I had to get out of Austin for awhile. The ennui of big city life sometimes becomes altogether too much and I have to retire to the parents farm in rural Appalachia. Took a very relaxing bike ride through Stinking Creek, Turkey Creek, Pineville and Harlan, Kentucky this morning.

Lovely.

Without further ado. Our weekly top 5 Austin, Texas food stories.

1] Dry run…Seguin…Texas Ladies State Chili Championship http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2012/5/21/Austin-Daily-Photo-Texas-Ladies-State-Championship-Chili-CookOff-In-Seguin-Texas 2] A Korean woman migrated to Texas, trained at pit bossery and became a very fine bbq cook http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2012/5/22/Austin-Daily-Photo-Pit-Stop-Barbecue-In-Temple-Texas

3] We mined one of our best articles from the scrumptiouschef archive, shipped it off to Meatpaper and got a form rejection letter for our efforts http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2012/5/24/Meatpaper-Issues-Stark-Reminder-Of-Why-We-No-Longer-Contribute-To-Other-Sites

4] Gustavo Arellano of “Ask A Mexican” and “Taco USA” fame came to Texas and penned an ode to our beloved Tex Mex http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2012/5/22/Gustavo-Arellano-Left-His-Belly-Deep-In-The-Heart-Of-TexasPleas-For-A-TexMex-California-Migration

5] One of the icons of Deep South cuisine passed away. We wrote a belated obituary. http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2012/5/23/Austin-Daily-Photo-A-Belated-Obituary-For-Constantine-Gus-Koutroulakis-Dead-At-81-Years-Of-Age?adminview=true

and last week’s top 5 http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2012/5/21/Top-5-Austin-Texas-Food-Stories-This-Week?adminview=true

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