Good People, Cool Things
Good People, Cool Things

Episode 42 · 1 year ago

Exploring Austin and Rewatching Old TV Shows with ATXFoodChronicles

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Vanessa and Natasha of ATXFoodChronicles talk about their blogging career, revisit delightful old TV shows, and offer their favorite Austin spots to check out.

Welcome to good people, cool things, the podcast featuring conversations with entrepreneurs, writers, musicians and other creatives.I'm your host, Joey held, and today's guests are Tasha and Vanessa frometx food chronicles. We're chatting about all the best places to eat in Austin. They're taking us back to the first time they met down at Utsa,the road runners. My Obscure College Basketball Knowledge continues to pay off, asI know the mascot of virtually every college in the United States. Not SureI should admit that, but here we are. We're also talking about howthey've navigated through the pandemic, some of the most interesting comments they've gotten frompeople, and a whole lot more before we dive in. If you letsto get in touch with the show, you can do so fee of facebook, twitter or Instagram at GPCT podcast. Follow on Instagram. There's some funlittle giveaways going on from the good people cool things shop, which you canalso visit by going to good people cool thingscom shop. Very simple, veryeasy to do. There's lots of good sweaters, mugs, hoodies, hats, wall art, all different kinds of things to keep you looking stylish andyou waltz looking stylish too. So while you're being stylish, enjoy this conversationwith atx food chronicles. The Way I've been starting is asking a very clichedquestion, which is for you to give me your elevator pitch. If peopledon't know who atx food chronicles are, tell us all about that, butalso tell us the elevator that we're riding on as you're giving this elevator pitch. God, that's like a loaded question already starting off hot. I mean, I guess I'd say we're two girls that are we met in college,you know, we both went to Utsa be beef, go road runners andwe both have marking degrees, and so we like to eat food, ofcourse, and we just thought that we saw their bloggers, you know,posting about places to go and I think Vanessa had maybe try a place andit wasn't really wasn't that good that she had saw a blogger post about,and so she was just like, you know what, we can do this. Why don't we just try to do it? So that's what we didthree years ago and it just kind of blown up ever since. I usedto come and visit Tasha like probably once every what two three months, andit was once every other month or maybe once a month. Yeah, itwas really often because I lived in San Antonio, and nothing against anyone wholives there, but I was just I was burnt out on it. Iwent to college there and every time I came into town it was always sofun for us to find a new place to go eat at. She wouldalways kind of be in the know where to go and that I just rememberthat. One time. Yeah, I can't even tell you. A bloggerdidn't like it and the next day are that? Like yeah, like thenext day or so I was like we should just do this in my maingoal for us, Tasha, I don't know, was I just want togo to a restaurant before it opens. That would be so cool. Wejust wanted to be the IT blogger. I mean it is pretty cool.So that's that's an understandable goal. No, one thousand percent. So Do youdo? I mean I assume the answer is yes, but do youremember the very first restaurant that you posted about? I I would were itwas doing. Yeah, you were doing so separately then. So it's likeSan Antonio and Austin like a mix right. The first one I posted was thisice cream place on in East Austin. I can't remember in the photo ishorrible. Oh my gosh, it's embarrassing looking back on it. Ishould go find it, but it's like an ice cream bowl taken from theside, so you can't even really see the ice cream and the really dimlighting. I've run into that issue many times myself, so I completely empathizewhere I'm like, this looks great and...

