Good People, Cool Things
Good People, Cool Things

Episode 42 · 1 year ago

42: 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 from etx 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, as I know the mascot of virtually every college in the United States. Not Sure I should admit that, but here we are. We're also talking about how they've navigated through the pandemic, some of the most interesting comments they've gotten from people, and a whole lot more before we dive in. If you lets to 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 fun little giveaways going on from the good people cool things shop, which you can also visit by going to good people cool thingscom shop. Very simple, very easy to do. There's lots of good sweaters, mugs, hoodies, hats, wall art, all different kinds of things to keep you looking stylish and you waltz looking stylish too. So while you're being stylish, enjoy this conversation with atx food chronicles. The Way I've been starting is asking a very cliched question, which is for you to give me your elevator pitch. If people don't know who atx food chronicles are, tell us all about that, but also 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 and we both have marking degrees, and so we like to eat food, of course, 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 and it 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 did three years ago and it just kind of blown up ever since. I used to come and visit Tasha like probably once every what two three months, and it was once every other month or maybe once a month. Yeah, it was really often because I lived in San Antonio, and nothing against anyone who lives there, but I was just I was burnt out on it. I went to college there and every time I came into town it was always so fun for us to find a new place to go eat at. She would always kind of be in the know where to go and that I just remember that. One time. Yeah, I can't even tell you. A blogger didn't like it and the next day are that? Like yeah, like the next day or so I was like we should just do this in my main goal for us, Tasha, I don't know, was I just want to go to a restaurant before it opens. That would be so cool. We just 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 you do? I mean I assume the answer is yes, but do you remember the very first restaurant that you posted about? I I would were it was doing. Yeah, you were doing so separately then. So it's like San Antonio and Austin like a mix right. The first one I posted was this ice cream place on in East Austin. I can't remember in the photo is horrible. Oh my gosh, it's embarrassing looking back on it. I should go find it, but it's like an ice cream bowl taken from the side, so you can't even really see the ice cream and the really dim lighting. I've run into that issue many times myself, so I completely empathize where I'm like, this looks great and...

...then I look at it later and it no one does. Not Exactly. That's not look great. But of course you've grown since then and now your photos are wonderful and very enjoyable and well, let thank you the try Effecta have. Tasha, you mentioned that you 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 little bit 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 me in this outfit? Know the angles, you know all that kind of stuff and what kind of gets people to look because you know, when you're posting on Instagram, you literally have, I don't know, probably like ten seconds to get somebody's attention, them to actually read your posts and like the post or send it to somebody or save it or something like that. So I think just along the way through the years we've both just gotten better about it and 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 do you think? Who Are you? Yes, like I want to. I want to hear about brawls that if maybe unfolded. Maybe there's only been like four, five throwdowns. No, just getting super fair amount every day. Yeah, yeah, sorry. There's been a couple times where we both like a different picture, but we just kind of you know, okay, if we'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's just like we're getting double the content. So it's almost sometimes a lot to soart through and like it's really, like I said, the more we do it, the better we've gotten. So lovely. And as far as posting to Instagram, three years is a long time in the social media world and Instagram has had a number of changes. Most recently, hope you're a fan of reels, because that's all instagram seems to like to promote, and now they're I don't even know what the official phrasing is, but they're like batching likes now, so you just see like a massive people liked your post instead of who it was individually. So right, it makes all of that engaging a little more difficult. But have you like, how have you navigated all the changes of instagram? Do you like reels? Are you like video in 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 like informed your strategy over the past few months? Tash, I'll let you take 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 the rules 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 of this event or this place or this restaurant or this hotel, whatever, and just captures your eye in the it that you need to be there. You know what I mean, more so than a picture would. We haven't really done mini reels, but I want us to start doing more, so I surely 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 beforehand of what you want to show, or are you just kind of taking because you know how some people do the transitions, using the aligned tool and having these cool like let me throw a sweater on the camera and then I'll pull it back. I'm in a new outfit kind of thing. It's very impressive. I cannot pull it off. Do you have like, Oh, I guess a storyboard is probably the technical term...

