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Bachelor Night: Steak au Poivre

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Perfect at Perla’s

How have I not posted this yet? A couple of months ago, I had a near perfect meal, featuring the holy trinity of sausage, egg, and oysters. When you think Austin, you don’t think seafood, but between Perla’s and Uchi … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Dogs: Ben’s Chili Bowl

What could be more All-American than a chili dog and a baseball game on Father’s Day? I don’t know, but I can tell you without a doubt that the trio of Dad, dogs, and dugouts is tough to beat. I … Continue reading

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Hidden Gem: House Pizzeria

Every time I’m tempted to get upset about the de-Austinization of Austin (i.e., Second Street), I think about House Pizzeria, which is one of the most quintessentially Austin places around. Unassuming, unpretentious, and a little rough around the edges, it’s … Continue reading

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It Needs to be Said: Torchy’s Queso

What’s the point of naming a favorite queso? Can queso be bad? Unless you’re talking the shelf-stable stuff you find in jars at gas stations, queso is a safe bet (at least in Austin). Like pizza and french fries, even … Continue reading

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How to Put This? Justine’s

I have an unwritten rule about not writing negative things on this site. (I have broken it). The main reason I try to keep it positive is that negative reviews are a bore. We’ve all seen the seven-paragraph rants on Yelp … Continue reading

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The Real Deal: El Naranjo

We finally made it to one of Austin’s most celebrated food trucks: El Naranjo. This is a truck with some serious bona fides. Chef Iliana de la Vega first made a name for herself in Oaxaca with a restaurant of the … Continue reading

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Brunch: La Condesa

Breakfast is not one of the more beautiful meals. But it is my favorite one. We recently enjoyed a brunch at La Condesa with our friend Amanda, who was visiting from London. Amanda introduced me and Eliza. There’s hardly a … Continue reading

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CFE Hits the Big Time; Vol. II

I just noticed that Eater NY used one of the photos from our Osteria Morini post. Here it is again, in all its glory:

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So Long, Italy

It was a fun trip.

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