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Where to Eat Outdoors in Austin, TX, 2014 Edition

Meredith Bethune 17 comments

Austin has a vibrant patio culture. Thanks to year round warm weather and little rain, almost every restaurant seems to have al fresco dining space. So what makes a patio area particularly special? Well, plenty of shade helps since Austinites are still willing to sit outside long after the temperatures exceed 100 degrees. Of course a relaxed space serving great food, beer, and cocktails doesn't hurt either. More

How to Make Real Texas Nachos

Joshua Bousel 16 comments

Sometimes, simplicity rules the nacho game. We recreate the Texas tradition of freshly fried chips individually topped with Longhorn cheese and a pickled jalapeño slice: a perfectly balanced snack. More

Real Texas Nachos

Serious Eats Joshua Bousel 11 comments

Sometimes, simplicity rules the nacho game. We recreate the Texas tradition of freshly fried chips individually topped with Longhorn cheese and a pickled jalapeño slice: a perfectly balanced snack. More

Snapshots From the Austin Food & Wine Festival

Meredith Bethune 3 comments

The third annual Austin Food and Wine Festival came to a close yesterday. Kicking off on Friday night with a "Taste of Texas" event showcasing restaurants from around the state, it was an educational but sometimes wild weekend of epic eating and drinking. Between chef demos, dishes from restaurants and comapnies around the country were available for tasting, and various chefs kept the fire pits smoking all weekend. More

Cheap Eats in Austin: 10 Dishes We Love Under $10

Meredith Bethune 9 comments

With several new restaurants opening every month, there's no shortage of great places to eat in Austin. But because most of these new places typically charge $20 to $30 per entrée, it can be hard on both your stomach and your wallet to keep up. Don't feel too bad for us Austinites, though—there are plenty of budget-friendly options out there if you know where to look. Here are ten of our favorites! More

Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Texas Style

Drinks Andrew Strenio Post a comment

Situated in the small hill country town of Hye, Garrison Brothers Distillery is leading the craft whiskey charge in Texas. More

A Sandwich a Day: Shaved Beef Sandwich at Épicerie in Austin, Texas

A Sandwich a Day Meredith Bethune 2 comments

Beef with horseradish is, of course, nothing new, and Épicerie's sandwich arrives on the plate looking modest, if a bit larger than you might expect. But let this be a lesson in judging sandwiches by their covers, because that banal appearance belies some major flavor. More

Scenes From Meatopia 2013, San Antonio, TX

Nick Solares 7 comments

This year, Meatopia eschewed its New York City roots and headed straight for Texas. Hungry masses and an impressive roster of chefs gathered in San Antonio on Sunday for Josh Ozersky's celebrated meat-centric festival. Click through the slideshow to catch the highlights! More

Where To Get Halloween-Themed Sweets in Austin

Sweets Meredith Bethune Post a comment

Austin bakers are getting creative as they gear up for Halloween. So why just have another pumpkin flavored treat when you can celebrate with creepy cupcakes, gingerdead men, wormy doughnuts, and more? More

Shake Shack Opening in Austin Next Year

A Hamburger Today Erin Jackson 8 comments

The acclaimed burger joint will open its first location in Texas in late 2014. More

Grilling: Texas-Style Beef Short Ribs

Grilling Joshua Bousel 6 comments

Slow-smoked giant beef short ribs deliver big flavor and size that lives up to their "Texas" name. More

Texas-Style Beef Short Ribs

Serious Eats Joshua Bousel 4 comments

Slow smoked giant beef short ribs deliver big on beef flavor and size that make them live up to their "Texas" name. More

Burger City Guides: Bryan Caswell's Favorite Burgers in Houston

A Hamburger Today Erin Jackson 3 comments

Bryan Caswell fills us in on his top five burgers in Houston, from a traditional patty melt to a triple jalapeño'ed "belly burner". More

How I Learned to Like Breakfast Tacos at Veracruz All Natural in Austin, TX

J. Kenji López-Alt 20 comments

When I tweeted about my dislike for breakfast tacos on my way through Austin a couple weeks ago, I knew I was in for an earful. What I didn't expect was for the folks at tacojournalism.com—who literally wrote the book on breakfast tacos—to tweet back at me, suggesting that I meet them in person the next morning for what promised to be a mind-altering experience. More

Burger City Guides: Jason Dady's Favorite Burgers in San Antonio

A Hamburger Today Erin Jackson 3 comments

When he's not in the kitchens of the five restaurants he oversees in San Antonio, there's a good chance Jason Dady is eating a burger. And, judging by his precise list of preferences, he might just be "one of us." More

Market Scene: 77 Flea Market in Brownsville, TX

Meredith Bethune 2 comments

Don't believe anyone who says going to the 77 Flea Market in Brownsville is just like being in Mexico. Yes, it's located very close to the border, but the large selection of cowboy hats and boots and Rio Grande Valley delicacies like hot Cheetos smothered with queso should serve as a pretty good indicator that this particular market is distinctly Tex-Mex. More

Snapshots from My Cross-Country Road Trip

J. Kenji López-Alt 27 comments

Hi-ho, Kenji here, reporting from my temporary digs in the West Coast where, thanks to my wife and her penchant for getting offered internships in exotic seaside locations, I'll be reporting from until October. With a large country to traverse and two dogs to do it with, it only made sense to give my best friend a call, rent a car, and do things the old fashioned American way with a road trip. Take a look at everything we ate along the way. More

Amazing Mexican Food at El Gran Mercado Flea Market in Austin, TX

Market Scene Meredith Bethune 4 comments

On Saturdays and Sundays, a cluster of vendors appear behind El Gran Mercado on Pleasant Valley Road in Southeast Austin. They huddle under a network of tents and tarps that just barely shields the compact market from the intense sunlight. Here, you'll find things like cowboy boots, phone cases, toys, and even used cars—and some of the best Mexican food vendors in town. More

Hill Country Burger Delight at O'Brien's Restaurant in Bergheim, TX

A Hamburger Today Damon Gambuto 1 comment

A surprisingly good burger pops up in the hill country of Texas just outside of San Antonio. More

First Look: Neapolitan-Style Pies at Bufalina Pizza in Austin, TX

Slice Melody Fury 6 comments

When asked about transitioning from the finance world to the restaurant industry, Steven Dilley humbly explained, "I'm passionate about what I'm doing, so I feel I can make at least something passable." Lifelong food lover casts aside desk job to open a restaurant? The story may be increasingly commonplace these days, but it rarely fails to inspire. No less so in the case of the half Italian, half Taiwanese chef, who returned to Austin after a decade in NYC to embrace his passion for cooking. Three years later, and his dream has finally been realized, in the form of Bufalina, a Neapolitan-style pizzeria. More

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