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[18 Apr 2013 | No Comment | 23,027 views]
Austin’s Meatiest Food News and Events

It’s rare that I do an events/newsy post, I usually post information about upcoming events I think are cool in my Facebook group, but there is so much cool stuff happening over the next few weeks that I felt it was time for a roundup.
Apologies in advance to any vegans or vegetarians in the group, for some reason, there’s lots of flesh-eating events coming up over the next few weeks.
Without further ado, here’s what’s on my radar for Austin food lovers:
Sunday, April 21 at 1 pm: VACA y VINO
Lamberts …

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Memories, Tours »

[12 Nov 2012 | 7 Comments | 4,528 views]
Out-of-Town Visitors’ Austin Recommendations: Part 1

The vast majority of our wedding guests were from out of town, and I asked them what their most–and least favorite Austin experiences were. We did offer them a list of some of our favorite spots to give them a head start on their research. Here is part one of their recommendations after getting a taste of Austin:
Steven Weise:

Food wise, great BBQ brisket taco at Stubb’s.
Disappointed with Casino [El Camino] – one hour wait for a burger when the place was empty (we left).
Minna Golden:
Here is a photo of our …

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Restaurants »

[2 Jun 2012 | 8 Comments | 5,908 views]
Franklin Barbecue

Franklin Barbecue is located just east of I-35 on E. 11 Street and is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. until they are sold out (lunch only). If you’re visiting from out of town and plan to go to Franklin, be prepared to wait in line.
Days: Tuesday – Sunday, CLOSED Mondays
Hrs: 11am – sold out (just open for lunch)

I hear the wait can be anywhere from 1.5 to 2.5 hours long, and if you’re going on a busy day (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday), you should get there by around …

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Restaurants, Tasty Bits »

[26 Apr 2011 | 10 Comments | 6,280 views]
Austin’s Franklin Barbecue Stars in Latest Hitler Parody

Just four days ago, a fellow Jewish Austinite, Jason Goldberg, posted a clip from a German movie, showing Hitler having a meltdown in front of his troops. While this is clearly a scene from a movie about Hitler’s downfall in WWII, Goldberg’s version adds English subtitles — making it seem that Hitler’s despair and rage are due to his obsession with Franklin Barbecue, an Austin BBQ joint  as famous for their delicious brisket as they are for its scarcity.
Anyone who has been to Franklin in the past year has a story of waiting in …

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Tours, Travels »

[29 Sep 2010 | 15 Comments | 7,001 views]
NYC Food Trucks on Park Avenue

Thanks to Twitter, @??? (Tony ?), connected me to Perry from @nystfood, who e-mailed me a list of some of his favorite food trucks in the city. At the moment, Perry specializes in Manhattan food trucks, which served me just fine, since we would be spending most of the week in the city. Lunches were unplanned, due to my work schedule, so I was hoping to visit a handful of food trucks midday. Thanks to Perry and his wonderful site, that’s exactly what I did.
While the trucks park in various …

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