Category Archives: Texas

Hey!…You Gonna Eat or What?, Austin TX

Hey!…You Gonna Eat or What? Shiner Monte Cristo – Shiner Bock Beer Battered Sandwich with Pit Smoked Ham, Mesquite Turkey, Cheddar, Provolone, Homemade Cherry Fig Jelly Deep Fried Cinnamon Crunch Muffin Stuffed with Banana and Nutella Due to fly out … Continue reading

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Second Bar and Kitchen, Austin TX

Second Bar + Kitchen Coffee   SBK “Bread Basket” with Banana Muffins, Sourdough English Muffin, Jalapeno Corn Biscuits, Cinnamon Rolls, Preserves, Butter Brioche French Toast with Ginger Snaps, Blueberry Agro Dolce, Vanilla Syrup, Seared Foie Gras Chocolate Hazelnut Rice Pudding … Continue reading

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Walton’s Fancy & Staple, Austin TX

Walton’s Fancy & Staple Americano Salty Oat Cookie Salted Caramel Tart Honey Bee Cake Monkey Bread Challah French Toast with Crème Brulee Batter, Vermont Maple Syrup, Fresh Berries Walking into “Walton’s Fancy &Staple” on the advice of a friend I … Continue reading

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Juan in a Million, Austin TX

Juan in a Million Chips and Salsa “Don Juan” El Taco Grande – Potato, Egg, Bacon, Cheese, Tortilla Tres Leches A 6:30pm Sunday flight back to Las Vegas meant just one thing for my last day in Austin; the four remaining … Continue reading

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Congress, Austin TX

Congress No.9 Dream – Apricot Preserves, Ginger, Citrus, Chinese Five Spice, Shiso Cereal and ‘Milkshake’ – Bergamot, Marmalade, Coconut, Cream, Nitrogen Whipped Fennel Puree, Tomato Gelee Warm Salted Butter Roll Slow Poached Egg – Sunchokes, Sunflower Sprouts and Seeds, Dijonnaise, … Continue reading

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Bufalina, Austin TX

Bufalina Olive Oil Cake with Lemon Ice Cream Margherita – Tomato, Mozzarella, Basil, Parm Given Austin’s culinary reputation for great Barbeque, Tex-Mex, and Street eats I was admittedly somewhat surprised when two friends both suggested Cesar Chavez newcomer Bufalina as … Continue reading

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Cenote, Austin TX

Cenote Double Espresso on Ice Seemingly a city cut from a cloth similar to Portland but laced with southern charm I was still a bit put off on the local coffee scene after my experience at Irie Bean when I … Continue reading

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Cake and Spoon at The Sustainable Food Center Downtown Market, Austin TX

Cake and Spoon Southern-Style Apple Walnut Cake with a Toffee Glaze Carrot Cake with fresh Pineapple and Pecans filled and iced with Cream Cheese Buttercream Bourbon Banana Pudding Pie Texas Pecan Pie First discovered as the provider of decadent desserts … Continue reading

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Lamberts Downtown Barbecue, Austin TX

Lamberts Downtown Barbecue Coffee Thick Cut Brioche French Toast – Bananas, Blueberries, Strawberry Butter, Vermont Maple Syrup Natural Pulled Pork, Brown Sugar & Coffee Rubbed Natural Brisket, Maple and Coriander Crusted Natural Pork Ribs, Baked Mac n’ Cheese Butter Pecan … Continue reading

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Royers Pie Haven, Austin TX

Royers Pie Haven Not My Mom’s Apple Pie – Granny Smith Apples, Brown Sugar Whipping Cream Filling, Pecan Brown Sugar Streudel Topping Texas Trash Pie – Pecans, Coconut, Chocolate Chips, Graham Crackers, Pretzels, Caramel Ann’s Pecan Pie with Amy’s Vanilla … Continue reading

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Snow’s BBQ, Lexington TX

Snow’s BBQ Brisket Turkey Pork Shoulder Pork Ribs Half Chicken Beans Banana Pudding Open from 8am until sold out on Saturdays only and located in what a local chef referred to as “the middle of just past nowhere” Snow’s Barbeque … Continue reading

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Ken’s Donuts, Austin TX

Ken’s Donuts Sour Cream Old Fashioned Strawberry Ring Blueberry Cake Apple Fritter Chutney Samosa With the country in the midst of an artisan donut ‘movement,’ suffice it to say that no city stood to benefit more than Austin – both … Continue reading

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Odd Duck, Austin TX

Odd Duck Southport – Tawny Port, Ransom Gin, Cherry, Cava Parker House Rolls, Pig Head, Mustard Seed Shiitake Doughnut, Popcorn, Mushroom Cream, Balsamic Baked Sweet Potato, Yogurt, Peanuts, Cilantro Chicken Fried Chicken Egg, Mushrooms, Hot Sauce Andouille, Cornmeal Pancake, Coffee … Continue reading

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Uchi, Austin TX

Uchi Pomegranate Tea Beet Sorbet with Candied Lemon Ume Jiso Roll – Cucumber and Japanese Plum Tempura Kabocha Bacon Steakie – Pork Belly, Watermelon, Radish, Citrus, Thai Basil Mustang Makimono – Freshwater Eel, Yellowtail, Tobiko, Avocado Machi Cure – Smoked … Continue reading

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Irie Bean Coffee Bar, Austin TX

Irie Bean Coffee Bar Double Espresso over Ice Sugarbombed by Gourdough’s and having walked a four mile stretch of 1st and Lamar while taking in the local galleries it came as no surprise that I found my caffeine gauge running … Continue reading

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Gourdough’s, Austin TX

Gourdough’s CHERRY BOMBS – Glazed Cherry Topped Holes, Cinnamon, Sugar & Cake Mix Topping GRANNY’S PIE – Caramel, Pecans, Bananas & Graham Cracker THE PUDDIN’ – Cream Filled, Cream Cheese Icing, Bananas & Vanilla Wafers Having essentially hopped of the … Continue reading

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East Side King, Austin TX

East Side King Thai Chicken Kara-age – Fried Thigh, Sweet and Spicy Sauce with Thai Herbs and Jalapeno Beet Home Fries Tako Taco – Butter Poached Octopus, Tobiko, Moo Shu Wrap, Vegetable Ceviche Still perplexed by the praise for Qui … Continue reading

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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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