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Spicy Boys ~ Austin TX

Southwest
August 23, 2020

Spicy Boys ~ Austin TX

Southwest
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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Southside Market ~ Bastrop TX

Southwest
June 7, 2020

Southside Market ~ Bastrop TX

Southwest
June 7, 2020
The Vitals: the spot: Southside Market & BBQ 534 Highway 71 Bastrop, TX the eats: Hot Gut Sausage, spare ribs, pork steak, coleslaw, pinto beans, potato salad the bucks: $15 a head if you’re looking for a proper spread by the pound  the full nelson: the oldest bbq in Texas but not the best Southside Market & BBQ is the oldest barbecue restaurant in Texas. Their sausage is of legend and their history is very much the evolution of Central ...
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Salt and Time ~ Austin TX

Southwest
December 31, 2019

Salt and Time ~ Austin TX

Southwest
December 31, 2019
The Vitals: the spot: Salt and Time 1912 E. 7th St. Austin TX 78702 the eats: Butcher’s Burger the bucks: $11(with cheese) the full nelson: the best burger I have had in years . . . I’ve been reading Aaron Franklin’s book about steak recently, and it got me fired up to splurge on a premium steak. Not just a Filet Mignon from Whole Foods(ps I think filet is overpriced and not close to the best) but a steak carefully ...
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Uroko ~ Austin TX

Southwest
July 12, 2019

Uroko ~ Austin TX

Southwest
July 12, 2019
The Vitals: the spot: Uroko 1023 Springdale road bldg 1 ste C Austin TX 78721 the eats: handrolls all day! the bucks: $4.50 – $7 per roll, factor about $20-$25 per person for a reasonable meal the full nelson: Quality sushi hand rolls at an almost hand roll only sushi spot Uroko is a fascinating sushi concept: a high quality hand roll only joint that moonlights as a sushi school on Thursdays and a Omakase(Chef’s tasting menu) restaurant by reservation ...
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40 North ~ Austin TX

Southwest
July 4, 2019

40 North ~ Austin TX

Southwest
July 4, 2019
The Vitals: the spot: 40 North 900 W. 10th St. Austin TX 78703 the eats: 40 North Burger the bucks: $13.40 the full nelson: a double cheeseburger for grown ups and with a grown up price tag It might surprise you to learn that Austin TX has a respectable pizza scene, including the likes of Neapolitan, NY style, New Jersey Bar pizzas and Detroit style pies. Within that flurry of pizza know how, 40 North stands out with some very ...
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Tacos El Gordo ~ Las Vegas NV

Southwest
June 27, 2019

Tacos El Gordo ~ Las Vegas NV

Southwest
June 27, 2019
The Vitals: the spot: Tacos El Gordo 3049 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 the eats: Cabeza, Al Pastor, Buche, Suadero the bucks: $2.40 – $2.60 per taco the full nelson: celebrated San Diego taco joint serving up Baja California/Tijuana style street tacos in Las Vegas Vegas baby, Vegas. One expects to come to Las Vegas and drop some coin. The usual M.O. for Sin City taking your money is of course, gambling, though strip clubs and steakhouses ...
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Dan’s Hamburgers ~ Austin TX

Southwest
May 15, 2019

Dan’s Hamburgers ~ Austin TX

Southwest
May 15, 2019
The Vitals: the spot: Dan’s Hamburgers multiple locations in Austin TX the eats: Double Medium Cheeseburger the bucks: $6.04 the full nelson: an Austin classic hamburger joint that sizzles up a true working man’s lunch I started Bang for your Burger Buck to tell the world about places like Dan’s Hamburgers: an honest refuge for the Working Man’s Lunch. That’s how Armando Fernandez, a Cheap Eats fan and Instagrammer described when it when he treated to me to a Dan’s ...
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Twisted Root Burger Co ~ Dallas TX

Southwest
November 2, 2018

Twisted Root Burger Co ~ Dallas TX

Southwest
November 2, 2018
The Vitals: the spot: Twisted Root Burger Co multiple locations in TX, plus Louisiana(2) and Alabama(1) the eats: Burger with swiss, garlic mushrooms and sautéed onions the bucks: $8.48 the full nelson: a build your own burger joint built on an affordable 1/2lb patty Many moons ago, 6 years to be exact, my inaugural post for Bang for your Burger Buck forewarned of the dangers of the build your own burger menu. Where an excess of toppings could lead to the ...
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Cheap Eats San Antonio

Southwest
September 24, 2018

Cheap Eats San Antonio

Southwest
September 24, 2018
I gotta say doing Cheap Eats San Antonio was almost a selfish move. Being a resident of Austin, which is only a couple hours away by car(if the traffic Gods smile down favorably of course), I consider San Antonio to be my first choice for a weekend getaway not by plane. Being closer to the border means the Mexican food gets a little more authentic and all in all, San Antonio is cheaper than Austin. But that doesn’t mean your ...
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Cheap Eats Dallas

Southwest
September 3, 2018

Cheap Eats Dallas

Southwest
September 3, 2018
Maybe you know that Dallas is called the Big D. If you do, you might have an inkling that there is more to the food scene here than just barbecue and Tex Mex. Not that Cheap Eats Dallas woudn’t be one heck of an episode working off a day’s worth of barbecue and Tex Mex, it’s just that you would be missing out on hip neighborhoods serving seriously trending eats and some of the most authentic Chinese noodles I have ...
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