It should not come as a surprise that food in Austin is unique; the city has a way of taking trends and giving them an Austin twang. Over the past decade there have been several notable national movements in food, and a couple of those have been adopted by the Texan capital. I am thinking of course about the "farm to table" trend and also the proliferation of food trucks. However, what has happened in Austin is not an exact appropriation of California's local, seasonal restaurant style or Portland's food cart culture. Instead it has developed its own distinct style.
Of course if I was coming to Austin, I was going to find good Texan barbecue and we definitely did (Franklin's as an example). But beyond that, the intrigue was with places that were using high-quality ingredients managing to elevate barbecue to another level. A kind of high-low style that I think is pretty unique. Barbecue made with sustainably raised animals, seasonal variations on classic dishes and an increasedRead More »from RE:find Austin Food with Andrea Grimes