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Where to Eat in Austin: Jester King Brewery & Stanley’s Farmhouse Pizza

When a friend asked if I could pick up a few bottles of beer for him if I happen to be at Jester King Brewery, I was initially doubtful. I hadn’t planned on visiting the brewery and didn’t even know it existed, but after a few quick searches, it became a place I knew I […]

Where to Eat in Austin: Baton Creole

The food trailer utopia of Austin can be overwhelming to navigate because of all the different options.  Fortunately, we were limited on two criteria: it had to be delicious, and it had to have vegan food.  I forgot how, I stumbled upon it, but once I read that Baton Creole had vegan beignets, I knew […]

Where to eat in Austin: Radio Coffee and Beer & Veracruz All Natural

I ran out of coffee beans a few days ago and thought, “Oh, no problem. I’ll just stop by Radio and get a cortado and two breakfast tacos before work.” Nooooooo. Unfortunately, they were all the way in Texas and I’m in California.  Radio Coffee and Beer wins the award for MVP: Most Visited Place in […]

Where to Eat in Austin: East Side King

I was in Austin for a couple of days last week.  Besides eating a lot of breakfast tacos, I tried out a lot of other new spots and a couple of old favorites that I was glad were still around.  One thing I could not get over was how vegetarian and vegan friendly most places […]

Pho Ngoon

This newly-opened northern Vietnamese restaurant has a concise, focused menu featuring just a handful of noodle soups and an even smaller handful of appetizers. The cha gio came two to an order and was of the rice-paper variety.  The rice-paper was fried to a shatteringly-crunchy texture and had a great tang to it. The filling is […]

Honey Badger Restaurant

When I was walking back from lunch on Saturday, another storefront caught my eye.  The exposed Edison bulb chandeliers and dark wood surfaces made me think this was going to be a hip coffee place on the rejuvenated Main street in Alhambra, but it was actually Honey Badger — yes, the same Honey Badger as the […]

Modan Artisanal Ramen

Are you sick of the word ‘artisanal’ yet? Because I am. I should have known Modan Artisanal Ramen was going to be disappointing. I was excited when I read about a ramen shop opening in South Pasadena, which is just a stone’s throw away from me. We already have Benten ramen, which works in a […]