Posting may be a bit more sporadic this week as I’m traveling. I’m on a research run for two new writing projects: one concerns regional chili specialties, the other is a location-based cocktail project. Neither are Austin related so I’ll be contributing to our food scene’s weal from afar.

Without further ado; the weekly top 5: 1] Austin is waiting for the arrival of Izzo’s Illegal Burrito, a Louisiana-based corporate Mexican food chain. The trouble is, Austin’s waiting with a rusty shank in one hand, and a #10 can of tomatoes-distended with botulism, in the other. http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2012/5/13/Sometimes-The-Bad-Guys-WinCorporate-Louisiana-Mexican-Chain-Bests-Austin-Favorite-Mellizoz-Tacos?adminview=true

2] We told the tale of a murder saga that began in an East Austin nightclub and ended down a darkened road in Williamson County. Crime reporting: http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2012/5/17/Ambush-Raul-Vizueth-Torres-Killers-Drop-Dime-Cop-Plea-Get-Long-Jail-Terms-In-Bobby-Burks-Jr-Case?adminview=true

3] SceneTap, the Austin-based wireless surveillance company that likes to set up covert cameras in Austin nightclubs, spread its wings to San Francisco. The good folks out in SF went ballistic http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2012/5/16/SceneTaps-Facial-Detection-Tentacles-Take-Hold-In-AustinSpread-To-San-Francisco?adminview=true

4] Salty Sow, finally, finally opened it’s doors to the public http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2012/5/18/Austin-Daily-Photo-SALTY-SOW-NOW-OPEN-TO-THE-GENERAL-PUBLIC?adminview=true

5] And I enlisted the aid of the men over on the Shaggybevo food board; GM Steakhouse, for a barbacoa project http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2012/5/14/Shaggybevo-Is-Now-On-Board-RL-Reeves-Jrs-Austin-Texas-Barbacoa-Project?adminview=true

thanks for checking out the site y’all.

last week’s top 5 http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2012/5/13/Top-5-Austin-Texas-Food-Stories-This-Week?adminview=true

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