Sweet Ritual is that mom and pop shop that went new century and is run by two sexy women who hand you vegan ice cream.
Wrigleyville shocked us with their hot dogs, and we had to learn more. The taste of this beef lovingly nuzzled into a fluffy bun, drooling with the juice of a real tomato makes you forsake your memories and pledge allegiance to Vienna and Chicago style hot dogs. The owners even went to Hot Dog Academy to refine their skills before opening the truck. Located down … Continue reading Interview with Wrigleyville
Tacos tacos tacos. There are so many places to get tacos in Austin. So when I made my way to Tacoman512 I didn’t really know what to expect. I have been asked by multiple people about Tacoman. What do I know about it? Who owns it? What is it? I could never give an answer. That is until I found my self on South Congress … Continue reading Who is the Tacoman?
When I think of athletes who leave the sport they love and try and work on a new venture, cupcakes are something that I would never think would be an option. But when I sat down with current NFL player Brian Orakpo there was something that I saw in his eyes. The man is 6’4 and huge, but when he talked about watching a little … Continue reading A New Chapter in Life: Gigi’s Cupcakes
South Austin is not like most of Austin. When it comes to BBQ there is no shortage of places to visit. With places like Valentina’s, Louie’s, and Leroy and Lewis do we need more BBQ places? I don’t know. This week I had the opportunity to visit Whitfield’s in South Austin. Located on Brodie lane and Davis. Whitfield’s is owned by former Texas Longhorn … Continue reading My first look at Whitfield’s
Otto Phan is a Chef. He is uncollaborative, self-promoting, cocky, and interesting. That is what makes him a great chef. You see, Otto doesn’t just think he is the best Chef in Austin. He knows down to his perfect rice, that he is the best. Can we argue with him though? I don’t think so. The man does make immaculate sushi. His food isn’t fancy. … Continue reading Interview with Chef Otto from Kyoten
After all these months blogging we have run into many restaurant owners with a passion for what they do. We went to McDonald’s to see if their standards of food had shifted from borderline animal abuse to something we could stomach. I was shocked by what happened. The owner’s family has owned McDonald’s franchises for 20 plus years, and he did love his restaurant. … Continue reading McDonald’s with the Owner
All over Austin we have great BBQ joints. From the kings of BBQ there’s Franklins, Valentina’s, Freedmans, and La Barbecue. There are so many places to claim to be the best, but thats not what we are talking about today. Louie’s, owned by Luis Vasquez, has opened their new spot at St. Elmo Market 4329 S. Congress. They were previously located in Sunset Valley, which … Continue reading Louie’s, the new Prince of BBQ
For years Austin has been known for our food truck scene. With movies like Chef and TV shows such as The Great American Food Truck Race being filmed here, Austin has been named a top city for food trucks. We have had our share of mouth changers: Chi’lantro, Peached Tortilla, and East Side King have all three been named best food truck in Austin in … Continue reading Top Five Food Trucks in Austin
Kreyol Korner was such a foreign treat that even though I knew the ingredients it felt like I had never tasted them before. We had the most delicious ear time with the owner, Nahika Hillery.
Heart beating fast, sweat is dripping from your forehead. You wonder if people will like what you are creating. You look at your staff and think is this the right crew? Are these the people I want to go into battle with? Walk into the walk in. Do a final count on everything. Make sure prep is done properly. Ok, we got this. Lets do it. Open the doors! These are thoughts right before you open your doors when you are opening a restaurant. You think about every detail. What will be the first impression from the first customer. Its extremely hard to open a restaurant. Its not easy by any means. I have had the privilege and honor to open many restaurants. This week along with a really good friend. We tried P.Terry’s new concept Taco Ranch. It has taken me a couple of days to think about what I wanted to say. Talking it over Ainsley and having her remind me of why we decided to have the blog we have. I feel that I need to speak the truth of my experience. Not just my own. But those that I have heard from other ” foodies”. Here we go.