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Follies: Barbeque That Goes Where You Go, All Day Long

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2011»

In a world full of phony commodities, including fake car passengers (beat the HOV lane), impostor jeans (eat anything, they’ll fit), sham camisoles (cleavage control, dontcha know), and even fictionalized basketball player names (Whirled Peas??), it’s nice to know that Real Products for Real Men […]

Fish 4 Friday: Ale Marinated, Bacon Wrapped Scallops

This entry is part of a series, F4F 2011»

The beerfest continues with today’s tasty offering. The world’s other perfect food, bacon, makes a cameo appearance as well…

Scalloping season begins this weekend in Florida, which is a week earlier than traditionally seen. (Commercial Atlantic scalloping in the Northeast is a year-round affair.) Their season […]

A New Protein Source in Texas That Everybody’s Yakking About

One of the sellers at the Cedar Park Farmer’s Market this week was unique. They were selling a new meat. Well, new to Texas, anyways. The protein source? Yak. Yep, the shaggy dog of a cow shown above. Apparently they do just fine here, although some sources claim they shouldn’t do well in the […]

Quick Bites: El Caribe Tex-Mex

This entry is part of a series, Restaurants»

Tuesday evenings often find me near the corner of Koenig Lane and Lamar. I guess it gives me a thrill to be walking free near that many Texas DPS troopers. Ah, if they only knew. But I digress…

There are a few eateries on that stretch of […]

Recipe du Jour: Rosemary Lager Focaccia for Dipping…

This entry is part of a series, RdJ»

Here’s a quick, summery bread recipe that uses beer. (Yes, I’m on a beer-cooking kick. You’ll just have to suffer.) It’s easy to make, and I think it’s ideal for cutting into crouton-sized pieces and dipping into olive oil:

1 1/4 cups lager beer (I suggest Paulaner, […]

Happy Father’s Day, Undergrounders…

Nothing much going on here except the heat; 105° F today in the backyard. The weatherman’s teasing us with rain chances mid-week, which I’m sure they’ll pull away at the last minute, like Lucy taking away the football before Charlie can launch the game-winning field goal through the uprights. Oh well; maybe they figure […]

The Great Saturday Morning Vegetable Hunt: Cedar Park Farmers’ Market

This entry is part of a series, Market Days»

The dreadful heat of our early-onset summer, complete with extreme drought, continues. Sadly. It’s a disaster for sure, for farmers, ranchers and home gardeners. There’s just no way to keep enough water and coolness on the plants to avoid crop loss. My poor tomato plants […]

A Little Bit of the French Quarter, Here in Central Texas

This entry is part of a series, Restaurants»

Paula Jo and I had a very fine meal last Thursday evening at the French Quarter Grille, formerly Mama Roux. The tragic loss of the owners of that popular spot left a massive hole in the Cajun/Creole dining choices in Austin. Since that’s one of the […]