Way back in the Paleo era of 2006, Jarod Neece and Justin Bankston hooked up with Mando Rayo over their combined idolatry of tacos. Their website: Taco Journalism, has been one of the best food blogs in Austin ever since.

Now Rayo and Neece are going into the book writing business with their tome “Austin Breakfast Tacos” coming out next month.

You know there will be a hell of a taco party to launch this work into the upper level of Amazon sales.

The handsome book cover was shot by Joel Salcido.

Update: book is now available for pre-order http://www.bookpeople.com/book/9781626190498

7 incredible Bacon, Egg and Cheese breakfast taco joints http://chowpapi.com/wordpress/wordpress-2.8.6/wordpress/category/the-state-of-bacon-egg-and-cheese-breakfast-tacos-in-austin-texas/

Field Report coming soon. Leti, hard at work at the counter window inside the C-Mart off Far West Blvd in northwest Austin.

C-Mart. Northwest Hills Austin, Texas

C-Mart. Northwest Hills Austin, Texas

This little taqueria inside the C-Mart Gas Station was billed as being “the El Taco Rico” of the Northwest Hills.

It was not.

However it was quite good and worth a visit if you’re in that neighborhood.

7007 Village Center Dr
Austin, TX

Russet Burbank potatoes, rammed through a cutting machine, blanched then fried in a melange of lard, duck fat and peanut oil-then dusted with good salt.

Hard to come by in Austin, Texas.

But this is what we’ll be serving Sat June 8th 2013 at 7pm at Tamale House East at our East Austin Burger Project Pop Up.

Social http://burgerproject.eventbrite.com/

Event poster http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2013/6/4/Scrumptious-Chef-Pop-Up-Restaurant-11-East-Austin-Burger-Project-Sat-June-8-2013-Tamale-House-East

Behold, our shiny new weapon that we added to our arsenal for this very event.

Brilliant. Finally, an encyclopedia devoted to one of our longest running obsessions: tacos. We eat them 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year.

They are the world’s perfect food.

Buy a copy today.


and please visit Yolanda Sanchez Cornejo asap http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2012/1/1/Austin-Daily-Photo-Yolanda-Sanchez-Cornejo-of-El-Taco-Rico-In-Montopolis-Neighborhood

Full event details coming soon. Eventbrite http://burgerproject.eventbrite.com/

Saturday June 8th at 7pm.

East Austin Hamburger Pop Up.

Tamale House East.

4 burgers representing the strongest claimants as to being the inventor of the form.

Plus, the debut of the Scrumptious Chef burger. It’s a Texas Hot Guts sausage crossed with a bacon cheeseburger y’all.

And this map is not strictly accurate but it was the closest one we could find.

10 lb pork belly is in the cure.

Everybody honors Memorial Day in their own way. We’re looking back with fond memories of our decades long love affair with Dr Pepper (RIP)

We penned an obituary for this beloved drink. “Rest In Peace: Dublin Dr Pepper Bottling Company”
http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2012/1/11/Rest-In-Peace-Dublin-Dr-Pepper-Bottling-Company here

We knew something ill was in the wind months prior to the death when we wrote “Dear Snapple: Please Come To Dublin Texas For Your Dry Gulching. Snapple Auto-Sues Dublin Dr. Pepper”
http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2011/8/14/Dear-Snapple-Please-Come-To-Dublin-Texas-For-Your-Dry-Gulching-Snapple-AutoSues-Dublin-Dr-Pepper here

and spoke on the business agreement between Snapple and UT “Disgraced Corporation Dr Pepper Snapple Group Forges Alliance With University Texas’ McCombs School”
http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2012/5/8/Disgraced-Corporation-Dr-Pepper-Snapple-Group-Forges-Alliance-With-University-Texas-McCombs-School here

Heavy hearts.

Ask ten different people where to find the best tacos in Austin, Texas, and you’ll get ten different responses. For every acolyte of the Original Tamale House, someone else will claim that Tamale House East is the true exemplar.

For each Torchy’s Tacos aficionado there will be separate claimant espousing the virtues of Tacodeli.

We eat a lot of tacos. We eat them all over town, as Austin has taco treasure troves in every corner of the city. With the rise of the food truck and the concussive blast of multiple brick and mortar Mexican restaurants taking hold, Austin has never had it so good.

And there’s only one place in town, that we know of where you can get San Antonio-level flour tortillas http://chowpapi.com/wordpress/wordpress-2.8.6/wordpress/texas-daily-photo-taco-joint-on-san-jacinto-across-from-university-texas/