Best Breakfast Taco In Austin. Thrillist: Tamale House East,Taco Joint, Mi Madre's,Juan In A Million
The hue and cry of Smitty's in Lockhart, Texas being left off the Texas Monthly Top 50 is baffling.
If you eat with your eyes then yes, the old smokehouse would be in the number one position. There is none finer. But the meat is routinely tough, underseasoned and rushed off the pit before it even approaches being servable.
Dodging the big fire on the floor in the meat room is easily the best part of the experience at Smitty's.
We expect Alto Shaam sales to skyrocket in the wake of Franklin Barbecue's victory in the battle for ascendancy in the world of Texas barbecue.
You got to keep the meat hot for service, and there is no finer way to accomplish this than through the use of the almighty kitchen appliance, the Alto Shaam.
Put to good use each day at Franklin.
We've been celebrating Craft Beer Week on the front porch on a nightly basis of late. Electric Wizard good and loud, fresh kettle of chili on the stovetop, plenty Anderson's Coffee to help us power through the malaise. It's been a lot of fun. But, most folks like the camaraderie of drinking in taverns and pubs so we've been hard at work finding the best beer events in Austin every single day.
Austin, Texas and Lima Peru are officially sister cities.
There must be a whale of a Peruvian diaspora in Austin, as the turnout for Tamale House East's 1st Peruvian pop up food party back in January was enormous. A good 200 people crowded into the restaurant to decimate the cuisine trotted out by the Peruvian chefs who had commandeered the kitchen for the night.
Weathered old pit boss Larry McGuire's Lambert's Barbecue's inclusion on the Texas Monthly BBQ Top 50 list comes as a surprise to no one.
The little smoke shack down on Guadalupe is the destination of barbecue pilgrims from around the globe, and you'll find McGuire down there 16 hours a day, 7 days a week, doing what he does best: quietly tending the fires, reading old Louis L'amour novels and wallowing an old cud of Redman around amidst the ruined pegs of what were once perfect teeth.
This daily post has involved way more work than we bargained for. Yes, there are a lot of bars in Austin trying to make money off craft beer; trouble is, most of them are cocktail bars that saw a trend and swooped in to see if they could line their coffers off the work of the brewmasters as well as distillers.
Tried and true, genuine craft beer bars are scarce as hen's teeth around these parts.
With that being said, we did manage to locate a couple good beer parties for y'all.
Down at Craft Pride you won't find any booze unless it's in a flask in somebody's hip pocket, but you will find a fresh keg of Austin Beerworks Heisenberg Kristalweizen. Grab a 20oz pint and walk out back and get a plate of Schnitzel off the Bacon food truck parked in the courtyard. 61 Rainey.
Meanwhile, all the college kids will be crowding into Hopfields near the UT campus to quaff big glasses of dry hopped Lost Gold IPA from Real Ale. No booze, no rules, run in there and let your devil dogs run free and tell em Scrumptious sent ya! 3110 Guadalupe.
Full Texas craft beer coverage http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/index.cfm/Austin-Cr
Some of the omissions on the list are so glaring we wonder if the authors have ever even broken bread in Texas. We'll have a more detailed analysis up later. For now, here's the list:
Alamo The Original Willie's
Austin Franklin, John Mueller, LA Barbecue, Lamberts, Stiles Switch. Google map of all 50 after the jump
Photo credit James Daughtrey.
Article about the kill http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/index.cfm/2013/5/15
I have a long and rich history with alligators.
I first sampled this treasured meat via the timeless "alligator on a stick" cuisine offered up at fairs and carnivals in the great state of Kentucky. It's absolutely delicious, and like most foods, it just tastes better due to the fact that a gator can prove to be quite a formidable foe in the wild.
All foods taste better if they have the potential of also being a potent adversary.