...then I look at it later andit no one does. Not Exactly. That's not look great. But ofcourse you've grown since then and now your photos are wonderful and very enjoyable andwell, let thank you the try Effecta have. Tasha, you mentioned thatyou have the background and marketing and we will certainly get back to that,but was the photography side of things? Obviously, instagramming a very visual platform, was that something newer? Had you kind of at least had a littlebit of experience taking photos? Maybe not a food but if of other things? I mean I have friends that are bloggers. Whatever we actually mean.Vanessa, both met in college, we both have marketing degrees from UTSA.I don't really have any food photography but I take photos of my friends,like Hey, let me take a pot can you take a photo of mein this outfit? Know the angles, you know all that kind of stuffand what kind of gets people to look because you know, when you're postingon Instagram, you literally have, I don't know, probably like ten secondsto get somebody's attention, them to actually read your posts and like the postor send it to somebody or save it or something like that. So Ithink just along the way through the years we've both just gotten better about itand then with both of us we just kind of like tag team everything.Do ever squabble over want to post or where to go? Like what doyou think? Who Are you? Yes, like I want to. I wantto hear about brawls that if maybe unfolded. Maybe there's only been likefour, five throwdowns. No, just getting super fair amount every day.Yeah, yeah, sorry. There's been a couple times where we both likea different picture, but we just kind of you know, okay, ifwe're going to post this picture, than maybe next time we'll post this picture. Use this in the stories. It's never that big of a deal.We tend to agree on most of them, I think. Right I guess it'sjust like we're getting double the content. So it's almost sometimes a lot tosoart through and like it's really, like I said, the more wedo it, the better we've gotten. So lovely. And as far asposting to Instagram, three years is a long time in the social media worldand Instagram has had a number of changes. Most recently, hope you're a fanof reels, because that's all instagram seems to like to promote, andnow they're I don't even know what the official phrasing is, but they're likebatching likes now, so you just see like a massive people liked your postinstead of who it was individually. So right, it makes all of thatengaging a little more difficult. But have you like, how have you navigatedall the changes of instagram? Do you like reels? Are you like videoin that format as like a, let's be real, and inferior tick Tock, and I'm not even on Tick Tock. How how is that kind of likeinformed your strategy over the past few months? Tash, I'll let youtake this one because she's more of the tick tock or I'll be on.I Love Tick Tock and I'm all for the reals. I just wish therules were longer. But I like the rules because they're more of a catchall, like I'm going to show you the short clip and it's a synopsis ofthis event or this place or this restaurant or this hotel, whatever, andjust captures your eye in the it that you need to be there. Youknow what I mean, more so than a picture would. We haven't reallydone mini reels, but I want us to start doing more, so Isurely we will, but I like the reels. I'm all for him.When you have done reels, do you kind of map out a storyboard beforehandof what you want to show, or are you just kind of taking becauseyou know how some people do the transitions, using the aligned tool and having thesecool like let me throw a sweater on the camera and then I'll pullit back. I'm in a new outfit kind of thing. It's very impressive. I cannot pull it off. Do you have like, Oh, Iguess a storyboard is probably the technical term...

...for it, but like a layoutof how you want your reels to look, or is that more of like anafter the fact? You put together the best stuff. I mean,for me. It just kind of depends, like we I think I posted aboutGeorgetown, Gen so I know I wanted to do a real to showsomebody how to make the drink that I was creating. So I had thatin mind. But if I'm going to have been, I always do wantto, always do, want to take pictures and then we will take videosand then our main focus. I guess I would say, would you saythe pictures, Vanessa? Yeah, I would say so. Yeah, andthen if we have enough video content to create a reel, then that's justlike an extra bonus. I will say that I personally have been using spliceand Teza apps more than actual reels, but I do think it would bebeneficial to upload what I've created in those apps into reels and keep them onthere. That's just another element that I know I need to get better at. So reels have kind of been a curveball for me in particular, probablynot so much Tasha, since she was like a tick Tock Aficionatto. Iwatched too much tick pop. Yeah, it hearkens. I was I'm notgoing to say I was a big vine user, but I was on vineand would occasionally play around and reels reminded me very much of vine. Butyou have, I guess, now five times the time, since you cango up to thirty seconds. But I kind of want to just take myold vines that I had from back in the damn post them. They willbe very out of context and almost none of them are food related, butit'll will still be great. Just saved on your phone or what? Becauseyou know, Vine went away. Fine, did go away. I think they'resaved on a hard drive and I also at one point uploaded several toyoutube. I think maybe when vine was going away. I was like,Oh, I should save these somehow in case my hard drive gets demolished or, I guess, stops working. Demolish sounds more drastic, like someone's comingover and actively hitting it with a hammer. You never know, you never know. People don't like hard drive sometimes. I remember it's a lot of likecorny pickup lines and rap freestyle like fails, which were like the bigthing of vine back in whenever I was on at two thousand and thirteen ortwo fourteen. So it's certainly not my best us to work, but it'scompleted work already that very few people have seen. So it just seems likeso easy to drop it in. You know why not? You could probablyand get all of your vines together on one reel, because they're soche right. Probably just immediately use up everything I have and get one video out ofit on instagram. It'll be great. It'll be great. Tush, Iwant to go back to the cocktail that you were talking about and how tomake a drink. I'm y'all's episode is going to be the last episode beforeThanksgiving, taking the wall at a week off for Thanksgiving and obviously the holidayseason continues up until the new year. So what are some of the goodcocktails that we can be making at home here, since a lot of usprobably aren't doing much traveling for the holidays, but maybe people still want to drinkheavily. So what do you recommend? So I'm actually going to pass thisover to the Nessa because she came up with a recipe. I guessmaybe she had found with some vodka. Actually, we had this, whatwas it last Wednesday on Veterans Day. We had a little picnic and itwas delicious. I think it's about the perfect fault cocktail. Yeah, soI had some trader Joe's spiced CIDER, not alcoholic, but I had itin my fridge. So then, of course, I went on Pinterest andI found a apple spiced cider mule. So it was ginger beer the applecider with some vodka and we added some fresh orange and cinnamon stick. Itwas delicious. It honestly just tasted like fall in a cup. But apartfrom that, cocktail awesome. Eat ciders recently relaunched their cranberry CIDER and Ihad it this weekend at the park. Yeah, I'm not crazy yet.I don't drink all that much, but...

