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El Sapo – onion rings, burgers & botanas

El Sapo 1900 Manor Rd Austin, TX 78722 So, let’s talk about El Sapo. Part of the “El” family that comprises of El Chile and El Chilito, this baby is their new burger place in East Austin, and I kinda really dig it. I’m loving the actual setting. It’s...
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The Blue Ox, ironically specialising in pork.

The Blue Ox 1505 Town Creek Dr Austin, TX 78741 Taking up residence in the patio area of The Buzz Mill coffeeshop, The Blue Ox is serving great barbecue in a location any lumberjack would feel right at home in. It’s particularly handy if you have both...
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Gus’s Fried Chicken – a “must put in face” experience

Gus’s Fried Chicken 117 San Jacinto Blvd Austin, TX 78701 Some businesses that grow beyond their original location do so because of a deliberate business plan and an astute management team. Others expand because the food is just that good that it would be a crime not to share the...
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Carnivores Ball – Austin 2014

Ok, the meaty goodness has rolled out in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, but it’s time for Carnivores Ball to return to it’s spiritual home of Austin, Texas. Save the date y’all – October 23 is when the party happens. For real, there are some seriously...
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Kerlin BBQ – big taste, shorter lines

Kerlin BBQ 1700 East Cesar Chavez StAustin, TX 78702 Hands up if you prefer not to line up for things? You will never catch me lining up to get into “da club” (probably because I refer to it as “da club”) and I have a huge issue...
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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 900 E. Cesar Chavez StAustin, 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...