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The Food Lab: The Best Meatloaf

September 21st can't get here fast enough! Is there any reason why this wouldn't freeze well or that you wouldn't advise making several of these and stocking up?

Cook the Book: 'The Homesick Texan's Family Table' by Lisa Fain

Borracho Beans -- and Lisa's are absolutely fantastic! Definitely my go-to recipe!

5 Great Oyster Joints in New Orleans

Yep, the Luke's happy hour prices (and quality) can't be beat.

Super Bowl Party Giveaway: Pat LaFrieda Sliders

Co-hosting a party - my sister is providing the cleaning services and the pad, I'm cooking. I say it's a pretty fair tradeoff. :)

Fast Food Chicken Dippin' Sauce Showdown: Popeye's Vs. McDonald's Vs. Burger King

Yep - pretty sure Chick-Fil-A would have blown all of these out of the water (except for their weird Ranch). Chick-Fil-A Sauce FTW.

Cook the Book: 'The Catch'

anything with shrimp. ANYTHING.

The Best Happy Hours in Austin

Searsucker's happy hour has been just awesome in my experience - the "small plates" (which are 50% off their usual prices) are not small at all and every single one that I've tried is truly delicious. The infusions.....not so much. :)

Father's Day Giveaway: Win a KettlePizza Pro 22 Kit

Forgetting about the frozen pizza dough I made for him and lovingly placed in single-serving pieces in the freezer -- upon discovery (3 years later) there was no hope for those things.

Father's Day Giveaway: Win a Baking Steel!

Supreme -- give him all the toppings in the world, and he's a happy man. Except olives. NOOOO olives.

Father's Day Giveaway: Win a Jumbo Cowboy Chop Steak

Simple potato dish, some grilled veggies and ice cold beer.

Serious Entertaining: An All-Pie Menu for Pi Day

I had no idea we had the ability to share pictures in the comments....neat!

Is bundt cake the new cupcake?

Lemme guess: you saw "Nothing Bundt Cake" locations. (get it?) It's a new central-south Texas chain and I'm almost sorry to admit this but they're absolutely incredible. A family member brought one for my sister's birthday a couple of weeks ago and the leftovers on that thing stayed super-moist and fresh for a week!

SXSW Guide: Where to Eat in Downtown Austin

If you're in Austin this weekend, you cannot miss Paul Qui's SouthBy-only curated "trailer park" = South Bites. Literally a one-stop shop for some of the best food trucks in not only Austin but all over Texas and beyond. No wristband required.

Hungover in Austin? Go To Torchy's Tacos

Torchy's Diablo Sauce (it's available by the bottle in all locations) is quickly becoming my my default condiment of choice. "May start mouth fires" indeed!

Travel + Leisure Ranks America's Best Pizza Cities

Umm...I'm from Austin (and dearly love this damn city)...but we have NO right to be on this list. Whatsoever.

Super Bowl Party Giveaway: Baby Back Ribs and Pulled Pork

Two words: Franklins Barbecue. Followed closely by any time my father throws something on the pit.

Open Thread: It's Cold Out! Where Are You Eating to Warm Up in NYC?

Down here in 75-degree Austin, Texas, I'm sitting on a patio, sipping a glass of white wine, munching on chips & queso, and soaking up the sun. (sorry!)