...it just happened to be a twodifferent picnics this week and I had like the CIDER was amazing and I hadit with the Chumoi rim. Now, I know that's not a traditional falltreat, but Chimoi Lindia has really good rim dippers and it really made acider that much better. So good. It sounds wonderful. I just triedthe Austin East siders Seltzer, since apparently everyone is in the Seltzer game nowright. Those are good too. Yes, would recommend dangerous them in terms ofthey're not ta stick at all like alcohol. Exactly. And the picnickingbrings up another interesting element because obviously it's in your name. ATX Food Chronicles, you're chronicling what is here in Austin, like where to go and the placeis to see. But obviously we're still in the midst of a pandemic. There might even be tighter restrictions on the horizon for Texas. How haveyou been able to still showcase all this different food? Because you still havebeen and you're still going to picnics. You're still showing US food that youcan get, you know, curb side pick up like that. How haveyou managed to still give us the goods, even if we can't be dining atthese places? Personally, I think that restaurants now more than ever,needing our support. So we've had an outpouring of restaurant and even just localbakers. You know anybody who's doing a side hustle that maybe it started offas a side hustle that is now their full time job, just wanting someexposure. So I feel like been getting a lot of things to go andand or going in during a non busy time and dining in on typically welike to do patios right tash right, right, proud of you. Makesure we're social distancing away from other people aren't awkwardly staring at us while we'retaking photos. I don't care about that anymore, not after an apple spicedto vodka. It truly does make everything just seem less less important, allthe peripherals of people coming around. What's like the strangest comment someone has saidto you while you're doing your thing? Oh my gosh. So one timewe had gone to old thousand and we were just, you know, takenphotos, doing our own thing, and then I had, I think Ihad posted it on my personal page that we were there something and some girlhad, I guess. I don't know what she did. I think youput it on her story and we're talking about how we didn't eat all thisfood and food bloggers are so wasteful and did it at a dud just kindof just and she knowed you. Yeah, she had tagged me in and Iwas just like I'm trying to like backtrack, like where was this girlor wh she's sitting on and I'm like okay, but I was just likeit just really caught me off guard and it was just such a negative thingthat I was just I was shocked, but, Um, I think Iended up giving her some kind of response like you don't know what I didor what we didn't do. We were there before you guys. You know, you only saw what you were what you see. Only saw what yousaw whenever you got there. I'll be honest. That day we had goneout and eating ice cream beforehand. We went to Dulcha, what's it called? Dulcha Vissio, and then, yeah, to hold nose into for a hosteddinner and we got, you know, when we could. We go torestaurants, they tend to give us extra food because they wanted photographed andwe almost always take it to go, which was the case. But shesaw that we, quote unquote, didn't eat all the food and so shejust got very offended and she made some snide comments about influencers being wasteful andthat it's not a real thing. So it was just offensive. Yeah,so, I don't know if you can...