...for it, but like a layout of how you want your reels to look, or is that more of like an after the fact? You put together the best stuff. I mean, for me. It just kind of depends, like we I think I posted about Georgetown, Gen so I know I wanted to do a real to show somebody how to make the drink that I was creating. So I had that in mind. But if I'm going to have been, I always do want to, always do, want to take pictures and then we will take videos and then our main focus. I guess I would say, would you say the pictures, Vanessa? Yeah, I would say so. Yeah, and then if we have enough video content to create a reel, then that's just like an extra bonus. I will say that I personally have been using splice and Teza apps more than actual reels, but I do think it would be beneficial to upload what I've created in those apps into reels and keep them on there. 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, probably not so much Tasha, since she was like a tick Tock Aficionatto. I watched too much tick pop. Yeah, it hearkens. I was I'm not going to say I was a big vine user, but I was on vine and would occasionally play around and reels reminded me very much of vine. But you have, I guess, now five times the time, since you can go up to thirty seconds. But I kind of want to just take my old vines that I had from back in the damn post them. They will be very out of context and almost none of them are food related, but it'll will still be great. Just saved on your phone or what? Because you know, Vine went away. Fine, did go away. I think they're saved on a hard drive and I also at one point uploaded several to youtube. 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 coming over 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 like corny pickup lines and rap freestyle like fails, which were like the big thing of vine back in whenever I was on at two thousand and thirteen or two fourteen. So it's certainly not my best us to work, but it's completed work already that very few people have seen. So it just seems like so easy to drop it in. You know why not? You could probably and 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 of it on instagram. It'll be great. It'll be great. Tush, I want to go back to the cocktail that you were talking about and how to make a drink. I'm y'all's episode is going to be the last episode before Thanksgiving, taking the wall at a week off for Thanksgiving and obviously the holiday season continues up until the new year. So what are some of the good cocktails that we can be making at home here, since a lot of us probably aren't doing much traveling for the holidays, but maybe people still want to drink heavily. So what do you recommend? So I'm actually going to pass this over to the Nessa because she came up with a recipe. I guess maybe she had found with some vodka. Actually, we had this, what was it last Wednesday on Veterans Day. We had a little picnic and it was delicious. I think it's about the perfect fault cocktail. Yeah, so I had some trader Joe's spiced CIDER, not alcoholic, but I had it in my fridge. So then, of course, I went on Pinterest and I found a apple spiced cider mule. So it was ginger beer the apple cider with some vodka and we added some fresh orange and cinnamon stick. It was delicious. It honestly just tasted like fall in a cup. But apart from that, cocktail awesome. Eat ciders recently relaunched their cranberry CIDER and I had 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 two different picnics this week and I had like the CIDER was amazing and I had it with the Chumoi rim. Now, I know that's not a traditional fall treat, but Chimoi Lindia has really good rim dippers and it really made a cider that much better. So good. It sounds wonderful. I just tried the Austin East siders Seltzer, since apparently everyone is in the Seltzer game now right. Those are good too. Yes, would recommend dangerous them in terms of they're not ta stick at all like alcohol. Exactly. And the picnicking brings 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 place is 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 have you been able to still showcase all this different food? Because you still have been and you're still going to picnics. You're still showing US food that you can get, you know, curb side pick up like that. How have you managed to still give us the goods, even if we can't be dining at these places? Personally, I think that restaurants now more than ever, needing our support. So we've had an outpouring of restaurant and even just local bakers. You know anybody who's doing a side hustle that maybe it started off as a side hustle that is now their full time job, just wanting some exposure. So I feel like been getting a lot of things to go and and or going in during a non busy time and dining in on typically we like to do patios right tash right, right, proud of you. Make sure we're social distancing away from other people aren't awkwardly staring at us while we're taking photos. I don't care about that anymore, not after an apple spiced to vodka. It truly does make everything just seem less less important, all the peripherals of people coming around. What's like the strangest comment someone has said to you while you're doing your thing? Oh my gosh. So one time we had gone to old thousand and we were just, you know, taken photos, doing our own thing, and then I had, I think I had posted it on my personal page that we were there something and some girl had, I guess. I don't know what she did. I think you put it on her story and we're talking about how we didn't eat all this food and food bloggers are so wasteful and did it at a dud just kind of just and she knowed you. Yeah, she had tagged me in and I was just like I'm trying to like backtrack, like where was this girl or wh she's sitting on and I'm like okay, but I was just like it just really caught me off guard and it was just such a negative thing that I was just I was shocked, but, Um, I think I ended up giving her some kind of response like you don't know what I did or 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 