That Texas Slang

by Emily on March 23, 2010 · 3 comments

in Food,Miscellaneous

[caption id="attachment_225" align="alignleft" width="299" caption="Foodspotting Tee"]Foodspotting Tee[/caption] I ate a LOT in Texas. I ate the whole state, or at least that's what it felt like. As I mentioned in my last post, I was down in Austin for the interactive portion of South by Southwest, an annual conference/music festival. I will be posting over the next couple of weeks about who I met, what I did and what I learned over at my blog, but while we are here, why don't you and I talk about all that food I ate? Austin was a great city for eating and drinking, and wound up being an even better food scene than I anticipated. Before we get to some photos though, there are two food-related things I'm happiest about doing while I was there: I went out of my way to meet the lovely Jaden Hair of SteamyKitchen.com. She has successfully been producing top notch food content over the past three years, and her site inspires me when I sit down to spend time with you here. The second thing is, I found and listened to the locals when they told me to get out of Austin if I wanted real Texas barbecue. We took a drive out to Lockhart, TX and ate at a place called Black's. It was stupid good. Crazy, barbecue delicious. Oh yeah, I was totally rocking the sauce mittens that day. I highly recommend that any time you're going to a major city that you take some time to go "out of bounds." That's what Mouth Of The Border is all about - getting past what's easily accessible to explore what a city and its cultures and people have to offer, especially through its food. Below is a quick sampling of what I got into. To read about what each item is and where it was served, you can view the full set of my food photos is here. [gallery columns="2"]
  • http://ncsuemme.blogspot.com/ emilyhanhan

    You're making me SO hungry. Screw South By, I just need to go to Austin for a food tour. Nooooms.

  • Shawna

    That is why I love Austin! Yum Yum…I think I am heading to Parkside this week.

    • http://www.mouthoftheborder.com emilyspearl

      I had such a blast … it was so delicious! I can't wait to get back
      to that city!

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