...hear my dogs all going off inthe background. It's great. I think that is always kind of an elementto things. Like most people are just curious about what's going on. LikeI've had people come up and they'll be like or you some sort of foodphotographer, and I'm like very good deductive skills there, and I'll, youknow, I'll shoot the ball with them for a little bit and they're connectingthe die. Yeah, very we got a lot of Sherlock Holmes is outhere in Austin I. But you know, they're just I mean this is againprecovid, but like they're excited to just be out and about, andso I'll, you know, I'll always chat with folks like that. Andthen occasionally I'll get people who are just like it's like the worst what you'redoing, and it's like now I'm thinking negative, like people are just people. Just like to hate sometimes. And Yeah, if it's not personally affecting, it, like if you had gone over and dumped all the food intheir lap and maybe like throwing some mashed potatoes in their eyes, then Icould I could see a snide comment following that, but it sounds like thatwas not the case. And so, although I don't know, maybe you'rewith you secretly did due. No, I mean I never talked to herall time I was there. No, and I feel like tash and Iare like very nice to wait staff and everything. So I mean, Idon't really know what any but I never thought anybody could say anything negative likethat about us. And then she messaged are tagged Tasha, and then youlearned a lesson that day. The only thing, the only other thing,and it's not eat. It's just more funny. Since Our Name is atxfood chronicles, there's been probably four or five times where somebody thinks that werepart of the Austin Chronicle and I didn't ever think about that when we cameup with the name Tash. But it's been like a couple times like,oh, so you're here for the newspaper now. Well, now you haveto start your own, maybe like once a month, periodical that you canyou can distribute to some of the local businesses around her and then you cansay actually, yes, I am here with the newspaper. That's such agreat idea and I'm sure it's an easy left to just start a newspaper.It's, you know, an afternoon designing the layout and then you're set.You're good to go, exactly. It's very true. Now, Vanessa,I always like asking a question that you wish you were asked more frequently.And in fact you were late to this recording session because you were caught upwatching an episode of Shit's Creek, and so I think your question is verytangentially related to this and so we're very excited to dive into it. Butyou asked what are you like to be asked what your favorite fictional show orfictional character is, and I feel like you've got more than one that you'reyou've got it the ready. I feel like you and I have had manya conversations about one of my favorite TV shows, which is parks and wreck, and anybody that watches that, your favorite characters got to be run thisonce and right. I mean in my opinion. Yeah, yeah, butmy current favorite is Shit's creek, which, thanks for the call out. Ithought that was a joke. Gone. My favorite character is Myra. She'sjust so overthetop and everything she says cracks me up. But my alltime favorite TV show, that has been my favorite show since high school,is Gilmore Girls, and it just want to be exactly like Laura Lie.She makes me want to have an AIRBNB or a BMB and just be reallywitty. I don't know if you've ever seen it. You you get it. I have seen it. I don't I don't have much to add toit. I know my sister was a big fan and would watch it veryoften growing up. I thought they just talked very fast. That was mytakeaway from it. I know their names are rory and Laura lie and that'sI think that's all I got for you...

