They should re-brand red okra as “devil’s fingers”. 🤷🏻♂️ #okra #gardening #cooking #veggies #shotoniphone via Instagram https://instagr.am/p/Cg2x4jZpmmn/
Here’s the story behind the immigrant sisters who founded Veracruz All Natural.
Key facts: they’re actually from Veracruz, Mexico and came to the US illegally 22 years ago. They contributed a lot to the Austin taco scene by not changing what they knew growing up in Mexico. They started in 2006 with $6,000. A 2009 mention in the Austin Chronicle gave them a good early the boost.
👉 I’m more of a Pueblo Viejo guy because there’s one that is walking distance from my house. But Veracruz is great too, and I love the story.
Austin City Limits Music Festival (aka ACL) put together a pretty nice page of stuff to do while visiting Austin. As a local, I’m going to use this as inspiration to get out there and do all the things.
Great podcast about Houston’s ethnic diversity and a crazy giant underground cistern.
Anna Pham of Mai’s Restaurant and the chef Chris Shepherd discuss Houston’s heritage and how it’s being reinvented.
There’s an interesting new podcast called “The Special” that explores “how different American cities are defined by the artists and chefs who inhabit them.”
This episode makes Philadelphia sound delicious. (https://overcast.fm/+Qxqx2z8Bg)
San Antonio BBQ restaurant with a Mexican flair, featured in America’s 38 Essential Restaurants. Gotta try it next time I’m in SA!
In an ever-more-crowded genre, pitmaster Esaul Ramos and fellow San Antonian Joe Melig transcend the Texas smoked-meats melee by also serving a frictionless combination of dishes that express their Mexican-American heritage.
Eater’s national critic ate nearly 600 meals in 36 cities to find not just the best restaurants in the U.S., but the indispensable ones — from a Pakistani-Texan barbecue spot to the ideal Americana diner.
Every year, Eater scours the country for food that’s not just delicious, but culturally exciting, meals that show “who we are right at this moment.” Bill Addison ate at hundreds of restaurants. These 18 had stories to tell.