Terry Black’s Barbecue: Central Texas BBQ in Austin

A beautiful plate of meat

This past April, I visited Austin, Texas for the first time. The moment I booked my flight, I was thinking about all the delicious smoked meats, BBQ, and brisket I wanted to try. If you don’t know, Austin is home to many quintessential central Texas BBQ restaurants. One of them is Terry Black’s Barbecue located on Barton Springs Rd. Before opening Terry Black’s Barbecue, brothers Mike and Mark worked at their family BBQ restaurant in nearby Lockhart. The brothers took …

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Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden in Austin, Texas

Jalapeño Cheddar Brat

Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden is one of the best places in Austin for house-made sausages, comfort food, and local craft beers. The restaurant is popular for its selection of traditional, exotic, and vegetarian sausages. They also offer one of the best selections of craft beers in Texas with over 100 beers on draft. The restaurant and beer garden opened in 2012 in Austin’s Rainey Street Historic District. The district is home to many historic bungalows and homes. Over …

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Phoebe’s Diner: Classic American diner in South Austin

The Brisket Benny, Phoebe’s Diner, Austin

Phoebe’s Diner, located in Austin, Texas, is a casual diner serving everything from scratch-made American classics to barbecue. In 2017, the owners of Winebelly, one of South Austin’s best wine bars, opened Phoebe’s Diner. The diner, located a few doors down from Winebelly, sits next to a gas station in a strip mall off W Oltorf St. Since opening, the breakfast and brunch spot has gained a following for its extensive menu featuring made-from-scratch Americana dishes. Dishes include fried chicken, …

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Granny’s Tacos: Food truck serving best breakfast tacos in Austin

Granny's Tacos in Austin, Texas

While Austin might be best known for its barbecue and music, it’s also popular for its breakfast tacos. Austinites are obsessed with them and all swear they know where to find the best in town. You can find these delicious, affordable, and unique breakfast tacos everywhere from high-end restaurants to food trucks. By the way, Austin is also popular for its food trucks, which can be found all over the city. Speaking of food trucks. Granny’s Tacos, located in East …

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13 of the best cheap breakfast on the Las Vegas Strip

The decadent Scrambled Egg & Cheese Biscuit

Growing up in California, I have lost track of how many times I have visited Las Vegas. While most visit Las Vegas for the gambling, nightlife, and partying, I visit for the food. Las Vegas has it all from Michelin star celebrity chef restaurants to hole-in-the-wall eateries. And, everything in between. One of my favorite things about traveling to Las Vegas is being able to eat at new breakfast and brunch spots. Even after all these years, I seem to …

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Hattie B’s Hot Chicken in Las Vegas at The Cosmopolitan

The Hot Chicken Sandwich

I can remember my first visit to Nashville. It was here where I tried Nashville hot chicken for the first time at Hattie B’s Hot Chicken. While I have had fried chicken countless times in the past, this version was different. The Nashville specialty is made with southern fried chicken tossed in a special blend of seasonings including cayenne pepper. Hot chicken is hot, and will make your mouth burn. But, it’s also smoky, salty, sweet, rich, and most importantly, …

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Flippin’ Good Chicken, Burgers, Beer in downtown Las Vegas

The Firebird served with Fire Fries

It was my last night in Las Vegas and I was craving two things, a spicy chicken sandwich and a local craft beer. These days you can find great spots all over Vegas for chicken and beer including Hattie B’s at The Cosmopolitan, The Crack Shack, and Big Chicken. While these places are great, I needed something closer to my hotel in the Fremont East District of downtown Las Vegas. After a quick search online, I found my spot. I …

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Istanbul Mediterranean at Grand Bazaar Shops on Las Vegas Strip

The Combo Pita Sandwich

I love to eat when I travel. Whether it is ramen in Tokyo, dumplings in Taipei, schnitzel in Berlin, or poutine in Vancouver. But, no matter the destination, there’s another type of food I love to eat. And, that is Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food. It’s a universal food easily found in any city. If you look around, you will find a restaurant, food cart, stall, or food truck serving a freshly prepared gyro, shawarma, doner kebab, pita wrap, or …

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Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips at The LINQ Promenade on Las Vegas Strip

The traditional Fish & Chips Combo

One of the best fish & chips in Las Vegas can be found at Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips at The LINQ Promenade on the Las Vegas Strip. This fast-casual eatery, headed by British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, is popular for its fried Alaskan cod, house-made chips using Kennebec potatoes, and signature dipping sauces including Gordon’s Tartar Sauce. I have been wanting to try all of Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants in Las Vegas including Hell’s Kitchen at Caesars Palace, Gordon Ramsay …

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Gordon Ramsay Burger at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas

The Hell’s Kitchen Burger at Gordon Ramsay Burger

Ask anyone where to find the best burger in Las Vegas and odds are they will say Gordon Ramsay Burger at Planet Hollywood. If you are one of the few people who don’t know who Gordon Ramsay is, he is a British celebrity chef well known for his television shows and restaurants. You can find the name Gordon Ramsay on multiple restaurants in Las Vegas including Hell’s Kitchen at Caesars Palace and Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips at The Linq …

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