...as far as Gilmore Girls Go.But I can see it. That's a good that's a good life aspiration there. Would you rather have a BANB or an Air BNB? I'd rather havea BNB, but I'd Bun in the hill country. Air BMB's I feellike might be more work for less reward. But maybe I have it backwards.That just I don't really know much about it. But I think ifyou like to cook, yeah, I think the B and B would befun. So I could have like a little bakery downstairs. I could sellsome plute and free treats. I would be able to, you know,make every room a different theme. I just I don't know. Yeah,I feel like you'd be able to add more quirk like if you had,you know, an old woman that was knitting in the corner at an airat a BNB. It's like, oh, that's charming. You know, I'llsit down and and talk while she's knitting. But if that's in yourair BMB, you're kind of like, are we in the wrong spot?Like did we did we get the wrong key or whatever? So, yeah, I think being based the way to go as well. Thank you forthe support. I'm here for you. I'm here, Rory. That wasperfect. Thank you. Thank you, Tasha. Do you have a contributionor do you only watch realistic television and no fictional? So I don't reallyhave like a favorite TV show, but I am like obsessed with crime TV, which is hilarious because I live alone. You think I would scare my ownself watching these shows, but I'd like to watch anything that's on investigationdiscovery. I don't know why. I've just always been into crime since Iwas young, and just people are crazy. People are crazy it. Do youhave a memorable it doesn't have to be a favorite, but like amemorable crime that you've learned about. So actually, I recently watched a documentaryon Netflix and was a about this guy who was over the town that hethought the town people were treating him horribly, and maybe this happened in like twothousand and six or two thousand and eight. So he liked built thisnondestruct this nondestructible bulldozer, and he just like plowed through the town, plowedthrough buildings and was like shooting people, and he did it for hours andthey could not stop him. It was just crazy that somebody came up withthat. I thought that was fascinating. I don't remember that happening. Ithink it happened in Nebraska. I can't really remember. I can't even rememberthe name of it, but I will find it and let you guys know. Fantastic. Will drop it in the show notes. Add a little,a little crime tier atx food while you're out and about. It's called treadthat's what it is. treaded. Right. Okay, what a wonderful Combo crime, TV and food. I pushed it was breaking point. A mysterywilder quietly fortify as a bulldozer and systematically destroys numerous businesses and homes and thesmall town of Grand Granby Colorado. HMM, yeah, I must stick with Gilmore, girls, but appreciate, I appreciate everything that you told me.For a while I'll try to scare you guys I feel like I've learned alot, but I don't know if I want to watch it. I goodthe field definitely interesting. Absolutely. I always enjoy a good crime. Obviously, like true kind, podcasts are the big thing over the past, toosmall. I'll peek in on those every once in a while. I justlearned about a podcast which I also do not remember the name of. Itis called unsolved and it's a buzzfeed podcast that looks at sports conspiracy theories andso topical, with the NBA draft coming...

...out actually tonight as of the airingof this episode, all about how, in one thousand nine hundred and eightyfive, it was the very first draft lottery and they basically wanted to rigit so the New York Knicks got the best player available in Patrick Ewing.So there's all these theories that they like froze the envelope that had the knickscard in it, so they knew which one to like pull out, orthat they like banged it against the side of the Little Ball Turner that theyused, and it's just like so fascinating how many conspiracy theories there are aboutlike literally an envelope with a card in it. Interesting so why? Ilike that and I think you'll definitely like the one about McDonald. I thinkit's on HBO about how the Mega millions seeing was ragged like from a familyhow I've seen that. So good. Right. Yeah, I have notseen that, but that sounds great. I'm in I'm all about I'm allabout rigged things and conspiracy. there. It is fantastic and I'll also givewhile we're on the topic of fictional characters, we've been rewatching sister sister, whichis on Netflix, and that's why I never really watched it regularly growingup. Like I definitely saw several episodes, but watching it from start to finish. First of all, there is very little continuity in that show.Like they'll they'll end the episode dating someone and then the next episode they're lookingfor a guy, and it's just like at one point, like one characterdisappears for like two episodes and this new person is introduced as like the bully, and then the next episode it's back to normal. And I've never watchedit from start to finish, just episodes here and there. It's pretty enjoyable. There were about halfway through now and it seems like they maybe have jumpedthe shark in season four, but it's still it still makes me laugh multipletimes an episode, and I think that's all you can ask for out ofyour nine s sitcoms, and I guess two fasts it comes to but becauseI am currently rewatching Dawson's Creek, it's just in the background and my husbandis like, that is the worst theme song I've ever heard of my life. He's criticizing Paula Cole. It's not that it's not that theme song anymore, it's what, if anybody is listening to this, then they're interested.Go, go listen to it. It breaks my heart because it's not theright one. Wait a minute, wait a minute, like they didn't getthe rights to Paula Cole or something. So they have. Yes, anotherso are apparently Danny from atx gossip told me, because she knows everything,because I forgot to the actor's name. The Guy who plays Dawson recently movedto Austin. So James Vanderbeek. Yes, he's in Austin now. So Ihad posted something like I hate their new theme song, and she saidthat that was supposed to be their original theme song, that the other themesong was just one that I don't know listen, but the I don't wantto wait one is no more. So what is the new one like?Can you please give us a few seconds of it or just describe it interms of like is it you know? Is it like Grunge Rock? Doesit sound like Dave Matthews Band did it, or is it also like a slowsort of ballad? You know, I'm trying to it's just a horribleslow ballot. I don't know. I was trying to look it up onmy spotify and I don't want to click the wrong thing. I just maybethis will just convinced lowly out to go press play on the first episode ofDawson's Creek on Netflix so you can see what I'm talking about. I meanI'm going to and I feel like it's going to ruin my night. Sothank you and a dance. Really welcome for that. That's that is likea wild thing about how shows don't always...

