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Live Fire 2014

So, if I said to you “hey, there’s this event that is held out at an iconic Texas BBQ joint that is practically a ranch, nestled between live oaks, and nearly twenty of the local area’s most esteemed chefs and pitmasters will each be...
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Olivia

Olivia 2043 S Lamar St Austin, TX 78704 You know what’s really excellent? Brunch. It’s the meal that says “I got outta bed super late and I want something substantially more awesome than cereal or eggs”. It’s the meal that makes it ok to pour alcohol...
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Porfirio’s Tacos

Porfirio’s Tacos 1512 Holly St Austin, TX 78702, ph: 512 476 5030 Mon-Sat, 6am-1pm. Austin is a city obsessed with breakfast tacos. Moreso than any other place in the States, one might argue. You might be more used to seeing gentrified “breakfast burritos” with their overly-neat...
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Guide to Austin BBQ

There are quite literally hundreds of BBQ joints in the great state of Texas. Just look at this epic BBQ map from BBQ Snob, Daniel Vaughn. You may also notice a proliferation of dots around the Austin/Hill Country area – there are SO many...
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Opies BBQ

Opie’s BBQ 9504 Hwy 71 E Spicewood, TX 78669 About a 45 minute drive outside of Austin along Highway 71 you’ll find Opie’s BBQ, another big name in Hill Country smoked meats. A giant modern shed of a building, there is usually already a small line...
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El Chile

El Chile 1816 S 1st St Austin, TX 78704 Sometimes it’s a good thing to break up the BBQ, Burgers and Bloody Marys with a variety of other cuisines. Like, say, Tex Mex. While my go-to Mexican eatery on South First street is without doubt Polvos...
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gourdoughs public house

2700 S Lamar Blvd Austin, TX 78704 Gourdoughs made quite a splash on the trailer food scene when they opened their gourmet mega donut airstream. They were amongst the first to harness the uber-decadent trend of adding hedonistic toppings to already indulgent bases. Think maple bacon,...
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what is a Texas brisket?

A phrase in one country or region, may not mean the same as in another. Take for example the “thong”. Americans know this as underwear, but in Australia, you’re just referring to a flip-flop. And then there’s “fanny”. Let’s just say that it’s doesn’t mean...
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Carnivores Ball Austin – the photos

The first ever Carnivores Ball in Austin went off without a hitch! Folks seemed to really enjoy themselves gorging on epic John Mueller Meat Co BBQ, salted caramel bourbon banana pudding cups from Sugar Mamas Bakeshop, enjoying the brand new batch of bourbon whiskey...
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HAYMAKER

Haymaker 2310 Manor Rd Austin, TX 78722 Some people say it’s unfair to review a place within the first two weeks/month of it being open. Since Haymaker was approximately 48 hours old when I visited, you should definitely consider this a recommendation, not a review. I suspect...