you saw whenever you got there. I'll be honest. That day we had gone out and eating ice cream beforehand. We went to Dulcha, what's it called? Dulcha Vissio, and then, yeah, to hold nose into for a hosted dinner and we got, you know, when we could. We go to restaurants, they tend to give us extra food because they wanted photographed and we almost always take it to go, which was the case. But she saw that we, quote unquote, didn't eat all the food and so she just got very offended and she made some snide comments about influencers being wasteful and that 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 in the background. It's great. I think that is always kind of an element to things. Like most people are just curious about what's going on. Like I've had people come up and they'll be like or you some sort of food photographer, and I'm like very good deductive skills there, and I'll, you know, I'll shoot the ball with them for a little bit and they're connecting the die. Yeah, very we got a lot of Sherlock Holmes is out here in Austin I. But you know, they're just I mean this is again precovid, but like they're excited to just be out and about, and so I'll, you know, I'll always chat with folks like that. And then occasionally I'll get people who are just like it's like the worst what you're doing, 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 in their lap and maybe like throwing some mashed potatoes in their eyes, then I could I could see a snide comment following that, but it sounds like that was not the case. And so, although I don't know, maybe you're with you secretly did due. No, I mean I never talked to her all time I was there. No, and I feel like tash and I are like very nice to wait staff and everything. So I mean, I don't really know what any but I never thought anybody could say anything negative like that about us. And then she messaged are tagged Tasha, and then you learned 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 atx food chronicles, there's been probably four or five times where somebody thinks that were part of the Austin Chronicle and I didn't ever think about that when we came up 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 have to start your own, maybe like once a month, periodical that you can you can distribute to some of the local businesses around her and then you can say actually, yes, I am here with the newspaper. That's such a great 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 up watching an episode of Shit's Creek, and so I think your question is very tangentially related to this and so we're very excited to dive into it. But you asked what are you like to be asked what your favorite fictional show or fictional character is, and I feel like you've got more than one that you're you've got it the ready. I feel like you and I have had many a 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 this once and right. I mean in my opinion. Yeah, yeah, but my current favorite is Shit's creek, which, thanks for the call out. I thought that was a joke. Gone. My favorite character is Myra. She's just so overthetop and everything she says cracks me up. But my all time 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 really witty. 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 to it. I know my sister was a big fan and would watch it very often growing up. I thought they just talked very fast. That was my takeaway from it. I know their names are rory and Laura lie and that's I 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 have a BNB, but I'd Bun in the hill country. Air BMB's I feel like 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 if you like to cook, yeah, I think the B and B would be fun. So I could have like a little bakery downstairs. I could sell some 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 air at a BNB. It's like, oh, that's charming. You know, I'll sit down and and talk while she's knitting. But if that's in your air 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 for the support. I'm here for you. I'm here, Rory. That was perfect. Thank you. Thank you, Tasha. Do you have a contribution or do you only watch realistic television and no fictional? So I don't really have 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 own self watching these shows, but I'd like to watch anything that's on investigation discovery. I don't know why. I've just always been into crime since I was young, and just people are crazy. People are crazy it. Do you have a memorable it doesn't have to be a favorite, but like a memorable crime that you've learned about. So actually, I recently watched a documentary on Netflix and was a about this guy who was over the town that he thought the town people were treating him horribly, and maybe this happened in like two thousand and six or two thousand and eight. So he liked built this nondestruct this nondestructible bulldozer, and he just like plowed through the town, plowed through buildings and was like shooting people, and he did it for hours and they could not stop him. It was just crazy that somebody came up with that. I thought that was fascinating. I don't remember that happening. I think it happened in Nebraska. I can't really remember. I can't even remember the 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 tread that's what it is. treaded. Right. Okay, what a wonderful Combo crime, TV and food. I pushed it was breaking point. A mystery wilder quietly fortify as a bulldozer and systematically destroys numerous businesses and homes and the small 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 a lot, but I don't know if I want to watch it. I good the field definitely interesting. Absolutely. I always enjoy a good crime. Obviously, like true kind, podcasts are the big thing over the past, too small. I'll peek in on those every once in a while. I just learned about a podcast which I also do not remember the name of. It is called unsolved and it's a buzzfeed podcast that looks at sports conspiracy theories and so topical, with the NBA draft coming...