...get the the rights to their music, and I know freaks and Geeks, which is another terrific show. Wouldhighly recommend that show. For the longest time they couldn't release it because theydidn't have the rights to all of the music and like that show. Withoutthe music, it's like Dawnson's creek without I don't want to wait. It'sjust a shell of itself. Exactly. OKAYNESS, were getting down a wildTV tangent, which is always welcome, especially you know it's getting cold outside. Sometimes you just gotta curl up and throw on some shows, right,and I was just judging Tasha for her crime TV, but I finally finisheddexter last week and I was so depressed for like a day. I'm notgoing to give away anything case somebody hasn't watched it, I did have thatshow ruined for me, I think, and correct me if I'm wrong,because I really kind of stopped watching about halfway through it and I had alwaysheard seasons one and four were the best ones and of the for that Iwatched, I would agree with that. But when I was like early onin the show, I mentioned I was watching Dexter to someone and they said, Oh, isn't that the show where and if you've seen season four youknow what I'm talking about, and they I was like, why would youask that, like that's I know. What would your Fay phrase it thatway? Of like revealing what happens. When I clearly said I'm watching becauseat the time, like that was the most recent season. So if I'mwatching it, clearly I was. Thought when Harry Potter and the Half BloodPrince came out, I had got my book and that night somebody else tobed read it and they told me Dumbledore died and I wanted to go crybecause I wasn't you just ruined everything for me. I also had that bookruined. We know some terrible people. I was like, tell me,it wasn't me that just ruined it for you, because you're about fifteen totwenty years like no, no, it was. I had it. Ialso had it ruined before I read it back. I think it was like, I don't know, it was a little while after it had been out, but not like like so long that it was my fault. Someone wasjust can't read a book in a month when we're living life. You knowI did. That's true. Yes, now. Well, I mean italso came out when I was in high school, maybe h school, College, I don't know. I don't really recall the timelines of those. MaybeI was. I was probably in college by then, but either way,either way, it was ruined for me and I almost did it read ituntil the seventh book came and then I was like, I guess I shouldread this six book. No regrets. Well, moving from the world ofwizardry to the world of Real Life Food in Austin, we always like toend with the top three, and this is going to be a pretty broadquestion, but it was also your own recommendation. So, Tasha, youcan blame Vanessa if you're having trouble with this answer, since this was hersuggestion. Some options. Definitely is a loaded question ate us so many places. Well, you can either give your top three favorite restaurants in Austin orlet's get real granular and your top three favorite dishes. Oh my Gosh,you want me to go first? Yeah, all right, I really like Chinafamily. It's a Chinese restaurant off of the airport. They have reallygood food and they have like Flash Fried ringings and then there there rice isreally good too, so I definitely recommend getting that. I really love pizza. I could eat pizza every day,...

