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Barbecue

Knock, knock. “Who’s there?” Aida.

Knock, knock “Who’s there?” “Aida.” “Aida big piece of watermelon!” While parts of our nation are enjoying brisk 40, 50 and sweet 60-degree fall temps, Texas is, as usual, sweltering. We’re in the high 90’s, with cooler weather nowhere in sight, and chilled watermelon is the perfect treat. Watermelon, that quintessential summer fruit, is available … Continue reading »

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Fancy yourself a pitmaster? Smithville BBQ spot on market again.

An acquaintance who lives out near Smithville passed on the tidbit that Smithville Pit BBQ is for sale. ‘Cue aficionados know the restaurant’s location as that of award-winning Zimmerhanzel Bar-B-Que, which closed in January. The building sold, and almost immediately re-opened as Smithville Pit BBQ. And now it’s back on the seller’s block, a mere … Continue reading »

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Austin Food + Wine Fest is 86’d, what now?

It’s an understatement to say yesterday’s announcement canceling the Austin Food + Wine Festival was huge news. With a festival of this size, involving not only local chefs, but those traveling from elsewhere in the state and nation, numerous in and out-of-town food and beverage vendors, and other industry insiders, the decision was not undertaken … Continue reading »

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