...out actually tonight as of the airing of this episode, all about how, in one thousand nine hundred and eighty five, it was the very first draft lottery and they basically wanted to rig it 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 knicks card in it, so they knew which one to like pull out, or that they like banged it against the side of the Little Ball Turner that they used, and it's just like so fascinating how many conspiracy theories there are about like literally an envelope with a card in it. Interesting so why? I like that and I think you'll definitely like the one about McDonald. I think it's on HBO about how the Mega millions seeing was ragged like from a family how I've seen that. So good. Right. Yeah, I have not seen that, but that sounds great. I'm in I'm all about I'm all about rigged things and conspiracy. there. It is fantastic and I'll also give while we're on the topic of fictional characters, we've been rewatching sister sister, which is on Netflix, and that's why I never really watched it regularly growing up. 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 looking for a guy, and it's just like at one point, like one character disappears 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 watched it 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 jumped the shark in season four, but it's still it still makes me laugh multiple times an episode, and I think that's all you can ask for out of your nine s sitcoms, and I guess two fasts it comes to but because I am currently rewatching Dawson's Creek, it's just in the background and my husband is 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 the right one. Wait a minute, wait a minute, like they didn't get the rights to Paula Cole or something. So they have. Yes, another so 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 moved to Austin. So James Vanderbeek. Yes, he's in Austin now. So I had posted something like I hate their new theme song, and she said that that was supposed to be their original theme song, that the other theme song was just one that I don't know listen, but the I don't want to 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 in terms of like is it you know? Is it like Grunge Rock? Does it sound like Dave Matthews Band did it, or is it also like a slow sort of ballad? You know, I'm trying to it's just a horrible slow ballot. I don't know. I was trying to look it up on my spotify and I don't want to click the wrong thing. I just maybe this will just convinced lowly out to go press play on the first episode of Dawson's Creek on Netflix so you can see what I'm talking about. I mean I'm going to and I feel like it's going to ruin my night. So thank you and a dance. Really welcome for that. That's that is like a 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. Would highly recommend that show. For the longest time they couldn't release it because they didn't have the rights to all of the music and like that show. Without the music, it's like Dawnson's creek without I don't want to wait. It's just a shell of itself. Exactly. OKAYNESS, were getting down a wild TV 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 finished dexter last week and I was so depressed for like a day. I'm not going to give away anything case somebody hasn't watched it, I did have that show 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 always heard seasons one and four were the best ones and of the for that I watched, I would agree with that. But when I was like early on in 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 you know what I'm talking about, and they I was like, why would you ask that, like that's I know. What would your Fay phrase it that way? Of like revealing what happens. When I clearly said I'm watching because at the time, like that was the most recent season. So if I'm watching it, clearly I was. Thought when Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince came out, I had got my book and that night somebody else to bed read it and they told me Dumbledore died and I wanted to go cry because I wasn't you just ruined everything for me. I also had that book ruined. 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 to twenty years like no, no, it was. I had it. I also 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 was just can't read a book in a month when we're living life. You know I did. That's true. Yes, now. Well, I mean it also 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. Maybe I was. I was probably in college by then, but either way, either way, it was ruined for me and I almost did it read it until the seventh book came and then I was like, I guess I should read this six book. No regrets. Well, moving from the world of wizardry to the world of Real Life Food in Austin, we always like to end with the top three, and this is going to be a pretty broad question, but it was also your own recommendation. So, Tasha, you can blame Vanessa if you're having trouble with this answer, since this was her suggestion. Some options. Definitely is a loaded question ate us so many places. Well, you can either give your top three favorite restaurants in Austin or let'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 China family. It's a Chinese restaurant off of the airport. They have really good food and they have like Flash Fried ringings and then there there rice is really good too, so I definitely recommend getting that. I really love pizza. I could eat pizza every day,...

...which is so annoying to my family because I like, what do you want to eat? I'm like, let's just go get pizza, but there's a place in West Lake called Mary's Coremet Pizza and they have really good pizza. They also have blue free options for Vanessa and they have salads to like huge salads. So definitely check that place out. And then Italian food and Diamo by the domain like top notch, top notch, so good and a great name as well. Any restaurant name you can yell sounds fancy, you know, amazing. It's the only way I can 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 because I 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 to place, but I will echo what Tasha said. Mary's Gourmet Pizza has my favorite 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 wraps to 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 is and they have my favorite beef heat and Nacho's, like I could go there at least once a week. That doesn't sound like much, but I'm telling you, my husband is over it would have ringing in door smit like he he is more obsessed with chew he's, which it's not bad, but I would prefer a little hole in the wall. And then my last favorite dish is revelry bar and kitchen on the east side. They have my favorite Brussel sprouts that I've had anywhere. You can ask Tasha. I'm like a Brussel Sprout horder when it comes to them, and it's really sad, but they have like bacon in them. They're like tossed in this nice it tastes like a taraakey honey sauce and it has Togarashi, which is like a spicy Japanese seasoning on top. So freaking amazing. He's like a Brussel Spouse confier. Have you tried Phoebees Diners Brussel sprouts. I hadn't do. I need to add it to my list, I think you might. I was just introduced to this diner as a whole just a couple weeks ago. It's where the pizza patrone used to be, if you're familiar with that, on south first and HMM whatever, that crosstreet US old tour if I think, and it is also the pizza patrone, I am the only person to rely who thought it looked exactly like will ferrell wearing a hat. And I would I would tell 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 is that it's will ferrell from anchor man with a hat. So it's Ron Burgundy with 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. I digress. But PHOEBE's diner is now in that area and I was ordering from there and I looked I was like what should I get? What are the people recommend and some review was like the Brussel sprouts are the best I've ever had. 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 and they were not wrong on any accounts.