...which is so annoying to my familybecause I like, what do you want to eat? I'm like, let'sjust go get pizza, but there's a place in West Lake called Mary's CoremetPizza and they have really good pizza. They also have blue free options forVanessa and they have salads to like huge salads. So definitely check that placeout. And then Italian food and Diamo by the domain like top notch,top notch, so good and a great name as well. Any restaurant nameyou can yell sounds fancy, you know, amazing. It's the only way Ican read it. Like any time I say someone talking about it,I just have to shout it in my mind because I am mature. Yes, Vanessa, what are your three favorites? So I'm going to do dishes becauseI can't really choose restaurants because overall, like, I'm a very picky eater. So there's some things. You know, it is various place toplace, but I will echo what Tasha said. Mary's Gourmet Pizza has myfavorite pizza probably anywhere, and it's gluten free. They it's just incredible.I've told people to go there from out of town and they have taken baits. Yes, like I'm just obsessed that place and I have these lettuce wrapsto that are really good, but seriously amazing. And then my other place, and I talked about this all the time and my husband gets so annoyed, there's this place, not technically an awesome but in'm Beauta called Garcia isand they have my favorite beef heat and Nacho's, like I could go thereat least once a week. That doesn't sound like much, but I'm tellingyou, my husband is over it would have ringing in door smit like hehe is more obsessed with chew he's, which it's not bad, but Iwould prefer a little hole in the wall. And then my last favorite dish isrevelry bar and kitchen on the east side. They have my favorite Brusselsprouts that I've had anywhere. You can ask Tasha. I'm like a BrusselSprout horder when it comes to them, and it's really sad, but theyhave like bacon in them. They're like tossed in this nice it tastes likea taraakey honey sauce and it has Togarashi, which is like a spicy Japanese seasoningon top. So freaking amazing. He's like a Brussel Spouse confier.Have you tried Phoebees Diners Brussel sprouts. I hadn't do. I need toadd it to my list, I think you might. I was just introducedto this diner as a whole just a couple weeks ago. It's where thepizza patrone used to be, if you're familiar with that, on south firstand HMM whatever, that crosstreet US old tour if I think, and itis also the pizza patrone, I am the only person to rely who thoughtit looked exactly like will ferrell wearing a hat. And I would I wouldtell people, I'm like, Hey, we're about to pass Will Ferrell,and they'd look and say no, the mustache though, right. Yes,yes, also with a mustache, I think. I think I specifically isthat it's will ferrell from anchor man with a hat. So it's Ron Burgundywith a hat, I guess, if you want to get real technical.But apparently I'm the only one who saw it, but it's fine. Idigress. But PHOEBE's diner is now in that area and I was ordering fromthere and I looked I was like what should I get? What are thepeople recommend and some review was like the Brussel sprouts are the best I've everhad. It'll make your car smell like Brussel sprouts for like a week,but it's worth it. I have to get it every time I come andthey were not wrong on any accounts.

Like they're very good Brussel sprouts andthey do make your car smell for a few minutes a few days afterwards.Russell sprouse are freshman. Yes, all right, I just followed them,so one hundred percent. Will be looking into that. Excellent. Keep meposted. Everything I got from there was actually very good, so you can, you can go hog wild. It doesn't just have to be Brussel sprouns. So now that we've told us what our favorite places are, what arethree of your favorite places? Our favorite? Oh No, okay, table keptturn. Yes, my my other turn terms of checking. Okay,I'll go with it might be a hybrid. It'll probably just kind of be likea mix of favorite places. I'm okay. Can I make one ofmine? A sad one that just closed. Grow. No, I funkadelic.I would always go there for well night, had great breakfast. Yes, right, yeah, yes, the first time I went I was likea year and a half ago, I just had like a mental health holidaythat I had taken from work. I was like, I just want totake a Friday off in June and I went to the funkadelic just like outof the blue. I was like, what's a good brunch place around here? And it popped up and I said all right, I'm going and theyhad these truro waffles that were just like so wonderful and you could throw somechicken on if you wanted. You can keep it vegetarian. Just keep thewaffles and fruit and they had like a Horchata whipped cream that you could puton it and Oh wow, very well done, funkadelic. We miss you. Please come back in another form. And then, I guess, kindof sticking with the sort of breakfast theme, Teal House Baker in cafe on.I guess it's just Teal House Bakery. I don't think cafe is an officialpart of the name, but it's a food truck on east slaughter,so it's east the thirty five. It's next to a mini golf course,so you can get your put on while you're getting your nominom on and theyhave calache's. They have a brisket Calachi, which I know exists elsewhere but Ihave not tried it anywhere else. So best brisket colatchis and all ofTexas. I will give it my my stamp of Aproofal with that. ButI think the better thing to get because clatchy's. You can get clotch he'sa lot of places, but they also have Cassia's here, which are croissantswith cinnamon roll icing on top of it and they are phenomenal. They're sofreaking good and wonderful and I need to get at least six every time Igo and they usually look at me like you are sharing this with people right, because that's quite a bit of sugar that you're going to ingest, andI said yes, I am, and then I eat them all over thenext week. And they also have very good coffee. So if you're likea Latte Fan, they have a good variety of I was going to sayseasonal drinks, but they're all year round, but like a flavor drinks, likea salted caramel lte or something like that. I've heard good things aboutthat place. I Know Vanessa has been a it's. I've been dying togo, so I need to definitely get mean anytime you go. I donot live that far from there. I will I will also come and getfood with you. I live five minutes from there. My husband said itwas the best cinnamon role he ever had in his life and he didn't realizethat you'd eat in one of my gluten free ones. So I thought itwas very funny. So then when he had the real one, he's like, Holy Crow, that's a rigging endorsement. I like it, I know,and it's a real life story. My last place. I should probablynot do dinner her breakfast, I should say, so I'll do a dinnerish one. I guess you can have this for lunch as well. It'salso pizza and it's pinehouse pizza and pine I think Pinehouse, like legit,does have the best pizza that I've had...

