Yes, I live in Austin, surrounded by Texas’ best (and arguably the world’s greatest) pit smoked BBQ, food trailer mania, Tex-Mex-topia, lack-of-great-Asian-cuisinia, and all that is weird about Central Texas. I’ve only been a resident for a month, and my taste buds are already diligently at work analyzing delectables like smoky brisket from Snow’s BBQ in Lexington and Opie’s BBQ in Spicewood, tender and flavorful barbacoa tacos from Taco More, indulgent eggs benedict with braised pork belly from Fabi and Rosi’s Sunday brunch, strangely textured yet surprisingly flavorful Philly seitan sandwich from vegetarian cart Counter Culture, comforting green chile macaroni from Moonshine Patio Bar and Grill, etc, etc. It hasn’t all been a foodie paradise, though. Disappointing bowls of pho and bibimbap from restaurants highly touted by locals present weak spots in Austin’s gastronomy scene. Will I eat myself into a BBQ coma or finally find a plate of pad kee mow worth repeating? Stay tuned to find out.
It’s been a great run, Dallas, and I hope to be back often to visit (and keep updated with the food scene).