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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Chicken and waffles at The Breakfast Klub in Houston, Texas

The Breakfast Klub's famous chicken and waffles

It was my last day in Houston. What better way to end the trip with some chicken and waffles and true southern style breakfast at The Breakfast Klub. The Breakfast Klub, located in Midtown Houston, has gained a loyal following of those looking to sample some delicious homemade southern dishes such as chicken and waffles, wings and grits, and catfish along with other tasty items including green eggs and ham and eggs benedict. They also serve lunch if that’s what …

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How to get from IAH Airport to downtown Houston with Bus 102

Not everyone wants to spend $40 on Uber from IAH Airport to downtown Houston. Thanks to Bus 102, getting downtown is cheap and only takes about an hour. You can view the full schedule for Bus 102 between IAH Airport and downtown Houston by visiting the Houston Ride Metro website. This guide and Bus 102 begin at Terminal C of George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) north of Houston, Texas. If you find yourself at another terminal, I assume you can …

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