famous Gilmore cooking family. No, it’s not Bryce Gilmore of Odd Duck Farm To Trailer and Barley Swine nor is it Jack Allen Gilmore of Z’Tejas and … Continue reading

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The Art Of The Cocktail Part One: The Lonely Bullfighter

I’ve had a long love affair with well mixed cocktails. The people who prepare them, bars stretching from rural Texas to Istanbul, and the culture that surrounds the art of the cocktail have long fascinated me. A perfectly crafted drink, … Continue reading

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THE DEATH OF A TEXAS STEAKHOUSE

In 1972 in Pflugerville, Texas, Charlie Parker flung the doors open on a little roadside steak house in the middle of nowhere and prayed that business would come. And it did. But now, 40 years later, Central Texas has lost … Continue reading

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Soul Food In Austin, Texas: Marcus Samuelsson Comes To Town

I spend a lot of time thinking about soul food. Growing up in Eastern Kentucky, country cooking, a cousin to the genre, was on my family’s table 7 nights a week. We raised our own beef, our own pork and … Continue reading

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Austin Texas Barbecue Pop Up Restaurant At Three Little Pigs Food Truck

Pop up restaurants are hugely popular in cities like New Orleans, San Francisco, Chicago and Portland, but Austin’s largely been left out in the cold of this new phenomena. Til now. This Sunday, July 15th, Chef Raymond Tatum is turning … Continue reading

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Round Rock Texas Your Prayers Have Been Answered: Jack Allen’s Kitchen Prepares To Open In Williamson County

Update October 1st 2012: Jack Allen’s Kitchen’s Round Rock location is now open. —————————————————————————————————   I’ve had a love affair with Jack Allen’s Kitchen since the day they opened at the Y in Oak Hill. Chef Jack Gilmore brings high … Continue reading

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Daniel Delaney Of BrisketLab Sits Down With RL Reeves Jr

I just got off the phone with Daniel Delaney of BrisketLab, the New York City brisket subscription service that has taken the Northeastern part of the United States by storm. Mr. Delaney, the founder of Vendr.TV, was kind enough to … 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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Bridget Dunlap, The Tigress Of Rainey Street Set To Face Off Against Slew Of Entrepreneurs

Javelina on Rainey Street On a recent sunny afternoon I went for a walk down beautiful and historic Rainey Street just south of downtown Austin. I’ve been following the media dust up over this neighborhood for well over a decade … Continue reading

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The Rise Of The Food Trucks: Can Chicago Be The Next Austin, Texas?

Austin, Texas is the leader in the United States food truck industry. We have more trucks than any other city. We have better trucks than any other city and we have more diversity in the foods offered than any other … Continue reading

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Iliana de la Vega’s Oaxacan Kitchen: El Naranjo Is Reborn On Rainey Street

One of the most viewed articles I’ve ever penned for this site was a review of Iliana de la Vega’s entry into  Austin’s Mexican food scene with her Oaxacan cuisine  trailer; El Naranjo Mobile. {http://chowpapi.com/el-naranjo-mobile-iliana-de-la-vegas-oaxacan-kitchen/} The chef  arrived amid a … Continue reading

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Operation Muerte Negra’s Heroin Bust Can’t Keep Jovita’s Closed. Amado “Mayo” Pardo’s Family Hopes To Reopen

Interesting developments in the south Austin heroin bust saga that we’ve been detailing for almost a week now. Amado “Mayo” Pardo, patriarch of Jovita’s Cantina and thrice convicted murderer, sits behind bars accused of being an Austin heroin kingpin. Last … 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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Dangerous Mind’s Richard Metzger Has A Map Of Austin You Need To Look At

I’m all over http://www.dangerousminds.net/  on a daily basis. It’s a vast repository of coolness that sucks you in and leaves you with little recourse other than complete slavery. It is addictive.  In today’s edition, the team over that way has an … Continue reading

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Texas Barbecue Photos: A Nice Pair Of Plump, Perfectly Smoked Pork Shoulders

Let’s face it: In the great state of Texas, the common hog is never going to rival the majestic steer for supremacy when it comes time to build fires and smoke meats. Our abundance of cattle and vast ranges of … Continue reading

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