Monthly Archive: August 2010

Aug 23

Learning the Texas Two Step at an Austin Honky Tonk

We didn’t need much encouragement to get us to The Broken Spoke, Austin’s famous honky tonk country dance hall. Getting me on the dance floor, however, was another thing, and involved a bit of trickery on the part of Rusty Irons, who had brought us here. It’s not that I didn’t want to learn how …

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Aug 20

Weekend Eggs: the Austin Edition

Ever since we first visited Mexico years ago, huevos rancheros or ‘ranch eggs’ has been one of my favourite hearty breakfast dishes, both to eat and to cook. Essentially the dish is made up of two corn (or sometimes flour) tortillas that are topped with two fried eggs and surrounded by a medium-strength salsa. The …

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Aug 20

Only in Austin: a Country Music Cooking Lesson

Cooking, music, film, film and music, food and film… so far, we’ve done it all in Austin. We learned to barbecue, we met local musicians, we’ve seen lots of music, we’ve talked music with a record storeowner, and we’ve talked music with a filmmaker… So why not learn to cook with a musician? While he …

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Aug 19

Amy Cook and Alejandro Escovedo at the Cactus Cafe, Austin

When we met Austin musicians Suzanna Choffel and Dan Dyer, and Dan’s girlfriend-cum-manager Mahshad Vakili (pictured here singing and dancing), Mahshad said she would keep us informed and let us know if there were any good gigs we should see while we’re in Austin. Well, we did a pretty good job of getting ourselves out …

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Aug 19

Taking Tacos Seriously: Taco Journalism & the Taco Mafia

The number of taco places in Austin is mind blowing. From white tablecloth restaurants to humble roadside stands, from dawn to the dead of night, you’ll find tacos on a menu or a blackboard somewhere in town. Everyone in Austin has advice on tacos, so in order to narrow down the field we did some …

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