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Peace Bakery ~ Austin TX

Austin
June 1, 2020

Peace Bakery ~ Austin TX

Austin
June 1, 2020
The Vitals: the spot: Peace Bakery 11220 N. Lamar Blvd Austin TX 78753 the eats: Shawarma plate, falafel plate, hummus, tabouli  the bucks: $7-$14 the full nelson: Middle Eastern eats on par with the best I have had in the Dearborn/Detroit area. Basically as good as it gets w/o needing a passport It has been way too long since I’ve posted about a restaurant mostly because of Covid-19 and the fact that Bang for your Burger Buck has evolved into ...
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TFB Burger ~ Texas French Bread ~ Austin TX

Austin
February 26, 2020
The Vitals: the spot: Texas French Bread 2900 Rio Grande Austin TX 78705 the eats: TFB Burger: 90/10 Wagyu patty, cheddar, pickles, red onion and a tangy mustard slaw + fries the bucks: $17  w/ fries the full nelson:  Luxe burger that skips shock value toppings for classic complimentary flavors There have been multiple renditions of the TFB Burger at Texas French Bread. I have had two in as many years and both times I have been more than happy ...
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Salt and Time ~ Austin TX

Austin
December 31, 2019

Salt and Time ~ Austin TX

Austin
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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Julie’s Noodles ~ Austin TX

Asian
July 27, 2019

Julie’s Noodles ~ Austin TX

Asian
July 27, 2019
The Vitals: the spot: Julie’s Noodles 8557 Research Blvd #110 Austin TX 75758 the eats: Xiao Long Bao(crab and soup dumpling), Pork Chopped Noodle Soup the bucks: $10 a person will set you up nicely  the full nelson: a divey Chinese joint that satisfies the itch for affordable & authentic dough driven cravings
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Lin Asian Bar + Dim Sum ~ Austin TX

Asian
June 13, 2019
The Vitals: the spot: Lin Asian Bar + Dim Sum 1203 W. 6th Street Austin TX  the eats: Xiao Long Bao, Chao Shou, really all the dumplings + anything else on the menu you can afford the bucks: $20 a person and you will be stuffed with premium dumplings the full nelson: Top shelf Dim Sum in the heart of Austin TX
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Twisted Root Burger Co ~ Dallas TX

Burgers
November 2, 2018

Twisted Root Burger Co ~ Dallas TX

Burgers
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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ACL Eats: Austin City Limits Music Festival 2018 Day 1

Austin
October 6, 2018
Austin City Limits Music Festival is my favorite thing to do in Austin and the ACL Eats are a big reason why. Concerts, much like airports, have been a tough place for foodies. For years we have been at the mercy of the lame food court Gods . . . well no longer. Airports are stepping up their game and in the three years that I have attended ACL Fest, the food game is strong. That being said some spots ...
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Cheap Eats San Antonio

Cheap Eats
September 24, 2018

Cheap Eats San Antonio

Cheap Eats
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

Cheap Eats
September 3, 2018

Cheap Eats Dallas

Cheap Eats
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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Bird Bird Biscuit ~ Austin

Austin
July 5, 2018

Bird Bird Biscuit ~ Austin

Austin
July 5, 2018
The Vitals: the spot: Bird Bird Biscuit 2701 Manor road Austin TX 78702 the eats: Bird Bird Bacon the bucks: $7 the full nelson: a full on portable breakfast meal that is not on a tortilla To the tourist and the local, breakfast in Austin means breakfast tacos. While popular throughout the state, Austin seems to have made breakfast tacos part of the city’s brand, dare I say part of the city’s soul. But there is more to AM carbs than ...
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