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Black’s Barbecue, Lockhart TX

Black’s Barbecue Jumbo Beef Rib, Pork Ribs Brisket, Mac n’ Cheese, Sweet Potato Casserole Jalapeno Cornbread, Pecan Cobbler, Banana Pudding Located in Lockhart, just under an hour outside of Austin, lies Black’s – the “oldest (and best) major barbecue restaurant … Continue reading

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Torchy’s Tacos, Austin TX

Torchy’s Tacos Chorizo, Egg, Cheese on Flour Tortilla Fried Avocado, Refried Beans, Pico, Lettuce, Cheese, Poblano Sauce on Corn Tortilla Crisp Waffle, Fried Egg, Fried Chicken, Bacon on Flour Tortilla with Maple Syrup Lil’ Nookies – Deep Fried Chocolate Chip … Continue reading

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Angel Donuts & Treats, Austin TX

Angel Donuts & Treats Salted Caramel Old Fashioned Apple Fritter Blueberry Cake Cream Cheese Frosted Red Velvet Cake Red Velvet Cake Ball Carrot Cake Ball Waking early on Friday with plans to be at Lockhart’s fabled Black’s Barbeque by opening … Continue reading

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Qui, Austin TX

Qui Chips with Cheese Foam Ode to Michel Bras Axis Tartare – Broken Arrow Ranch Venison, Egg Yolk, Sansho Peppercorn, Coffee, Phytoplankton Tempura Dinuguan – Pork, Blood, Gnocchi, Chickweed Cheddar Cheese Ice Cream – Cookies, Goat Milk Cajeta, Peanut Praline, … Continue reading

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Barley Swine, Austin TX

Barley Swin 2011 Canals & Munne Cava Iced Tea from Republic of Tea Uni, Lettuce, Peanut Butter (Puffed rice, Strawberry Vinaigrette) Hedgehog Mushroom, Pine Caramel, Trout Roe (Fennel Panna Cotta) Red Snapper, Strawberry, Black Truffle (Ponzu) Biscuit, Preserved Fruit, Bacon … Continue reading

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Lick, Austin TX

Lick Goat Cheese, Thyme, Honey + Pecans and Cream Mole, Texas Au Lait, Roasted Beets and Fresh Mint, Texas Sheet Cake, Curried Squash and Coconut, Coconut and Avocado Curd Located on South Lamar, surprisingly close to dinner at Barley Swine, … Continue reading

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Mi Madre’s Restaurant, Austin TX

Mi Madre’s Coffee Barbacoa and Pico de Gallo Pork Carnitas, Avocado, Cilantro Chorizo, Egg, Potato, Cheese Churros Suggested by a friend as the best sitdown spot for breakfast tacos in Austin and apparently equally well regarded by local cops as … Continue reading

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Red Rabbit Cooperative Bakery, Austin TX

Red Rabbit Cooperative Bakery Coffee Glaze   Apple Fritter Austin Cream Pie – Chocolate Ganache filled Vanilla Glazed Vanilla Lavender Glaze Having heard the name at Austin Java in City Hall early that morning during a conversation with the barista … Continue reading

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Lucia, Dallas TX

Lucia Warm Olives Crusty Bread with Salted Butter Salumi Misti – Speck, Fennel-Orange Salame, Coppa, Boar Ventricina, Duck Salame Cotto, Chicken Liver Crostini, Lardo Crostini, 3 Foie Gras Stuffed Prunes Smoked Sweetbread Mezzalune with Hedgehog Mushroom and Green Garlic Pasta … Continue reading

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Dude, Sweet, Dallas TX

Dude, Sweet Holiday in Cambodia – 100% Damari Chocolate, Black Sesame, Balsamic, Palm Sugar Loco for Coco – 65% Damari Chocolate, Coconut, Coconut Milk, Honey Chocolate Salami Close to both Emporium Pies and dinner at Lucia the cleverly named “Dude, … Continue reading

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Emporium Pies, Dallas TX

Emporium Pies Lord of the Pies – Deep Dish Apple Drunken Nut – Bourbon Pecan   Cultivar Coffee Some of my zeal sapped by Zoli’s it was in a different type of pie that I sought solace, the young ladies … Continue reading

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Zoli’s NY Pizza, Dallas TX

Zoli’s Sicilian Slice NY Slice with Pepperoni Happy with every aspect of my visit to Cane Rosso from food to service to setting and music it was with a spring in my step that I approached Zoli’s, a New York … Continue reading

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Pecan Lodge, Dallas TX

Pecan Lodge Brisket, Pork Ribs Pulled Pork Banana Pudding Bacon Mac n’ Cheese    Inconspicuously located in Dallas Farmer’s Market- Shed 2 I’d heard rumor of a culinary diamond in the rough – Pitmaster Justin Fourton’s Pecan Lodge, a former … Continue reading

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Smoke, Dallas TX

Smoke Heavy Handed Blueberry Pancakes with Vanilla Poached Apricots and Cream Baked Cheddar Cheese Grits-Hominy Casserole, Thick Cut Pork Belly Bacon – smoked and fried, Poached Eggs Buttermilk Biscuit with House Cranberry Compote Coffee Said by some to feature barbeque … Continue reading

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Glazed Donut Works, Dallas TX

Glazed Donut Works Sour Cream Old Fashioned   Pineapple Rum Fritter Cinnamon Roll Glazed Cold Brew Coffee Cake A late start after a long outdoor run and bad traffic, Wednesday morning finally found Deep Ellum’s purveyor of fried pastry open … Continue reading

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Fearing’s, Dallas TX

Fearing’s Butter, Jalapeno Cornbread, Lavash, Baguette Salmon Mousse Spoon with Plantain, Peppers, Onions Dean’s Tortilla Soup with South of the Border Flavorings Flash Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras on Pistachio Butter with Quince Jam and Nantucket Bay Scallops with Shaved … Continue reading

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FT33, Dallas TX

  FT33 Sourdough and Rosemary Focaccia Coppa di Testa and Snail Tortelloni, Leeks, Fine Herbs, Mangalitza Pancetta Heirloom Polenta, Mushrooms, Farm Egg, Radish, Chervil Lac Brome Duck, Black Pudding, Apple, Parsnip, Puffed Grain Valrhona Dulcey, Pear, Gingersnap, Bourbon Caramel Cabot … Continue reading

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Cane Rosso, Dallas TX

Cane Rosso Margherita – half prosciutto cotto Bag of Zeppole – Chocolate and Caramel Sauces Iced Espresso Separated from breakfast by a long visit to the Lady Bird Johnson Botanical Garden, Mardi Gras lunch was the first in a highly … Continue reading

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Bread Winners Cafe, Dallas TX

Bread Winners Cafe Peach Muffins and Orange Marmalade Coffee Cake Carrot Cake Banana Bread French Toast   Part of a small local chain of ‘quick casual’ restaurants, Bread Winner’s Café was chosen for Mardi Gras breakfast based on the false … Continue reading

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Hypnotic Donuts, Dallas TX

Hypnotic Donuts Olivia – Honey Biscuit with Fried Chicken Jenny’s Evil Elvis – Yeast Raised Donut, Peanut Butter, Bacon, Banana, Honey Breaking Bad – Chocolate Cake, Salted Caramel Icing, Sea Salt Peace’statio – Vanilla Cake, Brown Butter Glaze, Crushed Pistachios … Continue reading

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