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Ali Khan Eats . . . Korean Hot Chicken Sandwich

Asian
February 25, 2021
Food Network + Cooking Channel's Ali Khan tries the Hot Chicken Sandwich from Chilantro BBQ in Austin TX. The Shark Tank winner is Austin's answer to LA's Kogi BBQ: a Korean food inspired food truck turned successful Brick and Mortar. Kimchi Fries put them on the map. In 2021, they make a play for the Fried Chicken sandwich/Nashville Hot Chicken sandwich craze.
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Vietnamese Meatballs

Asian
February 18, 2021

Vietnamese Meatballs

Asian
February 18, 2021
Food Network + Cooking Channel's Ali Khan craves Vietnamese Meatballs and threw together an impromptu recipe. Served up in taco form.
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Italian Beef Meal Kit

Recipe
January 31, 2021

Italian Beef Meal Kit

Recipe
January 31, 2021
Italian Beef Meal Kit: messy deliciousness in the comfort of your own home
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Sunday Supper’s Brisket

Recipe
January 22, 2021

Sunday Supper’s Brisket

Recipe
January 22, 2021
I was gifted a copy of Sunday Supper’s by Suzanne Goin some 15 years ago. In that time I have probably prepared a handful of recipes which is more a reflection of the involvement the book requires. Broken up be Seasons, you would be wise to stick to the one you are currently in and have access to a good Farmer’s Market. True to the chef’s resum√© and accolades, this book is not for the novice cook nor a busy ...
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The McRib Hack

Barbecue
December 16, 2020

The McRib Hack

Barbecue
December 16, 2020
So McRib is back and I got excited. I mean, it’s the McRib . . . the only sandwich at McDonald’s thats as McDonalds as the freaking Big Mac. Now it has been more than a minute since I have had one and I just couldn’t eat a McRib and post about it. I had to make it better. So here it is, My McRib hack, which I swear to whatever higher power you believe in, is worth the minimal ...
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In-N-Out. Revisited.

Burgers
December 13, 2020

In-N-Out. Revisited.

Burgers
December 13, 2020
The Vitals: the spot: In-N-Out Burger tested in Austin TX + locations in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Oregon and soon Idaho the eats: The “Ali” (unofficial name) the bucks: approx $6 the full nelson: the ultimate internet burger hack My first In-N-Out burger experience was . . . underwhelming. Like many, I didn’t get the hype. Being reared in the Midwest off Steak ‘n Shake in the 90s, thin stackable griddled patties were not a new phenomenon to me. I ...
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Texas Chili Recipe

Recipe
October 27, 2020

Texas Chili Recipe

Recipe
October 27, 2020
It’s 47 degrees outside, football is in full swing and it’s high time I figured out a real deal Texas chili recipe. Spoiler alert: I used tomatoes. Yeah, I did. And I used ground beef, albeit coarse ground aka chili grind from a butcher shop called Longhorn Meats. No beans though, and that deep hue of red was from making my own chili powder. I even have two versions for you and my inspiration came from an award winning recipe ...
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Sandy’s Hamburgers ~ Austin TX

Austin
October 13, 2020

Sandy’s Hamburgers ~ Austin TX

Austin
October 13, 2020
The Vitals: the spot: Sandy’s Hamburgers 603 Barton Springs road Austin TX 78704 the eats: cheap burgers the bucks: cheeseburgers for $5, a double will run $6.40 the full nelson: a nostalgic burger experience fueled by freezer to table fare Sandy’s Hamburgers puts their frozen custard out there front and center. Sure it’s on the signage but if you do a little digging you might find more skeptical critics throw their weight to getting the custard vs the savory fare. ...
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Red Rocket Dogs ~ Austin TX

Austin
October 8, 2020

Red Rocket Dogs ~ Austin TX

Austin
October 8, 2020
Watch out for the Weiner Wagon!! The Vitals: the spot: Red Rocket Weiner Wagon a pop up in Austin TX the eats: Serious Hot Dogs the bucks: $10.50 for the classic, $13.50 with brisket chili the full nelson: Craft BBQ queens elevate a hot dog from stadium food after thought to premium tailgate food Red Rocket Dogs just might be the breakthrough the hot dog world needs. Changing the game on what a premium hot dog experience means, much like ...
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Terry Black’s Barbecue ~ Austin TX

Austin
September 20, 2020

Terry Black’s Barbecue ~ Austin TX

Austin
September 20, 2020
The Vitals: the spot: Terry Black’s Barbecue tested in Austin TX + location in Dallas TX the eats: Beef rib, brisket, spare ribs, sausage, turkey and whatever sides you feel the bucks: plan on $15 person the full nelson: easy access, top tier Austin BBQ with an Old school Texas vibe Terry Black’s Barbecue most definitely makes the 10 best list of Austin BBQ round ups. In casual conversation, Terry Black’s may get drowned out by names like Franklin BBQ ...
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