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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.
Sometimes you just happen into a place that feels like home. For Jason and I this is a place where food takes us back to memories. You are in the chef’s head. Inception but with restaurants on every dream layer. We eat their food and feel like we are in the their mind tasting it together. This is the flavor you get at Crossroads Farm to Truck. When eating Danielle and Wayne’s quinoa laab we felt like we were in Thailand with them, laughing and licking spices from our lips. The husband and wife team have a combined experience of more than twenty years and spent those years traveling and tasting the world. Their dishes have layers of flavors and texture that are balanced with talent.
6 am always felt so far away. Our crew was only three. We had our window person, grill person, and cold line. We had music blasting and a huge crowd outside. It’s 1:30 in the morning. What are we doing? Well it’s 2014 and we are working downtown on the Chi’lantro food truck. We are known as one of the best at what we do. Kimchi fry after Kimchi fry taco after taco. You dream about it. This is what we did. This is what we loved.
After interviewing these amazing chefs around Austin and letting you know about them, we also want to give you a taste of what they do. We asked Chef Darci for a recipe for her brighteningly sweet watermelon lemonade. After leaving I have to admit I left the watermelon slice in there, and it flavored my water all day as I refilled it.
Jason and I spent hours debating if we should go with the oldest food truck in Austin, or even the most popular for our first interview. To use our connections in the food scene for a sexy intro was against our idea of this blog. We do not want to feed you the same interview you have seen again and again. We want to show where the food scene was, where it is, and the grit of where it is going. We chose a food truck that tells the future, but has a strong beginning. Chef Darci was chosen for Austin Texas Food’s first interview because she embodies what we love about food. A passion for flavor and for where that flavor comes from.
Often people think that the chef’s way is the right way to enjoy food. Not knowing that the chef’s way is usually the cheapest way or whatever ingredients they need to get rid of. Some don’t have the mindset of, is this healthy? It’s usually how much of a profit can I make off of this ingredient? Or how many types of burgers can I … Continue reading Introducing Chef Jason
Are you sick of food being qualitative? Like vomit out the words calories, and good for you and bad for you, level of sick? Or how we think eating five servings of fruit and veggies a day makes us think we can do four bananas with a kiwi and vodka and call it healthy. Think how rare fruit is to actually find. Without stores it … Continue reading The Carnivorous Scientist: An Intro to Ainsley
I don’t recommend this. I would title this How Not to Spend $350 in Your First Week in Austin, but I don’t know how to do that yet. Apparently foodie adventures can seem budgeted while you’re doing them, you know, that skipping a glass of wine or dessert, but those $15 meals and $4 drinks can make you feel like you’re playing Are You Smarter … Continue reading How to Spend $350 on Food Your First Week in Austin