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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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Braised Pork Chile Verde recipe

Recipe
September 13, 2020

Braised Pork Chile Verde recipe

Recipe
September 13, 2020
Pork Chile Verde It’s a hearty, comforting Mexican icon. Superb in tacos, burritos, over rice or even just in a damn bowl, Pork Chile Verde is a staple on both sides of the border. Thanks to one of Food & Wine’s Best of the Best cookbooks from years back, I stumbled upon a Rick Bayless version where chunks of pork shoulder are braised slowly in an oven along with tomatillos, cilantro and pickled jalapeños. Despite countless versions of Pork Chile ...
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DeSano Pizza ~ Austin TX

Austin
September 10, 2020

DeSano Pizza ~ Austin TX

Austin
September 10, 2020
The Vitals: the spot: DeSano Pizza tested in Austin TX + locations in Nashville, Los Angeles and Charelston SC the eats: Neapolitan Pizza the bucks: small pies for $12, large pies for $21, plan on $15 person the full nelson: Real Deal Neapolitan pizza that can satisfy the non pizza elites There are two kinds of pizzas in this world. One is the kind you crave at 2am, ideally by the slice at a place like Joe’s Pizza in NYC. ...
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Battle of the Wagyu Steaks

Recipe
August 28, 2020

Battle of the Wagyu Steaks

Recipe
August 28, 2020
I don’t always drop $40 a pound for steaks. But some things are worth it. Like birthdays. For my annual revolution around the sun, the Mrs. scored me two premium steaks: local(Texas) Wagyu Ribeyes from a couple local butcher shops. Suffice to say these are premium butcher shops and we ate well that day. Which one was actually worth the money? Keep scrolling, friend.
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Spicy Boys ~ Austin TX

Asian
August 23, 2020

Spicy Boys ~ Austin TX

Asian
August 23, 2020
The Vitals: the spot: Spicy Boys Fried Chicken 1701 E. 6th St. Austin, TX 78702 the eats:bone in fried chicken the bucks: $11 the full nelson: how to get hooked on dark meat chicken I’ve been eating fried chicken all wrong. I like white meat. And I order white meat almost every time. The thing is, you can’t do that at Spicy Boys Fried Chicken. It ain’t on the menu. And it’s because like most awesome chefs, they know their ...
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Vietnamese Pork Kabob Recipe

Asian
August 20, 2020

Vietnamese Pork Kabob Recipe

Asian
August 20, 2020
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