...in Austin and I like a varietyof their options, although the Shruman goat is always my favorite, which isgoat cheese, mushrooms, and I think it's in a rugala mix and butyou know, a lot of a lot of Greens on there too, whichgoes against my traditional you know, make it as unhealthy as possible. I'dargue this is probably a pretty healthy pizza. And I also like pinehouse because,for s all very good customer service, they have a rewards program where,multiple times, you know it's supposed to be like a one use coupeon, they're like I just keep it for next time to like you canuse it again. I said that's very sweet. But there's one moment,like one one night in particular, that I think they elevated. We Iwas meeting a friend there and they have two happy hours. They have likea normal time happy hour and then the late night happy are and our tablehappened to be right underneath the vent that was connected to the kitchen. Sowe're getting all these kitchen smells of how good, you know, pizza tobeing cooked smells good. So we're like we need to get some pizza towe go to order, the kitchen had just closed. We were like fiveminutes too late and instead of just being like I you just missed it,he was like, I tell you what, like you know, the kitchen isclose today, but he gave us a little like token for free pizzathe next time we came and I said that was so. That's nice,so unnecessary. You're right. Yes, yes, they have several inhouse tapsand then a lot of other local breweries are featured there too. So pinehouse, you know what's up. For three years in a row I had abirthday party that included Pinehouse, pizza and laser tag, usually in that order, which is the wrong way to do it, but nothing like running aroundin a dark area with a bunch of little kids sprinting at full speed.I've been there, I mean it is good. I think they have likea pizza, maybe with Pepperoni and honey on it, or Pepperoni and something. I don't know, but I just forget about it, and I liveso close I need to like remember to go there. Well, I hopethis has been the triggering you need for two two of the three spots,since the other one is closed, you can't go to put for the twospots that are still open, you can. You can finally enjoy fantastical Tasha Vanessa, thank you so much for hopping out. If people want to followyou, want to learn more, want to see where their next meal shouldbe, how can they get in touch? They can email us at atx foodchronicles, at gmailcom or to just send us a direct message on instagramor facebook. Excellent, and that is at atx food. Chronicles, justlike it sounds. I guess you're requiring people. are like, you know, relying on people to know how chronicles is spelled. But I think asfar as far as long words go, it's pretty it's pretty easy. Right, chronicles and Narnia as a movie, I don't know. As someone withtwo misspelled words in my handle, I certainly understand the pin. But thefur, like the fat, is pretty hot and tempting. Right. Yes, yes, as it always is. Fantastic. Well, I'm sure youboth will appreciate this. We always end with a Corny joke here, soI hope this one lives that to expectations. But how do you make an appleturnover? I don't know. You just push it downhill. Good afterward. Today people that you're the King of Dad Joke C I swear.

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