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[10 Aug 2009 | 8 Comments | 3,011 views]
Vaquero Cocina: Cowboy Cuisine with Central American Flair

While I mentioned Vaquero Cocina as a great place in Austin to pick up BBQ on KGSR a couple weeks ago, I wanted to share a little more with you and finally settled on giving this lovely trailer it’s own post.
Vaquero Cocina is among the trailers on the South Congress strip — in the middle of a block that boasts Mighty Cone on one end and Hey Cupcake on the other.
I’d been hearing really good things about Mambo Berry, the natural frozen yogurt trailer directly north of Vaquero Cocina, and …

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[29 Jul 2009 | One Comment | 2,379 views]
Meatless Balls: Four Meals in the Four Corners

While I may not be blogging about the restaurants on this particular trip to Colorado, I did enjoy some amazing fried chicken at Southern Vittles in Lake City, fresh salsa and enchiladas at Buen Tiempo in Ouray, fish tacos at Steamworks Brewery in Durango, and an Elk burger at Handlebars in Silverton (pictured below).
At Handlebars, I was trying to decide between Elk and Buffalo after I realized I wouldn’t be able to stomach the Rocky Mountain Oysters. I was sick the night before after going four wheeling at 13,000 feet …

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[16 Jul 2009 | 9 Comments | 2,483 views]

After reading the Statesman story about restaurateur Lola Stephens-Bell handing out ice water to Austin’s homeless to cool them down on these 100 degree and higher days, I knew it was finally time to check out her place, Nubian Queen Lola’s Cajun Soul Food. A group was quickly formed via Twitter and e-mail, and I called Lola to make a reservation for 7 p.m. the following night, a Tuesday.
The group included me and Adam, Ilyse, Darrell from Bella Verdi Farms, David and Betsy, and Jennifer and Roderick. When we arrived, …

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[13 Jul 2009 | 4 Comments | 2,582 views]
Showing Love for Cupid’s Hot Dogs (L.A.)

I’m pleased to introduce you to Lenny H., who submitted the post below on Cupid’s Hot Dogs via an e-mail to his son (and my boyfriend), Adam, who forwarded it on to me. After last week’s KGSR radio show and blog post on Frank, a fancy hot dog restaurant and bar in downtown Austin, both Lenny and Adam’s cousin Evan wanted to spread the Cupid’s gospel. Lenny grew up in the Los Angeles area and Evan still lives there. Take it away, Lenny:
The all-time BEST hot dog I’ve ever tasted …

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[9 Jul 2009 | No Comment | 1,762 views]
KGSR Late Show: A Bunch of Hot Dogs in a Room and Me

Today we chatted with the guys who brought Frank — a great bar, hot dog restaurant, and future meat market to downtown Austin.

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