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Dirty Martin’s – talk dirty to me

Dirty Martin’s 2808 Guadalupe StAustin, TX 78705 I’ve never been in a burger joint with so many aliases. Dirty’s, Dirty Martin’s, Dirty Martin’s Kumbak, Martins Kumbak Place, Dirty Martin’s Place… no matter the exact moniker you may know it by, all signs point to the same...
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Burro Cheese Kitchen

Burro Cheese Kitchen 1221 South Congress Ave Austin, TX 78704 Hey you know what all the cool kids are eating? Grilled cheese. But not your American cheese, Mrs Bairds bread, crusts cut off version. These are “toasties” for grown ups and Burro Cheese Kitchen is churning out some...
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A Texas grocery store- through a foreigners eyes

I love writing these posts. The ones where I find wonder and fascination in basic things that others take for granted (as per my previous Walmart & Walmart revisited posts) like the kinda stuff you find in an average Texas supermarket. The stuff that makes...
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Royers Pie Haven

Royers Pie Haven  2900 Guadalupe StAustin, TX 78705 I was chatting with another Australian who was travelling through Austin (there are more of us than you think!). She was lamenting that she had been desperate to try a “real Southern pie” on her journey, but hadn’t...
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La Barbecue

La Barbecue Rear 1200 E. 6th St.Austin, TX 78702  The entire “Texas BBQ” scene and concept has been enjoying a renaissance of cool amongst the foodie scene worldwide. The cuisine has also experienced a hyper-local renaissance, with Austin challenging Lockhart for the crown of “BBQ Capital of...
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Burger Tex

  Burger Tex 5420 Airport Blvd Austin, TX 78751 There aren’t that many variables in the world of eating burgers. Sure, sometimes you’ll see interesting and unusual ingredients (like the peanut butter & bacon burger), and of course there is a huge difference between the two...
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Micklethwait Craft Meats

  Micklethwait Craft Meats 1309 Rosewood Ave Austin, TX 78702 Continuing the round up of Austin BBQ joints, let’s take a snapshot look at Micklethwait Craft Meats (pro tip: pronounced Mickle-wait). That generous looking plate above is also one of the best lunchtime deals around, costing...
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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...