Like they're very good Brussel sprouts and they 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 me posted. 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 are three of your favorite places? Our favorite? Oh No, okay, table kept turn. 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 like a mix of favorite places. I'm okay. Can I make one of mine? 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 like a year and a half ago, I just had like a mental health holiday that I had taken from work. I was like, I just want to take a Friday off in June and I went to the funkadelic just like out of 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 they had these truro waffles that were just like so wonderful and you could throw some chicken on if you wanted. You can keep it vegetarian. Just keep the waffles and fruit and they had like a Horchata whipped cream that you could put on it and Oh wow, very well done, funkadelic. We miss you. Please come back in another form. And then, I guess, kind of 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 official part 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 they have calache's. They have a brisket Calachi, which I know exists elsewhere but I have not tried it anywhere else. So best brisket colatchis and all of Texas. I will give it my my stamp of Aproofal with that. But I think the better thing to get because clatchy's. You can get clotch he's a lot of places, but they also have Cassia's here, which are croissants with cinnamon roll icing on top of it and they are phenomenal. They're so freaking good and wonderful and I need to get at least six every time I go 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, and I said yes, I am, and then I eat them all over the next week. And they also have very good coffee. So if you're like a Latte Fan, they have a good variety of I was going to say seasonal drinks, but they're all year round, but like a flavor drinks, like a salted caramel lte or something like that. I've heard good things about that place. I Know Vanessa has been a it's. I've been dying to go, so I need to definitely get mean anytime you go. I do not live that far from there. I will I will also come and get food with you. I live five minutes from there. My husband said it was the best cinnamon role he ever had in his life and he didn't realize that you'd eat in one of my gluten free ones. So I thought it was 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 probably not do dinner her breakfast, I should say, so I'll do a dinner ish one. I guess you can have this for lunch as well. It's also 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 variety of their options, although the Shruman goat is always my favorite, which is goat cheese, mushrooms, and I think it's in a rugala mix and but you know, a lot of a lot of Greens on there too, which goes against my traditional you know, make it as unhealthy as possible. I'd argue 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 coupe on, they're like I just keep it for next time to like you can use 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 I was meeting a friend there and they have two happy hours. They have like a normal time happy hour and then the late night happy are and our table happened to be right underneath the vent that was connected to the kitchen. So we're getting all these kitchen smells of how good, you know, pizza to being cooked smells good. So we're like we need to get some pizza to we go to order, the kitchen had just closed. We were like five minutes 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 is close today, but he gave us a little like token for free pizza the next time we came and I said that was so. That's nice, so unnecessary. You're right. Yes, yes, they have several inhouse taps and 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 a birthday party that included Pinehouse, pizza and laser tag, usually in that order, which is the wrong way to do it, but nothing like running around in 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 like a pizza, maybe with Pepperoni and honey on it, or Pepperoni and something. I don't know, but I just forget about it, and I live so close I need to like remember to go there. Well, I hope this 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 two spots that are still open, you can. You can finally enjoy fantastical Tasha Vanessa, thank you so much for hopping out. If people want to follow you, want to learn more, want to see where their next meal should be, how can they get in touch? They can email us at atx food chronicles, at gmailcom or to just send us a direct message on instagram or facebook. Excellent, and that is at atx food. Chronicles, just like it sounds. I guess you're requiring people. are like, you know, relying on people to know how chronicles is spelled. But I think as far 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 with two misspelled words in my handle, I certainly understand the pin. But the fur, like the fat, is pretty hot and tempting. Right. Yes, yes, as it always is. Fantastic. Well, I'm sure you both will appreciate this. We always end with a Corny joke here, so I hope this one lives that to expectations. But how do you make an apple turnover? 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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