The Jalopy, located in Austin on 15th and San Antonio, is not your run of the mill food truck. Everything from the physical truck to the staff to the food is a little bit different (in a good way) than you expect. And those differences add up to make The Jalopy one of the most exceptional food trucks in Austin. More
My name is Eric and I am a coffee addict (to which you reply: “Hi Eric.”). I have been drinking coffee since I was little and my Mom would make me her own version of Coffee Milk. Her version was simply a little coffee, a little sugar and a lot of milk, nowhere near the authentic New England Coffee Milk.
I am by no means a coffee “aficionado” or “snob”. I’m at the Gold Star level at Starbucks and buy some of the cheapest coffee at the supermarket for my daily home brewing. My Beverage Management instructor, Chef Bogart, can’t stop talking about Cuvee Coffee, a local roaster served at Houndstooth Coffee.
I decided to check out Houndstooth’s website and noticed that every Monday and Thursday Houndstooth Coffee offers a free public cupping class so last Thursday I decided to check it out. More
The story of Franklin Barbecue reads like an Austin fairy-tale. In 2009, Aaron Franklin started serving his barbecue from a travel trailer from a parking lot in East Austin after tending the smoker all night fueled by espresso and crossword puzzles.
Almost immediately, word of the now legendary barbecue spread through Austin and Aaron was greeted each morning by a line of meat-hungry foodies. Then word traveled across the country via food blogs and soon after, the press came knocking which led to featured articles in The Washington Post, Texas Monthly, and Bon Appetit (which named Franklin the best barbecue in America) and they were highlighted on Cooking Channel.
In 2011, Franklin Barbecue moved to a permanent location and the crowds followed. Recently, Franklin Barbecue was featured on Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. I knew I couldn’t put it off any longer. I needed to go. More